Category Archives: Sci-Fi/Fantasy

V: Season 2, Episode 9. I’m starting to care again. You get one guess why.

All right. I’m watching ABC’s alien drama V a day late this week, because V is on the same night as Glee – and obviously I have to have my TV-watching priorities straight.

Because V bores me to death most of the time, and I only bother with it at all because I find one of the very minor alien characters to be extremely attractive.

Ten minutes into the episode: hey, look. It’s Joshua! Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on March 9, 2011 in Sci-Fi/Fantasy, V


My most disinterested V post yet

Ryan, who was a good V, is now a double agent and working for the bad Vs. So that sucks.

Anna, the evil V leader, tries to turn the Catholic church into her loyal little underlings, but they say no. So then she threatens them and forces them onto her side. Yay for blackmail and coercion.

So, um – this entire episode of V is almost over, and I’ve only blogged three sentences. Obviously the episode was not particularly thrilling this week. (Translation:  no hot alien Joshua. At all. Not even for a moment.) Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on February 1, 2011 in Sci-Fi/Fantasy, V


The Vampire Diaries: 2.12 “The Descent”

Hey, look. It’s a shirtless Stefan. Hi there, shirtless Stefan!

You know, Stefan is really just not nearly as attractive as his brother, Damon. There is just no getting around that.

Speaking of everybody’s favorite vampire-without-a soul, Damon is appearing dangerously close to experiencing – gasp – actual human feelings. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on January 27, 2011 in Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Vampires


And That’s What You Missed On … V !

Can you tell that I’m missing a certain other show who’s name just happens to rhyme with this one? It’s okay. February 6 is only 18 days away. Not that I’m counting. But, anyway, back to V.

Season 2, Episode 3: “Laid Bare”

Lisa is beginning to get her “breeding skin,” which is a fancy alien way of saying that her body is preparing to have a whole bunch of creepy little lizard babies. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on January 19, 2011 in Sci-Fi/Fantasy, V


V, again. Episode 2.

V: Season 2, episode 2.

Wow, that was a whole lot of plot development in such a short period of time. Thank you, first three minutes of “Serpent’s Tooth.”

What we learned

Apparently, Anna locked her mother, Diana, deep under the V mothership nearly 15 years ago, when she decided that Diana’s excess of human emotion was compromising her ability to lead.

Also, the Vs are only on earth because their species is dying out and they need to breed with humans. However, human/alien hybrid babies will lack the Vs token undying devotion to their leader, unless Anna can figure out how to isolate and destroy their human emotion.

In addition, Earth is the only place the Vs can go to breed; all other planets are too far away. Anna is infertile now, but her daughter, Lisa, is just entering her fertility cycle, and is therefore the only hope for the V species to survive.

Finally, this seems to imply that Lisa’s often-referenced “mission” with Erica’s son, Tyler, is to mate with him. And to create a bunch of not-so-adorable lizard babies.

Get all that?

Good. Because not a whole lot else happened for the entire remaining 44 minutes of the episode. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on January 15, 2011 in Sci-Fi/Fantasy, V


It’s Back: V

Again because of my Europe trip, I’m also just now starting to watch the new episodes of V (that ABC remake of a series about reptilian alien invaders).

You may remember from previous posts that I actually can’t really stand V. I find it boring, cliché, and generally slow on plot development.

But, there is a really cute guy in it. So I’m willing to give it another shot. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on January 15, 2011 in Sci-Fi/Fantasy, V


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Reflections on a midnight showing

Given that I named my blog Beth Talks TV, I usually try to refrain from talking about movies (since movies are, obviously, not television) – but I went to the midnight showing of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 last night, so I’m going to make an exception.

My roommates and I weren’t cool enough to get all dressed up in costumes, but we did hang out in line starting at 10:50 p.m., standing outside in the cold and rain with the rest of the crazies. It was awesome.

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Posted by on November 19, 2010 in Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Starkid


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