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Summer TV Marathon Report, Pt. 2

Okay. So I finished two series since the last report on Teen Wolf: Bob's Burgers and Revenge. I enjoyed both!

Bob's Burgers

S1 is on Netflix streaming, and S2 is on Hulu Plus, so I was able to watch all 21 or so episodes. I wasn't sure what I thought of it at first, especially the odd pacing and voice acting, but I love Kristen Schaal, so I kept with it. By the time I got 3-4 episodes in, I was sold. My favorite things?

1) Tina. Fandom is responsible for this, but I think I would have loved her on my own. She is just so awkward, and the "Bad Tina"/friend fiction episode is amazing. I tried to find a specific Tumblr gifset of the scene where she reads her "butt touching" self-insert fic to the whole cafeteria, but failed. I watched a video of a girl reading her Ashton Kutcher self-insert at a middle school talent show (which I can also not find, help) right afterward and all I could think was TINATINATINA.

2) The cuts at the end of scenes. They're almost like punchlines of themselves.

3) The weird, wonderful universe of their little town.


Revenge

I resisted this show because it is a nighttime soap, and I generally don't enjoy them. But I saw that Hulu Plus had the entire first season. Again, I thought I'd give it a 3-4 episode go... and couldn't stop watching. Every episode ends in a cliffie, and you know how I love those. ;) What I liked:

1) Emily. She's smart, determined, flawed.

2) Emily and Nolan teaming up. They were perfect BFFs in crime and almost every scene with the two of them working together were my favorites. In the finale, for example, [Spoiler (click to open)]where Emily escapes her handcuffs and Nolan says "I'm not worthy" - ♥. I do not ship them at all, but I'd love recs for friendship!caper fic.

3) The love triangle. I liked how Daniel was a believable mark-turns-real, and the way Jack was handled, too. I want Jack to find out! If he doesn't in S2, it might put me off the show, though.


So now I'd like to try to watch It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - but it doesn't appear to be streaming on any of my services. I know it's in syndication, but I really like to watch things in order! Any suggestions?

Comments

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mrsfisk
Jun. 14th, 2012 10:50 pm (UTC)
My favorite site in the whole world to watch shows I don't want to download

http://watchseries.eu/serie/its_always_sunny_in_philadelphia
htbthomas
Jun. 14th, 2012 10:57 pm (UTC)
Yay! Thank you. ♥
myr_soleil
Jun. 14th, 2012 11:56 pm (UTC)
I look forward to your Sunny thoughts! It's a really weird show. I still don't know if I actually enjoy it.
htbthomas
Jun. 15th, 2012 01:40 am (UTC)
I watched one so far - it definitely is weird, but I didn't click out of it! I'm going to give it a season at least. :)
revengent
Jun. 15th, 2012 03:16 am (UTC)
I'm glad you ended up liking Revenge! The soapish feel had me not watching it for awhile, but I watched the first because I promised my mom I would and damn it I was hooked. But I agree, Emily and Nolan's friendship is the best thing ever <3
htbthomas
Jun. 15th, 2012 03:17 am (UTC)
They really rock! I love seeing bits of the backstory, too. :)
blithers
Jun. 15th, 2012 03:44 am (UTC)
Yah! I really like Sunny, although it's kind of an... acquired taste? I kept thinking it was just on the line of funny enough to keep watching, and then somewhere along the line I started to just out and out love it. It snuck up on me.

The fact that they're like, all friends in real life and inter-married and whatnot kind of contributes to my love, I think. I mean, the Waitress and Charlie are totally married in real life! Mac and Sweet Dee started dating making the show and are now also married! It's just perfect.

If you do like It's Always Sunny, I have an AMAZING fanfiction rec for you that's a Sunny/Inception crossover. It's epic, and hilariously awesome.

http://archiveofourown.org/works/279409

You'll have to save this until you've made it through a good chunk of the show... the more you've seen, the funnier it becomes.
htbthomas
Jun. 15th, 2012 03:47 am (UTC)
I'm hoping that will happen for me, too. I see lots of people in fandom who are crazy for it, so I knew I had to give it at least a good try.

Oo, I will totally come back to this entry for that fic when I've watched at least up to the year Inception came out. :D
thrace_adams
Jun. 15th, 2012 08:26 pm (UTC)
I Love Revenge and Emily and Nolan teaming up are the best :D
htbthomas
Jun. 16th, 2012 04:04 am (UTC)
They're fabulous! I'm surprised not many have figured out their true connection yet...
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