the mentalist

The Mentalist (Season 7) – thoughts so far…


This post is about my thoughts on the first two episodes of the season. I probably will only talk about the *dramatic music* last ever episode after this point, but we shall see. 


I’m not going to lie, I’ve put season 7 of The Mentalist on hold for a long time just because I knew I wasn’t physically ready for the awkwardness that is Jane/Lisbon. And boy is it awkward. The show clearly isn’t going for an in-your-face romance (at least in these two episodes they’re not) but at the same time all of the nudge-nudge-wink stuff isn’t really all that great either. At this point we could really just name the show Has Teresa Lisbon Lost Her Damn Mind? That’s all I could ask myself as I was watching the episode. I literally could not comprehend the foolishness.  (more…)

Automatic hand dryer adventures, Empire and One Big Happy (plus an update on the recaps)


Some don’t work. Some require you to do some sort of inverted, jazz hands for at least thirty seconds before they come on (at which point you’re already frustrated and about to leave and then you have to wait for another thirty seconds now that you know that it is actually working), and some are just kind of crazy. Every time I use one of the exuberant hand dryers I forget what it was like the previous time and ending reacting like this:

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(Jared’s padanormous turbo charged nostril flare would probably cause the same reaction. :P)


Empire

Empire isn’t really my kind of show. I have an aversion to anything where people break out into songs, usually because I have a very bad attention span and it startles me LOL. I actually do really like the show though. Which is surprising given all the hype surrounding it! The only reason I even watched it now is because I had no internet so I was stuck with nothing to watch and I happened to have the first few episodes on hand. I might post a longer post on it later but if you’re thinking of checking it out, it’s pretty good.

One Big Happy

I know that I wrote a whole post on how terrible this show is but the following two episodes have been a lot better. It’s actually kind of funny in a quirky, offbeat kind of way. I’m still not feeling Nick Zano’s hair though. 😛

Recaps

I still haven’t watched an episode past the last one I did (the musical episode) and that won’t change for a while. At this point, I’d say there’s a 70/30 chance that I’ll do some episodes over the summer hiatus or just skip straight to the finale or something. I think this is the longest I’ve ever gone without watching the show, which is either awesome or sad, I haven’t really thought about it much, lol. I certainly don’t miss being visually and aurally assaulted by Sam’s haircut and Dean’s addiction to gravel. If all else fails, I will snark about the final *sniff but yay* season of The Mentalist (which I also can’t quite bring myself to watch just yet. Mon dieu!).

OS: The Mentalist (season 6)


This post contains spoilers!!

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The Mentalist is one of my favourite shows of all time.

It’s not (and has never been) a perfect show. The mere premise is flawed and the writing has never been amazing. Plots are recycled. The acting is probably just above average. Patrick Jane is pretty much a gimmick; in that love it or hate it kind of way. Despite all of that, the first three seasons of the show are very good. They all follow the same pattern. Procedural episodes mixed with a few episodes central to the main plot of the show – catching a serial killer named Red John who is responsible for the murder of Jane’s wife and child. The best thing about the first three seasons – to me – is the simplicity of it all. Jane and the CBI team solve murders and occasionally there’s a break through in the Red John case. There are clues placed during the first five seasons regarding Red John’s identity, but the show went from things like, ‘he is ma-” being written in blood on a wall next to a victim to an accomplice revealing that Jane had shaken Red John’s hand. A fact that should have been made irrelevant on the basis that Jane had already come into contact with Red John before. That little clue led to the compilation of a list of suspects, leading to the basis of the final showdown between Red John and Jane. The list is the point at which I sort of realised that I kind of didn’t like the show all that much. The fifth season was more serialized than previous seasons and it honestly got really tiring to hear more and more Red John clues, because they clearly weren’t going to lead anywhere by that point.

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Dream a little dream…


…of Jared and Jensen.

Seriously, every time I watch an episode, they Freddy Krueger-without-the-murder me in my dreams. Somebody save me!  Please. My dreams are usually a douche-free zone. I have a standard to maintain.

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OS: almost human, sleepy hollow, mentalist, cfistupid & scene of the week, and almost sleepy appreciation!


Am I doing a weekly non-Supernatural TV post now? I think I might, seeing as how I’ve declared myself a one person fandom. My 52 viewers per day can rejoice with me or whatever!

THIS SCENE FROM ALMOST HUMAN

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IT’S BEEN FIVE DAYS AND I’M STILL LAUGHING AT IT.

There was some SPN/Sleepy Hollow crossover last week when Orlando Jones live tweeted the episode. Funny stuff, even though SPN still sucks. His tumblr is particular entertaining. His “[insert name] be like…” comments are hilarious. And Road To Hollow. The Sleepy Hollow cast are turning out to be awesome.

Speaking of Sleepy Hollow.

 

That scene made me LOSE IT. Like, I was just laughing so hard at him going the wrong way. Haha. I need to remember that I am snarkster. Dammit.

I’m gonna talk about the shows themselves below, but some of my fave Sleepy Hollow scenes so far are:

THIS | THE FISTBUMP | ICHABOD VS BOTTLED WATER

And like, this is just going to be a complete FANGIRL post. I will snark about Chicago Fire down below or something. It’s my default snark show now that I’m too smart to watch SPN. Though I hear that this week’s Supernatural didn’t suck. They just made John Winchester even worse then he already was.

