Month: July 2012
Sinbad s01e02: Queen of the Water-Thieves and s01e03: House of Games
So first off, we have the lovely Sophie Okonedo as a Cannibal Queen who wants to finally rustle up some meat for her tribe to eat in Queen of the Water-Thieves. Needless to say, this doesn’t exactly cover new ground in the “painted savages” genre- it’s your typical man outsmarts dangerous and exotic tribe by finding one weakness of Queen story.
True Blood S05E07: In The Beginning
True Blood has gone so very far beyond the reaches of even its own half-hearted attempts at maintaining the rules of its own fictional universe, and is making some bloody odd decisions to boot. Incidentally I found a tumblr post that sums things up pretty good. Thisweek’s good: Sassy Sookie, Arlene’s Wedding Video, Sam Is A Dog; this week’s bad: just about everything else.
The Dark Knight Rises: Review [Spoiler Warning]
Louie S03E04: Daddy’s Girlfriend: Part 1
If there’s one thing I’m interested in, like as a human, it’s the whole love thing. It’s fascinating. It’s also a great excuse not to worry about your life’s workaday concerns, like finding work some day. Louie tends to all my emotionally indulgent needs this week with a whole episode dedicated to the highs and lows of being single and trying to alter that state.
True Blood S05E06: Hopeless
Good news you guys, True Blood is totally in on the joke, this week at least. There was an unusual density of self-aware wtfery from characters and performers alike, plus the whole episode is called “Hopeless”. If TB is trolling here, then fair play, we all agreed to hop on board this fruity trainwreck, let’s keep on truckin. Good things this week: Lafayette, Eric/Alcide, RUSSELL; bad: Tara, werewolves, fairies, Iraq, oh my.
Sinbad s01e01: Pilot
Louie S03E02: Telling Jokes/Set Up; S03E03: Miami
The Newsroom S01E01: We Just Decided To
True Blood S05E05: Let’s Boot and Rally
I imagine the writing sessions at True Blood Towers consists of a lot of excited people smooshing dolls together and babbling excitedly about who should be bffs with who before handing their ‘ideas’ over to a bunch of wizened hacks who insert as much self-referential eyerolling as humanly possible without exploding the fanbase.