Revenge

Nov. 2nd, 2011 10:48 pm
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Eeeeeee!!!!!!!

This show moves so fast!  And is so damn fun.  And I no longer suspect it. Nolan is now officially my favorite character on the show because of 2 scenes.  

*  The one where he summoned Tyler, dropping his jokey-smirky  facade in an eye blink to authoritative smackdown then flipping the insta-switch back to jokey/smirky.   Awesome. 

* Nolan (notably, dressed in black and un-facade-like)  blithely announcing he's a 3 on the Kinsey scale.   

Fun!   On the other fronts...
Cut for spoilers )
Whee!!


Caught up on Being Erica... and I'm feeling a bit unsettled.  Was I supposed to walk away from that episode feeling that Erica was right in assuming it was all her fault?  Because I don't.  I think Adam was a douche!  

It's one of those things where you wonder whether you're seeing what the show wants to see.  Because... was I supposed to actually think that Erica was being super-controlling?  Because, yeah, she was a little. But she also tried really, really hard not to be and it looked to me that no matter how she reacted she was screwed.  And did I mention that Adam was a douche?

At least I finally feel like they gave me something to hang my hat on in not liking this pairing.  I don't really hold out any hope for Erica/Kai, there's that whole defying time itself aspect.  But, sheesh, Erica/Kai have infinitely more chemistry.

And did I mention that Adam is a douche? 

Revenge

Nov. 2nd, 2011 10:48 pm
shipperx: (Default)
Eeeeeee!!!!!!!

This show moves so fast!  And is so damn fun.  And I no longer suspect it. Nolan is now officially my favorite character on the show because of 2 scenes.  

*  The one where he summoned Tyler, dropping his jokey-smirky  facade in an eye blink to authoritative smackdown then flipping the insta-switch back to jokey/smirky.   Awesome. 

* Nolan (notably, dressed in black and un-facade-like)  blithely announcing he's a 3 on the Kinsey scale.   

Fun!   On the other fronts...
Cut for spoilers )
Whee!!


Caught up on Being Erica... and I'm feeling a bit unsettled.  Was I supposed to walk away from that episode feeling that Erica was right in assuming it was all her fault?  Because I don't.  I think Adam was a douche!  

It's one of those things where you wonder whether you're seeing what the show wants to see.  Because... was I supposed to actually think that Erica was being super-controlling?  Because, yeah, she was a little. But she also tried really, really hard not to be and it looked to me that no matter how she reacted she was screwed.  And did I mention that Adam was a douche?

At least I finally feel like they gave me something to hang my hat on in not liking this pairing.  I don't really hold out any hope for Erica/Kai, there's that whole defying time itself aspect.  But, sheesh, Erica/Kai have infinitely more chemistry.

And did I mention that Adam is a douche? 

Revenge

Nov. 2nd, 2011 10:48 pm
shipperx: (Default)
Eeeeeee!!!!!!!

This show moves so fast!  And is so damn fun.  And I no longer suspect it. Nolan is now officially my favorite character on the show because of 2 scenes.  

*  The one where he summoned Tyler, dropping his jokey-smirky  facade in an eye blink to authoritative smackdown then flipping the insta-switch back to jokey/smirky.   Awesome. 

* Nolan (notably, dressed in black and un-facade-like)  blithely announcing he's a 3 on the Kinsey scale.   

Fun!   On the other fronts...
Cut for spoilers )
Whee!!


Caught up on Being Erica... and I'm feeling a bit unsettled.  Was I supposed to walk away from that episode feeling that Erica was right in assuming it was all her fault?  Because I don't.  I think Adam was a douche!  

It's one of those things where you wonder whether you're seeing what the show wants to see.  Because... was I supposed to actually think that Erica was being super-controlling?  Because, yeah, she was a little. But she also tried really, really hard not to be and it looked to me that no matter how she reacted she was screwed.  And did I mention that Adam was a douche?

