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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!!

hemlock grove, netflix series

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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Email me at sassyfran@gmail.com if for some reason you can’t get in the Room !!!

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.

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Revenge Episode 14 recap is Up

13 Feb

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13 Dec

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Site UPDATES & New Show Poll

4 Dec

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