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Idiot Control Now
bees on pie, burning rubber tires
and we won't talk about Smash
Somehow I keep getting behind on my shows. I think part of it is that D only watches about half of what I watch, so I'm used to watching On Demand anyway, but last fall when he was in school it was easier because I could catch up the next day while he was gone. Now that he's here most of the time I don't want to either abandon him to watch TV by himself or make him watch something he doesn't care about.

So anyway, this morning I finally got caught up on Once Upon A Time, which he actually had been watching but bailed on mid-season because he's smarter than I am. I said I would stick it out to the end of the year just to see where it was going.

And, ugh, but the Spike-ification of Regina is going to make me give it up, too. I thought this was going to be a show about the Charmings reclaiming their family and their kingdom, but no, it's yet another show where the heroes have to be stupid so the villain can stay around and ultimately be "redeemed" though some shallow plot-contrived act.

Now I need to get caught up on Revenge, but it's also suffering from second-season syndrome. And I don't think it's a coincidence that both shows are all the worse for introducing stupid shadow organizations. It's like there's some kind of seminar on cliches that all writers go to but take away the wrong message from. Or it's like, "Here, watch Buffy from Season Four on and pay attention to everything that ruined the show." "Hey, those things are cool! I'm going to do them in my show, too!"

Current Mood: annoyed annoyed
Current Music: I'll fall with your knife--peter murphy

3 pathetic excuses or justify your existence
peacewish From: peacewish Date: May 9th, 2013 01:18 am (UTC) (Link)
I ditched OUaT about three episodes into the second season. After an amazing start in season one, the season finale was a flop and the beginning of season two just made it painfully clear with every passing minute that the writers had no idea what they'd gotten themselves into or how to get out of it. What a disappointment. Now M and I stick to Grimm for our real-world-meets-fairy-tale needs.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: May 9th, 2013 04:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
I liked that they seemed to be getting away from the trope of passive princesses by making Snow White a badass. But then the writers fell in love with Regina, and Snow's character is being lessened so everything can be about how badly she treats poor tragic Regina. You know, the one who tried to destroy everything. I think I'll be out after the finale, but I may as well stick it out one more episode.
serena_b From: serena_b Date: May 10th, 2013 12:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't want to either abandon him to watch TV by himself or make him watch something he doesn't care about

You are such a good wife. I do that all the time to J. Well, I mostly abandon him to screw around on the computer. And I try to get him to watch shows I watch but he doesn't. But he does that same thing to me too. (Suddenly feeling like maybe I'm abnormal because of this...)

Also, I love that you said 'Spike-ification'. Cracks me up. XD

Edited at 2013-05-10 12:45 pm (UTC)
3 pathetic excuses or justify your existence