But seriously, is four episodes going to be enough? When i first read about Netflix’s revival of one of our generation’s classic television shows (I was in elementary school when it aired so it’s a classic for me) I was beyond excited. I wasn’t watching it religiously when it aired, but getting to see them again on Netflix brought back the nostalgia (Netflix’s grand plan).
Gilmore Girls always reminds me of fall, cinnamon-y spiced lattes (before pumpkin spice was a thing) and family! Some of their best moments were at the dinner table when Rory and Lorelai were at her moms. If you’ve ever had a overbearing/loving grandmother, you’d know these scenes are the funniest. Kelly Bishop is queen.
The reunion special will be a four-part special that takes place over the four seasons, from the looks of the trailer it seems like everyone’s back. Even Sookie St.James (Mellisa McCarthy) is coming back after reports said she didn’t hear about the reunion in time, you know, because she’s a big star now and all. But we love her and glad she’ll be back. In between getting away with murder, Paris (Liza Weil) also returns to Stars Hollow, and all of Rory’s men appear in the trailer, so you know it’s about to go down.
If you haven’t heard, Rory’s grandfather played by Edward Hermann passed away in 2014, and it seems like our girls are going to be dealing with his death. I can’t imagine how hard it must’ve been to return to set and not have him there. It reminds us of how much time has passed since the show ended in 2007, and jeez we’re getting old.
Check out the trailer below. The four-part special airs on Netflix on November 25th.
It’s been a long and resentful 8 months, waiting around to find out who was at the end of Negan’s baseball bat. If you didn’t watch the season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead last night, well then too bad, because here comes a bunch of spoilers. I mean at this point I’m not really spoiling anything, this sequence has been drawn out for months and frankly, made me feel nothing when the bat came swinging down…twice.
Read on and comment below, we want to hear what you guys thought of the premiere.
This new world is going to suck without Glenn, but coming out of a season that saw Glenn in numerous close calls made this premiere easier to deal with. I prepared myself for his death like five different times last season, and last night I was just ready for the outcome and less worried about who he was going to kill.
So my money was on Glenn and Maggie, I suspected a double death just because the writers had to come back big with that horrible ending last season. Glenn was my first choice because he was a big enough character, they kept him around even after all those fake deaths, and he dies in the comic book in this exact scene. I suspected Maggie because realistically who wants to cast for a baby in a zombie apocalypse, and it would’ve looked uber tragic if she had reacted to Glenn’s death, and then Negan having to kill her. But that didn’t happen. Negan lands on Abraham after his ‘eeny-miney-moh’ bullsh** game, kills him, and then at some point Daryl gets so upset he punches Negan in the face, and then Negan punishes the group by killing Glenn.
In his final words, Glenn whispers to Maggie, ‘I will find you’ which is the cutest freakin’ thing ever, and is my favourite moment from this episode. Surprisingly, Maggie isn’t shrieking in hysteria, she’s oddly quiet, and quietly crying. Glenn’s death comes as a surprise in that sequence, but you just had to know they weren’t going to leave us with Abraham as the only casualty.
My first issue with this episode was the first 30 minutes, when Negan takes Rick into the fog, I wasn’t feeling this sequence with Rick’s flashbacks, and Negan was just getting on my nerves with his drawn out monologues. He was freakin’ talking to Rick from inside the RV while Rick was on the roof, like come on dude just stop, stop for a minute! Also the writers totally make you wait until halfway through the episode to find out who Negan kills, which by this point I’m sure fans are already fed up with the 8 month wait time, and then another 30 minutes, it was too much. They should’ve started the episode off right where they ended it last season.
Am I the only one that’s bothered by Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s portrayal of Negan? Like I don’t know if it’s his acting, or the lines they’ve written for him, he’s just really annoying. He’s way too theatrical for someone who is in charge of a biker gang, and he has these drawn out monologues that are so charming they’re almost boring. He just needs to be mean, kill, and move on, but he takes his time with everything and is conveniently the perfect character to fill up a 42-minute time slot.
Anyways, my next concern is at the end of the episode, when Negan and his crew leave the scene and our group is slowly getting up, Maggie is awkwardly calm. She looks like sh** and needs to see a doctor, but she insists the group leave her alone with Glenn so she can mourn, and then she’ll get her ass over to the hilltop. It just felt like something was missing here, can she freak out, can she have an emotional break down? Can some really sad Grey’s Anatomy type music start playing?? Nothing is happening, until Sasha stands up in a ‘I got dis we feminists now’ way and she tells the group she’s going to take Maggie to the hilltop and protect her. All the ladies are getting into formation and I’m so down for this, but still I’m not crying, and I should be crying at this point.
