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Love in the Time of Hannibal

*** when in doubt, aka writer’s block, write what you know. And what I know is Hannibal***

Of all the television that I’ve watched in my day, not a single show has stuck with me the way NBC’s Hannibal (2013) has. For those unfamiliar, Hannibal, based on the characters by Thomas Harris, tells the story of Hannibal Lecter, the renowned psychiatrist and his patient Will Graham, an FBI criminal profiler, who struggles with his ability to empathize with serial killers. However, this isn’t your typical “Hannibal the Cannibal” tale about a man who kills and eats people. In creator Bryan Fuller’s (American Gods, Pushing Daisies) world of Hannibal, it is so much more than that. For you may find, as time goes on, that it’s nearly impossible not to develop an ounce of affection for the one person who truly understand you, regardless of those sticky predilections.

This, instead, is a story of two men trying to make sense of a world in which they cannot redraw their hand. While one lives his life through the lens of pure ego and narcissism, the other lives his life, and is haunted by, the simple fact that his empathy overpowers him. Hannibal Lecter, the sociopath who has no empathy at all and Will Graham, the young profiler who has too much.

In the early episodes of Hannibal, the task is an uncomplicated one: to catch a killer. But in order to do so, we must bring in elements of the complicated. Will Graham (Hugh Dancy), on a good day, is anything but uncomplicated. As a young man who empathizes with serial killers, his job becomes a dangerous one. For fear of getting too close to the cases he’s been brought in to solve, Jack Crawford (Lawrence Fishburne), head of the FBI Behavioral Science Unit, sends Will to see Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelson) with the hope that the good doctor can help ease Will’s stress and therefore help Jack get the job done.

And it works. For a time.

Will and Hannibal’s relationship is one that supersedes the most common notions of what it means to care for another person. Usually, when we have feelings for someone, platonic or otherwise, we find that their best interest also becomes our best interest. We want for them what they want. Happiness, success, joy, comfort, and above all, love. But what happens to a relationship when your deepest desires overpower theirs? And when you can’t help but feel as though they would be much better off doing as you do.

That’s when it happens. That’s when murder happens.

Dr. Hannibal Lecter is anything but ordinary. He’s suave. He’s charismatic. He’s charming. And he’s an exceptionally good cook. But underneath the expensive suits and grandiose language is an overwrought imagination. An imagination that extends far beyond the realm of decency and hope. To Hannibal Lecter, death, is the only significant thing life has to offer.

Hannibal is a man who feels very alone in his extracurricular activities. Yes, there are those out there who seek to emulate him, but there is no one quite like him. And it’s in this isolated state that Hannibal finds himself a tether in one Will Graham. Will’s overwhelming empathy and Hannibal’s lack thereof, makes Will the perfect candidate for sculpting. And sculpt Will Graham, he does. Into the very man Will has always been so terrified of becoming.

If we are to think about love in the time of Hannibal, one thing comes to mind: tolerance.

As the series goes on, the eventual discovery of Hannibal’s true nature comes to light. And it is a bloody discovery. However, the empathetic man that is Will Graham comes to terms with this truth in the only way he knows how.

He tolerates it. He doesn’t sympathize with it. He doesn’t feel compassion towards it. He tolerates it because he understands it. The urges, the impulses, the desires. He sees these inclinations as what truly makes Hannibal, Hannibal. And it’s through this understanding that Hannibal, for all his faults and misdeeds, finds himself enamored. Regardless of whether or not you agree that a sociopath, devoid of all conscience, even has a capacity for love, the show Hannibal reaches out through the dark and pulls you in, making you question everything you ever thought you knew on the subject.

And then twists it into something unrecognizable. And although most relationships are built on trust, in this case, simple truth will do. When you find you can be honest with someone, you find that you can show them your true self. And Hannibal finds that in Will Graham. And by the end of the series, Will Graham, not only sees Hannibal, he finally sees himself. His true nature and what Hannibal has always believed Will has been capable of. And it’s in this discovery of their true selves that they find comfort and solace in each other.

