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Best and Worst of Leviathans
« on: June 14, 2003, 09:52:26 PM »
Now that "Leviathans" is a not-so-distant memory and we're packing away our snake jewelry and getting over our fear of funhouses, I thought it might be fun to read how others would respond to these questions.  Answer any or all, and feel free to expound if you wish.

Don't forget-- this is for the Leviathans storyline only.  Does anybody need an explanation of how to copy and paste the questions into their reply, or how to get them there using the quote feature?


Most welcome character (the one you were happiest to see)?

Your favorite character in Leviathans, period.

Favorite duo (non-romantic)?

Favorite romantic pairing?

Favorite minor character?

Most irritating character?

Scene(s) you can watch over and over and over and...?

Most wasted opportunity?

Best plot twist?

Creepiest moment or event?

Which scene had you yelling at your TV screen the loudest?

What moment made you cheer the loudest?

Moment in which you most wondered, "What were the writers smoking?"

Event or revelation that made you ask, "What were the writers smoking?"

Favorite quote?

Favorite prop?

Favorite special effect?

Least favorite special effect?

Favorite outfit?

Ugliest outfit?

Stupidest continuity error (the most horrendous job of retconning in this storyline)?

What scene had you closest to tears (because it was so touching)?

What scene had you closest to tears (from laughing)?

Moment or event that made your jaw drop the farthest?

What nagging question were you left with?  (Uh, try to narrow it down, please. :))

Finally, what was your reaction to the storyline the very first time you watched it?

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Re:Best and Worst of Leviathans
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2003, 11:48:59 PM »
Most welcome character (the one you were you happiest to see)?
--Oh, big surprise here...Willie Loomis (Once I got over wanting to throw him in the back of a van and drive him over the Canadian border!)

Your favorite character in Leviathans, period.
--What-ever-the-heck was huffing and puffing in that ROOM!

Favorite romantic pairing?
--Megan and Philip "before".

Favorite minor character?
--Sheriff Davenport...I have NO idea why.

Most irritating character?
--Should have asked "Name someone who didn't irritate the hell out of you."

Most wasted opportunity character?
--Quentin Collins

Best plot twist?
--WHAT plot?  It was ALL twists!

Which scene had you yelling at your TV screen the loudest?
--Any one where they WEREN'T dragging Michael offstage by his collar!

What moment made you cheer the loudest?
--The Death of Bruno

Event or revelation that made you ask, "What were the writers smoking?"
--The spectacularly stupid return of Peter Bradford

Favorite quote?
--"Roxanne...she's gonna think I'm weird or somthin' "

Favorite prop?
--The whole Altar set in the woods...looked like something from "King Kong"

Favorite special effect?
--The Shadow...laughed like hell every time I saw it.

Least favorite special effect?
--The posterization of Jeb and Carolyn...it was stupid in the 70's and it looks even more stupid now.

Finally, what was your reaction to the storyline the very first time you watched it?
--This WAS my first time.  And my last.  ::)
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Re:Best and Worst of Leviathans
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2003, 12:47:59 AM »
The most irritating character?
**Those damned pre-Jeb boys...Alexander and Michael.  God how I hated them. [flmthrw]

I'd like to take those two "boys" and beat "the tar out of 'em".  Then I'd take Michael to the barber shop, and have all of his hair shaved off and tell him that it would be that way, untill he learned how to comb it. (I know, his hair was really a wig, but I figure out that he'll be so tramatized, that he'll think its real.)




The scene that had you closes to tears?
**When Angelique found out that her husband (Sky Rumson) was a Leviathan, she leaves and goes to Barnabas.  She fall into his arms, not because she's in love with him, but because of what she just found out, and I think she just needed a hug.  And Barnabas is just what she needed. [witch]
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Re:Best and Worst of Leviathans
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2003, 01:47:26 AM »
Most welcome character (the one you were happiest to see)?

Quentin's return

Your favorite character in Leviathans, period.

Quentin

Favorite duo (non-romantic)?

Quentin & Julia looking for Barnabas

Favorite romantic pairing?

Philip & Megan, were there any others?

Favorite minor character?

Philip

Most irritating character?

Sabrina

Scene(s) you can watch over and over and over and...?

Barnabas talking to Paul in the Blue Whale about his most "prized" possession, that was really spooky!
Quentin pulling the sword on Sky Rumson
Paul attacked by the giant lung & taking refuge at Stokes' cottage

Most wasted opportunity?

