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American Crime Story: From the Ashes Ryan Murphy returns…

Last year we had to endure the sloppy and frankly disappointing work of Ryan Murphy (AHS: Hotel and Scream Queens). I have always admired the work of Mr. Murphy. I was a fan of glee until the original cast graduated and I’ve also loved  AHS until Lady Gaga appeared. And I don’t even want to get into Scream Queens… What a waste of talent…

Now moving the negativity apart..Its time to talk about American Crime Story (ACS)

I am not ready to call it great… But it seems like all the elements are in the right place.

                  History v. Fiction  

I love shows that deal with historic events (The Tudors, the White Queen, Rome).When you watch a show that addresses historical events, you must be careful in knowing exactly what to expect and what not to expect.

You want to see a sassy and powerful Anne Boleyn, a sexual and mysterious Cleopatra.. Those expectations are not only bound to contemporary beliefs in our culture, but also with a profound sense of intrigue.. We want to imagine the personality of a historic figure, we want to give life to lost portraits…

Now when the historic events are too close (15 years or less), expectations are different… You know the actual characters, you actually have their footage and it’s very hard to imagine them differently.

ACS is in my opinion facing that risk… How do you keep it from becoming a parody of a reinterpretation of events? How do you keep it from being too safe??

I expect the show to give us true performances of real people.. Performances that go beyond the original footage….

What I saw yesterday was pretty good…so who are some of the most interesting characters?

“The Juice”

I am not a fan of Cuba Gooding Jr. But I was thrilled to see him going into such a complex character. And in a certain way it seems to revindicate the clownish tone you often hear when talking about the disgraced OJ. Gooding Jr. is credible and carries the show exceptionally well. I am very exited for this performance.

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 Just as Ryan Murphy is back, we could say the same of John Travolta. Scientology has the ability of making people dislike its must public figures (Tom Cruise).. And John Travolta is also victim of that generalized dislike. It’s been a long time since I take Travolta as an actual actor. This role is perfect for him.. He is very powerful and smooth in representing the lawyer of celebrities.

Kriss Jenner  I never expected to ever write about Mrs. Jenner. She is perhaps one of the most annoying persons on the planet, alongside her daughters… But she knows better than anyone that there is no such thing as bad publicity. In that sense, she must be very happy that she is now getting great publicity for the performance of the great and beautiful Selma Blair.

It must be fun for once not to make money or fame by exposing your life in the most vulgar way, making your children into products.. This time Mrs. Jenner could add dignity in the way she sells her family..

Selma Blair had a few lines, but she seemed to be in control. I hope to se her more on screen…

 Other characters..

Well the other members of the cast are decent, but  they need to cross the line of playing their roles too safety.
Hope you enjoyed these show as much as I have…

 

What were your thoughts on ACS??

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2016

Hello, It’s me…. (Yes Adele has become the best cliché for a pick up line)

It’s been quite some time..Since I last wrote on this blog. Three years of my life have gone without exploring the confort of writing about shows and life in general…Recently, I had an interesting conversation with a good friend. Someone who I came acquainted with in a very particular way…. Anyway he showed me his blog and suddenly I got hooked back..

There are many excuses about my absence and why I left… But who cares..I am back and this time I feel that my voice has changed….I’ve grown in many ways and I have experienced several emotions throughout these years..that deserve to be exteriorised with the world (or with the few people who actually read this)……

Quick Updates:

  • I am graduating this year from Law School
  • I’ve continued watching many TV shows
  • I am still fan of Nicole Kidman
  • I am no longer single 🙂
  • I want to say many things about everything
  • I love Kate moss
  • This is Adele’s year…

 

Expect many post coming back very soon….

 

The Viper is Back: new reviews, failed “love stories” and more…

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I would like to begin by confessing the following: I have neglected this blog for far too long…And I am sorry.

Its been a very complicated semester and it just keeps on getting worse. But finally, I have this week to make  a “comeback”. And I can’t deny the fact that I LOVE a great victorious + vicious comeback! Sometimes is necessary to fall or to make huge mistakes, in order to keep things fresh! To reinvent yourself or simply to give your enemies the false impression that you are defeated , to later surprise them with a deadly blow… That can give you some ideas of my taste for revenge. I am not as pretty as our beloved Emily Thorne (who by the way is coming back  this Sunday), but I have my ways…

So lets get back to business, TV’s Summer season is over :(… But things are just getting better with new seasons of my favourite shows coming into  Fall (American Horror Story, The Walking Dead, Downton Abbey, Glee and more) the Awards season is starting to get hotter and fashion is getting better…

So you’ll have to bear with me… a little bit longer..

