ndnickerson: steveholt! (ad-maeby steveholt!)
Day 11 - A show that disappointed you

Oh hell. The list of shows that haven't disappointed me is much shorter.

-Chuck - I've written many, many entries on why Season 3 just didn't work as well as I was expecting. (In fact, I'm working on another retrospect one.) That's not to say I won't be watching Season 4; I just feel like S3 was a lot of wheel-spinning.
-Veronica Mars - Seasons 1 and 2 were strong, especially S1; I lost interest in the show halfway through S3.
-Big Bang Theory - I liked Leonard/Penny until it happened. (I'm sure the show could manage to screw up Sheldon/Penny too, let's be honest.)
-The X-Files - should have ended with S7.
-Lois & Clark - You have to admit, that lame clone marrying Clark thing was... yeah, lame. On the whole, though, I did love this series, and the cliffhanger at the end was just mean, considering that we never saw the resolution.
-Law & Order: Criminal Intent - got rid of Goren and Eames. After driving Goren's personal life off a cliff.

Otherwise I get disappointed when a show doesn't live up to its hype - I think Harper's Island was good but I was expecting something a little different. And sometimes I'll get very excited about a show but then its pilot utterly sucks and I have no interest in watching after that. (I figured out very early that I didn't want to watch Desperate Housewives, Brothers & Sisters, or Grey's Anatomy every week.) It's possible those shows got better. I'm probably not going to tune back in to find that out.

(Also, am I disappointed that Stabler and Benson haven't hooked up? Yeah, a little, even though I stopped watching SVU a few seasons ago.)

previous days )
ndnickerson: steveholt! (ad-maeby steveholt!)
Day 11 - A show that disappointed you

Oh hell. The list of shows that haven't disappointed me is much shorter.

-Chuck - I've written many, many entries on why Season 3 just didn't work as well as I was expecting. (In fact, I'm working on another retrospect one.) That's not to say I won't be watching Season 4; I just feel like S3 was a lot of wheel-spinning.
-Veronica Mars - Seasons 1 and 2 were strong, especially S1; I lost interest in the show halfway through S3.
-Big Bang Theory - I liked Leonard/Penny until it happened. (I'm sure the show could manage to screw up Sheldon/Penny too, let's be honest.)
-The X-Files - should have ended with S7.
-Lois & Clark - You have to admit, that lame clone marrying Clark thing was... yeah, lame. On the whole, though, I did love this series, and the cliffhanger at the end was just mean, considering that we never saw the resolution.
-Law & Order: Criminal Intent - got rid of Goren and Eames. After driving Goren's personal life off a cliff.

Otherwise I get disappointed when a show doesn't live up to its hype - I think Harper's Island was good but I was expecting something a little different. And sometimes I'll get very excited about a show but then its pilot utterly sucks and I have no interest in watching after that. (I figured out very early that I didn't want to watch Desperate Housewives, Brothers & Sisters, or Grey's Anatomy every week.) It's possible those shows got better. I'm probably not going to tune back in to find that out.

(Also, am I disappointed that Stabler and Benson haven't hooked up? Yeah, a little, even though I stopped watching SVU a few seasons ago.)

previous days )
ndnickerson: (bbt-pimp daddy)
Day 10 - A show you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving

That's actually happened quite a lot. Usually at that point it takes someone's outside recommendation to get me to watch.

So, here's shows I like and what I thought they were about before I started watching:

-Mad Men - Ad execs are drunken philanderers who like group sex. (That's from a promo AMC ran that included a scene from "The Long Weekend," when Roger and Don, Roger specifically, flirt with a pair of twin redheads, and Roger is clearly into the idea of the girls making out.)
-Chuck - Nerd somehow gets a computer put into his head and magically becomes a spy. (Well, if magically means two and a half seasons later. And the premise does sound insane; it's all in the execution.)
-Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Blonde airhead valley girl somehow is able to fight vampires. (A much more apt description of the movie.)
-Legend of the Seeker - Ridiculously hot guy, his untouchable girlfriend, and an old guy in a robe have a lot of fights in the woods. (Originally I had it on as background noise because the scenery is glorious. Then I got intrigued by the actual plot.)
-Big Bang Theory - Four viciously stereotyped nerds flirt with their neighbor across the hall, who may also live there, who knows. (Yes, before I watched I thought Howard and Raj lived in the apartment too; half the time it seems like they do.)

previous days )
ndnickerson: (bbt-pimp daddy)
Day 10 - A show you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving

That's actually happened quite a lot. Usually at that point it takes someone's outside recommendation to get me to watch.

