Monday, June 29, 2015

The Emmys nominations come out July 16th. Below is not what I think will end up being the nominations exactly. No, this is my picks for each category. The following nominees for each category is who I think was the best from this tv season. Some shows are left out because they simply were not the best they could have been this year. Other shows were left out simply because there weren't enough slots in some really highly competitive categories. And I'll be honest, I didn't get to watch everything out there.  So here is my dream picks for the 2015 EMMYS!


The Americans
Orange is the New Black
Better Call Saul
The Flash
Mad Men

My Pick - The Americans

The Flash had a tremendous first season and it had terrific episode after terrific episode. Mad Men was inconsistent but had some strong episodes to end the series. Saul also had a great first season though a lull in the middle of the run is what did not lead me to pick it. The same for Empire which was carried for a bit by strong performances.

So it came down to me between Americans and Orange is the New Black. I picked The Americans as even though the character growth and storyline in OITNB is fantastic, each week I was stunned at how much emotion The Americans showed and they were able to change up what you expected with simple words and sometimes only in the actors's faces. You fear for Philip and Elizabeth but also you root for them as well not just as spies but as a married couple with a family as well.

The Americans - Tooth Pulling scene


Parks and Recreation
Brooklyn 99
You're the Worst
Jane the Virgin
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
New Girl
Broad City

My Pick - Jane the Virgin

Parks had one of it's finest season and went out with some of it's best episodes of the series. Brooklyn 99 showed heart and humor in it's sophomore season and showed that it will be on this list for quite awhile. You're the Worst had a strong first season and showed that you can change how a show and its characters are shown and still be terrific and funny. Kimmy Schmidt was labeled as the child of 30 Rock and it showed that it was that and more with it's off-the-wall humor and funny outrageous characters. New Girl rebounded from a okay season 3 with a superb season 4 and Broad City had a great season as it's two main characters were always proving funny moments and outrageous situations.

But Jane the Virgin is my pick because it's been a long long time since a show has had as flawless a first season as this one has. This is the rare show that can mix humor with emotional moments , even at the same time.  I love that the main focus of the show is a strong female and her family and I'm glad that they always remembered this.


Bob Odenkirk - Better Call Saul
Grant Gustin - The Flash
Jon Hamm - Mad Men
Matthew Rhys - The Americans
Dominic West- The Affair
Charlie Cox- Daredevil
Cillian Murphy - Peaky Blinders

My Pick - Bob Odenkirk

Grant was a revelation as Barry Allen as he showed so many aspects of his performance.  His nomination to me was deserved in the season finale episode. Hamm showed once again the pain and anguish that make up Don Draper as he tried to figure out what he wanted from his life.
Matthew played Philip as a man who wants to be loyal to country but always loyal to family first in one of the best performances of the year. He showed so many emotions by just the way he would look at someone. Dominic did a great job of showing a flawed man trying to do the right thing but always picking the wrong choices at the wrong time. Charlie brought Matt Murdock to life as he showed he could nail the emotional scenes as well as the action ones.

Bob is my pick as he at the start of the series was trying to fight out of the "Slippin Jimmy" role that everyone from his former bosses to his own brother had labeled him in. The emotional scene where he finds out his brother betrayed him is one of the best of the year as you can see Jimmy figuring out that all his efforts to be respectful don't mean a damn to people that have him judged and set as "Slippin Jimmy" for the rest of his life. We haven't seen him become Saul Goodman yet but we are seeing the origins and it is the best work of Odenkirk's career.


Taraji P. Henson - Empire
Keri Russell- The Americans
Elizabeth Moss - Mad Men
Tatiana Maslany - Orphan Black
Hayley Atwell - Agent Carter
Italia Ricca - Chasing Life
Eva Green - Penny Dreadful

My Pick - Keri Russell

Taraji's role as Cookie is one of the biggest reasons Empire has become the popular pop culture hit it is. She bring fire and passion to each scene Cookie is in. Elizabeth showed how much Peggy's character had evolved through the years as it could all be seen in one scene when Peggy powerwalks through her new job in complete control of her world. Tatiana showed once again how talented she is as she played not just 5 different characters but also add more this season. I just hope we don't take for granted how great a actress she is. Hayley Atwell brought her character Peggy Carter to the small screen and she was flawless. She was not only one of the best performers of the year but also brought up many discussions and showed that she knows her worth no matter what I or anyone else say.
I have loved Italia's performance as April on Chasing Life. She is flawless showing multiple sides of a woman who is diagnosed with cancer just as she is reaching her mid-20's and we get to see all the emotions she goes through as she decides to fight and continue living her life to her fullest. Eva Green's showed how underrated a actress she is in Penny Dreadful showing us Vanessa as a woman who is scared of what is inside her but will not let it rule her. Her scenes with Josh Hartnett also show how to have sexual chemistry through just actions and a few words.