Quentin!!  Also, not bringing in a replacement for Paul Stoddard's ghost to haunt Jeb.  Wish it was Stoddard's ghost that threw Jeb off the cliff!


Best plot twist?

Return of Barnabas's curse

Creepiest moment or event?

Evil Barnabas's smile

Which scene had you yelling at your TV screen the loudest?
Probably Sabrina going alone to confront Bruno

What moment made you cheer the loudest?
When Barnabas burned down the antique shop

Moment in which you most wondered, "What were the writers smoking?"
Not just one moment, there were many moments during Leviathan

Favorite prop?
Well, I guess the dumb Naga box

Least favorite special effect?
That dumb shadow

What scene had you closest to tears (because it was so touching)?

When Barnabas woke up and realized he was a vampire again

What scene had you closest to tears (from laughing)?
When Quentin and Amanda were in the cave and saw that silly spider on the web

Moment or event that made your jaw drop the farthest?
Probably when Paul realized that he was expected to give Carolyn to the Leviathans

What nagging question were you left with?  (Uh, try to narrow it down, please. )

Why didn't they do The Mummy instead?  Quentin in Egypt ¢â‚¬¦

Finally, what was your reaction to the storyline the very first time you watched it?

Since I was just a kid I thought the child actors were scary & cool.  I liked the idea of the mysterious horrible "thing" in the room   
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Re:Best and Worst of Leviathans
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2003, 08:12:42 AM »
Most welcome character (the one you were happiest to see)?
Nicholas Blair  >:D

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Your favorite character in Leviathans, period.
Professor Stokes, my favorite character, period.

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Favorite duo (non-romantic)?
Jeb and Bruno: They were such a bumbling team in the long run that it was almost comical.

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Favorite minor character?
One-shot Nelle Gunston

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Most irritating character?
Amanda Harris

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Scene(s) you can watch over and over and over and...?
The entire sequence where Angelique learns from Barnabas that Sky is a Leviathan, then discovers he's best buds with Nicholas Blair, strangles Sky with voodoo, reunites with Quentin, sends Sky away from the Old House and turns to Barnabas for support. I'm certainly no Angelique fan and I'm not too big on Parker's acting in general, but her performance here was stunning and this was as close as I came to ever feeling sorry for Angelique.

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Most wasted opportunity?
The return of Paul Stoddard could have been better fleshed out and should have lasted longer (though I know Patrick had better things to do.)

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Best plot twist?
Bruno trying to replace Jeb and planting him in the crypt with the werewolf.  That took nerve.

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Creepiest moment or event?
When Barnabas abducted Philip and punished him by putting him behind the bookcase in the Old House with a tape of his chastising voice. After Barnabas tells a frantic Megan to go back to the shop, the camera shows Philip's shellshocked face as we the audience finally see where he is.  For me, this epitomized Leviathan Barnabas's coldness and gave me the chills. [eek]

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Moment in which you most wondered, "What were the writers smoking?"
The moment we learned Jeb was involved in the death of Victoria Winters. [puke]

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Event or revelation that made you ask, "What were the writers smoking?"
See above.  This plot twist made me so furious.  It was so unnecessary and it spoiled my image of the happy life I assumed Vicki had enjoyed since we left her in the past. [pissd]

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Favorite quote?
"Don't worry, you've got Bruno!" (Bruno)
It just strikes me as a very funny, albeit ridiculous line.

"There are so many ways of losing people and so few of holding on." (Carolyn)
 Unfortunately, a very true perception of life.  :'(

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Favorite prop?
The Naga jewelry, I suppose.

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Favorite special effect?
Maybe Nicholas's spirit leaving his body.  Nothing else stands out at this moment.

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Least favorite special effect?
I'm really not liking the disco ball/police cruiser lights in the current dream sequences.  :P

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Ugliest outfit?
Bruno's fur coat was pretty scary, but not as bad as his hair.