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Review: The White Queen / SEASON FINALE

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The White Queen has ended and I must confess I am extremely sadden by this tragic situation. Is it the best show ever? Probably not, but still it was a great production. I shall always defend the show and any other historical drama that is able to bring my attention to history and the women behind the great historical events. Dr. Philippa Gregory is often criticised for taking many liberties in portraying history in a very particular way, playing with facts and characters, serving the purpose of affirming or denying a hypothesis she has about a particular moment of english history..This criticism is accurate, there is no denying about that. However this criticism is in fact what makes Philippa so great..Her unique portrayal of the War of the Roses, gives an insightful look to some of the most emblematic and mysterious characters of the period: Women. On times ruled by men, women are either part of the setting (an accessory of sorts) or are regarded as mortal enemies fuelled by dark forces. I studied the War of the Roses back in High School and it was somehow exciting to comeback to what I think I knew of those turbulent times…And it was wonderful to make the connection with one of my favourite shows ever: The Tudors. Henry the VIII reign is better understood with this background, understanding  his family’s precarious claim to the throne and the need of a male heir…His hatred for the last members of the Plantagenets and the reason for their later execution. The White Queen has a single most important premise: The road to power is bloody and in order to hold the crown everything is at stake.. In conclusion, this was a great show and I have to say I would rather have a different ending, showing a clearer outlook to the characters life under the new monarch Henry Tudor.  Lets take a look to the final turn of the wheel of fortune, the most drastic turn since the arrival of out beloved Elizabeth Woodvile to Court….

 
Who got screwed?
Queen Anne
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Anne had perhaps the most interesting and volatile journey of the characters in the show (from the second irrelevant girl of the Kingmaker to Queen of England). I never really disliked Anne, but her importance in the whole setting of the story was way to forced. Philippa tried to make her important but not in the right way. Despite the fact she was able to climb the maximum stage of the social ladder, her role in the rise of power wasn’t very clear. There are two possible portrayals of Anne. One as victim of her husband’s actions, which has already been seen in the amazing acting of Kristin Scott Thomas in the film version of Richard III. The other possible representation of Anne would be as an active member of her husband’s court, using her influence to fulfil her struggle for power in her favour.. But that was not the case..Queen Anne has been portrayed as mixture of Lady Macbeth and a very passive Catherine of Aragon…Very bitter and very feeble…She could not take Elizabeth down, nor could she send away her hot niece…Anne’s down fall is quite sad. She feels guilty for the disappearance of the princes and then she faces the death of her only son… And so she becomes extremely sick, leading to her death. With no heir or security of her husband’s reign…The end of the Kingmaker’s daughter, the end of influence of the Neville family, a house that once hold  power in England.
King Richard III
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 From all the characters in the show, this was perhaps the most underwhelming portrayal of the historical, legendary villain of all times: Richard III. But still it was a fairer portrayal of this man. The Tudor historians (mainly Sir Thomas More) and even Shakespeare have stained the history of the Duke of Gloucester, even making him guilty for the mysterious disappearance of the princes in the Tower. Richard III was in this show a pawn of Margaret Beaufort’s efforts to make her son King. Richard’s image is constantly damaged and diminished by several scandals, including his closeness to his niece Princess Elizabeth. This season finale, was all about loss (his son, his queen) and Richard  faced his final battle at Bosworth, where he is betrayed by Lord Stanley. Richard is butchered and left naked in the woods, losing the crown to the last Lancaster claimant.
 
The House of York
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After years of holding to the crown, the internal battles between the sons of York lead to the downfall of their house. Their ambition and  their inability to accept a lesser evil (The Woodvilles) opened  a door for their enemies to  take the throne. The White Rose got lost in time and their male heirs were mostly eradicated …(Richard Elizabeth’s second son is safe and George’s son is still alive).
Who’s fortunes rose? 

