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Numb3rs has such awesome lines, lots of random knowledge gained ♥
here are some quotes from 6x01 "Hang Man":

Larry: "the milky way tastes like raspberries" (this is true btw)

Don: a guy's sitting on a roof in the middle of a flood, a boat comes along and he says 'no no God will save me', another boat passes and he says the same thing, then a helicopter comes along and he still says 'God is on his way'; so the guy drowns, and he asks God, 'why didn't you save me?', and God says, 'what do you want from me? i sent you two boats and a helicopter!' (this is paraphrased a little)

more on season 5:
the last half of season 5 was pretty awesome; lots more female-interaction (Liz, Nikki, Amita, Robin...Millie seems to have gone AWOL though...), and Liz is part of the team again ♥ but Nikki is still kinda annoying, but then again maybe it's because she's not as sympathetic as the previous "new guys"
they brought up math and mental illness again though (two episodes now, and even a direct reference to "A Beautiful Mind"), so I'm really hoping that isn't foreshadowing anything similar happening to Charlie DDD:

and now season 6:
- Don's hair is longer and curlier! \8D/
- Charlie doing flash calculations during a shootout, that was so awesome 8Q___
- David and Colby's "dates" hahahahaha XD
- same with the Charlie foreshadowing, I hope Don's shaky hands and that hugeass scar aren't leading up to anything nasty DDDDD:

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The Mentalist season 2 ramblings:
- new titlecard!
- Lisbon has long hair! so flippy!
- more Jane angst =(
- Cho discusses his juvie time! but it's still rather vague...
- I love how Cho went back to pick Jane up after Lisbon gets mad at him XD;
- Jane/Lisbon snark ♥
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why I'm loving Numb3rs season 5 a lot so far:
- it's lightening up again! less angsty moping!
- Don's curly hair is the most adorable thing ever (the brothers match!)
- Don is smiling more (which is also adorable) ♥
- Charlie stands up to the bullies!
- Charlie admitting he's addicted to FBI work ♥
- Don and Charlie defending each other ♥
- Liz seems to come back often, she's my favorite female agent =3

what I'm not liking so much:
- the new Math Analogy Scenes (TM) makes it seem cheesier than the original voice-over versions (season 3/4 was my fave) =T
- the 5x03 case was kinda WTF (aka random Colby!affair is random)
- I miss Megan D:
- need to get used to Nikki, still don't like her much...

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FlashForward episode 1x03
- I don't really like Mark...it's more the actor I guess? he tries to seem srz business, but it kinda fails when he tries too hard; I'll probably hold it to lack of charisma (unlike Don 8D)
- in fact all the FBI agents kinda seem too full of themselves (except Demetri 8D)...or maybe it's the script...their lines are way too dramatic and the actors don't seem really emotionally involved in their roles =T
- Demetri/Zoey is way too cute, they better get married, show better not break our hearts D<
- the crow thing...just...I don't even know...sure it's ~*mysterious*~ but kinda overdone =T
- I do like the fact that they have the German characters speaking German; good to know foreign languages still make it on American tv

huh, seems only reason I'm still watching this is the fact that John Cho is in it and he might maybe actually sorta kinda sing (he has a gorgeous voice)

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not following any Asian shows this season...nothing's really catching my attention...
Okada's not doing any new dramas D:
other Jap dramas probably have pretty awful acting (JE boys...*sigh*)...
maybe I'll go hunt for a Korean show?

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we're doing zombies in my consumerism course 8D
watching Dawn of the Dead next week

really loving my scifi-tv class, lots of debate on ethics and world views

time travel really is just a plot device, doesn't make sense scientifically; isn't there a rule of physics that says there are only a specific amount of atoms in the "world" so technically a person cannot just introduce their composition into a time in the past...
and if you're travelling back in time to "fix" something...once it's fixed, won't your future self lose that motivation?
the only theory that makes even marginal sense here would be alternate reality...but that would mean the future!person would be trapped in that universe...? the atoms theory still holds though =T

I also read somewhere that scientists who discovered "warp drive" say that every time a spaceship goes into warp mode (tearing up the space or displacing something or other), they would leave behind a black hole...yeah...

did some discussion on Star Trek today, and I've just realized how much of an imperialist Kirk really is =T seriously, he breaks the Prime Directive way to many times and pushes "democracy" onto "primitive" cultures, then laughs it off as just another day of "defeating evil" when Spock tries to get him to reconsider -___-
democracy is starting to look a lot like communism when it's forced upon other cultures that "don't know any better" this way; he even says "you'll love it!" as if he knows what's best
perfect metaphor for American cultural imperialism today I'd say

now I know why I never really liked Kirk that much
sure, K/S is epic and stuff, but I can never really bring myself to like TOS!Kirk by himself

and while we're on that topic, reboot!Spock kinda bothers me with his disregard for killing off the Romulans regardless of what they did...
I know he's a teenager (kinda) and his emotions are all over the place after his mom/planet's death, and he's not the "same" Spock in the alternate timeline, but isn't peaceful resolutions a key characteristic of the character of Spock?

and don't even get me started on the hypocrisy of old!Spock saying Nero was a "particularly troubled Romulan" while not divulging the fact that Nero does have his reasons (his own planet/family died) outside sociopathy; it's like pushing responsibility away from himself -_-

which is why I like TOS better since it fits a message into every 50 minutes while reboot seems rather message-less (or rather bigoted) for the whole 2 hours

that is not to say reboot isn't an enjoyable movie, I've put it on repeat several times, but it's more of a ohhh!pretty movie than a deeply philosophical one...
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First time doing a review, but I'd just like to put down my thoughts on the show, see if I can get anyone else interested. I tried to not include any major spoilers, but they will be marked/hidden.


official site @ CBS
summary from CBS website: "...a drama about an FBI agent who recruits his mathematical-genius brother to help the Bureau solve a wide range of challenging crimes in Los Angeles. The two brothers take on the most confounding criminal cases from a very distinctive perspective. Inspired by actual events, the series depicts how the confluence of police work and mathematics provides unexpected revelations and answers to the most perplexing criminal questions."

I've admittedly only watched 4 seasons so far (the 6th season just started this month) so I can't vouch for the quality of the entire series, but I really love what I've seen so far.

# # # PLOT/STORIES # # #

Of course, what makes up a crime drama are the cases that it explores. I haven't watched/liked many crime dramas actually (only The Mentalist and a few episodes of Bones) because I'm not that fond of sensationalism over dead bodies and the one-sided story-telling.

what I like )

what I dislike )


# # # CHARACTERS # # #

My absolutely favorite aspect of the show. For me, characters make or break a series, which means even if the plot is tight and polished and the cast is pretty, I still won't like it if I don't like the characters.

what I like )

what I dislike )



Overall, this series is a very character-centric crime drama that covers a wide spectrum of social issues and challenges and encourages the audience to acknowledge the usefulness of math using interesting analogies and applications.

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Well that took me a few hours...

I'm almost done season 4 by now and am advancing on season 5. I can say for sure that the show is getting darker as we go. There are still lighthearted scenes, but we can see some of the characters' psyches degenerating over time.

Very curious to how the rest of the series will progress~

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