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Round 1 Strangers: Life On Mars [Aug. 4th, 2007|08:21 am]
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Life On Mars


Vids Used

-"There's Too Much Light in This Bar" by absolutedestiny (ian@absolutedestiny.org)
http://absolutedestiny.imeem.com/video/HQ8GFnAv/lom_toomuchlightinthisbar/ OR http://absolutedestiny.livejournal.com/164966.html
recommended by aycheb, jarrow, thefourthvine, and zabira

-"Timebomb" by Luminosity (luminosity.deville@gmail.com)
http://www.slum.slashcity.com/lum/eyecandy/
Recommend by aycheb, sdwolfpup, and zabira

Grokker Synopsis

Welcome to the twisty, wild and wonderful world of Life on Mars. This is a British television show that ran for two seasons of eight episodes each between Jan 2006 and April 2007. It was a big hit and won several UK awards.

This is the ultimate “stranger in a strange land” story. Our hero is Sam Tyler . He is an uptight, by the book modern day Deputy Chief Inspector. (Chief Detective for US folks.)
He runs both his life and department with a brutal efficiency.

But our friend is having a horrible day. The prime suspect for a string of murders has been released on a technicality. His girlfriend (and subordinate) Maya has been abducted by what seems to be the real killer. His tightly held control is deserting him. He stops beside the road and leans against his car. Then, out of nowhere, a vintage car comes roaring up and runs him down. He is severely injured. We see him lying in the road alone when he loses consciousness.

Then the fun starts in earnest. He comes to in the same location. But he is NOT where he was. He has traveled back in time to 1973! He has car, a badge, transfer papers to the local police station and a really cool black leather jacket. He, and we, don’t know if he is dead, comatose, crazy or actually back in time. All he knows is that he wants to go back to his life ASAP. Meanwhile, he tries to blend in and figure out how to do just that.

On to the videos.

You can tell by the sequences that Sam is stressed out by his plight. This is not helped by his new boss, Gene Hunt, AKA “Dicko Suave”. Gene is the very personification of a macho lawless 70’s style “Copper.” Sam and he are at each others throats nonstop. Hence the beating up of Sam by Gene that you see throughout both vids.

He is helped by Annie Cartwright AKA “stick leg girl.” Annie is one of the very new WPC (women’s police corps) officers. She, unlike the other members of the force, is open to new ideas. She becomes Sam’s confidant and lifeline.

Sam also experiences some bleed through from his own time. Often these “clues” come to him through technology. The phone, radio or television will “speak“ to him from 2006.
He also has recurring dreams and visions. So he never knows from one minute to the next exactly what he will encounter. All of this leads to some amazing visuals.

Sam is also desperate and this leads to some very risky behavior. You can see evidence of this in some of the sequences too. He seems a little too happy to have a gun at his head, don’t you think?

I don’t want to go into too much more detail here, as I hope you will be inspired by these two vids to check it out for yourselves. Really, don’t you want to see how it all comes out for poor frantic Sam? I did and I love it to this day.



Stranger Synopses

Stranger 1

All I knew about this fandom was:

I know nothing about the Life on Mars fandom aside from random icons I've seen on LJ. But it's not like the icons give anything away anyway, so I'm basically as clueless as a clueless thing that's clueless coming into this!

Here's what this fandom is really about:

This fandom stars Weird Guy. One day, Weird Guy gets hit by a car because he's a moron who can't understand that standing in middle of a street is a bad thing. He wakes up and promptly makes the WTF face. He is obviously very lost and confused. I would be too if one day I woke up in some abandoned construction site next to a car that had 8-TRACKS STICKING OUT INSTEAD OF A CDS. He even looks at his reflection and is
baffled. Perhaps he does not look like he's supposed to look? I can't tell because I have no idea what he really looks like if this is the case.

Weird Guy is constantly flipping out because weird shit keeps happening. Lights go on and off, he has bad dreams, the TV keeps talking to him and giant cats appear in his closet. This is all very troublesome. He often walks around in a daze because shit is weird. To help him deal with his misery, he often drinks or visits strip clubs. There, at the strip clubs, he meets, dances with, and eventually hooks up with hot women. Not that he knows what the hell is going on, he just goes with it. To make matters worse, while sexing up these hot women, he is often stalked by the ghost of a scary little girl who likes to watch him do the nasty. This, of course, freaks Weird Guy the fuck out. Probably because she also has a dead clown scarecrow doll in her arms while she haunts him. Go away scary little girl! And take your creepy little doll with you!

