Hey, guys! As anticipated, this post is late. I had a good weekend in Vancouver but holy shit, TIRED. The extend of my celebrity spotting was limited to gold medal winning hockey team members. Which cool, yes, but I was hoping for a total meet cute. Anyway, on with the giffy goodness. Shows included this week: The Walking Dead, Community, Being Human, The Tomorrow People, New Girl, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Arrow, Enlisted, Girls and of course plenty of Teen Wolf and Supernatural. You know where to find me on twitter to request stuff and comments are golden! Let this post load for a few minutes to make viewing easier.
Derek & Papa Argent: They’re too attractive for jail
Laura: Personally offended by the lack of prison cell training. GIVE ME A DAMN PUSH-UP CONTEST.
Patty: Derek and Chris is a cage is a dream come true. Who remembers Brad Carlton locked in a cage in his ex wife’s basement on Y&R (1989)? Random non TW I know, but classic.
Melissa L: I’m loving the Derek and Chris dynamic though I wish it didn’t make them but stupid where Stiles is concerned. And not like stupid in the sense of being willing to kill him but Stiles is the guy who framed Derek for murder, figured out that Kate burned the Hale house, and her backstory with Derek and they seem to think he’s season one Scott.
Hey, guys! Short post for you this week. Sort of? There’s plenty of Teen Wolf though, because duh. Plus there’s some Being Human, Girls, Shameless, the Walking Dead and a little from the new NBC comedy About A Boy. Was anything else on this week? I’m serious. I can’t remember. Damn those Olympics! (
YAY CANADA!) A little heads up for next week – I’m heading to Vancouver for the weekend, so the roundup will be a little late. Cool? You can handle it! I’ll promise to keep my eyes open for any actors or filming from some of our favorite Vancouver based shows like Arrow, Supernatural and Tomorrow People. Follow me on twitter ‘hockeybychoice‘ and I’ll keep you posted! Or ya know, send me requests so I don’t forget things. That would be great too! Alright, on with it.
A lot has happened in the past three weeks since I chimed in with my love letter. First of all, let me just start with this: my theory was partially correct! Woo! SPOILER ALERT In last night’s episode Maggie does throw herself at Rust after she finds out that Marty is cheating (again). But Rust totally wasn’t in to it. I think I overestimated Rust’s capacity to feel feelings.
The union—if you can call it that, because it was awkward and terrible—lacked the emotion I thought it would. At least the feel-good emotions. Instead it was raw and rageful and primal and hurtful. I love Rust and I love Maggie, and I wouldn’t be opposed to them perhaps having a fling some time between 2002 and 2012 (I mean, when Maggie tells the company men that she spend years exhausted by “navigating crude men who thought they were clever,” she does sound an awful lot like Rust, no? Rubbing off maybe?), but that just made me feel dirty. And not in a good way.
And the way she tried to apologize, or justify it just made things so much worse. God, I just love this show so much.
Okay, sorry, my emotions got ahead of me. Let me start over. True Detective has got to be, hands down, the best thing on television right now. Possibly the best thing on television for the past several years. This is a significant statement about a potentially historical show, but… come on. A few days ago, I tweeted this: Read the rest of this entry »
Kira’s a little badass, isn’t she?
Melissa L (onlymystories): I freaking love Kira. And I’m so glad the show made her likeable from the start not only with the character but by not having a whole jealousy thing with Allison. I think most of fandom loves Erica because of fanon and hated her in canon initially (at least from early reactions I remember seeing) and whether JD and the writers learned from that or just got lucky this time, I’m really glad they did. Plus I find the juxtaposition between how Kira, Allison, Lydia, and Erica have/had reacted to the supernatural world fascinating. They’ve each approached this world differently which I love. Definitely hoping Kira gets a spin-off post S4.
Molly: I’m always iffy about new characters, but Kira has turned out delightful and a breath of fresh air. I just really enjoy all of her screentime and I’m still not over her newfound leather jacket as soon as she met Derek. And also that the leather gave her super awesome gymnastic abilities and a flair for drama (see: Derek + steps).