The Tudors and Margaret Beaufort

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The new King of England is hardly known for us viewers, we know more of Jasper and of his mother (the annoying lady of the show). And to be very real, the Tudor line is even lower than the one of the Rivers family. And the Beaufort family comes from a bastard Lancastrian line, which were forbidden to ever take the crown. But the point behind this brief introduction also empowers their rode to power. Despite Lady Margaret’s annoying ways of approaching her scenes, this woman had to endure to so many horrible situations to put her son in the Throne. She is a fierce woman, who conspired against the realm and even help to bring the House of York against each other. But the road to power is not honourable, nor is it a path protected by the hand of God…This is for me the most important fact presented by Philippa Gregory and it relies on the great chance that the Tudors and Lady Beaufort were actually responsible for the deaths of the Princes in the Tower.  They had the greater part to win from the demise of the heirs of the throne…And Richard was the perfect target to become the Villain. What I despise of Margaret is that she is unwilling to accept the guilt and the consequences of her ambition. It was not God who won the Crown for the Tudors, it was blood and death… In the end, her strategical alliance with Lord Stanley made her son victorious, becoming the  new King and her the Lady Mother of the King…

The White Princess 

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Princess Elizabeth the eldest daughter of the White Queen had a very secure position. On one side she had won the affection of her uncle, who was infatuated by her. The sudden death of Anne, lead her close to the Crown. Richard needed her to join the Yorkist efforts.  And on the other side, her marriage had already been arranged to Henry Tudor. So either way she would be Queen. The best scene of Elizabeth is when she confronts Lady Margaret and tells her that she is not taking her crap.. It was a very well taken character…A little bit to much of potential incest..But still it was enjoyable. In conclusion the White Princes left us all wanting for more…How would her marriage be? How would be her relationship with her mother in law?

Where does Elizabeth stand in this final turning point of the  Wheel of Fortune?

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Elizabeth was the main character of the story, but her final episodes took  focus out of her.  My problem with this season finale is that it doesn’t  feel like closure for our main character Elizabeth Woodville. ..She has lost and gained so much during the War of the Roses…But what must be remembered, is that she is a survivor. She outlived her adversaries and was able to mix her family with the english nobility.  A witch or not..Elizabeth changed the history of the Realm and her legacy goes beyond many of the coming Queens and Kings of both England and Scotland.

Review: Season 6 / FINALE / True Blood

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Sunday was indeed a very busy day for TV viewers, we had to mayor season finales and new episodes from Breaking Bad and The Newsroom. True Blood has said good bye already announcing its return for next summer.  I want to begin by stating that this season improved so much from the last two seasons. In a weird way this season has re-staged the main struggle of the people of Bon Temps and it showed us all of the very delicate and fragile nature of the story. There were some emotional moments, but really the death of Terry was not that important…The producers of the show intended to make it more relevant of what it actually was.. Still there were many beautiful touching moments at the funeral… So lets take a look at the season finale of True Blood..

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Since the last episode, we saw the demise of the camp. Every human being except for Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) were slaughtered.  The camp was destroyed, but still many of the contaminated blood was transferred. At the beginning of the episode Eric says goodbye to Pam, flying into the skies. A heart shattering scene for Pam who even at the great exhilarating joy of looking at the sun, felt the agony of loosing Eric again..The vampires head to Bills Mansion…Pam later says goodbye to Tara..She needs to look for Eric.

Warlow and Sookie

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Sookie leaves the funeral alongside a too hairy Alcide. She is wondering about Jason because he was not present at Terry’s funeral. However, Alcide smells something weird: Some day-walking vampires. She follows the herd of vampires and soon finds Jason being bitten by a female vampire called Violet. The rising new top bitch in True Blood! So she feels relieved that her vampire friends are saved. So she returns to see Warlow hoping to “date” before turning into a hybrid of fairy and vampire. But the once chivalrous and sweet sexy Warlow, turned against Sookie. And instead he forced her into their new “marriage”. He is no longer willing to wait for her any longer…he wants his part of the bargain…he wants Sookie at all cost!

