Thursday Movie Picks 2020

Thursday Movie Picks Television Edition: Prequel

Sitting down for this week’s Thursday Movie Picks is actually making me anxious. Television Edition usually comes to me with a certain amount of ease but not this week. I cannot for the life of me remember any show that is a prequel. Yes, I know there are some, probably even a bunch but I can’t think of any. The problem of the prequel theme is that I have not seen them. So let’s see how this one turned out, shall we?

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Trip Down Memory Lane: 8 Blog Posts From 8 Years of Blogging

On Tuesday my blog celebrated its 8th birthday all by itself because it’s creator had completely forgotten! To make up for my absent celebration, and for being such a lousy blog-owner, I decided to walk down memory lane. More importantly, I decided to share 8 random posts from each year Mettel Ray has existed since 2010. And considering the first few years were rough, there are some pretty funny as well as cringe worthy posts in this little list.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Fandoms From My Past

Ever since I’ve been following Maria over at Big City Bookworm, I’ve been amazed at her skill to participate in multiple tag posts a week. I mean, I can hardly keep track of one (Thursday Movie Picks) let alone two/three per week! Anyway, Maria is awesome, which is one of the points I wanted to make, the other is that ever since I started reading her Top 10 Tuesdays, weekly tag created by The Broke and the Bookish, I’ve wanted to participate but I never really jumped for it… until today! Who knows if I’ll post for Top 10 Tuesday every week but I’ll try my best, especially since I’m clearly not writing any reviews lately.

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All Those Times Jeffrey Dean Morgan Has Ruined My Life

oh my god

Oh. My. God.

Let us take a moment and appreciate that we have the possibility to enjoy this handsome man above. This man, in case the title wasn’t obvious enough, is Jeffrey Dean Morgan and he is amazing! Not only is he appealing for the eye but he is also talented. Though I sometimes forget to focus on his acting, and get lost in his ruggedness instead…

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# 172 – A Season full of … (TV-show special)

The time has come, the long period of time when only a few shows air – Summer is here! I have to say, I’m quite excited about this one, not that there seems to be a lot of things happening but just the fact that it’s another one of those important Summers (I’m getting my Bachelor’s degree on 29th). Anyhow, this is not the time and the place to talk about my academics, I’m very motivated to share a little about different final episodes of various series. Sort of a closing post since there might be a lot more post about TV-shows next year (not sure about week to week updates but I might do that with my favorites) and a post about new upcoming TV-shows is coming up also.

First up, not in a specific order, is House MD. I started with it because, honestly, I didn’t even watch it. There were so many reasons but mostly the fact that this season of House was disappointing in so many ways and now in top of it all is the big surprise: Cuddy is gone. Well, what happened to the relationship is a mystery on its own, and the fact that they ruined it soon after they started it and then killed off (not literally I hope…) Cuddy’s  character for good makes me say this: House MD has lost its magic and I think its going to sink next season even further into a show I might hate in the end (like with One Tree Hill). Saying this, I try to remember the good old times, when House was House and when this show was still good.

Next up, is something rather 50/50. Hellcats, a show that ran for a total of ONE seasons, finished with a quite decent episode. Though there were a lot of questions in the air and it was clear that they didn’t think they would get the kick. And me either, I honestly thought that Hellcats would stay and One Tree Hill would go – but no, OTH got its 9th season of unnecessary drama and Hellcats are done for good after a what I would call a totally okay season. (Due to its scheduling opposite to Glee! – which is like THE show at the moment – I’m not surprised the stats were down, but seeing the new shows I doubt one of them would top Glee).

How I Met Your Mother finished its 6th season and got renewed for two more – this season all in all was a bit more sad than usual. I actually don’t remember it being sad at all, except this season and they just kept throwing the sadness like they had replaced the funny. Though it had its moments, and Jennifer Morrison (from House MD) was a solid character this season by making it a little bit interesting but I would say that it was a bit of a downfall for HIMYM. I’m still a fan, I’ll still watch it with excitement but I just think that it could have been better. But I do remember the season final being awesome, so that’s good.

Nikita was the second new show on CW that finished its first season and luckily it got renewed – I like this, because they have some very good writers and they aren’t afraid to throw us completely off the tracks sometimes – like killing off characters that look like they are in it for a long haul. Which is disappointing and excellent at the same time! Nikita had a good season, story-line went from point A to point B with great ideas and looking at Shane West brooding was also something that I really enjoyed. Lots of twists on turns, mostly in the final episode as well and I think the next season is going to be as great as this one – besides, I’m really hoping they would bring back the Division guard who went nuts and killed bunch of people and he was basically promoted – he looked crazy! Bringing back dead people is probably impossible, so I’m a little mad that they killed off Thom – he was great.

The Vampire Diaries wrapped its second season and well, this is a show that keeps on bringing the twists and turns and I absolutely love this one, guys! I really do love TVD! This season for me was especially dear because of Elijah – I hope the writers are thinking about bringing him back because they kind of made him so adorable and awesome that “killing” him was like a stabbing me instead. Anyways, since I do think that TVD is one of my favorites, I think I won’t talk about all the stuff that happened in the season final but I do say this – next season, is going to start with some BIG problems (love it!).