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Stupidest continuity error (the most horrendous job of retconning in this storyline)?
At one point, Jeb pleads with Angelique to save him from the shadow because he's not responsible for Sky. She refuses, saying she holds him responsible anyway because he was the focus of the Leviathan plot.  She has no pity for Carolyn either, saying her feelings died when she learned the truth about her husband.  Just a couple of episodes later, however, Barnabas gives her the same reason why she should remove the curse and Angelique turns soft, blathering about her great belief in love.  Not only is this a complete turnaround, but Jeb did not tell her about Sky as Barnabas claims; Barnabas himself did that in a poignant and memorable scene that I mentioned above.  I thought this was a grievous lack of continuity, or maybe Barnabas and Quentin are just more persuasive than Jeb?  This irked me along with the fact that the writers kept changing the rules about how Jeb could die.

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What scene had you closest to tears (because it was so touching)?
Josette's ghost bidding Barnabas a final good-bye.

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What scene had you closest to tears (from laughing)?
Bruno telling Jeb not to worry and then running off to fight the werewolf.  ::)

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Moment or event that made your jaw drop the farthest?
Bruno whipping the werewolf.  I thought that scene was unusually intense.

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Finally, what was your reaction to the storyline the very first time you watched it?
I was actually very interested in Leviathans my first time around. I was prepared for the worst after so many negative comments about it being the nadir of the show, but I didn't feel that it was lousy at all.  It was very strange, but that held my attention because I kept wondering what would happen next.  While I didn't particularly enjoy seeing how people changed under the Leviathan spell or Carolyn's ultimate fate, I wasn't bored during the storyline and I don't hate it.

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Re:Best and Worst of Leviathans
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2003, 08:54:15 AM »
Most welcome character (the one you were happiest to see)?

Quentin, (even though he didn't have much to do in this storyline) and also Willie.  I felt they both were good characters on the show but disappoined that they were given such minimal parts to play.  I felt they could have done so much more with their characters.

Your favorite character in Leviathans, period.

Paul Stodard.  He was the only sane one out of the bunch and they made him look like a lunatic!   I felt sorry for the poor guy.


Favorite duo (non-romantic)?

Julia & Chris trying to solve his werewolf curse.


Favorite romantic pairing?

Megan & Philip, the way they were when they first came to Collinwood.

Favorite minor character?

Mr Best!!   Because he was so anxious to get rid of Amanda/Olivia.
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Most irritating character?

Olivia/Amanda & Bruno!! (this one's a tie for me) Between the two of them, I don't know who was worse! [repuke]

Scene(s) you can watch over and over and over and...?

Chris as a werewolf finally giving Bruno what he deserved!![thumb]
Angelique running into Barnabas' arms.

Most wasted opportunity?

Quentin coming back and not having much to do but stand around looking clueless.

Best plot twist?

Jeb deciding that he didn't want to be a "lung" after all and wanted to stay human.

Creepiest moment or event?

Jeb bringing those zombies back from the grave.[crossbones]


Which scene had you yelling at your TV screen the loudest?

Quentin telling Olivia/Amanda that he had been searching for her all these years!! (somehow I find that hard to believe) [puke]

What moment made you cheer the loudest?

Barnabas realizing that he didn't want to be a leviathan after all and finally telling Julia the whole story.


Moment in which you most wondered, "What were the writers smoking?"

Bringing back Peter Bradford's ghost to haunt Jeb![huhg]

Event or revelation that made you ask, "What were the writers smoking?"

That whole Charles Deleware Tate thing with the head rolling off onto the floor!  That had to be the most silliest thing I've seen so far on the show.[spin] [rollb]

Favorite quote?

Angelique saying: "I've given up my powers and I am happily married to a wonderful man!"    (if we could believe that one then we could believe anything!)


Favorite special effect?

That silly looking shadow!

Ugliest outfit?

Those "Mike Brady" plaid slacks worn by Philip Todd!

Stupidest continuity error (the most horrendous job of retconning in this storyline)?

When Anglelique puts that love spell on Maggie & Quentin and once again we see the pitch fork appear on their hands.  It was dejavu all over again.  IMO this just didn't fit into the storyline at all and even though Angelique had regained her powers back I was kind of hoping that she was way past that same old jealousy stuff by now.[nono]

What scene had you closest to tears (because it was so touching)?

Well. as much as I couldn't take Jeb I did feel bad for Carolyn who seemed to be so in love with him, then marries him only to have a miserable honeymoon and wind up a widow.
Also, when Carolyn loses her father Paul Stodard after finally getting to know him a bit.  Thought this was so sad, she waited 20 years for him and then he's suddenly taken away from her.[cryg]


What scene had you closest to tears (from laughing)?

