I'm really enjoying Intelligence.

And not because the lead male is awesome, though I am enjoying his droll humour a lot, but mainly because here is a show that doesn't shy away from tough female characters with heart. Both Lillian and Riley are complete characters. Yes they can shoot or act tough, but that doesn't mean they aren't in touch with their emotions or that they can't have a sense of humour. I love that Riley looks up to Lillian as a role model in a world where she probably has few female role models. I love the interplay between Lillian and Riley full stop. I also love that the fact that these women do what they do and do it well, doesn't mean they are completely accepted in this man's world. There are numerous references, especially in the first episodes, to men (particularly Gabriel) feeling emasculated in the face of these women. And these women telling them to suck it up.

I pretty much love all the main characters they've set up, male and female. Don't get me wrong. I'm just particularly loving that I love these two wonderful strong female characters. It's rare and brilliant and I hope to hell the show isn't axed any time soon.

I'm also loving the snappy interplay between Gabriel and Riley. That they can be emotionally supportive of each other and that they can be so close, but always professional. Loving the interplay between Gabriel and the science geeks in charge of his health and well-being. Science geeks who are such caring creatures might I add - loving that too. They aren't cold and heartless or unemotional as so many scientists are portrayed. And they're perfectly capable of being brave-hearted. Their mother-henning and care of Gabriel is adorable. And Gabe's reactions are too! You can tell he quite likes it and is amused, all the while protesting that he's fine and would they stop now.

Ah, in short I have fallen in love with this show. A show I thought would just be a serious version of Chuck... which it sort of is, but it WORKS! It works so well! If you've given up on it, please watch beyond the first few episodes. It's worth it.

Anyone else watching? Got any recs for fic or where to find good stuff?
I'm hooked. :)

(Oh I need icons too!)

From: [identity profile] ageless-aislynn.livejournal.com


Oh man, I looooooove Intelligence! And for all of the reasons you've mentioned. Admittedly, I knew I'd watch just for Josh Holloway and then when I found out Meghan Ory was in it, I was doubly excited (I ♥ her as Ruby on OUAT ;) ). But it turned out to be a show that I really enjoy on its own! :D

I'm so heartbroken that it ended up pitted against The Blacklist, which would pretty much crush any show in the same time slot, and Castle, an already established powerhouse that takes over the time-slot-crushing on the days when Blacklist is off. :(

I wish they would've put it on a night like Friday, where shows can traditionally get ratings like Intelligence has gotten and still survive!

Anyway, I don't have much in the way of fanworks recs, sadly. However, here's a Gabriel/Riley vid I've enjoyed (I know you're TOTES shocked that I ship them, right? ;) )...

This Is My Love Song To You

On Tumblr there's...

Fyeahriliel (Gabriel/Riley shipper blog)
CBS-Intelligence
Rileynealftw

...that I know of. ;)

*shares fandom squee with you* \o/ *hugs* ♥♥♥

From: [identity profile] starrylizard.livejournal.com


*SQUEES* Yay, fandom buddy!

It hasn't been canned yet, has it? I know it has lower ratings, but I haven't heard anything concrete yet.

From: [identity profile] ageless-aislynn.livejournal.com


D'oh, thought I answered the other day, sorry! *blush* Anyway, the last I heard it hasn't been officially cancelled but CBS has already filled their fall schedule and haven't left a spot open for it. :S However, they may be hedging their bets a bit to see if they think they're going to need something to fill an unexpected hole.

More than likely, unfortunately, they'll probably make the cancelled announcement in May or possibly after this next ep, which I believe is the finale. :( *sigh*

I'm still trying to hold out at least a little hope, though, until they make it totally official! ;) ♥♥♥

From: [identity profile] ageless-aislynn.livejournal.com


*checks to be sure* Whew, there's one more ep left, so hopefully they'll at least wrap up the TBC (and not end on a cliffhanger). *fingers majorly crossed*

From: [identity profile] jackfan2.livejournal.com


I have it all on DVR then I heard it was getting the axe; yeah, they put it up against some really big shows and that didn't do it any favors.

Unfortunately, once I get word that a show will be cancelled, I don't watch the eps I've saved. :( They just get deleted while I curse the networks. Already heard Almost Human will get the axe too. Dammit. *sigh*
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