Took a snooze in between messages there.
Season two was definitely for me. It was an obvious culture shock at first, but they never actually stopped focusing on the Avon/Stringer storyline, the just enriched the whole plot by adding all the drama of the docks. Every character that was introduced in season two had worth and I enjoyed the change of pace. Frank, Nick, and Ziggy were top notch characters played by some pretty damn good actors who only enhanced the show. Plus, how can the first episode of season two end with thirteen dead hookers and not be off to a fucked up (in a good way) start? Just great, great material right there.
Oh, wow. You're on the Hamsterdam stuff? Yeah, you're zipping right along. I can't wait until you hit Season 4, as I think it's truly the most powerful of the bunch.
So what did you end up thinking of Ziggy? A lot of fans bitch about him, but I actually found him to be one of the more interesting characters of the entire series.
Hilariously, when they air Season 2 repeats on BET (Black Entertainment Television), they edit almost all of the dock-related stuff out. I couldn't believe it when I saw it. "White people Season" indeed.
Hamsterdam is a fucked up place. Wow, I wanna see how that pans out. So far it's a social failure--when Bubs was looking around and wondering just where in the hell he was, you just know it's only a matter of time before it goes horribly wrong.
So far, season three has been great. Like, I had my doubts that seasons one and two could be topped, but it's like this shits been in beast mode from the first episode.
Season one as a stand alone piece of work was surely one of the best police stories ever told. No level of the "game" was left untouched, and that is obviously the shows charm. Season two and the whole Frank Sabotka storyline only made things better. That one episode with the duck had me cracking up.
The whole chain of command thing is one of the more compelling things about the show for me as well. All about dem layers
So, here's a little feedback on The Wire.
It truly is the most compelling TV series I've ever seen. Truly. Breaking Bad is certainly on par with it, almost neck and neck. What makes The Wire even better than BB is the sheer volume of fantastic and realistic characters that I've come to give a shit about one way or another, and I'm only had way through season three.
It's almost like two different shows that blend into one. Like, I haven't watched many cop dramas, and that was kinda what ha me stalling on starting The Wire, but I swear, it's the cops in this thing who have won me over. Brodie and the gang might be cool and all that, but I'm definitely rooting for Herc and Carver in their altercations with dem gangbangaz
There's, like, soooo freaking much to say about this show, it's hard to know where to start, so I may jump about a bit from here on out.
Back to GoT.
Just exactly what has Peter Dinklage been in before? I ask knowing I could quite easily Google that shit, but I was just wondering if you've seen any of his previous work, as he is far and wide the best actor in this series by a head and shoulders, and I was wondering if the little fella had shown this greatness before this series. Yep, irony at its best in that statement--sorry, I couldn't help myself.
Game Of Thrones rocked my world, man. Shame there wasn't more of the ice zombie things, but that part of the show is probably gonna dominate a good part of this season, so I can be patient.
The stuff with Daenerys was as usual my favourite part of the show. Perhaps it's because the whole Dograthi deal is just so different to the usual medieval fare that has dominated this genre since its inception on TV. There's also the fact that she has fucking dragons--always winning in my nerdy book! Their inclusion in the series is also reminiscent of Steven Ericksons Tales of the Malazan, which is hands down my favourite piece of entertainment in any medium. Totally worth checking out if you're in any way a book reader. Speaking of books, and completely off topic, I recently listened to the audio of World War Z, which is a fantastic post zombie war survivors tale of immense proportions. Read it!
A whole another season of The Governor doesn't appeal to me in the slightest. Granted, he kinda sort of came into his own in the last three or so episodes, but for me, that was supposed to be the shows way of having him go out with a bang. Guess I was totally off there. Should have kept up with the happenings behind the scenes, eh?
I'm probably the biggest Carl hater on the planet, so that totally would work for me. Failing that, there's always the whole getting half of his face blown off thing. That was a personal favourite moment of mine in the comic. Sadly, though, we both know this wont happen due to the obvious show limitations on how far they're willing to go.
At least they offed the right person in Andrea. That shit was the TWD equivalent of a Cena heel turn @Mania for me
Why the fuck this episode never ended with the death of the governor I'll never know. Definitely ended with a whimper, which was a shame as this was definitely one of the strongest showings of the entire season. It was my hoping that Rick and Carl were going to leave the prison in the same sort of manner in which they left in the comic. Granted, that would have seen Judith somehow be killed off, which I just can't see happening in this PC version of events, but I can't be faulted for hoping. Here's hoping that this prison storyline is finished real early in the next season.
I know that part of the TV series' "charm" is that it differs somewhat from the comic, but it's really gone off track in terms of how things are going down. That should be a good thing, but, unfortunately, this clearly ain't the case.
Watching TWD now, and I can honestly say that I've never truly hated a TV character like I do Andrea. I'm over the moon that she got bit. I will say, though, this episode has been alright thus far. Final synopsis once it's finished.
Just downloaded both, plus the latest Shameless. Will get back to you about all three once I've watched them. Honestly, I really wasn't expecting much from TWD, I mean, it's not like it's set the world on fire with this second part of the third season.
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