Wednesday Reviews

“Young and Hungry” wasn’t what I thought it was. It was hilarious and didn’t need swearing or anything most tv sitcoms on network channels. I think the problem with shows like this is that they over-promote and turn potential viewers off by having the same jokes shown hundreds of times.

I missed last week’s “Mystery Girls”, but I just love this show. I’ve wanted 90210 reunions and this is a great one. It’s not corny,it’s not Disney and it has realistic content. I don’t plan on reviewing it next time,but that’s because I rarely have much of an opinion when it comes to sitcoms.

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Orphan Black finale

Holy shit. I have so many thoughts and feelings on this. Of all people, hillbilly Proleathean Mark is a clone? They should have used his sperm and Helena’s eggs instead. I can barely think, so I’ll say what I can process.

I hate that Rachel sent Delphine away,but she got blinded, which makes me smile. I felt sorry for her about Ethan,but then she dropped the samples to punish Sarah for not passing on information she doesn’t even have. Poor Ethan-He died to save his creations, even if it meant that Rachel would have to see him die.

Paul is full of crap and he never has a side other than his own. If Helena was sent to his people, she’s screwed. If Jesse is involved, then he needs an ass-kicking. I thought he was just some random guy. Paul’s the world’s crappiest double agent and neither side really trusts him.

Helena meeting the clones made me cry and so did Cosima almost dying. She’s been through so much and she gets ripped away from the family she’s been so desperate to find. Cosima hugging her was so amazing. I get why they’ll kill Cosima if it happens,but it’s still depressing. Sarah meeting the little clone was sweet as well.

 

 

Pretty Little Liars and The Fosters

I feel so dumb for missing the first episodes of my shows. I have to catch up on Switched at Birth tomorrow, so then I’ll be good.

The Fosters: I really, really hate Callie’s storyline. It’s stupid, it’s contrived and the only good part was seeing Kerr Smith looking like an old man. I was mad about Vico,but not as mad as this thing with Dani. Brandon will recover from his injuries,but he’s not going to be okay with his father’s girlfriend the creepy pedophile. Why the hell did she hook up with her boyfriend’s teenage son? What the hell is wrong with her? She doesn’t love him and she can use finding Mike drunk and bloody against him. Callie and Wyatt are cute and Brandon can/should move on. It was doomed, they both know what it would cost them and she needs a normal life. The couple that creeps me out is Mariana and that girl she’s trying to copy. Her girlcrush is similar to what a lot of minority women feel when they’re growin up. I always assumed that it died in the 90’s,but I suppose not. That need to compare yourself to a Caucasian girl and see them as the standard of beauty will probably be timeless.

PLL has some book spoilers,so if you haven’t heard it from others or guessed theories on who A is, you’ve been warned.

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Winter really is coming.

Game of Thrones:

I was spoiled,but this is so much better than the book. I don’t get why they cut the portion with Jaime out,though. I mean,if he and Tyrion parted on such good terms, he can’t turn on him later. He turns on Jaime because Tyesha had honestly loved him and Tywin told Jaime to lie.  I can’t wait for Cersei to start going crazy. I don’t know how they’ll handle Jaime since not being an obedient puppy anymore made her snap,but maybe they’ll be something else to separate them.

I felt so bad for the hound, though. Arya should have just killed him-She’d be showing mercy and she’d get him off of her list.I can’t feel sorry for Brienne because she can still run into Sansa, Robyn and Baelish at some point.  I also felt bad for the dragons,but Dany is a stubborn fucking idiot. She didn’t listen to her advisors,she didn’t think things through, she didn’t listen to her subjects when they disagreed and pretended she didn’t know how dangerous the dragons were.

Ygritte’s funeral pyre was magnificent and she looked beautiful, even in death. Stannis coming in to save the day was epic,but Melissandre not being there was bizarre. They need fire to kill the Walkers, dammit. Speaking of Walkers,the Reeds are stupid. They knew how large the risk was, yet they went so far north that they stumbled into Zombieland? Maybe Jojen saw his fate, but he still didn’t need to go with them. Meera could have instead and things would have been fine.

Bran is a badass and when he and Arya reunite,they’ll show everyone how Starks get it done.

