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I was googling "weeping angels" the other day, as one does, when I stumbled upon this list of scariest TV characters. Now it's all subjective, of course, but I thought it was a pretty good list. But then again, maybe that's because it names the only thing on TV that's ever really scared me--the Peacock family.

[X-Files spoilers follow, although I don't know why I'm spoilering this since it's been a looooong time since it was on TV and this episode's been repeated umpteen times since then. (Salomé, say "since" again.) Although my mom did ask me last week if I "still watch the X-Files."]

First of all, can you imagine if "Home" were your first episode? Because it was for the guy who picked the Peacocks (for this list). Yikes. My first episode was..."Die Hand die verletzt" and even though it was pretty creepy, it didn't scare me like "Home." Both episodes I watched in the house where I live now and I vividly remember the experience of watching "Home." I was in the master bedroom. Being a master bedroom, it has an attached bathroom. The curtains were closed in the bedroom, but I remember being so freaked out by "Home" that I closed the bathroom door. You know, so no one could see me through the bathroom window (around the doorframe, across the room, and lying paralyzed with fear on the bed). And unlike the gentleman who wrote about the episode for TV Squad, it wasn't just the Peacocks themselves that got to me, it was that scene at the Taylors' house. When Andy is lying dead and his wife is under the bed, watching in horror as her husband's blood trickles closer. Then the Peacocks lift the bed and to quote Shirley Jackson, then they were upon her. I am mentally shuddering now.

That's one of the things I've noticed that always scares me--the notion that there is no place to hide, there is no escape. Nightmare on Elm Street runs on that energy. I slept with the light on while reading American Psycho not because of the variety of grotesque incidents recounted--although that didn't help--but because of this part: ..that if she had gone to Nell's or Indochine or Mars or Au Bar instead of M.K., if she had simply not taken the cab with me to the Upper West Side, that this all would have happened anyway. I would have found her.

Yeah, I don't feel so good now. (Also, I have "Against All Odds" stuck in my head now.) I need a palate cleanser. Oh, I know! I posted this on Tanis's facebook a coupla weeks ago and it's been making me laugh ever since.

It may also be the reason why I tell my Boston every day that he's the most beautiful creature I've met.

My thoughts on last night's Glee, briefly (no real spoilers):

*I'm glad they acknowledged how terrible "Run, Joey, Run" is.
*I loved the Casino reference not in spite of, but because it was so obscure and nerdy. Because I am also obscure and nerdy. First Community, now Glee--Scorcese, I think you might be going somewhere!
*If Brittany is not the best, then that's because Puck is.
*If Brittany is not the best, that's unpossible.
*There's never an excuse for stirrup pants!

Date: 2010-05-12 08:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gannet-guts.livejournal.com

"I'm like a sex shark. If I stop, I die." ILU, Puck.

My first X-Files episode was Tooms. I am still freaked out by Doug Hutchison to this day.

Date: 2010-05-15 08:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rockgeisha.livejournal.com
Hee, after I read that list the first time, I then went to find out what had happened to Doug Hutchinson. Between "Squeeze" and The Green Mile, he was ril good at playing creeps.


Date: 2010-05-12 08:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gannet-guts.livejournal.com
Because apparently I like to torture myself, I went searching on You Tube for a clip from "Home" and couldn't find one. I'm both disappointed and annoyed. And will not google. Because -- it's night time here. :(

Re: P.S.

Date: 2010-05-15 08:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rockgeisha.livejournal.com
You're welcome! Alternatively, to get the same effect, you can listen to Johnny Mathis's "Wonderful Wonderful" while a caterpillar crawls around on the back of your neck.

Edit: Whoops! I didn't notice until after I commented that that first link had some hilariously monotone Russian dubbing.
Edited Date: 2010-05-15 09:00 pm (UTC)

Re: P.S.

Date: 2010-05-16 12:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gannet-guts.livejournal.com

Date: 2010-05-12 07:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anaralia.livejournal.com
It sort of bothered me that Puck and Mercedes didn't really seem like a couple. They didn't hug or really kiss or anything. Well, just like Puck and Quinn, I guess. I guess Rachel's the only on who gets to explicitly make out with everyone, lol.

Date: 2010-05-15 08:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rockgeisha.livejournal.com
Hahaha, yes. I didn't think that Mercedes really seemed that into him, song choice notwithstanding. She seemed more bemused by his attention than anything.

Date: 2010-05-13 05:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] start-0ver.livejournal.com
The Weeping Angels are pretty freaky. Partially because, well, they're just creepy, and partially because of "Don't blink. Don't even blink." If you blink, they move! It's like reverse Medusa, only not. I love them, but I wouldn't want to encounter them! It's a good thing they're not real!

...they're not real, are they?

Date: 2010-05-15 08:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rockgeisha.livejournal.com
Current data suggests that they are fictional, yes.



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