But if love is wont to destroy Hannibal Lecter, Hannibal will not go down without taking Will Graham with him. After all, the deeming of the term “Murder Husbands” does not go without merit.

But whether or not they survive this free fall is a story for another season.

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An Open Letter to Jared Leto

Dear Jared Leto,

I thought you would like to know that I have recently had an epiphany of epic proportions.

Last weekend as I was being sucked into the black hole that is the internet, specifically scrolling through my twitter feed that turned into falling into the vortex of YouTube, I discovered something.

I have gained a whole new respect for Jared Leto.

Over the years, I’ve found myself saying three things about Jared Leto and three things only:

  1. “Oh Jared Leto. The lead singer of Thirty Seconds to Mars. I like that one song Kings and Queens”.
  2. “Oh Jared Leto. What are you doing in a movie?”
  3. “Jared Leto looks like societies depiction of Jesus”

But as of last Saturday night, I became transfixed by the same three things. But it was as if I were hearing them for the first time.

“Jared Leto is the lead singer of Thirty Seconds to Mars. He sings. He’s a singer. He friggin sings!” Once this thought exploded in my mind I fell into blackness. I spent the rest of the night watching Thirty Seconds to images-2Mars music videos and fell in love with “Closer to the Edge”. Something happened inside me as I watched a pink mohawked man sing into a microphone with the voice of a tiny angel, who I’m sure also had a pink mohawk. I sat there awestruck by what I was witnessing. It was one of those moments of such gut wrenching and soul rendering intensity that can only be achieved through music. I emerged from that night a whole new woman and with a whole new understanding of what it means to believe in music. Like the girl in the video says, “Some people believe in God. I believe in music”.

This musical epiphany lead me to my next epiphany: “Jared Leto is an actor. He’s an actor. Of course, he’s in movies! He’s Jared Leto“. During the countless times I’ve watched the movie Fight Club, my most used comment is “what is Jared Leto doing in this movie and why is he so blonde?”. Unfortunately, this epiphany has only lead to answering one of those questions. Jared Leto is in that movie because he’s Jared Leto. And believe it or not this did not come from the knowledge that Jared Leto is, in fact, an Academy Award winning actor. Actor. It came from the sudden realizaimagestion that maybe, just maybe, a singer can also be an actor. I had never before believed this to be true. Growing up as a Disney kid where a world existed in which every actor on that channel also had to have a singing career put me into a false reality. Having the idea that if you want to be an actor on this channel, you also have to be a singer, shoved down my throat so many times, placed a veil of misunderstanding and annoyance over my eyes that was so heavy, I didn’t think it could ever be lifted. That being said, I developed the very unjustified attitude of not being able to take Jared Leto seriously as an actor. Just like I could not take actors on the Disney Channel seriously as singers. These were beliefs that I have held strongly to for a long time. But another thing happened to me as the thoughts swirled through my mind and suddenly rearranged themselves in one of complete clarity. This isn’t the Disney Channel. This is real life. A life in which Jared Leto is an actor, who also happens to sing.

My third and last epiphany, Jared, isn’t really an epiphany at all. It’s a simple fact. You look like Jesus. Now, I’m not a particularly religious person but I do believe in God, just like I believe in music. Maybe the fact that Jared Leto looks like Jesus is supposed to tell us something. Maybe it’s supposed to tell us that although there could be a higherimages-3 power, one that is looking down on us and guiding us down our paths, this power could also be right here on earth. I’m not saying Jared Leto is our savior or that I don’t believe in him like people believe in Jesus, but what I’m saying is that some people do. Whether it’s through his music, his acting repertoire, or him as a person, Jared Leto is a figure of belief. A belief that what he does will have an impact on those who may be lost. On those that are still finding their way. Or on those who are exactly where they want to be.

I suppose, if I really think about it,  my true epiphany isn’t even about Jared Leto. But is, instead, about art.