Bill  

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Is no longer divine. He lost all of his powers and now he enjoy nothing more than himself. Somehow it seem he misses the power and greatness. And as he settles back again into his old way of being. He notices he has harmed Sookie and that he sentenced her to an eternity with Warlow. In his eyes the glow of his former love for Sookie reemerges and the pain and agony returns. Jessica is by his side and she recognises the old Bill, who is worried for Sookie. And here comes one of the best lines of the Season Finale, if not the best one (BTW this was a season of great lines, mostly delivered by the great Pam). Jessica reminded Bill, that her mission as his progeny was to protect his humanity and that he must fight for Sookie, not only out of love, but out of his own sake. He needs to be Bill back again. Too much time he has spent in the dark side of power and cruelty…And so ladies and gentlemen we have Bill back..So he gets Jason and tells him of the dangerous situation of Sookie. Both of them leave to find Sheriff Bellfleur’s daughter in order to find the fairy place in the graveyard… Jason is followed by his badass new kind of girlfriend…Its weird some how, it all began like a captor-prisoner relationship and has developed into a serious monogamous relation…

Warlow’s last Stand

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Sheriff Bellfleur is not very happy of  seeing Bill and he wants to protect his daughter  (who has been constantly used by vampires). But in the end, he accepts to aid Sookie. So they finally get into the fairy side of the Graveyard. They succeed in saving Sookie and Bill struggles to fight Warlow. But Warlow is more powerful, kicking his ass repeatedly. However Jason is able to Sookie home were she is been taken care for.. But Warlow returns and he passes easily the obstacles set up by Jason and Sheriff Bellfleur.  He looks for Sookie in the bathroom and just as he is close to closing what he started, Sookie’s grandpa returns and he holds Warlow, while Jason enters the room to put a stake in his heart. The great Warlow dies..Bringing Sookie some peace. But for the other vampires who once had tasted his blood, his death brought the end to their tanning days..the effect was lost. And once again vampires returned to the shadows.. And then it came a scene…which I have been waiting since the beginning of True Blood: Eric goes in full frontal.. He was taking the sun in a snowy mountain (naked)…and there he receives the bad news of Warlow’s death…So his whole body gets into flames, not before sharing his most precious good. There has been debate on the size of it….But hey we have seen him using it with Sookie, so for the haters: Is not about the size its about the use 🙂

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Six months later

So after this events, there is a hiatus. And we return to Bon Temps  Six Months later. What happened to the vampires? How is Sookie?  What happened to the infected vampires and Hepatitis V?

Bill

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Six months later Bill is back on TV. He is the author of a new book that talks about the terrible events of the Camp. He makes emphasis on the terrible legacy of Governor Burrell and the catastrophic damage to the vampire population. The interviewer seems to support Bill’s cause by rejecting the use of a manufactured disease that may destroy a complete population…

Sookie and …… Alcide?

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Looking at Bill in the TV is Sookie, who stares at Bill with some of the old feelings she once had for him. But she is not alone. A hot beautiful shaved Alcide steps in, taking Sookie to “have dinner”. We hope to see more of that next season. Definitely Sookie despite the fact her life, family and friends are always at risk during the show, she has has “dinner” with the most handsome and hot supernatural character ever (Bill, Eric, Warlow and Alcide). Good Lord ! This girl knows how to party! Damn her…

Violet and Jason

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Jason is found going under Violet.. An after he finishes, he demands that he wants to have “dinner” and not only an entree (which only she is enjoying). But still she disagrees… This my friends could be sexual exploitation..Jason is tired.. But God knows how much we hate Violet…Jason is the sexual fantasy of any female or gay fan of True Blood.

Bon Temps new Mayor

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The next scene shows the coming together of two congregations: one is traditionally of white people and the other one of black people. The reverend (BTW the husband of Tara’s recovered alcoholic mother) integrates the room, making all of them seating in other places. The true spirit of coming together of uniting. The reverend announces the increasing thread of sick hepatitis V Vampires, coming to Bon Temps to destroy them all. So he then introduces the mayor, the one and only Sam Merlotte. One of Sookie’s old admirers , who actually is expecting a baby…So Sam talks about a new alternative to this rising risk…He proposes that each human should enter into a monogamous relationship with a vampire, where the vampire could feed from he or she, in exchange of protection of this new thread. Most people seem to be against! So Sam announces that they should all go to a party at Arlene’s new restaurant, where they could meet the vampires and arrange how to manage their new relations….

