American Crime Story: People v. O.J

Last night FX premiered the highly anticipated The People V. O.J Simpson season executive produced by American Horror Story’s Ryan Murphy. Overall, it was good, but let’s get into the bloody details. And also let me know what you guys think in the comments below.

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The Backdrop

So obviously, the O.J Simpson trial is still considered the ‘trial of the century’ because it revolved around a Heisman trophy winner / football hero turned celebrity, it all went down in in Hollywood, and it involved a pretty epic car chase. I guess my question is, why this case? There’s been several books, films, and shows about all aspects of this story, why do we need another one? Other than the fact that it was highly publicized, why are we watching this? After watching last night’s premiere, I realized it’s not really about answering that question. The real clincher is, how and why did this happen the way it did? If he was guilty, how did he get away with it? And everything, it seems, or how everything unfolded in this case, was a clear reflection of the events that happened in Los Angeles in 1992.

That’s how they set up the show, and I’ve just finished Straight Outta Compton (yes I know I’m late to the game) but the movie takes place around the same time, so I’m really getting my fair share of the L.A riot media footage. Also, in light of all the murder mysteries this year. From Netflix’s Making a Murderer to HBO’s The Jinx, there’s clearly an intrigue with cases with a not so ‘black and white’ ending (no pun intended on the colours black and white).

The Characters

Cuba Gooding Jr as O.J  – Let’s start with the man of the hour, O.J is played by Cuba Gooding JR., and I don’t really know much about O.J but reading all the tweets from last night, a lot of people were saying he did a great job mastering O.J’s ‘walk’…whatever it looks like. He also mastered psychotic ex-husband really well, so there’s that. I was definitely over Cuba’s screaming tantrums by the end of it, but I get it, they’re staying true to all aspects of this story.

David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian – Is it just me or did it feel like David Schwimmer was playing Ross Gellar playing Robert Kardashian? He was wearing the same neurotic worry face he had on as Ross, and I don’t know if Robert was that person. I’ve only ever read about Robert Kardashian through Kris’ ‘mem-wah’ and it sounded like he was a really confident and in charge lawyer? But I could be wrong, or we just don’t see that side of Robert come through until the trial actually begins. So overall, no I didn’t like David Schwimmer. But I’ll give it some time.

Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark – Curls on curls on curls. I love Sarah Paulson, and I’m super excited to see her in the rest of this season because she’s definitely going to play a huge role throughout the trial. I feel bad for the choice in hair she has, but something tells me she’s going to be nominated for a whole slew of awards next season. So it might be worth it.

John Travolta as Robert Shapiro– What do you want me to say? His face literally looks like it’s melting off in the LA heat and his eyebrows look like furry caterpillars glued onto his face. But I guess he does a good job playing Robert Shapiro? I don’t know it’s John freakin’ Travolta.

Selma Blair and Connie Britton as Kris Jenner and Faye Resnick– Let me just group these two girls together because that’s how we see them for the first time at Nicole’s funeral. Selma is playing the ex-wife of Robert Kardashian aka Kris Jenner, and Connie is playing Nicole’s close friend Faye Resnick. I’d like to note here that the real Faye Resnick is now playing a larger role than normal on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. For…wait for it…her having written a book on being Nicole Brown’s best friend. Coincidence? Andy Cohen and Ryan Murphy timing this out perfectly? I wouldn’t put it past them.

Connie is back with Murphy, seriously I thought he shunned her from his shows after her crappy performance in American Horror Story season one. Connie looks like a bad ass b**** who excels in her very obvious, very expositional dialogue. Telling Kris when Robert walks into the funeral, ‘there’s your ex’. Um, yeah Faye, we know this since we just saw Kris yelling at her three adolescent daughters Kourtney, Kim and Khloe. I guess she’s pointing out that they are no longer a couple, I wonder if Bruce will play a role in this season? (this last part was a joke btw)

Let me just say here, I don’t want this entire season to be full of Kardashian sister references, I don’t want my Twitter feed from the night’s episode to be all about Kris and her ability to be a mother. We did it last night, let’s get it out of our systems and move on. They are not the centre of this story, no matter how much we’d like that to be the case. (pun intended)

I might’ve left out some other key characters, but we’ll get to them once we dive further into the season. Whether O.J was guilty or not, Ryan Murphy is guilty of being one of the best television directors out there and the style and feel has for this show is going to separate it from anything else out there. So yeah, make sure you make some time to watch the premiere. And comment below if you want to join the discussion.

American Crime Story: The People V. O.J Simpson airs on FX at 10pm.

TOP 10: GoT Season 6 What We’re Excited For

So we’ve had a few Game of Thrones teasers drop in the past week, can you guys believe it’s almost that time again? Instead of breaking down what we see or don’t see in the promos, let’s just go over what we’re really excited about this season.

The writers left off with our main characters turning a corner in their individual arcs and pointing them in a direction that will probably send them to the finale of the series. Having said that, GOT fans claim every season will top the last, but this one, I think, will have the biggest changes. Or maybe it won’t, I’m not a writer on the show but I really wish I was.

10. Where have all the dire wolves gone?

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Not that I’m a crazy dog lover or anything, but seriously, where are all the damn dire wolves? I feel like a huge symbol of the Stark family rising back up will be the return of the animal(s), we know Arya’s wolf is still out there, maybe Sansa will run into it since she’s all up on the North side. Then it’ll be like a part of her sister is always with her, or not. Because really nothing good ever happens to the Starks.