Art isn’t just one thing and neither is an artist. Art is there to change us and rearrange us. Music is meant to make us angry. It’s meant to make us think. It’s meant to make us fall in love and it’s meant to evoke some brand of catharsis from us. It’s meant to give us recognition when we feel most alone. The cinema and television is meant to do the same thing. Art is there for our consumption and as consumers we are supposed to question what we are, in fact, consuming. I feel a multitude ofUnknown things when it comes to the arts and my range of emotions is a colorful one. I believe in the telling of a story. Whether that be through music or on screen. I believe art comes from somewhere deep within and expressing it can sometimes be hard. But even if we struggle to express ourselves, I find comfort in knowing that there are artists out there who can do it for us. There are people out there that have gone through similar plights and struggles and have learned how to make something beautiful out of that.

Art can be a powerful creation and I am proud to call Jared Leto an artist.

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Breathing Room

An extra room has magically been added to your home overnight. The catch: if you add more than three items to it, it disappears. How do you use it?

In this room, would be a couch, a television and a tv remote.That’s all I would need. It’s relaxing, I can watch all my favorite shows, find out some news, watch some trash tv and laugh at people complain about their glamorous lives. I could learn how to cook, learn how to remodel my kitchen or bathroom. Find some great movies. It would be fantastic.

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Thoughts of the Day

There is No Vermont: Why I Prefer Jake Ballard Over Fitzgerald Grant

ABC’s Scandal is many things. It’s intense, it’s heart-pounding, it’s gut wrenching and above all it’s scandalous. For all the insane messes that Olivia Pope and Associates manage to cover up, stop in their tracks, or sweep under the rug, there is one mess that cannot be fixed as easily. Olivia Pope has a very complicated love life and that’s not just because she’s got two men vying for her hand. Fitzgerald Grant and Jake Ballard are two very different people. They want to give Olivia everything but they won’t be paying the same price for it nor are they always willing to pay that same price. Not by a long shot.

Here are 5 reasons why Jake Ballard is better for Olivia Pope than Fitzgerald Grant:

5. To Fitzgerald Grant, Olivia Pope is the ultimate prize. Winning her means winning everything. It means fulfillment in his unfulfilled life. In his unsatisfactory marriage. In his less than warm family. He desires her above all else and wants her to belong to him. He TONY GOLDWYN, KERRY WASHINGTONdoesn’t want anyone else to have her, to utilize her, to love her. He treats her as an object that was made for his needs and him alone. He wants to be the King of the Castle and wants to make her his queen, no matter who he hurts.

Jake, on the other hand, doesn’t see her this way. He sees her as a powerful, beautiful woman who he could have a life with. He understands her job and he understands her feelings. He wants to be with her and but he also wants her to want to be with him. He wants her to love him the way he loves her. He doesn’t desire to win her. He desires the chance to be with her. The privilege to be by her side. He wants to show her off to the world and say “this incredible woman chose me!” and that truth would be something he would be in awe of.

4. An Olivia Pope that’s with Fitzgerald Grant is an aggressive, angry and explosive woman. In fact, any woman with Fitzgerald Grant is those things. No need to look further than the First Lady herself. Olivia and Fitz yell. They yell a lot. They scratch and claw and bite with their words. They are each the aggressor and they each fight back. It’s very loud and wounding and painful. For two people who supposedly love each other there is an awful lot of hurt being thrown around.

With Jake, it’s another story. They talk. They speak to one another in a calm fashion. They have their occasional heated battle but it ends quickly. And although it doesn’t usually end with them having sex in the control room in the West Wing of the White House, they find that they can walk away and still be people. People who are not hopped up on sexual desire and use that as another form of battle. Another way to punish each other. Olivia and Jake can walk away from a fight and still have their pride. They can still be the people they were when they walked into the room.

