An alternate reality….? I do agree with you though. I’m a bit worried that the Haven mythology hasn’t been planned out, but we shall see…
Done correctly, I might be able to believe something like that. I often feel like Haven knows how to work the individual aspects (the character development, quirks, and relationships are probably my favorite thing on this show) really well, but the broad scope sometimes gets lost. I mean, there are really great moments in episodes that should be, for all intents and purposes, below par.
Season two’s “Love Machine” comes to mind; despite the lol!worthy “machines getting upset and getting their revenge,” we were given the poignant “Your Song” piano scene, and the heartbreaking ordeal with Audrey Two (Original Audrey?). Not to mention that a major theme of the episode hinges on the concept of choosing the welfare of others instead of the happiness of oneself, something that our main characters constantly have to face.
I apologize for this rambling response! This show is too much for me haha
This episode absolutely delivered. While I can’t say if it would cater to someone who had never seen the show before, I felt that many of the pertinent questions were answered, i.e.
Everyone brought their A game, especially Emily Rose; ugh, that scene in the basement when she’s trying to cut the ropes? ;_; Audrey is constantly fighting a battle by herself and in that moment, despite not being technically alone and given the interpersonal progress she’s made in the town, visually she was stranded- she felt that and she broke my heart.
However, the Duke/Nathan scenes may have been my favorite because, superficial reasons aside, their history is so fucked up and it’s going to get so much more complicated and interesting this season, I cannot wait!
I’m aware that this commentary is lacking in meaty, season-centric curiosities, but a rewatch is in order before I delve into that.
I haven’t been on tumblr in so long, so I haven’t been able to follow the #havensyfy tag, but I’m catching up today… So many pretty graphics and gifs, and oh my god the commentary in the tags is giving me life!
I’m so excited for the premiere tonight!
The fact that Tassie and the rest of the writers are supposedly getting hate on twitter is seriously pissing me off.
D: While I understand that tonight’s events were upsetting, reactions like this made directly to the creative team are unreasonable. The fact that the fandom is a crying mess right now is a testament to great writing.
Goddammit Rookie Blue.
All I wanted was to enjoy inarticulate/hormonally-driven glee at the return of Eric Johnson (i.e. thinking thoughts like “Holy smokes, you look so damn good
, even as a bearded hipster in that blue flannel print shirt.”), but you pull that on me??
I need time to process.
Considering this finale was conceived, planned, and shot in just a few weeks, it was pretty much a perfect farewell. It’s a fun love letter to the fans and the lack of melodrama made everything that much more emotional for me. “Just Another Day” is such a bittersweet title because this episode’s simplicity just proves how wonderful the show has always been; the action, humor, and character development have always been consistent. (COMCAST, have you no hearts? How could you?!)
#Swoon #Goddamn #ActuallyDead
God, everything went from absolutely tragic to completely poetic. All the feels!
Spoilers under the cut:
The extent of my delight at the return of Suits is probably incredibly inappropriate… and it shows in my inability to articulate my thoughts:
I’m so happy that we have 16 episodes this season!
WHAT. I. CANNOT.
Especially since he’s absolutely ridiculous. I mean he: loves pancakes; explores all these weird hobbies involving the other four senses (LIKE DECOUPAGING- it makes the colors stand out!) to compensate for his “idiopathic neuropathy”; has a proclivity towards maintaining passive aggressive relationships with people he dislikes (with Duke, his father); drives the same car since he was in his teens because he doesn’t go driving off of cliffs; loves Groundhog Day, but not as much as another Bill Murray movie; likes to fuck during and after meteor showers…
Basically, quite an interesting man.
“Solid” as in:
Also, while it needs no mentioning to RB fans, this show does such a fantastic job RE: Bechdel test, so… attention anyone who wants to watch a show with awesome women, who are actually friends and are supportive of each other, Rookie Blue is the show to watch.
And the boys are adorable too. DIAZ, I am not surprised you were chosen as the face of the precinct! Never stop being adorable. Honorable mentions to Det. Barber for being too keen to know when Sam isn’t alone and Ollie for being the perpetual dad of the group.
More, slightly spoiler-y for the end of last season (I guess?) under the cut:
For some, the question seems born from genuine confusion and curiosity. Yet for others – for many others, I think, it’s not simply that they’re asking How Did You Do This Thing? What they’re really asking, I think, is this:
Why aren’t more men doing it?
Why is it that so many male writers, when trying to write strong female characters, fail?
Why do they default to a shorthand, lazy equation, where strong equals bitch?