At least I finally feel like they gave me something to hang my hat on in not liking this pairing.  I don't really hold out any hope for Erica/Kai, there's that whole defying time itself aspect.  But, sheesh, Erica/Kai have infinitely more chemistry.

And did I mention that Adam is a douche? 
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Link: http://www.jenbutneverjenn.com/2010/12/interview-being-erica-writers-aaron.html
Article Tidbits:
...one day I happened to mention to a friend (hi Kendra!) that I liked a particular TV show, she then mentioned to me that she knew someone who worked on it, and less than a week later, I'm sitting in a cute Leslieville cafe with Being Erica writers and executive producers, Aaron Martin and Jana Sinyor. 

I call it the Two Degrees of Kevin Canadian Bacon.

So, who exactly are these kind people who have generously allowed me to fangirl in their presence?

Jana Sinyor is the creator, writer and executive producer of Being Erica.

Here's some pop culture trivia on Jana:

Favourite Female TV Character:
Buffy Summers of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Favourite Male TV Character:
Jimmy McNulty from The Wire 
Favourite TV Show (no longer airing):
A tie between Freaks and Geeks and Star Trek: The Next Generation {...}


Aaron Martin
is the writer and executive producer of Being Erica.

Here's some pop culture trivia on Aaron:
Favourite Female TV Character:
Buffy Summers of Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica
Favourite Male TV Character: Dexter Morgan from Dexter 
Favourite TV Show (no longer airing):  Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Rome 
Favourite TV Show (still airing): True Blood 
Most Overrated TV Show: Glee 
Person Whose Brain He'd Love To Pick: Joss Whedon or J.J. Abrams


 
Now, on to the show:
Erica Strange is a woman in her early 30s who feels like a failure. Despite being smart, attractive, and educated - Erica's given up on her dreams of being a writer, has just been canned from a dead-end customer service job (which is a huge contrast to her younger sister's successful career as a surgeon), and has a string of unsuccessful relationships. The people around her seem to keep moving along while Erica seems ... stuck. Knowing what I do about people who have Masters degrees in English Literature (Erica's big accomplishment), that all sounds about right.

After a particularly heinous day, she meets Dr. Tom, a man who offers to become her therapist and help her work through some of the issues she's having. Little does she know, Dr. Tom is no average shrink. When, as instructed by Dr. Tom, she compiles a list of her regrets in life, Erica suddenly finds herself transported back to high school - living in her teenage body but equipped with her present-day, 32-year old mind - and just in time to relive or fix one of the humiliations on her list. As you can imagine, things don't go too smoothly. {...}

Rest of the article here

 

Interesting Bits:

Aaron: We play with fate a bit – show some alternative realities – like Adam has one where he’s married to Beatrice and Erica has one where she’s rich. But mainly, we’ve written things that way because we want the dramatic thrust of the show to focus on the present than the past. So, it’s not about going to the past to fix your problems, it’s about going back to the past to learn from your problems, and bringing those lessons to fix her current issues

{...}

Aaron: Our friends are very vocal. They watch and they definitely let us know what they think of it.
Jana:
People e-mail. People Facebook.
Aaron: There’s a LiveJournal site we look at.  And Television Without Pity.

{...}
Jen: Being Erica is being remade for a British audience. Do you have any input in that? Do you want any? Are you OK with having your character in someone else’s hands?
Jana: Nope – no real input. It’s being made for that other culture so I think it really does have to handled by someone who is immersed in that culture. I mean, if being Erica was being made for Egypt, should I really have input in how the portrayal is done?

[Me:  I also saw that they're creating an American Remake... and I wonder, is Canada so different...?]

{...}

Aaron: Lots of times I’ll write a very female-centric scene like a guy, and Jana will be like, “this is NOT how a woman would say that!”