Weird Guy's job also appears to be a cop or a detective of some sort. He is often walking around the station looking creeped out. Maybe cause all the fuckers keep staring at him like he's some kinda weirdo. Well, he is Weird Guy, so maybe that's just a given. Meanwhile, the scary little girl continues to haunt Weird Guy 'til he almost literally goes insane from fright. Does she not give a damn? Leave him alone! It's bad enough that he somehow got transported back to the 70's!!

So, okay, the theme appears to be time travel, but I'm not sure of the plot. Yeah, he time traveled, but now what? Is he supposed to make right that once went wrong Sam Beckett style? I'm not really getting that impression since Weird Guy is really too insane to even think straight anymore. At some point I believe he even saw himself as a child. That's gotta be traumatizing.

Weird Guy often goes to bed thinking he'll wake up back in his own time. No luck. He keeps waking up in the same place over and over with giant cats peeking at him from the closet. Scary girl continues to be a bother. I also get the impression that this guy speaks
with an accent, even before I saw the weird license plates on the cars. It escapes me at the moment but this show appears to take place in um.. Britain? Or somewhere around there? Definitely not Australia.

It also appears that, like Sam Beckett, Weird Guy can never return home. Scary girl will continue to haunt him until he finally loses it and ends up living out the rest of his days in the looney bin while his younger self grows up only to succumb to the same fate. This show is depressing. Unless there is more to this sad sad story, the future does not look bright for Weird Guy. I'd say this fandom has its fair share of crack, because I have seen the crack. It is everywhere. Giant cats in the closet! You can't lose!

This fandom also appears to have nothing to do with Mars. :|



Stranger 2

All I knew about this fandom was:

My LJ f-list burbled for a brief time after its "finale" (?) aired with a rather animated "that was fantastic!"/"that sucked major weenie!" debate that I never got around to clicking spoilers' cuts to read.

Here's what this fandom is really about:

With evidence clearly presented in both viewed vids of someone strolling through leafy, green fields and endless forests while wearing large-buckled, black shoes, this series is, in fact, about a Leprechaun ... who has somehow found himself dimension-warped into a vaguely modern day U.K. When the Leprechaun first shifts into this dimension (by accident, considering the initial look on his face) he is immediately run down by a taxicab whose driver apparently hates his dimension-shifty clothing. While lying in the street, he discovers a policeman's lost I.D. and, being one of the good Leprechauns (as opposed to one of the bad ones), he ventures forth on a quest to return it to its rightful owner. Upon entering the police station, he realizes that he has totally forgotten his entire mythos, most importantly the nifty bit about, him being a Leprechaun and all, mere mortals would find him irresistible and want to screw his brains out at any opportunity. Time then seems to slow as many, many mortals scramble for the opportunity to take turns screwing his brains out. Eventually, having discovered the dimension portal he had warped through had closed and that he would be stuck in this dimension with all the sex-crazed mortals for some time, the goodly Leprechaun decides to join the police force, in order to do good and, perhaps, one day, afford to buy some cooler clothes.



Stranger 3

All I knew about this fandom was:

A copper ends up in the 1970s. Couldn't tell that from the vids though, but that only made it more fun.

Here's what this fandom is really about:

The protagonist of this show is nuts. He is a policeman who is troubled by his past to a crippling degree, which is also affecting his performance at work. He does not get along with his colleagues, and is possibly involved in a S/M relationship with his superior. There does seem to be some heterosexual interest as well, but his club-going and an obvious tendency towards substance abuse seem but a way to ignore the nightmares that stem from some mysterious past incident involving children. His own? A failure to protect innocent bystanders? Anything could wreck the mind of an honest law enforcer. All these quirks are but facets of his lunacy which manifests itself in visions involving attempts to communicate with a TV set, finding release or revisiting a traumatic episode in a forest, and receiving ghoulish visitations from a set of red-haired children. Everything happens in a single, ceaselessly revisited day sometime in the 1970s which starts with the protagonist waking up in a long-abandoned urban lot. No Andie McDowell in sight to make it more bearable, but the burly chief seems more than adequate to keep our hero's heart going. On the other hand there seems to be no way out of that one single day, which makes him embrace life-threatening situations in hope he will escape his
psychedelic predicament.



Stranger 4

All I knew about this fandom was:

A present-day police detective travels back in time to the 1970s. The David Bowie song provides nothing but the title.

