Summer-time with only a part-time job and (*gasp*) no homework, has left me with enough time to catch up on a lot of the TV-watching that I've been meaning to do for a long time (yeay!). So I finished up all of due South
and I've been keeping up with NCIS
and Doctor Who
(The Doctor! And Captain Jack! And Martha! And The Master! And YEay!) and to a lesser extent House
(I have yet to see the last few episodes of season 3) as they've come out (I love you TV-on-the-internet). Also I fell in love with Blood Ties
, which is based on a series of books that I love!
But lately I've been watching Buffy
for the first time. I realize that most of you will be surprised that I haven't
seen all of (or most of) Buffy
yet, especially since I love both Angel
. But I never really got into it before now. I'll admit that at the peak of it's popularity there was definitely an element of "I will not submit to peer pressure" going on there, but also I did watch a few episodes and I never really liked Buffy (not BtVS
but Buffy. Now you realize why I'm being careful with Italics in this post), she always seemed whiny and girly and kinda boring to me, and it's not easy to love a show when you really don't
love the main character. (I actually had the same problem with Angel
, but for some reason [I think it was because I loved the sidebar characters and the story-lines more] I still loved the show and I actually grew to love Angel too. But it definitely took long enough.) Anyway I've just now finished the second season of Buffy
(and I've just rented the third), and I'm really enjoying it. I still don't like Buffy, but my love for Xander and for Spike and Dru knows no bounds! Also Willow and Giles are the coolness, and I love seeing the slow development of Cordy, especially knowing how things go in Angel
In other news, apparently the series finale of Stargate: SG-1
just aired in the States. I'm sad to see it go, especially since I really enjoy the new dynamic with Cameron and Vala, but on the up side we still have ten seasons of a good show to look back on.
I first started watching Stargate
back before Season Six had aired in Canada (I don't remember what year it was, but definitely somewhere in the middle of High School) and just as Seasons Five and Six were coming out on DVD (there was only a few months between them I remember). My very first episode was Urgo from season three, I randomly came across it when I was watching TV. I enjoyed it, but I didn't think that it was anything special (I have since changed my mind about this, I love this episode, it's just so much better when you know the characters). About a month or so later my brother and his friends rented season one and had a marathon (I don't remember why, but I know that J hadn't really watched it before). I wasn't around for the marathon, but the next day I joined in with my brother and we picked up where they'd left off the night before, which was on disk four of season one. My real introduction to SG-1 started with the episodes Singularity, Solitudes and Tin Man, and from there on in I was hooked. I started it again from the beginning and slowly worked my way through all of the seasons and managed to get several other people hooked as well. Stargate
was the way that I got into fanfiction and through that the culture of online fandom which eventually I extended to include many other shows that I love. I've been told that I can relate anything back to Stargate
and there was certainly a time in high school when I both could and did. I haven't finished watching season ten yet, partially because I'm in denial and want to keep the new episodes for a long as possible, but also because I'm going to buy it on DVD and this is going to be the last time that I'll be able to see new episodes on DVD (something that I haven't done since season seven).
So inspired by a similar post by kuwdora
here are a few sets of favourites from the 10 years of the series.( A few favourites after 10 years of my favourite show. )
I'll miss not having new episodes, but other than that it's kind of hard to miss a show that has ten seasons to continue watching over and over, and reams of good fic out there to be read.