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Massive image below the cut )

In case you were wondering about everything else.

If you need fixes sooner, lots of actors, directors of photography, etc, are on twitter and tweeting pictures from set right now, including Masi Oka as a regular on Hawaii Five-0 season 2.
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I don't know if everyone reads Henry Jenkins's very interesting Acafan blog, but if you're at all into the academic study of fandom and fandom's infrastructure, then I think it's worth a whirl once in a while. It lives in my RSS reader under "nerd," where it dutifully produces posts about remix culture and sometimes -- like today -- Henry Jenkins's feelings about feelings!

Two things collided over the past week for me as a loyal television viewer and I want to get them off my chest. I give fair warning that this is going to be a bit of a rant. There's almost no aca here and a hell of a lot of fan.

The first is that after watching House M.D. with some great pleasure for seven seasons, I am more and more facing the grim reality that it has more or less jumped the shark this season thanks to its frustrating and ill-conceived representation of the on-again, off-again love affair between House and Cuddy.

The second is that I have been more or less inhaling Castle for the past month or so, watching several episodes a night in true "can't eat just one" spirit, having somehow failed to discover it until its third season, and much of what has fueled my passion for this series has been its sophisticated handling of the relationships (all of them in their varied forms and contexts) between the central characters.

-- Source

Now there are a couple of things that are of particular interest to me in this post:

1. Someone fannishly inclined is still watching House?
2. You really didn't see that inevitable shitshow between Cuddy and House coming?
3. Ha ha ha oh my God, Henry, you adorable shipper.

No, but seriously, his is a good question: why aren't there a lot of committed relationships in media? Of the few that he mentions, Castle, despite its flurry of other delightful relationships, doesn't really count because as my Castle Watching Friends complain constantly, they haven't bagged it or tagged it yet, and White Collar is basically a walking talking PSA for functional polyamory pretending to be a USA series about "crime" and "stolen Nazi treasure."

My guess? Beyond the fact that people in TV land don't really know how to write it, I think we like the ride better than the conclusion. I'm totally stealing a line from a Barbara Streisand movie about how love and beauty, while not skin deep, aren't going to hurt you in your quest to bag a fellow professor at Columbia which maybe I watched like 48 times during my formative years -- anyway, I am stealing a line when I say, nobody talks about the after of the happily ever after, about Cinderella compulsively cleaning the castle after getting married.

But this is where I break with Jenkins: I'm not actually sure I want TV to portray a stable relationship. I like to think we don't use TV as a Idiot's Guide to life, and people will feel out the boundaries of their own big forever loves or comfortable relationships -- what we don't get out of ordinary life for the most part is the sweeping romance and the epic drama you can get away with in television. Plus, you know, fucked up people are more fun.

Or maybe I'm just still bitter about House.
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Big news, guys! Everyone is on break for the holidays, even tv shows, but here's when you can expect some of our favourites to air again:

Nikita, Fringe, 30 Rock, Bones, White Collar, NCIS, NCIS LA, CSI NY, The Mentalist, The Big Bang Theory, Hawaii Five-0, Castle, How I Met Your Mother, Doctor Who )

What else are you excited about? Some shows haven't listed when they're coming back yet, but when we do, we'll let you know.
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[personal profile] thatneedslube: Who gave Nathan Fillion access to liquid nitrogen? Is there video?
[personal profile] thatneedslube: did he accidentally lose a hand, or his dick?
[personal profile] stopitsomemore: ahhAHHAHAHA
[personal profile] stopitsomemore: And thank you for making it so I don't have to come up with any clever commentary for the post.
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Guys, all of my favourite shows are wrapping up, and soon it will be the long, slow death of summer: the time I hate most. All I have to look forward to is dick jokes with the fanspastic staff, delicious picnics in the park, and okay, yes, another season of Merlin filled with delightful, gorgeous and shirtless Bradley James and the beautiful sight of Colin Morgan crying, and Katie McGrath filling out a dress in hot ways, and Angel Coulby having glowing skin and Anthony Head sexily bossing people ar---

Right. A long summer of nothing but dick jokes and maybe bad fanfiction. It's my thing. In the meantime, here are some charts and graphs and things about shows I love and will miss over the break.

Right this way to me being shallow and delighted, then bawling )
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• If you get 100% on this quiz, we're locking you out your house until you get a tan. (And fittingly, [personal profile] whyareyoulikethis just cheered 'cause she got a perfect score. Right.) Go test your knowledge of Star Trek fanfic here. Keep in mind, a perfect score is dubious; getting less than half, see your remedial reading here, please.

Two new clips from Supernatural 5x15!

• Recap of Castle's panel at the Paley Festival!

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