The Walking Dead Midseason Premiere

I have been a fan of The Walking Dead since the beginning. Rick Grimes is my dude, and Carl is my boy. When the show first began, I was hooked hard and couldn’t wait for each episode. There have been a few very disturbing scenes as well as lackluster screen writing along the way, but ultimately, I have remained loyal to the show up until recently.

During the whole Glenn debacle, I have honestly felt a little stung by the franchise that they would treat their fans that way, but they always find a way to drag me back. Since the entire gory scene in the woods, Negan has really come into his role as the new big bad even with some not so villainy lines, and he has become the sole reason I have come back to the show following this mid-season break.the-walking-dead-season-7-rick-lincoln-michonne-gurira-cci-key-art-1200x707-1

Seriously, though, these writers are not doing this series any favors right now. Did you hear some of the lines in the subject episode? CORNY! Rick gets back to Alexandria, and he and Sasha exchange like three words that are the epitome of cheesy acting. I don’t fault the actors though because I know what they are capable of, but the writings is taking a turn for the worse.

I just hope Negan sticks around long enough to carry the show for a little while. For an older than me gentleman, he is very attractive even with his cocky, domineering attitude. He is really hitting his role for me as of recently, but maybe I am just trying to fill the hole Daryl has left due to their lack of designated time to the beautiful Norman Reedus. Sigh.

Black Sails – Episode 403

I’m just going to jump right on in here and give you the lowdown on the third episode of this season.

***SPOILERS***YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED***

This episode was fantastic and gruesome and fast-paced all in one exhilarating hour worth of pirate drama. I liked this episode, but it almost seemed like they crammed as much as they could into it.

Max and the general guy that I didn’t even care to remember the name of because he was such an ass get into a verbal battle where he insists on her delivering her informants or else be charged with treason and death. Max blows him off and further fortifies why I love her character so much. Loyal and strong no matter the price!

The Governor lays a trap for Blackbeard, Jack, and Anne and overtakes them. He then tortures Blackbeard until finally putting a bullet in his head. What a minute here! Captain Edward Teach, Blackbeard, the man, myth and legend does not die by the hands of England in Nassau or anywhere near it! He is in Treasure Island, for pete’s sake! How could they possibly kill him off?! The entire time he was captured and being drug beneath the ship I was waiting for something to happen, a plan to unfold, but nothing happened! Blackbeard died! How?! It was so rushed and glanced over, they hardly gave him the due camera time for a dignified death! Don’t get the wrong, the torture scene turned my stomach, but even that seemed rushed.

Then we get to the battle in Nassau, and again, so rushed! The general jerk dude didn’t listen to Elenaor when she gave him very clear advice. John Silver and Flint walk into the hanging square and wreck the place. At first it looks like no one has their back, but then people join behind them, even Billy shows up! Billy is obviously there because he supports John, but this will be interesting to see how the dynamic between him and Flint plays out. Finally, Hands slots the generals throat and the episode ends as the fighting resumes on the streets.

Overall, it was a great episode, but again too much too fast! That one battle int eh streets should have been played out way longer than it was. Even Blackbeard’s final moments Gould have been granted longer time than five minutes! Silly writers. I just hope it means they are gearing up for the finally episodes. Going to miss this show.

HBO Series: Divorce

divorceBack in the day, I was a huge Sex in the City fan. I loved the dynamic of the four very different women together going through polar opposite lives, but still remaining friends. It was a teenage version of me that came to believe that was how life was going to be following marriage, kids, careers, etc. I’d work until lunch, go out with my girlfriends for a bite to eat before heading back to my job, then go home to my husband and kid(s). Sex in the City gave my young self a glimpse into a future I desired and aspired to. Part of the reason was because Sarah Jessica Parker was a writer as well, so it all just fit nicely into my young mind’s plan.

Now Ms. Parker has a new show called Divorce on HBO. The very name itself deterred me for months, but I finally sat down and watched the pilot episode. The show is only a half hour long, but upon finishing the first episode, I moved happily along to the next. In no way, shape, or form, do I desire the life Ms. Parker is now taking on as her Frances character as I was drawn to her Carrie character, but instead I’m drawn to the humor strategically placed throughout this series. Grant it, I’m only on episode three which is now playing as I write this, but Thomas Haden Church is perfect in this role! He literally has the best, most wittiest lines filled with dry humor and perfect delivery. He makes this show for me. Can’t wait to get to episode four.

Venting Post – Tomcat Mouse Killer

I don’t normally use my blog as a means to complain about something so completely off topic from my love of reading and writing books, and most recently my pregnancy, but I have to voice my opinion on this one.

I don’t watch much T.V. (I prefer books or movies), but the few shows that I do follow have been riddled with this commercial from Tomcat Mouse Killer. It starts with a curtain and a narrator saying something along the lines of “Because our product works so great, we had to figure out something to do with all of the dead mice, so we invented dead mouse theater.” The commercial continues to play out a staged scene of a town in the distance surrounded by water and a ship just off shore.

Two dead mice appear, one dressed up as a Viking and the other in peasant garb with black X’s over their eyes, and come to the foreground to hold a dialog about being friends from the past. The mouse in a Vikings costume declared that he was pillaging the peasant mouse’s town, and screaming and fire roar from the distance. The peasant mouse says “But we use to be friends,” and the Viking mouse basically says “Not anymore” and hits the peasant mouse in the head with a mace. The peasant mouse is left lying on the ground with a spilled basket nearby while the curtain closes and the narrator gives more information on the product.

I have seen this commercial now multiple times on various channels, and every time it comes on I find myself becoming more and more upset. I love animals, but do not think of myself as an activist. I would never want to see a creature hurt or injured, but I do understand the need for products like these. My issue is not that this product kills mice or even that they have a commercial saying their product kills mice. My issue is with the commercial itself.

Have we as a society really become so demoralized and uncaring that parading dead animals on T.V. is OK? Even if the mice they used on this commercial weren’t real like stuffed animal toys, has it really become acceptable to portray something as dead and broadcast it to millions? Whatever happened to valuing life and honoring death instead of playing with dead things and attempting to portray comedy with them. I understand they are just mice, and as I said above, the necessity to rid a restaurant or house of them, but to show their carcasses as play things is absolutely disgusting!

If a child were to act out this scene, or even if an adult were to imitate this display, their sanity would seriously be questioned, and they may even be evaluated in attempts to find a sociopathic trend. Serious psychiatry would ensue anyone who performed this play, but let’s put it in a commercial!

I digress. End rant.