Fall TV so far

I haven’t been updating as much and it’s not just life. I have too many shows that I started and stopped watching, as well as new shows I decided to try. Here’s my two cents:

Reign: Really boring and kind of slow so far.

Arrow: I hate that Sara is dead,but this season is awesome so far.

Boardwalk Empire: What the serious fuck, show? This is the most depressing end to a great show,ever.

Resurrection: I’m bored out of my mind.

Revenge: Not bad,but I still don’t want to watch anymore. It goes against everything the show stood for and seems pointless and stupid so far.

The Big Bang Theory: Keeps getting better and better-It can do no wrong.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Still very bored-I’m only watching so I can decide whether or not I like Mockingbird when she shows up.

Doctor Who: I don’t know why I’m still watching.

 

New Shows:

Gotham: I’m on the fence, but I like it more than anyone I know. The villains are all awesome,even if some of the good guys are lacking.

Jane the Virgin: So adorable. I wasn’t really planning on tuning in, but it’s really cute.

The Flash: Even better than I imagined-I adore Grant Gustin. The fans are assholes, but the show is great.

Selfie: I identify more than I thought possible.

Red Band Society: I adore this show-It’s one of my favorites now.

Gracepoint: This is so much better than Reign. Also, I love David Tennant playing an American.

By ashapark Posted in Fandom

Arrow and The Flash

I missed portions of Arrow while I was tweeting, so I plan to rewatch. Both shows were spectacular,but I enjoyed The Flash a lot more. Arrow,why the hell did you kill Sara? WTF? It wasn’t necessary in order to make Laurel the Canary and if it’s Ra’s Al Ghul, his relationship with Nyssa would be affected. I think he’s the most likely suspect,though. It could have been the person she was assigned to kill. Olicity ending as soon as it started was bittersweet,even if we got  kissing, a date and an “I love you”. I suppose it makes sense since she’ll be seeing Barry soon,but still.

The crossover scenes on both shows were too cute for words. I want these two to be friends,even if they both have a romantic interest in Felicity. Felicity is much better than Iris, Barry’s LI on The Flash. I know she’s canon,but she’s not that bright, she’s ordinary and suffers from “Main Girl” syndrome. He needs someone closer to his IQ level and she seems kind of boring. Then again, I’m a rabid Barry/Felicity shipper,so I’m biased.

On the Arrow,Roy was on fire as Arsenal. I feel bad for him since it cost him Thea,but it’s something he needs to do to give him purpose. He’s a great addition to the team and he handled himself really well. I liked Diggle’s scenes a lot, too. We don’t get enough on him and both his scenes with Lilah and Oliver were superb.  Felicity has chemistry with everyone and I liked her interaction with Brandon Routh’s new character. I hope she does take the job he’s offering-It’s messed up to see her at a Best Buy.

The Flash is really awesome. I love Barry and would even if he wasn’t played by such a hot guy. His allies are interesting, although Caitlyn didn’t stand out much. We’re supposed to see her be blank and controlled,so it’s okay that the others overwhelmed her. Barry having a steady family influence is what makes him different from Oliver. He has a humble background, a regular job and responsibilities he can’t ignore.  I’ll give Iris the chance to improve, but she’s boring and ordinary. She’s better off with that cop-Barry can be free to date Felicity and possibly Caitlin. The fact that his surrogate father knows reminds me of Smallville and Buffy. The scene between Barry and his father was sweet and the fact that Henry is played by the original Flash makes it even better. I’m seriously wondering what Harrison’s intentions are. He’s from the future and someone on the show sent him back in time. Who? Why? What happened?

Witches of East End finale

Gah…I liked it and I didn’t. The good stuff:

  • Killian didn’t die
  • The king did
  • Tarkoff was stuck in the past
  • Raven nailed Dash in a way that I could actually handle.
  • Edgar Allen Poe

Aside from that? No…just fucking no. Enough with the rape, misogyny and violence already. Eva raped Killian and tried to get pregnant, Ingrid got raped by the Mandragora and now Joanna. Frederic didn’t rape his girlfriend,but he ritually abused her. It was in character for Tarkoff,but James Marsters trying to rape yet another woman he supposedly loves pissed me off. Perhaps with another actor I wouldn’t have reacted as strongly,but it has more to do with overkill. Killian’s rape felt like a cheap trick to add drama and conflict.

I’m not sad that Frederic died since he couldn’t really be redeemed and someone needed to die for good,but Joanna has gone through too much. Wendy will probably live since they’re doing the underworld storyline,but Frederic was the victim of a witch hunter,which is going to be interesting. I loved how she played Dash and arrested him. What he did to Killian was fucked up and I’m through with Dashing. Ingrid being pregnant is yet another cheap source of drama and it could be a rape baby. if not,it has a wicked father who has no right to be around children. He can’t love anyone, he’s a selfish liar and needs to pay for what he’s done.