I chose Keri this year because in season 3 of The Americans we saw not only her play Elizabeth as a spy who is realizing that she can't keep doing this very much longer, not only a daughter who wants to let her mother know she loves her and has not forgotten about her but also as a mother and wife. A wife who loves her husband but can't agree with him on the best way for their daughter's life and as a mother who sees her daughter as someone without cause in her life and wants to help her. All these things are closing in on her and Keri did a fantastic job this season of showing that she is not only the strongest member of the family but also showing how much she loves her family as she tries keep everything together for her mother country.


Peter Dinklage - Game of Thrones
Jonathan Banks - Better Call Saul
Michael McKean- Better Call Saul
Tom Cavanagh - The Flash
Vincent D'Onofrio - Daredevil
Kyle MacLachlin - Agents of SHIELD

My Pick - Vincent D'Onofrio

Peter once again had a great season as Tyrion who with as just one sentence or turn of a phrase can get people to love him , laugh with him/at him or hate him with a passion. One thing that you never do is ignore him though. McKean and Banks showed why they are such intricate parts of Better Call Saul, McKean's performance  having you showing sympathy and then hatred towards Chuck while Banks dominated the screen whenever Mike had a scene whether talking with Jimmy or visiting his old stomping grounds. Tom Cavanagh's portrayal of Harrison Wells was one of the best of the season as he played the perfect mix of father figure/ man with a secret. And oh boy what a big secret it was! Kyle was a blessing to Agents of Shield as his flamboyant performance always left you statsified and yet you never tired of see him on there.

Vincent though was the best and is my choice. He was able to show multiple sides of Wilson Fisk (Flawed, scared, vengeful, frightening, romantic and wounded.) D'Onofrio showed that villains can be flawed human beings like us as that is what he made Wilson Fisk. A flawed man who is as human and monstrous as any of us can be.


Amy Acker - Person of Interest
Laverne Cox - Orange is the New Black
Adrienne C. Moore - Orange is the New Black
Carrie Coon- The Leftovers
Taryn Manning - Orange is the New Black
Mae Whitman - Parenthood
Emily Bett Rickards - Arrow
Lea Delaria - Orange is the New Black

My Pick - (tie) Mae Whitman and Lea Delaria

Amy had always been fantastic but on Person of Interest she has raised her game to a whole new level as Root as we saw this cold, calculating woman get pushed more and more to the breaking point. Laverne and Danielle were tremendous in their storylines this season as Laverne's Sophia was bullied and attacked for being a transgender woman as she showed the pain and strength Sophia goes through everyday while Adrienne combined humor with some great serious moments in her journey to pretend to become Jewish to actually converting. Emily shined in what was a down year of Arrow and showed how she went from one off appearance character to the heart of the show. Carrie's performance as a woman who lost her entire family in the "Sudden Departure", she was brilliant showing how much it had scarred her and how hard it is for your life to go on after that.

Lea is one of my picks because the episode where we got to see Boo's backstory was excellent. Lea showed what made Boo into Boo as we found and saw the pain that she went through her entire life of being told to act nice or dress more like a girl should and her anger at these people who just would not let her be herself. Also her friendship with Pennsatucky was one of the highlights of season 3 as well as polar opposites became good friends.  

I also decided to pick Mae and this time because she had a great performance this year. Mae as she went through a unplanned pregnancy and dealing with the chance of losing her grandfather at perhaps the same time. She should you a woman who is scared and nervous  and yet strong enough to be brave.