(There's more at the link)

shipperx: (Default)
Link: http://www.jenbutneverjenn.com/2010/12/interview-being-erica-writers-aaron.html
Article Tidbits:
...one day I happened to mention to a friend (hi Kendra!) that I liked a particular TV show, she then mentioned to me that she knew someone who worked on it, and less than a week later, I'm sitting in a cute Leslieville cafe with Being Erica writers and executive producers, Aaron Martin and Jana Sinyor. 

I call it the Two Degrees of Kevin Canadian Bacon.

So, who exactly are these kind people who have generously allowed me to fangirl in their presence?

Jana Sinyor is the creator, writer and executive producer of Being Erica.

Here's some pop culture trivia on Jana:

Favourite Female TV Character:
Buffy Summers of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Favourite Male TV Character:
Jimmy McNulty from The Wire 
Favourite TV Show (no longer airing):
A tie between Freaks and Geeks and Star Trek: The Next Generation {...}


Aaron Martin
is the writer and executive producer of Being Erica.

Here's some pop culture trivia on Aaron:
Favourite Female TV Character:
Buffy Summers of Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica
Favourite Male TV Character: Dexter Morgan from Dexter 
Favourite TV Show (no longer airing):  Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Rome 
Favourite TV Show (still airing): True Blood 
Most Overrated TV Show: Glee 
Person Whose Brain He'd Love To Pick: Joss Whedon or J.J. Abrams


 
Now, on to the show:
Erica Strange is a woman in her early 30s who feels like a failure. Despite being smart, attractive, and educated - Erica's given up on her dreams of being a writer, has just been canned from a dead-end customer service job (which is a huge contrast to her younger sister's successful career as a surgeon), and has a string of unsuccessful relationships. The people around her seem to keep moving along while Erica seems ... stuck. Knowing what I do about people who have Masters degrees in English Literature (Erica's big accomplishment), that all sounds about right.

After a particularly heinous day, she meets Dr. Tom, a man who offers to become her therapist and help her work through some of the issues she's having. Little does she know, Dr. Tom is no average shrink. When, as instructed by Dr. Tom, she compiles a list of her regrets in life, Erica suddenly finds herself transported back to high school - living in her teenage body but equipped with her present-day, 32-year old mind - and just in time to relive or fix one of the humiliations on her list. As you can imagine, things don't go too smoothly. {...}

Rest of the article here

 

Interesting Bits:

Aaron: We play with fate a bit – show some alternative realities – like Adam has one where he’s married to Beatrice and Erica has one where she’s rich. But mainly, we’ve written things that way because we want the dramatic thrust of the show to focus on the present than the past. So, it’s not about going to the past to fix your problems, it’s about going back to the past to learn from your problems, and bringing those lessons to fix her current issues

{...}

Aaron: Our friends are very vocal. They watch and they definitely let us know what they think of it.
Jana:
People e-mail. People Facebook.
Aaron: There’s a LiveJournal site we look at.  And Television Without Pity.

{...}
Jen: Being Erica is being remade for a British audience. Do you have any input in that? Do you want any? Are you OK with having your character in someone else’s hands?
Jana: Nope – no real input. It’s being made for that other culture so I think it really does have to handled by someone who is immersed in that culture. I mean, if being Erica was being made for Egypt, should I really have input in how the portrayal is done?

[Me:  I also saw that they're creating an American Remake... and I wonder, is Canada so different...?]

{...}

Aaron: Lots of times I’ll write a very female-centric scene like a guy, and Jana will be like, “this is NOT how a woman would say that!”

(There's more at the link)

shipperx: (Default)
Link: http://www.jenbutneverjenn.com/2010/12/interview-being-erica-writers-aaron.html
Article Tidbits:
...one day I happened to mention to a friend (hi Kendra!) that I liked a particular TV show, she then mentioned to me that she knew someone who worked on it, and less than a week later, I'm sitting in a cute Leslieville cafe with Being Erica writers and executive producers, Aaron Martin and Jana Sinyor. 

