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11 August 2010 @ 11:44 pm
You had me at "spies".  
 I still think it was my Mom's fault, exposing me at such a young, impressionable age to Sean Connery and James Bond.  I love spies.  I love spy shows and movies.  It doesn't matter that usually they've got some...unrealism.  (I did say Bond, after all.)  In fact, give me a particular mix of elements and make them spies, and I am just about guaranteed to love it.  For instance, I particularly love blue eyed, dangerous, gorgeous male spies, and/or (but preferably and) kick ass spy girls.  Sydney Bristow is so much better than any Bond girl.  

So, it comes as no surprise that I'm totally loving the new USA show, Covert Affairs.  At first, I was all "It's not Alias."  But Annie is a brand new spy, where Sydney came to us already experienced and all kinds of awesome.  Annie is learning, but in the meantime, she's relying on talent, untested training, and guts...and I like her.  I like that she's not perfect, and she just tries really, really hard.  She doesn't have Spy!Daddy (*sniff*), but she has a deadly ex-boyfriend who would kill people for her (and already has).  (AND he has blue eyes!  I mean, is it any wonder I'm so there??)

Last night's ep was particularly good, I thought.  Great guest stars, new insight and depth into Jai, and new movement on the mysterious Ben Mercer storyline, plus we got to see him be an actual badass worthy of the agency's attention and whatever elaborate scheme they've put together to draw him in using Annie.

Oh, and Auggie is awesome.  The face off he had with the lie detector guy two eps ago was awesome.  The fact that he's a total ladies man is awesome.  He's just....awesome.  And I've got a purely on-the-spot speculation right now, that at some point we're going to find out when Auggie was a field agent, he worked with Ben, or they were friends, or whatever.  Because Auggie was totally a badass in the field, and it kills him to be riding a desk now.  I bet they ran totally black ops, kick ass missions together, back in the day.  Hmmm.  That almost feels like a plot bunny...

No, no.  I have book to write.  No fic.  *le sigh*

Still, I am loving the show!  

Current Mood: tiredtired
world_of_bladeworld_of_blade on August 12th, 2010 08:41 am (UTC)
I'm really enjoying "Covert Affairs" as well.

Yes, write your book! ;) but I really mean write fic ;D
parker: flexible!sark [themoonbar]parkergray on August 12th, 2010 01:05 pm (UTC)

You need to write that IMMEDIATELY, if not sooner.
Sandy Williamssandy_williams on August 12th, 2010 01:21 pm (UTC)
Hmmm. I loved Alias. I think I'm going to have to try out this Covert Affairs show.
The Mad Lori: Personal:  Writingmadlori on August 12th, 2010 01:58 pm (UTC)
When I was a youngish teenager, like 14 or so, and just experimenting with writing, I wrote this series of stories that I called my Super Secret Super Spies stories. It was about a team of...well, super secret super spies. They had codenames and specialities and it was all very Mission: Impossible. I don't remember a lot of it now (I might still have them kicking around on a hard drive somewheres) but I remember that I had a kickass woman spy named Juss, which was short for Justice, and her ex-husband Paul was also on the team of course they were actually still in love and blah blah blah.

Man, now I want to read those again. If not just to cringe at how bad and juvenile they were.
Miss Crankypants: Alias Sarkney Hold Upaka_paloma on August 13th, 2010 03:30 am (UTC)
So I started watching this tonight. Less than five minutes into the first ep and they're playing a song by Florence and the Machine? I'm won over by that ALONE. Also, spies. :D (Like you, I was introduced to James Bond at an early age by my mother--I was eight and Thunderball was on TV. I've pretty much not looked back since.)
(Anonymous) on August 16th, 2010 08:49 pm (UTC)
Loving it too
Hey hon -- Just taking a few mins to check in on you via your LJ and had to laugh when I saw this post... I freaking LOVE Covert Affairs -- it doesn't have the depth of Alias, but I am a total sucker for the concept :) Clearly we have the same brain when it comes to TV/ books etc!

Hope all is well in your world and that the writing is going well,