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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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James Marsters and Charisma Carpenter are guest starring together on a S7 episode of Supernatural as a husband and wife!!!!!!!!!!  akdjfaldjfalkdjfaldkfjadlkfj.  I was already invested in this show, and now I am DOUBLY INVESTED SO I CAN WATCH SPIKE AND CORDELIA BE MARRIED AND INTERACT WITH DEAN AND SAM.

Description of the episode under cut )

This makes me super happy for a lot of reasons.  There's the obvious one, that seeing these two BtVS alums reunite on-screen is nerdgasmic- they didn't get to interact on AtS a lot, but they always sizzled (in a snarky, non-sexual way) when they did.  Second, I just like them both individually and am very happy to see them get work.  Third, it looks like a really fun episode in which they'll get to snark a lot and bring lots of personality to the plot.  Fourth and sort of a repeat is that I am extra, extra happy to see JM get television work, even if it's just a one-off guest episode, because he doesn't seem to act much anymore, which is a shame given his talent.  He's not nearly as good looking nowadays as he was a few years ago, but maybe he'll get back into the swing of things yet.  Or maybe he's just happy doing his music and cons, in which case, I'm grateful I get to see him on two TV series (the other being Hawaii Five-0) this fall.

And here's my big question: Will I be able to stop myself from watching it live because I don't want to jump ahead in the series or will I give in and flail in real time?  SO EXCITED.

ETA: According to this other article on the news, Jewel Staite (AKA Kaylee from Firefly) is also guest starring this season in the third episode!
gryfndor_godess: (Anya party)
James Marsters and Charisma Carpenter are guest starring together on a S7 episode of Supernatural as a husband and wife!!!!!!!!!!  akdjfaldjfalkdjfaldkfjadlkfj.  I was already invested in this show, and now I am DOUBLY INVESTED SO I CAN WATCH SPIKE AND CORDELIA BE MARRIED AND INTERACT WITH DEAN AND SAM.

Description of the episode under cut )

This makes me super happy for a lot of reasons.  There's the obvious one, that seeing these two BtVS alums reunite on-screen is nerdgasmic- they didn't get to interact on AtS a lot, but they always sizzled (in a snarky, non-sexual way) when they did.  Second, I just like them both individually and am very happy to see them get work.  Third, it looks like a really fun episode in which they'll get to snark a lot and bring lots of personality to the plot.  Fourth and sort of a repeat is that I am extra, extra happy to see JM get television work, even if it's just a one-off guest episode, because he doesn't seem to act much anymore, which is a shame given his talent.  He's not nearly as good looking nowadays as he was a few years ago, but maybe he'll get back into the swing of things yet.  Or maybe he's just happy doing his music and cons, in which case, I'm grateful I get to see him on two TV series (the other being Hawaii Five-0) this fall.

And here's my big question: Will I be able to stop myself from watching it live because I don't want to jump ahead in the series or will I give in and flail in real time?  SO EXCITED.

ETA: According to this other article on the news, Jewel Staite (AKA Kaylee from Firefly) is also guest starring this season in the third episode!

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