Here's what this fandom is really about:

Wow, I can tell just from the vid that this show kicks ever-loving ass. Well, that and the ecstatic reviews I read online back when Life on Mars first premiered. I wasn’t set up well for seeing the episodes at the time, and now I crave them like Rhoda Morgenstern craved headscarves. Lord knows I need to watch the original before David E. Kelley ruins the whole thing by transferring it to America. (If he incorporates a dancing baby or a face bra, I will smack him.)

Okay, so our protagonist (let’s call him Simm, because that’s the actor’s name) is a cop who’s hit by a car and wakes up in the late 1970s, an era that doesn’t hurt my eyes the way it should, mostly because I was in early grade school at the time, so I tend to be nostalgic about things that really should terrify me, like Naughahyde jackets, and muttonchop sideburns, and custom vans. I mean, I have Christopher Cross on my iPod, which should give you an idea of how insidious a 70’s Renaissance can be.

Obviously, Simm is completely freaked out by his unexplained trip back to the 70’s, so he makes his way to the police squad room, where he meets his… boss? Partner? I can’t tell. We’ll call that guy Glenister, because that’s the actor’s name. When I read the reviews back in the day, I thought it was Robert Glenister, who plays Ash on Hustle, another awesome English television series. But it turns out this is Philip Glenister, and they totally must be brothers, because holy jaw-lines, Batman.

But anyway, Glenister is hard-core, and Simm is trying to deal with the dissonance of seeing his future perps as wee kids, and also possibly himself as a wee kid. There’s a point where Simm apparently finds out the secret of his time-traveling from a bearded guy on TV, and completely breaks down, which I found heart-breaking.

Oh, and there’s a pretty girl copper with the most perfect short, feathered hairdo, who maybe is interested in Simm? I don’t know.

And somehow Simm ends up tied to a bed, naked? Color me intrigued. I also saw a clip of a topless lady! Not that I mind topless ladies in my television shows; it’s just that I live in the US, where the Parents’ Television Council calls for a national boycott whenever someone says “shit” on basic cable, so it took me by surprise.

In conclusion: Wide collars, balls-to-the-wall police work, and what I assume is an easily slashable cop partnership -- I really really need to see this, ASAP.



Stranger 5

All I knew about this fandom was:

Is an English cop show.

Here's what this fandom is really about:

Genre: Cop show
Setting: London, present time
Cast: Badhair guy
Blonde gay guy
Pretty female police
Bad guys
Summary: Well, I'm working with this wonderful AU here.
Our hero, pretty badhaircut boy is hit by a car and loses his memory. He knows he's a cop, because he still has his badge, but has no memory at all about his co-workers, or about what is he doing in his work.

As any other people, he wants his memory back, but here is the catch: he's running against time, because bad guys are trying to get him. If he doesn't remember what case he was working on, odds are against him.

In his search he is helped by this big, nice blonde, gay man, who claims to be his partner. And then well, you know, he's suffering flashback, nightmares, and the stress, the danger, the fact he only trust in this man… they fall in love. The big guy likes some rough stuff, but badhaircut discover he's into it, too, and they get along pretty well.

Everything gets more and more complicated when this cute female police, who is in love with our hero, discover him in a very compromised situation with his partner. Now, really, get caught naked and tied up on a bed, with your partner smoking in there is not a good way to get out of the closet.

So, they have to worry about the girl, and if she's gonna report them, or not. As life weren't complicated enough…

And things get worse. Bad guys catch badhaircut guy. And, with a gun on his head, he remembers! Yay! Well, it would be yay, except for the gun-on-the-head thing… and where the hell is that partner of his?

Of course, he's coming and he saves our hero… which, pretty much, make him our hero too. Nice, really nice =D



Stranger 6

All I knew about this fandom was:

For real, I have no fucking clue. Is this show British? Why do I think this show is British? A small segment of my friendslist is batshit insane over this show, which is the only reason I have name recognition at all. I would guess it's about life on Mars, but that might be a little too on-the-nose, even for English TV. (Also, there is no life on Mars, and if there was, it died out when whatever caused the water to go away happened. And whatever life their was probably wouldn't make for a very interesting TV series, British or not.)

