Finally got a chance to get down to the riverfront to see this. Incredible. #HealSTL…
Tag: Open Thread
By Kendra James (subbing in this week for Arturo Garcia)
Content Warning: Mentions of sexual assault.
Why is the volume on this show constantly turned up to 11? Use of dramatic tension becomes less effective if its the only thing used to advance the story along. Unless it’s desired outcome was thoroughly succeeding in turning Scandal into a show that I have less emotional attachment to than the adolescent canines over on MTV. In that, it’s succeeded.
This week we were introduced to the older Grant children who’ve been away at boarding school for three seasons of television (we’ll ignore the fact that the calibre of boarding school those kids would likely be at are in session for far less time and have far more and longer vacations than their absence would indicate), as Scandal attempted to refocus some of the parent/child drama way from Olivia and Eli over to the Grants and their brood.
That was all less exciting than the D&G maternity cloak Lynn Paolo had Kerry Washington swishing around the White House in, but here are a few stray observations:
It took me less than one 24 hour cycle to watch a full season of Orange…
Hosted By Joseph Lamour
The True Blood S6 finale ended with a lot of big-ish to enormously relevant moments to Sookie and company. Even with with the Killy Kill McKill mood of season 6, I’m elated to note that all of my favorite old and new characters survived to the credits. Although next season remains to be seen.[/caption]
Before we begin the long journey to accepting that we won’t see Jason Stackhouse’s abs for almost a year, partake in some. SPOILERY FINALE EPISODE TIDBITS for sharing — after the cut.
Read the Post True Blood Open Thread 6.10: “Radioactive”
Hosted by Joseph Lamour
I think this was the best episode of True Blood in quite some time, don’t you think? After the end of the hour, I realized I didn’t roll my eyes at nearly anyone. I’m thinking the last great episode was in Season 4 when Sookie and Amnesi-Eric first slept together (two seasons ago!) and also in the same episode a bewitched Jessica walked into the sun and I had to wait a whole week to find out she didn’t die. (I remember being pretty sure that I would have stopped watching in protest if the almost-death of Babyvamp Jess was an actual one. Given the frequency of characters meeting their maker (at least 1 per episode these days) I’m pretty sure I’ll consider a boycott if/when she does — knock on a wooden stake.
Shifting back to this past installment, the cast and crew of this HBO show sometimes show to us from time to time; during the gore and the camp and the bizarre, they hit it out of the park and remind us, “We can be super awesome. Our boss did in make Six Feet Under.” Keep it up, television show.
Discussion points with a side of SPOILERS for True Blood 6.9: “Life Matters” are under the cut:
Hosted By Joseph Lamour
Read the SPOILERY talking points and discuss the latest episode of True Blood 6.8, “Dead Meat” after the cut.
By Joseph Lamour
Man. No supporting player is safe from the gauntlet this season.
Spoiler filled discussion points for True Blood Episode 6.7, “In The Evening” are below the cut.
Hosted by Joseph Lamour True Blood is really veering off from the books, isn’t it?…