I call it the Two Degrees of Kevin Canadian Bacon.

So, who exactly are these kind people who have generously allowed me to fangirl in their presence?

Jana Sinyor is the creator, writer and executive producer of Being Erica.

Here's some pop culture trivia on Jana:

Favourite Female TV Character:
Buffy Summers of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Favourite Male TV Character:
Jimmy McNulty from The Wire 
Favourite TV Show (no longer airing):
A tie between Freaks and Geeks and Star Trek: The Next Generation {...}


Aaron Martin
is the writer and executive producer of Being Erica.

Here's some pop culture trivia on Aaron:
Favourite Female TV Character:
Buffy Summers of Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica
Favourite Male TV Character: Dexter Morgan from Dexter 
Favourite TV Show (no longer airing):  Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Rome 
Favourite TV Show (still airing): True Blood 
Most Overrated TV Show: Glee 
Person Whose Brain He'd Love To Pick: Joss Whedon or J.J. Abrams


 
Now, on to the show:
Erica Strange is a woman in her early 30s who feels like a failure. Despite being smart, attractive, and educated - Erica's given up on her dreams of being a writer, has just been canned from a dead-end customer service job (which is a huge contrast to her younger sister's successful career as a surgeon), and has a string of unsuccessful relationships. The people around her seem to keep moving along while Erica seems ... stuck. Knowing what I do about people who have Masters degrees in English Literature (Erica's big accomplishment), that all sounds about right.

After a particularly heinous day, she meets Dr. Tom, a man who offers to become her therapist and help her work through some of the issues she's having. Little does she know, Dr. Tom is no average shrink. When, as instructed by Dr. Tom, she compiles a list of her regrets in life, Erica suddenly finds herself transported back to high school - living in her teenage body but equipped with her present-day, 32-year old mind - and just in time to relive or fix one of the humiliations on her list. As you can imagine, things don't go too smoothly. {...}

Rest of the article here

 

Interesting Bits:

Aaron: We play with fate a bit – show some alternative realities – like Adam has one where he’s married to Beatrice and Erica has one where she’s rich. But mainly, we’ve written things that way because we want the dramatic thrust of the show to focus on the present than the past. So, it’s not about going to the past to fix your problems, it’s about going back to the past to learn from your problems, and bringing those lessons to fix her current issues

{...}

Aaron: Our friends are very vocal. They watch and they definitely let us know what they think of it.
Jana:
People e-mail. People Facebook.
Aaron: There’s a LiveJournal site we look at.  And Television Without Pity.

{...}
Jen: Being Erica is being remade for a British audience. Do you have any input in that? Do you want any? Are you OK with having your character in someone else’s hands?
Jana: Nope – no real input. It’s being made for that other culture so I think it really does have to handled by someone who is immersed in that culture. I mean, if being Erica was being made for Egypt, should I really have input in how the portrayal is done?

[Me:  I also saw that they're creating an American Remake... and I wonder, is Canada so different...?]

{...}

Aaron: Lots of times I’ll write a very female-centric scene like a guy, and Jana will be like, “this is NOT how a woman would say that!”

(There's more at the link)

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SoapNet is finally going to get around to airing the current season of Being Erica:

The beloved Canadian time-travel drama Being Erica returns to SOAPnet for its third season U.S. premiere on Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 11 p.m., EW has learned exclusively. The series — which follows 30-something Erica Strange as she travels back in time to relive past regrets — will return for 13 episodes this winter, with the season premiere revealing what was behind the door her time-travel-inducing therapist, Dr. Tom (Michael Riley), instructed her to pick in the second season-finale cliffhanger. The season will include the consequences of that choice, as well as Erica’s foray into starting her own publishing business and her newly single life after breaking up with Ethan (Tyron Leitso).
http://insidetv.ew.com/2010/11/22/being-erica-third-season-premiere-date/
 

Also, I don't think I commented on this last weeks (Canadian broadcast) episode of B.E.  It seemed to have a lot of storylines going on, so I'm guessing that we're nearing the end of the season.   I'm still liking Samantha/Lenin.  And poor Julianne and Erica.  I'm not sure how they're going to work out that business plot.  

