Warning: Spoilers ahead. Read at your own peril.
I never wanted to watch this show because I couldn’t picture Malcolm’s dad being all badass. I’m so glad I changed my mind. I watched all four seasons and a half in less than two months, and got my father into it as well. The best episode for me so far is Gus’ terminator death scene. I cussed in various languages when that happened.
Here are my hopes for the last eight episodes:
I hope Walter was being true about being “out” of the business. It’ll make whatever bad happens to him more bittersweet.
I hope nothing bad happens to Jessie. Although he says ‘Yo bitch’ a lot, he is a really good person at heart.
I hope Hank figures things out fast, and that he doesn’t die. I can’t wait to watch the face off with his favourite brother in law.
I hope they get to keep the money. I mean, all that effort for nothing? Come on! He’s going to die because of the cancer anyway (that’s my theory).
I hate it when they kill companions off, or when they try to leave the series. The episode always sucks. I cried, no sobbed, when they left Rose in that damn alternate universe before the Doctor could say “I love you”. But I was even more distraught when they killed off Rory and Amy. Yes, I know, it was a “happy death” kind of thing but still, it was heart wrenching. Damn stupid actors and their ambitions for more work. And why was there a rogue weeping angel anyway??!!
As always, I’m reluctant to open my heart to the new companion. She needs to earn my respect first. She’s got huge shoes to fill – two pairs actually.
You fucktards killed off Lady Sybil! I will never forgive you! My heart stopped and my skin grew cold when I saw her pale and still (great acting by the way). Why can’t they just put her in a coma instead of killing her off? Why didn’t they do CPR? Was there even CPR then? Again, I hate when actors have ambitions. Jessica Brown Findlay has a couple of big movies coming up but she didn’t have to quit her job! Maybe this will finally get Mary and Edith to like each other. You’re supposed to be sisters! At least Mr Bates is back! I hope he finally settles and the writers stop torturing him. It was so hilarious listening to Edith complain about not having anything to do. The contrast to my drowning week of work is just absolutely funny. Hubby thinks I would fit right in as Lady K. I reckon I would too.
A hospital shootout ala Columbine last season and now a plane crash. Really? How unfortunate is this hospital? Honestly, I’m only watching it because I want to know if they can redeem themselves. Contrived is the word I’d use. It might be time to put this show to bed before a meteor hits the hospital.
When the last season closed with Debra finally seeing Dexter do the serial killer deed, I was wondering how she’d handle it given they revealed that she’s in love with her adoptive brother. I can safely say I’m satisfied with how they’ve dealt with the whole revelation thing. For one, Debra isn’t stupid to believe all the excuses Dexter gave her so had she believed them, it wouldn’t have been true to her character. Second, I didn’t think she would have surrendered him to the police after she found out her dear brother is the Harbour Bay butcher all along. She loves him — in so many ways. It wouldn’t have made sense. And now it seems that she’s alluding she’ll turn the other way after she finally understood why Dexter does what he does. I’m curious to see how this will pan out. Maybe Debra will just accidentally drop a case file on Dexter’s desk for him to deal with. Coming from a country where so many criminals fall through the cracks, I wouldn’t mind having a Dexter running around.
I loved Homeland even before I found out it’s US President Obama’s favourite TV show. Admittedly, I only watched it because Morena Baccarin is in it but I’m so glad I did. I haven’t stopped gasping since that my tummy’s bloated with air. I am not into politics and war things and white house topics but they make the series so good, it’s become addictive. And yes, my dad’s into it as well. I stopped at the episode where Saul saw the video Brody made before he changed his mind about blowing up the president. It’s only the second episode of the second season, I can’t wait to see what happens next! It’s one of those shows where you can’t help but like the people you shouldn’t be liking. It makes you question which side you’re on and which side you’re supposed to be on. Should they retaliate or shouldn’t they? Who are the real bad guys? Confusing and I like it.
The Walking Dead
This one is awesome beyond belief.
The scene with the little girl coming out of the barn last season. Awesome. The zombie herd attacking the barn. Awesome. The ninja lady with the two armless zombie pets. Awesome. The machete on the prisoner’s head. Awesome.
I love Bones, and I will always love Bones. But the seasons before season 7 were a bit blah. I loved the earlier seasons when there were major arcs in the storyline, like the way they got rid of Zack. I’m curious how the Pelant thing is going to pan out – genius smackdown. I hope there’s more to it than him being shipped to Egypt. I already felt like they rushed the three month gap in the storyline when the new season started. I need more from this show and fast!
This show reminds me of the good old days. It makes me miss the newsroom and at the same time detest it. I did have those days when there is no line between work time and personal time. My phone was always on and I was always “on call” even during days when I’m not supposed to. My work was my life because I didn’t have any other life. But I so couldn’t see myself doing that same thing now. I guess that’s why the main characters are mostly single. It’s a funny show but above all, it’s clever and it makes you think. I also love the fact that some of the dialogue just whizzes above my head, over my own limited knowledge. It makes you Google about certain topics to learn more about it. Plus, I already have a crush on Sloan.
Big Brother Australia
Oh yes, I love watching this show. And yes, I know I’m clever so I don’t have any insecurities about assumptions on my intelligence just because I watch this show. Here’s why I watch it. Being placed in the house turns clever people into navel gazing shallow gossipers in a short span of time. Michael, the genius, can definitely discuss more than just household member’s quirks, but like everyone else he gets right down in the dirt. It happens because you’re cut off from the real world and know nothing about what’s going on so you end up just caring about your immediate situation. It is also quite interesting how they react to the friendships they form yet at the same time being forced to nominate them for eviction for strategic purposes. In the real world that would be like BFFs stabbing each other in the back every now and then. You see sides of these people and you make assumptions based on what you see, but in reality, these are edited bits manipulated to show the juicier bits of the show. I wonder if they could sue the producers for making them look like bitches or backstabbers.
Big Brother himself is hilarious – sooo different from the Big Brother on George Orwell’s book. Now THAT would be an interesting Big Brother to have in the house. Although, there might be issues when housemates are tortured and stuff.
I don’t watch any other reality TV apart from BBAU. If I were placed in the Big Brother house, I probably would have punched one of the housemates by now – or probably have gone insane from not having any information about the real world (or being able to play Plants vs Zombies on my iPhone).
P.S I would SOOO LOVE a job reviewing TV shows. Sigh.