Salem:

I’m loving this episode. Mercy’s followers remind me of the women in Paranormal Activity and it was creepy as fuck. The ass-kicking Emily’s father got was straight out of a Lois Duncan novel. I like Mary in Pink and her conversation with George cracked me up. John and Anne are cute, even if I don’t get how he magically made that kid talk.

My favorite part? The Witches from Macbeth. Or sharing one eye-It doesn’t matter. Mary would have been fucked if Mercy hadn’t blamed Tituba. They really do own her ass and she’ll wind up a little weaker and more desperate in 4 weeks.

 

 

Orphan Black episode 9

Wow. Just fucking wow. Helena is made of awesome this season and she came out on top. She showed a lot of similarity to Sarah and it’s hard not to smile. Henrik was a fucking sicko and in the end,his “divine vision” wound up biting in in the ass. His death was brutal, but he deserved it. Who the hell intentionally gets their daughter pregnant? How many eggs did he steal from Helena?

Allison has always been one of my favorites,but she and Donnie cracked me up. Their post-burial sex scene was hot,even if he doesn’t deserve her. Why the hell did it take killing people and covering up crimes to make them have a real relationship?  Rachel…scares me shitless. Between the giant screen of her home videos, her obsessiveness about how special and fascinating Sarah shouldn’t be, sex with Paul and kidnapping Kira, she really is a sexual predator. It’s gross and she’s almost as bad as Henrik.

All in all,this was action-packed and I can’t see why anyone would/could find flaws with this episode. las

Game of Thrones and Salem

I wish Silicon Valley was on,but it wasn’t,so I decided to watch Salem. I picked Revenge and Silicon Valley over it because Silicon Valley is hilarious and has a bit more movement to it. However,I plan on catching up with the show now.

Game of Thrones: FINALLY! It’s about fucking time that the good guys won for once. I was spoiled about Ygritte and Jon, but the rest was awesome. Pip and the others dying was sad,but the good outweighed the bad. Sam and Gilly kissed, Ygritte died in the arms of the man she loved and the Knight’s Watch handled it like a boss.

The part about only one victory won’t phase me. I loved how action-packed this was, as well as the fact that it’s not that depressing. Pip and the others died honorable deaths and GRRM rarely lets anyone live.

Salem: This episode pissed me off,but it was also really,really good. I’m mad about Cotton and Gloriana,but I did like the Cotton/John moments,as well as Isaac and George’s conversation. I would have let the old bastard die,so it’s a testament to Isaac’s character. Mary really is fucked,though. Her pan unraveled and for once,she couldn’t control things. However,the preview ruined the surprise.

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Why would you make one that’s so obvious? Tituba is too important to kill off and Mary is the main female character. Who the hell else would it be? Mab is dead and there’s no way that they’ll kill the Magistrate. He’s not in the preview,he’s more powerful than the others and season 1 isn’t even over.

The Vampire Diaries

I gave up on this show until Bonnie came back. Bonnie always gets the short end of the stick and so did her relationship with Jeremy. This episode made up for every season that she never got to shine. It was powerful and there was multi-shipping moments.

I hate that they brought back Tyler, though. I do get why they brought back Enzo since he got Silas to help them,but Tyler is a fucking asshole. He wanted to kill a pregnant woman and fetus,he betrayed his friends on multiple occasions and has nothing left to add to the show. I don’t see the point in bringing back Alaric,but I think that they did because Elena and Jeremy will need someone to take care of them. Even if they’re not in high school anymore,being adopted would mean the world to them.

Lexie was finally interesting and her sacrifice was amazing. She didn’t just worry about Stefan, she worried about Bonnie. No one really does, even if it’s unintentional. I’m really glad that Liz lived, too-She’s the only adult who’s always been around.

I really doubt that Damon is permanently dead,but if he is, Matt and Elena should give it another go. I don’t know if she’s still a vampire since she felt drowning again,but she and Matt can work.

If the show keeps this direction with Bonnie going, I’ll watch season 6.

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Game of Thrones ratings

I’m glad that the ratings were good,but this episode was too painful. It made me despise the Lannisters even more and I don’t see how they can have any fans. They’re not the Boltons,but they’re still crazy idiots who don’t know when the quit. If the Martells hate them and they had Elia killed,why the hell wouldn’t the Martells be twice as pissed if the royal family killed yet another Martell?

