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I've been trying to pinpoint exactly what it is I like about Farscape. Lots of spoilers through Season of Death.

I just finished a rewatch of S1. I liked it well enough the first time around, but I like it much better now, mostly because I hear things I didn't hear before, like Crais calling Scorpius a Scarran half-breed in Family Ties before we knew what Scarrans even were. And Zhaan and Chiana and Rygel all talking about Litigara in Mind the Baby (which is S2, I know, but I watched that again, too). Continuity, man, that's what it's all about. I love being able to go back and find out things I thought were insignificant before actually have meaning. It makes you pay closer attention to things the first time around. This is what I love about the Jossverse, and it's what has sucked me into Farscape.

And it's funny to think that I liked S1 so much, when for me, S2 was infinitely better. There was a definite arc, and Crichton's downward progression was very slowly evident. I remember I posted that I wished he could just go crazy in every episode, cause I thought it was amusing. And lo and behold, he went crazy, but really actually crazy. And it happened so naturally that I almost didn't notice it until the better part of the damage was done. Other than all of DMD, the highlight of the season might for me have been when he asked D'Argo, completely broken, to kill him. Gah. Just rewatching him being tortured in the Aurora Chair killed me. Seriously, I can't handle that man crying. It's like if Angel were just to up and start crying all the time. I couldn't handle it, characters like Angel and Crichton don't just cry.

There was so much of S2 that I loved. There were the funny episodes that I could watch over and over and I'm pretty sure will always put me in a good mood. There was The Locket, which was admittedly a little sappy, but I loved it anyway. I knew his picture was in there, but I still got all mushy and woobified when he opened it up.

The Way We Weren't might be one of my favorite episodes, too. Pilot backstory, but more importantly, we see exactly where Aeryn came from and what she was once capable of doing in the name of duty and loyalty to the Peacekeepers, making her delevopment all the more poignant.

And I loved the Princess trilogy. Watching Family Ties again reminded me of it, when Crichton was recording his final tape to his dad and mentioned never having kids, I immediately thought of the way he lingered with the hologram of the daughter he would never meet. And the self-sacrifice! In both that episode and My Three Crichtons, when he was willing to give up his life and everything he knew for the sake of others. I love this character. LOVE!

And I don't think there's much I can say about Die Me, Dichotomy, except that it remains my favorite episode of the season, and thus far, the series. It reminded me in a lot of ways of Becoming, Part 2 back in BtVS-world. For obvious reaons, I guess. But the thing I love about this show is that the relationships are so much more grown-up. I love B/A, but John and Aeryn are no high schoolers in love. And John didn't kill Aeryn to save the world. And I need to stop talking about it, cause it's gonna make me weepish again. :P

So I finally watched Season of Death today, and I'm officially in love with J/A. I mean, I liked them before, the actors have amazing chemistry, and the development of their relationship has been very slow and believable. But the way he pushed Aeryn away when he first saw her, and the way he barely ran his fingers through her hair, and the embrace with both of them fighting back tears, that in itself almost made me cry. Maybe I'm a crybaby lately, or maybe this show is just really good at hitting me right where it hurts, right where it gets me personally.

I love the way he touches her. I love the way she kisses him.

It's a beautiful show and I'm completely and totally in love. I'm so glad I got a chance to see it.

And in other news, I really need to go to bed.

Date: 2004-08-02 10:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
holy crap woman. you've lost it.

Date: 2004-08-02 10:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Say what you want, you're the one with a giant rooster in your icon. :P

Date: 2004-08-03 01:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm tempted to make some kind of penis joke here, but since that'd be too obvious, I'll just say that is one nice cock you have there. ;)

Date: 2004-08-03 06:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Again: Farscape has the best continuity ever. Upon almost every rewatch I discover something new. Like, in Exodus From Gensis, the commandos talk about "advance pattern Durka." Totally throwaway line that you wouldn't even pay attention to unless you've seen lated episodes and know who Durka is.

S3 brings back a lot of info from the past two seasons as well.

GUH. Season of Death is just such a pretty episode. Those shots of Aeryn with the Qualta blade, in the snow, with her hair flowing all around her are some of my favorite from the entire series.

The part that always makes me the most emotional? When Zhaan is bringing Aeryn back. Just, the love in Zhaan's voice, and the confusion in Aeryn's voice when she says, "Have you come to reassign me?" Siiigh.

Date: 2004-08-03 02:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Season of Death was gorgeous, and you're right about those shots of Aeryn, they definitely stick out in my mind as some of the most beautiful of what I've seen of the series.

The whole episode was exactly what I wanted as a conclusion to DMD. MTB didn't really show how S1's cliffhanger was solved, so I loved that this one picked up right where we left off.

Also? I love when a shot comes up and I recognize it from your icons. ;)

Date: 2004-08-03 11:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, damn you! You are making me want to rent all these seasons of Farscape! I watched most of the first season when it first started on Sci-Fi, but then I think I kept missing it every week and just gave up. But it sounds like things really pick up! I wish I had kept watching it! I need to re-sign up for NetFlix or something.

Date: 2004-08-03 02:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hee, you should. Cause S1 was slow but it hooked me, and S2 got soooo much better, and I've heard nothing but good things about S3.

I really hate that I keep missing all these good shows when they're actually on, and I don't pick them up til the end or after cancellation. :P


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