The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors (halfshellvenus) wrote,
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors

Blue Man group of one...

Last week, I mentioned Z Nation, and how I was confused about some of the plot points of Season 3. I read some episode summaries, and it turns out that I did see the "pre-season" episode that was supposed to have taken place in the middle of Season 2... but it was one of the reasons parts of S3 weren't making sense. This is kind of like Season 4 of Fringe, where they ran a flash-forward episode showing the setting and characters of Season 5 (maybe to prepare viewers for the upcoming time jump?). It just left you feeling like, "Wait, what? Who are these people? Did I miss an episode?"

Saturday night, we watched Reservoir Dogs with our son, who has been seeing other Tarentino films (not that I fully approve). It was more violent than I remembered (or am comfortable with), and I had completely forgotten about the random racism that rears up several times during the movie. I remembered it being in Pulp Fiction (and it was one of the reasons I hated it), but argh... Does Tarentino somehow think it makes his characters more "authentic" if the white men just veer off into throwing the N-word around and spouting off stereotypes every now and then? Like the sexism and the trash-talking with each other wasn't enough (and yes, those did seem realistic for that bunch)?

I still liked the movie overall, though I found myself waiting for the "Keyser Soze" thing to come up, which means I ran it together in my head with The Usual Suspects. *Ahem* It reminded me of why I once had a thing for Tim Roth, who was adorable back in those days. There was also the seemingly epic love story of Mr. Orange and Mr. White. The decision to make Mr. White so compassionate was one of the things that made the story more interesting-- you don't expect it. That portrayal got me hooked on Harvey Keitel, and with Bad Lieutenant and The Piano coming out within about 18 months of that movie, I became a solid fan of his work. I just looked at his page. Holy crap! He really gets very steady work. That list is longer than most character actors.

HalfshellHusband and I saw the S4 premiere of Sleepy Hollow, too. I'm really caught between hating that the stupidity of the show's producers caused the actress who played Abbie to leave (the Ichabod & Abbie chemistry was the heart of the show) while also having to admit that I adore Tom Mison as Ichabod. I want to punish the show, and probably will, but I am weak where Ichabod's charms are concerned and HSH is no better. *groan* We'll see.

So, it's past midnight on a Monday night, which means I need to get to bed before another work day starts. Here's hoping you're all doing well.

Tags: me, movies, random, tv

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