Gotcha

Jan. 16th, 2010 04:40 pm
ladysophiekitty: (VM: sarcasm)
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I've been thinking about the whole gotcha thing today. Gotcha, like when a movie or a show or a book does something that you weren't expecting at all, or maybe that you'd been suspecting.

Sometimes, a gotcha can be really great. But sometimes it just makes me feel angry and cheated. Gotcha, Zack is Gormagon's apprentice. Gotcha, Cordelia got possessed by an evil demon and is now in a coma. Gotcha, Boyd is a bad guy, and now he blew himself up. Gotcha, characters you like are written off the show.

But Adelle is a HBIC and I fucking love her. *needs an Adelle and a Topher icon*

Date: 2010-01-17 12:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] girly-scribbles.livejournal.com
Gotta love a good gotcha moment!!
Whedon does them best in my opinion :)

Date: 2010-01-18 03:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladysophiekitty.livejournal.com
Yeah, what did you think of the latest eps?

Date: 2010-01-17 12:54 am (UTC)
ext_210408: (Bones - Emily - Profile/2010 TCA's)
From: [identity profile] vamp926.livejournal.com
GOTCHA! LMAO!

BUT SERIOUSLY, THAT EPISODE....

I LOVE TOPHER!VICTOR

Date: 2010-01-18 03:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladysophiekitty.livejournal.com
TOPHER!VICTOR IS AMAZING AND I LOVE HIM.

I LOVE WHEN TONY WAS LIKE, "I DON'T FEEL ANY DIFFERENT" AND THEN BAM! HE KICKS THE BAD GUYS BUTTS AND HE'S LIKE, "OH, THAT'S NEW"

PRIYA: SUDDENLY I'M OK WITH THIS.

Date: 2010-01-17 03:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] accordingtomel.livejournal.com
Yup, I agree with you about the "gotcha" moments. Sometimes they can be like mind-blowingly AWESOME!!! Other times.....they can make me want to break down and sob. Or just break something in general, LOL! The Zack being Gormagon thing is a GREAT example of that.

I wish I had something more useful to say, but alas....I do not ;)

Date: 2010-01-18 03:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladysophiekitty.livejournal.com
Yeah, totally.

I remember feeling really pissed off when they showed Zack and wondering if it was really happening. C'mon, Zack???

Date: 2010-01-17 12:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inspirera.livejournal.com
HAHA I KNOW THIS ALREADY.

Hmm. Zack though... they kinda made that work in some ways, IMO, though in other ways it was a total screw-over, and then it's like SHIT WE WENT TOO FAR, LET'S BACKTRACK, NO HE DIDN'T ACTUALLY KILL ANYONE. Grr. IDK.

It's kinda funny in mystery shows when they have to like backtrack and basically explain the gotcha to you, like in Midsomer Murders, they have to basically explain the whole thing so you GET it, when they reveal the murderer etc...

Date: 2010-01-18 03:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladysophiekitty.livejournal.com
The Zack thing didn't work for me at all, but I hated the backtracking thing too. Especially since they didn't do anything with it! It was like, "LOL I KILLED THAT GUY EXCEPT I REALLY DIDN'T NOW I'M GOING TO DISAPPEAR AND NOTHING'S GONNA HAPPEN KTHXBI."
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Date: 2010-01-18 03:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladysophiekitty.livejournal.com
Yeah, I totally agree with that.

Or when it completely contradicts the character. Watching season 4 of Angel can be really painful because it's like, "That's not my Cordelia!" and you'd think that her friends who know her really well would be like, "Hmmmm, Cordelia's acting weird. I wonder what's wrong with her?" Or hey, part of Angel's deal would be for her to wake up. It's Wolfrom and Hart, I'm sure they have a way! What happened to the Angel that wouldn't let anything bad happen to her, that goes batshit crazy whenever something does?

Or when writers are like, "LOL it has to be someone. Let's use the biggest shock value!"

Date: 2010-01-17 08:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pullmytrigger.livejournal.com
I am so angered by recent Dollhouse episodes I am considering not watching the final one. Srsly. It may be weird- but I am that upset by it.

Date: 2010-01-18 03:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladysophiekitty.livejournal.com
Yeah, it bothered me.

It didn't make much sense, and it was one of those things that now whenever I rewatch an episode, I'll have to think of Boyd as evil. I hate that!

Date: 2010-01-18 12:20 am (UTC)
ext_16618: ([DH] Did I fall sleep?)
From: [identity profile] killmotion.livejournal.com
I love your layout, all the colors are pretty!

I do love "gotchas" though. Dollhouse omg. ONE MORE EP. ALKSDSAL D:

Date: 2010-01-18 03:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladysophiekitty.livejournal.com
Thank you! &hearts

OMG I KNOW JUST ONE MORE HOW SAD.

At least they gave us a whole season?

You need to get on aim more, missy!

Date: 2010-01-18 03:46 am (UTC)
ext_16618: ([TSCC] Renegade futureman)
From: [identity profile] killmotion.livejournal.com
Yeah. I love DH to bits but if it was TSCC that got a third season and DH never got the second season in the first place, I'd have been happy. A bit bitter but happy. Idg why TSCC did so bad ratings-wise when Terminator movies are HUGE, who WOULDN'T want to see more Terminator goodness each week? Or we could have had BOTH somehow. I hate FOX so much sometimes.

I try! I'm ALWAYS downloading stuff and AIM doesn't work when I download stuff! It's wacky.

Date: 2010-01-18 10:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dabhug.livejournal.com
I just posted about this today. I was absolutely FLABBERGASTED about Boyd. I trusted him and thought that he was the one true good guy in the whole show.

And, Topher, someone that I haven't liked since the beginning, has been growing on me. Poor thing.

Date: 2010-01-19 01:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladysophiekitty.livejournal.com
I know! I was like, "What? Boyd? How could that be?"

He deserves like, an academy award or something. The character, I mean. LOL

Yeah, I felt sort of "meh" about Topher last season but this season I've just loved him. Fran Kranz, the guy who plays him, is really awesome, too. That just makes me like Topher more!

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