Saturday, January 31, 2015

Hannibal Season One

13 Episodes - French Titles
Apéritif to Savoureux

**This show contains slightly disturbing
evident amounts of gore
Will Graham, a gifted criminal profiler, has the mind that any detective would want.
He sees the crime of a killer and empathizes their motives.
But it seems like Graham's job came with a lot of mental issues.
And there came the aide of Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Vampire Diaries Season Five

To sum up this Season :::

24 Episodes

A mundane watching experience for half of the time, yet the most powerful finale of the TV series. It gets me welling up every time. One of my absolute favorite scenes - best idea ever? Well, let's just say that it had to be Damon.

The final three episodes would have qualified as "So, a lot happened and this show is easy to comprehend." You can watch the trio or start from Episode 5 and skip Episode 18. What a BORE that one was.

Who missed Mr. Saltzman? 

This season... gosh, that finale just obliterated all knowledge if Season Four. What happened again? Oh, well, moving on.

INTRODUCED CHARACTERS --faces.... most are not revealed. Damon reconnected with an Augustine friend. A pair of witch siblings: One who looks like a not-so-fabulous PewDiePie.

Speaking of, I don't watch YouTubers. You can ask about this later...


Well, it has been revealed that Katherine's daughter , Nadia, grew up into a glamorous punk.

Katherine wants Stefan. Elena loves Damon. Where does Stefan go?
Possibly Caroline? Puh-lease. Can no relationship between man and woman ever be viewed as a mere friendship?

Delena -- finally . 
In case you can't tell,
Stefan is possessed.

There is way too much going on. So much that it seems like time begins to jump about. I got confused several times . Maybe that was because I was washing the dishes while watching.

Finally, a little precaution: the blood level and Gore is obviously less than Klaus' Spotlight. Nosebleeds and the occasional head, but, that's why you watch TVD, right? (The answer is "kind of")

Overall: 7/10 
Trio Episodes (Last Three): 8.4/10

Line: "Dr. CREEPY KEN" -Damon
Or, Elena's stupidity or undecisiveness is mentioned
 (and said to her face!)

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Friends Season Nine

Friends Season Nine
24 Episodes
Aired: 2002 NBC

The spotlight's on Monica, Joey, and Rachel. Every episode has its own plotline that appropriately ties into the characters' life. 

So... how you doing? Lindenberries, one more season and my fourth-grade goal of finishing Friends will be achieved-! This year, I didn't set any goals or resolutions; I'm doing Rememberlutions . So far, the year has been quiet (or as Rachel has said in Season Eight, I think: "nonchalant").
Today's music makes no sense to me - that's the only childhood gum that's stuck with me. In those days of pure carelessness, I'm head-nodding to 90s Rock/Pop. Early 2000s? It's... salty.

Anyway, January. We're not all crazy that February is coming up in two more weeks, right?

Where did Monica's frizz come from? Well, it's in the finale, The One in Barbados (with a Monsoon Among Other Things That Happened) 
This season's finale marks another possible "Friends becoming Lovers" relationship and the confusion of dating people who doesn't choose you, obviously. Chandler has a little secret, which was kept secret for good (competition) reasons. Ross and Charlie-she's a woman-a perfect paleontology couple? 

It's a pretty in-depth view of adulthood , if you ask me. Hiding, liking a friend in intimate manners, having a secret talent. 

Season Nine begins after Rachel has given birth to Emma, who laughs with a little bit of Sir Mixalot. This girl's got eyes ... or maybe she was about a year old already. 

Ross: You have big eyes!
Emma: They were always there, silly!
May as well grow up to have the persona of Pinkie Pie. 

Surprises? A few, I presume. Phoebe and Mike. Is Rachel in another office relationship? Sigh, that woman.

But those aren't the couples that we're watching...
'Tis them!

Freak if you need to. At least these two friends didn't start out by fooling around (I mean you, Monica.. and Chandler). I just love how Rachel slowly developed (and kind of decided) to try to like Joey as more than friends. What I learned about Joey: he's only in his right mind when he's eating or when he's discussing about relationships. Why can't he just be a love doctor? Or maybe he's a little too easy on the job... 

Humor is mild, but watching every second is certain. Every episode keeps you adhered to the characters and the episode, so 

grab some crackers and three bottles of a beverage and watch!
(This is not the funniest season. To me, that award goes to Season Five) 

Grade: 8.5/10 
<<< Does Charlie bother you? >>>

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Friends Season 8

24 Episodes
Aired: 2001 NBC

Joey likes Rachel . Rachel's pregnant. The One With the Videotape. Best finale everrrr. 

I had more expectations for this season, but the producers pulled off a shocking finale (finally). The season is centered around Rachel's pregnancy and a bit of Monica and Chandler.

I've read many lists based off of Friends episodes, such as Episode Rankings and, Season Eight does not have significant episodes except for Rachel's delivery.

Preferred Watching Sequence
1-4, 6, 10, 12-18, 20, 22-End

Speaking of significance, has Ross finally found a manageable relationship and Joey loves Rachel? Rachel has been living as Joey's roommate for a while and now, out of the blue, he suddenly has feelings or maybe it's because Joey has never had a committed, serious relationship (since Janine). ((I actually was hoping for the two to be together forever, but thanks Mon and Chan))
And Ross. "Classic Ross." He found a girlfriend at his sister's wedding. I find it a bit ironic, because Ross has had thrice times bad luck with weddings.

Ah, Alec Baldwin and Brad Pitt.... some of the best guest stars in Friends history. The characters they portray are actually humorous, unlike most of the friends because it took a couple episodes to like any of the Six. 
It took just one episode and BAM! 'That guy's funny!'

My Favorite Episodes: 
The One Where Joey Dates Rachel 
The One Where Chandler Takes a Bath

He has a navy boat, too!


Everybody hates Tag, right? 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Friends Season Seven … and Happy New Year !

A pianist for seven or eight years .... if practicing, practice in a consecutive amount of days for the week. I don't know what I want to do about music anymore - I don't listen to today's music (90s, bitches!) and I have had a composing session locked in a room for two hours one morning.
update: okay, I was just hitting chords and basic sonatina bass rhythms ... 

  I do long to be a better musician , but a break from practicing makes me wonder about my lengthy middle finger. I played a slick "Sfolgiatto" by C.P.E. Bach earlier today and that finger was hanging there like a fallen tree trunk in the middle of the street. Practice for a week .. everyday or you'll be playing with a trunk that's in the way of a crossing hand or "snuck-under thumb."

24 Episodes
Aired: 2000 NBC

This season is less humor, more guts, and surprise! More. Romance. 
Preferred Watching Sequence::: 

Where we left off ... Monica and Chandler are engaged! Finally, right?

I absolutely enjoyed watching their love life grow more intimate and closer. Congratulations on a truly well-matched couple. Best friends ... One of the greatest friendship bonds ever, right?

On the other hand, I'm still rooting for Ross and Rachel to get back at it.
I believe that it is this pairing that Friends gains recognition as a Rom-com in ways. Now that the divorced Vegas husband-and-wife is divorced until (spoiler!!) 2004, I'm predicting that Seasons Eight and Nine will be like cheese - filling and , just there. Without Ross and Rachel, the show is just pasta... cooked, of course.

I don't know which season ranked lowest : This Season or Season 3 , but it seems that the humor is suspended. It's forced out of the script - "Well, they'll laugh anyway as they have for the past two years with us." Pretty much .  But there is a main story of this season: the wedding planning .

Grade:: 7.6 / 10 
<I'm just here for the Wedding>

And finally..
From Season Five or Six