Why is Supernatural fandom imploding? DON’T answer that. It was rhetorical. Not to mention, if you spoil me, I’ll have to kill you and that’d kinda put a kink in my plans to not go to prison for the rest of my life. The vague freakouts were ok but, since the posts seem to be getting more and more idiotic (no, really, what purpose does it serve to be all up in arms about spoilers for a show that doesn’t resume filming for another month?) not to mention blatantly spoilerish, I’m thinking I’m going to have to leave all SPN communities I joined last year just to avoid it all.
I am so incredibly tired today. I think I got a grand total of two hours of sleep last night. I picked Mo’s mom, aunt, and daughter up at the airport and didn’t get home until 1:45-ish. Their plane was originally scheduled to be in at 10:40 but didn’t actually get in until around 11:50. And, stupidly, I bought a book to give me something to do while I was sitting in the cell waiting lot at the airport. That worked great only, as per usual, I did not have the willpower to just put the book down and go to sleep when I got home. Oh, no, I had to finish the whole thing. You’d think I’d learn but I never do. Anyway. Needless to say, finishing the book around 4:30 and my alarm going off at 5:30 do not leave me with a lot of actual sleeping time. Thank goodness for those annoying cats of mine who are relentless in the mornings or I’d probably still buried under the covers because I definitely slept through my alarm. (The book, Sins of a Duke, by Suzanne Enoch was pretty good, though, for my fellow romance junkies out there.)
I know you don’t really care about that stuff but it had to be said if only so you’d know why this post may tend to drift off at times. I have no business writing a post when I’m this tired but I also can’t seem to concentrate on my coding (imagine that!) so I gotta do something to keep me awake.
Anyway. Some TV talk.
I’ve officially added a season pass for this show to my DVR. Plus I snuck it onto Mo’s DVR too. What? It’s right up her alley and it’s surely got to be better than having her telling me about The Biggest Loser reruns she’s been watching.
Anyway. This was a solid episode. I didn’t love it and I don’t have a lot to say about it beyond that. Except maybe that I’m so glad Pamela finally came clean about the babies. I knew that lie was never going to last. I loved Roxy’s reaction to her telling all the women the truth. Heh.
I feel like I should have more because I know there was other stuff I liked but it’s all escaping me right now. Oh, wait, Denise standing up to her son! That was kind of awesome. As was his actually asking for help. Next week’s between mother and son should be interesting.
Ok, I’ve exhausted my supply of things to say. There was lots more and, like I said, it was a solid if not great episode. Since I’m passing on John from Cincinnati, it’s nice to have a show to look forward to on Sundays.
Y’all probably think I’m going to be negative, don’t ya? Not so much. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t good. It also wasn’t as bad as I was expecting. Well, the music is pretty awful. Not the songs so much (though those do feel like they’re trying too hard to convince me what I should be feeling any particular moment) but how they were incorporated or, not, as the case may be. I don’t like it when the music on the show is so loud that it feels like it exists outside the show. Playing a song softly in the background and even having it slowly swell to taking the place of the dialogue is good. Playing it so loudly over the scene that the audience reaches for the remote and the volume button? Not good.
The other thing the show does is that there’s a little too much telling rather than showing. The scenes where the doctor (sorry, I don’t remember any of the names on this show) is sitting in his car outside the house watching his ex and daughter, was the perfect way to show how disconnected he is from them and their lives. Or even the scene where he and the daughter are in the car and talking about her shoplifting condoms. The first literally shows rather than tells and the second had dialogue that is telling but outright expositive. Or maybe it was just that it felt like every character had to point it out? Including the doctor himself when he outright admits that he’s always working and this new position isn’t likely to help with that.
And now I feel like I’m being overly negative but it’s not that the telling made the show unwatchable. It just made it a little clunky. It also didn’t do the characters any favors because I don’t feel like we really got to know any of them besides the doctor and his ex. I liked the chemistry between the two of them but, man, Kari Matchett is kind of a one note actress. (Sorry, Kari fans, it’s not such a bad thing… she plays that one role really well.) Or maybe it’s just that I’ve only managed to see her in things with similar characters? I have no idea what she was like on 24.
Overall, the show wasn’t as horrible as the original review I read on it made it seem. The characters didn’t grab me, though, so I don’t think I’ll be sticking with it.
So, I missed the first twenty minutes of this episode which means I missed Marty getting sent home (I didn’t like his movie last week but he was definitely more talented than some of the others still on the show so I’m a little surprised by that) and the first two movies of the night. Of course, according to Ducky’s description of them the only one I need to catch up with online was Will’s “Glass Eye.” Stupid FOX didn’t have the videos online last night, though, so I wasn’t able to watch before voting.
I ended up only voting for Zach’s “Sunshine Girl” even though I thought it had some problems (it was a little slow and, like Wes and Garry, I didn’t quite get that she was afraid of the dark at first either). However, even with its problems, it was miles ahead of the other movies I saw. I literally had to change the channel during Mateen and Jess’ attempts. I don’t know if it was the actors Mateen chose or what but I found it painfully bad. And Jess? Let’s not even discuss that. At first I felt a little bad for her because she got the bad luck of creating a horror themed short and having it judged by freaking Wes Craven. That’s the equivalent of sending a showrunner a spec script from his show. Then, to top it off, it was horrible and not in the good way that horror flicks can be.
I didn’t quite get the explanation of what’s happening next. Only six of the contestants left are going to do the Comedy genre and the other six get the Horror genre? That’d be kind of neat if it were used when there are less people but it feels a little weird at this point. Either way, I hope the show picks up a little more steam because it was good for a week or two there and suddenly it’s gone back downhill again.
Oy. I need to go home and take a nap because tonight’s a busy TV night and I won’t be able to make it through any of it if I don’t get a few hours of sleep before then.
On my schedule for tonight: So You Think You Can Dance, Hidden Palms, Traveler, Top Chef, and Lil’ Bush