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PLL S07 Epi 4 Dead Man thy name is Archer

30 Aug

Hi again, and lucky me I have a chance to get another review done, that will be two in two days I am on a roll.  Let’s get started with those Pretty Little Liars the final season (7) episode.

Okay so I see what happened in the beginning of the last episode it was a few minutes later basically the same way they are starting this one off.  The girls are digging a grave, which if you look back over the series they do quite often.  I did a quick search hoping someone was a curious as myself but to know avail.  I did find some odd topics that have nothing to do with this episode.

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Emily, Spencer and Aria are doing the grave digging while Hanna is in shock in the car since she did the actual crashing into Elliot with the car and Alison is in shock on the ground having seen her husband/psycho doctor killed.

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Hanna’s shock wears off first as she comes to help dig, Aria doesn’t know why they couldn’t go to the police to tell the truth.  Lots of conversation happening at once, something about how to get Alison back to the hospital, also what version of the truth would they tell the police and why didn’t Hanna know which peddle to push to not run over Elliot, low blow Spencer, Yikes.  Finally Alison comes over to the digging area, squats on the ground and reaches in to get Elliot’s bag, “here you will need this.” ha ha at least she is thinking.  Cue creepy music, round one is done.

In the car, on the way to make it look like Elliot has run off of his own free will.  They of course start turning on each other like usual, trying to get there story straight gets complicated, because they fear they will forget something.

Meanwhile Toby has gone from the trailer to the police station to do more research.  He gets an annoying message from Yvonne who he obviously didn’t tell he was leaving.  He lets her know its going to be a long night.

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After all the digging they go to Spencer’s place to clean up, but after Emily leaves to go to work Caleb arrives.  Spencer refuses to let him in since Hanna is still there and things are fuzzy with all of them right now.  The whole Caleb kissed Hanna for ole time sakes thing is stupid but they are still trying to squeeze in some Spaleb love.  Caleb stays at the door long enough to share a memory with Spencer from the past, at first she tries to get him to leave for Hanna’s sake then she gives in as he describes it so sweetly; the talking, the firsnight with him at the movie etc…  Seriously I can’t see the Caleb we know in any of what he was saying, Can You?  Caleb the computer geek?  Caleb that loved Hanna?  Not the same Caleb.  Finally he does leave Spencer in tears at the door, thought its still closed.  Hanna suggest that Spencer go after Caleb but she just tells her to not say anything.

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At the Welby, Aria is trying to get Alison in without being seen.  Alison tells her to check admissions but when Aria turns around Alison is gone.  WTH?  What is the purpose of this yet again, another filler scene?

Spencer goes to the Radley to verify what she is supposed to do as far as the alibi for where she was when Elliot disappeared.  In reality, she starts drinking before Emily goes off to do her part.  Spencer is in a bit of a foul mood, I think Emily should have paid more attention to that but you know hindsight is 20/20.

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Over at the Welby, Aria finds Alison hiding in a stairwell afraid to go back to her room.  Aria promises that she will return for her but Alison has to do her part to help protect everyone else Aria insistsl

At the Radley, some handsome older guy sends Spencer a drink.  Can anyone tell me why handsome younger men like say Fritz don’t flirt with the girls, its instead old guys that look way older than them, kinda creepy, like someone has a Lolita fetish, hmm.  Oh and by the way until this moment I didn’t know what the book was about, disgusting.  Makes me want to spit.

Moving on, Aria finally goes in to put Alison back the way she was before she left the hosptital.  Aria asks her friend the 6000 dollar question, ” did you kill Charlotte?”  Alison explains and we see in flashbacks of how she followed Charlotte, they argued but she left her alive when she went home.  She did however hear noises on her way out of the church.  Aria seems satisfied with the story but she still has to put the muzzle on her and then straps on her feet too.

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At the Radley the older man comes over to talk to Spencer. After he gets her drink order straight he asks what she was doing that very night.  “Burying a Body,” Spencer replies with a straight face, he laughs thinking its a joke.

Hanna is with Aria as they go to finish cleaning the crime scene, while they walk they talk about Alison and how she has changed.  Then they notice the car is missing from earlier.

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At the Radley, Spencer gets the notice that she is up and Aria is done but instead decides to get dirty in the elevator with the guy she has been flirting and drinking with.  In the elevator she gets him all worked up and then changes her mind.  I guess they don’t know at times that is the best way to get hurt.

