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17 November 2010 @ 08:59 pm
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I think I've mentioned before the irritation that comes from one medium of entertainment being translated into another. This is not that post.

I held out on watching Human Target because I can be a total snob when it comes to comics. Most times they do it wrong. IE: Spawn, The Hulk, Fantastic Four, Jonah Hex, Heroes, whilst not being adapted from comic did suffer the trappings of the comic doldrums of a reset button. Human Target was a story of one man's redemption through suffering. They made it into a teevee show. I stayed away. I heard applause and praise for Chi McBride, Mark Valley and Rorschach Jackie Earle Haley as individuals and a team. I still stayed away despite being teased with The Trishness. It made it to its second season. I did not know this. I was bored tonight and biding my time for Abusive Boyfriend Fandom and went channel surfing. INDIRA VARMA was on it so I stopped to see what the what was going on and O.M.G. I actually liked it and totally started shipping Chance and Indira's character! Ilsa? Isla?

Apparently they're changing the formula of the show from a boys club by adding the ladies and I am totally down with that! They added new thief girl and honestly it really smacks of some Leverage vibes but if Indira is sticking around (dudes, I totally watched an ep of Bones after years of NOT watching it because of her, I watched Luther because she played his wife and she really wasn't in it all that much) so am I. Also there's a little bit of a Sparky vibe going on between Ilsa/Isla/INDIRA and Chance. I must look more into this show. I hope she's sticking around cos that little dance they did was unintentionally HOT but there was non-committing/committing of her being their boss. In short, I may have a new show.

ETA: DUDES SHE'S TOTALLY A REGULAR!!! *iz giddy with fangirl GLEE* I just hope she's not like, regulated to backgroundiness because she won't be out in the field with the team, or whatever. But the fact remains, INDIRA WILL BE ON MY SCREEN EVERY WEEK!

ETA 2: Oh, and it's Ilsa.
 
 
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borg_princess: labyrinth-don'trainonmyparadeborg_princess on November 18th, 2010 08:10 am (UTC)
Okay, lol, I'm totally the opposite. Usually I LOVE strong female characters, especially bosses, but I'm really nervous about adding the ladies, 'coz the first season was FLAWLESS and then they went and ripped off Leverage. I mean, seriously. The thief girl? Totally Parker. And the whole 'widow of a murdered billionaire who funds the team' smacks of Melissa George's character in Lie to Me. I don't want the show to be an imitation of other shows!

But yah, if you enjoyed the ep, then I have hope that they didn't completely ruin it. Still, I am anxious about this.
Sunnysunny_serenity on November 18th, 2010 08:28 am (UTC)
Okay, see I'm coming at this totally fresh with no prior knowledge of how this show works or what exactly makes it work. I hope the girlie action doesn't change it too severely. The guys still seem to be their snarky selves, at least I'm assuming. Thief girl seems totally ripped off from Parker, but she's not ADORABLE like Parker, she seems like she takes a bit getting used to. Right now, Indira seems to be enough cos that dance sceen was SO not about ship but holy hell if I ain't on the gangway with all my luggage ready to board. *shrug* Also, she was only in Torchwood for one ep and I stuck around for that cos it was omgsoawesome. Chances are I'll stick with this one.

I still have to check out LTM... *is a bad Tim Roth fangirl* cos Melissa George did you say? Brits on American tv ftw!
borg_princessborg_princess on November 18th, 2010 08:40 am (UTC)
Lol, Melissa George is Australian! Or at least, we claim her somehow. IDK, we claim a lot of actors that weren't actually born here, maybe they were raised for a few years and that's enough, heh. (like Russell Crowe was actually born in NZ, Naomi Watts was born in England and Nicole Kidman in Hawaii!)

At any rate, she's not a regular on the show, so be careful if you go to watch it!

Lol, I love that you're one ep in and shipping already! *squish* I'm glad you're intrigued enough to stick around, so yay for Indira getting you hooked! ♥

Hmm, not so keen on the Parker-lite. I read a synopsis of another ep and she seems like more trouble than she's worth. *angsts* Why couldn't they bring back Autumn Reeser? She was cute!

(btw, if you want to see the first season, I can totally burn it for you. I'm already burning it for another f-lister, hee, I pimp so hard *g*)
Sunny: ST The Linguidysunny_serenity on November 18th, 2010 06:46 pm (UTC)
That's RIGHT DAMMIT! Nic is OURS!!!! However, it's only right that this modern day country of awesome be keeping true to its origins of pilfering thieves. Steal away! LOL. I just always thought MG was from England for some reason... apparently she's a Perth girl. WHO KNEW? Oh geography!

I know people didn't like her in Alias but I TOTALLY DID. She gave me reason to watch that waning crap of a show that became... but that's another story.

Lol, what can I say? I am hopeless. Completely hopeless.

AUTUMN REESER WAS ON THE FIRST SEASON?!?!? Damn, I'm gonna have to watch this show retroactively. Curses teevee and your easily pandering to me!!! I THOUGHT WE WERE GETTING A DIVORCE! BARROWMAN!!!!

Aw, thank you love but I think I'll watch it online or something... I have to make time for it and I'm right now marathoning TREK! ...not like that's a surprise.
Aife: |happy jack would be the theme song|bisclaveret on November 18th, 2010 02:15 pm (UTC)
Oh man, Indira Varma is one of my absolute faves, how amazing is she in Rome??

I may have to check out this Human Target you speak off.
Sunny: FF River squeesunny_serenity on November 18th, 2010 06:16 pm (UTC)
FANFUCKINGTASTIC! GODS I LOVE THAT SHOW! I was kind of totally peeved that she wasn't really in the second season... but DAMN! I so freaking totally lurve her.

DO IT DO IT DO IT! ...ehehe sorry, I've been gluttonous with Trek.