Jan. 2nd, 2016

ladybug_archive: (ecks_wye)
So I've had the weirdest urge to watch The Alaskans, something I thought I'd never have the chance to do. It's never been released on DVD and isn't aired on television. Lately I've particularly been bemoaning the fact that I'll never see it. I figured it was nothing spectacular, but I still kind of wanted to see it at least once. Then I found four episodes today and watched one of them then and another right now. Unfortunately, the Simon Oakland episode isn't among them, but I look forward to seeing them all anyway. I've heard the series was notorious for simply recycling other shows' scripts (typical, Warner Brothers, looking for ways to be cheap and greedy and cut corners). The first one I saw was an alright episode, but I don't know if it was a recycled plot or not. The second one definitely was one of the recycled plots (you can always tell because they list the writer as W. Hermanos, heh), but I've never seen the show that originally used it and I loved it. Roger's character was the only one of the main cast in it, so I got to see plenty of him.

I was confused about exactly what the main characters do, as I had originally had the impression they dabbled in a lot of get-rich-quick schemes. Then reading up on the show earlier today, I ended up thinking it sounded more like they were crooks. Actually watching the episodes, it kind of looks like my first impression was closer to the truth. Silky Harris is always coming up with some sort of money-making scheme, but it doesn't seem like he wants to hurt anyone, nor is he a criminal. And he seems to honestly believe his plans will work. He reminds me a little bit of the Maverick boys in his dislike of real work, albeit the Mavericks prefer to quietly gamble rather than to make exhibitions of themselves. In the second episode I saw, where he was on his own, he reminded me tremendously of Beau. (He even got accused of murder, like poor Beau always did. **headdesk.**)

Also, Maverick is now airing weekdays on Cozi again. Yesss! And The Virginian is back as well. They're both starting over, so I'm going to guess it's something new they decided to do for the new year. I'll have to keep close watch and get the other ones I wanted of those shows.

And here is a blurbfic I've been writing based on that latest Ecks and Wye dream I mentioned. It's clearly part of something bigger, but I don't know if I will ever write the rest of the story. This is mostly conversational, character developmental, and shameless hurt/comfort. Napoleon and Illya are in it a lot, but I don't know if I'll post it anywhere other than here, since it's just a homeless scene.

When plans go wrong )

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