Feb. 11th, 2008


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Episode 1x05: Free Fall

From tv.com/highlander episode guide:
First aired: 10/31/1992 Production Code: 92101

A beautiful young woman, Felicia Martins, throws herself to her death, only to revive with the realization that she is an Immortal. She seeks out Duncan MacLeod as her mentor, and becomes amorously involved with Richie Ryan. But there is much more to this "ingénue" than meets the eye. She is in fact a long-time Immortal, engaged in a wily scheme to trap MacLeod and acquire his Quickening. MacLeod must see through her subterfuge in time to protect not only himself, but also Richie.


My Observations: This episode literally stop me from updating this journal. Seriously, every time I tried to write about it became worse and worse to watch. The first time was cool because of Joan Jett and after a couple runs Joan Jett should never act again. God! she was horrible. But I won't put this all upon her head because this episode was just blahhhhhh. But in perspective Felicia Martins is also introduced as the female immortal (evil) to the series. This time I sat down after many months and said just get to it. I did. There might be tense, discrepancies changes since there was a break between last year and me actually finishing this episode.

Where's Joe: Hmm. My one fun thing to do until Joe is officially introduced. Joe was in the crowd at the sword auction with Tessa and Duncan. You know I checked with the watcher's section and there wasn't any watcher on Felicia and Claude so I am giving them, Laure and John. Laure's car was the one Felicia dropped on "062-brh" licensed red caddy. John's car was behind Claude in the beige hatchback. :)

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Onto the pictures...

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Oct. 28th, 2007


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Update

I haven't forgotten, I am also the new maintainer for Livejournal's life_episodic based on NBC's Life tv show and basically doing the same thing here. I will hopefully return to Highlander in November.

Sep. 26th, 2007


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My notes on the series...

I had to stop for a minute on the picture reviews but I decided to add my thoughts on certain things until I resume again, I wrote this in my journal and reposting it here but I thought this could work better here. I've come to one of many conclusions after watching the a good chunk of the series.




I am not the most brilliant writer in the world but I think I get the most exciting bunnies and sometimes too damn complexed for my hands to put down into print. Because I'm doing picture reviews with the whole series on and it will take me at least a year to get through them all in that way, I decided to watch the series. Not all the episodes but a fast run through just as a TV viewer which turned me into something of a dog with the head out the window. ( can't see subtle undertones until after for anything.) But coming to my conclusions now that I am finished until I do separate reviews, I also watched the "back stories" to the episodes they have on the DVD and in the sixth year they mention that season was more of try-out season for the spin off series of Highlander.

The only thing I got from it is that TPTB went in the wrong direction looking for a woman to carry as how instead of looking at the characters on the Highlander series that was just as strong with history and popular to the audience. Even though they choose Amanda, and she was on a lot, they really never given her much history to work with. The episodes she was in had mostly fluff not just in lightness but more of you really never saw her as anything more than a secondary character.

I would never see her as someone who can carry a show and that is what ultimately failed the "Highlander: Raven" series.

Back to my ultimate thought: While I was watching Highlander and enjoying it muchly I noticed that the reason I never finish watching the series the first time around was actual Immortals themselves. Because when it came near the series' end I seriously got bored with them and wanted to know more about the watchers' society and how much Joe was really controlling after the episode, "One Minute to Midnight" than what was going on with Duncan and his long lived brethren but it is called "The Highlander" and not the "The Watchers"but sometimes I wish it were. Especially in "Avatar" when Joe kept saying "his people" but his people are in the US so how much did he gain after the top people was murdered by Jacob Galati.

To be honest, with the love I have for Joe and Methos, they could of written stories for them and I would of watched. But that is my bias and was never to be...

I even have this picture in my head for "The Watchers" intro or at least a drawing where they are wearing black trench-coats and small groups are standing still on smaller boats as the fog rolls in-between them (the whole you can't see them but they can see you) over slow graying water and all of them are looking forward at you, some wearing shades, glasses and some are not but in the front boats has Joe and Methos looking as well. (my bias kicking in. :))

Joe along with Methos showing up could carry a show based on the watchers alone, but that's my theory.

If I was brilliant I would start writing about the Watchers POV instead of the Highlander/Immortals and build a universe: The ins and outs, their daily lives, traveling around the world, never leaving more than 50 miles from home, being as a historian, their deaths, what they believe in and even the reasons they became a "Hunter" in the first place.