Melissa M. (@PhantomRat): I like that Kira is really different from all the other female characters the show’s introduced so far and I especially like that the show can have a whole bunch of girls and women who are total badasses in their own ways and have them all be very different from one another. I didn’t like Erica until very near the end of S2 but I never thought I was supposed to. We were never supposed to like Kate (and I didn’t) but she was undeniably badass and a great hatable character. Kira comes in cute as a button, awkward, unsure of herself and friendly as hell and she adds something to the show. God, I really hope she sticks around for a long while.
Melissa M (@serrae): Here’s why I love Kira – she’s as close to a real version of a teen girl that I understand on the show. I’m not Allison. I’m not Lydia. But I get Kira. I get being the super awkward teenager around boys. I get being horrified by my parents, whether or not they’ve done something to deserve it. And while she has proven to be quite the badass, that makes it all the better because she is still kind of awkward about it. It’s not like realizing she can absorb all this electricity or has badass fighting moves has made her any “cooler.” She’s still a big ol’ dork. And that’s just kind of perfect. I pray that’s a trait that sticks. She can come into her own. Find some pride and confidence. But being awkward is kind of forever in a lot of ways, right? (I need to have a reason for still being awkward in my 30s despite having grown a sense of pride and confidence, guys.)
Melissa M (@PhantomRat): Melissa M perfectly articulates why Kira is an amazing character and needs to stay.
Molly: And she manages to be awkward and endearing while still being super chill about Scott saying that she had naked photos on her phone. I can totally buy that. I think I’m getting a tiny idea about having her and Stiles bond over their mutual awkwardness and love for Scott, but that will probably have to remain in my imagination.
Patty: I agree with everything! I just rewatched (again) and was thinking that Kira is a great add to the show in that not only does she ring true as an awkward teen but, when in her new found supernatural element, she is a TOTAL BADASS. It almost reads Clark Kent/Superman to me.
Holly: I feel like there’s not a ton to add, except that I also love Kira and she and Derek need to go shopping together or something. This is my new bro-ship.
Laura: Yessss, shopping for new leather jackets to add to their closets. I love her nervous excitement over not only her own abilities, but also finding out about the other supes (like the wolves). She’s like “I can run super fast! That’s cool!”, rather than being all emo about it. Although gurl, you need to talk to your rents ASAP. (I also really do love that it seems her abilities are hereditary from her mother’s side. There’s plenty of dudes on this show).
Hey, guys! A lightish roundup this week. The Olympics are still rolling on, so I’ve got just a handful of shows for you. Of course the main one is Teen Wolf, SO MUCH TEEN WOLF. And New Girl, Being Human, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Hart of Dixie, Girls, and The Walking Dead. You know where to find me on twitter, and as always, comments are the life blood of my loner self.
Kira & Derek’s new best friendship
Molly: Guys, Derek is the best. And by the end of the time that they were hanging out, KIRA HAD HER OWN LEATHER JACKET.
Holly: I thought Derek and Kira were really cool together, and I really want there to be someone who thinks Derek is nice besides Scott. Can you believe I just listed Scott as Derek’s friend? 2014 is magical.
Laura: I still think it’s weird/funny, Derek showing up at the high school. Stranger danger! But yes, finally Derek is starting to be active again and actually getting to contribute to the problem solving.
Melissa M (@serrae): We all know that Derek has the knowledge and the skills to be useful, so seeing him actually get to use that and interact with someone who isn’t automatically defaulting into “God, Derek, you are the reason for all the bad things in the world!” mode is so refreshing. And I appreciate he can be a bit sarcastic with her and she just leans into it instead of is annoyed by it.
Patty:: Works for me. I like Derek as the Mr Miyagi of the pack.
Melissa M. (@PhantomRat): Kira has added a nice dynamic all around this season because she doesn’t have history with anyone and therefore she just gets along with everyone. It’s great to finally have someone who isn’t afraid or antagonistic with Derek right off the bat (heh!) but it wouldn’t make sense for most of the non-Scott characters to elicit anything other than brooding from Derek just yet. I really love having Kira around.