Glee is popular. Glee is like the biggest hit since like for ever. I don’t like Glee but I do watch it because it has its moments. I like some of the jokes, I like Kurt and Puck and Brittany. They have the one-liners that get me laughing and then there is Sue who is just funny and mean. But all together this show lacks the solid groundwork of what I like to call writing. Yes, the one-liners are entertaining, yes there are moments when I think this show is awesome but I still think it represents a lot of shallow stereotypes America seems to have. The jock, the cheerleader, the queen, the underdog, the gay, the closeted-gay, the closeted-gay vol 2, the stupid, the troubled, the overweight etc. I’ve seen it, I’m over it – besides, what is up with the couples? Seriously, I’m gonna say this (because I know some of you might have read this post to this point and some have given up already) – there are two couples in Glee that don’t make sense and I hate that.

Supernatural is left in the end of the list because I am a fan of Kripke and I really didn’t want to praise this season but I have to say, they started rough and then they had some great episodes and the end was godly. Couple of episodes in the middle that went back to the good old funny Supernatural saved the season because I was getting mad at it and then, they went back in time and all that and I was so happy that Supernatural was still in my life. The Castiel episode was a bit boring, the episode after that and the season final redeemed it though so all in all, a good season but not as great as Kripke.

Chuck got the opportunity to to finish all of its story-lines which is great because this means we are in for a very good last ride with those guys. Morgan has a bigger role than he had before – I mean, that was brilliant, he is so much fun. And all of them are adorable and I’m gonna enjoy the last season definitely, and I will miss them as well.

Castle was also something off a thrill ride this season though the fact that those two can’t get themselves between the sheets makes me mad as well. Why give so much sexual tension between main characters and not do anything about for three seasons is something that is beyond me. Anyway, a big storyline was in this one and the end was like too shocking, I know she won’t die but still, why but her through it like that. Anyhow, I hope she wakes out of the coma and the first thing she’ll see is Castle and she will smile and he will do the same and they would MAKE BABIES!

The Big Bang Theory is the last one because I kind of wanted to finish with a bang (get it, I made a joke) – I wanted to finish with a bang like TBBT did cause those guys went over the top and made the next three months into hell – seeing Leonard’s face in the end there was like the saddest thing in the world and Sheldon, well Sheldon is Sheldon and I love him for that (Jim Parsons – you rule!). All in all this season extended itself and I like that, they are beginning to bring the characters out a bit more, for instance Sheldon getting his first kiss – so adorable.

There of course were a lot of other shows I watched, like Better With You which also got the boot (though I don’t know why, it was great and refreshing), Happy Endings (based on 12 episodes it was okay). Grey’s Anatomy was like usually, 90210 was pregnant like as well as Gossip Girl (CW is bringing the babies back), Criminal Minds is bringing JJ back (hopefully her husband as well), Bones showed us nothing and gave us a baby which was seriously the worst thing a show can do (but I guess it’s something new), No Ordinary Family was a bit too ordinary, with the other Criminal Minds I don’t seem to connect so it’s just for passing time.

 

Some of the reality shows were also on my list this year, one of them, American Idol turned into a big pile of **** and I finished watching it by the time they had eliminated like.. 4 singers. Anyways, I finished ANTM’s season with a bit of a disappointment because the mean girls were in the end but the next season is going to be All Stars and well, that is just mandatory to watch. The Voice started as a new singing competition and it has this crazy thing called the battle round where they kick off great singers for some reason. I don’t get it but Adam Levine is hot and he seems to hate Christina Aguilera as much as I do – so that’s great to watch.

So this is it, this was my year filled with studying and TV-shows – until next year (and the Summer shows that have their own post soon as I get through my drafts that I have prepared).

 

# 24 – Supernatural !

I finally had the time (and courage) to watch Supernatural Season 5 two final episodes – and even though I am a fan, A BIG ONE!.. I feel like it should have ended.
I know that Eric Kripke, the creator of the show and probably the God in his spare time, is leaving the show (not really, but is leaving the season 6 to be carried by Sera Gamble) to do some other greater things – two sisters fighting evil? And that scares me a little bit because it means changes and they are never good when it comes to big hit shows (One Tree Hill big jump to the future for example)! But let us hope that season 6 won’t disappoint because it will be the last and I don’t want it to not end with a bang! A bang that could of happened at the end of season 5 if God hadn’t made a mess …

Season 5 was exciting and here comes the spoiler part – all those angels that died, all those demons, all those characters – and in the end, Castiel was still standing, Bobby was STANDING, Dean was still standing and Sam was still standing under a street-light looking at Dean creepily! So what changed? Lucifer got out, made some chaos, there was some drama, Winchesters got stuck in Tv-land, God went and bought himself a vacation (and was probably writing the whole time !) and the 4 horsemen all died or lost  their rings/power or what ever (except death – can death die?) – and in the end, nothing changed! Well okay, Dean still knows that Sam is dead but we know it’s not true – so for what was all that for? The end of the world came for 22 episodes and NOTHING happened! Oh well, people died, angels died and demons died, but that had happened before.. I was used to that. And now I have to get used to the fact that nothing has changed and Lucifer is gone and God has changed his vacation plans and Eric Kripke is leaving – this is going to be a LONG summer, because I can’t wait to see what they’ll think of next.. Winchesters beat Lucifer.. who’s next?