See, my bunnies are too exciting for my poor hands.
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Sep. 20th, 2007


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Update

I haven't forgotten, school and an ear infection have slow me down a bit so this journal will resume in October.

Aug. 16th, 2007


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Episode 1x04: Innocent Man

From tv.com/highlander episode guide:
First aired: 10/24/1992 Production Code: 92107

An Immortal friend of MacLeod's is beheaded in his isolated mountain retreat where he had hoped -- like MacLeod -- to retire from the fight for a while. A brain-damaged, homeless veteran is charged with the grisly crime, and an attempt is made to link him to the killing of Slan Quince (the villain of episode one, "The Gathering"), an Evil Immortal whom MacLeod himself had slain in combat. MacLeod must try and clear the innocent man and unravel the mystery of who killed his friend. Here again we get a glimpse of MacLeod's past, in flashbacks set during the American Civil War.


My Observations: I saw this episode last week with episode three and now that I am posting I realize that believing in immortals exist just sounds weird. Can you imagine telling someone this, I see crazy house. Hmm, I wonder if any watcher was caught by law after breaking down, talking about the watchers and ended up in an asylum? Probably part of the "Watchers" system would come in and "deal" with the problem quickly and quietly.

Now that some time has passed I can honestly say I like this episode and it only took until episode four to do so. Possible reason: There was more fighting in this one that dealt with Immortals.

Where's Joe: This is starting to become a common fixture in my head, like "Where's Waldo". Anyway I thought to come with ideas of where is Joe and in the scene this truck is moving away as Duncan's Thunderbird drives in. I thought that Joe needed something to be mobile in and uncover is thy name of watcher. :)

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Onto the pictures...

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Aug. 7th, 2007


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Episode 1x03: The Road Not Taken

From tv.com:
First aired: 10/17/1992 Production Code: 92108

Richie's friend dies of an overdose of a herbal drug and MacLeod suspects the source of the drug is another Immortal, Kiem Sun. Sun has has long sought to perfect such a drug and remove its lethal side effects for the betterment of mankind. But a disciple of Kiem Sun's is using the drug for his own gain, and MacLeod and Sun must track him down. When it becomes clear that Kiem Sun plans to continue his experiments despite the dangers, MacLeod destroys the remaining sample of the drug.

I think this is a better episode than previous "Family Tree". I don't know to explain yet as I tend to develop my ideas long after I watch or time has passed on an episode. I will say the fighting and swordfighting was what I expected from the show. I'll probably say more about Duncan's morals/ideas are played in this episode but not today. Though the one I am still wondering about is Richie, and if he won't stop trying to be the criminal he obviously fails at miserably. I do see the potential problem for poor Tessa or should I say the actress who plays her as I do remember her dying but I didn't understand the first time I saw this show but in these three
episodes, I'm starting to see the pattern. The two guest stars was interesting but felt to me as a backdrop to just getting to the point. I know drug references should apply in here too but as I said, later.

Onto the pictures...

Picture Review )

Aug. 2nd, 2007


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Episode 1x02: Family Tree

From tv.com/highlander episode guide:
First aired: 10/10/1992 Production Code: 92103

Richie Ryan, Duncan MacLeod's protégé, attempts to learn more about his parents, whom he has never known. Instead, he falls prey to a con man who, needing a place to stay and a quick score, pretends to be Richie's long-lost father. While MacLeod and Tessa try to keep Richie from being hurt, MacLeod relives his own traumatic past, where he first realized he was an Immortal, and was renounced by the man who had raised him as his son.

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Psst. I am not lying but as I write this up Sci-Fi Ani-Monday is showing Highlander: the Search for Vengeance. Let me laugh my ass off right now. If you listen carefully the doctor's voice is Jim Byrnes.

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Episode 1x01: The Gathering

From tv.com:
First aired: 10/3/1992 Production Code: 92102

Immortal Duncan McLeod is maintaining a peaceful existence with the love of this life, Tessa Noel when he is challenged to Immortal combat by Slan Quince, an evil Immortal. An old friend and clansman, Connor MacLeod, comes to try and convince Duncan to once more join the fray in the battle of Good versus Evil. Duncan also meets Richie Ryan, a kid from the streets whom he befriends after catching him breaking into his antique store.


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