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Watching TV is a hobby of mine. I like being entertained by funny, complex, suspenseful stories that don't take up much more than 45 minutes (or 90 in one case *g*). I enjoy character development/interaction and seeing characters evolve throughout a show's run. Having said that, let's get to it.

My Top 10 all time favourite TV-shows - and honorable mentions )

I guess, next up will be a list of TV-series which I'm currently watching. I also plan to make up a list of Top 10 episodes for programmes such as Star Trek, Stargate. Maybe even include a list of favourite fanfiction. Let's see. *g*
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I did it!! I finally got to write a review about an episode I actually enjoyed a great deal! It seems as if I do have something to say about good episodes after all...

This episode had everything I could have wished for, the return of yoyo-Atlantis, Rodney-Radek-John bickering with John's instant classic line, "Why don't you guys just make out and get it over with", a passing introduction to the new doctor and a first inkling that Elizabeth is going to leave Atlantis.

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And so the board is set, the pieces are moving - now let's just hope season 4 is up to the game.

Grade: 9/10

Rodney: We're in trouble.
John: 5 minutes to figure that out? You're slipping, Rodney.

Ellis: I don't need the history of your idea, doctor. I'll let that be a surprise when I read your autobiography. Just tell me the plan.

John: Shouldn't you guys be bickering or something?
Rodney: I have nothing to bicker about. He's run out of bad ideas. Finally.
Radek: If we survive this, I'm going in for a transfer.
Rodney: Oh please. We both know that you've done your best work under me.
Radek: Under you? I'm my own department head, you know?
Rodney: We both know that department is a joke.
John: Why don't you guys just make out and get it over with!?!

Ellis: You want to bring an asteroid towards us. Is that wise?
Rodney: Well, today it is.
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Yes, yes, I know. I've been quite negligent in my reviewing duties as of late. *sighs* But it's so much easier to just rant over a mediocre episode than praise outstanding ones after all. So, on to the next average episode of Atlantis.

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Overall though, "Vengeance" leaves me with an ambivalent impression. While it was an exciting episode, Michael creating superbugs doesn't hold much promise for future episodes, especially since we *know* the team won't let him get away with it and that he will meet his demise sooner rather than later. Michael now just comes across as another opponent with a major grudge - a justified one IMO, but still it's nothing new. And that bothers me enormously. Consequently, I can't grant this episode any better grade than 5/10.
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Hm... I'm not entirely happy with that episode... no, not happy at all...

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Overall rating: 5/10

McKay: I figure it would be nice if we were all together as we burn up.
Sheppard: McKay...
McKay: I'm sorry. I mean as we get rescued. I always get those two confused.
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Well, since I've spent the last couple of months watching the whole 9 seasons of SG-1, I decided to share all the quotes I've written down. Unfortunately, I started quite late with taking notes, so I quite probably missed out on a lot of good ones... but I'm rewatching my favourite episodes of the earlier seasons right now, so perhaps I'll add quotes from those episodes (and from SGA which I actually rewatched prior to my SG-1 marathon...) later on. Overall though: I just can't get enough of Stargate, in either variation. But that's a topic for another entry - a "let's drool over Stargate"-entry that's sure to come in the near future. *g*

My all time favourite quote is from SG-1's 200th episode, aptly called "200":

puppet-Hammond: Sergeant, make it spin.
puppet-Walter: Spin? Sir, it doesn't spin.
puppet-Hammond: What? It has to spin. It's round. Spinning is so much cooler than not spinning. I'm the general. I want it to spin. Now.

That one cracks me up every time I watch that episode... "spinning is so much cooler than not spinning"... hilarious to hear that out of the mouth of the so dignified Hammond...

What I also love about both shows are the frequent references to Star Trek, Star Wars, The Simpsons and various others - and the fact that they don't take themselves too seriously (see "200"). But before I'm starting to ramble on and on here, I'll just post the other quotes under the cut...

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I just have to repeat myself: You simply gotta love those script writers!!
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Ordinarily, I like episodes that have one character seriously ill and the others trying to get him or her back... but this one just didn't do the trick. And not even Richard Dean Anderson's guest appearance could change that.

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Overall, "The Real World" which had the serious disadvantage of being aired the same day as SG-1's "200", I'll grant it that, gets a rating of 4/10. I always like learning more about the main characters, even those I don't care about much, but in this case the surrounding plot was just too weak to hold my attention.

Memorable quotes:

McKay: What?
Beckett: What?
McKay: It's that look. It's the signal that I'd give when I'd get a brilliant idea.
Sheppard: How would you know how you looked?
McKay: Because it happened more than once in front of a mirror, okay?

O'Neill: I don't mind being phantasized about, occasionally.
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While not as good as the previous episode, Progeny still leaves me reasonably content if not entirely satisfied...

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Finally, I grant this episode a 6.5/10 - an interesting new enemy and a couple of good team moments unfortunately don't entirely make up for some poor writing and the feeling that it's a plot I've seen before.

A couple of memorable quotes:

John: What's the hold up? [...]
Rodney: It's like trying to reconfigure the DNA double helix.
John: Which takes you what... 5 minutes?

Rodney: I figured out a way to create a glitch that on my command should momentarily freeze them. [...]
Ronon: How long?
Rodney: Well, I don't know. That's why I said momentarily.
John: Days? Hours? Minutes?
Rodney: It's probably minutes but I don't know. [...]
John: 10? 20?
Rodney: Well, if you like to know a number, I'd say 7. 7 minutes and 31 seconds. Are you happy?
John: No!
Rodney: No?
John: That's not enough time!
Rodney: You wanted a number!
John: A bigger number!

Ronon: Not much point in leaving without blowing this place up first.
Weir: How do we do that? (everyone looks expectantly at Rodney)
Rodney: Oh, that's me. Right. Surprise, surprise. Why don't I just go on these missions by myself?
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After the mediocre second half of season 2 and the last 2 episodes' disappointment, I wasn't looking forward to Sateda - especially since it dealt with Ronon's background. And boy, was I mistaken. I think this episode is easily the best one in quite a while and among the best this series has had to offer so far.

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"Sateda" gets a rating of 9/10.

Reviews of (or at least comments on) "Misbegotten" and "Irresistible" will follow.
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Yes, yes, yes... Atlantis is back! And it's back in style.

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Last but not least, the most memorable lines of the week:

McKay: I suppose I'd rather die as a hero than as a meal.

McKay: Their operating system is a mess, Thank Goodness, I remember DOS. (waits for Ronon's reaction... when none is coming...) Trust me, that was hilarious.

McKay: They downloaded something along with the hive ship plans... something like spyware, ugh, just like when I stupidly downloaded porn... Music!! When I downloaded music!

McKay: I'm responsible for the destruction of my own planet.
Ronon: If anybody was going to do it, it'd be you.

Sheppard (when Michael intercepts his contacting McKay and Ronon on the radio): Sorry, wrong number.

McKay: Where did you come from?
Sheppard: I managed to latch on to the hull of the hive before it went into hyperspace.
Ronon: Nice move.
Sheppard: I saw it in a movie once.

Lorne: Didn't work on her.
McKay: Beckett wondered if the females would be immune.
Lorne: Something you might have mentioned before she almost killed me, Rodney.
McKay: I only thought of it now!

Sheppard: It'll be a walk in a park. A very scary park, filled with monsters who are trying to kill me.
Michael: I do not understand.
Sheppard: Never mind. Operation "This Will Most Likely End Badly" is a go.

Gotta love those scriptwriters...

Overall rating for this episode: 8/10


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