You guys … so many thoughts. I’m having a hard time grabbing hold of one and getting started, so let’s just go with the most persistent, which is …
JUSTIN HARTLEY. Dreamy sigh.
So we all know that Wade was The (Unexpected) Sex™ (sorry, it took me awhile to see it, but before long, I too was all aboard the flaming panty train). But I’ve gotta say, Justin Hartley was PERFECT casting for his brother. I mean …
Alright, so listen. There was plenty to like about this episode–a lot of Wade, some resolution with George FINALLY finding out about Lemon and Lavon, hot brother fighting (Supernatural has made me a fan of this for life), Annabeth–whose hair was looking GORGEOUS, by the way, a stripper party bus, a bear on the loose … you know, the normal silliness.
But if I’m being honest, I’m a little frustrated with the writing on this show. I mean … there were still a lot of funny lines. I LOVED Lavon saying, ”Maybe this is like an enchanted forest … only the opposite.” (The delivery was priceless.) And I was thoroughly amused by Wade naming the bachelor party “Locked and Loaded”, because of guns and drinking. Zoe and Jesse had cute banter and outstanding chemistry. And let us not forget Annabeth pitying the bear if it met Lemon. So it’s not that–the show is still really bringing the funny and campy. And the acting is still really good. Wade kicked it in the ASS this week, Lemon continues to be one of the best criers around, Lavon … don’t even get me started on how much he rips my heart out … Magnolia was great when Lemon was all in denial and she was confused/horrified, and even George bucked up and showed some personality. Unfortunately, that personality was mostly “being a bitch”. But he DID just find out that his girl cheated on him with someone MUCH hotter, so I’ll reserve final judgment until next week.
This basically leads me to the conclusion that I’m not crazy about the pacing of the main plot lines. The George/Lemon/Lavon thing has been drawn out for so long that in spite of some really good performances, I kind of just found myself not caring. Well … that and how lopsided my investment in that triangle is.
And then there’s the matter of Zoe and Wade. Again, I know that this is supposed to be a quasi-love triangle, with George, and again … lopsided investment. Also, do we see which corner of the triangle I never give a fuck about? Just sayin’. But again, I’m not saying that what happened in this episode wasn’t realistic, because I can see where Wade would be frustrated with Zoe and sick of feeling inadequate, and say some things in the heat of the moment that he realizes later were kind of true, and he’s bitter about it and also more than a little mean. I get it. My biggest thing is the whiplash that I feel like I’ve gotten from these two. Every time things start to develop, either there’s a big falling out (like in this ep), or the writers just completely separate them for episodes at a time and it’s a big cooling off. I understand that this is often how life goes, but two things: 1. I do not watch this show for realism and 2. It’s BlueBELL, not BlueBALL, so stop doing it to me, SHOW.
My other concern is that this show hasn’t been picked up for Season Two yet. Not that this is a huge deal–the CW hasn’t officially picked much up yet, but I feel like this is probably a bubble show and I would like at least a somewhat satisfying end to the season, in the event that it’s gonna be the end of the series. And at this point, there are what, like three more episodes maybe? How are we going to get there?
I know that I really need to just shut the fuck up and watch the show and teehee at the stripper pole or whatever, and chant at the TV for Wade to jump on said pole, but all I’m saying is … IF the show gets picked up for another season–and I really and truly hope it does–I’m going to have a wishlist and one of those things I’m going to wish for is that story lines get resolved more quickly. It doesn’t have to be Vampire Diaries, but come on now. (Also on the wishlist? Zoe and Annabeth becoming BFFs again.)
Okay, final thoughts:
- New title card, right? Did that just start this week?
- Am I insane, or is it completely fucking stupid to not go out with Wade’s brother just because he threw a hissy fit about it? I mean, IF his brother wasn’t hot, smart, funny, and successful, after what a dickweed Wade was to her, I’d do it out of spite. Yeah, I said it.
- I guess that was really all I had in the way of final thoughts, but two thoughts didn’t seem to necessitate bullets, and I can’t very well NOT have bullets in an episode titled “Bachelorettes and Bullets”, now can I?
What did you guys think? Am I crazy for thinking the plots are starting to drag? Did you just enjoy the episode and love the funny moments and hotness? What were your favorite parts? What did I forget? And what is on your wishlist for the second season that we’re all hoping for? Talk it up in the comments!
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