1. So I have this new Tivo, and it makes me do foolish things. Like watch an episode of Charmed, which I haven't done in ... oh, six or seven years? I used to watch Charmed, actually - not compulsively, but somewhat routinely - but then the show kind of ticked me off a few too many times and I stopped watching.
Anyway, this was an early season one episode, and I'm watching it and thinking, "Geez, have I seen Brian Kraus in something lately? I feel like I've seen that overly-smiley face and that spikey light-brown hair recently." But no, imdb tells me I have not seen Brian Kraus in anything at all besides Charmed. Still, it keeps bugging me. But then the next night, when I'm sitting around watching Fallen and Homecoming, ALL OF A SUDDEN it hits me. Jonas looks an *awful* lot like Leo. lol
2. Andy Mikita is my favorite Stargate director. And no, that's not just because of last week's SGU episode. *g* If I try to write an actual meta explaining why, I'll a) look like an idiot because I know nothing about the art at all, and b) never finish it because, you know, this is me we're talking about. But what it boils down to is this. I love the big, flashy stories that RCC and Martin Wood put together, I really do. But when they give the big stories to Andy Mikita, it just seems so much more like it's telling the story *through* the character moments, rather than telling the story and the character moments just happen to be there. I mean, the same sorts of moments exists in the episodes regardless, but - well, idk what it is, because visual media is not my strong suit, but there is something about the pair interactions in his episodes, the way they are filmed or edited or blocked or something
- that draws me in more.
Or, alternately, it's because he seems to have directed a lot of episodes with Sam moments that I like an awful lot. And Jack moments. And Sam and Jack moments. Yes. :)
3. Okay, I'm curious about prevailing fannish opinion on something. Or at least, prevailing flist-ish opinion? *g* ( a post-SGA question which pretty much reveals the end of the series so I'll cut it just in case )
And hey, since a_loquita
and I chatted about this topic a bit back when she was working on one of her fics, let me take this opportunity to tell you that you should go read it now if you haven't already. Or re-read it! Linger this Time
, Teen, Sam/Jack, post-SGA, spoilers for Enemy at the Gate. A lovely little story about being together even though some days you have to be apart.