That silly smile on Paul Stoddard's corpse!

Moment or event that made your jaw drop the farthest?

Philip confessing to all the murders!


What nagging question were you left with?  (Uh, try to narrow it down, please. )

What was Quentin's real purpose there? [confused5] They left him little to do except chase Barnabas & Julia around Collinwood to find out what the heck was going on.   I think the most exiting parts he had was when he was physically fighting with Jeb!
Also, what was the sole purpose of Angelique putting that love spell on Quentin & Maggie? Where did this lead?  They sort of left the whole thing up in the air.
And what happened to Ned Stuart?   He was so against his sister being with Chris, yet he drops out of site as soon as she's normal again.
And lastly, why on earth did they have to find the need to bring back Peter Bradford's ghost to haunt Jeb? [5363] Were we suppose to believe that Jeb lived in the past also?  They should have left the Peter/Vicky story as it was.

Finally, what was your reaction to the storyline the very first time you watched it?

Never again!!


Thanks Midnite,  I love doing these!

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Re:Best and Worst of Leviathans
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2003, 12:42:27 PM »
Oh, goody! A poll :)

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Most welcome character (the one you were happiest to see)?
Quentin.

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Your favorite character in Leviathans, period.
Ice Queen Liz

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Favorite duo (non-romantic)?
Uh... no takers here,sorry.

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Favorite romantic pairing?
Given my choices I'll have to go with pre-box Megan and Philip.

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Favorite minor character?
Mrs. Purdy (I think that's the name). The drunk with the birdcage played by Camilla Ashland.

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Most irritating character?
Amanda Harris. Do I need to explain why?

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Scene(s) you can watch over and over and over and...?
Hmmm...I rather liked the bit where Ice Queen Liz stands over the prone body of her estranged husband and tells him coldly that she never wanted him back.

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Most wasted opportunity?
Quentin. They totally misused him, but the thought was nice.

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Best plot twist?
In theory it would have been learning that Jeb was a Leviathan. But in practice, no takers.

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Creepiest moment or event?
That bit with Michael punishing David in the antique shop. It looked really cheesy when I was fastforwarding through it, but when I actually went back and watched it was pretty weird.

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Which scene had you yelling at your TV screen the loudest?
The return of Roger Davis.

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What moment made you cheer the loudest?
When Angelique dispatched Peter to his grave forever.

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Moment in which you most wondered, "What were the writers smoking?"
I think the pertinent question would be "Moment in which you wondered if sobriety had returned to the writers." However, for the purposes of this quiz: Much of the flower of Jeb and Carolyn's romance crap--no, really, he's a hero!

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Event or revelation that made you ask, "What were the writers smoking?"
The emphasis on those weird people down at the antique shop.

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Favorite quote?
"Whatever made you think for one moment that I wanted you back."

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Favorite prop?
The construction paper shadow  8)

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Favorite special effect?
The dream sequences were pretty cool.

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Least favorite special effect?
I have to pick?

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Favorite outfit?
Liz (surprise) in her black dress with the open collar.

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Ugliest outfit?
Tie: Jeb's "fly" peacock blue suit vs. Bruno's fur coat.

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Stupidest continuity error (the most horrendous job of retconning in this storyline)?
Oh, God. There were so many. The whole damn plot was an exercise in how not to write a TV show. The Vicki Winters crap (which frankly I refuse to believe).

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What scene had you closest to tears (because it was so touching)?
No takers.

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What scene had you closest to tears (from laughing)?
"I am the great and powerful Charles Delaware Tate"

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Moment or event that made your jaw drop the farthest?
A few from unfortunate fashion choices, but that's about it really.

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What nagging question were you left with?  (Uh, try to narrow it down, please. :))
What were Dan Curtis and the writers smoking? Seriously. There were some excellent performances and a few really interesting concepts, but it fell apart. They ended it poorly when it would have been so easy to at least do something right (like keep the characters' memories intact).

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Finally, what was your reaction to the storyline the very first time you watched it?
I think I'd heard bad press, so I was probably prejudiced, but my expectations were met.
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Re:Best and Worst of Leviathans
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2003, 05:11:01 PM »
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Most welcome character (the one you were happiest to see)?
Angelique, if she counts since she was gone for awhile. If she doesn't, then I'd choose Nicholas Blair.