RIP to Abraham, there’s not much to say about him other than he went out like a mean SOB, ‘Suck my nuts’ he tells Negan after he gets his first blow of the barbed wire bat. And then his two wives find a nice place to bury him.
So that leaves me with two characters dead and gone, and I don’t really feel any way about it. You know I think the writers wanted to create this suspenseful cliff-hanger, a cheap cliff-hanger, and fans didn’t respond to it nicely. They’re killing off two great characters, there doesn’t need to be any suspense, it just needed to happen and I think the fans would’ve loved it regardless. But, 8 months later you feel cheated as a viewer, and those emotions of losing a character are overpowered by disappointment and intolerance.
Shoutout to the quick scene of the entire group having a peaceful outdoor dinner with Glenn, Abraham, and Maggie’s unborn baby (why was the wine untouched??). But of course Negan had to ruin it with his stupid echoe-y narration, ugh get outta here! I’m out, wake me up when Maggie becomes the leader of the feminist uprising.
I can pinpoint the exact moment when I questioned my loyalty to The Walking Dead. November 30th 2014 was the mid-season finale, Beth dies, Daryl carries her lifeless body in his arms, Maggie arrives in slow motion to see her dead sister, sad story, soul crushed forever. My loyalty didn’t falter because someone died, that happens all the time on this show. It was the way the writers built up to Beth’s storyline, spending half the season ‘looking’ for her, and then conveniently killing her off in the mid-season finale.
And I totally understand, nobody is immune to dying, obviously this is the zombie apocalypse, people are dropping like flies, but why do some deaths feel more justified than others? Hershel, Lori, Tyrese, Noah were all deaths that made sense, or felt right when they happened, sorry Noah we just didn’t care about you. But with Beth dying, it felt like the writers needed a big bang for the mid-season finale.
Fast forward a few months later, much to the dismay of my watercooler chatters, I kept watching TWD but always with a wary eye. I knew a sh***y cliff-hanger finale was just around the corner and I wasn’t going to be fooled again.
I wasn’t fooled when Glenn got caught in the swivel door with Noah and the writers tried to get us to believe Glenn was going to die in a swivel door! Or, that they even assumed killing off Noah would create a stir in all of our hearts. Um, let’s just take in Beth died because of Noah, so frankly, I salute those zombies that chewed Noah’s face off. Boy, bye.
And then it happened again, the notorious mid-season finale cliff-hanger, with Glenn and Nick on the dumpster. Don’t even get me started on this scene, we’ve ranted enough about it in a previous post. But did they actually think we thought Glenn would die? Yes, because they’re banking on their Walking Dead fans to fall for cheapy cliff hangers. Nick blows his brains out, Glenn falls into the swarm of zombies and cut to black because it’s the mid-season final and everybody is freaking out because Glenn might be dead. Fast forward a few months and a f few overtly ambiguous Walking Dead promos later, and Glenn magically escapes the dumpster after hiding from a hundred zombies. Okay, now he decides to go back home.
But he’s not out of the danger zone just yet, the writers want to keep him in the danger zone a little longer because we’re halfway through the back end of the season and nothing crazy has happened so almost killing Glenn again is what they’re going to do, again. But he fights his way out again! He prevails, all while his baby momma watches. Maggie is basically us, the audience, watching and being like ‘is this going to end on another cliff hanger though?’
Now that leaves us with the Negan season finale, and just when you think the writers are going to give the fans everything, it cuts to black and that’s it. We have to wait six months to see who Negan’s going to kill? And then on top of that shi***y ending, claim that the ending was ‘the end of one story and next season will be the beginning of another story’. That wasn’t an ending that was like a ‘to be continued’ just call it like it is Scott M. Gimple.
But nevertheless, the cast and crew of The Walking Dead insist this season will be the season of all seasons, it will be the ‘craziest season yet’, ‘you haven’t seen crazy until you see Negan crazy’. No, I’ve definitely seen crazy, I’ve seen Cersei so crazy she blows up half the friggin’ cast of Game of Thrones while they’re in church. I’ve seen crazy, just not on your show.
And that’s why I’m never watching The Walking Dead ever again, I admit I’ll be there to see who Negan finally kills (sorry Glenn, and possibly Maggie) but I doubt I’ll be there every Sunday night. To be honest, I’d rather be with Blac Chyna and Rob on E!
Also, the Walking Dead crew should stop comparing themselves to the Game of Thrones production, the smaller budget and longer season never stopped them from reaching ratings heights before, so get your sh** together Scott.M Gimple and stop whining.