Jessica and Sheriff Bellfleur

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Jessica is at Arlene’s fest and she is looking for someone. Its not her hot rocker boyfriend who is singing with the band. She is looking for Sheriff Bellfleur. He visits him and despite his anger, she declares to protect the Sheriff and his daughter against all foes…Even if doesn’t want to…

The Cliffhanger of the Season

Sookie and Alcide attend Arlene’s fest but they leave quickLy. They encounter Bill who brings a very uncomfortable situation for the three of them. Bill wants to talk to Sookie, but she does not want to…Alcide is being territorial..But all of a sudden a herd of sick hepatitis V Vampires arrive heading towards the fest…and that is how this season ended..

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From all the vampire stories in television, this is one of my favourite. The darkness of its humour and the deep tragedy of its characters makes it fun to watch. This season returned the focus on the main issues behind the relationship between supernatural creatures and humanity…It was a season of lots of departures…. Nora… Terry….Steven Newlin..But also it was the return of Bon Temps. For me that was the whole point behind the death of Terry..to show how the people of the town matters and how the faith of all depends on their unity…This was an easier season to deal with..There was no Vampire religion or Witches…it was more basic and it was quite raw… True Blood has once more re-established it self as one of the best shows of the summer and a story that is still relevant for its viewers..The Hepatitis V has become the new danger behind our characters. And next season will surely bring more surprises…

For now…lets take a close look to Dracula, a show that is coming soon, starring the hot Jonathan Rhys Meyer….Its not HBO, but still lets give this show a chance…At least does not look, corny as Vampire Diaries (Which by the way is quite bad).

Mashup Week: Nicole Kidman singing Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend (Marilyn Monroe) and Material World (Madonna)

The week has come to an end…Another semester is about to begin. So many things at stake, so much anticipation and expectations.. What will this semester bring? Who will rise and who will fall? Lets hope the wheel of fortune will keep us all growing strong (yes like the Tyrells)!!!

This is the final Mashup of the Week! I know there were not many mashups.. but you see I only like the best..so I could not share any cheap mix of songs…

So in this final mashup..we get to enjoy two songs that are irresistibly real and enlightening regarding our culture and ways of living! And further more this mashup comes from my favourite movie of all times: Moulin Rouge.

A movie that as time passes it becomes more powerful and enjoying…so that’s a hint for whats coming next week…

Please enjoy this beautiful mashup sang by the beautiful and lovely Nicole Kidman!

Review: Suits / Season 3 / Episode 2

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Episode 2: “I want you to want me”

Its been some days since SUITS aired its last episode, during all this time I haven’t figure what to think of this episode…I love SUITS and all, but there is something about Harvey that I am starting  to dislike.

Last episode we got to see the two sides of Law, represented in Louis and Harvey. On one side we have someone that respects and appreciates the legal system (Louis). And on the other side, we have the man who is driven by one simple principle: winning (Harvey). Both of these characters like winning, but for different reasons. I am not trying to glorify Louis, but at least he portrayed a deeper sense for justice and law. This was an episode that showed Harvey in its worse position ever. He is a d*** and we love him for that ..But last night, he started to become a little too childish and spoiled…In Harvey’s mind everyone starting from Jessica  owes him.. And he screwed it actually. He never sees the bigger picture, he just acts in order to satisfy his own interest…. Many times I look at Harvey and I think on how much I would like be him or how much I would like to”dine” with him….But lately, I don’t  like his attitude, he is desperate and he has to learn that he cant always win…

What happened with the Hassington case?

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The episode begins with Cameron Dennis (Gary Cole) showing Harvey a video of Ava Hessington (Michelle Fairley) and her most trusted employee bribing the leader of a foreign country. However the video had no sound!  It was a strong argument against Ava’s case.   But the real issue behind the video, is the fact that Ava’s trusted employee is working  with Dennis against Ava, betraying her (Poor Michelle every show she is in, there is someone stabbing her in the back).  Somehow the situation of Ava Hassington is a mirror of what happened between Harvey and Mike… A person that under pressure betrays his/her mentor.. So Harvey starts to get sensitive towards Mike..(but we’ll get to that later). In the end, Dannis realises that Harvey will butcher his witness in court. So they broke a deal with a small modification: Ava must be declared guilty…A bitter sweet victory to Harvey. But I feel this is not the end.. We haven’t seen the last of Mrs. Ava Hassington..

