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22 August 2010 @ 01:27 pm
30 Days of TV Meme - Day 21  

I think I have a thing for tattooed vampires and the fiesty brunettes who love them

Caleb/Livvie from Port Charles

I don't talk as much about Caleb/Livvie on this Livejournal so one might think that I'm not as obsessed with them as I really am. But trust me, they are very much fully within my heart. They aren't a romantic relationship. They aren't healthy. Caleb is, in fact, an evil soulless manipulative vampire. And Livvie is a naive, gulliable, blinded by jealous rage type of woman. So why, Kelly, you ask, did you pick such a character as your username like -everyplace-. Because honestly, I love it when you have a relationship that is build on lies, manipulation, and where one person completely transforms and destroys another. I find it completely fascinating to watch. And while yes, Livvie was a weak (in terms of actual mental strength) woman, she always knew what she wanted (Caleb and a family) and sometimes went to ridiculous extremes to get it (it is a soap, after all). Livvie had been used from birth as a pawn in a game between her adoptive mother and her biological father. She was already broken by the time Caleb got to her, he just pushed her further into madness (cause I really think when she had to stake him during Tempted, she snapped completely). He messed with her head and with her body, splitting her into two parts, Livvie and Tess (Evil and Good). But it was only because he was so obsessed with her. I mean, everything he did, it was either to get back at her for something or to drive her into his arms. It was fucked up and fantastic. (If you click their names, it will take you to their Soap Central bios)

I could do entry after entry about Caleb and Livvie but it would still never even scratch the surface of what they are and what they are to me (I mean, watch the video above. He wrote a song about her!). It is one of those things were you have to watch it. For 30 minutes, 5 days a week, for six 13-week long arcs, that is a lot of time to cover. I think part of the reason I love them is that so so often these kind of vampire/human obsessive relationships are shown as healthy and romantic. The love at first sight is all sighs and beautiful angst. Not Caleb/Livvie. I mean, their first arc was called Tainted Love. It speaks volumes for what they are. This is not a tragically epic love story. It's a twisted tale of passionate desire and obsession. And I adore it for being that.

I could try to explain why I love Livvie (and Caleb/Livvie) so much but again, it's one of those things, you just have to watch it. So here, have some videos (I picked a lot so I just linked them)

The first meeting
Conversation in the cave part one
Conversation in the cave part two
The seduction begins
Caleb, Livvie, a bathtub. Need I say more?
And much later, they make love and Caleb turns Livvie (I wish this was a CA scene)
Afterglow (very hot with a breahty "Feed on me")
Stephen Clay (Caleb's alter ego) finds a naked Livvie in his bed
Livvie has poisoned fangs and is worried she killed Caleb
Like all soap couples, they break up, a lot
Livvie tries to make Caleb jealous
And of course, they get back together

If you are hooked now, here's a great playlist:


And of course, it goes without saying here.

Cordelia/Angel from Angel

Really? Do I have to go into detail about this one? Just check the journal for why I love them. LOL

Day 01 - A show that never should have been cancelled (Starved)
Day 02 - A show you wish more people were watching (Nurse Jackie)
Day 03 - Your favorite new show (aired this TV season) (Glee)
Day 04 - Your favorite show ever (Angel)
Day 05 - A show you hate (Jersey Shore)
Day 06 - Favorite episode of your favorite TV show (Can't decide!)
Day 07 - Least favorite episode of your favorite TV show (Eternity and Smiletime)
Day 08 - A show everyone should watch (Rome & Six Feet Under)
Day 09 - Best scene ever (End of "The One With The Jellyfish from Friends")
Day 10 - A show you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving (Legend of the Seeker)
Day 11 - A show that disappointed you (Veronica Mars)
Day 12 - An episode you've watched more than 5 times (A lot)
Day 13 - Favorite childhood show (Care Bears, Saved by the Bell, Out of this World)
Day 14 - Favorite male character (Jim Profit)
Day 15 - Favorite female character (Cordelia Chase)
Day 16 - Your guilty pleasure show (Wizards of Waverly Place)
Day 17 - Favorite mini series (The Thorn Birds and Angels in America)
Day 18 - Favorite title sequence (Nip/Tuck)
Day 19 - Best TV show cast (Seinfeld)
Day 20 - Favorite kiss (C/A kiss in Awakening)
Day 21 - Favorite ship (Caleb/Livvie from Port Charles and Cordelia/Angel from BTVS/ATS)
Day 22 - Favorite series finale
Day 23 - Most annoying character
Day 24 - Best quote
Day 25 - A show you plan on watching (old or new)
Day 26 - OMG WTF? Season finale
Day 27 - Best pilot episode
Day 28 - First TV show obsession
Day 29 - Current TV show obsession
Day 30 - Saddest character death
how long do you have to live, karen?: [angel] angel/cordy with youeleusis_walks on August 22nd, 2010 08:42 pm (UTC)
ughhhhh that "flowers for a ghost" fanvid is my favorite fanvid ever
Kelly: C/A Wafflesxlivvielockex on August 24th, 2010 04:14 am (UTC)
The three I put are the ones that are tied for me. I just can't pick between them!
LB: coffeeevangelin1202 on August 22nd, 2010 09:44 pm (UTC)
WOW! That last vid was just...WOW!
Kelly: Buffy: Spike Defxlivvielockex on August 24th, 2010 04:16 am (UTC)
It is an amazing video, that is for sure. :)
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Kelly: C/A Convergencexlivvielockex on August 24th, 2010 04:18 am (UTC)
If you find any C/A videos that you just really love and you blog them and me or Nikki don't catch it, just put it in the fyca ask or submit. Our queue was ALL messed up (and still is) so we had things in the queue you had done that never got reblogged. Tumblfail!
sherrilina: Cordy/Angel (Angel)sherrilina on August 23rd, 2010 03:06 am (UTC)
Oooh, thanks for introducing me to a new beautiful C/A vid! That "Flowers for a Ghost" song is so perfect...
Kelly: C/A Antidrugxlivvielockex on August 24th, 2010 04:19 am (UTC)
God, I know. I just love that one. Those three videos, all tied for my favorite C/A vids ever.