 

9. Where did the zombies go?

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The last time we saw all the white walkers they were full out zombie status at Hardhome, and Jon Snow and his crew barely made it out. That gave the zombies enough time to head to Georgia and fake kill Glenn. Ha. We haven’t seen the last of them, not that I’m particularly excited to see them again, I just have this deep dark feeling they’re going to f*** sh** up.

 

8. More wine nights with Khaleesi and Tyrion

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Seriously though, how amazing was that conversation between Khaleesi and Tyrion. Now that the two are ‘friends’ I’m hoping to see them have more deep conversations with Olivia Pope sized wine glasses. But first, let’s bring Khaleesi home!

 

7. Gendry, we know you’re still out there!

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I feel like as quickly as I remember Gendry, I quickly forget about him. But let’s not forget, technically, he is King of the seven kingdoms right now. But beyond that, I’m hoping he’s going to play some type of role this season. Last time we saw him, Davos was pushing him away into the water in the middle of the night. Maybe he’s Arya’s true soulmate and they can run the kingdom together, but again, nothing ever good happens to the Starks. I got my eye on you Gendry, even if Arya doesn’t. (Because she can’t see anymore – see what I did there?)

 

6. Cersei, on a scale of 1 to 10 how mad are you?

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But really Cersei, really, how mad are you? I cannot wait for this scene to go down when Jamie Lannister has to tell his baby mama aka his sister, that their daughter is dead. She died on the way home after being sent to a very pretty resort type of living arrangement in Dorne. That last scene with Jamie and his daughter, and how she really knew the story of her mother and him, it was beautiful. But bye Felicia, your momma has done too many horrible things for you to survive this. And another thing, you know that Amber Rose slut walk Cersei Lannister shame walk, did not even phase Cersei. But the news about her daughter is definitely going to break her. But on a scale of 1 to 10…how mad are you Cersei? (Side note: Amber Rose > Kanye)

 

5. Will Brienne finally accomplish one thing on her checklist? AkA Sansa.

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We all love Brienne, yay, girl power, feminism, cool. But real talk this girl has done nothing since the show has started, I mean she’s done a lot, she’s literally been moving all around the Game of Thrones world map looking for someone, or trying to protect someone she’s looking for. She’s on a mission but she never really completes the mission. Or like she completes the mission but Jamie’s hand is missing so it doesn’t really count. Anyways, we love Brienne, and I’m wondering if her week-long spy session on Winterfell will actually amount to anything. Is she going to save Sansa? Like maybe she needed to fail 300 missions to finally complete 1 and that’s to save Sansa. Again, girl power.

 

4. Has Arya reached Uma Thurman Kill Bill Status?

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Arya’s storyline last season was amazing. She was so Uma Thurman in Kill Bill, but she was also a little rebel. As her punishment she loses her vision, and I’m wondering if that’s going to last forever or are they going to let her prove herself and then give her vision back? Maybe she’ll never get to see again, but maybe she won’t need to if her dire wolf has 20/20. Love the dogs, but don’t think her story is going that way. Either way, I’m super excited for her story. I really just want her to meet Khaleesi.

 

3. Khaleesi and the pickle.

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This girl is in a pickle. She literally has her hand in the pickle jar, she’s totally f*****, I don’t know how she’s going to get herself out of the pickle jar. Her dragons wish they could eat a pickle, but there’s no food around and so they’re so weak, they can’t save their momma. Khaleesi is surrounded by the Dothraki, this is how we left her last season. I mean I’m not worried about her safety. I don’t think they would kill the mother of dragons (by they I mean the writers) But they might be okay with killing one of her dragons, aka proving the point that she might not be as invincible as she thinks. Is this a possibility? CAN this happen? Should we be worried? These are all very important questions.

 

2. How much progress has Bran made? / Is he a dragon yet?

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This one might be a little surprising for some fans, but really I’m legitimately worried/curious about Bran. I feel like even though we haven’t seen him in a season he’s done a lot of work in the background or more literally, underground in that cave thingy. I’m hoping that he might, or maybe he already is able to warg himself into Khaleesi’s dragons. Because you know, one of her dragons was missing for quite some time, so maybe he was roaming around the North and Bran was able to find a signal. Who knows, but it might make sense right? Like I’m not crazy for thinking that? Is that too ambitious for us to assume Bran has done that much work while he was away in season 5? I wouldn’t put it past this kid, he’s been making very smart decisions that even adults wouldn’t be able to make. Let’s not forget how noble he was in season 4 when he made the decision not to call out Jon’s name. Moving on.

 

1. WTF happened to Jon Snow?

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Alright, here we are. We know that Jon snow isn’t dead. But what is he? Where is he? When will we see him again? These are all questions we want answered, sooner rather than later. Not to say that we need Jon Snow back immediately, to be honest I’m a little over the entire Night’s Watch set, so I don’t mind if we don’t go back there for a while. But I still want to know wtf happens to him. Obviously the red woman Melisandre is going to play a big part in his ‘revenant-ing’ himself, can we use that word? I think everyone is excited to see and hear his beautiful voice again. Also, everyone’s like ‘see they didn’t kill him!’ And honestly, Melisandre, girl, just send us an email, or a Tweet, we just want to know that you’re working on him, and we’ll be good.

