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I can't be even slightly tactful about this any more, you have GOT to be kidding me


I’ve learned that Black Lightning, the high-profile drama based on the DC character, which had a big production commitment at Fox, is on the move and likely to land at the CW. The project comes from Greg Berlanti, king of the CW’s DC universe...I hear Fox brass ultimately decided that the superhero show was not a good fit into its already crowded genre drama space that includes the DC/WBTV series Gotham and Lucifer

(Article is found on deadline, but won't let me link because of 'spam patterns being detected')


Nothing against this show in particular, but it's starting to look like every single 8pm timeslot on the CW is going to be DC shows from Greg Berlanti next year! (And that's not including Riverdale). Meanwhile their other shows orders are being drastically cut, and we've got to wait until April for iZombie :(

Enough already! If they're going to have 5 out of 10 hours devoted to superhero shows with very similar formulas, can they at least *consider* expanding to the same three hours per night as the other networks?! I wouldn't care as much if they had more space for other genres of shows, but as it is, it's starting to look like they must as well rename the network if Black Lightning goes ahead. Over half of their output is going to be by the same voice next year in that case
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The CW renews Supernatural, DC superhero shows, and more

The CW has given early renewals to seven returning series, including Supernatural and the entire DC superhero lineup. Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Supernatural, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and Jane the Virgin have all been renewed for the 2017-2018 season, the network announced at the Television Critics Association’s press tour on Sunday.

The future remains unclear for other returning shows like The Originals — flagship series The Vampire Diaries is ending this year — as well as midseason entries The 100 and iZombie. It was previously announced that Reign would end after season 4. New dramas Frequency and No Tomorrow were previously not picked up for full seasons, with their fates still to be determined, while Archie drama Riverdale has yet to launch.
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Which TV shows did you start watching in 2016?

The Good Place, Black Mirror, Suits


Which TV shows did you let go of in 2016?

Well The Good Wife ended obviously, but otherwise I'm mostly still keeping up with everything


Which TV shows did you mean to get into but didn't in 2016? Why?

Luke Cage. I just never seem to get around to it/feel all that excited to get started, but it is one of the shows that I do want to catch up with at some point this year.


Which TV shows do you intend on checking out in 2017?

Umm a LOT lol. I seem to keep coming across shows on Netflix that I would like to try out, primarily The Crown and Stranger Things. I'd like to give The Originals another try sometime now that TVD is almost over :sniffs: I'm also thinking of checking out Riverdale in January, I need another teen show to start following now that TVD and PLL are coming to an end :P And I wasn't all that excited for The Good Wife spin-off originally, but lately everything I'm hearing has got me pretty hopeful that it will be a good follow-up


Which TV show impressed you least in 2016?

The Vampire Diaries isn't impressing me that much at the moment to be honest. It's not awful, but I guess that I was hoping for more after all the talk of Kevin Williamson coming back, going out with a bang etc, yet so far it's very much business as usual... The premiere was very good, but since then I can't say that there's been much to impress me, and I'm not a big fan of The Sirens after all the hype that they got as the best villains that TVD has ever had. And the way that Tyler's death was handled was...strange. I am looking forward to Stefan and Damon being switched off together after the hiatus though lol


Which TV shows do you think you’ll never let go of no matter how crappy they get?

I don't know really, I think I tend to stick with most of my shows longer than I probably should, just because I can't let go of the characters once I've really become attached to a show. Probably Doctor Who is the best example of a show that I'm very unlikely to ever let go of though. It changes so much every few years, making it a pretty adaptable show to follow, even if the current showrunner or Doctor isn't doing it for you

Your main fandom of the year?

I don't think I really have main fandoms any more since so much of fandom moved to tumblr? The shows I've talked about the most this year though are probably Gilmore Girls and The X-Files, so clearly I'm still living in the past *g* I'm hoping to get back into my X-Files re-watch soon actually, I've still got seasons 6-9 left to finish this year


Your favorite book read this year?

Goodreads year in review Out of all of them, A Little Life made the biggest impression on me


Your favorite TV show(s) of the year?

