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22 September 2014 @ 10:31 pm
*sigh*  
Has anyone else seen commercials for this ABC show Forever that started tonight? I only noticed them at first because I recognized Ioan Gruffudd - but then it turned out that the premise involved a man who's been alive for hundreds of years and can't die -

- why would anyone make this, are they trying to make my life difficult?

I don't particularly want to watch this show - the last time they tried this, with New Amsterdam, the show was terrible, and seriously, why do the immortals always have to be cops and medical examiners, and not, say, bakery owners?* - but still.


*Because supernatural shows keep going the just-add-cops route, so they can be procedurals with a touch of magic, because heaven forbid a show not be a procedural, whatever would we do if we just had to watch characters interacting without a corpse to stand over and quip about?

(also I keep having Thomas-and-Imogen feelings because of it, which are so annoying, go away you two, unless you can come back here with an actual plot resolution.)

…I did manage to write 2800 words of them over one day this summer, which sort of got me a bit closer to something like an ending, but I still don't know how to start or end the scene I wrote 2800 words of, oops, and also that is WAY TOO LONG for a scene that isn't even done -
 
 
 
litlover12: POI_F&Rlitlover12 on September 23rd, 2014 05:33 pm (UTC)
I watched a bit of it last night. Not bad. It's going to be up against Person of Interest starting tonight, though, and I doubt I'll bother to record it for later viewing.
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on September 24th, 2014 12:44 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I think I was even more frustrated after I'd watched the first episode, because why would you take that premise and waste it by just having him solve crimes with his Sherlock-style deduction skills? There are already so many detective shows out there. I know people must tune in to them, otherwise networks would stop making them, but having an immortal hero really does give you the opportunity to do something different.
La Reine Noire: Austen - Venting Spleenlareinenoire on September 24th, 2014 11:48 pm (UTC)
I don't particularly want to watch this show - the last time they tried this, with New Amsterdam, the show was terrible, and seriously, why do the immortals always have to be cops and medical examiners, and not, say, bakery owners?*

Why can't he be a librarian? Or a teacher? Or, as you say, a baker? Ugh, yeah, recent news has made me deeply disinclined to consume media involving cops. She says, still watching Hannibal, but I'm watching that one for the psychiatrist who eats people. ;)
tempestsarekind: ten is a bookwormtempestsarekind on September 25th, 2014 08:20 pm (UTC)
Oh man, I would watch a show about an immortal librarian so hard. It would be my favorite show! I would even try to write fic for it. :)

(…oh dear. I just realized that I made my immortal character [in that story I never finished] a person who works in a bookstore, after spending most of his life working in the printing and bookselling trades. At least I'm consistent?)

I have never been able to watch Hannibal (not even for Hugh Dancy!) because I'm a total wuss, but I think it gets a pass.
La Reine Noire: Terms Commonly Usedlareinenoire on September 26th, 2014 02:39 am (UTC)
It is definitely not a show for the squeamish, although if you haven't seen Pushing Daisies, I highly recommend it as a far less violent alternative (with bonus ADORABLE Lee Pace) and a truly epic quantity of pie.

I want to read a book about an immortal printer who becomes a bookseller!
tempestsarekind: hamlet/horatio OTPtempestsarekind on September 26th, 2014 05:36 pm (UTC)
I did see the first season of Pushing Daisies, though I never got my hands on the second season, apparently… it was fun, though!

Sometimes I feel like I shouldn't even call this thing I started writing years ago a "story," because it is really a bunch of scenes in which two characters sit around and talk to each other. I don't even think I ever made it clear that he used to be a printer: it's one of those things I know about him (uh, like his parish church in seventeenth-century London) that never actually got written down anywhere. :)
ayajedi: Alesha Matt looking up courtayajedi on September 25th, 2014 01:49 am (UTC)
I did see a preview commercial
tempestsarekind: freema in the mirrortempestsarekind on September 25th, 2014 08:21 pm (UTC)
I feel like I saw a lot more commercials for that show than for other things that are premiering! I guess they think they might be able to drum up an audience?