3. Jake Ballard cares about other people. As command of B613, he has to make the tough choices. But not only does he make the tough choices, he carries them out himself. When he had those reporters killed along with James Novak, he did so with remorse. He killed the two of them clean and quick and even though he couldn’t do the same for James, he still sat with him while he died. He didn’t want him to be alone. He apologized for what had to be done. He got blood on his hands in order to protect the Republic but that doesn’t mean he stops being a human being. He doesn’t care what other people think of him but he sure as hell cares about other people.

Fitzgerald Grant cares only about himself. You can say he cares about his Presidency but that is a reflection of himself. It’s how he can prove himself to others. It’s how he can show the world what he’s made of and he wants a good image. You can also say he cares about Olivia but that is also a reflection of himself. She is a reflection of his failed marriage. She is a reflection of his needs. She is the unattainable toy that he desperately desires to covet. He holds her over the heads of others and shoves her in their faces. In Mellie’s, in Jake’s and in Cyrus’. He’s a child shouting “In your face!” to Mellie, “Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner” to Jake and “I’ve found another shoulder to cry on” to Cyrus.

2. Jake Ballard would give up everything for Olivia. He once told her that he would leave B613 and would run away with her. He would leave everything behind in order to start a life with her. Fitzgerald Grant would never do that. Sitting behind that desk, in the Oval OlakeOffice, is not only his life but it is also his wife. He is married to his Presidency and he would never leave it for her. Although he talks a good game about how a man who isn’t President can leave his wife, how a man who isn’t President can have a life, he’s not actually going to do it. That chair is too important to him. He has too much to prove by keeping it. Specifically with this second term, his biggest desire is to prove to the world that he can win this thing on his own. He needs to prove his own self worth to everyone around him, and above all he needs to prove it to himself. He needs to quiet the voices that are shouting at him that he’s not good enough. The only thing that Jake Ballard has to prove is how much he loves Olivia and I’d say he’s already proved that a hundred times over.

1. There is no Vermont and there never will be. Vermont only exists in the alternate universe where there is no B613 and “Grant for President” never reached our eyes. It’s the universe where Liv is just a girl and Fitz is just a boy and where love is all you need. It’s the place where Fairy Tales come true and “Happily Ever Afters” come in bottles. It’s a world that realistically cannot happen for these two people. The world they live in is one of an ill-tempered, married to his career, father of three and the woman who cleans up his messes. She is this man’s emotional maid. Who looks after him when he’s in trouble. Who does the things he has too much pent up rage to handle himself.

The world of Olivia Pope and Fitzgerald Grant is a lie. It’s secrets and stolen moments and hard pinned emotions that add up to a dream that can never be fulfilled. They cannot have a life together, most certainly not the one that they see in their dreams. There is no Vermont.

However, there can be a Washington D.C. There can be any place, in fact, if Olivia wanted to make a life with Jake Ballard. With him, she can actually have a life. They both can leave. As command of B613, he can leave. He has that ability. He can walk away from this life. They can run away together. Olivia doesn’t have to keep fixing other people. She can toss away all the secrets and lies and start fresh. She could become Mrs. Olivia Ballard if she so chooses. She can get married. She can be married to her husband and not her career. She can have the life. The one she’s always wanted with a man she loves.

And there you have it. Now all I need is a shirt that says “Olake Lives” and I’ll be good to go. P.S. Watch Scandal tonight!

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Nothin’ But A Good Time

Imagine that tomorrow, all of your duties and obligations evaporate for the day. You get the day all to yourself, to do anything you please. What types of fun activities would make your day?

This is an easy one.

My day to myself would include tv, books, and movies. I would start the morning by binging on television on Netflix, then I would take the afternoon to book browse at Barnes and Noble and I would end the day at the movies.

I really just want to do that every day. 😀

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Television is Making me Crazy

My mom constantly tells me that I watch too much television. This 23 year old disagrees, of course. Too much tv is not a thing. Not enough tv is not a thing either. Tv is just tv. It’s there to entertain us and entertain us it does. It also becomes incredibly irksome at times and it makes me want to throw things at walls or crawl into a corner and cry.