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Your favorite character in Leviathans, period.
I liked Carolyn in the beginning and middle, pre-Jeb, when she first met her father and when he was going insane. I also enjoyed Angelique's appearances in this storyline.

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Favorite duo (non-romantic)?
Dr. Julia Hoffman and Barnabas Collins.

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Favorite romantic pairing?
Megan and Philip Todd, before the entire Leviathan mess.

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Favorite minor character?
Mrs. Purdy. Nell Gunston was also pretty good.

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Most irritating character?
Jeb Hawkes!

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Scene(s) you can watch over and over and over and...?
The sequence of events from when Angelique found out Sky was a Leviathan.

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Most wasted opportunity?
Paul Stoddard. They could've done so much better with him. All they had him do was meet Carolyn, go insane, and die. Quentin Collins also didn't have that great of a storyline either, especially after Amanda died.

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Best plot twist?
I can't think of one at the moment.

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Creepiest moment or event?
Probably when Michael locked up David in the antique shop. Or when Barnabas punished Philip in the Old House.

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Which scene had you yelling at your TV screen the loudest?
The wedding of Carolyn and Jeb.

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What moment made you cheer the loudest?
Jeb Hawkes falling off Widow's Hill.  :)

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Moment in which you most wondered, "What were the writers smoking?"
The return of Peter Bradford. Thank God Angelique got rid of him after only two episodes.

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Event or revelation that made you ask, "What were the writers smoking?"
The death of Victoria Winters. Jeb in his human form wasn't even alive back then, was he?

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Favorite quote?
I'm not so good at remembering lines, so...  :-[

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Favorite special effect?
I like the special effects they use for dreams now. The old way they did dreams - where there was that spiral thing in the middle - got old after awhile.

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Least favorite special effect?
The shadow.

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Ugliest outfit?
Bruno's UGLY UGLY fur coat. -_-

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Stupidest continuity error (the most horrendous job of retconning in this storyline)?
There were a lot of continuity errors about the Leviathans/Jeb and their/his powers. I also didn't like the one in which they revealed that Jeb killed Vicki when he wasn't even alive in the time period she was in.  ::)

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What scene had you closest to tears (because it was so touching)?
When Jeb died and became a widow. Even though the entire Jeb dying thing is good, I guess it wasn't too good for Carolyn. -_-

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What scene had you closest to tears (from laughing)?
When Jeb and Megan dug up Paul Stoddard's body and it was smiling at them.

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Moment or event that made your jaw drop the farthest?
Carolyn actually accepting Jeb's proposal. Carolyn certainly knows how to ruin her life once per storyline, doesn't she?

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What nagging question were you left with?  (Uh, try to narrow it down, please. :))
Did the writers/Dan Curtis hate us SO much that they did this storyline to drive us crazy?

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Finally, what was your reaction to the storyline the very first time you watched it?
This was my first time. The plot was good in the beginning, but after Jeb arrived things started to fall apart, imo.

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Re:Best and Worst of Leviathans
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2003, 08:58:57 PM »



Most welcome character (the one you were happiest to see)?
Quentin

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Your favorite character in Leviathans, period.
Chris Jennings as always

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Favorite duo (non-romantic)?
Trio
Barnabas, Julia and Quentin

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Favorite romantic pairing?
liked Barnabas and Maggie


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Favorite minor character?
Mr. Best

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Most irritating character?
AMANDA

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n watch over and over and over and...?
any scene with Chris

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sted opportunity?
quentin was totally wasted here!

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plot twist?
Sky being a Leviathan

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st moment or event?
Maggie locked in with Sherriff(aka shemp)

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cene had you yelling at your TV screen the loudest?
Amanda and quentin on bridge

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made you cheer the loudest?
Bruno getting his!

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which you most wondered, "What were the writers smoking?"
Bringing Peter B into story LAME!

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favorite quote
Willie's about Roxanne thinking him weird

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Favorite prop?
moon poppy

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Favorite special effect?
werewolf scenes

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Least favorite special effect?
shadow

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Favorite outfit?
Maggie's clothes

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Ugliest outfit?
Bruno's fur coat

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Stupidest continuity error (the most horrendous job of retconning in this storyline)?
Peter B's revenge

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What scene had you closest to tears (because it was so touching)?
Angelique going to barnabas for comfort

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What scene had you closest to tears (from laughing)?
Jeb runing from shadow

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Moment or event that made your jaw drop the farthest?
Jeb and carolyn in ,finally someone gets......