I just finished watching the second episode of FOX’s new baseball drama, Pitch, and I have to say, I’m really loving it. If you don’t already know, the story is about Ginny Baker the first woman to ever make it into professional baseball. When I first heard about the Pilot, there was no way I thought this show would be as good as it is, like that premise already sounds so cheesy. But really people, so far they’ve been doing everything right and here’s why.
Kylie Bunbury aka Ginny Baker
I think for any new show, you need that one face, that one actor that’s going to make it all click and really convince the audience this is a real thing. For newcomer Kylie Bunbury she plays the role of Ginny perfectly. I don’t know how or where they found this girl, but she is truly perfect in this role. In the second episode, “The Interim”, we see Ginny come out of her shell a little more, with having to stand up for her coach (who made some sexist comment a few years back) and she really has to fight for her spot in the guy’s locker room. Obviously, she’s not there yet, she has to change behind a curtain at away games, but the show brings up the theme of men and women living equally without it sounding too feminist-y. It could’ve been easy for the writers to take the show in that direction, but they constantly keep Ginny and the rest of her crew in the middle area that introduces different themes.
They play a huge role in Pitch, if I’m not mistaken some of the segments they show on the TV are actual hosts from sports programs, and they’ve used the reporters in the show to cover Ginny and the Padre’s story. If you’re at all interested in the sports world, it really throws you into the chaos that is the media and how much power they have over the coaching staff, and the players. Also, we learn that Mike Lawson played by Mark Paul Gosselaar was previously married to one of the sports reporters, and he basically tells her he’s about to retire so he’s down to make it work, but she’s all like ‘no I got engaged so I’m over you’
The Team and The Baseball Wife
So one of the things that I’m loving with this show is how you think something’s going one way, but then the writers take you in a completely different direction, and that’s really exciting. So much of TV now is predictable (Scandal, Pretty Little Liars) it’s nice to be thrown a curve ball and have us on our toes. The first character that threw me off was Evelyn Sanders who is Blip Sanders’ wife. I just thought she’d be some next baseball wife, but they’re already shaping her character to be this really funny, supportive and loving wife. I’m sure some drama is going to happen later in the season with Ginny, but she’s cool and they could’ve used the archetype for her role but they didn’t.
The entire team is mixed with different opinions, most of the guys are against Ginny, but it seemed like by the end of the second episode, the team was coming together and enjoyed dancing with G-baby (Hardball reference). It’s not going to be a one episode thing, where magically all the guys are cool with her being on the team, but it’ll be exciting to see how each player connects and embraces her. Or maybe they don’t, at least she’s got MPG and his beard on her side.
Part of Ginny’s team is her agent/PR person, Amelia, played by Ali Larter. She kills it, she’s like the Ari Gold of Pitch, and in the second episode we see a little more about her past and how she got around to signing Ginny. There was a second where I questioned Amelia, and how much time she spends on Ginny, because she’s always around. Like, doesn’t she have other clients? and then we find out the truth at the end of the episode. We see Amelia’s flashback and know that she needed Ginny just as much as Ginny needed Amelia. Just when you think Amelia is about to come clean and open up to Ginny, she gives her the excuse that ‘she needed her’ and that’s the end of that, for now.
Most jaw dropping moment!
It doesn’t even involve Ginny, but it happens at the end of episode two when MPG’s character walks out of the hotel club and spots Amelia at the bar. Literally, nothing is said, he gives her this sexy look and walks over to her, sits down, she closes her MacBook, and they just look at each other, and it cuts to black. It was such a sexy scene and there was literally no sex involved. Jaw dropped and now I’m excited for episode three.
We’re back from summer hiatus along with some of our favourite shows. Here is our fall tv preview and what we think of some of these new additions. Basically this is our ‘if you’re not watching you should definitely be watching’ list.
Probably the most talked about show this fall, it premiered on HBO last Sunday, and everyone’s dubbing it ‘the new Game of Thrones’ Okay, it’s probably the farthest thing from the Game of Thrones world, but it’s an HBO production, and let me tell you they did not cheap out on this one. If you were a fan of the Matrix movies, you’ll most likely be a fan of Westworld. I, however, was not a Matrix fan nor am I remotely interested in anything sci-fi. BUT, I enjoyed every second of the premiere and I am officially obsessed. If you’re down for a show that requires attention but pays it forward with a boat load of Easter eggs, this is the show for you.