So, here's shows I like and what I thought they were about before I started watching:

-Mad Men - Ad execs are drunken philanderers who like group sex. (That's from a promo AMC ran that included a scene from "The Long Weekend," when Roger and Don, Roger specifically, flirt with a pair of twin redheads, and Roger is clearly into the idea of the girls making out.)
-Chuck - Nerd somehow gets a computer put into his head and magically becomes a spy. (Well, if magically means two and a half seasons later. And the premise does sound insane; it's all in the execution.)
-Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Blonde airhead valley girl somehow is able to fight vampires. (A much more apt description of the movie.)
-Legend of the Seeker - Ridiculously hot guy, his untouchable girlfriend, and an old guy in a robe have a lot of fights in the woods. (Originally I had it on as background noise because the scenery is glorious. Then I got intrigued by the actual plot.)
-Big Bang Theory - Four viciously stereotyped nerds flirt with their neighbor across the hall, who may also live there, who knows. (Yes, before I watched I thought Howard and Raj lived in the apartment too; half the time it seems like they do.)

previous days )
ndnickerson: (bbt-sheldon/penny)
Title: knee deep
Author: [livejournal.com profile] ndnickerson
Fandom: Big Bang Theory
Characters: Penny/Sheldon
Rating: PG-13
Summary: And then she forgot about it, because honestly, what the hell. "This is my friend Sheldon, he likes talking about complicated science things and you can't ever sit on his cushion and he has labels on everything and if he gets sick you have to sing Soft-Kitty until he falls asleep, and he thinks he's better than you. Hey, want to have a baby he'll raise to be his clone?"
Spoilers: All aired (through 3x13)
Word Count: 3138
Disclaimer: Not mine, don't sue.
Note: Written for Porn Battle IX; prompts: experiment, jealousy, soft-kitty.


Penny was half-watching a rerun of Jersey Shore )
ndnickerson: (bbt-sheldon/penny)
Title: knee deep
Author: [livejournal.com profile] ndnickerson
Fandom: Big Bang Theory
Characters: Penny/Sheldon
Rating: PG-13
Summary: And then she forgot about it, because honestly, what the hell. "This is my friend Sheldon, he likes talking about complicated science things and you can't ever sit on his cushion and he has labels on everything and if he gets sick you have to sing Soft-Kitty until he falls asleep, and he thinks he's better than you. Hey, want to have a baby he'll raise to be his clone?"
Spoilers: All aired (through 3x13)
Word Count: 3138
Disclaimer: Not mine, don't sue.
Note: Written for Porn Battle IX; prompts: experiment, jealousy, soft-kitty.


Penny was half-watching a rerun of Jersey Shore )
ndnickerson: (bbt-sheldon/penny)
Title: the omega
Author: [livejournal.com profile] ndnickerson
Fandom: Big Bang Theory
Characters: Somewhat ensemble but mostly Sheldon, Penny
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Someone has to be the alpha male.
Spoilers: Set kind of mid-Season 3. Vague spoilers through 3x10, Gorilla Experiment.
Warning(s): Somewhat, vaguely, potentially disturbing content.
Word Count: 3060
Disclaimer: Not mine, don't sue.

the omega )
ndnickerson: (bbt-sheldon/penny)
Title: the omega
Author: [livejournal.com profile] ndnickerson
Fandom: Big Bang Theory
Characters: Somewhat ensemble but mostly Sheldon, Penny
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Someone has to be the alpha male.
Spoilers: Set kind of mid-Season 3. Vague spoilers through 3x10, Gorilla Experiment.
Warning(s): Somewhat, vaguely, potentially disturbing content.
Word Count: 3060
Disclaimer: Not mine, don't sue.

