Yes, Supernatural won! People's Choice Award that is! Congratulations to Eric Kripke, his writing team, and the entire cast & crew for a well deserved win.
This victory is especially sweet to me 'coz it feels like my choice mattered (though in reality it made no difference). Back in Nov 09, xo_disaster_ox
posted @ dean_sam
urging fans to vote for our show. I remember I had trouble voting because it had to be done via text message for this particular category (why they made it so hard I have no clue). I almost gave up if not for strgazr04
explaining to me what to do. So thanks to both that I was able to cast my vote!
Perhaps awards don't mean much except for a pat on the back in the grand scheme of things, but one thing for sure is "Supernatural" has garnered some serious attention lately. First, at the end of last year, it was on several influential news media's Top Shows of 2009 lists, of which Chicago Tribune's
came as no surprise since Maureen Ryan (Gods, I love her featureblog) is an outspoken fan; and I squeed like a mad fangirl when New York Time's Mike Hale named it among his 10 Memorable TV Shows of 2009
But it didn't stop there. "Supernatural" also won "Best TV Show" on the Total Sci-Fi Awards 2009
; and its Season 5 episode "The End" was #28 on The Futon Critic's The 50 Best Episodes of 2009
list. The latter particularly caught my attention since "The End" is one of my all time favorite SPN episodes. It's true Jensen Ackles practically carried the hour there, but all of his co-stars, from Jared Padalecki to Misha Collins, Kurt Fuller, and Robert Benedict all put in impressive works. Add in the ingenuous special effects (hello, double Dean), soundtrack, and set design, the episode gave me an hour of unforgettable entertainment.
Speaking of The Futon Critic, on the same list
I mentioned above, "Battlestar Galactica" season 4.5 episode "The Oath" was listed as #22. The editorial's last comment:
The final episodes of "Galactica" definitely had their issues, but darn if "The Oath" wasn't among the show's best
summed up my feelings splendidly. BSG 4.5 may have disappointed me on many fronts, but that particular story arc had me riveted all the way through.
Call me strange, I can't talk about "Battlestar Galactica" without thinking of its alum Jamie Bamber. Coincidentally, there was a little blurb
on The Guardian yesterday talking about what the "Law & Order: UK" star did on his day off (thank you asta77
for the heads up). Here's a little excerpt:
Jamie Griffith was completely humiliated in front of his children, as others shot past on an assortment of brilliantly coloured sledges and toboggans – together with 17- and 18-year-old brother and sister Tariq and Annie Miller on a sledge hijacked from a toddler – and he slithered miserably down in low gear on his oven tray. He tried a black bin liner, with no more impressive results.
As he hopefully put the oven tray into a bin liner and tried again, another child shot past on the Bugatti of the Richmond hill toboggans, a vintage model borrowed from a Swedish family, with curved steel and wooden runners, wooden seat and sheepskin seat cover. "Wrong sort of snow," Griffith muttered.
He turned out to be a fugitive from Law & Order. The television series, in which he stars as Detective Sergeant Matt Devlin under his stage name Jamie Bamber, had wimpishly abandoned filming for the day.
The cuteness of this is making me want to weep. Dammit, I want pictures. And with that, I'm done (for now)!
ETA: I lied. I'm back again already. I forgot to mention I just recently found out one of my favorite news correspondent Anderson Cooper is a newly converted fan of "Battlestar Galactica". Apparently the people he works with couldn't stop teasing him about it. What's up with that?! He certainly deserves to be teased for watching "Real Housewives" IMO, but come on, BSG? Really? On the other hand, his co-anchor Erica Hill was nice enough to score a Season 4 promo poster from one of the producers for him. The picture is the
famous "Last Super" promo shoot (point at my LJ header). Heehee, that's really nice of her! By the way, I found a link to a video
where Andy is talking about addicted to BSG and...Crack Pie, two things he insisted go together. *smirk* Relax, the "crack pie" turns out to be a cookie from a NYC bakery, apparently. The funniest part is when he said he sent the cookie to his mother, and now his mother is addicted to crack...(pause)...pie. LOL
ETA2: Thanks to Mick, here's the link to the recipe
of the Crack Pie... And Anderson is stand corrected that the bakery is not "Milk" as he called it several times in the clip. It's correct name is "Milk Bar".
ETA3: Thanks to ckll
who informed me there are not one
episodes from Supernatural on The Futon Critics' Top 50 Best Episodes 2009
list: #33 "The Real Ghostbusters", #28 "The End", and #18 "Changing Channels". Although no episode made into the top 10, I do believe our show wins by making the most appearances here!