The portion with hell pissed me off. Hel rules the underworld,but the Norse version of the underworld is different. It’s not full of fire and brimstone, it’s cold, dark, dreary and depressing. Hel isn’t even evil,she’s just ugly and possibly bitter. The king should be there, not Wendy. She died doing something noble and slightly heroic, so why is she being punished?

Dash is perfect as Loki, Freya acts like Freya and they haven’t really done a bad job about the mythology,considering we don’t know that king Nikolas replaced Odin in the series. Why fuck up one of the biggest portions of the mythology when you’re writing about gods stuck on earth among mortals?  They’d better do a job job with Hel as a character or I’ll be pissed off. The only things that are worse is Frederic coming back and Ingrid forgiving Dash after he lied to her and ignored her wishes repeatedly.

Gotham

So,so much better. I frickin’ love Selina and these villains were pretty cool. The doll maker part made me raise an eyebrow since he was mentioned on Arrow, but it’s all small potatoes. As usual Ed and Oswald were awesome. I am wondering why Fish hates Falcone so damn much. The Joker herring was cute and I’m wondering whether they’ll have a female Joker as a herring at some point. I’m getting tired of them cramming too many villains in one episode,though.

I was curious about Scarecrow,but I don’t need him, Mr. Pyg and the 3rd guy shown already. Slow down,Gotham…we just started watching and jumping from point A to Z in three episodes is ridiculous. If they keep doing this,I won’t be able to keep up. I hate batting cages and watching villains come at me nonstop is just as bad as missing all those balls. I’ll either get hit in the head or jump to get out of the way.

 

Witches of East End

This season is dragging along. Ending it last week would have been great,but instead, next week is the finale. I thought it was yesterday and was kind of disappointed. Still,I liked the episode. Killian as Edgar Allan Poe was awesome and so was demon Freya. Opium addict Joanna was depressing,but still interesting to watch. Dash is pissing me off,though. He cannot possibly car for Ingrid if he keeps screwing some aggressive skunk at a bar. The fact that she’s a cop should have made him stay way,but he’s screwing her anyway. Meanwhile,Killian is willing to give up his life so he and Freya can be together again. What the fuck?

The king is creepy,but he’s also an idiot. I’m wondering what he needs Ingrid’s support for,but I knew she couldn’t possibly support him. It’s not in her nature to be so trusting, she’s a smart-pants and she’s the eldest. I’m wondering what’s going to happen to Frederic,though. The king no longer trusts him,Tarkhoff has his position intact and they’re preparing for Joanna’s return.

By ashapark Posted in About

Witches of East End

This episode was packed, although I’m left feeling deja vu. The king’s return and next week’s preview are too much like Henry and Peter Pan on Once Upon A Time. It was all really, really depressing. Joanna’s blood filling up the tub, the girls and their bodies on the table and Killian’s grief over the women he loved dying. Dash pissed me off, though. It felt like he didn’t truly grieve for Ingrid and screwing that bitch was just crass. However, she suddenly became interesting when she wound up being the cop investigating the murder he committed.  Tarkhoff being alive was infuriating and him being punished by the king is meaningless. He’s only alive so that he can kill Ingrid and Frederic will betray everyone yet again.  This felt more like a season finale than an episode with only one episode left. In fact, last week’s would have been an even better one.

Witches of East End and Boardwalk Empire

Witches of East End: A shipper’s dream come true,even if the ending was bittersweet. We finally got love scenes for Dashing and Frillian,even if Dash screwed up royally and Killian is still under Eva’s spell. I don’t care about Frederic and Wendy’s love lives, but Wendy letting a mortal onto her secret was huge. Frederic being overprotective was awesome,but his comment confused me to no end. If you’re spoiled about the books or read them,you’ll understand why it was out of the blue.

I want Dashing to happen,but Dash really does need to redeem himself. He’s been making excuses left and right and what he’s been doing is fucked up. Even if Tarkoff is an asshole,I love James Marsters and his interaction with Joanna. I feel sorry Frederic’s girlfriend,though. She shouldn’t wind up being the king’s new host. I think Frederic dies or it wouldn’t be as emotional,nor would the betrayal string so badly.

Boardwalk Empire: It was confusing. All the flashbacks were unclear and contained unnecessary information. We didn’t even see Eli, we saw Nucky’s sister who obviously died before the show started. I don’t care that he was poor,a bastard or anything else. The current situation is important and I hope he doesn’t get nostalgic anymore. I need to know what happened with Harrow’s death, Narcisse and more about Chalky than we got.