Jessica and Harvey

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Things haven’t been well between this two. And its curious because they are so alike! They understand what drives each other and that is why they are very formidable adversaries. Harvey will never forgive Jessica and his plans of bringing her down are still on….He is just waiting for the right moment! Jessica is doing everything to be back in Harvey’s favour. She even tried to reach for him, showing him how much she actually cared and also insisting on the importance of letting things go, for once she was trully emotional…There was a climatic moment:  Hervey then asked her, if she could go back in time, would she change anything. She said no…. I love Jessica and if she faces Harvey, I’ll expect her to win…that dickhead deserves a lesson!

Donna and Rachel

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 Let me just say that these women are fierce, they love their men (Harvey and Mike) and they would do anything for them. At the beginning of the episode they were very friendly and they even discussed some intimate details.. It seems our handsome Mike Ross has some “huge” talents… Good for Rachel.. But the friendly tone between them changed, when Rachel finds out that Harvey had forbade Mike from being with Rachel…It seems it was also Donna who told Mike not to be with Rachel… So they exchanged some hard words, including Rachel saying that Donna has no life for only protecting Harvey..There was no further developments between them… We’ll have to wait and see what happens next episode! I want to say something out loud: Damn Rachel I envy her!

Louis and Mike

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Louis is a good guy! He might be a bit too neurotic, but he is kind and understands the social value of law. He fights not for himself, but for what he believes is fair…He admires the system..And he practices law respecting its rules and principles! So last episode he lost the associates. At the beginning of this episode he says good bye to his associates (avery touching moment). But then he learns from Jessica, that he has now the right select his associate…and he knows who he wants: Mike ( who wouldn’t? Sexy + smart + lawyer). Louis asked Harvey for his permission and Harvey said he didn’t want anything to do with Mike..So Louis began a campaign to win Mike’s approval…They worked  on a case together ( I am not going to spoil it for you) and they wan…They were becoming a team…But just before Mike was taking his decision… Harvey came in and soon they were reconciled… Which was something great.. I love this two…But something didn’t felt right….I mean Harvey had been acting like a spoiled dickhead… He gave his word to Louis..But without any trouble,  he reclaimed back Mike! I get that Harvey is the main character….But Louis won the right to make a new team with Mike… Its hard to see how the show favours the character that is a total asshole…instead of the man who actually is good and kind… (well the world is very much alike)

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What area your thoughts on this episode?? 

Review: The Newsroom / Season 2 / Episode 2

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Episode 2: The price of being popular

I am not sure if I liked last episode of The Newsroom. This show has something very peculiar:  There are few episodes which actually could be considered overall good or bad. However Aaron Sorkin has the ability of placing certain scenes which keep the show from sinking…Last episode had some few good moments, but were moments that had definitely some depth and showed some vulnerable sides of the  characters we care for…I am starting to realise that The Newsroom is a show which I like to watch, but I haven’t quite discover why…Most of the shows I watch respond to my wide range of personal interests, memories, cravings, tastes, sensibilities , frustrations, etc. I’ll continue to give this season a chance …to find out why on earth I am watching this show….For now I just now that I am not watching this show for Maggie..

So lets take a look to what happened with the main story of the season!!

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Now we know what Genoa is all about. The new producer has given Mackenzie the exclusive. So the story goes this way: The US used a toxic weapon against civilians, during some military operations in Pakistan. Quite the scandal.. But Mackenzie doesn’t really trust this new producer.. So she wants more! At the end of the episode she gets the confirmation she was hoping for…so things get interesting!

Now lets take a look to other storylines:

My favourite character of the Episode:

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 We are aware that this man can be a total dick. Last season, he appeared to be simply a very despicable human being. But this season has done something great for Dan,  some how it has rehabilitated his character. He no longer has to deal with the annoying Maggi, he is closer to Sloan and he is letting out some of his more human side.  I am not going to give all details, I want to avoid to ruin some of the moments of Sunday’s episode. Dan was very passionate and energetic in regards of the case of an african american that was sentenced to the death penalty. There were many  intrigues and irregularities surrounding the case. And in the eyes of Dan the man was innocent. He tried to convince Will on bringing some attention to the case, advocating for his innocence…But it didn’t work (we’ll get to that soon). He tries to pull the story with Charlie and Mckenzie but still he failed. At the end of the episode, the man in executed.  Dan is not the best man of the show, but now we get to know that eh stands for something even greater than his ego….A turning point for Dan and a moment we have certainly enjoyed…