the omega )
ndnickerson: (bbt-sheldon/penny)
Title: too easy
Fandom: The Big Bang Theory
Characters: Penny/Sheldon
Prompt: curiosity, epiphany
Word Count: 1554
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Penny accepts a dare. Things go downhill from there.
Author's Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] oxoniensis's Porn Battle; also posted here. Set, oh, about 3 months after 2x23. And it's a little odd, let me know how I did.


and suddenly this doesn't feel right at all )
ndnickerson: (bbt-sheldon/penny)
Title: too easy
Fandom: The Big Bang Theory
Characters: Penny/Sheldon
Prompt: curiosity, epiphany
Word Count: 1554
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Penny accepts a dare. Things go downhill from there.
Author's Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] oxoniensis's Porn Battle; also posted here. Set, oh, about 3 months after 2x23. And it's a little odd, let me know how I did.


and suddenly this doesn't feel right at all )
ndnickerson: (iron man-arc reactor)
-i finished the big bang theory season 2 this weekend, and then dipped my toe into sheldon/penny fanfic. that particular ship is reminding me of how i felt when i first started reading goren/eames fic, for law & order: criminal intent: i was fine reading it but didn't particularly want to see it on the show. especially with how batshit the writers have occasionally been of late. i'm definitely beginning to understand sheldon/penny, although i do still get sad when leonard is obviously pining over penny on the show.

-speaking of law & order: criminal intent, did anyone else watching notice the lack of beard continuity at the end of the most recent show? i would find screencaps to demonstrate, but i am lazy. anyway:

goren with medical examiner: shaved
goren in bullpen in next damn scene: bearded.

if i had the time or mental energy i'd blame it on some sort of undercover operation. or maybe he was being moses in a school play. with his niece. the niece that i can't quite figure out his exact relation to. yay for retcon! although retcon still can't explain the magical beard. like he's one of those play-doh heads or a chia pet.

-or like in mst3k: space mutiny when the woman who had died a few scenes earlier was somehow magically on the bridge again. "i think it's very nice of you to give that dead woman another chance."

-i had forgotten that i had mst3k: phantom planet on dvd. love it when that happens.

-photos from iron man 2 are out! i'm so excited.

-[ETA] forgot the stupidest/most important point: i've been seeing so much on Sims 3 and people creating fandom characters (sheldon and penny, mostly) in the game that now i almost want to get a copy and make a little River Heights with nancy and ned living in it. oh, and chuck and sarah in their own apartment. THIS URGE MUST BE STOPPED.

ooh guess what, poll time!

[Poll #1415556]
ndnickerson: (iron man-arc reactor)
-i finished the big bang theory season 2 this weekend, and then dipped my toe into sheldon/penny fanfic. that particular ship is reminding me of how i felt when i first started reading goren/eames fic, for law & order: criminal intent: i was fine reading it but didn't particularly want to see it on the show. especially with how batshit the writers have occasionally been of late. i'm definitely beginning to understand sheldon/penny, although i do still get sad when leonard is obviously pining over penny on the show.

-speaking of law & order: criminal intent, did anyone else watching notice the lack of beard continuity at the end of the most recent show? i would find screencaps to demonstrate, but i am lazy. anyway:

goren with medical examiner: shaved
goren in bullpen in next damn scene: bearded.

if i had the time or mental energy i'd blame it on some sort of undercover operation. or maybe he was being moses in a school play. with his niece. the niece that i can't quite figure out his exact relation to. yay for retcon! although retcon still can't explain the magical beard. like he's one of those play-doh heads or a chia pet.

-or like in mst3k: space mutiny when the woman who had died a few scenes earlier was somehow magically on the bridge again. "i think it's very nice of you to give that dead woman another chance."

-i had forgotten that i had mst3k: phantom planet on dvd. love it when that happens.

-photos from iron man 2 are out! i'm so excited.

-[ETA] forgot the stupidest/most important point: i've been seeing so much on Sims 3 and people creating fandom characters (sheldon and penny, mostly) in the game that now i almost want to get a copy and make a little River Heights with nancy and ned living in it. oh, and chuck and sarah in their own apartment. THIS URGE MUST BE STOPPED.

ooh guess what, poll time!

[Poll #1415556]

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