zwrusk: chaos (Default)
( Oct. 6th, 2010 06:01 am)
AKA, "Castle" Ep 3.03
ALSO AKA, my life

Okay so it's not quite that bad, but it seems like no matter what, I end up doing things last minute. It's...working so far? It won't stay that way. It's cut into my TV watching time, but I always make time for "Castle" (and "Judge Judy" but we aren't here to talk about that).

I didn't post on last week's ep, but then I don't feel a need to comment on every single ep as it airs. Some people do, and that's fine and dandy for them; just not my thing. But 3.02 was a good episode and I liked it. The reason I'm commenting on episode 3 though?

I'm not saying what I called or anything, so there should be no cries of "Spoiler Alert!" I'm just saying, I called it, early on, and I have witnesses to back me up. I have MSN logs with my prediction and I was, in fact, proven correct.

And part of me struts around, showing off my pretty feathers, and the rest of me sits here and pouts at the realization that if I can figure it out that quickly, how good is that plot? Because I normally don't figure things out, and certainly not that early.

Which isn't me saying I'm dumb. Not to stroke my own ego too much, but I have tested at a 120 IQ. When I watch shows though, I very easily suspend disbelief and usually shut down what deductive faculties I have because I Want The Ride. I want to be astounded, I want to sit up at the end and go "Oooooooooooooooo!" And, even if I were keenly paying attention and intent on figuring everything out along with our main character? I SUCK AT DEDUCTION. Anything above basic level 1+1=2 usually ends with me in tears.

I am an analyst. Give unto me data and let me analyze it: this follows this pattern, this is comparable to this other thing, this is the effect of that cause. But do not ask me to look at fact 1 and fact 2 and give you fact 3 from them. I am not a fact generator usually; I require facts. It's like asking a plant to make carbon dioxide for you; you've got it backwards.

So yes, while part of me is singing, "We Are the Champions" and jumping around, hands in the air like Rocky, the rest of me is going, "Damn, that was really easy to figure out. I like it better when I'm surprised at the end." Does it impact my enjoyment of the show overall? Of course not. Does it impact my enjoyment of this particular episode? Eh, a smidge.

However, combined with certain other, completely obvious (even to me) moments, it worries me for the future of the show. And, of course, there's the recent departure of Mr. Cannell. RIP, man. I bet when he got to Heaven, God was like, "Dude! A-Team rocked so hard! Come sit by me."

So we'll hope I'm being unnecessarily paranoid.
Now if you'll excuse me, I intend to take a test drive of this new innovation in sanity-preservation. I believe it's called "sleep"?


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