That's it, I'm done watching the episodes I missed while I was away, mostly Breaking Bad
's "Open House" and "Bullet Points". The latter was simply amazing: a super cool cold open, three great conversation scenes involving Walt (the "bullet points" one being both funny and horrible and almost made me feel sorry for Walt), new heartbreaking Jesse scenes (I wanted to slap Walter for being so selfish and unconcerned with Jesse's distress, and the video game thing just made me so sad), new stellar perfomances from Bryan and Aaron...
Tim Goodman wrote a good analysis of the last two episodes
and the themes of season 4 (thanks to hungryhippo11
for the link) and Myles McNutt wrote a great review of "Bullet Points" on his blog.
I really should stop watching any other tv shows when Breaking Bad
is currently on. It's so brillant, both in writing, acting and in regard to the cinematography, that it isn't fair to other series to be seen along.
Yet I still watched the True Blood
episodes I had missed.
Concering Miracle Day
, I must say that the two last episodes showed a certain improvement but that Americanized version of Torchwood
just doesn't work for me. ( Read more... )
As for True Blood
, it's a bit less boring now than in the beginning of the season and the series had its moments but it's hardly quality tv. ( Read more... )
I'm also watching 90's show these days...
I have been having an OZ
dvd marathon (a birthday present!) for weeks and falling in love with the show all over again. It was truly a groundbreaking tv shows and a masterpiece in terms of originality and characters study. Eammon Walker was so gorgeous as Kareem Said, Dean Winters so charming as survivor and Iago-like Ryan O'Reilly, and I love Rita Moreno as Sister Pete, father Mukada...and oh Miguel Alvarez' tragic fate still breaks my heart!
And it's funny to notice that there were so many actors who would be on The Wire
years later, who appeared there, either as regulars (Bodie used to be Kenny Wangler!) or guests playing hacks or prisoners (Daniels, Avon Barksdale, Carter, Herc, Lester!). Also, I had forgotten that Battista from Dexter
used to be an inmate in Emerald City (when Dexter
started I only recognised Gloria) .
Sometimes it's just soooo obvious that there's a huge gap between the greatest tv shows and entertaining and efficient tv shows (which are already so much better than most of the tv crap people watch).
That said, entertainment can be good too, when it's done well. I'm still watching my way through Babylon 5
(currently I'm halfway in season 2) and loving the ride. I wouldn't put the show in my pantheon and it has a bit aged already (much more than OZ
), but it's a lot of fun and I've grown fond of the characters who are more subtle than it appeared at first. I rather adore Garibaldi, G'Kar and Lennier, I think that Londo's journey is quite interesting. I'm pleased that Sinclair has been replaced by Sheridan aka Bruce Boxleitner
I know, I really watch a lot of television this Summer...