It’s almost Bowie/Jordan levels right there.
Typing out the transcript so I don’t have to dig out headphones to watch the video makes you my favorite writer at the moment.
Ah, great, my favorite plot device: finding a person over the dead body of a relative/love interest and assuming immediately that they killed them, despite it making no sense. Please, Legends, please subvert this next episode!
The last season of GBBS was so much fun to watch. Maybe it was a little shoehorned at points, but both Kim-Joy and Rahul’s growing confidence was as engaging as anything scripted.
All I wan to know is what is going on in the background.
Thanks for your recaps Allison. They became a part of my watching ritual and were basically an extension of each episode for me. A lot of people write off the show as “just a musical” and I’m always at pains to try and articulate just how special, funny and incredibly smart it is. I’m a long time lurker, first time…
I’m not sad, you’re sad.
I think he only signed a year-contract, and really didn’t want to continue on being in a series. He stayed through part of season 2 so they could write him off organically.
I suspect the story is simply something like, “Santino didn’t like the weekly rush of doing a TV show and preferred to do Broadway.”
I was really afraid that Paula would quit her job because man, she deserves to get out of debt and put son #2 through college! So I’m glad that she was able to have both professional and personal fulfillment.
people celebrate that song because they relate to it.
I have to take a moment to give it up to the ensemble. West Covina low key grew into a town to rival Springfield and they did it on a budget that was threatening to replace people with brooms at any moment. Everyone stuck around, everyone had their own story and inner life. It was the game night episode that really…
Fine. I’ll make a Kinja account. I used to have an account back in the Disqus days, but never bothered to make a new one, until now, because I have to share this moment with some people, celebrating one of my favorite shows - and some of my favorite reviews of said show.
It’s shapeless like her sense of self.
Series finales are so rarely what I want them to be and so I had been trying to keep my expectations in check, even though I knew they had a four-year plan they stuck to, which seemed promising. Here, I wanted very conflicting things. I wanted Rebecca to be reasonably healthy and happy and figuring things out for …
But why couldn’t Hector hold him? Why? Oh well. Maybe some other time. In the brand new hot tub. In matching manties (Sorry, the mind wanders ... as Maya would say “Not approps!”).
I normally watch on Netflix UK, which airs episodes the morning after they air in the US. (It’s the end of an era - there goes my Saturday morning routine of breakfast and West Covinaaaa). But I happen to be in France this week and Netflix here doesn’t show new eps. So I had to find another means (ahem) of watching…
I can’t say anything about the episode but that it was perfect, because as you, I find myself overwhelmed by the contradictory feelings of happiness at it ending on its own terms and the sadness of seeing it go.
On a show packed with so many wonderful moments, here is one last random thoughts:
Thanks for your recaps Allison! This show has meant a lot to me over the past few years. As season one was airing, I picked up my whole life and relocated across the country chasing something I thought would make me happy. I spent the next year struggling desperately to make it work and to convince myself I hadn’t…