It's hard to pick a favourite, but the shows that I'm currently watching are The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, iZombie, Empire (I'm behind though), The Big Bang Theory, The Good Place, Doctor Who, From Dusk Till Dawn, Wentworth, Daredevil, and Suits


Your favorite Film of the year?

I guess Straight Outta Compton. Showing my ignorance here, but tbh I'd never heard of that band before, so it was really interesting following their story as someone who was unfamiliar with pretty much all of it :P Oh and it's not a film obviously lol, but I also want to add that I absolutely loved the BBC adaption of And Then There Were None!


Your best new fandom discovery of the year?

Suits


Your fandom that made an unexpected comeback this year?

That would be both The X-Files and Gilmore Girls coming back :D


Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year?

Honestly I was pretty disappointed by Suicide Squad, the trailer really hyped it up for me and got me excited for something amazing, and then I just wasn't that blown away by the end result :( I did enjoy the first half the most with the intro of all the characters and their backstories, but then once we got into the story proper I just found all of the action moments really incoherant and boring. I guess that I'm going to have to accept that most superhero films and action films really aren't my thing, but this was a disappointment after the characters and the premise appealed to me so much. The marketing for this film was A+


Your fandom boyfriend(s) of the year?

Harvey Specter from Suits, he had me swooning!!


Your fandom girlfriend(s) of the year?

Harley Quinn. Even though I was ultimately let down by the film, I still think she's pretty fascinating, and I'd love to see more of her. Oh and I also loved Jessica from Suits, what a fabulous character


Your biggest squee moment of the year?

The Gilmore Girls revival of course! The X-Files was a bit more all over the place IMO, it came across like they hadn't really thought through how it would work to come up with six individual episodes and make a regular tv season of it, whereas I was very happy with how GG wrapped everything up for the characters. (I mean The X-Files wasn't my biggest disappointment of the year or anything, I don't want to overstate it, but it definitely could have been better and had a rushed feel about it.)


The most missed of your old fandoms?

Buffy and Hannibal
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comment with a fandom (or more than one) & I'll answer

the character i least understand
interactions i enjoyed the most
the character who scares me the most
the character who is mostly like me
hottest looks character
one thing i dislike about my fave character
one thing i like about my hated character
a quote or scene that haunts me
a death that left me indifferent
a character i wish died but didn’t
my ship that never sailed
frelling_tralk: (Oz win by fftf)
Tribune Media Company Resurrects Television Without Pity, Networks Prepare For New Wave Of Snark!

The devilish little mascot of Television Without Pity, the TV recap site that was the progenitor of so many other recap and review sites, has lain dormant for two years, since owner NBC Universal shuttered it in April 2014. But Tuesday, visitors to televisionwithoutpity.com were greeted with a message from the site’s new owners, Tribune Media Company: "Welcome Back, You Devil."

Given the preponderance of pop-culture publications currently offering recaps and reviews, and given that most of the original writers had long departed, it seemed likely that TWoP would stay dead.

We reached out to Tribune and received the following statement from Josh Cogswell, Tribune Media’s chief product officer:

“Television Without Pity was once one of the best destinations for TV commentary. An overwhelming number of fans — including us — were saddened that it shut down. So we bought it and are now working with some of the industry's favorite talent, influencers and strategic partners on a relaunch. We can’t share anything more at this time, but to all fans past and present: Stay tuned.”




I know that a lot of people had issues with that site and the moderators, but any new discussion forum is a plus for me :D
frelling_tralk: (Dollhouse B&W by rocklogic)
Which TV shows did you start watching in 2015?

I really need to get into more new shows, I don't think that I did pick up any new shows this year other than Daredevil! I'm currently watching The Vampire Diaries, The Good Wife, The Big Bang Theory, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who (all pretty old now), and the only newish shows that I'm following are iZombie, Daredevil, and From Dusk Till Dawn. Otherwise most of my tv time goes to re-watching my DVDs of older shows

Oh and I am currently watching early seasons of How I Met Your Mother on Netflix! I watched season 1 a while ago and always meant to catch up with some more, then I subscribed to Netflix for Jessica Jones and found that HIMYM was on there as well, so I've just caught up with seasons 2 and 3.


Which TV shows did you mean to get into but didn't in 2015? Why?