But I know for a fact that I do watch A LOT of tv. Not too much but A LOT. And so of course I always have plenty of things to say about the shows that I watch but I don’t always have someone to talk to about it. Not everyone I know watches the same things I do. My mother obviously doesn’t otherwise she wouldn’t think I spent too much time in front of a big screen. She does, however, watch some of the same things that I do (and that’s usually because I inadvertently get her sucked in to a show, like I happened to do last night) and it’s always nice to chat with her about it.

But since I don’t have people around who watch everything I do, I’m just gonna chat about the current state of all my shows on my own. But be forewarned. I tend to drop a lot of swears when I am passionate or extremely irked about something, so please don’t be offended by multiple versions of the word “fuck”,”shit”. Those words are sometimes the only thing that will help get my true feelings across. They’re very powerful words. Seriously, the F word is my absolute favorite swear word.

Okay here we go. I’m going to mention the shows that are currently airing as of this moment or are on their midseason breaks or have just recently finished their seasons. I’m also going to go through the days of the week that these shows air so it’s easier to keep track of. This could get pretty long (I’m serious when I say I watch a lot of tv).

Sundays:

  1. Once Upon a Time: I loved season 1 because I loved finding out who all of the people in Storybrook actually were in Fairytale land. However, I kind of hated season 2. I found it to be slightly boring. It just wasn’t as fun when everybody knew that they were fairytale characters and there just wasn’t that much mystery anymore. But I didn’t give up on the huge potential for greatness that this show has and I’m really glad I didn’t. Season 3 is kicking some serious ass. I had a total blast with the first half of season 3 and the entire Find-Henry-In-Neverland-And-Destroy-Peter-Pan plot. It was brilliant and perfect. I’m super excited for what the 2nd half of the season brings. 7/10
  2. The Walking Dead: This show is fucking amazing. It really is and I’m sure that you can tell by my side image on my little blurb that I am forever a fan of this show. It keeps getting better and better. There were a few times where things seemed to drag in the show. When the characters had found a safe place and they were just living life. It honestly wasn’t all that entertaining in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. But then there will be moments when the rug is pulled out from under you and shit hits the fan. Those moments are completely and totally worth it. I always tell myself that if Daryl Dixon gets killed off I will not only riot but I will stop watching the show. He is my favorite character but even if he does die (which I am crossing my shaking fingers that he doesn’t) I don’t even think that mourning his death will be able to stop me from watching this fantastic show. My only wish is for Rick to trim that beard. Seriously, dude. I know the world has ended but that doesn’t mean you have to be lax about personal hygiene. 8/10
  3. Sherlock: I have two things to say about Sherlock. Benedict Cumberbatch. That is all. That is why I watch the show and it really helps that the writing is fantastic and all of the other actors are fantastic and it’s just fantastic. Okay, that was more than two words but seriously, this show is fantastic. I can’t wait for series 4. 8/10
  4. Downton Abbey: This show is always entertaining. I never thought I would love a show about a rich british family so much. There is so much drama and so much wit that you can’t help but wish to dress up like them and sit at their table for dinner. 9/10

Mondays:

