This is more for personal tracking. I have a feeling that I’ll forget something. Look, I’ll even include programs that I don’t care about anymore but people still hold onto for some reason.
Mid-season TV! My impression of programming for summer fillers has always been pessimistic, especially if they’re fresh concepts. Networks at this time are like, “Everyone is travelling, so let’s just throw some random bullshit and see what sticks”. You usually don’t get a Mad Men or The Killing every time, you know? They only put on their serious hats in time for Fall.
So what’s crap and what’s worth watching? Here’s stuff new and old.
When Rudimental first released its debut single Spoons, I fell in love. It was chill, silken, soulful, and it gave me a profound heartache I couldn’t get away from. The vocals were magical, and I couldn’t figure out why people weren’t fonder of the song. If this was the tone they were going to set for themselves as an outfit, I would be a longtime fan.
Then they blew up when Feel The Love took over the charts – a song so different from their first entry that I thought they quit their sound altogether in search of mainstream recognition. Turns out, that after many months and singles later, Rudimental was just proving that they were – and still are – the most high-impact, versatile quartet of music maestros I’ve ever had the pleasure of hearing from the electronic scene.
The best time for me to review things is really when I’m in a drunken stupor because I am at my most straightforward. So to cut to the chase, here’s the shows I’ve been watching, new and old, and what I think of them.
Sometimes when you’re trying to be creative you just need a little background music to put you in the right mood. While I still keep my writing secret for the most part, I can still share the stuff that gets the juices going.
I hereby present my fanmixes!
My interest in Hannibal was most shallow – I wanted to stare at Hugh Dancy’s hot model face for a change, when usually I’d climb up walls in heat over strong female characters. I got that, and found that he was in fact, quite the thespian. And somewhere along the way, I was entranced by the effectively scary-yet-extremely personable Mads Mikkelsen, who very easily made me forget how iconic Anthony Hopkins really was in the same title role.
But you know what was the best surprise about Hannibal? I saw what it was like to kill someone, and was told about how it possibly felt – and I liked it.
Today will be a lowdown of two episodes: Andrea finally wakes up from her Governor-hazed delusion after countless episodes of people trying to slap the reality into her. I hate Andrea, but y’know, it isn’t too bad. And once we’re out of the way with filler, onto the next ep that has got my boyfriend and I feeling horribly depressed by its end. It hurts, oh yes, it hurts.