Chris Geere - You're the Worst
Joel McHale - Community
Thomas Middleditch - Silicon Valley
Adam Scott- Parks and Recreation
Andy Samberg - Brooklyn 99
Jay Baruchel - Man Seeking Woman

My Pick - Andy Samberg

Chris's character on You're the Worst is not really a nice one and yet thanks to Chris's performance and charisma, you find yourself rooting for him even when he is at his worst. Joel showed in the final season of Community how much Jeff Winger has changed and showed through the fear of losing his study group to the outside world. Richard as head of Pied Piper screwed up so many ways and through it all Middleditch had you rooting for him to fix things or to reach home before the others got rid of Pied Piper. Adam Scott kept up the tremendous work he did as Ben Wyatt on Parks and Rec's final season whether standing by Leslie for her next step in her career or him and April search for the next Mayor of Pawnee. Adam always played a wonderful straight man to the wildness around him . Jay was able to make his everyman geekish quality working on his new show as he took every ridiculous thing that was happening and able to ground it into relatable things.

 I went with Andy because this season saw growth in the character of Jake Peralta. He realized his feelings for Amy had gotten even more real and that he wasn't afraid to let them known anymore. Also his father/son bond with Capt. Holt led to some great heartwarming moments between the two. Though he still showed he is a big kid, he has become a big kid with a heart that cares about others, friends he considers his family.


Aya Cash- You're the Worst
Zooey Deschanel - New Girl
Julie Louis- Dreyfus - Veep
Ellie Kemper - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Amy Schumer - Inside Amy Schumer
Gina Rodriquez - Jane the Virgin
Amy Poehler - Parks and Recreation

My Pick - Gina Rodriquez

This is such a strong category. Gretchen is simply a terrible person on You're the Worst. Does everything possible to hate her and thanks to Aya's performance and charm you end up falling for as hard as Jimmy did from episode 1. Zooey was the leading force in New Girl's comeback season as she continued to evolve Jessica Day into even more of a rounded out character with quirks and flaws but damn proud to have them. JLD continued the consistent greatness she always does on Veep as Selina dealt with the presidency, collegues leaving and telling her the hard truth and a vice-president more popular than her with the same grace she has always done, you fucking nutbags. Ellie Kemper played Kimmy Schmidt as a woman seeing the world for the first time in a long time for laughs but also never to be laughed at and I am so glad for that. She showed that Kimmy may not knowing everything but she is not letting that keep her down. Schumer on her show shows off great comedic timing in such classics like "Last Fuckable Day" Poehler once again showed how Leslie Knope will be one of the most iconic tv characters in history. Amy's performance with Nick Offerman in Leslie and Ron is one of the best in a very long time not counting her speech to the Male Men in "Pie-Mary"

My choice is Gina though because in her first starring role on in what could have been a goofy show , she made Jane become one of the best characters in tv. Her scenes with her mom and grandmother were some of the most emotional ones this season especially tell her grandmother she was scared of being a single mom. Also though Gina can nail the humor scenes such as imagining talking with her future daughter or envisioning telenovela scenes in her head of her and her ex-boyfriend Rafael though also she can deliver in scenes like the one below where her and Rafael break-up.


Andre Braugher - Brooklyn 99
Tituss Burgess - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Jim Rash - Community
Jaime Camil - Jane the Virgin
Hugh Laurie - Veep
Nick Offerman - Parks and Recreation
Chris Pratt - Parks and Recreation

My Pick - Jaime Camil

Andre continues to crush it as Capt. Holt with his deadpan deliveries of the funniest lines and then getting us to laugh when he either says "HOT DAMN!" or is in a awkward conversation with Rosa. Tituss stole scenes and gave us laugh after laugh on Unbreakable as Kimmy's best friend Titus and that's not even mentioning the song that everyone hasn't stopped singing."PEENNNO NOIRRRR CAVIAR." Jim Rash continued his great run as the Dean on Community giving us such great laugh-out-loud moments just from a look on his face or a one-liner like "AND JESUS WEPT!" Hugh Laurie fit seamlessly in to the big cast of Veep and added his spark to the show as Senator Tom James as a perfect ally/ foil to Selina's presidental campaign. Nick and Chris had a great final season on Parks and shined when they were given their own episodes. Nick and Amy's "Leslie and Ron" episode which was a showcase of his talent and ability to show many sides of Ron Swanson. Chris had his shining moment in the Johnny Karate episode which was the funniest half-hour of tv in a long while anchored by Chris's Andy Dwyer.

