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I'm not even sure what I think of this

And it's early days yet (gotta tell ya, being all over the geek blogosphere after two auditions would freak me out just a little bit), so I may very well not end up having to decide what I think.

I'm still skeptical about the CW's Amazon, and particularly unclear about why their Wonder Woman needs to have a different name when her origin doesn't sound any further off from Diana's than what they've previously done with Clark, Ollie, etc. (Edit: Never mind. Apparently that was just on the breakdown in a doomed attempt at PR red herring.)

That said, I was already going to give it a fair shot, because that's what I do anyway. However, if they do end up casting Amy Manson (link to relevant article at TheMarySue.com), I'll have little choice but to stick with it even if it sucks.

(But please don't suck. Curses are, after all, made to be broken...)


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Jan. 17th, 2013 12:31 am (UTC)
Oh, yes!
Jan. 17th, 2013 12:36 am (UTC)
I'm sort of ashamed of myself for not thinking of her immediately when the casting breakdown leaked a couple months back because seriously, like, 90% of it could equally describe Fleur Morgan:

Iris comes from a remote, secluded country and until now has spent most of her life as a soldier and a leader on the battlefield. Because of relentless brutality of her life at home, Iris looks at our world with absolute awe and astonishment. She’s delighted ­and just as often horrified ­ by the aspects of everyday life that we take for granted: skyscrapers, traffic, ice cream. It’s all new and fascinating and sometimes slightly troubling ­to her. Iris is completely unschooled in our world, our culture, our customs. And she’s completely inexperienced at interpersonal relationships. She has no social filter, does not suffer fools, and tends to do and say exactly what’s on her mind at all times. She’s bluntly, refreshingly honest. She can tell when you’re lying to her. And she doesn’t have time or patience for politics or tact because she’s too busy trying to experience everything our world has to offer. There are too many sights to see ­and things to learn ­and people to care for. Hers is a true, noble, and generous heart. And she will fight and die for the people she loves. Iris is a fierce warrior with the innocent heart of a romantic ­and she will fight to the death to make the world safe for innocents and true romantics everywhere.
Jan. 17th, 2013 01:16 am (UTC)
Antecedent, please? :-)
I'm guessing from your post's full text that the "this" in your subject line is that there's a rumor that the CW will cast Amy Manson in its upcoming Wonder Woman show. Is that right? Or are you reacting to something else?
Jan. 17th, 2013 01:22 am (UTC)
Re: Antecedent, please? :-)
Yes, that's what it is. Sorry! I'll edit to clarify which link is to one of today's news items (on The Mary Sue, mostly because their article was the most concise and coherent).

Apparently two auditions into the process is now the appropriate time to report on these things nowadays. At least for one's hometown (Aberdeen) paper and the geeky news/blogosphere that promptly picks up on it. :-)

That's part of the reason I'm not sure what I think. But also my first thought was "YES PLEASE" but my second thought was "... but, oh, boy, the odds of getting a good WW adaptation seem to get lower every time you look; do I wish that on her?" :-}

Edited at 2013-01-17 01:28 am (UTC)
Jan. 17th, 2013 02:05 am (UTC)
Re: Antecedent, please? :-)
I wish much luck to you, her and all of us who would appreciate a good series! :-) I think little of the CW, but I remember thinking very well of the WB... May that storytelling energy and creativity and daring rise again (and where better than for a superheroine? it's about time, and she's the appropriate choice).
Jan. 17th, 2013 02:23 am (UTC)
Re: Antecedent, please? :-)
I hope so! Oddly, I can see Diana being particularly well served by the "Smallville treatment," i.e. an origin-centric update. However the casting falls out, if the script they give her lives up to the promising dimension of the leaked casting breakdown (as quoted in my response to quasievil_bunny's comment above, it'll be a good start.

I have a... spotty relationship with Smallville, but at its best it had a lot going for it. I'm not particularly invested in Arrow, but it's generally well constructed and no more ridiculous than it can get away with. :-)

All in all, I'm VASTLY more hopeful for something worth watching from that quarter than from certain prior attempts *koff*davidekelly*koff*.

Edited at 2013-01-17 02:26 am (UTC)
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Jan. 17th, 2013 03:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I haven't been paying terribly close attention to Arrow, but enough to know that they're making a smarter show.

And seriously, at this point, even something at the Smallville level would do wonders to scrub the last attempt at a WW pilot out of my brain. When *ahem*ming punishes itself... *shudder*
Jan. 18th, 2013 01:41 pm (UTC)
Can't say I have much hope that Wonder Woman will be done right. The more I see the direction WB & DC are going with Wonder Woman, the more I see them stripping her of everything feminine, feminist, and of the character's roots to make her into a cheap violent, rage-obsessed Xena rip-off. Can Allan Heinberg stand-up to the misogynst ex-frat boys running the company and do right by her? We shall see, but I don't remain hopeful. Hopefully it will at least be LOADS better than the David E. Kelley attempt.

Edited at 2013-01-18 01:42 pm (UTC)
Jan. 18th, 2013 03:17 pm (UTC)
It's a sad state of affairs when I stay more hopeful about adaptations because I basically gave up reading comics years ago. :-P

And that's even after seeing the Kelley pilot. Which, ye gods, what a trainwreck. I kept reading stuff and thinking "Surely it can't be THAT bad," and then we actually got hold of it. I think the worst of it is that poor Adrianne Palicki's career is scarred for life at an early stage, and I don't think she deserves it. :-/

Hence the apprehension alongside my squee -- I've been itching to see Amy Manson back on my TV, but this is such a dizzyingly high tightrope to suddenly be on.
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