- I don’t believe for one second that the Mother is going to die on HIMYM. Too obvious and too soon to be revealing it. She is in some dire scenario but it doesn’t match with the tone of the rest of the show, nor with the kids bored reactions to hearing Ted’s story, to have her dying or dead. NoPE.
- Similarly, I now believe the lawnmower on True Detective is in no way the killer, maybe just an enabler or crazed fan or something (considering they did show another crazed fan in the last ep, the elderly lady, this is actually possible). Again, too obvious for a pre-finale episode (something has to make people tune in and revealing the killer in the penultimate episode is not good writing), not to mention the cheesiness of his final line. Like a dialogue anvil and TD doesn’t do anvils. Gonna miss this damn show.
- The Slenderman episode of SPN was truly awful, way to ruin the last creative thing the fans wanted to see from you, show. I officially have no faith left in the show. Why have they just abandoned horror? The emotional beats were quite good, those guys are great serious actors, but injecting humour into it was such a misstep. Slenderman is all about the horror of the unknown and the mysteriousness of it. It’s not a myth that needed “busting” and making the villains two dudebros with grudges was so boring and unoriginal. Like oh, white dudes killing people when they don’t get what they want. So much for escapism. There was already a previous episode about people making myths come true just by believing. Way more powerful and they should’ve continued on from that somehow, even relating it to Dean “believing” his relationship with Sam would be OK when it was never going to be. The episode I had in mind was way scarier and meaningful, I might actually do a write-up. It incorporated Cas too and really matches with one of the themes of this season.. BTW why is Cas still so absent? I’ve seen many people complaining about this. He’s present but…inconsequential. Oh yeah, and Dean killed a human. On one hand I don’t care because said human was a mass murderer, anyway. On the other hand is it the mark of Cain or whatever? Are we actually going to hear about it again? Can’t anyone still enjoying the show see how many plot points they’re cramming into the show now just to see which one sticks (note to writers: it’s the Kevin plotline!!) Still not on board with this season at all, everything went downhill after the Charlie episode.
- Sorry to any Scandal watchers who followed me while I marathoned S1-S3 but I’m done with the show now. I don’t know what happened but I cannot be bothered with it anymore. I think when there were more episodes to watch straight away it was bearable, but no way in hell am I waiting a week to watch the same things happen over and over. The show is stuck in a rut and the problem is that rut is still quite watchable. For casual viewers, it’d be fine. But they’re letting fans down with the monotony. Something significant has to happen or everyone is going to lose interest. I saw a post about Mellie yet again calling Olivia a whore and how frustrating it is that she still takes this and I AGREE. There’s a reason Vermontgate and 22Minutesgate are so satisfying and its because it seemed like things were happening, progressing and Olivia was finding some sort of ground to stand on. Olivia being silent around Mellie’s insults and screaming at Fitz about not being a playtoy has gone on long enough. She either tells Mellie to stick it or leaves the White House all together. I’ll stay updated with the plot but I can’t watch it anymore.
- Surprisingly, I’ve really enjoyed the last three episodes of Girls. Seems like Dunham might’ve finally hit her stride. Making Adam a good guy was a great decision and having her mother hint at him not always maintaining this good behavior was even better. Shows that Dunham at least understands some of her characters now. I also like that people are calling Hannah out more often. Not surprised she still doesn’t get it but at the same time, the faults she brings up about them are valid too. I think honesty in all forms is Girls strongest point. I knew straight away the grandma wasn’t going to make it. I can heavily relate to the way the family started attacking each other when she was sick then went back to being fake nice when she got better. Damn, that’s so realistic. So I’m glad this show is doing well now, it’s quite rewarding to watch when it gets things right.
OK, back to hiatus again, just had to get those thoughts down…see you all on Thursday with my next round of TV thoughts!