Here's what this fandom is really about:

Okay, after the first watchthrough of the first vid, I can tell you all the men are pasty and/or ratty looking, and there was a topless woman. HALLO, BRITAINIA. No, seriously, we need to talk for a second about Real Dolls. Everyone knows what those are? Are you not on a work computer? Google that shit, I'll wait. Hooray, you're back, and now you know that there's a booming industry in multi-thousand-dollar plastic vajayjay. Because apparently there are men who are so incapable of getting pleasure from human company, they'd rather buy an expensive fuckdoll (as an investment!) and spend the rest of their lives trying to figure out how to make a couch that simultaneously feeds you and functions as a toilet, so they can just fuck, eat, and shit all in one place and never have to leave their room. What I'm saying is, this d-bag is totally one of those guys. Is his name Sam? Did I read that on his badge? It seems like his job as a cop is totally unfulfilling, or maybe he's just imagining he's a cop, the way he imagines the characters from TV come alive and talk to him. Crying over the TV show not doing what you want? Come on now, man. Buffy and Angel broke up a long time ago, you need to let go of that shit. Does he think he's time-traveling? Or does he just wish he could, so that way his bitchin' wide collar wouldn't stand out so heinously and get him mocked in bars? Someone please explain to me what the fuck this show is about, because right now, I've just got a mad hate on this Sam guy and his fucked up problems with society. Does the season finale feature him finally getting put on Paxil or something? His boss hates him, his coworkers hate him, and if he had a mom, she'd probably hate him too (but he obvs doesn't have a mom, which is why this show isn't set in her basement on a futon).



Stranger 7

All I knew about this fandom was:

Modern cop (Sam), for reasons that don’t need exploring at this juncture, is transported back to the 1970s, where he meets '70s cop (Gene) and various other people. Culture shock and crime fighting ensue.

Here's what this fandom is really about:

Our hero is in deeply, deeply over his head. He's found himself trapped in a whirlwind of sensory overload, casual sex, and dubious fashion and scarcely knows which way is up, much less is able to do anything constructive in his new situation. He's also having some very bad luck with cars. Maybe the answers can be found in the woods somewhere, or in messages gained through watching TV - but he has not found them yet. There's also the problem of the oracular-looking little blonde girl and other creepy children who evidently have something very disturbing to tell him. In essence, he's trapped in a bizarre crossover of "Starsky and Hutch" and "The Twilight Zone." At this point, our hero is hard pressed to hold onto some semblance of sanity or calm, much less do police work. He's losing it, and the people around him notice, although they have no idea of what's driving him. In spite of this, the ladies love him, and express their affection with a forwardness that only adds to his sense of overload.

Fortunately, our hero meets Manly Dom Cop, who knows just what's going on and what to do, although their attraction initially expresses itself antagonistically. Dom forces our hero to reclaim his besieged masculinity through lots manly cop S&M, and then our hero manages to pull himself together to some extent and they bond through manly crime fighting activity and punching people in the face. However, the psychological impact of what continues to be a stressful and surreal experience remains, allowing our hero to laugh in the face of danger even when it would probably be better that he didn't.
Our hero also bonds with one of the women at the police station, who is no easier on him than Manly Dom Cop is, although she’s not quite as physically aggressive about it.



Stranger 8

All I knew about this fandom was:

It's British.

Here's what this fandom is really about:

This show is what happens when someone builds a Quantum Leap machine for fictional characters. Kind of Jasper Fforde, actually. In "Too Much Light in this Bar," poor confused Mr. Saxon, who will later create a program to control the world's cell phone satellites and force people to vote him in as Prime Minister of England and tries to destroy the world, jumps into the following: Memento, The Mod Squad, The X-Files, John Doe, Kingdom Hospital, The Matrix, Go, Mr. Potato Head, The L Word, Smile Time, Firestarter, Bad Santa, The Office, Snatch, Queer as Folk, Where's Waldo, Law & Order, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Fight Club, and some porno that I've never seen but there are handcuffs involved, then Billy Elliot at the end. I think there's a very legitimate reason that Mr. Saxon wanted to take over the world.

His confusion is not lessened in "Timebomb," which shows much more of Mr. Saxon Goes to Crazytown. He jumps from fictional world to fictional world, and every show he is in thinks all the others aren't real. The man clearly has love/hate issues with his TV. And I do mean LOVE. And HATE. But that's okay, I have nightmares about the Game Show Network, too.

I think also I should talk about the love interest of this show, Sgt. Beefy, who appears in several of the leaps. Sgt. Beefy is a large man who keeps his wallet in the crotch of his pants, or possibly has elephantitis of the nuts. What else could explain that swagger? Anyway, Sgt. Beefy is someone to whom any excuse is a good one for domestic violence. I have the feeling he's a man who has never heard of a safeword. But Mr Saxon kinda likes it, which is why he keeps going to the bars to pick up women with bad '80s hair. And then returning home to make out with his television some more.