Okay we’re leaving HBO for cheaper television, but hey, there’s still some good stuff on here. Pitch is the story of the first female baseball player to enter the male professional baseball world. I know it sounds so cheesy and I was so not going to watch this show, but I was pleasantly surprised.
They put you right into the world of ‘her’ on her first professional game day experience, and it all seems so wild you’re intrigued by this new world. The writing is witty and empowering. It’s a feminist show without being a feminist show – does that make sense ? ‘Her’ name is Ginny Baker played by Kylie Bunbury and she slays (sorry I couldn’t find another word okaaay), she finds the perfect balance between cocky sports player and vulnerable rookie.There’s also a lineup of good actors, Ali Larter plays her agent and is basically the female version of Ari Gold. Mark Consuelos plays the manager of the baseball team and he’s meh. Then you have bearded Zach Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) playing the A-list sports star of the team. He looks really old compared to her. In typical fashion, she’ll probably have a romance with him but I’m really hoping she doesn’t because this is 2016, there’s a girl playing baseball with a bunch of guys and we’re doing something different! So no more predictable storylines – I’m looking at you deceased family members!
I’m someone who considers Ryan Murphy and his crew Jesus and his disciples. Seriously, that crew just know how to make relevant and good TV. Scream Queens was one of my favourite shows last fall, and with a promise that each season will be a different ‘setting’ you naturally stick around to see what’s next. This season we find all our favourite peeps plus some new ones at C.U.R.E – a medical institution that Dean Munsch opens because she’s basically filthy rich and wants to change the health care system. But also you know she’s got some secret plan. Oh and there’s a green monster this time around haunting the halls of the hospital. My favourite security enforcement solutions officer is back (Niecy Nash), newly graduated from Quantico (I died) she’s all about finding the killer, who she still thinks is Zayday (Keke Palmer). I was laughing through this entire write up, they kill me.
Rob and Blac Chyna
I feel like I’m just going down the TV totem pole here, but considering half of television is reality television and half the universe is Kardashian, it’s only fitting Rob’s new show is on here. Seriously, I loved Rob, and then he got all sad and disappeared and I missed him! But now he’s back, he definitely still has issues and I have no idea how he’s about to be a parent but hopefully Scott can give him a few pointers. (Sarcasm) Also, Chyna’s pretty cool. Here’s to hoping Kylie does in fact realize things this year and actually makes a mends with both her boyfriend and brothers’ baby mama. Guys don’t judge me, I want to see him win! (Oprah voice)
How to Get Away with Murder
Like I feel like at this point we pretty much know how to get away with murder, now in its third season the drama seems to be repeating itself just a tad but we’re giving V-Davis and crew a chance. Frank is crazy – let’s just call it like it is. He’s friggin hot as hell but he crazy, and with his new haircut he looks even crazier. Honestly, sometimes the drama is just too next level on this show, but now I kinda wanna see Laurel and Wes have a thing. Also, more flashbacks from the season premiere, V’s house gets burned down and someone doesn’t make it. My money’s on Billy Brown. Stay tuned, because if you don’t you’re gong to get confused with all those time jumps.
Let us know of your favourite shows this Fall season and we will get on them!
Last night was the season six finale of Game of Thrones titled “Winds of Winter”, and a long with winter came a boat load (pun intended) of other things.
Seriously, best season finale ever, probably one of the best episodes the entire series has ever had. How they fit all of this into that, we’ll never know, just watch the episode, please. And then listen to our recap below.
Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones titled ‘No One’ might have been their weakest episode of the season, but with our sights set on episode nine and ten, we reflect on how the writers have set up all these different story lines, and how they’ll unfold by the end of the season.
Listen to our podcast recap below and let us know what you think!
Since Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones ‘The Broken Man’ there’s been talk about two major events. Spoiler alert: Sandor Clegane is back and alive, and he’s gonna get his kill bill on…we don’t know who is first on his list but here’s to hoping its Cersei? The other spoiler ironically goes to the person that left him for dead – Arya Stark. Arya had left the house of Black and White and is on her way out of Braavos and trying to by passage on a ship. She takes a stroll through the town one last time and is approached by a cute little old lady. Only this lady ain’t so cute and definitely not old and is actually the Whaif in disguise. She stabs Arya a few times and really jabs the knife into Arya’s stomach, Arya manages to break free and tosses herself into the water below. The Whaif seeing the bloody water decides Arya’s dead and walks away smiling.
But then Arya breaks through the water’s surface and she’s alive! But badly injured and since she has nowhere else to go she walks through the bazaar clutching her bloody stomach starring at everyone’s faces and hoping the Whaif isn’t one of them to finish her off.
