karaokegal (karaokegal) wrote,

100 TV Shows-#22-Spooks (MI5)


Smooth Operator
The Cost of Favours
Victory Celebration
Lost Asset
A Night At The Opera
Jools Siviter/OFC
Thin Walls
Negotiation at the Nineteenth Hole (Crossover-Flight of the Phoenix/Spooks)
Out of the Frying Pan (Spooks/House MD crossover)
Same Old Scene Torchwood/NCIS (and a bit of MI5/Spooks)
Time is a Lion
The Good Life
Jools Siviter
Good Thing Going
Tosh, Ruth (GEN!)
Green Light

So, here's the thing...I haven't watched an episode since the 4th Series. I really don't care about any of the characters introduced since the 2nd series. Of those, I barely care about Ruth and Harry and I mostly only cared about Zoe and Danny. I never liked Tom because he was whiney and his girlfriend in the first series was even whinier. I think you all know how I feel about characters who whine.

Basically I only care about the first series, of which I only care about two episodes and I only care about those two episodes because of this man:

This completely evil, sexy, bad-ass mofo, who totally owns my heart and soul and points nether.

I watched the series on PBS and wasn't all that impressed. Too dark. Too angsty. Yes, that's right. Yours truly found a show too dark and angsty. I was totally skeeved out by the death of Helen Flynn. The two pivotal episodes made almost no impression.

Then I got hooked on House and realized...hey, wasn't that....and signed up for a Rare-a-thon at fryandorlaurie, choosing to write about Jools because hey that would be fun. So I bought the DVD of the first series and re-watched AND FELL IN MOTHER-FUCKING HARD-CORE DEEP TO MY INNER MOST BEING LUST with Jools.

Based on a few scenes in two episodes, I created a whole fanon and a passion for this character. Because of a single glance, I envisioned a whole past relationship between Jools and Tessa. I then sent a set of the DVD's to beta_goddess and we became mutually obsessed. Writing that first Jools/Danny fic was some of the most fun I've ever had in fandom. I'd sit at the Desk of Doom and pretend I was really working under-cover for Jools. Beta_goddess and I sent ideas back and forth. As much as I loved House the character, I was never quite as IN LOVE with him as I was with Jools. Jools is (as you've all heard me say before) the missing link between Britcom Hugh and House. Plus he's clean-shaven and impeccably dressed and EVIL and says things like this:

I mean, we Wagner fans are a rum lot. I myself like to bugger skinheads in my spare time. So kindly don't tell me what I can and cannot do.

And you don't want to know what kind of back-story and fanon the Jools-lusters (we should have a tie) have created just from that line alone.

I still have one epic Spooks story somewhere on the back burner which is the one about Jools and Peter Salter The first time I saw the Traitors Gate, I had no idea who Anthony Head even was! Also it should be noted that there's a great fandoms collide moment in The Rosebed Memoirs, because even though they don't share a scene (except in my naughtiest fanon) the episode has both Hugh Laurie and Noako Mori! Not to mention the Keeley Hawes Ashes to Ashes and therefore Life on Mars connection.

I understand it's still considered on of the best written, acted blah blah blah dramas in the UK but for me it's all about those two episodes and ALL ABOUT JOOLS!

Tags: 100 things, jools siviter, meme, spooks/mi5
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