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29 January 2007 @ 11:22 am
Farscape S3: The Choice & MacGyver S1: The Golden Triangle  
I kept saying I was going to watch this and I kept putting it off. Now, I've finished it.


Farscape: The Choice

Not a bad episode. Again, I don't score Farscape fairly high on the originality level. I find most of the plots to be predictible. Like most shows, Farscape uses the same themes over and over again in addition to many of the same plot twists. I've come to expect that in every show I watch.

That being said, it was good. I thought they all acted well in this and that CB did an especially good job here. It was a tough theme--loss and grief--but portrayed very well.

I wasn't too fond of the return of the old John and Aeryn. *cringe* But I have to admit that the one thing that surprised me was how much John was in it. I know BB stars, but considering this John was dead, he sure got a lot of mileage.

I did like Rygel in this episode, though. I don't like that puppet most of the time, but when they do try to show a range of his character, it works. I hope to see more of that in the future.

I suppose they are building up to something by the way this episode was shaped. I sense some foreshadowing with Zhaan, Stark's mask, and the fate of Crais.


MacGyver: The Golden Triangle

I also watched another MacGyver episode. Hmm. I hope my mom didn't want me to wait for her. I should double check with her to see if she wanted to be watching this series as well.

I didn't like this one as much as the pilot, but it was still fun. And RDA is still hot.

I have to admit, I sort of like the whole "agent for the government" thing he has going on in S1. I hope I'll end up liking the Phoenix Foundation when that later comes into play.

But it's for selfish reasons, really. As I am watching S1, I keep watching MacGyver and thinking how Jack must have handled himself behind enemy lines in a pinch. Heh heh. Minus the science, of course.

My SG-1 obsession never fails to slip in somehow. But independent of my thoughts on jack, it's a pretty good show so far :)

I'm only getting worse health wise. It's good thing I had a follow up doc appt planned this week anyway. I think it's a sinus infection. Blech.
 
 
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Suzannesuzannemarie on January 29th, 2007 08:04 pm (UTC)
I came to MacGyver after SG1. As I watched more and more, I came to the conclusion that RDA did a pretty good job of making Mac and Jack (hee! that rhymes!) distinct characters. There are some basics--I suspect of the actor (for example, they're both really good with kids)--that come through in both characters, but for the most part I don't feel like I'm watching Jack on MacGyver or Mac on SG1.
Working for the Mandroidmoonshayde on January 29th, 2007 08:12 pm (UTC)
Oh they are distinct characters. They hadnle things differently. and Mac seems to be a bit of a talker where Jack isn't. I hope it didn't come off in my little blurb that I couldn't see the difference.

This is just my fannish lens I am coming from. I'm watching MacGyver for fun and in some cases I watch scenes and think, hey I wonder what Jack would have done here...especially when their in the middle of fight or something.

I can't help it ;)
Suzanne: snoopyplaysuzannemarie on January 29th, 2007 08:21 pm (UTC)
Oh no, it didn't come off that way to me at all. Especially since I did (and do) exactly the same thing. :)

Another difference between the two of them: Mac seems to have an impressive array of former fiances, almost-fiances, or just regular girlfriends from his past who wind up needing his help. Evidently, he's a bit of a commitment-phobe. Albeit one who also seems to manage to end things on good terms. I find that running thread amusing.
Working for the Mandroid: Missed Nap Timemoonshayde on January 29th, 2007 08:38 pm (UTC)
He's a bit of an Indy ;)

There are lots of similarities between jack and Mac, but just as many differences as well. It's fun. And it's fun on more than one level for me. I get to see RDA in a different role and I also get use the show to fuel what a younger Jack could have been like, in some ways.

Win win situation!