But I will pick Jaime Camil's performance as Rogelio de la Vega on Jane the Virgin. As a slightly..ok really self-obsessed actor who wants to get to know his daughter, it has been a pleasure seeing Jaime steal every scene he has been involved in. Every scene that has Rogelio is always guaranteed to have a laugh in it. Also when it comes time for the emotional scenes, He absoultely nails it like this scene where Jane calls him "Dad" for the first time. You can feel the pride in his voice and the emotion hit his voice.


Stephanie Beatriz - Brooklyn 99
Anna Chlumsky - Veep
Melissa Fumero - Brooklyn 99
Yael Grobglas - Jane the Virgin
Kate McKinnon - Saturday Night Live
Andrea Navedo - Jane the Virgin
Aubrey Plaza - Parks and Recreation

My Pick- Kate McKinnon

Stephanie and Melissa are two of the strongest and yet funniest characters on network tv right now as Rosa Diaz and Amy Santiago of the 99. They are so in touch with the characters they play that even slight movements cause joyish laughter. (Also Rosa's impersonation of Amy is so so good.) Amy's tell-off of Selina was one of the best scenes on television this year and shows how good Anna has become over the years at playing that character. Yael and Andrea were two more shining reasons to watch Jane the Virgin as Petra, Rafael's ex-wife who is always scheming but wanting to be a good person and Xo, Jane's mom who always shows that she is many things but always proudest to be a mother first.

Kate is my choice for the award simply because without her, SNL would be terrible. She is the bedrock of that show. She is almost always the MVP and can always produce laughs even with the most terrible segment. Then, when the segment is written good, she makes it even more memorable. She is a master impersonist and is great at creating her own characters that never overstay their welcome. Simply put, Saturday Night Live better count their blessings every time Kate McKinnon is on screen.

Best Variety Show - My Pick - Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Watch any episode of John Oliver's show and you will see why it deserves the award. Seriously, ANY EPISODE.


Best Writing - Inside Amy Schumer - 12 Angry Men
                    Parks and Recreation - Ron and Leslie
                    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Charlie Work
                    Community - Emotional Consequences of Broadcast Television

My Pick - Emotional Consequences of Broadcast Television

This one I could be picking with my heart but this was a perfect ending to six seasons of Community. It was the perfect blend of the wildness of Community but also hit the emotional moments, especially the final scene of Jeff and Annie at the Study Room. This was what a lot of people will point to in the future when they want to see how good Community could be.


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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Think about your favorite show for a minute and your favorite actor or actress on there. They probably have been that character for a few seasons but only appear in some of the scenes perhaps. Now compare that to Tatiana Maslany on Orphan Black. She plays 5 different characters in a regular episode . A good nickname for her would be "The Boss" because she commands each scene she is in. Each character with their own personalities and she is able to flawlessly play them so well. In a fair world , Tatiana would get so many nominations and awards for her acting on Orphan Black. So below I will mention each of the characters she plays and it will help explain why she is so deserving of all the award as I talk about each of the 5 clones she plays regularly on the show.

Sarah Manning is the one that is on the show the most. As Sarah, Tatiana plays so many roles here - con artist turned loyal sister and mother. At the beginning of the show , Sarah had only cared about herself. Thankfully as the series has gone on, Sarah has cared more about her sisters starting with her bond with Cosima and trying to help her with her illness. Then it was helping Alison out with her many, many troubles. As of this season she has fought to protect her daughter Kira ,her sister Helena and her surrogate mom Mrs.S. She does a great job of showing how much Sarah has evolved over the last few seasons as she has let more people in now besides Felix as she and Jordan Garavis show the sister/brother bond Sarah and Felix have as they bicker, tease and fight but always have one another's back.

Alison Hendrix is first and foremost a mom as she would admit. A mom who also has : let a  woman die, hid a body in her garage, sold drugs and now is running for School Trustee. Married to Donnie with two adopted children, she will fiercely do anything to keep the orderly life she has for herself. In season 2 we saw Alison have a drinking problem which led to some interesting scenes with her and the other clones. Tatiana shows how uptight Alison is when it comes to many things like household work to the manner in which she tells Donnie to stop showing off when making a drug/money transfer. She believes in everything she does and is without a doubt the strongest character on the show.

