As February comes to and end we have a double theme on our hands. Not just a romance tropes edition but also the television edition. This is a fabulous theme because while I dislike love triangles in general… I sort of love them in shows. There’s just this element of prolonged angst when it comes to shows that can go on for many seasons that elevate the triangle to extremes. I love that. So here I’m bringing you three love triangles in televisions shows that actually worked really well. Or at least they worked for me.
I’m addicted to TV-shows. That’s such an obvious statement but it’s the truth. I also love to ship characters and sometimes my favourite couples just don’t work out. So today for 10 For 10 I want to share 10 TV couples who I think deserved better. In other words, I think these shows messed up and I don’t like it. Mostly because these couples weren’t the end game and I wanted very much them to be.
Recently I was slapped in the face by the Internet being stupid, which is something I rarely comment on because I know it won’t help. BUT when Sam Rockwell’s winning streak is being criticised, with arguments that he plays an unlikable character Dixon, who represents everything that is wrong with our society (a racist and homophobic cop) and that’s why Rockwell doesn’t deserve to win, I take offence and fight back. That is also the reason why I sat down this morning and decided that I was going to defend his portrayal of Dixon by pointing out numerous other great performances of bad characters. Here are some of my favourite immoral characters from television and film.
First Television Edition of the year and I’m so excited! It was a bit difficult to pick four because I also wanted to have the knowledge of at least one or more books under my belt! Luckily I have read exactly enough to share four teen shows, because I’m feeling very youthful at the moment. So here are my picks, guilty pleasures and all, and let me know which ones have you seen yourself!
It is back! Last time I took a commercial break, it was September and I have no idea what happened because I never planned for this ridiculously long hiatus. Technically a lot has happened, but not really. It’s just another adult life slowly drifting towards old age – in other words, my birthday’s this month and I don’t like it…
Being a huge fan of television shows and having published a post about all the new ones airing this fall, I figured it was about time I’d write a post about what is happening with my television schedule! There are a lot of different kind of emotions going around, a variety of feelings so I decided to give this post a little unique twist to make it more fun.
Let’s continue on with the lists that will take this blog into the new year like a proper blog should be taken to 2013. And in case you were wondering, yes, I put a lot of effort into these lists but I assume this would be just bragging at this point. But you know what, I love to brag, yes, hours and hours were put into these, mostly during Christmas, and I loved every minute of it.
Finally back from my trip and like I have said before, swamped with school work left and right – all while I’m also contributing to the new site called The Artifice as a writer. More or less just lists, trailers and small essay type of posts are planned for there while Mettel Ray Movie Blog stays review oriented. Makes sense since I rarely see movies while they are fresh out of the oven – but I’ll be sure to link my articles from there to here. (Keep in mind, the site is on Beta mode at the moment because it doesn’t have much content yet but a lot of cool writers are working on it.)
Some pictures from my trip will maybe appear later this evening (big maybe!), I plan to finish one of my school assignments tonight as well. And since I missed a whole week, I haven’t been able to catch up with my readings yet! Therefore I don’t even know why am I doing this post, probably because I’m itching to write – hence the “linked special” post. Keeping it fresh for y’all!
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).
I usually don’t do posts about certain episodes since I watch like 25 shows during a week and that you know, would overwhelm the whole movie blog with TV-show stuff and I don’t want that to happen. But as I was waiting for Vampire Diaries return the more I wanted to see the episode with the returning Isobel. The 17th episode had some cliffhangers and well they sure managed to bring to the surface a lot of problems for our Elena.
First of all, this post is filled with spoilers so you better not read this if you haven’t seen this episode yet although I can’t think of any reasons why you shouldn’t have watched it already. Anyway…
The most saddest thing was in my opinion the Matt situation. Despite the oh so vampire friendly characters like Elena and Jeremy in Vampire Diaries and many many others all over the industry from True Blood to Twilight (yes, I mentioned it – just had to) – Matt wasn’t that excited about Carloline being dead and all. Which makes sense, why should everyone be okay with it? But the fact that despite his love for Caroline he believed her mom, who in my opinion thinks that all vampires are robbed of their human emotions, feelings and are basically cold blooded killers. So I think Matt made mistake by telling the sheriff all that information that basically can ruin everything!
The other sad moment or mostly shocking was Isobel’s suicide which she did in front of Elena to kind of show her that she really does love her in her own weird way. I didn’t care for her character but it was still a very good twist to the whole episode. But the most annoying part of the whole episode wasn’t actually the stupid moonstone hiding place but the fact that Bonnie dies when she kills the original. Why does every big magic power include the death of the witch? I’m thinking like.. robbing them their powers would be an interesting new way of casting powerful spells. At least that’s what I think.
But as you know, the very end of the whole episode was the best – THE BEST – Alaric is now Klaus! I named him Klausaric or Klaric or something. I thought that this explained the whole “nobody knows what Klaus looks like” situation perfectly! Now we just have to wait what happens to Klaric and this involves me thinking outrageous thoughts about Alaric killing Klaus inside out and stuff like that.
All in all, one of the best way to come back after a long vacation.. a solid 9,0 to this episode (in scale to 10). What did you guys think?