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Monday night TV.
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Monday Night TV

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Prom
aka Angel is a mean, stupid jerk. Hey, I see the need to break up with Buffy. After all, you have to go and star on your own show. What's true love compared to that? But did you have to go and break up with her before the prom? And then just when she seemed to be dealing with it, show up at the prom? The break-up was necessary, if ill-timed. Coming to the prom afterwards was just cruel.

Other prommage: Willow is in heels and she's taller than Oz -- I found that so hot. Where did Jonathan get that smokin' date? D. was in a state of extreme disbelief. I said that perhaps someone was properly appreciating him. And one of the best lines ever:

Anya: "Look I know you find me attractive. I've seen you looking at my breasts."
Xander: "Nothing personal, but when a guy does that, it just means his eyes are open."

The X-Files: Blood
People are drugged by insecticide and then given subliminal messages through electronic devices to make them kill people. This seems unnecessarily complicated and we never really find out what the point might be. Mulder doesn't come on to anyone, not even the policeman who I thought looked kind of like a Ken doll. Most of our time was taken up joking about Ashlyn Gere, an adult film actress who had a role as a paranoid housewife. Mulder had bad, bad hair.

The X-Files: Sleepless
Ah, so very, very lovely. Skinner goes all alpha again, ordering Mulder to go transcribe wiretap tapes. It's not what he says, it's how he says it. And then, of course, while Mulder is "waitin' here like some stupid bimbo who ain't got nothin' better to do with her time than to sit around here waitin' for you", in walks Krycek. Agent Krycek with a bad suit and slicked-back hair and Mulder's destiny written all over him.

Scully is jealous of Krycek. Krycek looks like he's jealous of Scully. Mulder tries to ditch Krycek, but starts to warm to him by the end of the ep. It's so sweet. I watch now and wonder if the reveal that Krycek is working for CSM should have waited for another episode. Let us think for a week, at least, that Mulder had a new partner.

Mulder's hair was still bad. And he didn't come on to Krycek. But he looked like he was thinking about it.


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The only reason he didn't come on to Krycek was that god-awful suit.

Although you'd think he'd have been trying to get him out of it...

Also, this?

and Mulder's destiny written all over him.

just made me shiver. Poor Mulder. Poor Krycek.

Damn you , Chris Carter!! Damn you to Hell!!!

(Um, sorry. I thought I was over it.)

Damn you , Chris Carter!! Damn you to Hell!!!

Ack! This was supposed to be a happy reminiscence! Mulder and Skinner and Krycek -- have we had it that good since?

Didn't that Buffy episode have the classic line from Giles (when Buffy tells him Angel broke up with her) "I believe ice cream is called for at a time like this"? Something like that, anyway.

That's the one. :) Giles was so tender with her.

The break-up was necessary, if ill-timed. Coming to the prom afterwards was just cruel.

Do you know how glad I am to find that someone else feels this way? I never cared much about Angel, but this was the episode that made me hate him.

I got over it just in time for him to, essentially, pull the same shit again (only worse) on his own show in "I Will Remember You."

I don't *like* to hate characters. But honestly, he keeps being such a dick.

I watch now and wonder if the reveal that Krycek is working for CSM should have waited for another episode. Let us think for a week, at least, that Mulder had a new partner.

I agree, I've always thought that would have been much more effective.

Hmm. Maybe I should have included my opinions on Angel and B/A in the 10 Unpopular Fannish Opinions Meme. My thoughts on 'I Will Remember You' are radically different from yours...

Arguing intelligently with you about this would require me to re-watch the episode, which I'm not going to do because it makes me want to smash things. (:

I understand the points you make in your post, but I don't remember it being set up that he had no other choice if he wanted to save Buffy's life. Even if so, the Jossverse has showed us over and over again that you always have other choices, and that you can (and often must) survive by breaking the rules.

That said, my major problem with the way Angel handled it was not necessarily with the choice he made, but with the fact that he made it alone; he only told Buffy about it after he'd made the irrevocable decision. I realize that the choice was primarily to do with his life, but if they have a relationship I'm supposed to respect, there should have been a discussion. He should have come to her with it.

And he shouldn't have shown up at the prom.

And he shouldn't have done what he did at the end of last season.

Essentially, I believe Angel lacks the maturity to be in a healthy relationship with anybody, and he consistently picks the easy way out, emotionally speaking, when making choices. Yes, he suffers and suffers deeply, but he'd rather turn back time and wipe people's memories than talk about his feelings or deal with the actual work of keeping a relationship together. How manly of him. ::sniff::

Do you know how glad I am to find that someone else feels this way? I never cared much about Angel, but this was the episode that made me hate him.

I don't hate Angel, but he's just so damn clueless about this stuff. Or rather, self-absorbed. I think this a lot more about Angel making Angel feel better than Angel doing something for Buffy.

Well, I try not to hate him. (:

I think this a lot more about Angel making Angel feel better than Angel doing something for Buffy.

That's exactly my problem with it. And I don't think he's changed all that much since then, unfortunately.

Other prommage: Willow is in heels and she's taller than Oz -- I found that so hot.

Really? I know it's un-PC, but when a man and a woman are dancing I always think it looks a little weird if the guy is shorter.

I think that's why I like it. It's not the usual thing.

I find it so funny that you mention in Mulder's hair in "Sleepless" because I always told 'nat that Mulder had mourning hair at the beginning of that season. Lose the X-Files, chop off your hair. It even looks spikier when he's upset!

I never thought about it that way -- it makes sense, though. His mood is down, his hair is up. *g*

I spent altogether too much time at the beginning of season two saying, "'Nat! Look! He's near breaking so his hair is spikier again!"

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