Helena is such a impressive character that Tatiana plays. It is hard to have a character that spends the first season trying to kill and kidnap the main character's family  and turn them into the most likable character on the show but this is what Tatiana and writers have accomplished. Now Helena has embraced her sestras and thanks to Maslany's preformance has had Helena lighten up and deliver some light-hearted moments. But also you never forget that underneath that light exterior is a woman who will do anything to protect babies.

Cosima Niehaus is, to me, Tatiana's best role and performance on the show. Cosima is a scientist who is suffering from a disease that has struck some of the other clones that died before the others found out each other. In this performance , Cosima has had to deal with love and heartbreak multiple times in her relationship with Delphine. Tatiana's scenes with Evelyne Brochu have been some of the best of the series in my opinion. They show in just facial reactions how much they love and hurt each other with their choices. Also, Tatiana shows the bravery and fear Cosima has as she has found this new family but she knows it could be taken away from her and she's trying so hard to not let that happen.  Also I have really enjoyed when Cosima has had scenes with Scotty, her colleague and friend from work at Dyad. They always have the older sister/little brother vibe that is really nice to see.

Rachel Duncan is without a doubt the meanest of the clone characters Tatiana plays. Quite frankly , she is a bitch. But in Rachel's mind, she is the victim and she has suffered. When she finds out that she is infertile, her psyche cracks and she kidnaps Sarah's daughter Kira. The Clone Club is able to rescue Kira and Sarah puts a pencil through Rachel's eye. That Rachel is able to have sympathy of any kind is because of the talented work Maslany does in portraying a wounded woman but refuses to let anyone help her even when hurt and injured.

And I haven't even touched the scenes where Tatiana plays Sarah playing Rachel, Sarah playing Alison, Helena playing Alison or Cosima playing Alison. (A lot of the clones pretend to be Alison don't they?)  Those scenes are always so fantastic as she knows these characters so well that Tatiana even knows how they would pretend to be the other sister.

Also the chemistry she has with the rest of the cast whether it be Sarah and Mrs. S (Maria Doyle Kennedy) mother/daughter relationship, Alison and her husband Donnie's scenes are always funny and very enjoyable to watch. (Hint: Twerking)
Cosima and Felix are another fun pair on the show that shows Cosima's fun side as much as her interactions with Delphine are heartbreaking.

 So these are my thoughts on Tatiana Maslany and the characters she plays on Orphan Black. She is one of the most talented actresses in the industry and I hope she can get the Emmy love she truly deserves. And if she doesn't then I hope she knows how many fans she has and how great she is each Saturday Night during the season.

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

I got to watch Jurassic World yesterday. The theater was packed. Seriously, they were sending people away. I was actually worried I'd lose my seat if I left to get popcorn even though I was sitting with my brother. So I got to watch the movie with a full house and here are my thoughts on the film as a fan not a reviewer.

(SPOILERS for the movie!!)

- It was a very fun and enjoyable film. It wasn't as good as Jurassic Park but everybody involved said that they never tried to be. I considered it more of a it's own thing that honored the first film but never tried to be a imitation.

-Chris Pratt is the best "Everyman'' in the movies right now. Witty, charismatic and charming. His scene with the raptors near the beginning of the film is one of my favorite parts. (I will agree though that Chris should ease on how many movies he's making right now. I think Chris is smart enough to notice this. Also he has stated that he will lessen his load of movies sooner than later for his family. Another reason to like him so much.)

-Bryce Dallas Howard who does everything Chris does, except in heels. (By the way, who cares she's doing all this stuff in heels? Dinosaurs/genetic modified ones at that and people are complaining about her doing all these scenes in heels isn't realism? sigh.) I would love to see her play badass characters more often.

- Claire's nephews played by Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins were good in their roles. They were able to be kids without falling into that trap of being annoying or whiny. (Though they do something I can not understand. More on that later.)

- Good comedy relief from Jake Johnson in the film too. His little dinosaurs on his station made me think of him as a sort of reverse Nealy. A man who loves dinosaurs and doesn't care about profits, he just loves his job.

