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...just because.


Buffy

- Spike's arrival.

Because suddenly vampires were not angsty gothic people, but would make ridiculous comments about Woodstock and then go watch telly.


And way before that...
- "They can fly??" "They can drive."

It was just so mundane and common-sense-y.


Farscape

- Crichton's first week in space:
"Get a tractor beam on that shuttle!"
"Tractor beam? What's that?"
"Graviton field. Attracto ray. Superglue. Whatever it is that you yanked me aboard with."
"You mean the docking web?"
"Yeah! Fine! Use it on the shuttle!"

Star Trek really has done a lot for us. Because, despite the fact that none of us have ever seen one in action, anyone who's watched even the slightest bit of television would recognise the draggy laser thing as a "tractor beam".
I loved that Crichton's space-vocabulary was completely different from everyone else's.


Also...
- Frag-cannons.
Specifically, the fact that Crichton reacts to the name "frag-cannons" by grinning and looking around to see who else has noticed the silly; and meanwhile, everyone else it taking it totally seriously because OH NOES THE FRAG CANNONS!


Doctor Who

- "Wait! The Prime Minister's an alien! ...nah, that's never going to work, is it?"

Most shows would have either had him continually insisting that the PM was an alien, with an aggrieved why-does-no-one-believe-me air, or else had him try to conceal it from the get-go. This one made a nice change.


Leverage

- Parker's origin story. With her blowing up her foster family's house to get her soft toy back.
AND IT WAS ALL CUTE AND EVERYTHING.

Date: 2012-01-05 10:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] velvetwhip
I knew I would love The Closer when Brenda turned to a surly subordinate and told him, "If I liked being called a bitch to my face, I'd still be married."


Gabrielle

Date: 2012-01-05 10:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beer_good_foamy
"They can fly??" "They can drive."

So. Much. Love. Such a brilliant way to set up the mythology of the series in six words.

Personal (cliched) favourite: that scene in one of the first episodes of The Wire where three teenage drug runners explain the entire goddamn series by explaining the rules of chess.

"These right here, these are the pawns. They like the soldiers. They move like this, one space forward only. Except when they fight, then it's like this. And they like the front lines, they be out in the field."
"So how do you get to be the king?"
"It ain't like that. See, the king stay the king, a'ight? Everything stay who he is. Except for the pawns. Now, if the pawn make it all the way down to the other dude's side, he get to be queen. And like I said, the queen ain't no bitch. She got all the moves."
"A'ight, so if I make it to the other end, I win."
"If you catch the other dude's king and trap it, *then* you win."
"A'ight, but if I make it to the end, I'm top dog."
"Nah, yo, it ain't like that. Look, the pawns, man, in the game, they get capped quick. They be out the game early."
"Unless they some smart-ass pawns..."

Date: 2012-01-05 11:43 pm (UTC)
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Yes! That first Scooby meeting hooked me into BtVS; I started loving it when Spike and Dru rolled into town.

AtS...didn't get me right away, but I had just mainlined Buffy in a couple of months and so I figured I'd give it a try. I liked it when Wes rolled into town, I loved it as its own thing during the Dear Boy confrontation.

And eee, I just started Farscape this week, John is just my *boy.*

Date: 2012-01-05 11:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] next_to_normal
And eee, I just started Farscape this week, John is just my *boy.*

WOOOOO I WANT REACTION POSTS. (Maybe it will inspire me to finish my Farscape meta?)

Date: 2012-01-05 11:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] menomegirl
I adore Parker. She's my favorite character on Leverage. (and you'd think it would be Eliot, wouldn't you? but nope! it's not)

Hey, are you watching The Walking Dead?

Date: 2012-01-06 12:58 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] menomegirl
You totally should! I would love to read your reactions to TWD.

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