  1. Teen Wolf: This show is fucking brilliant (and every single person is gorgeous). Anyone who says otherwise doesn’t know what they’re missing. The writing is witty, intricate and delves into ancient mythologies that I have never heard of before. Plus, the acting is spot on. Dylan O’Brien deserves every award there has ever been awarded to a television actor and then deserves ones to be made up just so he can win them. I am not even exaggerating. Every character introduced to this show is worth your time. You can’t always say that about shows but you can for this one. Even if they’re on just one episode or die after a few episodes, they are there for a reason and they kick some major ass. This show (and especially this 3rd season) is perfect and I will never stop loving it. (However, loving this show will not make me like the Michael J. Fox movie. That movie is just ridiculous. Who wants to play basketball with a teen Wolf? Not me. I’d rather play La Crosse with one) 10/10
  2. Sleepy Hollow: This was a new show that started last fall and I am really glad I gave it a chance. It’s really interesting and mysterious and had so much more going for it then I thought it would. I was pleasantly surprised by this show and I can’t wait for it to come back. Also, I always love having a new SHIP to get on board with. 9/10
  3. The Fosters: Before I watch a new episode of this show I end up asking myself “why I’m watching this”? But then I watch the episode and am reminded why. It’s different. Number one, that’s what it has going for it. And I don’t just mean the fact that it’s main adult couple are lesbians, who also happen to be an interracial couple. True, you hardly see that on tv (and I’m super glad that a different family unit is being represented) but that isn’t the only thing that this show is about. It shows foster kids. That’s something that we don’t usually get insight into. Sure, we hear how bad the Foster System is but we don’t always get to see how great it can be when these kids find the right home. That’s what keeps me watching. 8/10

Tuesdays:

  1. The Mindy Project: The best fucking show ever. My god. Mindy Kaling is my hero (along with Fey and Poehler) who know show to get it done. This show is wicked funny and simply fantastic. I love seeing a show about a successful womon of color whose only problem in life is her love life. She has a great apartment, a great job, great friends and coworkers, she knows who she is and only rides the struggle bus when it comes to managing the men in her life (that’s what I want my life to be like). It’s brilliant and I want it to last forever. 10/10
  2. Chicago Fire: One word: Brilliant. You get plenty of shows about the law enforcement sector of cities but you don’t usually get an insight into those fighting fires. I’ve learned so much about being a fire fighter from this show and just how insane this job is. I wouldn’t want to do it myself but I applaud those that do. We owe them so much. And Tyler Lockwood’s deceased uncle and Lady Gaga’s current boyfriend is so gorgeous on that show and in general. 9/10
  3. The Originals: I knew this show would be brilliant and I was not wrong (and that’s not always the reaction you get from the prospect of a spin-off). It’s even better than I could have dreamed it would be. I mean, an entire show dedicated the oldest and, not to mention, hottest vampires in history? What’s not to love? Well, that stupid witch Sophie for one. She should just go die. I hate her with a fiery passion. I even hate her more than I hate Bonnie on The Vampire Diaries. And that’s really saying something. Maybe I just dislike witches who didn’t receive their education at Hogwarts. I guess I’m just biased. I’m just really glad it got picked up for a 2nd season. 7/10
  4. Supernatural: This show never ceases to amaze and entertain me. The Three Musketeers that are Sam, Dean and Cas will always be my favorite threesome. That is all. This show is fantastic and great and I am beyond excited that it got renewed for a 10th season. It is well deserving. (Destiel lives) I’m not sure how I feel about the prospect of spin-off from this show but the good news is is that no one from the main show will be going over there and subsequently ruining everyone’s lives (and not in a good way) 8/10
  5. Awkard: Whoever does the writing for this show deserves an award or at least more recognition. This is one of those shows that seems to be under the radar and it really shouldn’t be. It should be all over that radar. There is so much high school drama but it’s the perfect amount that it doesn’t seem unrealistic and it is wicked funny. I love all of those characters even with they’re being huge bitches or seem bat-shit crazy. . It just makes everything so much more entertaining. 8/10
  6. Pretty Little Liars: Don’t get me wrong, I love this show to pieces. But it’s beginning to feel really dragged out (and it’s doesn’t seem to be a great as it used to be). I mean, I just really need to know if Ezra is really A and then I can continue to live my life. If he’s A, I have no idea what I’m going to do but at least I’ll know where to go from here. I just really want to know if he tried to kill Alison and is therefore a sexy murderer or just a hot guy with a thing for underage girls. I just need to know!!! 7/10
  7. Ravenswood: Complete and utter shit. Seriously, this is the shittiest show I’ve watched in a long time. I didn’t care about anyone on that show, even Caleb. But that was because he was only great when he was in Rosewood with Hanna which is exactly where he needs to go. He needs to get his shit together and get back to Rosewood. Same with the actor who plays him. He had a great gig going on PLL and he gave it up to be on this shitty spin-off. Get your shit together Tyler Blackburn! 2/10
  8. Twisted: I’m still giving this show a chance. It’s interesting and I like the characters. The plot is kind of interesting, I guess. But now that we know the real truth about what happened with Danny and his aunt and the whole Regina Crane murder things aren’t nearly as mysterious. But I’m going to keep watching it with the hopes that things will get better and that Rico will get some much deserved action. 7/10