Re-fucking-Hashville. But hey, at least it didn’t suck.

I WANT THIS

They are adorable.

Onto the reviewy recap stuff.

The Mentalist

I read a comment along the lines of “anyone expecting the Red John case to come to some sort of serious conclusion will be disappointed” and that’s basically this entire season. They are going to show us life after Red John which will be interesting. But if only we could erase these few episodes. The last episode was just nutty, it was like watching Street Kings and Supernatural sucks less than that movie did. Oh dear. This week’s episode is called Red John…I look forward to it, haha. I’m expecting an evil twin brother or previously dead but now undead character to show up at least once. Don’t let me down, Heller. 🙂

Chicaaaaaaaago Fire

Yeah. It actually didn’t suck this week. And my mind literally went blank. But Treat Williams seems to have discover that he has an extra child in every episode. Also, Casey is now a model parent or whatever.

Almost Human

This show, guys. This freaking show. YES. It’s set in 2048 in a world where crime has increased by 400% (LOL). We start off in the middle of a raid where some shady group have turned on the cops and killed a whole bunch of them. Detective John Kennex survives the raid but loses his leg. 17 months later, he’s made to go back to work, because there’s a lead on the shady group. He’s been trying to remember what happened, but there’s been no real progress. He gets an MX (android cop partners that are now compulsory), but it asks too many questions and he throws it out of his car lol. Back at the lab, Rudy, the tech guy gives him a DRN in replacement. DRN’s are an old type of Android cop, they’re programmed to feel or “the crazy ones” as John says. John’s DRN is called Dorian and they go and do cop stuff. They clash at first, but Dorian saves John’s life and they become friends and catch the bad guys. That was the first episode, which was all serious business.

The second episode was a lot better. And just, watch it if you haven’t already. 🙂

Sleepy Hollow

My new favourite show! This weeks episode was really good. I loved the reveal of the horseman’s original identity, Captain Irving getting involved and JOHN FREAKING CHO. I’m seriously really impressed with the show. I’m glad that I didn’t pre-judge it too much, because it really is the highlight of my week.

this has been a really lame recap post but I’ve been a bit under the weather. I’ll be back next week with something a lot more coherent hopefully 🙂

OS: chicagofireisstupid, sleepy hollow and the mentalist


THIRD POST. IT IS YOUR LUCKY DAY, GUYS. Just kidding haha.

Chicago Fire, 2×06. Oh Chicago Fire. I don’t really think that holding an artery for up to 12 hours with BARE FINGERS/a clip would really keep anyone alive. Actually, a clip would probably just puncture it. What you’re supposed to is apply PRESSURE TO THE FUCKING WOUND FIRST!!! There was plenty of material available ugh.

And that was only one of the dumb things that happened during this episode.

Sleepy Hollow, 1×06 & 1×07

I JUST. I LOVE THIS SHOW. I don’t know I just do. Episode 6 was really good. They finally severed the tie between Ichabod and the Headless Horseman and JOHN NOBLE showed up as a sin-eater and it was awesome. Also Ichabod called Abbie, “Abbie” (which  is a big deal, okay) and they hugged and ALSO they went to baseball together and yes, it was a very good episode.

Episode 7 was great too. JOHN FRICKIN’ CHO WAS BACK. And he had the line of the episode.

Crane/someone: I thought you were dead!

John Cho: I AM DEAD. 

And Ichabod discovered the internet. And internet porn, which was really fucking hilarious. He slammed the laptop shut when the porn video started it. And then he took another peak and the woman in the video was like, “STILL HERE” and just, it was hilarious. As was his outrage over the fact that people PAY for water.

The plot was good too, they managed to get Captain Irving onside (hmm) and trap the horseman. I can’t believe there’s only a six episodes left! 😦

What a fun little show this is turning out to be!

The Mentalist

I love The Mentalist but this season has been a complete LOL-fest, for all the wrong reasons. We’ve had a twin brother avenging his possibly dead and Red-John disciple brother, a secret police organisation with tattoos and a secret code! Patrick Jane waving a rifle around.

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Jane packing a gun is just funny to me, LOL.

 

And basically the worst possible way to drag out the identity of Red John. There were seven possible people who they could be. Two of them are dead. There have been six episodes so far. Instead of ruling out one per episode it’s just been drips and drabs of information that don’t even really make all that sense. BUT IT WAS ALL WORTH IT JUST TO SEE PATRICK WAVING A RIFLE AROUND. I was crying with joy. Also, there needs to be more Cho. Way more Cho. Like, a spin-off or something. Where Cho gives commentary on life. Please.

 

Round up post: 700+ hits and 5 months later and we’re still stumbling along.


Okay, you got me. I’m bored.

First ever SNARKVIEW – THIS IS WHERE IT ALL STARTED. Just act like it’s important and made an impact on your life. 
And, uh. Everything tagged Supernatural

Yeah, I’m a lazy motherfucker.

OH. OH SORRY. BETTER WRONG SHOW. MY BAD.

she was just 'joking'.


I WASN’T BUT, WHATEVER. ;P