Did we miss anything? Is there something else you’re excited to see in the upcoming season? What you guys think of having a few flashbacks with Lyanna and Rhaegar?? I want to know more about those two lovebirds.

 

Rihanna ANTI Album Drop

It’s here. Get it here.

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ANTI:

01. Consideration

02. James Joint

03. Kiss It Better

04. Work

05. Desperado

06. Woo

07. Needed Me

08. Yeah, I Said It

09 Same Ol Mistakes

10. Never Ending

11. Love On the Brain

12. Higher

13. Close To You

The Affair Who Killed Scott Lockhart? SEASON FINALE

Showtime > HBO…Showtime > HBO. I won’t say it again but really Showtime over HBO!! Last night was the season finale of The Affair it was a brilliant ending to a complicated and hectic two seasons. (Haven’t watched the Homeland finale yet but I’m sure it’s just as amazing) I don’t want to recap the entire episode, I want to go through all the WTF – moments the finale had to offer so let’s get into it.

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The episode started off with Noah’s point of view and he’s back in Montauk for Cole’s wedding. Which let me just say here, the fact that Noah/Helen/Margaret even showed up to Cole’s wedding seems very unbelievable. Okay so Alison owns the Lobster Roll but still she didn’t really need to be there. And okay Margaret did pay for the wedding, but did Helen really need to drive out from the city, leave her children to attend this random guy’s wedding? No. But I love you The Affair and you make me want to ignore all logical reasoning.

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In Noah’s point of view Alison tells Noah (during Cole’s wedding but away from everyone) that he’s not Joanie’s father, well he might be, but it also might be Cole’s kid. Noah doesn’t take this lightly, and tells Alison he ‘never wants to see her again’.

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Now we’re at the halfway point of the wedding and things are getting a little f***** up. Noah and Helen ditch the party and head to the beach to drink more. Helen is turnt up and decides to take off her clothes and run into the water (yay wild hippie Helen), Noah follows her out into the water (also this show loves water and anytime we see water something drastic happens). Noah and Helen return to the party but neither one wants to go back inside. They are obviously way too drunk to drive but that’s what they decide. Noah insists Helen drive but she can’t, and reminds him she already has a DUI. Noah drives, and they’re on the windy road that keeps appearing in Noah’s visions. It’s a foggy night and he starts to trip out, seeing Alison on the side of the road in the fog. He pulls over and tells Helen he’s too messed up to drive.

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I have to say I love this scene, or this shot in particular of the front of the car, fog all around, and all you see are their two bodies switching positions. This is the shift point in what really goes down that night, it was so spooky. Helen starts to drive the car, and Noah holds her hand and she looks at him for way too long as they have a moment. Their moment is cut off when Helen hits something, like really hits something. She keeps driving but Noah insists she pull over because it definitely wasn’t a deer. Helen’s all like spaced out and insisting it was just a deer. Noah gets out of the car and runs back to find Scott dead and bloody on the road. You can hear screaming from Helen from inside the car, Noah is freaking out, and then he awkwardly looks into the bushes on the side of the road, as if he sees something. Runs back to the car, obviously they switch seats again. Noah drops Helen off at her moms and then goes to wash the blood off the car. So that’s it right? This entire time we were blaming Noah, Whitney, but Helen? No wonder she insisted on paying his legal fees.

WTF– moment #3

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Now we’re in Alison’s perspective. There is a whole lot that is different in her perspective, starting off with what she’s wearing, what her apartment looks like. But the biggest difference is how she tells Noah that Joanie isn’t his daughter. In the middle of the wedding, Scott shows up, sober. Everyone is praising him for going to rehab. He approaches Alison and tells her he’s ready to help out with the Lobster Roll and it’s been his only source of hope while he’s been away. She’s all like what are you talking about you’re not working here. And then Cole comes along and tells Scott he’s definitely not going to be involved until he really kicks his drinking habit, not just a 3 month thing. A few minutes later Scott corners Alison and reminds her that he knows the baby is Cole’s but he won’t tell anyone if she helps him. Blackmail at its finest. It’s here where we see Oscar overhearing their conversation. Also who invited him!? This guest list seems way too open. So Scott freaks out and decides to get up on stage and sing ‘House of the Rising Sun’ and Alison is super worried at this point. So it’s here where she almost whispers to Noah that Joanie isn’t his daughter, and all we see is an extreme close up of Alison’s face. You don’t really know if Noah hears her, but you do see his hand drop from her shoulder once she says it. Ugh it was such a beautiful scene. But WTF? Did he hear her? I’m assuming he did, because he knew in the end.

WTF-moment #4

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What really happened. Alison decides to leave the party for a little while, where was she even going? Also is there only one damn road in this town? She starts walking on that same foggy windy road, (so obviously Noah wasn’t dreaming, he really did see Alison walking) Alison gets to the little row boat that’s the sign for The End hotel. She sees Scotty lying in it, drinking more. But, how did he get there so fast? Wasn’t he singing a few minutes ago? I guess timelines don’t really matter at this point, it is the end after all. So Scott pretty much attacks Alison, he’s basically about to rape her when she pushes him into the road and that’s when Helen hits him, dead on. Alison runs into the bushes while she watches Noah run out of the car to see Scott’s body. But then something really weird happens. Noah sees Alison hiding in the bushes. They fully see each other and stare for quite a few seconds, until Alison starts whispering ‘I pushed him, I pushed him’ What’s with her this episode? She keeps whispering everything!! Noah runs back to the car and drives off.