Poor Mr Saxon. He finds himself leaping from fandom to fandom, striving to put gay what once went straight, and hoping each time that his next leap will be the leap to a show that possibly doesn't have small children who watch him have sex.
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[User Picture]From: laurashapiro
2007-08-04 03:49 pm (UTC)

Leprechauns!

Real Dolls! Mr Saxon Goes to Crazytown! I love you guys!

::draws hearts all over everything::
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[User Picture]From: sdwolfpup
2007-08-04 03:52 pm (UTC)

Re: Leprechauns!

The Leprechauns thing is hilarious because I can totally see where they got that from with those shoes. *laughs*
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[User Picture]From: laurashapiro
2007-08-04 03:54 pm (UTC)

Re: Leprechauns!

See, every time I saw those shoes in S1, my thought was "Pilgrims!" Which isn't as funny.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-08-04 08:10 pm (UTC)

Re: Leprechauns!

You mean he's not a leprechaun?

...damn.

Stranger 2
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-08-05 03:54 pm (UTC)

Re: Leprechauns!

it's always time for a frank discussion of Real Dolls. ;)

-- Stranger 6
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[User Picture]From: laurashapiro
2007-08-05 08:17 pm (UTC)

Re: Leprechauns!

I've seen a lot of frank discussion of Real Dolls on the feminist blogs, including excerpts from a documentary about Real Doll enthusiasts. Then I needed to go shower.
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[User Picture]From: emily_shore
2007-08-04 04:05 pm (UTC)
I'm fascinated by the fact that Stranger 5 seems to think that this is what Britain looks like in the present day! I can forgive her for mistaking Manchester for London...
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-08-04 06:11 pm (UTC)
hehehehe! sorry about that. In my defense, I was a lot more focused trying to understand something, than be accurate in time and place. Not that I think O made an accurate description... of anything actually =D
Also, my knowledge about England come, mostly from Grenada's Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Who, so...
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[User Picture]From: mlyn
2007-08-04 04:21 pm (UTC)
Oh, Stranger 5...re blond gay guy: *rotflmao* I hope you're not disappointed, if you ever see this series!

Stranger 8:
Sgt. Beefy is a large man who keeps his wallet in the crotch of his pants, or possibly has elephantitis of the nuts. What else could explain that swagger?

I love you.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-08-04 04:29 pm (UTC)
Hee! Thanks.

Stranger 8
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-08-04 06:16 pm (UTC)
"Oh, Stranger 5...re blond gay guy: *rotflmao* I hope you're not disappointed, if you ever see this series!"

Do you mean he's not blond?
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-08-04 04:38 pm (UTC)
He finds himself leaping from fandom to fandom, striving to put gay what once went straight

Ahhahaa, sounds about right!
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-08-04 04:41 pm (UTC)
Er, says Stranger 1. :D
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-08-04 06:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I was so happy that you saw the Quantum Leap thing, too!

Stranger 8
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[User Picture]From: fahrbotdrusilla
2007-08-04 04:59 pm (UTC)
hee, that was so fun to read!
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[User Picture]From: sdwolfpup
2007-08-04 05:00 pm (UTC)
I mean, I have Christopher Cross on my iPod, which should give you an idea of how insidious a 70’s Renaissance can be.

Oh Stranger 4, it's like we were MFEO. Hee.

Giant cats in the closet! You can't lose!

Well put, Stranger 1!

Crying over the TV show not doing what you want? Come on now, man. Buffy and Angel broke up a long time ago, you need to let go of that shit.

This had me LOL, Strange 6.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-08-04 09:31 pm (UTC)
Oh Stranger 4, it's like we were MFEO. Hee.

And I don't even have it on there *ironically* -- I actually like it in that "I really liked this song when I was eight years old" way.

- Stranger 4
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-08-05 03:58 pm (UTC)
This had me LOL, Strange 6.

SHE'S JUST COOKIE DOUGH RIGHT NOW, OH-KAY?! THEY'LL BE TOGETHER WHEN SHE'S READY. TOGETHER FOREVER.

-- Stranger 6 (Although "strange 6" is probably way more appropriate)
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[User Picture]From: suenix
2007-08-04 05:16 pm (UTC)
These are all cracktastic!
HALLO, BRITAINNIA indeed.
I was wondering what the strangers were
going to do with this one. And lo, the snark it did not
disappoint.



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[User Picture]From: lipsum
2007-08-04 06:55 pm (UTC)
*wheeze* *dying* Oh, you guys.

