Posts tagged TV
Posts tagged TV
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER continues to piss me off with how terrible it’s gotten.
Last night’s episode still bugs me. Where it could have been a great episode otherwise, we had ro sit through more Ted and Robin drama.
I think Ted said it best: “We’re on this again??” It would be fine if they haven’t retreaded this territory to death, all the way to the point whrre they are just repeating the same lines they’ve said so many times before.
Then there was the attempt to make the Mother a catalyst for Robin and Barney’s relationship. It was so forced and phoney…I really hope they don’t try to have her be the magical fix between Marshall and Lily’s problems.
The past three seasons have been rife with frustratingly poor storytelling, lack of resolution, and downright terrible attempts at creating drama.
It’s a shame. I really love the show and it’s charachters…it’s just not very good anymore.
Call Me, Beep Me - Kim Possible
I frigging loved this show. I actually own the forst series finale movie on dvd.
Titanic is the first movie of the “Top 10 picks for Daniel” on Netflix.
What do you say to THAT, ladies?
Mine is LOUIE…at first I wasn’t sure why and then I read the summery which uses the words “awkward,” and “single.”
NETFLIX knows too much, I fear.
I am stunned…apparently WE ARE MEN wasn’t received very well at all.
Was I watching a different show? Because frankly I loved it.
Yes it was nothing new.
Yes it was another “old guys trying to score with women” sitcom.
But that’s not the point. The point is that the ensemble cast was spot on, and the comedy was right there with it.
The jokes landed. And really, that’s all I ask for in a comedy.
Really, I find this all a little annoying that people hate this show but continue to give TWO AND A HALF MEN enough of a pass that it’s still on TV.
AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. has a lot of potential. I think the format works, and allows itself enough distance from the heavy hitters to not have to work around a limited budget, but at the same time still can offer some pretty big story elements.
That being said, it has a lot of issues to work out. Namely, the writing and the characters.
Fear not, Coulson is not the problem. In fact, he’s the one constant throughout the show thusfar (and it’s pretty clear Joss wrote most, if not all of his scenes.) It’s everything else. In fact, it’s painfully clear that this was a group effort. There are sudden jumps of tone and writing quality that give the viewer whiplash. And worse yet, most of these come from the other two writers trying to emulate Joss’s writing style. Which you can’t do. PERIOD.
As for the characters, Coulson is the only one that isn’t a cliche. He’s really the only one you care about.
Which is sad. Like I said, there’s potential there, even in the tertiary characters…but as of the premier, they haven’t really peeked my interest any. In fact, I’m sad to say most of them just plain annoy me.
I’m going to give it a solid shot. But, unless it straightens up and flies right, I fear we have another Joss Wheden show that will be cancelled in it’s fledgling year.
Also, I’m far too excited by the news of Toei having a channel stateside. It just kinda sucks that it’ll be a year before they can offer subtitles.
Just finished the season 5 finale of CASTLE, here is tge experience in a nutshell…
Kate: “I don’t know where we are headed…”
Me: “YES YOU DO!!! HE WAS READY TO DIE HORRIBLY BY YOUR SIDE TWO EPISODES AGO!!!”
Derek: “Brando, sit down.”
So, my buddy and I fixed the season six debacle of SUPERNATURAL over the weekend. Beware!!! Spoilers lie ahead!!
…ok, we start with the season 5 finale. We still end with a lingering shot of Dean having dinner with Lisa and Ben. Outside we pull back to see same watching from outside. The scene goes silent. And for a brief moment, Sam gives up a bittersweet smile before fading away into nothing…this glimpse of happiness his reward for selflessly sacrificing himself to seal the devil into the pit.
Season 6 brings the show back to it’s roots. Dean starts getting restless. Demons are running all over the globe, and he yearns to once again help people in need. But he needs a partner…who better than Castiel, who is still none to welcome in heaven for playing an instrumental part of Michael being cast into the pit. Together, Cas and Dean roam the country hunting, a welcome treat of episodic storylines after nearly three seasons of heavy story.
About halfway through the season, Dean catches wind of something that may be able to bring Sam back, and is driven to obsession.
There CW…was that so hard? No dumb dragons and fae creatures, no incomprehensible storyline, no awkwardness…too little too late now I suppose.
Watching FOX for the first time in…literally years…and the promos for their programs remind me why.
There’s a new SLEEPY HOLLOW tv show apparently. Not only did they, shot for shot, rip off the “heads will roll” thing drom the Tim Burton mocie trailers, but the show as a whole looks like the worst thing ever….like….literally.
…at one point the headless horseman weilds an assault rifle…nuff said
So, I’m home today on a snow/sick day and decided it was about time I watch more of this show, having thus far only seen all but 15mins of the pilot…9 hours later I powered through the entire first season because…well, I’m sick and have shit better else to do.
I gotta say, I really can’t imagine watching this show on a week-installment. The story is very messy and goes places that eventually don’t go anywhere significant at all.
Without giving spoilers I can tell you very little except this…if you are expecting a big climactic wrap up you are going to be sorely disappointed.
The show introduces topics and plot lines that carry a lot of weight to them…and yet, in the end are mostly meaningless.
Or better yet, the show can be summed up as follows…
No consequences, whatsoever.
I’m serious…it’s infuriating.
A character dies tragically after showing great insight into the goings on…the only other character who is impacted does nothing but cry about it and said dead character is the only one in the entire show to not become a ghost. (And before you cry SPOILER FOUL, it’s a mini series on modern day cable, everyone dying is not exactly a shocker.)
Hints of the anti-christ are introduced…the idea is largely ignored and forgotten through several episodes up until the last scene in the finale.
A character is an accomplice to a murder…when someone finally cares enough to show up and start asking questions (again several episodes later), the ,matter is quickly resolved, killing all drama and conflict in the plot.
Several characters up and unceremoniously disappear…
Character motives and personalities change wildly…
In the end, the show is horribly flawed and fails as an acceptable offering for FX standards of TV. Especially when you compare it to the likes of JUSTIFIED, which is far from perfect but is at least reliable with storytelling.
There are some great pieces of this show. Little stories (mostly filler and flashback tales) that ,make me think this would have been soooooo much better as an episodic paranormal investigatory show with an overarching plot…like SUPERNATURAL.
Sadly, that’s not the case.