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I realized a few days ago why I'm still having cognitive dissonance when I think of Ringer (besides the fact that if I'm watching SMG, I also expect to see James, Alyson, Nick, Michelle, Emma, and Tony on-screen) and why the little interview snippets and previews I watch aren't making me more excited.  All of SMG's co-stars are men.  There may be one other female (I think there was some casting shuffling a while ago), but she hasn't shown up in any of the previews.  Add to that, the actor who plays Bridget's sponsor said when describing his role, "of course" his character loved her, which implies to me that at some point, if not to begin with, all the male characters are going to be vying for her affection.  Bridget is one of those women whom every male falls for.  There's nothing wrong with that trope, per se, but it is one that can easily go wrong if romance becomes the sole focus of that female character's life.

Adding to my disappointment that there aren't more strong female characters on the show, it's just going to be weird to see SMG surrounded by guys.  BtVS wasn't a feminist show only thematically but also in its casting; not many dramas even today, I think, have an even number of men and women, let alone more women than men.  I want SMG to interact with other women; I don't want to watch SMG interact with a harem of men.  On a more personal note, with the exception of Ioan Gruffudd (whose real accent is really throwing me- never thought I might prefer an American accent to a British accent...), I also don't find any of them attractive.  Dark, thin, and broody isn't my type, and that label seems to fit every supporting actor I've seen so far.  Someone somewhere, maybe on my flist or maybe on a media blog, commented that at their most basic, all the men seemed to resemble Freddie Prinze Jr., and since as a producer SMG was involved in casting, she apparently has a type; I agree with that hypothesis.

Onto a different TV show: Charisma Carpenter tweeted this photo of her and James from the SPN set.  I am doubly excited to see this episode because I found a friend here at school who's obsessed with both SPN and BtVS and who flipped out when I told her, and we might have an episode-watching party when the time comes (fortunately for me, that means she could explain anything that was really confusing, since I will most likely be nowhere near caught up to S7 when the episode airs).  We're also going to have a BtVS-cast-members-in-other-projects party and watch Chance (Amber Benson's movie with James Marsters) and Timer (Emma Caulfield), both of which I highly recommend.
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I realized a few days ago why I'm still having cognitive dissonance when I think of Ringer (besides the fact that if I'm watching SMG, I also expect to see James, Alyson, Nick, Michelle, Emma, and Tony on-screen) and why the little interview snippets and previews I watch aren't making me more excited.  All of SMG's co-stars are men.  There may be one other female (I think there was some casting shuffling a while ago), but she hasn't shown up in any of the previews.  Add to that, the actor who plays Bridget's sponsor said when describing his role, "of course" his character loved her, which implies to me that at some point, if not to begin with, all the male characters are going to be vying for her affection.  Bridget is one of those women whom every male falls for.  There's nothing wrong with that trope, per se, but it is one that can easily go wrong if romance becomes the sole focus of that female character's life.

Adding to my disappointment that there aren't more strong female characters on the show, it's just going to be weird to see SMG surrounded by guys.  BtVS wasn't a feminist show only thematically but also in its casting; not many dramas even today, I think, have an even number of men and women, let alone more women than men.  I want SMG to interact with other women; I don't want to watch SMG interact with a harem of men.  On a more personal note, with the exception of Ioan Gruffudd (whose real accent is really throwing me- never thought I might prefer an American accent to a British accent...), I also don't find any of them attractive.  Dark, thin, and broody isn't my type, and that label seems to fit every supporting actor I've seen so far.  Someone somewhere, maybe on my flist or maybe on a media blog, commented that at their most basic, all the men seemed to resemble Freddie Prinze Jr., and since as a producer SMG was involved in casting, she apparently has a type; I agree with that hypothesis.