I hate to say this because my flist has been so enthusiastic about this show and I really wanted to join in the squee, but...Jessica Jones :( It's not that I didn't like it at all, it was nice seeing so many different female characters on-screen for a start, but I just found that the episodes were really feeling like a misery slog after a bit. I was the most invested after the first episode actually, I really liked how that whole Noir vibe with the voice-overs reminded me a bit of Veronica Mars, and then the ending with Hope certainly left an impression, but as it went on I found myself struggling to get invested. I read this interesting article which I think that sums up a lot of what I was struggling with? 13 episodes of trying and failing to catch Kilgrave just doesn't appeal to me as much as shows that have individual episode cases, as well as the serialised element. The pacing was really dragging for me when it was all so serialised, I couldn't get through an episode without it starting to feel like a chore :( And David Tennant still doesn't do a lot for me

And I talked more about The 100 at the time, but I'm still not sure whether I will watch any more of that show or not


Which TV shows do you intend on checking out in 2016?

Amazon's "Man in the High Castle" is on my watch list at the moment, and The Originals, Luther, and Prison Break are all on my maybe list if I can find the time


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Give me a fandom and I'll give you my top five (to seven) episodes from it!

Meme

Aug. 10th, 2015 01:31 pm
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Give me a show/fandom and I'll tell you:

- The first character I fell in love with:
- The character who is my ‘baby’:
- The character who I do not understand:
- The character that I think the show ruined:
- The most attractive male and female character:
- The character death that was the worst for me:
- The character that is the most like me:
- The character I think the writer(s) love:
- The character that I just want to be happy:
- My four favorite characters, past or present:
- My four least favorite characters, past or present:
frelling_tralk: (iZombie Liv red by foxfabled)
Well evidently it's not just us anyway, even tumblr fandom are missing what they once had with LJ! http://thetacriterion.tumblr.com/post/124601213146/reblog-if-you-had-a-live-journal
frelling_tralk: (From Dusk Till Dawn Richie)
Urgh I just don't get why ALL of fandom activity pretty much is happening on tumblr now, not just gifs and fan art. Old complaint now I know lol, but it's so hard to communicate there. Why can't people use LJ still for discussion and meta :pouts: Also there's no way to collect anything on tumblr because it all seems here today/gone tomorrow, whereas if say Hannibal fandom was on LJ you know there would be different communities for collecting together fan vids, recommend fics etc, instead you can't really find anything on Hannibal unless you commit to scrolling through the tags every day and seeing what you come across

Has anyone ever actually made any fandom friends on tumblr?
frelling_tralk: (X Files shooting pics)
01. Earliest show you remember getting into.

Fandom-wise it was Buffy, that's when I first discovered message boards and was blown away at how many people you could connect with to talk about the characters. That was around the time of early season 5

02. First anime watched.

I've never been into anime

03. A show you've been meaning to finish.

The Good Wife! I do really love that show and should have binge-watched it already, but I seem to take long breaks in between catching up with each season,then I start on the next season and wonder why it took me so long to get around to it. I've just started on season 5 and it's been really awesome so far

Oh and I watched season 1 of How I Met Your Mother a while ago and it seemed like a fun show, I'd like to catch up with the rest of that at some point

04. 2 shows you abandoned.

The Flash. I really wanted to like the show because it had a lot of fun twists and plots, but I found after a while that I was only watching it casually and I just wasn't emotionally engaging with the characters, so I ended up dropping it around the midway point of the first season.

Gotham I dropped even sooner, I was really excited for the premise of that show, but I guess that I'd been hoping for more dark and gritty and it wasn't what I'd been hoping for. It seemed really campy, so I dropped it three episodes in. That was a shame because the pre-publicity had made it sound like a show that was really appealing to me

05. A series you're currently watching.

Currently Hannibal, Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries, From Dusk Till Dawn, Daredevil, Wentworth, and Doctor Who are all my favs. I'm looking forward to the return of The X Files as well in January, and I watch The Big Bang Theory casually. I'm also enjoying iZombie for the characters and it being a fun show, although I'm not super invested with it so far, and then there's Community which I probably won't bother if there is another season tbh. I'm starting to lose interest with season 6 and all of the changes, it isn't the same for me without the original study group and their bond.