WTF-moment #5

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After all is said and done, I don’t think it woud’ve made sense if Noah was the killer. It was just too obvious and the fact that he was already on trial didn’t seem like the greatest bombshell plot twist. But the writers did give us an ending that we can believe, and that is truly a plot twist. What is there wasn’t just one killer? Noah is in love with two women, both of whom essentially killed Scott Lockhart. Did Helen hit him with her car? Or did Alison push Scott into the road leaving Helen no chance to stop in time? It’s an ending to this two season story that is so two sided you really don’t know how to feel. You really don’t want Helen to pay for it, and you don’t want Alison to go down for it, because really whose fault is it anyways? Is it Noah’s for even merging all these people together, maybe if it wasn’t for him there would’ve been no wedding for Alison to walk away from, there would be Noah back in Montauk, etc etc. But here we are, at the end, and Noah needs to make a decision in his trial, whether or not to put Alison in a pickle. His lawyer is advising him to throw some heat at Alison (that annoying detective found the rock with her name and table number on it). Alison begs Noah not to say anything, she thinks the jury will ruin her, and he tells her he needs to protect Helen because she is the mother of his children. Inside the courtroom, Noah’s lawyer presents the court with a new witness. But right at that moment Noah gets up and tells the court he’s guilty, and that he did it. And then he awkwardly looks back at Alison like I’m saving you, did nobody else in the courtroom see that?? Also where was Helen! She wasn’t even there, maybe she ends up on the west coast after all. But wow what an ending. Personally, I think he did the right thing, if there is a ‘right’ choice in this story. But I don’t think I would’ve wanted to see anyone else go down for it.

What did you guys think of the finale? How will this shape season three? Can we move on from this murder mystery to bigger plot lines?

 

 

Why The Affair is the Best Show on TV Right Now

If there was any doubt in my mind that The Affair is the best show on television right now, this week’s episode “Shelter from the Storm” sealed the deal. Season 2, Episode 9 turned out to be a pivotal 45-55 minutes of nothing we expected but everything we needed.

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So let’s start off at the top of the hour with Alison, she’s about to go into labour and the biggest storm to hit the city/Montauk area is upon them. First off, this was the first episode where we weren’t in anyone’s perspective. I’m assuming everything we see in this episode actually happened. They always play with time and perspective in The Affair, but with everything that was happening in this episode I don’t think cutting back to different perspectives would’ve suited the tempo. Instead of using individual perspectives, they used time and told the episode through the entire night of the storm. So Alison’s going into labour although she’s having a hard time accepting this because her baby daddy isn’t answering his dumb phone. Helen is reverting back to that crazy Helen we’ve been hearing about, she randomly runs into Dr.Ullah (Martin’s surgeon) and she ends up bringing him into her basement and they get it on, on the floor, while her kids are upstairs watching tv. This entire thing with Dr.Ullah was so weird, Helen didn’t get where he was coming from, I mean he describes his heart as a ‘muscular organ with four chambers’ so obvi this dude is emotionally f**** up, boy bye. But when he leaves he kisses her on her wrist which was super cute so maybe there’s hope. The kids don’t suspect a thing.

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By 7:00 pm that same day Noah and ugh Eden (honestly her name though) pull up to a fancy producer’s house so Noah can do some schmoozing. Noah can’t find his phone in the car and Eden forces him to leave it behind, dumb b****. Real talk though Noah, you have a pregnant wife/girlfriend, a hurricane’s about to hit and you leave your phone in the car!? WTF?! On that alone Alison needs to re-evaluate her (maybe) baby daddy. Anyways, Noah meets the producer he’s all down to adapt his book into a film, (okay I really want to read that book now), Noah does some coke and then grinds all up on Eden. One of the butlers announces that the roads are officially closed so everyone is basically going to have a sleepover inside this mansion. And Eden, it wasn’t long ago, like last episode where you declared you don’t mix business and pleasure. But now you’re all like on Noah? Did the idea of J-Law playing Alison turn you on? Or maybe George Clooney playing Noah? (I love how they name dropped the entire time in this episode btw)

So Eden entices Noah by telling him there’s an empty guest bedroom upstairs and to meet her in 15 minutes, which should’ve been Noah’s warning. Like that b**** is so smelly she needs 15 minutes to prepare for your drunk ass? At this point Noah can’t even see straight. But that 15 minutes probably did better for Noah because he takes a stroll through the party, and I have to say here is where the episode really impressed me. The way they shot this episode, in particular, this scene, was so hypnotic but on the verge of like creepy. You wanted to see what sort of trouble Noah was going to get himself into, but his entire world is spinning and it’s making you almost nauseous, (who can’t relate to that, am I right people?) he’s just really messed up but when he sees this illuminated pool he’s totally intrigued. The camera moves from underwater to above water playing with sound and peoples naked butts. It was just a really cool sequence that has to be appreciated. So Noah swims along and he’s sort of trying to get out of his messed up state because he has the case of the spins, he keeps swimming and then he sees a hot tub with two girls making out. And right here I knew, that girl was too skinny to be anyone else. He climbs into the hot tub and is sort of like ‘can I get in there?’ and ‘maybe I’ll just sit and watch’ until the skinny girl turns around and it’s (gasp) Whitney!!! His daughter!! There’s screams and splashes of water and Noah immediately jumps out of the hot tub, somehow finds his clothes and races out to his car. Inside the car he’s all wet and freaking out and finally, this idiot, finally grabs his phone which wasn’t even that hard to find it was in the back seat floor – that’s usually where it is when it drops between the seats. He opens his phone and he sees like a million missed calls from Alison and several thousand texts from her declaring her state of ‘having this baby tonight’ So his immediate reaction is to yell the F word a hundred times and drive off. He didn’t even bother calling her to tell her he’s on his way!! Oh maybe there was no cell signal? But also it was only like 9:30 pm which is pretty freakin’ early for all those sinful things to be happening inside the mansion. But I guess when there’s a hurricane there’s not much else to do?