Back looking for the car, they realize the obvious, that someone else knew what happened that night, the car didn’t drive itself away after all.

Spencer calls Emily to tell her that she can’t do her part because she can’t even drive, since she is obviously drunk.

Of course minutes later the car drives up with Mona at the wheel already with her story of having paid attention after he pal, Hanna Banana got kidnapped and cow poked in her underwear. She goes on to tell them basically she had taken the car to have the window repaired and it would have been a bone headed move to try to burn it liked they had planned.

Emily brings Spencer back to Lucas’ I guess since I don’t think she has a place and last I recall she was staying with Hanna at Lucas’ loft.  They wine and moan about how their lives have gone to hell since the beginning with A and now even more with AD.

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The next day they all have brunch at the Radley including Mona but excluding Alison who is still at the Welby hospital.  By the way, could they have chosen a more obvious name than to name it after Marcus Welby, an old medical drama tv show from the late sixties. They spend the first few minutes arguing of course, Aria wants to know if they should be seen by the cameras that don’t record sound, Hanna wants to know about the best way to get the burner phone that Mona insists exist.  They hear a familiar sound, the tapping of a cane on the floor like the noise that Jenna makes when she is around.

Jenna walks up blah blah blah, I see you all though I am supposedly blind, makes veiled threats about seeing Alison, even though I don’t think they were ever real friends.  She then taps off.  No idea why they all seem so afraid of the blind girl, oh WAIT they blinded her.

This is around the time I noticed something that Jenna is also wearing tasseled jewelry.  Hang in with me now.  They do this often on PLL they put some fashion item on the characters that is the same in an episode.

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Jenna’s Tassels Necklace is hard to see because she stood with her hand over her neck area when talking then walked away its only seen when she walks up.

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Mona’s tassels are most obvious because they are light against her dark features.  I notice them first.

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Hanna’s shop up a bit later in the show but were a bit harder to see because the gold almost blended with her hair, they are flowers at the top but have the tassel shape and are gold chain drops.

I also think Area has some burgundy ones but don’t recall seeing them clearly.

Anyway moving on…..

They speculate about why Jenna is in town then Spencer goes for more orange juice followed by Hanna who advises her to go see Caleb.  There are worse things than not doing what you really want to do, the girls will give over her not being there for them for one day, basically, Hanna advises.

Jenna shows up at the station looking for Toby who isn’t excited to see her and not that interested in a family reunion.  She insists that she is eager to be around him as he gets ready to be married, not creepy at all from the person who basically raped him a few years ago.

Hanna tells Mona that she isn’t sure she had the peddles confused the night before or if she really just wanted to hit Elliot.  She is not sure, although I think she is very sure.  After her confession she follows with a whole new reveal that is the one that is about her and Jordan, but seconds later she realized her bracelet is missing.  Hanna thinks she might have had it last in Rollins car. She could have been a bit more upset about this, it was very nonchalante.  Mona insists they will get to the bracelet.

Why do they trust Mona, the girl is broken, she has more personalities than most people have underwear.  She seems nice and helpful one minute then she is back on the A team why can’t Hanna see that?  I guess its just old habits, we all have them.

The next morning at the hospital they arrive to find a lot of people including the police. Toby sees them and pulls them over and ask to gather the others they have to talk.  No he doesn’t actually say that I just figure it out since they all meet up afterward, whoa, what was that? LOL

Spencer goes to find Caleb and he has gone off leaving only a note for her.   Odd since she just told him she needed some time, I swear people are so freaking impatient, in tv land and by relation in the real world too.

All together except for Hanna, they are told by Toby the truth that Elliot was a fraud, and now he is missing.  Wait for it, shocker, could they all have looked even a bit more concerned about the missing man who is Alison’t husband, No I don’t think so either.

Hanna is with Mona at Rollins/Elliot/fraudsters car when the find the bracelet but also the burner phone, Yahtzee!! The pick it up when it rings and Jenna is on the other end, she called Elliot by the name of Archer. Jenna, umm can I say Random?  How is she always in on this mystery, cane, sunglasses and all. LOL

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Thanks for reading.  Leave comments, I can’t wait to hear from you all!

 

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How to Get Away with Murder Episodes 1 & 2

28 Apr

I am back again with a quick review of the new show, How to Get Away with Murder.  This should read OMG I can’t believe I never posted this LOL! Well the show is still on so it might be relevant!

 

First off I hate the title, even though it is what lawyers do every day it just doesn’t sound right to me.  I put that aside and watched the first two episodes.

