Bates Motel Overview

26 May

Hello and welcome to another adventure in my mind.  Bates Motel isn’t a show I have wanted to review for a couple of seasons.  I decided just now I would share my thoughts before I watch the newest episode.

My favorite part of the show was getting to know about an actor named Freddy Highmore and having a chance to see Vera Farmiga on screen for many weeks at a time.  Those were definitely the best reasons to watch. They were excellent at embodying their characters, which made it a treat to watch. Even though I was obsessed with the fact it was a version of how Norma would have been in reference to the film, Psycho.

1. I have been fascinated by the idea of seeing Norman as a young man since the movie barely etched the story of his adulthood,from what I remember so long ago.

2. In the movie, Psycho we only also get a hint of how Norman’s mother was toward him so its definitely an addition to the background to know all about Norma Bates.

3. I admit I haven’t seen the movie any many years but I don’t recall him having a brother or any relations the fact that they create a world that might be considered normal is worth a watch.

4.  Norman having a real life girlfriend or love life as he had with Bradley was a definite surprise.

5. The fact of Norman being prone to listen and be helpful with women of all ages makes interesting television despite his mother issues.

1. The biggest problem I have had about the show is the *wink wink* times, because for me it pushes me out of the moment of the show.

2. The big build up with Emma that never actual had anything to do with Norman but instead Dylan.

3. Dylan’s storylines tend to seem like fillers, even though I adore his character, or maybe its just the cute almost innocent looking actor.

4.  Unless something happens before the end of the series, I don’t really understand the purpose of Emma other than to give Norma another girl to bond with at times.

5.  ***SPOILER*** After seeing the finale I was disappointed with the death of the main character, in an almost Bonnie & Clyde ending that made my references to the movie worthless.  😦

So after watching the finale it kind of makes me want all that time I spent watching the show back, does anyone else feel that way?

Feedback Please!!






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.


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 Adventures of Merlin-thoughts

24 Feb

The Adventures of Merlin

No copyright infringement intended. (i will take it down if someone minds let me know)

The Adventures of Merlin was a show that had me curious.  I am an old school fan of Excalibur and other tales of Camelot  or Avalon from when I was young.  Just so everyone knows this is not going to be a review so much as my thoughts on the show.  I am on my second time viewing thanks to Netflix.  The first time I believe I listened to it more, because of multi-tasking, but this time I am seeing more of their pretty faces.

WARNING for Spoilers for the entire series if you have not seen it and plan to watch turn back now!!

Merlin played by  Irishman Colin Morgan is the main character and even though he is to become a powerful wizard we have a chance to see him as a servant to Arthur played by Englishman Bradley James, future King.  I like the idea that they grew up together because in the old Excalibur movie Merlin is older and set in his ways even a bit evil if I recall correctly.  In my mind I compare those two as my version of the Camelot story.

I researched the Arthurian legend of  Camelot after watching this show and it seems whether or not any of the actions that are accounted to Arthur every happened is suspect.  Based on what page you end up on while searching its a myth or a legend or a combination of both butup-in-the-air for sure, though all in all its probably not true at all.

Nevertheless, it is a fascinating tale and each week on the Adventures of Merlin we see them encounter a problem of the supernatural kind and end up using the forbidden magic to set things proper again. Usually Merlin is the one to see there is something amiss and receives assistance from Gaius.  Always Uther yells, it is an enchantment and groans about how the wizards/witches or whatnot are the worse lot of mankind.

That is all well and good, though annoying but we find out later on that Uther of all people has had some serious dealing with sorcerers.  First off it was a witch/sorcer who helped his wife get pregnant with Arthur and took the woman, in payment for the birth. Yes a life for a life they say.  Secondly, that dastardly Uther has used this very excuse of what happened to ban magic from his kingdom.

Interestingly, every week someone shows up with magic to wreck havoc on Camelot.  If that wasn’t bad enough Uther is surrounded my magic.  Not only is Merlin, a great magician but Morgana, Uther’s ward aka daughter has magic as they say.

It is bewildering that Arthur himself who is with Merlin every day is so unaware of all the magic around him.  I suppose with his growing love for the forbidden Gwen and being a scoundrel to poor Merlin he has no time to take is his royal nose from his arse LOL. Yes arrogant but so full of good morals and desires.

Don’t get me wrong the way Bradley James plays Arthur is sure magic itself.  I do have to criticize the way he walks sometimes is not a Kingly strut but oh my gosh is this scene over yet. They must have been hellava cold with all the layers they wear in this show.  As a person who tends to be a bit cold often I find it amusing.

