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qafreview: s4e1, links to commentaries, random thoughts
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seperis
Review of QaF 4.1 are up everywhere. *g* For those of us who didn't see it early, anyway.

Going backward in my friendslist.

wrenlet the Unspoiled talks here
valerie_z Who Is Trying To Stay Unspoiled for the Rest of the Season is here.
sisabet discusses here.

Annddd...

eliade talks here.

Belatedly adding jainieg commenting here.

And sweetbizzybee, right here.

I have no idea how I feel about this. I thought I'd be waiting until after work tomorrow, but dammit. Reviews. Temptation. Evil. And also, fast forward through commercials. I love my DVR. I am going to marry it.

Just a little thing.



You know, I have no idea how I feel about this.

As a B/J shipper, I'm all in the scary zone of schmoopy joy. Partners. A lot of cuteness. All that adorable cuteness. My God, that was a lot of cuteness. And Justin just killed me during the check-giving thing, because no one can possibly look that innocent.

But.

*frowns* I need to see the rest of the season. jainieg and I are still arguing about it, and damn her, she makes good points. And it's not like I didn't sit through the end of my season two tapes screaming at my TV that Jesus, Brian, don't be such a fucking asshole.

It's just. My God, he is mellow. Mellow like he's been sipping liquid valium in his cocktails mellow. Mellow like, he's *letting people help him* and doesn't queen out, and that's got to be a sign of the apocalypse. And it's *nice* to see him and Justin secure enough not to be scratching each other raw at every turn. I'm all for the fact that the man this season has made significatn process from the man in season one.

Except I kinda *liked* him.

I really like his hair, though. They always do bizarre things at the beginning of the season with his hair. Especially season two, which was kinda Angst Hair Days before it got short and sharp and still make me wonder if we can predict an episode by what kind of hair he has at the beginning, since season three, there seemed to be a correlation between how odd his hair looked and how much he missed Justin. I think it could be done.

Eh. I'm not good for commentary. I want to rewatch and think, aww, cute. And not be so curious as to how long Brian can stay *this* mellow. Or if I even want him to.


#1 - Edited to add link to jainieg
#2 - added sweetbizzybee


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You forgot to add Mellow like a man getting regular doses of Sunshine.

God, what the *hell* is Justin *doing* to him? It must be Blowjob And Sexcapade Central in the loft. All Sex, All the Time. I've got to admit, Justin must be learning how to handle him.

I'm tickled pink that Justin's got that key and just wanders in any old time he feels like it. That is so cute it just hurts. I wonder when Brian gave him the key?

And damn, I want to *see* when they became partners, because, man, that must have been one interesting conversation.

I'm kind of freaked out by the mellow. I pine for the days of acerbic, acidic Brian, actually. Not that he and Justin weren't as cute as it's humanly fucking possible to be, but still. It's just not normal. Stress reaction, maybe? His reaction to Michael when Mike brought back the car was closer to baseline.

Yeah - I am worried that Brian is *too* mellow - but...maybe this is how he reacts to financial stress and not having a job? We saw him like this a bit when he was sued by Kip S1 - but he just seemed to be cranky and hungover then - but maybe extended joblessness, combined with fighting crime, lack of fundage, and knowing in your heart that you are totally *owned* by a piece of blond boy ass, well it could be that he kinda just chills out.

Or - maybe he is just *that* stoned all the time now. I'm betting that is how the partners conversation happened - large quantities of pot had to be involved.

Yeah - I am worried that Brian is *too* mellow - but...maybe this is how he reacts to financial stress and not having a job? We saw him like this a bit when he was sued by Kip S1 - but he just seemed to be cranky and hungover then - but maybe extended joblessness, combined with fighting crime, lack of fundage, and knowing in your heart that you are totally *owned* by a piece of blond boy ass, well it could be that he kinda just chills out.

Sunshine may be spending a *lot* of his free time entertaining him. I mean, that key had to be for a reason. The Care and Feeding of Brian Kinney is probably a full-time job.

I'm sure he still wakes up and first thing he thinks is, oh God, what the *hell* did I *do*? Then, you know, Sunshine. Distracts him.

Or - maybe he is just *that* stoned all the time now. I'm betting that is how the partners conversation happened - large quantities of pot had to be involved.

*g* Immense.

I'm kind of freaked out by the mellow.

I'm with you there. I mean, it was--interesting. And unusual. And I've always liked those flashes of mellow Brian.

But man. For someone who was penniless, fired, and with a very dirty car, he was like a cucumber.

His reaction to Michael when Mike brought back the car was closer to baseline.

I loved that so much, I laughed out loud while watching. That was great. So was Michael's solution. Oh man, how great.

I only got showtime a few weeks ago, and I've been trying to catch up on QAF. Even though I've only see a few eps, I wondered the same thing about Brian. I was tlaking to someone after the ep, and saying that I hope they don't get rid of his edges.

I did realize that Justin is a combination of Brian and Michael though. He's got enough of Michael's sweetness for Brian to be drawn to him, and enough of Brian's hardness for a relationship between them to work.

I like him edgy and cold and occasionally cruel. But I'm a masochist like that. *g*

I'm with you on the comparisons too. They're disturbingly good for each other.

*happy sigh*

I wouldn't worry so much. The snark has NOT left the building but I will say that he's totally and completely fucked over Justin. I mean, Gale once said in an interview sometime during/after season 2 (could have been one of his Showtime chats) that he didn't play Brian as if he was in love but I bet he couldn't say that now - lol.

*snickers* So. In. Love.

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I'm spoiled up through mid-season mostly, but very lightly--after 4.5, I cut myself off as much as I could so I could be surprised. *g* This will change, of course, the second I get any freakishly scary rumors or eps.

I'm just scared the mellow is leading up to something, which I"m pretty sure it is.

Thanks, I appreciate your recs, based on spoilerage, because I, too, am trying to not view ahead. (I know the general arc(s) of the stories, but not a lot of detail). Sisabet's opening sentence makes the effort to avoid future information worthwhile. And, now I'm lookin' for gap fillers!

Re: Excellent Categories

*giggles* I'm *working* at it. I am going to be *so good* and avoid until I see more.

It's hard, though. Very, very hard.

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