Will 

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So we got to see some of Will’s history…there was some footage of his  September 11 intervention(back in 2001). He was a rising star back then…. But now Will is in a dark place. He was removed from the September 11th Anniversary and he is very affected by the several websites that express their hatred against him. He is no longer the same. The powerful media man of last season has been overshadowed by his own fears for rejection. And here is a highlight of this episode:  in the end individuals that are popular and whose status is based on their celebrity (actors, models, etc), depend on the people’s approval. A dangerous truth. But the question hear is:  Should News depend on the public too? Should News be portrayed to satisfy the emotions of the people (even when they are wrong) ? These questions should be taken into account as food for thought.. Poor Will..and it was in that moment of neglect, that Will rejected to help Dan. He no longer wants to commit with real and serious journalism… 

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I am getting to the conclusion that characters that avoid Maggie or simply are far away from her, have better story lines. Jim is starting to get his shit together. He is meeting new people (a new hot blondie working in the competition), he is getting over Maggie and he has finally got into the Romney bus. I am interested in him again….

Neal

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At the beggining he was kind of bullyied by the editing room, because his story has not turned to be as important as he thought it would….I mean that happens all the time..But what is valuable from this character is the fact that he is taking chances, he is  takings risks and that is worth everything.. I have always believed we should never regret our actions, instead we should regret for the action we didn’t take. Thankfully we know how important are the events he is trying to cover.. Occupy Wall Street. Neal had not much screen time,  but still he got arrested in the protest, getting excellent footage. In the end Will takes him out of jail, taking some of his personal frustration out…

And finally Maggie

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Liza’s character was very secondary and irrelevant during last season. But on sunday Liza told Maggie, she was full of s*** and how  really pathetic she was. It was great, finally someone is putting Maggie in her place. Liza found about the video (despite of Maggie’s efforts)  Things were just ridiculous for Maggie during the last episode! So she slept in the office and then she went to find the owner of the Youtube video (where she screams out that she loves Jim).  Look that worked in Facebook and with your friends…Sometimes you may appear in photos, looking drunk or ugly (there is nothing to do about that in some cases) and you can ask your pals to take it down.. But with a complete stranger…thats not how things work!! Life have consequences…And Maggie has to realise it..I was so pissed about her telling Jim that she wanted things to be back to normal…There is no way back to normal!  Now she is currently single and her two former love interests have better things to do. At the end,  Maggie decides to go to Africa, to cover a  dangerous story…. Please don’t return.. Mr. Sorkin..kill this character from once and for all…she is irrelevant, pathetic and not credible..No one can be that stupid. There are limits in creating a pitiful character.. The charm is simply not working on me!

Characters that didn’t do much : Charlie and Sloan (she helped Maggie so…for me thats an EPIC Fail)

 

So what were your thoughts on this week’s episode??

Review: The White Queen / Episode 6

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The Duchess of Cambridge has delivered a healthy boy to become the heir of the british throne. Everyone is so excited for this historical moment (not really). I insist is more intriguing in Monaco, because if there is no male heir…then France absorbs Monaco (Now that is some fun exciting royal baby drama). While we wait to meet the new royal baby, our beloved show The White Queen, returned last sunday to deliver a striking truth: Peace is so much difficult to enjoy… After so much war and campaigning, peace has arrived and the House of York enjoys tranquility. But not much really, these Yorkish men and women are too conniving and they are always plotting against each other. So despite the fact that the Lancasters are currently in defeat.. the Yorkish rule seems weak from the very inside. This was not one of my favourite episodes, but I think it was necessary.. The events coming ahead will be full o many twists and tragic changes…episodes like this serve the purpose of building up the events for the drama coming ahead!! So the Court is back in London and nobility is back to its own doing: plotting, gossiping, whoring, partying..

Lets take a look at the new Court of King Edward:

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Who’s the new royal mistress?