Noah drives off like a freak who thinks he can drive, and obviously the roads are closed, but he’s Noah in a BMW so he thinks he can get through anything. He can’t, and gets stuck in this huge ditch of water and starts to cry. So this episode was obviously super metaphorical, maybe not obviously, but I will assume so. The storm coming is sort of like, it’s the point in the entire series where everyone’s s**t hits the fan. And hopefully, it’s the point where the next morning everyone’s made it through the storm and have found themselves on the other side, for a new beginning? I hope I got that right. But anyways, in that moment Noah’s sitting there and he’s crying like a little baby because he needs to get out of this situation. But also you realize he doesn’t even deserve to be there with Alison. Like this is where he put himself, he doesn’t deserve anything more. (And I came to this realization later on during the final scene with Alison)

Then we see Cole with his Latina lover inside Alison’s home and they too are waiting out the storm. Long story short because I want to get to the good part of this sequence. Cole walks over to a part of the wall where he drew how tall Gabriel was getting, and he goes on to tell Latina lover that he’ll do the same when they have kids of their own (also I didn’t realize how serious they were?) and then bombshell, Latina Lover tells Cole she can’t have kids and Cole lashes out by telling her his grandmother was right they have a family curse he’s never going to have a baby again. (I totally think Alison’s baby is Cole’s) Latina Lover has to leave, right after she gives Cole great words of advice. That the world doesn’t revolve around him and he’s such a drama queen sometimes. Bad things happen to everyone but you have to keep pushing forward and you have to keep living your life. So she leaves, and Cole decides to break into that ol’ moonshine and starts hallucinating, yay more creepy dream like sequences!

Shout out to the editor of this episode, and everyone else who worked on the production of this episode, it was absolutely amazing. This final end sequence of the episode had my anxiety peaking, and trust me, being stuck in a subway train while watching this episode is not a good idea. (A. because I was about to cry in public and B. it was so damn intense!!!)

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The last four minutes of the episode was cutting back and forth between Cole inside the cabin and Alison giving birth alone, while the storm was at its peak. Inside the hospital room, Alison is refusing to let that baby come out and in doing so the baby’s heart beat was slowing down. The doctor was yelling at her like ‘bi*** yo baby’s comin’ out whether you like it or not, so open wide!’ and ugh birthing scenes are generally disturbing but this one was disturbing and super sad, yet exciting because you’re like is it Cole’s baby? I think just for how they edited back and forth it would be safe to assume Alison’s baby is Cole’s baby, not Noah’s. So anyways, it’s cutting back and forth and Cole is desperately trying to yank the part of the wall with Gabriel’s markings on it, and he’s trying so hard but it won’t come off. And he looks out and he sees Gabriel but it’s like a blurry figure because the rain’s coming down so hard on the windows. And he’s calling out for him ‘daddy, come to the water with me’ or something of that nature because I refuse to watch that scene ever again. And Cole just stays up against the window and he starts crying, and then he starts spreading all the moonshine over the house. All while Alison is pushing for that baby to come out but she’s crying to because she doesn’t want to do it alone. And I’m just like why didn’t you call Cole!?!

Inside the cabin you can hear Alison’s faded screams while Cole starts to set the cabin on fire, as Alison’s pushing the baby out the heart monitor sounds a little sketchy but you’re like okay I really trust this doctor and she seems nice so she’ll make sure everything is okay!?? And then the cabin’s up in flames and the baby’s out and Alison’s just crying and it doesn’t look like she’s dying to hold it just yet. BTW it’s a girl had they mentioned that?

The next morning, okay you can take a big breath now because the storm has passed! We are through on the other side people! Alison’s holding her beautiful baby, she’s got her hair did, and she’s just enjoying this peaceful moment with her daughter. And then the doctor comes in and tells her Noah finally made it (useless) and he wants to come in. But Alison tells her not yet, and you’re like take that Noah! It was such a beautiful moment like it’s ‘just the two of us’.

I think this has to be my favourite episode of the series. What did you guys think of the episode? Do you think the baby is Cole’s? Why isn’t Alison telling the truth?

The Walking Dead: Mid-Season Finale Recap

I guess this is the part where we recap last night’s episode of The Walking Dead ‘Start to Finish’ which was the mid-season finale. So now that we’re halfway through another nail-biting season, I can officially announce that this has been the most ‘blah’ season of all time. I know, people will disagree, people will riot, but people are allowed their own opinions people! So let me finish.

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To be fair, my slippery slope didn’t start at the beginning of this season, in fact it started after the mid-season finale of last season where Beth is brutally murdered in front of the people that just spent an entire half season looking for her! And if that wasn’t bad enough, the only potential love story between Daryl and Beth was now over, so I was like wtf?

