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Insta-thoughts on 6.15 under the cut, replete with spoilers...


I know this ep is going to provoke strong reactions in people, and I'm sad to say that I'm on the made-of-fail side. Whenever a show has an ep that's about the TV industry, I inevitably feel like I'm an outsider who doesn't get all of the in-jokes. I'm glad for them that they could make themselves happy with various references to RL and to the industry and so on, but it didn't float my boat. I felt the same way with "Hollywood Babylon", and this was even worse.

Not that it didn't have its moments, like the freeze-to-black the second time they went through the window and the new Raphael. But my embarrassment squick went off at the overly-long scene where they couldn't perform in front of the camera; it was funny to see their overacting the first couple of times, but then it got to be too much. And then the shoot-up-the-set thing was awful. I'm sure Kripke enjoyed being shot to death in slo-mo, but I can't find entertainment value in someone shooting up a workplace like that.

The most interesting part of the ep, which I probably would have missed if not for the previouslies, was the blood-bowl call to Raphael. So Meg was calling an angel back in S1? And the possessed guy in "Croatoan", too.  Verrrrry innnnnnteresting.....

I have to admit I beamed when Sam couldn't consider even for a second staying in this world because here they weren't brothers. :)

But I can't even look forward to next week because the preview showed like my biggest squick of all time. DNW.


Comments

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slothy_girl
Feb. 26th, 2011 04:00 am (UTC)
Yeah i know- the preview was kinda stupid but im still looking forward to it if only because i want to know if they will continue with the alledged seventh season :)

But that's too bad that you didnt enjoy it that much- hopefully regardless of the preview, next weeks episode will be more suited to your tastes!
zubeneschamali
Feb. 27th, 2011 05:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
greeneyes_fan
Feb. 26th, 2011 04:12 am (UTC)
Yeah, there were a few scenes I found too embarrassing to watch. And the Angel of Weapons did make me go, "What? He just shot like 10 people who were just trying to do their jobs! How is that entertaining?"

I did enjoy the scene where Gen kissed Sam and Sam did a poor job of not freaking out.

Meg was calling Azazel, her daddy. He was probably a fallen angel, rather than an ordinary demon, because things like holy water didn't work on him. However, I think the bowl-phone works for anyone willing to use it. Brady used it to call Pestilence back the end of last season.
zubeneschamali
Feb. 27th, 2011 05:17 pm (UTC)
And the Angel of Weapons did make me go, "What? He just shot like 10 people who were just trying to do their jobs! How is that entertaining?"

Yeah, exactly. It's not like it's not a violent show, but usually it's not so senseless.

I hadn't remembered that about the bowl-phone; thanks!
darkershadeof
Feb. 26th, 2011 02:14 pm (UTC)
I stopped watching spn, but I'm dling this ep anyway, I want to see how they handled it. I bet some scenes will be funny, others will probably be omgwhy? I usually need fandom to explain all the in-jokes too, so yeah.

PS: Love your icon!
zubeneschamali
Feb. 27th, 2011 05:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks on the icon! The last few eps have been much better; this one I just didn't like much.
kasman
Feb. 26th, 2011 10:44 pm (UTC)
Personally, I'm still undecided. Some of it was just totally cringeworthy, had me wincing. Some of it I didn't mind so much. Some of it, I enjoyed. But overall, the vote's still out.
zubeneschamali
Feb. 27th, 2011 05:19 pm (UTC)
I'm currently "meh" leading towards "blech", although there were some good points.
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