[the featured image doesn’t not belong to me.]
I am in a snarky mood, so…I will try and do a recap this week, maybe an earlier episode because I don’t have time for any Metatron tomfoolery right now. And I heard that they made Garth a werewolf? AND ALSO APPARENTLY DEAN’S A DEMON NOW? I’m probably going to wrap my head in cotton wool before attempting the finale, because Lord knows that I’m going to be bashing it into the wall. Over and over and over (and over) again.
In the meantime here is an informative graph.
In all fairness to Misha, he’s probably at a 40 in season 4, but somehow I got more personal satisfaction by grading him with zero for everything. I must be a hater. 😛
I came across Undateable by accident. I was searching for something else (I have no idea what) and I saw it and I looked it up and decided to check it out. Mostly because it’s a sitcom and those are twenty minutes long. I used to think that sitcoms were for stupid people who didn’t have the attention span to sit through a 40 minute show, but then I realised that I was a stupid person who no longer has the attention span to sit through a 40 minute show (and it’s sad, bro). And I kind of miss having a sitcom that I genuinely love, like I did with Happy Endings. Trophy Wife was good but it wasn’t great and How I Met Your Mother stopped being funny a while ago, and the ending doesn’t sound to promising. Modern Family is still decent but it lacks the spark of its earlier seasons. Anyway, the premise of Undateable sounded kind of terrible. A bunch of misfits who are deemed not to be dateable by society or whatever because they’re this and that (read: either socially awkward or emotionally stunted).
That premise kind of dies within the first six episodes, but alas, sitcom premises are usually not really what the show is about. Initially I saw the pilot and I was like: no. Nope. I’m done. Bye. Awful. Laugh track. I hate laugh tracks. THIS SHOW OFFENDS ME.
Of course I watched the second episode and it started off with one of the main characters singing ‘I Want It That Way’ and I was pretty much sold after that point. Boyband goggles aside, it’s not a bad show, but it’s not a good show either. It’s kind of like an…inoffensively offensive bad show. The jokes are bad. The puns are bad. The one-liners? Ugh. But all of it kind of comes together nicely (to leave you relatively amused for 20 minutes) when you consider the fact that no one involved in the show is self-aware enough to realise just how bad it is. Kind of like Supernatural.
Clearly I need to stop watching this show right now.
Chicago Fire/Chicago PD
Chicago Fire…ugh, this show. I only watch this show just so I can hate it on it but half the time it ends up making me cry, so whatever. It had a good season in that respect. It’s still fucking cheesy as fuck but it’s still miles better than Supernatural.
Chicago PD was my surprise show of the year. Initially I wasn’t sure it would work. The character it’s based off was kind of a hilarious, caricature-ish, bent cop from Chicago Fire, but they managed to make it work. I didn’t actually finish the pilot because I hate pilots where it’s so obvious that these people don’t really know each other yet they have to act like they do and everything is kind of awkward. So I moved onto the next episode and, it wasn’t that bad. The storylines are good, the characters are actually interesting and believable. The only negative points are the ‘crossover’ attempts. Chicago Fire characters are best staying in their own show (though the actual designated crossover episode was decent). It’s just kind of weird when they try to have them pop up on PD for two minutes to do something they didn’t really need to do. Like translate Russian into English for the police.
I’m still figuring out if this show is actually funny or if I’ve been bumped on the head too many times.
Chosen is a webseries starring Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes, Gilmore Girls). And…it’s so fucking weird and creepy…but highly watchable. Even the episodes with Chad Michael Murray (who in all honesty is pretty good in it.)
I cannot do justice to the show’s premise, so here it is according to Wikepida:
Ian Mitchell (Milo Ventimiglia) is a small-time defense lawyer struggling to raise his daughter in the aftermath of a messy separation from Laura Mitchell (Nicky Whelan). His life is uprooted when he discovers an intricate box left on his doorstep. Inside the box is a gun, a photo of a stranger, and simple instructions to “expire” this person in three days. Before Ian can wonder if the box is some sick prank the bullets begin to fly. Someone is also trying to kill him. Ian has been ‘chosen’ to join a secret, deadly game that is happening all around us every day, though few will ever know. This is the beginning of an adrenalized life-or-death ride that will change Ian’s life forever and force him to decide what is most important to him. Jacob Orr (Chad Michael Murray) is also introduced as a new player to the game. More information is found out about “The Watchers”, and Jacob tries to quit the game; but is forced to participate after his brother gets kidnapped.