It does have to be said that if ever a series met the Bechdel test it would have to be Being Erica.  Julianne and Erica's friendship/partnership in no way revolves around men, except inasmuch as about authors they try to sign to their publishing firm (or their professional rivalry against Brent). They're two women trying to make a business work, so most of their conversations actually are about business and money... and occasionally about what a hardass Julianne can be to subordinates.
shipperx: (Default)

SoapNet is finally going to get around to airing the current season of Being Erica:

The beloved Canadian time-travel drama Being Erica returns to SOAPnet for its third season U.S. premiere on Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 11 p.m., EW has learned exclusively. The series — which follows 30-something Erica Strange as she travels back in time to relive past regrets — will return for 13 episodes this winter, with the season premiere revealing what was behind the door her time-travel-inducing therapist, Dr. Tom (Michael Riley), instructed her to pick in the second season-finale cliffhanger. The season will include the consequences of that choice, as well as Erica’s foray into starting her own publishing business and her newly single life after breaking up with Ethan (Tyron Leitso).
http://insidetv.ew.com/2010/11/22/being-erica-third-season-premiere-date/
 

Also, I don't think I commented on this last weeks (Canadian broadcast) episode of B.E.  It seemed to have a lot of storylines going on, so I'm guessing that we're nearing the end of the season.   I'm still liking Samantha/Lenin.  And poor Julianne and Erica.  I'm not sure how they're going to work out that business plot.  

It does have to be said that if ever a series met the Bechdel test it would have to be Being Erica.  Julianne and Erica's friendship/partnership in no way revolves around men, except inasmuch as about authors they try to sign to their publishing firm (or their professional rivalry against Brent). They're two women trying to make a business work, so most of their conversations actually are about business and money... and occasionally about what a hardass Julianne can be to subordinates.
shipperx: (Default)

SoapNet is finally going to get around to airing the current season of Being Erica:

The beloved Canadian time-travel drama Being Erica returns to SOAPnet for its third season U.S. premiere on Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 11 p.m., EW has learned exclusively. The series — which follows 30-something Erica Strange as she travels back in time to relive past regrets — will return for 13 episodes this winter, with the season premiere revealing what was behind the door her time-travel-inducing therapist, Dr. Tom (Michael Riley), instructed her to pick in the second season-finale cliffhanger. The season will include the consequences of that choice, as well as Erica’s foray into starting her own publishing business and her newly single life after breaking up with Ethan (Tyron Leitso).
http://insidetv.ew.com/2010/11/22/being-erica-third-season-premiere-date/
 

Also, I don't think I commented on this last weeks (Canadian broadcast) episode of B.E.  It seemed to have a lot of storylines going on, so I'm guessing that we're nearing the end of the season.   I'm still liking Samantha/Lenin.  And poor Julianne and Erica.  I'm not sure how they're going to work out that business plot.  

It does have to be said that if ever a series met the Bechdel test it would have to be Being Erica.  Julianne and Erica's friendship/partnership in no way revolves around men, except inasmuch as about authors they try to sign to their publishing firm (or their professional rivalry against Brent). They're two women trying to make a business work, so most of their conversations actually are about business and money... and occasionally about what a hardass Julianne can be to subordinates.
shipperx: (Crichton - Still Have My Dignity)

:

It's always frustrating when a show insists that someone or something is hotter than you, the viewer, thinks that it is.

I finally got around to watching last weeks Being Erica, and I found myself somewhat annoyed by both her sex dream and later her obvious drooling because, to be perfectly frank, Erica may find the guy to be amazingly hot, but he doesn't do much for me. Their time would be better spent making me like him (I am learning to like him) but I'm not being bowled over by teh sexay!

