Just some random TV musings that came to mind over the past few minutes, I mean days...
THE WALKING DEAD
Merle has now permanently attached a big-ass blade to his right stump. Yes, he still has his left hand for wiping and jerking (probably like having a new girlfriend), but isn't that a major hazard when sleeping?
Also, could someone ascertain once and for all if there's running water or not in the prison? Using the internet chatter as a barometer, one would think there isn't, yet I recall members of the Rick-tatorship talking about finally showering, and there was that scene when Rick had a momentary lapse of sanity post-phone conversation with Dead Lori -- when he arrived as fresh and clean as new-fallen snow. I say there is.
HOUSE OF CARDS / HOUSE OF LIES
I'm a big fan of Kevin Spacey AND Don Cheadle. Both are whip smart guys with oodles of charm. Yet for some reason, while I enjoy Spacey breaking the 4th wall with his constant asides to the viewing audience in HOC, I can't STAND when Cheadle does the same thing on HOL. Then again, HOC is far better written with characters and stories that actually seem remotely plausible, whereas I don't believe anybody or anything in the 3 episodes I've watched of HOL.
It's a little like comparing BREAKING BAD to WEEDS. Actually, it's a LOT like that...
Just realized that Ann's daughter is the same actress that was Andrea's sister in season 1 of The Walking Dead. So she's used to being around creepy cadaverous things that chomp their way through everything. Must have been a relief to Judith Light. Light chews up more scenery than a horde of termites set loose in a redwood forest. I hear she's actually a well respected theater thespian, but she makes American Horror Story's Jessica Lange look understated.
Since Season Three ended, I've witnessed more than a few internet arguments about Lady Mary. Her detractors and defenders rave on with equal furor, and I've waded through ten thousand paragraphs only to see the sides come to a stalemate of A2D. Though I'm rarely one to make a concise point, it all seems rather simple to me.
Lady Mary is a bitch. That's all. Not bitch with a capital "B" -- that's reserved for people like Mrs. O'Brien or the late Vera Bates. She's simply a little "b" bitch.
Little "b" bitches can be perfectly nice and sweet around the right people -- those that they cherish in their lives. But the poor slobs they have no use for, those they have little liking, compassion or understanding for -- then it's twist the key and let the nastiness spill forth.
A likable but entirely forgettable little sitcom. And by forgettable, I don't merely mean it's a piece of fluff that leaves my brain five minutes after watching it. I consistently NEVER remember to record it on my DVR. Maybe my subconscious has better taste than my conscious mind. When my memory does kick in, I assume I do the same thing as millions of other people: I pretend Monica Bing died from some plastic surgery gone horribly wrong (see COUGAR TOWN), and Chandler changed his name and is now a sports talk show host. Watch GO ON that way and it's already leaps and bounds better than JOEY.
I could write much, much more, but then I'd be saying far, far less.