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January 15th, 2009


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03:56 pm - More Pretender (end of disc one)
Sorry, I will be going rather slowly with this show. But I'm still in it, so. :-)


"Curious Jarod"

What was that I said about not liking the A-plots? I take it back. This one was great. Could be because I rather like the whole Vegas thing, or because I really, really like Jarod being monumentally clever, but I loved this.

--The sadness of Jarod being there for the beaten showgirl; there to talk to her, there when she died, there to avenge her.... wow, show.

--Curious George! And the barrel full of monkeys! Watching Jarod is seriously like reliving my childhood. Way too much fun. How he asked everyone who the man in the yellow hat was? Precious. *g* (Also, have I mentioned yet how completely hot it is when Jarod randomly drops into another language? Because it is. *fans self*)

--Question: this is the second sim we've seen in flashbacks that seems to relate to something famous, isn't it? Norma Jean/Marilyn Monroe, here; previously, what sounded to me like a sim based on the Apollo 13 mission? Huh.

--I admit to being really kind of disturbed at this particular punishment: Jarod bringing the cops down the bad guy is what I was expecting, so the fact that he set him up for an unrelated beating made me cringe. I understand the logic, I think, but still....

--"You should probably strip-search this one, she may have been palming chips." "Oh, you bastard!" Okay, that little exchange has pretty much single-handedly sold me on Miss Parker, and the weird relationship she and Jarod seem to have. LOL. (Also lol to the fact that it seemed to amuse Sydney a bit.)

--"To the man in the yellow hat, from the monkey who got away." Okay, show, you've got me. Next! *g*


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From:astrogirl2
Date:January 16th, 2009 12:55 am (UTC)
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What was that I said about not liking the A-plots? I take it back. This one was great.

Some of the A-plots are a lot better than others. I rather liked this one, myself.

Curious George! And the barrel full of monkeys! Watching Jarod is seriously like reliving my childhood.

It is! I went and found some Curious George online after this and had a grand old time re-reading it. :)

Question: this is the second sim we've seen in flashbacks that seems to relate to something famous, isn't it? Norma Jean/Marilyn Monroe, here; previously, what sounded to me like a sim based on the Apollo 13 mission? Huh.

It was definitely Apollo 13. The date was right, as I recall. And there are a fair few of those, actually. Jarod seems to do quite a bit of analyzing important current events. (Well, current at the time, obviously.)

I admit to being really kind of disturbed at this particular punishment:

Jarod can be kind of disturbing at times, there is no question.

Okay, that little exchange has pretty much single-handedly sold me on Miss Parker, and the weird relationship she and Jarod seem to have. LOL. (Also lol to the fact that it seemed to amuse Sydney a bit.)

They are hysterical, really. And Sydney seems to be very easily amused by people, which I personally think is adorable. :)

"To the man in the yellow hat, from the monkey who got away." Okay, show, you've got me.

Yeah. Just... yeah. Aww. :)
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From:izhilzha
Date:January 17th, 2009 01:48 am (UTC)
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Sydney seems to be very easily amused by people, which I personally think is adorable. :)

I'll agree with that. :)

And yeah, for some reason this episode just felt really solid and dynamic, and everything worked like gangbusters. Hopefully we'll have more of this, because I really like this.
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From:lizamanynames
Date:January 16th, 2009 02:15 am (UTC)
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--The sadness of Jarod being there for the beaten showgirl; there to talk to her, there when she died, there to avenge her.... wow, show.

And THAT for me is why this ep has one of the best a-plots - Jarod also does something constructive for the person being avenged. Without being spoilery, "Under the REds" has a (vaugley) similar a-plot, and Jarod gets to do something even more meaningful (IMHO) in that one.

Question: this is the second sim we've seen in flashbacks that seems to relate to something famous, isn't it?

I could have *SWORN* the one with Jarod running up stairs and counting rifle shots was before this. Hmm.

Jarod bringing the cops down the bad guy is what I was expecting, so the fact that he set him up for an unrelated beating made me cringe. I understand the logic, I think, but still....

Yeah, this show doesn't pull its punches when it comes to showing the dark side of Jarod, and how his morel code is just a little... off, probably in no small part due to his extremely messed-up upbringing. This theme gets dealt with in greater detail by the nd of te season (and probably beyond, but how would *I* know? XD)

Okay, that little exchange has pretty much single-handedly sold me on Miss Parker, and the weird relationship she and Jarod seem to have. LOL.

See, the exchange that did that for me was:
"I deliberatly wake you up during the deepest part of your sleep cycle and all I get is a lifeless 'what'?"
"What *TIME* is it where you are?"
"Cute! Not funny, but cute."

--"To the man in the yellow hat, from the monkey who got away." Okay, show, you've got me.

See, *THAT* was the bit that sold me on the Jarod&Sydney dynamic.
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From:izhilzha
Date:January 17th, 2009 01:57 am (UTC)
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THAT for me is why this ep has one of the best a-plots - Jarod also does something constructive for the person being avenged.

YES. Yes, that is it exactly! He does something really, really constructive for the victim.

I could have *SWORN* the one with Jarod running up stairs and counting rifle shots was before this.

Whoops, you're right, it is, because I remember thinking "So not only Apollo 13, but also the Kennedy assassination? LOL." So this is a pattern they like doing. I'll have to be on the lookout for more.

I agree that other exchange was cute, but Miss Parker's sheer outrage at the idea of the strip search was priceless. *g* And Jarod's very clear pleasure at messing with her. (Yes, he's 12. Or possibly younger, at times.)
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From:lizamanynames
Date:January 22nd, 2009 10:27 am (UTC)
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Well, considering he never got the chance to "be twelve" when he actually was twelve, I'd say he's a little entitled. XD

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