So that’s where we leave off with Arya, BUT the previews from episode 8 do show Arya jumping off a building and in the description it says ‘Arya is not alone’. Either way people, she’s alive. Our girls going to be okay. But while we wait to see what actually happens, let’s dive into the many theories of Arya Stark.
Theory #1 – Jaqen H’ghar
I mean the dude has an apostrophe in his name so you really don’t know what to expect from him. With those baby blue eyes, he’s like the Justin Bobby of Game of Thrones, one minute he’s evil and breaking your heart, and the other minute he’s scooping you up on his motorcycle and saving you from a really bad Brandy recording session. I still believe Jaqen H’ghar will come through for Arya, I don’t believe that he’s going to let her die after everything they’ve been through. I think the Whaif is pure evil and I’ll be completely surprised if Jaqen let’s that bi*** survive. You know, I just never saw Jaqen as a villain, as someone who would quickly turn his back on our girl, but I mean she did mess up a few times so maybe he’s done with her.
Theory #2- Arya Wasn’t Really Arya
People everywhere are going cray because let’s face it Arya > Sansa and everybody is freaking out right now. It’s hard for me to believe Arya would be walking around town and not having her eyes out for the Whaif. She knows she’s on Jaqens hit list now. Some people are saying that Arya could’ve been using one of the faces, so the person the Whaif stabbed wasn’t really Arya. But here’s what doesn’t make sense with this theory. If she really was using someone else’s face I think the writers would’ve went hard and then just killed fake Arya, maybe finished the episode with the shot of the bloody water. Why not use that Ace card if you can totally bring her back? (Maybe because this show isn’t as lame as The Walking Dead and Glenn doesn’t fake die 30 times) So there’s that, but also I think within her story, the stabbing adds a different type of struggle, we’ve never seen Arya this badly hurt, she’s always been able to count on herself but now she’ll have to find someone to help her out. (I find this theme resonates with the rest of her siblings as Bran was rescued by Benjen and Sansa connected with Jon.) It’s come to a point in all the Starks’ journeys where they can no longer make it on their own, they’re going to need outside help, and I think if you see the importance of that, then this theory might not add up.
Theory #3- She’ll Be Saved By the Play Actors
So I didn’t realize this until an interview with DB/DW that the play within a play scenes in Braavos are actually really important. I just figured it was a satirical way of looking at the events of the show and Arya happens to have to kill fake Cersei. But seeing how Arya stopped fake Cersei from dying, she might be the only person in Braavos that might actually want to help Arya and have the means to do it. Also how beautiful the irony would be that in the end fake Cersei ends up being the one to save Arya. It definitely is a believable theory, just look at Jon and his wildling friends. He decided to save them how many seasons back and they still stand behind him now. It just goes to show that any good deed isn’t forgotten in GGRM’s world, you just might have to wait a LONG time before you get something good.
Theory #4 – Syrio Forel
So fans everywhere are losing their sh** because last week we saw Sandor Clegane return from the dead, well he wasn’t really dead, he just never ended up dying. Which is also important to remember that it’s really, really hard to kill a Clegane brother. Now, people are believing in the power of ‘I need to see it to believe it’ which basically means we never saw Arya’s trainer Syrio Forel (who was from Braavos) actually die. We just heard clanging of swords from him and the night’s guard and we just assumed he was dead. I mean the dude was literally holding a wooden stick and was up against like 3 guards in full armour. In my opinion, I think he is dead, but again we didn’t see it happen so we don’t know. But that connection could still be there in Braavos, she could run into his wife or kid or something, but I just don’t know how they would know who she is / how she would know who they are. As I mentioned the description for episode 8 says something about ‘Arya is not alone’ and for some reason every time I say that in my head I hear Syrio’s voice, so maybe.
Theory #5 – Samwell Tarly
That is all I’m going to say about that.
Whatever happens, or whoever happens I think Arya will definitely make it through. I can’t imagine the writers killing her off now, there’s just so much more we expect from her. I’m still waiting on the day she meets Khaleesi. That will be like my Drake showing up on stage at a Rihanna concert, which did happen and I did see it, so Arya, get to werk.
A lot of Game of Thrones fans were disappointed with this week’s episode titled, ‘The Broken Man’ mostly because it did seem like a filler episode that basically spent the hour setting everything up for the remainder of the season. Having said that, there were still so many good moments throughout the hour – and one very special appearance from someone who we assumed was left for dead. Also Lady Olenna absolutely demolished Cersei with the greatest monologue of all time. OF ALL TIME!
No Spoilers here – but listen to our recap podcast and join the discussion!