Also…………………………………..warning for Possible SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!

To made this short and sweet I will stick with what I like and don’t like so far.

Do Not Like:

1. Constant Flashbacks, they are not visually appealing and they take you out of the moment.

2. Viola’s Wig or brown hair whatever it is.  I believe a woman of her skin tone would do great with black hair and some highlights for edginess.

3.  The way they have taken someone who was supposed to be a STRONG woman and are making her a wimp.

4.  The idea to use anyone especially college students to commit a murder, well murder in general.

5.  They took the fun out of the interracial relationship by making her paranoid.

 

Do Like:

1.  The fact that there is an interracial relationship on any television show.

2.  Openly gay main character who doesn’t apologize about who he is, because we are all just people.

3.  The general idea of the law class, they haven’t used that idea much in the recent years, if at all .

4.  It’s kinda cool that Viola is a main character on the show.

5.  On another site someone said that Shonda Rhimes shows tend to last, that might help this show.

 

Now I will have to say my biggest disappointment of episode 2 was they have literally made Annalise into a soggy mess.  I think for some reason her being strong and staying strong was a plot device they forgot when they planned the script for episode 2.  It was not appealing and goes against the character she tried to portray in the first episode, strong vibrant take no prisoners black woman.  They really need to up their game and give her character a good talking to before the next episode Or at least I hope so.  Seriously not sure how much of that I can take.  They should pace themselves with showing a soft side, there is soft and sexy that can be something to work but don’t make the same person all weepy at the drop of a hat, cowering from her cheating husband and expect us to believe its real.  It could be they have no idea how this is all going to go over with the American audience.  Just because there is a love for Olivia Pope doesn’t mean America is ready for another Strong Black Female on ABC!  WE will see how it goes.

 

Here is a Short Recap from Zap2it

My outrage – against Programming (TV)

28 Apr

This could get dicey but this is your warning.  If you think that Television does every thing good and I am a prude just leave now, however I am willing to hear feedback.

Why

Image courtesy of Fox……….from the TV show STAR

Okay this picture reminded me of something I HATE about programming aka TV/Movies etc…

I have a hard time believing that any human being thinks these outfits are normal clothing.  I mean streetwalkers, YES I mean Prostitutes wear more clothes.  It is actually an insult to them.  When would a person feel comfortable in any situation dressed in a manner that at any point in time would produce a clothing malfunction giving the world a show of their bare boob?  Its obvious that they even glued the shirts down tight, WHY go through all of that instead of putting on a cute sexy top, not a half naked cover up.  No reason to go through this in a way that makes a person think they are almost nude, except what?  Exactly No reason!

So I think Programming that is TV is promoting this behavior.  And what happens next women/girls etc… dress in this manner in real life and then get all Crazy when guys think its okay to touch them, Yeah I know its not really how it works but if you see it on TV then in real life its confusing.  What is ALLOWED? What is expected?  What the Hell is going on?

Does anyone else see the problem?  If TV could just be a world of its on where no one gets funny ideas than fine but we ALL know its not like that!  TV world bleeds into RL and there you go, half naked girls on the street dressing like streetwalkers confused men wanting to see more or whatever and TV takes no Responsibility for putting it out there like normal everyday clothing, which its NOT!!

So do you dress like a street walker?  If so why?  If not why?

Leave your comments!!  I am now curious to see justifications and feedback.

 

 

 

 

Mama Winchester – Back on Supernatural

24 Feb

You may know I am a die hard Supernatural fan but this post is on my thoughts about the return of our beloved Mama Winchester.

The original issue I had with this topic of bringing back the reason the show existed aka it was Mama Winchester’s death that had the guys chasing the demon.  How in the world does she suddenly show up?  I wonder how many fans the show lost over this very concept.

I believe we have reached Jump the Shark territory. Oddly enough it has nothing to do with the character, Mary Winchester or the actor, Samantha Smith at all.  I actually enjoy that she is on the show, they needed a woman to balance all of that J2(Jensen and Jared) testosterone. It is odd that this character before now was seen only in her nightgown, except that one time when she was in the heaven episode. However, the young Mary was in several episodes such as “In the Beginning: where Dean meets his grandparents and finds out his mother was a raised a hunter.

I do think there were other seasons that could have used her more however.  Maybe after Dean came back to life in season 5 or when Sam was soulless in season 7.  This current version of the show at times seems like an attempt to make sure that J2 has company on set instead of it just being the two of them like old times.

