This is more for personal tracking. I have a feeling that I’ll forget something. Look, I’ll even include programs that I don’t care about anymore but people still hold onto for some reason.
Mid-season TV! My impression of programming for summer fillers has always been pessimistic, especially if they’re fresh concepts. Networks at this time are like, “Everyone is travelling, so let’s just throw some random bullshit and see what sticks”. You usually don’t get a Mad Men or The Killing every time, you know? They only put on their serious hats in time for Fall.
So what’s crap and what’s worth watching? Here’s stuff new and old.
The best time for me to review things is really when I’m in a drunken stupor because I am at my most straightforward. So to cut to the chase, here’s the shows I’ve been watching, new and old, and what I think of them.
Intrepid Big Gap writers Perr and Junch finally sit down and properly figure out what they thought about the season finale of Walking Dead. Perr’s been doing a great job catching us up to speed with individual episodes, but the magnitude of the season finale requires a little more gabbing. Read below the cut to see see what they thought.
Caution: Spoilers afoot! Obviously.
Sometimes when you’re trying to be creative you just need a little background music to put you in the right mood. While I still keep my writing secret for the most part, I can still share the stuff that gets the juices going.
I hereby present my fanmixes!
My interest in Hannibal was most shallow – I wanted to stare at Hugh Dancy’s hot model face for a change, when usually I’d climb up walls in heat over strong female characters. I got that, and found that he was in fact, quite the thespian. And somewhere along the way, I was entranced by the effectively scary-yet-extremely personable Mads Mikkelsen, who very easily made me forget how iconic Anthony Hopkins really was in the same title role.
But you know what was the best surprise about Hannibal? I saw what it was like to kill someone, and was told about how it possibly felt – and I liked it.
Today will be a lowdown of two episodes: Andrea finally wakes up from her Governor-hazed delusion after countless episodes of people trying to slap the reality into her. I hate Andrea, but y’know, it isn’t too bad. And once we’re out of the way with filler, onto the next ep that has got my boyfriend and I feeling horribly depressed by its end. It hurts, oh yes, it hurts.
“There was so much dick waving this episode they might as well have filmed it in a sausage factory.” – bosawks
I couldn’t have said it better my friend! Lots of negotiating, not enough cunning. Here’s another filler courtesy of The Walking Dead.
As I’m watching the episode my heart actually wrenches with pity. The truth has never been clearer – people are cruel, and people are cold. Even if they have their own stories on who they have to protect.
I have this crazy overwhelming sense of fangirling bubbling up inside of me when I think about House of Cards. Has this been a great season of great TV or what? It seems like with every show I seem to get into, my mind is being blown into smaller and smaller fragments that there’s nothing left and I’m just a vapid, vacuous TV viewer that doesn’t even bother to wipe the drool from her mouth. I feel like this show is the pinnacle of that. It reflects much greatness and structuring and performances that leave my brain a shivering, addicted naked thing in the hollowed space of my cranium.
With that said, here’s my mini-pression about House of Cards.