Oh, you guys. I am so sick and kind of barely coherent, so I hope this makes sense, but I’m not promising anything. But I did inform you all via Twitter that this show is my new boyfriend and you WILL like it, goddammit, and either way, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT IT! But seriously, I really hope you guys like it because I’m in loooove … man, this metaphor is probably more accurate than I’d like to admit.
Anyway, this week the big focus was Sally, and I loved it again. I feel like she’s the holdout for a lot of people with this show, but for me, she adds the very necessary human component that all supernatural stories need. And as you guys know, I watch a shitload of supernatural shows. And it’s funny, because I can totally see how that colors my expectations of what will happen, especially with Sally. I keep thinking something horrible is going to happen or be revealed, and every time it doesn’t, I’m a little more in love with the show because … I don’t know, I just get so SAD.
Have you guys ever had anyone close to you die? I feel like a couple years ago I went through a major like avalanche of death where three people in my life died very close together, and it was all under very different circumstances. I don’t know if I’m normal in my responses or if anyone really is, like, if there IS a normal, but I spent a LOT of time around that time thinking about death, and what happens to us afterward, what my funeral would be like and if I should plan it or not, and whether you can actually communicate with dead people … oh, and I read a book where a scientist tried to tackle the afterlife. And a book that my grandpa gave me before he died … let’s just say it was a very thoughtful time. Maybe that makes me sound weird, but … I don’t know, it did feel kind of human. Anyway, I think that’s why Sally is so fascinating for me. I mean, as far as we know, none of us are going to become werewolves and none of us are going to become vampires, but eventually, we WILL all be dead. Whether it is or isn’t, I think it’s normal to imagine that, and even just picturing it makes me feel a lot of the same ways that I feel when I watch Sally. And because death is one of those topics that probably we don’t think about on a real regular basis, there’s sort of like … this untapped part of our psyche that’s getting poked around by the show, and I just am really into it.
Everything with her and Dave breaks my heart, and again, I think it’s because I can SO picture it. Their lives seem fairly similar to mine and Billy’s, and if I died, I’d totally want to visit him and hang out while he slept and try to touch his hand and yell stuff at him until he noticed. (It’s possible I do all that stuff NOW, for the record.) I can totally understand why someone who died at the stage of life that Sally is in … and that I’m in … why they wouldn’t want to leave. And it makes me sad.
And you know, that was one of the things that I thought was a really … hmmm, insightful, maybe? … response from Ghost Tony, where Sally was like, “You never, in your entire life, loved somebody?” and he was all, “I didn’t have an entire life.” It’s so true, and so sad … some people don’t get a full life. It sucks. Also, could I say “so sad” a few more times? (You know what else is funny? This is where this post goes, AFTER I keep telling people this show is lighter than Supernatural … AND IT IS.)
Okay, speaking of Tony, I really loved him. He was absolutely Being Human’s Ash, and I kind of wish he could’ve stuck around longer. I liked him dropping ghost knowledge on us and he was fun comedic relief, and I thought that it was a little TOO easy for him to just get his door after knowing Sally for like two days, but I can see how he didn’t really fit with the overall tone of the show and did serve his purpose, so at least there’s that. Although I do think that since Tony was wearing clothes fit to make Dr. Badass himself drool and probably had been since his death in 1987, we should probably go ahead and abandon all hope of Sally ever changing clothes. Sorry, buddies!
I did like how Sally was pissed at Bridget when she came over, but it turned out that she was just there because both Dave and Bridget were missing Sally. It was sweet. (Although I wish that the promo monkeys hadn’t wrecked that one for me, but if they hadn’t, they wouldn’t be promo monkeys, I suppose.)
Alright, to wrap up with Sally (and to segue into the boys’ stories), I love the growing relationships between the roommates. I like Sally and Aidan, and the vampire quizfest was informative, but mostly I just love the ways he’s really considerate of her without saying much. But really, I LOOOOOVE Sally and Josh. I think they have a great sibling relationship that, again, obviously someone who wrote for Supernatural would be familiar with. He obviously cares about her (and doesn’t want her to live somewhere else), but she also gets on his damn nerves, which anyone who has a sibling is familiar with. And this rings really true also, as Josh was obviously close with his sister, so clearly that type of relationship is familiar territory for his character, and y’all … I LOOOVE character consistency. It’s totally magical to me and makes characters become real, which just seems so … impossible, you know? I don’t even understand how people do it.
And Josh and Aidan are hilarious. I love the bromance, and the voicemail Josh left Aidan was hysterical. Sarcasm is always a win for me. It’s funny to me that Aidan, who is, in a lot of ways, the least “human” of the bunch, is always pushing Josh to do normal human stuff, like have people over and do neighborhood watch. And I do hope the guy he was out patrolling with ends up being his friend–I liked that dude, especially when he was like, “Hey! Who am I?” and did the choking motion. Hee! I loved it. Josh just feels too many feelings to be a loner forever, you know? (Also, lone wolf joke and also, excellent guard dog joke. Too sick/lazy to fully actuate.)
Aidan’s big story was getting recognized by a cop, whose father was killed by Aidan years ago. Ugh … there’s the conscience thing biting you in the ass if I ever saw it. And I’ve seen it … remember, I am now a Buffy/Angel watcher. Of course I love Bishop … Mark Pellegrino is amazing. I don’t care if I’m a broken record, I’ll say it as many times as necessary, week after week, because it just keeps on being true. He’s creepy, menacing, but also oddly calm and … comforting? He really was the perfect Lucifer on SPN, and he’s great on this show too. He has what Cesar Milan would call “calm assertive energy,” except he uses it for eeeeeevil, and I like that. Plus, I like his little lapdog Marcus, and whatever is up with him and Aidan. I feel like that’s a dynamic that’s ripe for the picking. But the thing that this story got me the MOST curious about? Who the fuck is Celine? Man, I am so excited to find out.
Alright, my sick ass needs to be in bed, but you know what would really make me feel better? If you guys would chat about this show with me. It is my new love. Are you guys liking it as much as I am? Favorite moments? Quotes? Storylines? Anything I forgot? Thoughts on the death element of the show? Et cetera, et cetera, so on and so forth? Comments! You’ll make me the happiest girl alive!