It’s been a while since I’ve posted something film or tv related and worth reading at the same time. My uni semester ended and I finally can afford quick Internet, which means I can go back to watching all the films and tv that I want. I have missed it badly. Seeing only 30 films in 6 months is humiliating at least. I was thinking of starting a new show and the ones that interested me are: The Following, Hannibal, House of Cards and Switched at Birth. I am also checking out The Bridge, but it is too soon to tell at this moment. This week I will update whatever I remember seeing these past five months and will try to rewatch all the episodes of the last season that I didn’t have the time to grade. I have decided I am not going to grade Private Practice, The Big C, Dexter, out of respect and because they are all a 10, but also Pretty Little Liars, because the show sucks so badly I just watch it to kill time, and most of the time it does not even make a 2 in my opinion, The Carrie Diaries, for the same reason, but it did meet like 3 or sometimes even a 4, but I watch it, again, just to kill time, and because I loved Sex and The City when growing up; American Horror Story, because it was not as good as season one, and probably is just a one time watch; Go On, because I do not really have an opinion on it ending, have not decided if I am disappointed or not; most likely Bones and Castle, which are the two shows I was really bored with this season, and possibly Shameless, since March was a long time ago and I do not feel like it. First up is Suburgatory.
Or rather why this generation was bad. There was not one single character that deserved as much love as any of the characters of previous seasons. Some were more likable than others, for example Alex and Liv, I think they were the two I liked the most this season. They were true, and even though their stories were not triggering, this makes it even more real. They were not in a center of attention, and there was never some complicated drama going on with them. They were two true characters, who really represented what a life of a teenager looks like. The character who was the best written and simply had the best storyline was Franky. This character was great at the beginning of the first season, and then her storyline got bad, but this season, the abusing boyfriend, that was real again. Minnie, I liked the storyline with her father, but the whole pregnancy thing, that was just useless. Rich’s storyline was okay. The rest of the characters I am not even gonna comment, because that was just a huge disappointment. Episodes in an order:
Bad characters and season, but it is still Skins. 7/10.
Fiona’s story was very good, her image of the perfect high school boyfriend was all ruined. I did not see that bitch coming on Fiona like that, they probably have a similar situation, older sister taking care of her siblings, at least Gallaghers have money now. Karen and that 37 years old dude getting married, just ridiculous. Frank genius as always, but for the first time watching this show I was disguised by his character, when he answered that pager and then called and said ‘She doesn’t need that heart anymore.’ How she paid him 2 000 $ and a flat screen so he fuck her to death, that was good. I was nicely surprised when he felt sad after seeing death’s face. Frank’s talk how people shouldn’t interfere with god’s plan, that was excellent. Last scene, of Frank stealing money from church, that was so obvious. Debbie and her death phase was good, don’t know why they had to end it.
The incredible interaction between Kate and Castle in the hand scene. When he
was showing her how she should rub the dog, was touching her, when she is so in love with him, her face said everything. I am so intrigued by this scene. The rest of the episode was not good enough for season 4, which is in total a masterpiece. Too much Esposito and this reality TV star not enough investigating and Castle and Beckett. I knew the dog would not choose them, this scene was nice though. The running away from dogs scene was amazing, Esposito’s ‘Run’ and Kate’s ‘Aaaaaa’. Hilarious.
Desperate Housewives 8.11
Gaby’s story, the scene when she tells that woman ‘At least you believed her, my mother never did.’ That was just well written. Also the previous ‘Then believe me.’ Bree is definitely my favorite character this season, when he walked through church, after she confirm she is a neighborhood slut, genius. I love how this show can handle alcoholism, the card very nicely played. Australian guy should be back on V, where he belongs. Renee is less annoying these days, maybe after her speech last episode I look at her differently. I am not saying that Lynette and Tom shouldn’t break up (they shouldn’t though) but this is not the storyline for the final season. It is hard to watch these two, and we all should fully enjoy this last season. Not well thought, Mark Cherry, not well thought.
Pretty Little Liars 2.17
Finally a not so bad episode, the previous one was so cheesy. Ezria all the way, I am glad they are staying together, but when the hell are they going to sleep together? This is ridiculous, in real life he wouldn’t wait for her. You should have told Caleb everything, I have a feeling he could protect you. Alli was harassed by A too? That is interesting. Spencer is acting all stupid again, and Emily is such a useless character.
This generation is super annoying and just disastrous, but what happened in the last 10 min of the episode was genius. This is the old Skins back! The most annoying character ever falling into coma, well played. I don’t like Minnie and Al together, when she got up I thought they were going to play the ‘Cassie waking up to drink water’ card, which could have been marvelous, but no, she woke up to take a shower and get into Al’s pants. They could have played the ED card so well here, and now I don’t like any of the characters. First season of a new generation is usually better as we get to know all the brand new characters and the second is all about partying, but this coma storyline may change it.