I don't seem to watch as many current shows as my flist does, I guess that I tend to spend my tv time more on binge-watching past favourite shows, or on checking out older shows for the first time, which is probably not so great for keeping up with current discussion when half of the shows that are popular on my flist I'm not watching. Or idk, maybe my judgement is skewed and that really is a lot of tv lol, I just don't seem to have several new episodes of shows to watch every night of the week the way that a lot of people on my flist do? Hannibal, Daredevil, From Dusk Till Dawn, Wentworth, and Doctor Who are all shortened seasons as well, so it's really only TVD, PLL, and TBBT that I watch year-round

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Fall TV Pilots 2015: The Full List

None of them appeal to me that much at the moment tbh, although it's hard to judge from just those brief summaries obviously. Lol I might check out "Cheerleader Death Squad" though just for the title :P And I'll probably check out the pilot for Supergirl, although lately I'm realising that I just can't seem to get into comic book themed shows and movies in the way that most of my flist does :( My ten years of watching Smallville is starting to seem more and more like some kind of bizarre fluke!
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The CW have renewed Arrow, The Flash, TvD, and The Originals. Also Reign, The 100, and Jane The Virgin (honestly I'm surprised that they're renewing all three of those shows, haven't they been getting pretty terrible ratings?) And Supernatural is getting an eleventh season

https://mobile.twitter.com/Zap2it
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Which TV shows did you start watching in 2014?

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Which TV shows did you mean to get into but didn't in 2014? Why?

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Which TV shows do you intend on checking out in 2015?

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Your favorite TV show of the year?

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The most missed of your old fandoms?

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Your favourite book of the year

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I skipped favourite film of the year, just because I didn't really have one :P More and more I'm finding that tv >>>> film for me, I just can't get into most films in the same way as I can when I'm following characters week after week on tv




Oh and I'm so happy, my phone is okay after all!!! o2 repairs were saying on their website that it was liquid damage and "beyond economic repair", so I figured that was my phone ruined. But I picked it up today, only to find out that it's now turning on and charging fine?? I haven't really played around with it yet to check on everything (and the people at the shop did warn me that with liquid damage it could apparently break down at any time and won't run as it did), but still it seems fully functional at the moment, so I'll take it :D
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Aww I know that a lot of people had their issues with TWOP, but this really feels like the end of an era :(

NBCUniversal-Owned Television Without Pity Will Be Shut Down
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I don't know what's wrong now, but I'm already having problems with my new computer...Internet explorer keeps closing down whenever I try and use a search engine, even though my avast virus protection says that java and everything is up to date, gosh why do me and computers always seem cursed!


1. Your main fandom of the year? )

2. Your favourite book read this year )

3. Your favourite Tv show of the year? )

4. Your favourite new show of the year? )

5. The most missed of your old fandoms? )

6. The show(s) you haven't tried yet, but want to? )
frelling_tralk: (Buffy and Kendra by thememoryslides)
Urgh I have really tried to get into tumblr, but it's just not happening for me. How is it an adequate replacement for LJ when I want to talk to people, I want to make friends, I want to follow interesting discussions. Scrolling through a bunch of gifs is the superior fandom experience because....? And yet that seems to be where everyone is headed :(

Even for the recent friending meme for Breaking Bad, where I was hoping to pick up a few new LJ friends to discuss the show with, the only responses that I got were from people saying that they're no longer on LJ, here have a link to my tumblr instead :pouts:

Here is my tumblr anyway. I guess that I should try and friend more people over there and keep hoping that it will grow on me :sighs:
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Does anyone else really find scrowling down tumblr pages really laggy, or is it just my comp? And urgh reading more about comic con here and it sounds just awful

If you want to go to one single panel in one of the three big rooms (Indigo Ballroom, Ballroom 20, or Hall H), then consider your whole day busy, because there’s nothing else you’ll be able to do except stand in line...The reason behind this is that they do not clear the room between panels. This means that people will get there early, essentially camp out through all the panels in order to just make sure they get in and get a good seat. They will sit through panel after panel of things they’re not interested in, in order to be able to snag a seat up close during the intermissions. This means that the people who actually wanted to go to an earlier panel often cannot get in, simply because there were others in there, “saving their seat” for later panels