This week in tv part 2

Revolution: I thought that this would be the finale,but I’m glad it’s not. This was a good episode, because Rachel being involved with the nano isn’t just logical,it’s better. If Connor turns on Monroe with Neville,I’d like him better. Even if Miles is an asshole, Charlie and Monroe are great. I don’t dislike Gene,but if he dies, I won’t care. I also feel bad for Marion-If Truman said that not everyone will die, why didn’t he let her live?

That mustard gas thing is insane and they already have the town’s loyalty. I get wanting to kill the president of Texas,but gassing the town? I agree with some of the commenters on a  Charlie/Monroe thread. Willoughby was a waste of time and probably made the numbers go down. It was nowhere near as interesting as the nano could have been and the Patriot storyline wore out its welcome.

Reign: I loved it. I missed some of what Catherine said to Henry,but the scene was really moving. Henry’s entire deathbed portion was amazing,especially with Francis. The hug between Bash and Framcis was awesome. I think it’s weird that Kenna didn’t react, but whatever. Part of me wants them to adopt Pascal-He’s a cutie.

Francis killing Henry was an awesome twist, it really was. He didn’t want to,but he had no choice. It’s going to weigh on him,but at least he’s distracted now with the plague and Lola’s baby. I feel bad about Lola,since I like her. However,she hasn’t really had anything to do in awhile and Julian was obviously up to something. They need the plague to cost them and a handmaiden who was friends with both Francis and Mary will hurt.

The darkness storyline was stupid and they could have discovered why eons ago. I’m also not looking forward to Leith being with Castleroy’s daughter. It’s too soapy and the CW has thrown history out the window at this point.

Orphan Black: This was an episode I always hoped for. Sarah finally cares about Helena,  Helena has calmed down towards Felix and anyone else. The way they punished Grace was creepy,but ask me if I give a shit. Maggie Chen’s locker was interesting and so were the things they found about Project LEDA.

Rachel…is just bizarre. The way she had sex with Paul was nasty and the fact that she thought it was what Sarah would like was even more disturbing. Helena watching them made it even worse. I don’t blame Helena for wanting to kill Rachel-She’s a crazy bitch. I have no idea how exactly she’ll react to her father being alive,but she can’t be contained all the time.  I’m glad that Leekie went behind Rachel’s back and agreed to help Cosima. It does matter more that they find Ethan Duncan.

I wish they’d stop showing Cal and Kira. It’s getting on my nerves,we get that Kira is special and Cal is supposed to be a plot device, much like Paul. We could have used those scenes to show more about Cosima’s sickness, what Helena knows or well…anything.

This week in tv, part 1

I’m doing a separate entry on Revolution, now that it’s been canceled. I didn’t get to watch Once Upon A Time on Sunday,so I watched it today.

Once Upon A Time: DAMNIT! They ruined a perfect finale by screwing over two ships that already have tension. Swan Queen is over and Emma ruined Outlaw Queen. The press and attention for the couple was buildup,all so that it ends before it barely started. The fact that Frozen is the next tale is really, really annoying.

That being said,it really was perfect. Emma embraced her role and her family, she stopped being afraid of her magic and she saw how much Hook loves her. There really hasn’t been much focus on her and a great article described it perfectly. Even if I’m mad about Rumple lying to Belle and betraying her trust, their wedding was beautiful. Snowing was perfect when we saw it through Emma’s eyes. Also, they finally brought Katherine back,which is just awesome.

Silicon Valley: This show continues to be made of awesome. Maybe because it’s the first season or maybe because it’s HBO, I don’t know. I can recognize and relate to all of the characters and their references. My favorites so far are Jared and Dinesh. I don’t know why, but they amuse me.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Epic. Coulson is in charge now,Ward didn’t get redeemed or glorified, Mike was finally free, Mei kicked Ward’s ass and Fitz and Simmons lived. He finally told her how he feels and Fury making an appearance was icing on the cake. I’m wondering if the parent holding the picture of Skye is her mother or father,but it doesn’t matter. The show had a lot of funny moments and Garrett’s death was awesome.  I hope that Skye is cyber-kinetic. It’s a natural fit for her and so is technopathy.