So, the Month of Pretender
is almost over! This is sort of boo, but I'm sure many of you will be glad, since you don't care about the show at all.
This post is an attempt to interest you in the show, complete with visual aids and an explanation of the show's premise.
There are brief spoilers for the series in this pimp, but they are for the most part limited to relationships (and I'm not talking about the romantic kind).There are pretenders among us. Geniuses with the ability to be become anyone they want to be. In 1963 a corporation known as the Centre isolated a young pretender named Jarod and exploited his genius for their research.( And then one day their Pretender ran away )
If you've never seen the Pretender before, I recommend the following vids (two of which are embedded in this post):
These four by StuckHereWithNoTV make a really nice set to start with. Follow You Into the Dark
is about Miss Parker and Jarod's bizarre, destructive relationship, and the way they care about one another even when they're not supposed to. Best I Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning)
is a different spin on the same thing: it's Jarod and Miss Parker's relationship, but a more positive spin on the way they relate to one another. I Hate Everything About You
showcases more of the insanities of the Centre.
I recommend all of this vidder's vids, if you've the time and inclination. They have a fantastic grasp on all the characters, and manage to convey the sick complexities of the Centre in tiny moments.
The final of StuckHereWithNoTV's vids that I recommend is Everything Burns
, a brilliant look at Miss Parker and her awesomeness. This is out here so it can be coupled with Back in Black
by Leochick, a fantastic Mr Lyle vid. It showcases his insanity and his awesomeness perfectly. And it's a brilliant song choice.
Zsa-zsa makes some fantastic vids. Her vid page is here
. My favourite is Uninvited (scroll to the bottom to find), a slow, depressing look at Parker and Jarod, with some beautiful Miss Parker cuts.
Darling Ness handily picspammed the first three seasons (by season): one
is my Pretender tag in my journal; these
are the fic recs I've made. K has a lovely set of Pretender links here
(including some vid recs), and Tahlia's list of links for the Month of Pretender can be found here
Genius! Ness has uploaded the credits here
. They are the second and third vids.
There was that time in the Everglades I tied you to a pole. Or was that last Saturday?\o/