Molly: She’s such a fun ball of sunshine and I didn’t realize how much I would appreciate her addition to the cast until she was suddenly there. I kind of adore her.
Well, that was a relatively tame winter finale though there may have been some foreshadowing of troubles to come. One of those is definitely the fact that when Hart of Dixie returns in late March it will be warming a Friday-night death slot…it doesn’t look very positive on the renewal front if Dixie is replacing the ratings-challenged (but absolutely brilliant) and cancelled Nikita. Time will tell I guess!
But back to the winter finale.
(Fair warning: some spoilers about upcoming episodes reside within this post! Proceed at your own risk.)
Yay! Zoe is back where she belongs: in the old carriage house! Too bad she’s not quite as thrilled about being back there as I am seeing her there. And then there was the disappointment of having Joel walking out of the bathroom, buttoning his shirt, instead of Wade…
It’s Zoe’s birthday and Joel really, really wants to throw her a proper birthday party. Apparently all attempts at birthdays have failed in the past (though I do not recall us ever witnessing that on the show before, correct me if I’m wrong) and our good doctor Hart (she’s still a doctor, right?) is less than keen on celebrations. But Joel is a persistent man and very much in love so he gets his way this time around.
But it is not long until disaster strikes: mommy Hart decides to pay her lovely festival-invitations-challenged only child a visit! Surprise!
Which is bad ’cause Zoe hasn’t quite been honest about that whole other family she’s acquired since moving back to Bluebell. Awkward!
Hi, all. While the Winter Olympics are currently dominating the airwaves, I’ve got most of our regular favorites from last week here for your viewing pleasure. Plenty of Teen Wolf goodies to start us off, and of course, Supernatural, Enlisted, New Girl, Arrow, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Being Human, The Tomorrow People, and the return of Walking Dead. As always, find me on twitter for any requests, and comments are the best.
Kitsune / Nogitsune Lore and Theories
Melissa M. (@PhantomRat): I haven’t spent a ton of time studying the Kitsune lore but I know enough to see that the show is deviating at least a bit from prevailing legends – using the bones of the Kitsune mythology to prop up the story they want to tell – which is fine by me since it certainly makes it harder to predict what the hell is going to happen. I guess it doesn’t look great for Stiles right now but we’re not yet halfway through 3B so I expect there to be a turn before this is over and for the season not to come down to ‘Stiles is the bad guy, we have to kill him and the Nogitsune who set up shop inside him.’
Holly: I’ve looked up enough of the lore to think that what we’re dealing with here is a possession and the lore says that an exorcism is a possibility in a nogitsune situation. That seems like the kind of thing that might be right up this show’s alley, from a visual standpoint, so I’m guessing we may get to see one attempted before the end of the season. Maybe that’s the final battle (that may kill someone?), the gang trying to perform an exorcism on Stiles.
Melissa L: I feel like the show likes to use Wikipedia mythology, as in just the highlights match up with actual lore and the rest they fill out as they please. Which definitely makes it more suspenseful. I suspect that they’ll have to exorcise the dark spirit out of Stiles, then go after the spirit itself (and possibly whatever body it’s in) and then have to sort out the nemeton to end the season.
Melissa M (@serrae): I’m going to go ahead and admit I don’t know nearly enough about this to really comment intelligently about the lore going on here and I haven’t had a chance to look it up (wikipedia or otherwise) to fully get it. From the little I do understand of it, I’m scared for Stiles, but I also really look forward to what it will bring in terms of acting for Dylan. The idea of the exorcism sounds kind of perfect in terms of what this show does with friendships and rallying around the person in need. I also expect somehow Derek will receive the brunt of the pain that is associated with this exorcism in any way. Because, of course he will.
Patty: I have been so busy this week that I don’t even care. As long as Stiles and be evil for a few episodes and then be OK and not die, I am cool.