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things not worth reading/seeing [Oct. 5th, 2009|06:30 pm]
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Stargate Universe

I saw bits and pieces of the first episode, and it's just...stupid. I had some problems with the beginning of SGA, but this makes SGA look like a masterpiece of characterization and plotting. Also, they seem to be copying the look and feel of Battlestar Galactica (from the LACK of lighting to the "dark" themes to the sex). The only bright spot was the genius kid who basically gets kidnapped. I thought I wouldn't like him, but he turned out to have common sense and wasn't obnoxious. Amazing! I'd rather him run things than the adults, frankly. I grossed myself out slashing him and the icky icky main scientist dude for kicks. They were, sadly, the most interesting characters. The others were VEERY insubstantial. And dumb.

Eien no kinou by Eda Yuri and illustrated by Yamada Yugi

Zombie love stretched out to an entire book, desperately attempting to be all poignant and angsty and sad. Needless to say, it totally failed for me. I think it could have worked as a shorter story, but by the end I was rolling my eyes and mocking the tender moments. The Amazon Japan reviews are more favorable, so YMMV.