alliecat8: (Oh No You Didn't)
[personal profile] alliecat8
I was riding the recumbent bike at the gym yesterday, and all the other tv's were showing boring news or morning shows (and I didn't want to keep seeing the Pike Shame Story), so I went to the one that was playing SPN, and I have a confession to make to my flist:

I LIKED IT.

I know, I'm the world's longest holdout, probably mostly because my Dish Network doesn't carry that network. But the show I watched was all about angels and demons and had an apocalyptic element, which y'all know I'm addicted to, and I was so drawn in I exceeded the 30-minute limit we're allowed to be on the aerobic machines. I don't know the name of the ep, but,

Sam to Dean: "No gambling, no drinking, no premarital sex? They just outlawed 90% of your personality!"

***

Sam to Some Guy: "Are you DRUNK?"

Some Guy: "Yeah. I found a liquor store."

Sam: "And?"

Some Guy: "And I drank it."

***

I didn't see the end but hubby told me that they killed Leah, the false prophet who turned out to be a demon. GOOD. I knew she was bad news.

So, do any of the networks like G4 do SPN marathon days for SPN like they do for Lost?

Date: 2012-09-27 06:29 pm (UTC)
ext_16473: (SPN Dean knight down by padabee)
From: [identity profile] ellel.livejournal.com
Obviously can't help you with networks-but all seasons of SPN are out on DVDs and Netflix has them all. And I'm glad you like the show-SPN really is made of angst and awesome!Unfortunately I broke up with that fandom a few years ago,but never stopped loving the Winchesters.And Bobby,gotta love Bobby!

:)

Date: 2012-09-29 07:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alliecat8.livejournal.com
Yay, I have Netflix! And conveniently, TNT airs episodes at the very same time I'm at the gym, so I'll get to see parts of them there 3 times a week!

I am scared of the fandom. I used to go over there just to watch when the nuclear explosions happened...kinda like how you can't look away from a car wreck. Man. We had our problems in the Lost fandom, but they made us look like pussycats. Kinda makes me feel warm 'n fuzzy about US! ♥

Date: 2012-10-01 06:19 am (UTC)
ext_16473: (SN Sam one ring by morningview)
From: [identity profile] ellel.livejournal.com
You know,I've been in many fandoms over the years and saw enough nutjobs and meltdowns to last me a lifetime and 99% of them-was in SPN fandom.I left because I was exhausted and couldn't stand the negativity and crazy and DRAMAS anymore-and I was just a bystander,kept low profile and was never involved in anything.SPN is still a great show,though.

Date: 2012-09-27 06:40 pm (UTC)
meredith44: Can't talk, I'm reading (SPN DeanGun by half_by_sea)
From: [personal profile] meredith44
That "some guy" is Castiel. And while I didn't care for the recent seasons (I stopped watching in season 5), I love him. The episode you watched is 5x17 99 problems.

The network that runs the repeats is TNT. They run two episodes a day at 9 and 10 am. I am not aware of any marathons they might do, but maybe for holidays or something? I know the ratings they get for the episodes are really good.

If you start watching from the beginning, beware that the start of the first season is not very good. I almost gave up when I saw the episode "Bugs" which was just god-awful. The episode after that, Home, is where the show starts to get really good. My favorite seasons were the second half of season 1 through season 3. The apocalypse storyline didn't start really until season 4. (There were hints and foreshadowing of it in the previous seasons.)

Date: 2012-10-02 07:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alliecat8.livejournal.com
Wow, thanks for the thorough update! I feel educated enough to kinda-sorta know what's going on now! ♥

Yes, TNT is where I'm watching the eps at the gym. But I'm only getting bits and pieces there, since I can only watch for 20 minutes and they're showing eps from later seasons. I'm going to fire up my Netflix and watch from the beginning, even though I concur that the first few episodes were godawful. I gave it a chance back before we got the Dish Network (that doesn't carry its channel) but I hated it because the colors were drab and the first three eps didn't draw me in, plus I was WAY too obsessed with Lost to give a tinker's damn about another show, lol. This year I seem to be a fandom whore, though - flitting from show to show and slashing all over the place - and Castiel is the reason that SPN finally made my list. Must've been fate that I saw 99 problems!

Hmmm...I'm gonna run off now and grab an SPN icon from somewhere. Any ideas where I could find a good one? ;D

Date: 2012-09-27 09:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elise-509.livejournal.com
Hee! SPN grabbed you, eh? Castiel getting drunk off the liquor store is a great moment. :) All seven seasons are available on Netflix right now if you ever want to catch up.

Date: 2012-10-02 08:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alliecat8.livejournal.com
Yes, Castiel got me. I'm in, after all this time, believe it or not! :) And I've already started what will be a looooooooong process of catching up!

Hey, I don't suppose you're going to Austin City Limits, are you? I'm having a serious craving to be irresponsible and run away from home, and my Avett boys are playing there plus I've never been to Austin, so....

Date: 2012-10-03 06:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elise-509.livejournal.com
Aw, unfortunately, no ACL for me. It's too dang expensive. :\ But if you're coming down, let me know!!!

Date: 2012-09-28 12:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] adeline.livejournal.com
Really good, sometimes even great show. Ridiculous, crazycakes, don't-touch-with-a-10-ft-pole fandom.

Date: 2012-10-02 08:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alliecat8.livejournal.com
I believe you. Both about the potential greatness of the show, and the batshit fandom. I'm ready to dive into watching the show from the beginning, but I will stick to my (mostly) sane flist when I do my fangirling! ;)

Date: 2012-09-28 01:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eponine119.livejournal.com
It's on Netflix instant now.

Date: 2012-10-02 08:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alliecat8.livejournal.com
Thanks for the info, darlin'! ♥ You know how guilty I feel, though, don't you? Will you love me anyway?

Date: 2012-09-28 04:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zelda-zee.livejournal.com
"Some guy" is Castiel (an angel), I'm pretty sure. I remember the ep.

We're about to start S8 - I can't believe I've been watching that show so long. It's a record for me and I still love it. A number of people I know on line fell out of love with it at some point, but I still think it's great. I wish I could have held on to my Lost love the way I have my SPN love.

Date: 2012-10-02 08:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alliecat8.livejournal.com
Castiel was the one who grabbed me, despite all of [livejournal.com profile] elise_509's efforts to convince me to watch because Dean is SO my type. I knew she was right but something held me back, til now. But YAY, I'm so glad you're still IN so I'll have someone to talk to once I catch up! ♥ I rarely give up on a show once I've committed myself to it (see: Lost); perhaps I'm a glutton for punishment, or maybe I have a trainwreck mentality, or maybe I'm just a Curiosity Cat and can't stand not to see how things turn out. I've mostly kept my issues with Lost to myself and managed to keep a "glass (BARELY) half-full" attitude about it. Bottom line, I am still in love with Sawyer. And I have 6 more fics left to finish my ff100 Sawyer challenge, so I guess that's a good thing!

Date: 2012-09-29 05:00 pm (UTC)
siluria: (SN_Rock on)
From: [personal profile] siluria
Alas I started out loving it, starting to not like it in S2 and stopped three eps into S3, but I think it's a different show from that point. My advice would be to steer clear of the fandom though... :)

Date: 2012-10-02 08:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alliecat8.livejournal.com
Advice duly noted! I will cling to my beloved flist should I feel the need to do any squeeing! ♥

Date: 2012-10-02 08:35 pm (UTC)
siluria: (SN_Dean and Bobby)
From: [personal profile] siluria
That would be a good plan :)
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