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14 October 2009 @ 11:14 pm
Zombies, Homicide, and White Collar Crime  
You know, I thought I couldn't possibly dislike a Law & Order ADA as much as I disliked the utterly forgettable model-wannabe from SVU's last season. But, of course, because I said that out loud, the universe took it upon itself to step up the game. I loath, despise and revile Sonia Baxter (?*)-- she was obnoxious, unprofessional, constantly confrontational, full of talk but with no real skills to back up or mitigate the way she talked down to everyone around her. In other words, she was the fictional embodiment of the nightmare woman in the workplace... a hell cat on wheels. I can't express how glad I am to see the back of her. SVU has always been a show that provides skilled, poised women (Benson, Novak, Werner, Emmes) acting naturally in their chosen field, so I don't know how we ended up with that caricature but, as long as she stays gone, I don't care.

(*I think it's Baxter. Something that starts with a 'b', anyway-- like that other word that rhymes with 'witch'. ^_~)

Can Alex come back now? Or, better yet, Casey? If Casey came back I'd... I'd... I'd write Casey-centric f/f to celebrate! That's what I would do. *nods to self*

In happier news, there's already been a lot more Munch this season, which makes me a happy girl. My mom and I always watch SVU on the phone together, so she gets hardily sick of my squealing when he comes on screen, but I can't help it. He's like the cranky, paranoid uncle I never had!

And, finally, does anyone else think that new White Collar show looks like its bending over begging for a slash following? Seriously, just the commercials set my slash-meter on red alert, and they barely tell you anything. Tell me I'm not the only one seeing this, please?

-Meredith
who is utterly relieved to be speaking 'fandom' again, and not worrying about her workplace.

Ps. Amber! Amber! Did you see Zombieland? Absolutely. Totally. Utterly. Fabulous. Twinkies!
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Amberminttown1 on October 15th, 2009 03:18 am (UTC)
I haven't seen it, no. Woody Harrelson sets me on edge for no reason I can identify, and my mom said that it wasn't very good. I'm sure I'll see it eventually, though. :)
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: badassgarnettrees on October 15th, 2009 04:57 am (UTC)
I don't blame you re Woody Harrelson, but it was Abigail Breslin and the skinny teenage boy character that really made the film for me. The skinny boy is the narrator, and some of his zombie survival rules are just priceless. Breslin's character is also neat, just the right mix of sweetness and attitude. I did have a couple complaints (the movie got off track for about twenty minutes, and there weren't large groups of zombies except for at the end), but the black humor more than made up for it.

It's not a serious zombie film (as serious as zombie films get, anyway), but it was made by someone with understanding and appreciation of the sub-genre.

Apple.com has the trailer for a remake of George Romero's The Crazies, which looks like it could go either way in terms of quailty. I did like the Dawn of the Dead remake (better than the original, actually), and I enjoyed Land of the Dead.
-Meredith