- The dinosaurs in the film were great. Nothing that will revolutionize the industry but I enjoyed and was amazed at them still. It was cool to see to see the  Indominus Rex (though why you add treefrog into , mad scientists, I'll never know).  Also awesome was the T-Rex at the end of the film and it's fight with Indominus.*

*Sidenote : Claire leads the t-rex into the fight with a flare , a shout-out to the original film.
I have seen people complain that she should outrun it. SHE DIDN'T. She had a headstart, only ran in front of it for a bit and then threw the flare at the Indominus Rex. She wasn't running a mile or two from it. sigh

- Vincent D'Onofrio played Hoskins, head of security. I enjoyed his "I'm your friend but I also want to use you" vibe he had with the raptors. I wish he could have been back for the next one but being mauled happens you know? (also watch him on Daredevil as the Kingpin if you haven't. DO IT)

-At first, the raptors betrayal of Owen rivaled up with Benedict Arnold's. Thankfully they remembered their bond with Owen and was able to help save him from the Indominus.

-Also I can understand why the kids were allowed to go to the island without their parents but WHY DO YOU NOT HANG OUT WITH KATIE MCGRATH?? So what if she was just some assistant? I would have never left her side even if she was the meanest person in the world. Those kids deserved to be eaten just for that.

                                                    Stupid Kids.

-So I was happy with the film. It's was a packed house, people cheered at scenes and laughed at others. I felt tears hit my eyesockets when Owen and Claire find the injured brontosaurus and try to comfort it in its last moments. A really fantastic scene.

I won't give the movie a grade or nothing. All I will say is I think if you enjoy action films with fun and excitement, then I would recommend this one. It won't win awards and it's not trying to. It just wants to entertain you for a couple hours and it accomplishes it's goal.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Let me start out this post by saying the actor that plays Grant Ward on Agents of SHIELD, Brett Dalton is a really funny dude. If you follow him on twitter and I do, you will see he is clever and a pun master. So for the rest of this post please remember, this is about the character he plays , not the actor who plays him.

Grant Ward is a fuckboy scumbag who deserves a painful death this upcoming season.

Over the course of 2 seasons, Ward has went from Agent of Shield to lackey for Hydra to prisoner to "free agent". For most of this , he has tried to justify his actions through many means. He will say "I'm not a Nazi." or "This is nothing personal" When his actions are completely personal on so many levels. He betrayed people that were his allies, his friends, people who loved him. But to this, Grant Ward says he was just doing his job. That he felt "nothing" for them. The following is a list of his actions and why I still can't understand why people are trying to defend or "stand with" Ward.

-Was a undercover Hydra agent for years

-Killed numerous SHIELD agents and innocent people.

- Kidnapped and Killed his brother

- Threatened to rape Skye (seriously fuck Ward)

- Gave Fitz brain damage

- Tortured Bobbi and seriously injured her

- Shot and Killed a dog (The fucking asshole)

I know I am probably leaving out a few more things but it just confuses me when I still see people defend this guy. He is a cold-blooded murderer who thinks he is doing these for the right reasons when they are clearly just for his own selfish means.  An example of this is when Fitz comes to see him in one of the first episodes of season 2. Ward tries to tell him that he knew Fitz and Simmons would save themselves when he knows he sent them to their death in the ocean. That scene shows just that Ward even lies to himself just so he can feel better abut his actions.

Another thing about Ward that is scummy is his emotional manipulation of Kara (Agent 33)
After Skye shoots Ward in the mid-season 2 finale, Agent 33 helps Ward escape. Kara was brainwashed by Hydra and is in a very emotionally damaged state. So what happens? Kara falls for Ward and of course Ward uses this to his advantage. At first , Ward leaves Kara behind in a mission and ask Coulson to help her recover. This however ends up being a setup as Kara pretends to be May so she can lead Bobbi into a trap set-up by Ward.

Here Ward tortures Bobbi for a "apology" to Kara though in my opinion I think this was just more of Ward's hatred of women seeping in here. As in the season 1 finale and before, Ward made jokes about violence towards women and their former time as sex buddies as he is fighting May. He cracks  jokes about Maria Hill being "eye candy". Pure and Simple, Grant Ward is a sexist pig.

(Sidenote : For the life of me, I still can't understand how they can still ship Skye and Ward together. She shot him, said she never wanted anything to do with him again and I still see people online go "Awww he saw her!'' He is a murdering scumbag. He manipulates people. sigh. )

There are countless more things Ward has done that I didn't list on here. But a man who would threaten to rape someone and Kill a dog? SERIOUSLY FUCK HIM. THAT MAN DESERVES TO BE PUT DOWN.
My hope is that Ward gets the crap beaten out of him by Bobbi and then Skye puts a bullet right between the eyes. Even then, I think that's too good for Grant Ward.