You know the old times when all those sexy rumors were flying around about the two of them, because rumor is the fans have nothing else to do, but I digress 🙂

So far my favorite episode of season what is it? Hmm 12  Was when Mary was conflicted about staying with the boys but instead went off on her own.  So basically she shouldn’t be in every episode but like a good mother around when needed but otherwise doing whatever she needs to do to be herself.

Well that is just a little looksee in my head on that topic.

Have a great weekend!

 

The WeirdNess is Back

24 Feb

Just a NOTE: I am posting this way after I wrote maybe even a year but because the show is still around on Netflix I figured why not! Enjoy my thoughts, feel free to comment.

SPOILERS for the ENTIRE 2nd Season of HEMLOCK GROVE— You have been WARNED!!

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Netflix Original Series, Hemlock Grove

Image Source: Wikipedia

Hi all I am back with a short review or in  this case an opinion about how I feel about Hemlock Grove the second season.  First off here are two lists.

Things I liked about Season 2, Reminder about SPOILERS

1. Roman’s new digs, very modern and suit him perfectly, colors were dark and brooding

2. Roman’s wardrobe it seems more fitting of a young executive, they must have graduated

3. Destiny, she seems more of a mother to Peter than Lynda who was like an older sister

4. Shelly

5. The baby who was randomly named Nadia which I didn’t like as a name

6.  Olivia’s new wardrobe

7.  Peter & Roman’s bromance

8.  Unexpected three way sexual tension appealing too bad it involved (Miranda see dislikes)

Things I didn’t like

1.  The randomness of the killings, it seemed an effort to incorporate extreme violence

2.  Killers after children, very distasteful subject matter

3.  The way they tried to make the killings part of the mythology of the show it seemed an after thought.

4.  The cruelty of what happen to poor Shelly after she was finally going to get a new body

5.  Olivia who supposedly had change was randomly violent two times without real cause

6.  Miranda, everything about her seemed forced except her BLONDness

7.  It would have been interesting to learn why Olivia decided to wear colors since last season black/white was her personality and it seemed an integral part of her character.

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I was looking forward to a new season of Hemlock Grove with excitement and I mostly feel let down now.  It’s not as though there were not really pivotal moments and what I hope is a continuing series.  It that there seemed a lot of missed opportunities for more.  I believe that happens quite often in television shows.

First instance, if Shelly had been given her new body it would have been so cool to see how she dealt with being wanted and adored as a new person, for once in her life.  Even if no one new that she was Shelly she would have had an entirely real chance at life.  I believe that even her uncle might have changed his mind about killing Olivia if Shelly had been given that opportunity, of course its speculation.

Another example of what could have been different is what if the three characters of Roman, Peter and the dreaded Miranda had set up house with Nadia.  That of course would have been an interesting set up on a different kind of show.  Hemlock Grove is all about shock value and so that idea is a pipe dream.

So back to reality, there was a lot of the same dynamic among characters, the anger and denial of brotherly love with Roman and Peter.  The loving brow beating with Peter and Destiny and the dreadful hatefulness of Peter toward his mother, Olivia.

What was different is that this time we had a chance to see inside the White Tower as well as the life of the doctor, even his bedroom which was appealing to me.  I wondered what made him such an arrogant prick before, but basically they have allowed him to have free reigns of the operations and he hadn’t been as prudent as he should have been.  He hired the best sometimes at a cost beyond funding.

No matter my opinion of season two I certainly did watch season three 🙂

PLL Season 4 Premiere Live Chat

11 Jun

Two hours till show time in the Central Time zone.  I will come back at 6PM to put up the link, So come back to get the LINK and we can chat away through PLL and Twisted !!!

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Earn with Amazon by Writing Fanfiction about Your Fave Shows

3 Jun

Hey I might be late with this news but if YOU love writing FanFictions for Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars Or The Vampire Diaries the time has come that YOU might be able to make some Money on them.  Yes Amazon as crossed the line into publishing FanFictions from our Favorite shows, Check out the Details at the LINK and get to writing, Now loving a TV show is even more Profitable than before!!  Yes I did sign up I am going to start with Pretty Little Liars when I get some writing done You will be the first to know 🙂

PLL – Season 3 – Hot Water Recap Video

21 Feb


I know I have been away all year I hope you like the new format.

Check it out and Please post comments, thanks.

Revenge Episode 14 recap is Up

13 Feb

You can see it HERE

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13 Dec

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