Tom has shown himself to be a pretty good operator who doesn’t strive any higher - I’m not sure Matsson could find a better leader for the firm. Read more
Made sense that the very thing Shiv has been accused of (overly emotional, hysterical, etc.), is the very thing she leans into to make an emotionally mature decision to end this cycle of abuse. I’m sure her and Roman will always be horrible, but they can be horrible in a way that is empowering to them lol. It ain’t a… Read more
You caught me, I clearly loathe this TV show I have written 25,000 words about and given uniformly high scores to. Read more
I think there’s a solid chance he stays on. What resonated most to me was Matsson saying he didn’t need a partner or ideas. He has ideas, he needs someone to execute. I’ve made high profile hires in the past and felt the same - I didn’t need someone to debate strategy with, I need someone to essentially take orders… Read more
My only problem with Strong’s performances now is that we know how completely method he gets. So Kendall’s spiral of endless misery and destruction has felt increasingly uncomfortable, since I can’t stop thinking about how the actor is deliberately making himself suffer. Read more
I gotta admit I never actually watched the final season— I dunno why; lots of TV out there, maybe I just lost interest after Richard Harrow died. I was thinking about it a few months ago, though, and your comments are making me think I need to go back and do it when I have the time. Read more
“Vic always escaping” is part of what makes the ending great, because it gives him the confidence he can keep escaping even as the stakes get higher and higher. And when he finally can’t anymore, the stakes are so high that he ends up destroying everyone around him and every relationship he ever had. Read more
I’ve never understood the backlash against the finale. There have been plenty of endings that leave it open to interpretation before and since, and that was executed in one of the more original ways I’ve ever seen. Read more
Biggest omission is The Prisoner’s final episode, “Fall Out”. Famously pissed off viewers by refusing to answer concrete questions about what The Village was or who was behind it, in favor of focusing on social allegory about how rebellion is co-opted by the very establishment it seeks to undermine. A glorious,… Read more
If for no other reason that Juliet and Sawyer reconnecting. So well done.
I remember instantly realizing during that final scene that I was witnessing a fusion of music to visuals that would now forever be linked together, despite the song having already been around for decades. For so long I never had that experience again, only to suddenly get it twice in the last year with Running Up… Read more
The Shield has perhaps the best first episode of any TV show, and almost certainly the best last episode. In between, there was a lot of good stuff and some pretty mediocre stuff and some pure filler, which... fair enough.
But the last episode, from that long pause before Vic starts to tell his story to the… Read more
Ok, I know there are people who, absurdly in my opinion, believe that The Shield is only the second or third best finale of all time, so I was ready to see it dissed with a mere top three finish. But to omit it entirely... I have no words. You people have lost touch with reality. Read more
Me 20 years ago: “If Disney would stop lobbying for longer and longer copyright protections, we could finally have some interesting art made from works entering the public domain!”
Me now: “Oh.” Read more
Numerous major FX shows the last several years have never come out on DVD. Fargo and legion to name examples upon many, are incomplete as dvd franchises. Fargo stops at season 3. Legion at season 1. Can I get some nice DVDs of what we do in the shadows? No, apparently not.
I really wanted to like “Y The Last Man”, because of how much I loved the comic, but I watched the first episode, and it left me so unmoved that I didn’t even let the second autoplay. Read more
Whenever I buy something on physical media, I immediately rip it so I can stream it via Plex. All those media files are on one of two RAID-5 arrays, so there’s redundancy built-in and thus I have both the original copy and that digital version on disk. Read more
The Temple of Doom says hi. Any movie that’s 30% a woman screaming is a 100% headache in my book.