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What nagging question were you left with?  (Uh, try to narrow it down, please. :))
They didn't help chris

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Finally, what was your reaction to the storyline the very first time you watched it?
a lot of holes, sloppy writing!

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Re:Best and Worst of Leviathans
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2003, 09:51:59 PM »
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Most welcome character (the one you were happiest to see)?

Quentin

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Your favorite character in Leviathans, period.

Carolyn. The writers really gave her some meaty material to work with - well, pre-CIP that is...

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Favorite duo (non-romantic)?

Julia and Chris. They made a perfect team when they were trying to get to the bottom of Barnabas' "problem" and the truth about "Olivia".

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Favorite romantic pairing?

Hmmm... Jeb and Bruno. You can't tell me that two people fight like that without something else behind it! And they made such a perfect pair. A pair of what, though, I don't know. [lghy]

My own category: LEAST Favorite romantic pairing?

Hands down it goes to Mr and Mrs. Sky Rumson!! Talk about a credibility gap! ::)

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Favorite minor character?

Nelle Gunston. I really like Elizabeth Eis.

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Most irritating character?

Do *I* even have to answer that? [b003]

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Scene(s) you can watch over and over and over and...?

Well, Roger calling Jeb "A Cheap, Insufferable Pig" comes to mind. ;) But seriously, there are quite a few great moments (particularly in the first half of the story). Some that come to mind:
  • Barnabas accuses Julia of being a bad detective, and Julia throws that remark back in his face after she witnesses how overly concerned he is with Carolyn.
  • "Grant" remembers he's Quentin.
  • Paul and Liz's confrontation at the Inn.
  • Carolyn at Paul's funeral.
  • Julia and Quentin realize Jeb has turned Barnabas into a vampire.
  • Angelique and Nicholas come face to face again.
  • Willie realizes Barnabas is again a vampire.
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Most wasted opportunity?

Probabaly the two biggest are the appearances of Paul and Quentin. But Paul was never intended to be a continuing character, so I can forgive his waste more than I forgive that of Quentin, who was nearly as popular as Barnabas when it came to fan appeal.

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Best plot twist?

Was there one? Perhaps I blinked and missed it...

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Creepiest moment or event?

I think I'd also go with Barnabas programming Philip to kill Megan.

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Which scene had you yelling at your TV screen the loudest?

Whoa! Way too many to count, much less list!

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What moment made you cheer the loudest?

Toss up between the deaths of Jeb and Bruno and the banishment of Peter

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Moment in which you most wondered, "What were the writers smoking?"

Moment?! Try the entire second half of the story!

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Event or revelation that made you ask, "What were the writers smoking?"

Well, Philip's whole incarceration for the murders Jeb had committed would definitely rank up there!

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Favorite quote?

Do I even need to list it? [wink2]

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Favorite prop?

Carolyn's feather duster. The sight of her dusting around the antique shop never fails to make me laugh out loud. :)

My own category: LEAST Favorite prop(s)?

Those stuffed and mounted animal heads at the antique shop. What the hell were they even doing in an antiques shop?!!

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Favorite special effect?

Not a special effect, but having Carolyn's childhood self torture Paul was certainly a special affect against him.

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Least favorite special effect?

The whole fun house dream that turned Liz into a Leviathan.

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Favorite outfit?

The gray suit Quentin wore during the end of the storyline. I had one just like it. ;)

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Ugliest outfit?

Not really an outfit, and more laughable than ugly, but "Grant's" head bandage after the accident. It looked like he should have been marching and playing a drum during the Revolutionary War - not like something from the 20th century! [lghy]

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Stupidest continuity error (the most horrendous job of retconning in this storyline)?

Anything having to do with the Leviathans' purpose and their rules. They seemed to change from scene to scene, never mind from episode to episode!!

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What scene had you closest to tears (because it was so touching)?

All of Carolyn's immediately following Paul's death.

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What scene had you closest to tears (from laughing)?

Any involving zombie Sheriff "Shemp" Davenport. :D

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Moment or event that made your jaw drop the farthest?

Well, from incredulity, it would have to be the fact that anyone believed for even one second that Philip had committed the murders. Take your pick of any one of those individual scenes!