Lights go on and off, he has bad dreams, the TV keeps talking to him and giant cats appear in his closet. This is all very troublesome.

This fandom also appears to have nothing to do with Mars.

the goodly Leprechaun decides to join the police force, in order to do good and, perhaps, one day, afford to buy some cooler clothes.

Anything could wreck the mind of an honest law enforcer.

And then well, you know, he's suffering flashback, nightmares, and the stress, the danger, the fact he only trust in this man… they fall in love.

What I'm saying is, this d-bag is totally one of those guys. Is his name Sam? Did I read that on his badge? It seems like his job as a cop is totally unfulfilling, or maybe he's just imagining he's a cop, the way he imagines the characters from TV come alive and talk to him. Crying over the TV show not doing what you want? Come on now, man. Buffy and Angel broke up a long time ago, you need to let go of that shit.

In spite of this, the ladies love him, and express their affection with a forwardness that only adds to his sense of overload.

His confusion is not lessened in "Timebomb," which shows much more of Mr. Saxon Goes to Crazytown. He jumps from fictional world to fictional world, and every show he is in thinks all the others aren't real. The man clearly has love/hate issues with his TV. And I do mean LOVE. And HATE. But that's okay, I have nightmares about the Game Show Network, too.

Anyway, Sgt. Beefy is someone to whom any excuse is a good one for domestic violence. I have the feeling he's a man who has never heard of a safeword. But Mr Saxon kinda likes it, which is why he keeps going to the bars to pick up women with bad '80s hair. And then returning home to make out with his television some more.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-08-05 03:55 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it -- I'm just kind of sad to see he's not actually a crying, wretchtastic Buffy/Angel shipper on the real show. Color me disappointed. :(

-- Stranger 6
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[User Picture]From: lipsum
2007-08-05 05:45 pm (UTC)
But he could have been a wretchtastic B/A shipper in the 21st century! That is how I will see him from now on. :)
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[User Picture]From: longtimegone
2007-08-10 02:18 am (UTC)
AHAHAHA YES! Sam is a closet Buffy/Angel shipper and his present life melancholy is because he fears he will never find a lover that would shove s sword in his guts to save the world. :))
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-08-05 05:37 pm (UTC)
If you met that man on the street, would you let your son or daughter enter into a romantic relationship with him? Seriously.

Glad you were amused.

Stranger 8
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[User Picture]From: joandarck
2007-08-04 07:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, my god, I... I want to express my love individually, but there are too many of you. ...So pleased with all the Sam/Gene!
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[User Picture]From: jarrow
2007-08-04 07:43 pm (UTC)
*wipes tear from eye* You all make me so proud.

And for what it's worth, I watched several vids for this fandom (knowing nothing about it, myself) and had NO IDEA it was about time travel. So, clearly y'all are way better at this than me. Which is why I'm just a mod :-D
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[User Picture]From: kirbybits
2007-08-05 03:53 pm (UTC)
had NO IDEA it was about time travel.

DID THAT TIMETURNER TEACH YOU NOTHING?!
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[User Picture]From: jarrow
2007-08-05 05:12 pm (UTC)
HEY. If the protagonist had slapped someone's hand away from it, I would've been ALL OVER IT.
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[User Picture]From: aycheb
2007-08-05 07:03 pm (UTC)
Oh Lord these vids were funny before but now I can’t watch either one without cackling uncontrollably. It’s beginning to scare the children.


If he had a mom, she'd probably hate him too (but he obvs doesn't have a mom, which is why this show isn't set in her basement on a futon)

He has a mom/mum. She’s the blonde bird smoking the cigarette while he cops off with (soon to be) topless woman. OMG Sam is Spike. No wonder he’s pissed off with his TV.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-08-06 02:37 pm (UTC)
OMG Sam is Spike. No wonder he’s pissed off with his TV.

Poor bastard got left for a chaos demon! Damn, I'd be rocking a wide collar too, then.

Glad you enjoyed :) -- Stranger 6
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[User Picture]From: cupidsbow
2007-08-06 04:09 pm (UTC)
I desperately want to watch the show #8 describes. I'd call it Po-Mo Squad, because I'm pretentious like that, which is fitting, given the Jasper Fford-esque premise.

The other synopses are also delightfully cracked, especially the leprecauns -- inspired!
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-08-07 02:39 am (UTC)
I desperately want to watch the show #8 describes.

I know, right?

Stranger 8
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[User Picture]From: jmtorres
2007-08-09 03:38 am (UTC)
Stranger 2 and Stranger 8 so win.
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