At the time I was watching the Breaking Bad panel on YouTube I remember noticing that the cheers when Aaron and Bryan came out were a lot more subdued than last years panel, and a couple of times it came across like there wasn't much of a fan presence. And this explains so much:

There were not a lot of Breaking Bad fans in the panel, which is a shame, because it’s Breaking Bad’s last season, and I’m sure there were a massive amount of people who would have wanted to go. Unfortunately, SDCC had scheduled Breaking Bad BEFORE Doctor Who (because ???? idk man, SDCC people don’t understand fandom organization, apparently??), so all the hard-core Breaking Bad fans who didn’t start camping out at 4pm weren’t lucky enough to get in.))


I understand that it's not people's fault obviously if that's just the way that Comic Con is organised, but urgh I think it really really sucks that people are allowed to just use a panel for a time-filler and barely even bothering to acknowledge the people talking, while they're waiting for the panel that they really want to see. (For the BB panel at least I could make out a lot of people just chatting to one another instead of listening to Vince and the actors). It sounds like the organisers need to pull their fingers out, what's wrong with letting people book tickets for the panels they want in advance? And I think that they should definitely clear the room after each panel so that people don't just end up sitting in one room all day to reserve a place, what a ridiculous waste of time for everyone
frelling_tralk: (SPN Dean and Castiel by bel-perdente)
So I've been seeing this video several times on my flist and I'm trying to work out my thoughts on it

The video in question


I haven't had all that much exposure to Supernatural cons, so I'm wondering if there's some context that I'm missing, but I actually felt like it was a real overreaction the way that everyone tried to shut that fan down

This post has the person who asked the question explaining what happened This is the full question that she wanted to ask:

I’ve loved seeing Dean’s character become more comfortable with himself this season. As a bisexual, I’ve noticed some possible subtext, as seen in Everybody Hates Hitler, that Dean might be coming to accept himself as something other than straight too? I know you’ve said you know Dean better than anyone, so, in your professional opinion, as the preeminent scholar on Dean Winchester, if you see that as a valid interpretation of what’s going on with the character this season.

She then notes that Now here is what happened when I attempted to ask this question. I got as far as the word “bisexual” before the crowd groaned. I proceeded to hold my hand up in a ‘please just wait a second and let me finish’ way and then got as far as the word subtext before the crowd was full on booing and starting to shout a couple things I couldn’t make out. This is when Clif stepped out from behind the curtain looking very intimidating. He said, “Are you really going to ask this question?”

The video also shows Jensen saying "really that's the first question" and jokingly saying don't ruin it for everyone (which did seem to be aimed at her, but I'll take her word for it that she felt it was addressed more at the crowd booing her), and finally says that he's going to pretend that he didn't hear the question and let's move on. And supposedly shipping questions were then banned from the con? But the thing is that she wasn't asking a shipping question at all that I could see, and there are several scenes in canon that can be read as Dean being bixsexual. I don't see it as completely invalid fanwank to ask the actors or the writers about it when the writers are putting those scenes in there. I certainly don't think that anyone deserves to be booed for simply asking the question, nor was there any need for fans to get that defensive over someone perceived as making the actors uncomfortable.

I'm kind of torn because I do hate when fans constantly harp on Destial or Wincest to the actors and look to them to validate their ship, just yikes. But this felt like the other extreme to me with an oddly hostile response from the crowd before she had even finished speaking. I don't know if it's just because a lot of the audience are used to those questions from other cons and have a kneejerk response to them by now, or if they thought she was oversharing or what? I think I might be missing some context with what supposedly happened at Misha's panel earlier as well. But still there's a big difference between asking an actor to sign a fan manip or drawing of something REALLY inappropiate (if you know what I mean...), and an audience of fans having complete second-hand embarassment at someone merely asking "poor Jensen" if the character he plays could be bisexual.

And is a question like that really so inappropriate for a show that all the time teases the audience with quotes like "Cas, last time someone looked at me like that I got laid" and "get out of my ass". It almost seems like it's fine for the writers to joke around with it in a frat-boy kind of a way, but god forbid the audience take any of hints of bisexuality or homosexuality as anything more than something hysterically funny to play around with

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