Just started The Wire. It is like the Citizen Kane of cop shows, and I'm only 3 episodes in. Also who the fuck am I supposed to root for, all the cops (except maybe McNulty?) seem as degenerate as the criminals.
Ironically, McNulty is maybe the only character that I would unquestionably root for.
Anybody catch Community/Parks and Rec last night? Community was easily the best of the season (not saying much, but I did really enjoy this episode), and Parks was fantastic as always. I'm getting my hopes back up that Community will hit its stride very soon and have a solid rest of the season.
Honestly, I thought last week's felt a little more like the Community I used to know. Besides the Annie/Troy stuff there wasn't much this week that piqued my interest. They seem to be shoehorning in the "Britta is a ditz" and "Pierce is old and racist" and "Garrett is inept" stuff and trying to make them feel like character beats, but really they just fall flat. This is all ground we've covered before and I would much rather have an episode based solely around the characters' personalities bouncing off each other than try to incorporate some ridiculous plotline. Unfortunately, it looks like the new writers are opting for the "City College invades Greendale via Chang" angle, and if they do, the show will ultimately become dead to me.
I definitely understand why Chevy Chase ended up hating working on the show. His character this season is terrible. The "jokes" they tried to make last night about him being racist were just way too stupid.
I definitely agree that I'd like to see more episodes where they sit around the table and have the great banter the show's always been known for, but I'm trying my hardest to give the entire season a chance and judge it as a whole. The beginning hasn't been that great so far, but I still have high hopes for what used to be my favorite show on TV.
Y'all, we just powered through 10/13 of the first season of Sons of Anarchy and for a Shakespeare nerd like me this shit is OFF THE FUCKING CHAIN! Even though Ophelia is actually the smartest person on the show and nothing outside the main drama is similar it's still the fucking coolest Hamlet I've ever seen.
Good lord I can't wait until Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing.
All I did this weekend was marathon Girls, since y'all talk so much about it. Made it to second season, episode 8. When does the finale air for this season? tonight?
Anyway, I really, really enjoyed the first season. It made me think of Seinfeld crossed with Sex and the City, which is a good hybrid. I haven't found myself loving most of the characters yet (Adam's really grown on me though), but they seem like real people with both flaws and good intentions mixed evenly, which is refreshing. But the second season has had a lot more noticeable inconsistencies in the writing, probably because Lena Dunham isn't the only/main writer on most of the episodes. Watching them back to back, it became very easy to tell if she had written the episode or not.
Also, I'm getting a little annoyed at the amount of guest stars. I get this is the new "it" show and everyone wants to be on it, but if this is the road they continue down, I can already foresee me loathing the show by mid-season three (of course, I won't stop watching because I'm a masochist that sticks with all my shows to the bitter, bitter end. I'm looking at you, Gossip Girl.)
I'm a masochist that sticks with all my shows to the bitter, bitter end. I'm looking at you, Gossip Girl.)
Oh god, how much did you HATE the end of Gossip Girl? I could not believe that that was the story they went with. Ugh.
Not sure if joking. [insert fry.jpeg here]
Regardless, yes it was the absolute worst! Honestly, that show should have died in its second season when it became such a train wreck, and essentially runied itself when it decided to forget that Chuck was evil and tried to rape several of the characters. Yet I still watched that shit for 5 years, so I'm sure I'll keeping watching Girls for seasons to come.