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Things are not going very well for our Queen Elizabeth (Rebecca Ferguson), she is not easy living surrounded by people she distrusts and hates. Her marriage with Edward (Max Irons) seems to be in a bad moment. She feels they are growing apart from each other. Edward is closer to his brothers and not caring that much for poor Elizabeth. But that is not all, Elizabeth finds Edward infragranti with Mrs. Jane Shore a lovely redheaded lady. Lady Shore continues to whore around in court, not caring for Elizabeth or anyone… She seems to be very proud of being mistress, regardless of the scandal. Is curious how previous TV shows made us all care for the side of the mistresses, we even root for their success. Lets not forget how Anne Boleyn (played by the tenacious Natalie Dormer) climbed up to become Queen in the Tudors. For the first time, the lead character is the affected Queen. We don’t want Elizabeth and Edward to break their beautiful marriage and certainly we care not for the new whore in town… We’ll see how everything works for our Liz…

Who’s kept like a prisoner?

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Anne Neville was brought back to court by the hot Richard the Duke of Gloucester. She was pardoned by Edward. But as being a former traitor , she would have a new Guardian: the not so great George. Her status was also diminished, she was once a royal princess, now she is behind her sister Isabel who is a royal duchess. Anne is suffering and her relationship with Isabel is not going well! The have some brief cat fight over the fact that George wants to take the inheritance of the Warwick State, leaving Anne with nothing and single.. It’s difficult to be forever alone in the 21st Century (my best friends know it and I know it), still you have some chances.. But back in medieval times, to be forever alone at least for noble women, meant ruin.. However despite Anne’s heartbreaking moments from last night, she seems to be still not ready to have a more prominent position. She is too impulsive and does not know how to be patient.. She will still have to face some dark days ahead….specially being the captive of George, fighting with Isabel and with her mother kept hostage and in disgrace…

Who is coming back to court?

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Anne Neville described Margaret Beafourt better than anyone: an ancient, ugly, fanatical. My mind keeps the same regarding Margaret, I hate her.. But somehow she seems to have better scenes, week after week. At the beginning of the episode, she is praying in the most annoying way and then she receives the news that her mother is very very sick. So he goes to visit her. And then we had a very fun, lugubrious Mummy Dearest moment between Margaret and her mother. Finally Margaret slaps her mother with cruel words, not forgiving her and letting her know that she is going to inherit her state. Margaret later writes to Jasper, asking for advise. She wants to go with him and Henry.. But Henry replies that her work is in England and that she must remain there…so Margaret it’s a bit disappointed and very angry.. So she decides to fake a reconciliation with York… She is back on the market looking for a new husband.. She wants to marry our own handsome Richard… But God forbids that would ever be possible, so she marries Lord Stanley  (I am disgusted with his beard) a close friend of Edward…

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He is kind and respectful with Margaret and he knows that strategically if the Lancasters ever rose to power, he would obtain a good and safe position… Margaret returns to Court changing the dynamics of the Court once again.

Who is leaving court? (for good)

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Elizabeth faced some dark moments last night. Our beloved Jacquetta left her for good. She started feeling ill and then she knew she was leaving… We are definitely going to miss her.. But it’s also an improvement to the dynamics at Court. Elizabeth is now alone and it will be interesting to see her deal with her own problems and enemies..it’s time to see Elizabeth as a Queen! She has delivered a son and she holds Esward’s heart. Elizabeth also had a miscarriage yesterday, a very touching and sad moment….

What lovebirds have taken their bows in holy matrimony?

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But the departure of Jacquetta and Elizabeth’s baby, did not stop other characters from getting romantic. the big story of last night’s episode was the romance between Richard and Anne. The poor disgraced Anne was saved by Richard again, who took her to sanctuary, against George’s will! But that is not all, he also married her. A moment Anne has been waiting for a long time… Richard was tender and sweet with her while consummating their union. Anne is now a Royal Duchess at the same level of Isabel! She seems to have grown very strong and determined! She is now fierce and beautiful! Anne has suffered a lot and its important to see her finally getting what she wants.. At the end of the episode, Isabel returns to Anne and the restore their relationship…

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This episode was very boring. But it was necessary to understand…what is coming next. Most of the characters have lost and won through the War of the Roses. However its not clear if the peace between the sons of York will endure….Dark day might come for our girl Elizabeth.

What were your thoughts on this episode??