Onto a different TV show: Charisma Carpenter tweeted this photo of her and James from the SPN set.  I am doubly excited to see this episode because I found a friend here at school who's obsessed with both SPN and BtVS and who flipped out when I told her, and we might have an episode-watching party when the time comes (fortunately for me, that means she could explain anything that was really confusing, since I will most likely be nowhere near caught up to S7 when the episode airs).  We're also going to have a BtVS-cast-members-in-other-projects party and watch Chance (Amber Benson's movie with James Marsters) and Timer (Emma Caulfield), both of which I highly recommend.
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Hollywood Reporter hosted a really cool interview with Sarah Michelle Gellar, Maggie Q, Yvonne Strahovski (AKA Sarah from Chuck), Anna Torv (AKA Olivia from Fringe), Jennifer Morrison (AKA Cameron on House and Zoe on HIMYM), and Britt Robertson.  The moderators ask some questions, but basically the women are just talking with each other, trading stories, and discussing their shows, both current and past.  SMG is heavily featured.  The link has a transcript and two clips worth reading/watching.  I'm definitely getting more excited about Ringer, and Once Upon A Time looks interesting, too.
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Hollywood Reporter hosted a really cool interview with Sarah Michelle Gellar, Maggie Q, Yvonne Strahovski (AKA Sarah from Chuck), Anna Torv (AKA Olivia from Fringe), Jennifer Morrison (AKA Cameron on House and Zoe on HIMYM), and Britt Robertson.  The moderators ask some questions, but basically the women are just talking with each other, trading stories, and discussing their shows, both current and past.  SMG is heavily featured.  The link has a transcript and two clips worth reading/watching.  I'm definitely getting more excited about Ringer, and Once Upon A Time looks interesting, too.
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It looks like I will have my first CW show to watch next season, because the CW has reportedly picked up SMG's pilot "Ringer"!  Though CBS and ABC co-produced it, apparently CBS's love for SMG did not extend to the pilot.  While CBS's pass does not imbue me with enthusiasm, maybe Ringer will have a better chance on the CW anyway because it probably won't be competing against as many shows in the same target demographic.  Also, if it's on the CW it will probably be picked up for next fall, whereas CBS might have moved it to a mid-season pickup in 2012 (and I have waited long enough to have SMG back on the small screen, thanks).  So this CW switch-up is surprising news, but I'd say it's also good news.  :D
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It looks like I will have my first CW show to watch next season, because the CW has reportedly picked up SMG's pilot "Ringer"!  Though CBS and ABC co-produced it, apparently CBS's love for SMG did not extend to the pilot.  While CBS's pass does not imbue me with enthusiasm, maybe Ringer will have a better chance on the CW anyway because it probably won't be competing against as many shows in the same target demographic.  Also, if it's on the CW it will probably be picked up for next fall, whereas CBS might have moved it to a mid-season pickup in 2012 (and I have waited long enough to have SMG back on the small screen, thanks).  So this CW switch-up is surprising news, but I'd say it's also good news.  :D

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Jan. 15th, 2011 09:47 am
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 Aaaaaaahhhhhhh, Sarah Michelle Gellar is coming back to TV!!!!!  According to Entertainment Weekly, she is set to star in and exec produce a drama called Ringer about a "troubled young woman on the run who hides out by living the life of her wealthy twin sister, until she learns her sibling's life has a bounty on it as well."  Aaaahhhh, she plays twins so we could have 2 SMGs on screen!  CBS has just picked up the pilot!  I really really really really hope this is true and not a rumor!

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Jan. 15th, 2011 09:47 am
gryfndor_godess: (Anya party)
 Aaaaaaahhhhhhh, Sarah Michelle Gellar is coming back to TV!!!!!  According to Entertainment Weekly, she is set to star in and exec produce a drama called Ringer about a "troubled young woman on the run who hides out by living the life of her wealthy twin sister, until she learns her sibling's life has a bounty on it as well."  Aaaahhhh, she plays twins so we could have 2 SMGs on screen!  CBS has just picked up the pilot!  I really really really really hope this is true and not a rumor!

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