But you know, for the sake of all work related Walking Dead conversations and Twitter-verse debates, I tuned in and kept up with the show. Just so you have an idea, I cried more over Beth than I did for the Red Wedding. Which brings me to why I had trouble believing this season. Now that we’re (hopefully) over ‘Is Glenn dead or not dead’ waste of a storyline, it became this huge ‘Glenn Snow’ debacle because much like the popular Game of Thrones character Jon Snow, nobody believed Glenn was really dead. Which in my opinion, made this show a joke for the way Glenn did escape from that deathly alleyway. Read our rant about that here: But really, how the F did he survive that thing? And how did the zombies retreat so quickly? I’m still wondering about that, because in comparison to Alexandria, those zombies didn’t let up on the wall, they were just chillin’ out. Seems a little too convenient. Which is the perfect word to describe this entire front half of the season – convenient. Convenient for Rick’s stupid ass plan to herd the zombies away from Alexandria and that stupid horn goes off, convenient for Glenn to magically land under Nicholas and then crawling under a dumpster, convenient for the mid-season finale that the entire tower falls, and finally convenient that our entire veteran cast is tripping over themselves as if they’ve never walked before. What was up with that? Carol dropping her ammo? Like no, our characters are smarter than that and stop creating all these fake intense moments that shouldn’t be happening.

I don’t mean to rant, The Walking Dead was one of my favourite shows, but when I start to feel like I’m being duped and forced to feel a certain way  that isn’t authentic to our characters, that’s when I get annoyed, and that’s when I rant. The Walking Dead has never been cheesy, it’s been gory, it’s been ‘comic booky’, but it’s never been cheesy, and that all changed this season. Please comment and argue with me if you disagree!

Now, about that mid-season finale. Some people were freaking out because nobody died, I think it’s pretty sad that you’ve created a show where people only get excited when people die. It shouldn’t be about that, but that just means you’re writing is on a downhill slope. Nevertheless, we did have one death, albeit someone who we didn’t really care about – Deanna. I love her, I’ve loved her character from the beginning, and her finals words last night were beautiful. She goes out admitting she had a great life, she did what she loved to do right up until the end and there’s nothing more you could ask for. It was sad, but it was like ‘meh’ someone had to die, glad it wasn’t Maggie.

The episode was definitely intense, but there were some moments where again I felt like they were forcing me to feel some type of way. Like when Maggie’s crawling to the ladder and then the ladder falls off and then she’s clinging on and it’s like 45-seconds of intense music and obviously they’re not going to kill her! Stop trying to kill off the entire Greene family, and stop trying to kill Glenn! And don’t you dare try killing Glenn when Negan comes a knockin’! And then we had Carol running and she trips and all her bullets go flying – like wtf is going on? Is cobblestone that hard to walk on? They’re walking like they’re in 6-inch stilettos on cobblestone in the meatpacking distract.

Things get a whole lot worse when everyone is separated, Rick/Michonne/Deanna/Gabriel/Carl/Jesse/Ron run into Jesse’s house, but after Carl and Ron fight it out in the garage the walkers respond to the noise from the fight and run straight for the garage. Obviously time is of the essence and Rick FINALLY, FINALLY brings back the genius idea of covering themselves with zombie guts to walk through and escape the zombie herd.

So this is where things go really bad. Carol is locked up with Morgan after she finds out about that Wolf guy hiding in another home. She’s furious with him but he won’t let her kill the wolf guy. She pretends to be sleeping and she escapes and runs into the house that the wolf guy is tied up in. Except wolf guy is all busy with doctor girl because he’s totally trying to sneak attack her, but when Carol walks in you’re all like ‘phew all is good now’ but then Morgan catches up to her and they fight it out until Morgan knocks out Carol, and then wolf guy (surprise he’s not chained anymore) hits Morgan over the head and knocks him out. So you’re all idiots, basically. Then Tara/Army girl/Eugene stumble in and they’re all like pointing their guns to the wolf guy, but now he’s got the doctor girl in a headlock, and they’re idiots to so they drop their guns and let wolf guy run out with doctor girl. So we’ve established that we all hate Morgan now, but what about the others? Why can’t anyone except for Carol get sh** done??!!

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The final scene of the mid-season finale is a shot of the gang walking out of Jesse’s home covered in zombie guts, this is always a favourite scene of mine to see the zombies sort of sniffing at the humans unsure if they want to eat them or not. It’s totally nerve wracking and probably the best scene of the episode. It draws on a bit, and then in the end sissy boy aka Sam blurts out ‘mom, mom’ is this kid stupid? Does he not realize they’re surrounded by 50 zombies who might be tricked by smell but definitely not sound. Should be fun to see how that resolves when The Walking Dead returns in February.

But also, it’s important to mention there was a sneak peek of the February premiere a few minutes into AMC’s Badlands. Check out the promo below. It’s a chilling scene as we see a group of bikers who force Daryl to stop the truck (why didn’t they just run them over?), one of the bikers has a monologue in which he states everything that belongs to them now belongs to Negan. And there you have it, the baddest and biggest villain from the comic books will make his appearance in the back end of this season.

What do you guys think? Those bikers didn’t have W’s on their foreheads, does that mean the wolves is a complete separate gang from Negan’s? Why didn’t Glenn tell anyone else Maggie was pregnant? And why is Gabriel still on the payroll?

