Man, I am probably going to have to go see the Dark Knight Rises tomorrow right after work, or else I wont be able to participate in social media for the foreseeable future. I'm already getting the updates on my Facebook timeline. Just curious, what is the purpose of a status that reads "OMFG The Dark Knight Rises was sooo Goood!!!!!" To let people know you saw the Dark Knight before they did? Hence bragging on facebook. (how novel *sigh*) Maybe you've forgotten that you have friends you can call or text and share these emotions with. I dunno.
Quick Big Brother update: Why do hot girls want other hot girls out of the house? Why do people want to win the power of veto so they can make deals and ultimately not use the power of veto? PLAY THE GAME! UUUGGGHHHH, so many people play scared. I get that it's a once in a lifetime opportunity, but don't play scared. Longer BB rant coming Saturday....But the reason we are actually here....
|Damn she was hot.|
I hate when someone takes something I really love and dumbs it down for the sake of marketability. They’ll take something great that people like and sterilize it so that even more people will like it. The problems I’m having are on two of my favorite shows (well they used to be favorites) I still watch, but I don’t have same near the level of dedication that I once did.
Let me stop lurking in the obscure. I’m talking about Dexter and True Blood. More specifically Eric of true blood. Remember season one? When Eric had those long flowing locks and looked like a creeper. Remember when he would sit quietly and make you feel uncomfortable in the comfort of your own crib? Not anymore. They’re talking about Eric playing the lead character in 50 shades of gray now. That’s as comfy and cozy as it gets! And I'm happy for the actor. That’s not my point because Don Draper can still be a jerk, and make me uneasy when he’s dealing with certain people, and yet I still love Jon Hamm to death. So it can be done without sacrificing character.
Look at Dexter. The first time I watched Dexter I was legit afraid. I watched it in my dorm room alone, and I could not have been more creeped out by everything that was going on. Besides the fact that the show felt fresh, Dexter was a weird dude. There were people that knew he was weird, and they just kind of got along with him, or made it a point to abrasively challenge how weird he was.
|"You give me the fuckin creeps Morgan." -Doakes|
He was one of those people that you wouldn't know how to deal with in real life. He made people uncomfortable like U-turn did in Weeds season 3. (Honestly I thought he was equal parts abrasive and hilarious. RIP U-turn.) And anybody upset about that last sentence can go fuck themselves. That's not a spoiler. U-turn kicked the bucket in 2007. Real talk, what else do those people need to catch up on from 2007? Am I allowed to talk about Super Bowl 42? Can you imagine: "Hey guys, can you keep it down, or stop talking about the Giants and Patriots in Super Bowl 42, I’m still on the 3rd quarter. I don’t wanna know what happens!"
The best of U-Turn. Only watch if you've seen Weeds through season 3 haha.
One thing I’ll commend True Blood on is the fact that they’ve moved away from the cliffhanger ending. I'm glad the writers realized they went to the well one too many times for the sake of trying to "hook" the average viewer. Look at a show like breaking bad. They’ll have episodes end definitively, on happy notes, sad notes, some cliff hanger, there's a nice mix. But regardless, they tell complete stories. Too many times True blood would just abruptly end an episode with a weak cliffhanger, or tack on a weak one to a solid ending. It just didn't make sense. Moving on. My solutions...
Dexter needs to stop being such a "good" guy. He needs to stop being such a hero all the time. Be that weirdo. Be that guy that has trouble dealing with people. Kill for no reason. And as far as Eric goes.... Eric needs to be that ruthless dude that no one could quite figure out. He needs to be that dude that may be working with our main protagonists but has that Ben-Linus-Is-He-Actually-On-Our-Side thing goin on. It's late. I'll be back soon.