Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Initial Reactions: Arrow

I've only watched the first episode, so this is just my first thoughts watching the show. I know they have a lot to tell us, to introduce the characters, settings, and events to viewers; but I'm not a fan of voice-over narrations. They always seem lazy and dull. And I guess I shouldn't expect much from an action show, but I find it lacking smart dialogue/scenes. A lot of the conversations and plot points are clich├ęs. Him doing the Robin Hood is just one of them.

The only thing that I find slightly interesting is what I assume is their main arc, what happened during that accident, what happened on that island, and what's the mom doing? I'm gonna give it a few episodes to turn me around, but I find the pilot to be...boring.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Angels Take Manhattan

I finally watched it! I was too scared; because, I thought, if I didn't watch, the Ponds would forever be there. But I guess I just had to at some point.

Well we all know that it was coming; that we'd have to say goodbye to the Ponds. All episodes in season 7 is pretty much preparing us to when it happened. Or, it might be just that because I know that it's happening, I see random things to be connected to it instead of just...random things.

Iron Man 3 Trailer

I hate being this excited for a movie that won't be out for another 6 months. I have to say, the trailer looks really good; it gets our interest up without giving away plot points. Or maybe it's just because I don't know anything about the comic books, so I really wouldn't know anything from seeing tiny bits of the movie. Then again, what's most interesting to me is Tony Stark's character development. From Iron Man to Iron Man 2, and then The Avengers, we've seen quite a range of Tony Stark's personality. I cannot wait to see how he deals with the aftermath of what happened in The Avengers, which he mentioned in the trailer.

On a sadder note, I hate the fact that they keep destroying his home. From the Iron Man movies to the Stark Tower in The Avengers, it's like he has to keep building a new home every year. And more importantly, that means we don't get to see the awesomeness of a Tony Stark home as often as I'd like. I mean, why won't they just make a whole movie of Stark and Bruce Banner hanging out at the Stark Tower's lab? I'm sure it'll sell.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Community Premieres...Someday

Well here's the video that the cast tweeted about:

I guess I just didn't know when October 19th is!

Why does NBC hate Human Beings?

I know this is old news that Community's season premier is postponed, and that us fans have been quite sad for a while now, but I'm watching Joel McHale on Jimmy Kimmel Live and he mentioned it again and I got sad, again. Especially because today is the supposed premier date!

Well, McHale came on Kimmel's show, originally, to promote the season premier. Of course, he handled the postponement really well. I just love the guy: "Our Halloween episode would be awesome in February!" Instead, he jokingly promoted Revolution, the new NBC show that I'm planning to watch; according to Joel, it's awesome because it's the apocalypse, "but everyone looks awesome."

Back to Community itself and why I love the cast: Joel mentioned that they shot a little sketch (about a minute long) that will be tweeted today, by the cast. Hey, if NBC wouldn't promote the show, why shouldn't they do it themselves? I know they said that postponing the show is good, and that NBC would actually promote it when it finally gets back, but I really wouldn't believe them until I see it.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

So...is she in?

Last season wasn't the best; I think after a few episodes it was very obvious where the season was going. I have to say, even though I expected that what happened at the cliffhanger of last season's finale would happen, it did still surprise me a little bit. But, all in all, season 6 as a whole wasn't that exciting. Season 7, however, has been intense so far. The first 3 episodes are focused on Dexter and Debra, as they should. I love both of them so much, and I'm interested in seeing how this revelation would change their relationship.

Monday, October 15, 2012

NYCC '12 Firefly panel

Freaks and Geeks

I had just found out that Freaks and Geeks is available on Netflix so I decided to watch it. I'm only about 4-5 episodes in and I'm loving it so far. Well, considering that it only lasted 18 episodes, 4-5 episodes is a good chunk of it.

It is quite strange seeing these actors as kids, as I've known most of them from their more recent works. Most of them look exactly the same, though. Well, taller, but the same.

It's a very good coming-of-age show that deals with issues for high school students of certain groups (the freaks and the geeks), but they deal with it well, instead of falling to the stereotypes. I'm really not smart enough to analyze the show further, especially since I'm barely into it at the moment, but it's just a good show.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Well, it's Sherlock Holmes!

I tried, but I couldn't stop myself from comparing it to BBC's Sherlock, which is such a brilliant show. Sure, there are many "similarities" to be found – I use quotes here because sometimes we just see what we wanna see – but I believe that they're completely different shows; not just because Watson is a woman.