Hopefully these questions and more are answered when The Walking Dead returns on AMC in February 2016.

 

 

AHS HOTEL: ‘Room 33’ RECAP

I hate to admit this but I’ve been searching for points in the season that are going to disappoint me and eventually make me hate the season entirely. But the new season of American Horror Story: Hotel hasn’t done that just yet, and I’m starting to believe that I’m not going to be disappointed with this season. Like any other American Horror Story season, there’s a lot of stories floating around. The writers bring in a lot of characters, and then slowly disperse them or connect them to each other. We’re now in episode six of the Hotel season and things are starting to come full circle nicely. BTW, this recap will have spoilers. BTW, Will Drake has a nice butt.

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Lady Gaga: I think everyone had their uncertainties about Lady G filling the shoes of Jessica Lange, but she’s done an amazing job with her character this season. [Confirmed Gaga will return for the next season of AHS- whatever that may be] As the season progresses, I’m more enamored by her character and her motivations. I had a discussion with a friend a few weeks back and we were talking about Gaga being the villain of this season, and whether or not she’s supposed to be. Is she a villain? Should we assume she is mostly evil and a little nice? Or is she just a really complex character that has a good heart. Well, if you watched this week’s episode you probably know the answer to that. And it’s ironic that I was asking that question because I knew right from the start of this week’s episode, Tristan and Liz Taylor weren’t going to make it out alive.

As much as we’ve seen her give life to some characters, and in most cases she literally gave life to them or brought them back to life, she has a sense of ownership over them and she expects them to be loyal to her. She exudes this nurturing motherly figure, but really their happiness isn’t her concern, and her killing Tristan just shows that it’s all about her.

But an important flashback from this episode, 1924 Gaga shows up at the Murder House (season 1) to visit the doctor that everyone’s been raving about – the abortion doctor! Except Gaga isn’t having a baby, she’s having a demon baby. And when the doc pulls it out, it’s still alive and attacks the nurse. The better world would be slaughtered. But I guess since then Gaga has kept this demon baby  – Bartholomew hidden in Room 33, and for good reason that ish is fugly.

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Bartholomew: Super exciting that the entire time Gaga is kidnapping children around Southern California, she has a real baby of her own locked up in room 33. I mean it’s not a real baby, the face is pretty much torn off, and it has little beady eyes like a shark, but I mean it still came out of her V so it’s hers. We know about the baby because of the flashback, and then we see Gaga saying goodbye to it before she goes to Paris, and then Buffy the Vampire Slayer shows up at the hotel and wants to see little Bart. When Angela Bassett’s character enters room 33, she’s attacked by the demon baby. Also by this point we haven’t seen the demon baby yet. But anyways, John (Wes Bentley) is leaving the hotel after a bloody threesome, and before he zips up his suitcase demon baby hops into it! And then when John gets home demon baby escapes and lurks around the house. Scarlett is downstairs eating popcorn when dad sees the demon baby and shoots at it. Demon baby scurries off leaving a trail of blood. Scarlett gets sent back to her grandmothers, wow Chloe Sevigny is a ruthless mother she didn’t even want to look at her daughter now that she has Holden. Still outside, Chloe sees the demon baby and picks it up and brings it back to the hotel. When Lady Gaga returns she looks all worried and Chloe’s all like don’t worry I saved your baby just like you saved mine. And in the moonlit room Gaga doesn’t look so evil holding her demon baby.

Matt Bomer: Seems pretty useless right now, but he feels the need to preach to the two Swedish girls that died earlier in the season. “Find your purpose” he tells them, and I really hope he’s not quoting Justin Bieber. Ugh.

Liz Taylor: Is in love with Tristan and Tristan is in love with Liz Taylor! Who would’ve thought these two would fall for each other?

Tristan ‘When I come down to the lobby it’s like you’re genuinely happy to see me, I believe you’ Liz Taylor ‘You’re not gay for being with me, I’m a girl. Thank you for seeing the girl’

How cute are they though!? But you know sh**s about to go down because Tristan is Gaga’s boy toy and ain’t nobody going to steal her toys. Liz Taylor knows they’re screwed but he can’t help himself. PS, how much are you loving these 80s beats in the background? Gaga is too busy with Will Drake, until she’s not busy because uh…Will Drake is not a fan of the ladies. One quick text from the Countess ‘Cum up’ to Tristan and he knows he has to go.

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A. I love that Tristan calls her the Countess in his phone book B. His battery is charged fully even late into the night and C. Her spelling.

Long story short, when Tristan and Liz Taylor tell Gaga, she says okay you can have each other. And then she kills Tristan!!! Not shocking but totally ruthless!

The Challenge: Bloodlines PREVIEW

In case you haven’t heard, the new season of MTV’s The Challenge is called ‘Bloodlines’ and it’s a format that we’ve never seen on the show. Cast members from shows like ‘The Real World’, ‘Road Rules’, ‘Are You The One?’ will be paired up with a family member from back home. There are some major changes this season, opening up the casting to other shows like ‘Are You the One?’ I guess is a move to create a bigger fan base, but it’s usually always been Road Rules and The Real World people. Having watched a ton of Challenge seasons in the past, you definitely get used to seeing the same old people in every season and it makes it that much more entertaining. I have to say, I couldn’t get myself to watch the last season of The Challenge. The MTV show lost two of their cast members, Diem and Knight, and having the show return during that time was just really weird, I couldn’t get myself to watch it.

