Since practically dropping out of society for a couple of weeks to fulfill my need for SoA, I decided to barrage my brain with other things… Starting with 2 Broke Girls.
Season 2 starts off strong with the same old shenanigans in the restaurant as usual, with Sophie and Oleg sharing their disgusting (and hilariously to the point) back and forth, Caroline being Caroline, and Max poking fun at the customers to their faces. These interactions are where the show really gets it’s comedy. It’s not classy or clever by any means, but it’ll make you smile every time and shows you a nice jaded view of the world from a very funny angle.
There is something really nice about switching gears from something very thrill and drama heavy to something as light as this, lemme tell ya. It lets me breathe for a while before jumping back into Sons next week. 😉
I’d like to start this post by mentioning that I feel bad for not having posted in over a week, actually closer to 2. Ok, it’s been more than that… which is definitely a long time in the blogosphere, but I’ve been catching up on Sons of Anarchy so at least I’m doing my “job” to a certain extent.
And holy hell what a job it is!
I know I’ve mentioned that I’d forgotten a few things about the show, but I think the most important thing I forgot was just how captivating it is. I can’t believe how much it just grabs you and doesn’t let go. I’m actually kind of sad that I’m almost all caught up, because then I’m just left to wait til the next episode airs… and I hate waiting. Regardless, season 5 here I come!
SONS OF ANARCHY: SEASON 5 = MIND-BLOWING.
I cannot express to you just how much awesome this show contains. It ‘s just gripping right off the bat, and makes your head spin every 5 minutes. One minute you’re thinking one thing and the next minute someone is getting their brain blown out.
** WARNING: Really vague spoilers***
Season 5 starts off with a series of very unfortunate events that just make me think “how the hell are they going to get out of this one?” and even to the point that I don’t think they are. Everything has been going so wrong from the beginning it’s hard to see where the MC will have an opportunity for salvation. By episode 3 there have already been too many terrifying events happen to number and it seems like after the recent death of one of the major players in the club that none of the characters are safe anymore. There are debts out to some very scary people that need to be claimed before anyone gets out of the fire, and it doesn’t look like there will be much left of the Reaper Crew once all the dust settles. Tis Shakespeare. Very unfortunate. But it does make for some amazing TV.
In all my excitement catching up with the Sons, I forgot to watch premiers for just about everything else I was excited for! I feel like an ass, but Sons of Anarchy is so good that I have ignored the rest of TV for it… and I don’t feel bad or regret it for a minute!
JUST A BIT “MEH”
Amid my non-stop streaming of the show I had to take one break because the players were taking FOREVER to load, so I watched the premier of season 8 of How I Met Your Mother (holy hell, has it been eight years?!). After being warned that it was pretty “meh” I decided to watch anyhow and give it the benefit of the doubt… yeah, it was “meh”. Not hilarious like it usually is, not as straight up unusual. Just kinda blah. This may be because I was waiting to get back to Charming and see what was up with the bikers, but maybe not. I will have to give it another viewing, give it a real chance, but for now I was utterly disappointed. It may have been the return of Victoria, as she always did kinda bother me, but I feel like I just had a hard time paying attention and was a little uninterested. I did appreciate the glimpse of the mother at the end of the episode, considering her appearance means that the Victoria story will eventually end and that she’s NOT the mother. All I have to say is that the show better be done after this season because I’m not sure if it’s going to be able to sustain even it’s most loyal followers if it keeps on this path.
TIL NEXT TIME
Again, maybe it was just because I was in the middle of a Sons run, but I think the show has lost a little of it’s magic… Like I said, I’ll have to give it another shot… I’m always willing to give it another shot… I just hope it makes a difference.
I went away (back to my hometown) for the weekend that just passed. I spent two days seeing friends and family, and generally drinking and having a good time. I didn’t really get a chance for my faithful companion TV. I missed it while I was gone! So after a long weekend of partying and hanging out with real people I am ready to relax and live in the land of not so real people. People I don’t have to interact with. People I can just watch while I relax in my pajamas.
As I sit back and stare at the same episodes of Community I’ve seen a million times I feel ultimately at home. I move on to Weeds (still only on season 4, I have so much left to go!) where I can drift off into yet another story of someone else’s life and I feel relaxed. Finally. I can un-ball my stomach that feels like it’s been in a knot all weekend and I just not talk or move and nuzzle my cat. It’s bliss! There is something so satisfying in denying yourself something that you do every day, then just sitting back and taking it all in when you give in. Breaking a habit for a few days and shaking up your routine then just falling back into it is just a very incredible feeling. Especially for someone who does the same thing every day most of the time. Taking a break for a while helps to realize things, or remember others. Like why I wanted to start watching Weeds again, I think I was truly curious to see if Shane stays crazy or gets better, I stopped watching right when he started going really off the handle. I started to remember little scenes here and there that I thought I had forgotten about.
I have to remind myself to do do this more often, it really is a nice way to change your perspective on the same old thing. As Barney Stinson would say, “what’s the first syllable in rut-tine?”! Touche, sir… touche.