I do appreciate that Guenevere is more observant than Arthur, at least she noticed a change in Morgana’s attitude almost as soon as she turned to her evil self.  Admittedly Uther not recognizing her as his daughter was a legit reason to feel a bit murderous toward him but to take it out on Arthur through Gwen was an overstep.  Seriously, the person who does the crime should pay, if she only knew Arthur would have given her the throne to be with Gwen and the show would have ended sooner, I know right.

Instead she uses her magic to repeatedly go after Gwen.  The first time Gwen almost loses her life over it, later on Morgana turns her into an ice queen with her enchantment.  Still at another point she has her pawing her old flame Lancelot whom Morgana brought back from death, yikes Necromancy.

I do adore that they used an interracial actress to play Queen Guenevere, Angel Coulby, I was so tickled by that, of course considering the story behind the show it was not relevant in relation to race. Also the fact that she is a servant doesn’t seem to be the original background for her but it works in this case as a way for them to insist that Arthur in his reign will make changes I assume in the laws regarding classes besides welcoming magic back into the land.

By the way, the Lancelot, Guenevere and Arthur trio was portrayed very PG like in this show which I respect.  I am no prude but I enjoyed that there is NO nudity and NO bloodshed in this series.  Really, how many times can you see inconsequential fake sex on tv and not wonder if there was a better way to play a scene without it.  Although I do think Arthur must have some serious self control in this show. 🙂

Things I enjoy the most.

  1. Interactions with Merlin and Arthur when he is not being  arrogant, there a few.
  2. Interactions with Arthur and Gwen while they flirt, long looks, when she encourages him to be a better him.
  3. Merlin and Gaius when they are solving a puzzle or mystery.
  4. Morgana before she went “dark side”.
  5. Having a chance to see a simple viewpoint of Camelot without smut and blood.
  6. Arthur being the hero that NO One ever could be, but its a good way to see life.

Things I do not enjoy

  1. Uther Pendragon and his bigotted attitude, the big king but others are inferior.
  2. The way the show is about magic but no one is supposed to use magic, honestly if you can’t get past that part then do not bother, but I endured.
  3. Uther who hates magic will allow others to use it when its for his family or him.
  4. I do not like the set formula way tv shows in general have you rooting for a couple that is always pulled apart.
  5. The way Gwen was treated by Uther was detestable but he also treated others as badly even Gaius, his old friend and physician.

Well that is the end of my thoughts, the eventual wedding of Gwen and Arthur is a bit rushed on the show as are all the potential events, probably based on tv timing but it was sweet.  Thanks for reading, and to leave your Merlin comments I am so behind on watching this show I have not had a chance to oooh and aahh with the fans.  🙂


Update: I wrote this yesterday and am seeing today that a potential spinoff was a no go for Bradley James.  My first thought was that just like the Supernatural stars are tired of being PG maybe that series had the same issue its time to move on to more mature acting roles or something. He is playing the anti-christ we know now as DAMIEN, can’t be more mature than that 🙂

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

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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.


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 🙂

Devious Maids Season Finale Review is UP

26 Aug Devious Maids, Evelyn Powell, Lifetime TV, Season Finale

Check out my latest podcast Review of Anatomy of a Murder >>  Devious Maids Podcast Season Finale Review

You can still the finale at the Lifetime tv link today.Lifetime TV, Devious Maids

Sneak Peek for Episode 18 of Season 5 PLL

2 Feb

Here is a link to a spoiler post for tomorrows episode, ENJOY!

I will just say that any person that comes into their lives is suspect in my eyes, that is the fun of the show right.

PLL Liars Sneek Peak for Upcoming Episode

18 Jan

Yes I do still exist, I know its been a while but here are some pretty little videos to make you forget my lack of updates, Enjoy.

Just so you know I have plans to do a talk show style review segment on youtube but its taking some time to get started. Send me a message, if you would like to guest host with me so we can chat, it will be an off-the-cuff type thing.

Troian Bellisario Joins Fiance Patrick Adams for an Episode of Suits

11 Oct

Troian Guest Stars on Suits, are you Ready ?

troian bellisario, just jared jr, patrick j adams, suits Photo from Just Jared Jr 🙂

According to the write up in the article Troian is playing a role from Mike’s past.  Check out and leave a comment about what you think.  It’s great to see Troian flexing her Acting muscles outside of Pretty Little Liars, she seems to be a strong actress she needs more meaty roles.