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But let’s get to the fun part. Here is the list of the contestants for this season: For pictures of the cast click here.

Aneesa and Rianna (Cousins)

Johnny Bananas and Vince (Cousins)

Camila and Larissa (Sisters)

Cara Maria and Jamie (Cousins)

Cohutta and Jill (Cousins)

Leroy and Candice (Cousins)

Nany and Nicole (Cousins)

KellyAnne and Anthony (Cousins)

Christina and Emily (Sisters)

Cory and Mitch (Cousins)

Dario and Raphy (Brothers)

Jenna and Brianna (Cousins)

Tony and Shane (Brothers)

Thomas and Stephen (Brothers)

As you can see some of the teams are mixed genders, male/female vs male/male so I’m wondering how this pair up is going to work. I’m hoping the dynamic of the new cast from Are You the One won’t be as awkward as I’m anticipating it to be. Hopefully TJ can pull this one together.

The Challenge: Bloodlines premieres Wednesday December 2nd on MTV.

Watch the trailer below

AHS HOTEL: ‘Room Service’ RECAP


‘I never knew how to live ‘til I died’, ‘You see everything when the world doesn’t see you’ were just some of the fantastic quotes from this week’s episode of American Horror Story: Hotel ‘Room Service’ This season is packed with different through line stories, but with every great Ryan Murphy/Brad Falchuk season it’s the beauty in the little things that make it entertaining.

Tonight, much like this week’s episode of Scream Queens was definitely a filler episode, but that doesn’t mean a filler episode can’t be just as cool.

Chloe Sevigny: Let’s start off with her because that’s how the episode starts. She’s sort of recovering from her vampire transformation, she’s doing the best she can with her pasty white skin and that sickly child with the measles. He’s on the verge of death now and so his mother is finally worried about him. But nothing seems to be working to save the kid, so Chloe takes a quick blood break in the nurse’s closet and swallows a few packs of the red juicy juice. Once her mind is back at ease and her thirst is quenched, she heads back to the boys room and injects his iv with her own blood, passing on the eternal life thingy that Gaga gave to her. So the kids magically healed, his mother is super impressed and takes her child back home just in time for Halloween day at school. Yay! Except the kid can’t even make it to school before he needs his blood supply and ends up killing his own mother in the kitchen, right before catching his yellow school bus!

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Angela B: Is back for a quick scene with Matt Bomer and his sickly mother, who is also in the middle of her transformation. (She was about to die but then her son Matt Bomer gave her the power of eternal life) So basically this vampire curse is just floating around right now and everyone is becoming a bloodsucker. This is low key the beginnings of Fear the Walking Dead right now. So anyways Matt Bomer convinces Angela that his mother can infiltrate the supreme Gaga, and they put her to work.

Kathy Bates: Enters the Hotel Cortez in fear of Gaga finding out that she’s been transformed into a blood sucker. She doesn’t want Gaga to know the truth, so she spends some quality time with Liz Taylor and that guy from Glee. Glee hipster and his hipster girlfriend check into the Cortez on the night of Halloween to get away from all the strollers and whiny kids. They want to smoke and chill in peace, and male hipster heard that the Cortez was owned by famed designer Will Drake so they decide to pop in. Kathy Bates is already been done with their hipster vibes and you already know she’s about to get freaky. But it gets better, the two hipsters order some room service ‘grilled romain and pate’ After taking their order Kathy’s about to have a major meltdown when Liz Taylor steps in and decides to help her. They go to the hotel kitchen where Liz Taylor admits that he’s not actually gay, he just wanted to be a woman and then Kathy bluntly says ‘I look at you and all I see is questions’ and so Liz Taylor throws us into his flashback life circa 1984.

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Liz Taylor: Aka Nick, a man with a family who worked in a field where he would get to fly all over the world and in doing so stay in his very own, very private hotel room. It would be here where he would undress, and dress as a woman. Except this time, he’s visited by Gaga who tells him ‘You walk like a man, dress like a man but smell like a woman’  She offers to help him become the goddess he was meant to be. Isn’t this Lady Gaga in her true self? I love it. And so Liz Taylor becomes Liz Taylor. And then he tells Kathy Bates to do whatever she wants and to not take sh** from nobody. And she goes right up with some cat food dressed as pate and murders both the hipsters with a wine bottle opener. Classic but so good.

Halloween: One of the craziest moments of the season goes to that random kid who had measles. He goes to school, bites the girl he has a crush on, and then everyone is just going buck wild, murdering their teacher then the principal. The school inevitably goes into a lockdown, but when the special forces arrive they’re looking for a man in a black mask, the kids magically know to listen to the kid with the measles and they’re all about to get away with murder. Take that Viola Davis!

Officer John Lowe: Gets fired for telling his boss about the devil’s night dinner with all the serial killers and has sex with Sally

Chloe Sevigny: Is back at the hotel where Gaga tells her she’s going to spend the rest of her life with Holden, but she’ll also be taking care of the other children. Which means Gaga definitely knows something’s up with Kathy Bates and is going to take her out. The final shot of the episode is Holden and his mother getting into his coffin. Ugh so creeps.

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What did you guys think of the episode? What do you guys think of this season so far?

R