Sunday, June 7, 2015


As I type this it has been almost a week since the Community season 6 finale. As many others did, I teared up a few times during the episode. Like the best Community episodes, I laughed loudly at parts like everyone's season 7 pitches or the insane tag at the end. I also cried whether it was Abed's speech at the bar or the scene between Jeff and Annie in the study room.* I know that it was a very uneven season with some great episodes (paintball, Ladders, Chang/Karate Kid) and some not so good ones (Garrett's wedding, giant hand ep.) but I am so glad we got to spend one more season with this study group.

*Also only of the biggest emotional moments was Jeff taking Abed and Annie to the airport and Jeff's hug to Abed. Ends of the Earth will forever remind me of this moment like Rivers and Roads reminds me of Chuck's series finale.

So this post right here is thoughts on the show and what it has given me. This show has saved me. A few months after my dad died, I was lost and depressed. I found Community one day on a Saturday re-air and it just got me hooked. I related with the characters and I became a Human Being that day.

So after six seasons and 110 episodes, I am so grateful for what this show has given me. First, the memories both good and bad. Good ones like all the live-tweet nights and the rewatches. The hashtag trending when we were trying to get the show renewed. The joy every time we heard NBC had picked up the show for another season. The last second news that Yahoo! had picked Community so we could get that long-awaited sixth season. Interactions with the cast and crew. Also the bad - hearing that NBC delayed the third season, the news that Dan Harmon had been fired after season 3, the cancellation of the show after season 5.

Also the show has given me so many friends online. I have met so many wonderful people on twitter thanks to this show. I love talking and chatting with everyone about Community and then striking friendships about other things. The pride I have of being even just a tiny part of the fandom that helped get Community it's #sixseasons fills me with so much pride. I don't think Ill ever be able to fully convey thanks to everyone who has talked, argued, agreed, yelled and laughed with me about this show over the past 3 years I've been on twitter.

So as you could see I left out #andamovie when I mentioned the famous tag. As of now, nothing has been confirmed for a Community movie but the signs look very promising. All I know is, whatever this show needs to get that movie I will do: Tweet #andamovie hashtag a million times, Donate via kickstarter, sell my soul.. I will do EVVVVVEEEERRRRRRRRRRYYYYYYYYTHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNGGGGGGGGGG it takes to make this possible. After all, this show has given me so much, how can I not?

So once again thank you to Dan Harmon, Chris McKenna, Rob Schrab, Joel McHale, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, Keith David, Danny Pudi, Jim Rash, Ken Jeong, Paget Brewster and the rest of the cast and crew who work on season 6.  Whether you liked it or not, "At Least it was here."

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

One of the toughest things about being a fan is when you get hooked on a tv show and it is cancelled after just a season. It sucks but I have started to go into the mindset of "At least we got 6, 12, 13 episodes of this show." I do know I would like to have a taste of something great then be fed spoonfuls of the same crap year after year after year. So the following is a list of my favorite one and done shows that you should watch anyway.

Also if you think of any that you liked I didn't list , let me know on twitter (@cdulaney85).

A quick thought on these also 1 and done shows that deserve honorable mention. I didn;t write about these ones not because they didn't deserve it but just cause it would take so much time! haha

 Firefly(you've probably read everything about this show and how beloved it is. It's all true)-
Almost Human
Police Squad
The Tick
Better Off Ted
 Andy Richter controls the Universe(When people were shocked Paget Brewster was funny on Community, I knew she was 12 years earlier thanks to this offbeat, wild show)
 Awake (Confusing but I really liked it)
My So-Called Life
(shoutout to the first Flash series back in the 90's and Go On!!)


- A long time ago Fox paired two shows together on Friday nights. One would become one of the best tv shows of all-time spanning 9 seasons and over 200 episodes. It would have two of the most iconic characters in television history. I speak of course of The X-Files.

The other show would only last 1 season but it was a fantastic, imaginative show. The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. The show was Brisco's father was murdered by the infamous John Bly and Brisco becomes a bounty hunter to find Bly & his gang and honor his father. It was a wonderful show which combined sci-fi , slapstick comedy and a touch of romance with the western setting.

