1. I’ve been really frustrated with Game of Thrones
lately. I fully understand that they have to make changes from the books, and that’s fine. It’s when they make changes that, to me, completely alter the characterization of a particular person, done for no reason that I can see, that I get frustrated. But I got the season 2 soundtrack, and a few of the song titles gave me hope that some things will be included that I thought they’d cut. There are some things that HAVE to happen with certain characters like Arya, that they’ve skipped. Unless they plan on completely altering her story in the last two books, there’s a rather important scene missing. But I guess they have two episodes left. Also the last song on the soundtrack
has me very excited (potentially spoilery song title). PUKING FROM EXCITEMENT.
2. I’m doing a rewatch of Lost
. Just, god. I love these people so much. It’s almost embarrassing, because I never expected in a million years for this show to have such a strong emotional hold on me. It just kind of crept up on me, and then I was sobbing for two and a half hours straight during the finale and it was incredibly undignified, but also super cathartic. It was a good cryfest. I never expected to be totally in love with a character like Sawyer, who was such a cliche for awhile but grew up into a Big Damn Hero and became a genuinely good, loving guy who sacrificed himself for his friends, and fell in love with the most fantastic woman on this entire show, who suffered so much but endured it with grace and badassery and snark. And Sayid and Locke and Jin & Sun and DESMOND and Hurley and Ben Linus and RICHARD ALPERT and Charlie and Claire and the Freighties and even boring old Jack and Kate, I even grew to like them too. OH SHOW.
But it’s really funny to watch them all at the beginning, when really important characters have to introduce themselves. Like, “Hi! I’m John Locke!” “Oh hey John, I’m Jack! I’m certain we won’t be locked into a battle of dueling ideologies in a few months!” “Seems legit!”
3. I’m really sad about Community
and how the show as we know it is over. :((( This is really the worst of all possible outcomes, because they gave us that hope, then they took it away and replaced it with some ersatz crap that they thought would fool us. At least the end of season 3 made a good series finale. I will watch season 4, but I think, like sparky77
, I am going to be viewing it as just live action fanfic. I have been a fan of shows that get rid of the creative heart of the show - like West Wing
- and it’s just depressing to watch. I don’t even remember what happened in the last three seasons of TWW because I’ve never had any desire to rewatch it.