Saturday, September 13, 2003To hell with blogging. I tried and tried, and I still didn't like what I was doing - so I've just decided to turn this into a site with thoughts on it. I might put up a message board or something of some sort for people to write their opinions on what I say, but for now - as I know that I'm probably the only one reading these - I'll just let it be.
Well, today's topic is spoilers:
Monday, September 08, 2003Ah, my second post. This has been a long time coming since I wrote that last post over two months ago and have finally decided to pick up where I left off.
Moving on... I would like to talk about my favorite episode of Charmed.....
I want to say that it took me weeks upon weeks of debating which Charmed episode is my favorite, but it's actually really easy for me to pick out a favorite: Chick Flick.
The first time it aired, I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing. (I say "doing" meaning, obviously, besides watching the episode) I was vacationing in Maui, Hawaii with my parents, brother, and cousin, Andi. Since Maui is five hours behind eastern time, the Maui television schedule is very weird there - thursday 9pm episodes of WB shows are shown on friday at 5pm. So, it was Friday and there I was sitting in our hotel suite on the big comfy couch watching Charmed with my brother and cousin (who decided to join me.) For some reason I just remembered that I very firmly ordered that we not have early dinner plans on that Friday just so that I could watch the episode. Anywho, so I was giving the backstory to my cousin, who had many questions, and I just remember watching "Chick Flick" and laughing my ass off, loving every minute of the episode, and - upon returning home to Michigan - rewatching it and loving it even more.
In the summer between my junior and senior years of high school, I decided to try something that I wasn't sure would work: My "Charmed Resolution", which was to watch a Charmed episode every day of the summer. Not only did I fulfill it totally, but I also continued it the next summer. Anyway, so after I had watched every single episode, I realized that I had exactly ten days before school would start. So, I decided to list my top ten favorite episodes and watch them in countdown form. For whatever reason, I put "The Honeymoon's Over" as #1 and "Chick Flick" as #2 but then realized after the ten days were up, that "Chick Flick" was, in fact, my all time favorite episode of Charmed. The fourth and fifth season have come and gone, and I'm still stating that "Chick Flick" is my all time favorite episode.
Why is it my favorite? For starters, I love the illusion vs. reality concept. I love that there are these rules that govern both worlds and that this demon is so hard to defeat b/c it's unlike any other demon. The episode itself has some definite psychology to it. Phoebe's illusion of the perfect man, Prue's illusion of Finnley's personality, Piper's illusion of a normal relationship with Leo -- all subplots are tied directly to this theme of illusion, and all three illusions are very true to their owner. This episode is tied together so wonderfully and it's flow is so strong that the episode is over before you realize it - there aren't any moments of confusion, nor are there scenes that just "don't belong" or are boring.
Even though I love Cole, I've always been a Billy & Phoebe shipper. He is just so adorable!! I love how he treats Phoebe, how he struggles to "write his own lines", and how he really wants to protect the sisters - but relinquishes control when he realizes that "it's the woman's job to save the day". As for Bloody Mary and Axe Husband: PERFECT horror film villains. One is this supernatural killer, and the other is just a psycho. The special effects used to kill them are some of the best ever on Charmed. The demon of illusion was very amusing to watch: so cocky and so dramatic. He's one of my favorite villains on Charmed. (Just can't top Cole though)
My favorite scene in the episode is when Piper goes to hide in the shower, Prue find her, they scream, then they run from the bathroom once Bloody Mary finds them, and run straight into Billy and Phoebe - upon which much screaming ensues. Oh man, I crack up every time I see that scene.
Point of referance: Watch Billy's face as the four are walking towards the door when Darryl comes over. I'm sure in the script he's supossed to be acting all scared... but he's smiling. :)
I run the official Chick Flick Fanlisting - go check it out and join if you're a fan of this episode too.
Sunday, September 07, 2003A Fan's Tale...
This is my first attempt at a blog. I know most blogs are all about the blogger's life, but this one is about Charmed. Ya know, that tv show on the WB that's about three sisters that live in San Francisco. Oh yeah, and they're witches. It's the best show ever on tv - in my opinion - and I've been a fan since July 28th, 1999. (That's when I saw my first episode: "That 70's Episode")