Liked some of the subplots though with Mom and Dad, Julianne and the espresso bar owner, and Sis and the Janitor (who is quite cute and soooooo much nicer than her obnoxious ex. )

***
Also, already voted today.  It wasn't crowded.  And I think the way that we vote for amendments to the (absolutely endless) Alabama Constitution is absurd.  I'm a relatively educated person, I think, and I still find myself reading those amendments and thinking 'huh?' (Commissions on ad valorem taxes under Provision 778... What? There were commissions?  What's Provision 778?  Why am I voting on a sales tax in Warrior  when I live somewhere else?  And why am I voting on zoning in Blount County? I don't live there either.   Does this make sense?  (Still not as amusing as the year we had "The sheep and goats" amendment... that was actually about sheep and goats. The Alabama Constitution is a several hundred page convoluted mess.)

Also, good thing I voted in the primary.  It's a crying shame how many folks were running unopposed.  Unfortunately there's a 0% chance of our asshole senator not being re-elected.

shipperx: (Crichton - Still Have My Dignity)

:

It's always frustrating when a show insists that someone or something is hotter than you, the viewer, thinks that it is.

I finally got around to watching last weeks Being Erica, and I found myself somewhat annoyed by both her sex dream and later her obvious drooling because, to be perfectly frank, Erica may find the guy to be amazingly hot, but he doesn't do much for me. Their time would be better spent making me like him (I am learning to like him) but I'm not being bowled over by teh sexay!

Liked some of the subplots though with Mom and Dad, Julianne and the espresso bar owner, and Sis and the Janitor (who is quite cute and soooooo much nicer than her obnoxious ex. )

***
Also, already voted today.  It wasn't crowded.  And I think the way that we vote for amendments to the (absolutely endless) Alabama Constitution is absurd.  I'm a relatively educated person, I think, and I still find myself reading those amendments and thinking 'huh?' (Commissions on ad valorem taxes under Provision 778... What? There were commissions?  What's Provision 778?  Why am I voting on a sales tax in Warrior  when I live somewhere else?  And why am I voting on zoning in Blount County? I don't live there either.   Does this make sense?  (Still not as amusing as the year we had "The sheep and goats" amendment... that was actually about sheep and goats. The Alabama Constitution is a several hundred page convoluted mess.)

Also, good thing I voted in the primary.  It's a crying shame how many folks were running unopposed.  Unfortunately there's a 0% chance of our asshole senator not being re-elected.

shipperx: (Crichton - Still Have My Dignity)

:

It's always frustrating when a show insists that someone or something is hotter than you, the viewer, thinks that it is.

I finally got around to watching last weeks Being Erica, and I found myself somewhat annoyed by both her sex dream and later her obvious drooling because, to be perfectly frank, Erica may find the guy to be amazingly hot, but he doesn't do much for me. Their time would be better spent making me like him (I am learning to like him) but I'm not being bowled over by teh sexay!

Liked some of the subplots though with Mom and Dad, Julianne and the espresso bar owner, and Sis and the Janitor (who is quite cute and soooooo much nicer than her obnoxious ex. )

***
Also, already voted today.  It wasn't crowded.  And I think the way that we vote for amendments to the (absolutely endless) Alabama Constitution is absurd.  I'm a relatively educated person, I think, and I still find myself reading those amendments and thinking 'huh?' (Commissions on ad valorem taxes under Provision 778... What? There were commissions?  What's Provision 778?  Why am I voting on a sales tax in Warrior  when I live somewhere else?  And why am I voting on zoning in Blount County? I don't live there either.   Does this make sense?  (Still not as amusing as the year we had "The sheep and goats" amendment... that was actually about sheep and goats. The Alabama Constitution is a several hundred page convoluted mess.)

Also, good thing I voted in the primary.  It's a crying shame how many folks were running unopposed.  Unfortunately there's a 0% chance of our asshole senator not being re-elected.

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