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What nagging question were you left with?  (Uh, try to narrow it down, please. :))

What the hell ever made DC think this plot would be a worthy followup to 1897?!!

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Finally, what was your reaction to the storyline the very first time you watched it?

I absolutely hated this storyline with a passion when I first saw it as a kid. (Though as an adult I've come to appreciate a lot of it for aspects that completely went over my head back then. But it's still and probably always will remain my least favorite.)

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Re:Best and Worst of Leviathans
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2003, 11:31:59 PM »
Most welcome character:  Paul Stoddard.

Favorite character in the Leviathans:  Alexander (he was such a wonderfully creepy little kid; everyone knew someone like that growing up).

Favorite non-romantic duo:  David and Amy.

Favorite romantic pairing:  Megan and Philip.

Favorite minor character:  Audrey, the Vampire Girl.

Most irritating character:  Charles Delaware Tate.

Scene you can watch over and over:  Angelique's heart-felt, anguished embrace of Barnabas.

Most wasted opportunity:  not keeping Paul Stoddard on.

Best plot twist:  Angelique's return and attempt to live like Samantha Stevens.

Creepiest moment or event:  not showing Jeb's true form.

Scene which had me yell at the TV the loudest:  whenever they couldn't make up their minds exactly what conditions and places were necessary for Jeb to become the Dunwich Horror and back to human and back to the Dunwich Horror.

What moment made you cheer the loudest:  when Roger called Jeb a pig.

Moment in which I wondered what the writers were smoking:  see Scene which made me yell at the TV the loudest.

Even that made me ask what the writers were smoking:  see Scene which made me yell at the TV the loudest.

Favorite quote:  Elizabeth to Paul:  "What made you think I would ever want you back?"  (She said it with such cold, wonderful cruelty.)

Favorite prop:  the Naga box.

Favorite special effect:  spirit of Nicholas rising from his body.

Least favorite special effect:  that bat (whether the stuffed bird or the super-imposed cut-out).

Favorite outfit:  Angelique's wardrobe.

Ugliest outfit:  Philip's wardrobe.

Stupidest continuity error:  if Olivia Corey was a famous Broadway actress, how could Quentin not have known she was Amanda a long time before and high-tailed it to New York.

What scene had me the closest to tears from being touching:  Angelique and Barnabas embracing.

What scene had me the closest to tears from laughing:  the dummy of CDT laughing; talk about wooden acting.

Moment that made my jaw drop the farthest:  the first confrontation between Elizabeth and Paul (because it was so well done).

What nagging question I was left with:  if the Leviathans were such a rather strong lot, why can't they just whip up another essence and start all over again?

My reaction to the storyline the first time I saw it:  I really, really liked it!  I still do!

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Re:Best and Worst of Leviathans
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2003, 12:06:42 AM »
Gerard i'm with you on the Olivia/Quentin thing!
if she was so famous why didn't he know her???
Guess she was just a legend in her own mind! ;)

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Re:Best and Worst of Leviathans
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2003, 03:31:41 AM »

Scene(s) you can watch over and over and over and...?

Paul Stoddard's smiling cut-out head in the coffin.  I still haven't taped over it and show it to everyone who comes into my house.  (Most have the same weird sense of humor as me)

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Re:Best and Worst of Leviathans
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2003, 03:35:36 AM »
Gerard i'm with you on the Olivia/Quentin thing!
if she was so famous why didn't he know her???
Guess she was just a legend in her own mind! ;)

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Ain't it the truth, Jennifer?  Just imagine it:

Quentin:  "Oh, Amanda.  I've searched and searched and finally I've found you."

Amanda:  "Yes, my darling Quentin.  I can't believe you didn't figure it out before.  I mean, I've been on Broadway, in movies, on television.  I've won Oscars, Tonys, Emmys, Grammys, Golden Globes, all of them."

Quentin:  "What name were you using?"

Amanda:  "Barbra Streisand."

Quentin:  "Sorry.  Doesn't ring a bell."


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Re:Best and Worst of Leviathans
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2003, 04:04:48 AM »
It's been a long time since I watched the MPI tapes, but I thought I'd share some of my reactions:

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Most welcome character (the one you were happiest to see)?
Angelique

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Your favorite character in Leviathans, period.
Julia--period

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Favorite romantic pairing?
Quentin and Amanda

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Finally, what was your reaction to the storyline the very first time you watched it?
I LIKED it! in 1970