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Episodes meme 
18th-Feb-2017 12:43 am
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I've been doing absolutely nothing productive in the last two weeks, out of a combination of bad sleep, lots of work, seeing friends and the Sims 3. (I only install the Sims when I'm giving myself permission to not be very productive; I hadn't written anything for a week or two beforehand anyway.) I miss you guys and don't have many plans this weekend. Let's do a meme.

Relevant fandoms: Buffy, Angel, Orphan Black, Steven Universe, Jessica Jones, Agent Carter, Dark Angel, Korra, Last Airbender, Supergirl, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, No 6, Black Butler, Pretty Little Liars, Being Human, White Collar. I'll give Luke Cage, Glee or Dollhouse a go if you like, too.

Gacked from EVERYONE:

Name an episode (or episodes, as many as you like) from one of the following shows [or perhaps books from series?] and I will tell you the following about it.

What I like about it.

What I don't like about it.

Favorite line.

Best performance.

A scene/idea from it that's particularly interesting to me.

Something I would have changed to make the episode better.

This was originally posted at http://lokifan.dreamwidth.org/356995.html. Comment wherever you like :)
18th-Feb-2017 01:35 am (UTC)
Jessica Jones: I've Got the Blues
18th-Feb-2017 04:44 am (UTC)

Ooh how about Crazy Ex Girlfriend: Who Needs Josh When You Have a Girl Group?

18th-Feb-2017 09:22 am (UTC)
Buffy: Intervention (because I just watched that this week).
18th-Feb-2017 12:14 pm (UTC)
Being Human, Season 3, "The Longest Day".
18th-Feb-2017 12:30 pm (UTC)
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Will Scarsdale Like Josh's Shayna Punim?
20th-Feb-2017 11:10 pm (UTC)
What I like about it: THE SONGS. "Streisand and Hitler!" I love how specifically Jewish (& American) it is - like, I can tell I'm not getting some of the jokes because cultural assumptions aren't getting explained, and I really like that.

Also Rebecca's gorgeous dress and make-up and AMAZING up-do.

Best part is 100000% the last scene and audience-surrogate therapist being SO HAPPY (and I love that actress) and then noooooooooooooooooooooooo Rebecca runs from self-awareness.

What I don't like about it: Josh and Rebecca's mum teaming up is perfect for the storyline but it made me cringe, haha.

Favorite line: All of Rebecca vs Audra! Or "maybe because Jewish people's DNA is literally imprinted with our past trauma. It's something called epigenetics, look it up." So perfectly Rebecca in every way that was really memorable for me.

Best performance: Patti is amazing and Rachel Bloom remains fabulous, but I have to give it to Tovah Feldshuh.

A scene/idea from it that's particularly interesting to me: Obvious answer: the season arc of Rebecca wanting Josh to fix all her past traumas and difficulties and how that's impossible. Slightly more subtly, the pain and weirdness of having him encounter stuff from her real life and not react "right" or understand at all.

The part I really identified with is that Rebecca has this trauma and pain related to her family and community, but it's not actually abuse or even anything she can point to and say THIS WAS WRONG (that'd be her father). And she does still treat them as family. But it also sucks massively to bring a romantic partner home and have them not see any of the darkness under the surface. Think of Naomi's manipulation and how Josh is bewildered at first, but not angry, and very quickly on board. I mean he couldn't know most of it and doesn't think in those power-dynamics-in-dysfunctional-families, but I think it's making Rebecca feel crazy in way she actually isn't when Josh doesn't see what lies beneath. (Although of course some of it is exaggerated by her pov.)

Something I would have changed to make the episode better: Maybe cut some of the candy storyline from the office? Or have more Paula in it, being scheming and bitchy ♥
18th-Feb-2017 12:47 pm (UTC)
Angel: Birthday AND/OR Buffy: Selfless
18th-Feb-2017 02:12 pm (UTC)
seconding the desire to hear thoughts on Selfless! one of my favs.
18th-Feb-2017 01:29 pm (UTC)
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19th-Feb-2017 01:59 pm (UTC)
Crazy Ex Girlfriend's "Josh and I go to Los Angeles" and/or Angel's "Home"
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