Wednesdays:

  1. Chicago PD: Now this is one spin-off that deserves your attention. Seriously, it is amazing. Just simply amazing and everyone is sexy as hell so that’s always a plus. There’s action, there’s sexual tension, there’s just tension. It’s perfect. Still deciding if I like it better than Chicago Fire or not. 9/10
  2. Arrow: I just started watching this show yesterday and boy, have I been missing out. It is really really entertaining and I can’t wait to binge watch the rest of the season on Netflix and then stress over how I’m going to watch the current season. 9/10

Thursdays:

  1. Parks and Recreation: Such an amazing show. So beyond amazing. I want Leslie Knope to be my best friend so I can spend time with her and have her call my a precious naive baby bird and then introduce me to everyone at the Parks & Rec department. That cast are all gods in my book. Every single one of them is perfect and amazing and wonderful and everything in between. 10/10
  2. Glee: There are a few things I have to say about Glee. This is one of my favorite shows. It deals with so much and it does it with song. I love that. But, I think it’s time to call it quits. The shows just isn’t what it used to be. Once everyone graduated it just became too much to handle and it just wasn’t the same. I love everyone on the show (especially Klaine, they will forever be my OTP) and I will continue to watch it until the end but I think it’s time is up. Especially now that the rest of the gang will be graduating. It’s just….I am, however, super pumped for the 100th episode and can’t wait to see the old cast members come back. 7/10
  3. The Vampire Diaries: This show really knows how to push it’s limits and it does so in a way that is entertaining and wonderful and sexy. But it also tends to go back to the same themes that originally drove the show, which is fine, but it’s not really the same show anymore. Too many things have changed for characters to go back to how they used to be. Especially Damon. I’m actually really sick of him retreating into his bad vamp ways every time something happens with Elena that he doesn’t like. It’s really annoying and he needs to find a better outlet for his pain. It’s obviously not working for him. I used to really want Stelena to be resurrected but it really no longer seems plausible. I kinda just want Stefan and Caroline to get it on and then I can be happy. Also, have Bonnie go on a long vacation somewhere. Get that witch out of here. 7/10
  4. White Collar: Matt Bomer’s face is the reason I started watching this show and the plot and character development has kept me watching. There are so many twists and turns and so many cons that it’s sometimes hard to keep up. But it never gets boring. I love this show so much and it’s so intense that I never remember which season it’s currently on. Was this 5 or 6? I think it was 5….whatever. I’ll be watching the new season. 8/10

Fridays:

  1. Dracula: This is another new show that started in the fall and I was really excited about it when I saw the promos and things. The first few episodes were really good and I was entertained but I slowly started becoming less interested and found it to be slightly boring at times. Also I really really hated Jonathan Rhys Meyers switching between an American accent and a British accent on the show. It was annoying and his American accent is just really annoying. No honey. Just stop. Stick to what you know and that is your silky British accent you do so well even though you’re Irish. 6/10
  2. Haven: I’m going to mention this show only because I recently started binging on it and because the 3rd season finale was just this past December so it’s still relevant. I love this show. It’s so entertaining and strange that it’s hard not to love it. Plus Duke Crocker is the greatest person on the face of the earth and that character will keep me watching no matter how insane it gets. Also, I’m really excited that it got renewed for a 4th season. Wahooo! 8/10

So that’s my television gist of things right now and all of my feels about the current state that these shows are in.

 

Okay, bye.