Hi everyone, I just finished watching Farscape for the first time ever!! from season 1 - 4 and the Peacekeeper Wars and it's 2016!! and i'm actually kind of depressed, not because it was a bad thing but because i loved it so much and now it's over, so I had to find a place to share my feelings.
I'm a 36 year guy that works a 9-5 and I live by myself, i don't really have a life so i like to escape in movies and sci-fi (i'm pretty good at it)... I started watching Farscape about 3 months ago, an episode at a time before I went to bed. At first i didn't really like it and thought it was B-grade, I thought John talked funny like he was slow and always slurring, and i was never really into the other aliens, i thought they were too over the top and the show felt boring with old graphics. And i couldn't get attracted to Aeryn, at first i didn't think she was pretty and her voice was kinda of coarse and i was like how am i going to get into this (i mean this is why guys get hooked into series and all right). But i said keep going because of so many good reviews out there and that this was the normal process of starting a series i told myself. (i'm not a big tv series watcher, more into movies).
Then I don't know how but the show started clicking for me. I started seeing how funny it could be and that it was witty I guess, for me anyways.....and how each episode was like a little adventure where they had to get out of a jam with some adolescent but witty humor thrown in. It's strange but the first character to make me keep watching was Rygel, his jokes would just crack me up and I'd always look forward to him swooping in and letting off a funny one liner. (I think he was the funniest in season 1 and they made him more of an unlikable character after that because he was stealing the show But that can be for another discussion).
That and i'll say the episode where John was viewed as being the alien instead of the other way around is when the show really started clicking and i saw just how intelligent it could be.
And then it hit me. I don't know exactly when but it was definitely a slow building up, but all of sudden out of nowhere it just hit - WHAM - i could see just how gorgeous Aeryn was!....and then i just started noticing it in every scene.....like how pretty her hair was and and how perfect the little strands would fray away from her forehead and ears in her pony tail. And it was just like every single thing about her, the scene where her and John start going at it when their trapped in that little ship with no oxygen (and the music score, like how it was some sort of romantic revelation) It turned out to be so fitting because, yes, I was having my own revelation about just how much of an absolute goddess Aeryn Sun was (is). Or the scene before her and John make love for the first time and she's sitting blankly on the bed with John beside her and her gorgeous neck is perched ever so slightly.
I was hooked and i started rewinding scenes over and over, like the first episode in of season 2 where there hugging each other on the ground by pilot!!....i loved it so much lolll.....and how i wished so much i could be John lollllll.........(i know i'm a loser, but i loved every moment of it!)....
Anyways i started watching the show more and more, sometimes 2 or 3 episodes a night. There were so many memorable moments but Season 4 was just spectacular and every episode was like an intense stand alone drama piece. They nailed it in season 4 and i found myself savoring each show limiting myself to only one per night, i was like "please don't end please don't end". And then the last episode of season 4 was like, my heart and stomach just fell out from underneath me. I was seriously effected but I didn't want to know how it all ended because I still had Peacekeeper Wars to watch and i was like "yes! yes!" when i found out it was to be continued and there was a part 2. I was able to prolong my one joy in a life a short while longer but it's ended now and i'm feeling kinda of depressed because the series ended like 15 years ago,...and then i start thinking about all that and how we all kinda wish we could back in time and everything.....
Anyway, it's why i sought a forum to get that out, and i did (do) actually love the Farscape drama and i kinda do feel better by seeing just how much of a loser i am for being too hung up on this as i was writing this (i actually googled "depressed after watching tv series" and one of the recommendations was to vent about it in a forum.....ya it kinda works)
Anyways, i've started watching all the old interviews and i'm going to get into the comic con stuff. I am crushing on Aeryn Sun (Claudia Black) so badly right now (i think that's a big part of my feeling so empty right now) so i'm just youtubing everything about her even though it's making me crush on her even more which is making me sadder in many ways. I've already downloaded Stargate SG 1 season 8 and i'm just gonna jump right to the episode where she makes her first appearance. Or at least i'm gonna save that for later as i haven't fully gotten Farscape out of my mind. And i kinda don't want to really because it was just so wonderful, and like you don't want to betray it.....you know that feeling?...after you've read an awesome book or finished an awesome series!!... and you just want it to linger on for a while longer..
You may think I am a total loser lol.......I can understand that, but I just loved the whole Farscape experience and wish it didn't end and writing this is a form of personal therapy. When i first saw screen shots of it, I said to myself there is no way it could be better than Firefly and it took me so long to take the plunge and start watching it because of that. After watching, I can say that Farscape is definitely better than Firefly, it's got more depth and more world. (Here's where i give a shout out to Scorpius. The guy was genius.)
I hope i didn't give any spoilers away so i will put a spoiler alert in the title just in case cuz i hate when you're reading about something and the story is given away.
As I was writing this i was thinking of the title for this thread. It's "I Love Farscape in 2016"
okay, i'm gonna go sulk a little more that the show is over and how pathetic my life is....
edit: used a different title for this thread