Playing Brisco was Bruce Campbell, who I love and will always enjoy in everything he does. This is honestly his best work ever here as he does a great job of giving Brisco a sense of humor but never forgetting the pain and seriousness Brisco has in his mission to find Bly. Adding him on this mission is Lord Bowler who at first is his rival but becomes his best friend played by Julius Carry. The show had so many great supporting characters from Brisco's lawyer friend Socrates Poole, Love interest Dixie Cousins all the way down to Pete Hutter and his piece and Sheriff Aaron Viva who resembles a certain King from Memphis. (Also you will get to find out what The Orb is and why John Bly wants it's so much.)

There are 27 episodes in this series and it is safe to say that it was a show ahead of it's time. It's a really fun show and I can't gush enough how much I love it.
 *Available on DVD


A unfairly treated show by FOX (THAT IS A PATTERN YOU WILL SEE IN THIS ARTICLE), it was cancelled after the last few episodes were burnt out. This show deserved much much more. A cop show set in Dallas, this one was different from the others as it mixed action and comedy together. Starring on the show was Colin Hanks as Jack Bailey, a by-the-book cop who is partnered up with a loose cannon veteran cop with a bitchin mustache Dan Stark. Stark is played by Bradley Whitford who is so charismatic as Dan. They have hilarious cases which range from a peeping-tom to a vandal spray painting walls which always ends up leading to even bigger cases.

*available on Netflix


Another show royally shafted by FOX, this was the best show of 2014. The series is about a army veteran who gets assigned to Fort McGee where his brothers are assigned. The three brothers are completely different personalities and they learned to renew their family's bond.

 I loved this show so much. It had so much heart , way more than some shows that are going on say their sixth or seventh seasons right now. It would give you slapstick humor like a day spent helping fix up a soldier's husband's house to the serious moments like Pete's Airstream when you see how some soldiers are affected when they return from war. The show had so many great characters and Keith David and Angelique Cabral stole so many scenes as Command Sergeant Major Donald Cody and Sgt. Jill "Lone Wolf" Perez. A show full of heart and hilarity that Fox screwed with it at ever turn. I HIGHLY recommend watching this show. One of the best comedies of the last 5 years and it should be around still.

*available on DVD


To call Wonderfalls unique is a understatement. A woman suddenly can hear inanimate objects as they give her off beat messages to so that she can help people. Created by Bryan Fuller, this show was a unique mix of humor, drama and fantasy. Caroline Dhavernas played Jaye Tyler, a discontented underachiever in her mid-20s when she can suddenly receive messages from objects like a wax lion or a pink flamingo lawn decoration. She decides to follow the messages which lead her to help others while she starts to feel less cynical with life.

A show with a lot of heart, it also was one of the first major roles for Lee Pace and Katie Finneran as her brother and sister - Aaron and Sharon. I loved this show for it's uniqueness (a Bryan Fuller trademark) in that not a show was like this one  and it's character growth of it's main character from the first episode to the last. Caroline brought everything to her portrayal of Jade from the pilot as she wouldn't listen to a wax lion tell her not to give a lady her $4 back to helping reunite the man she loved with her ex even though she knew it would break her heart to do it. A really enjoyable series that will hook you after the first 20 minutes.

*Available on Youtube


Created by Emily Kapnek, this show was at first not well received by fans or critics honestly. Yet , by the time the series had ended , everyone had felt such pain that the show wasn't going to be renewed. It had went from "The show with the awful title" to "The show everyone loves and doesn't want to go."

A modern-day "My Fair Lady", Karen Gillan played Eliza Dooley, a social media obsessed woman who when she realizes she as no real friends asks Henry Higgs, played by John Cho to help her. Their chemistry was so good almost from the beginning. It really hits when Eliza talks about how she eats lunch over a trash can because no one wanted to sit with her and Henry buys her a new trash can and stand with her to eat lunch. It show how much Henry cares for her and Eliza's happiness at having a friend sit/stand with her finally.

 Later episodes show them slowly falling for each other but not being able to get to get together. These episodes were some of the best as it showed Karen at her best , showing Eliza's heartbreak and pain , especially when  she sings "Chandelier" after Henry rejects her.

The show was given a terrible timeslot and it angers me thinking about it. It was a wonderful show that could have done so much more but I am glad we got these 13 episodes.

*Some episodes available on HULU


No matter how many terrible 50 Shades of Grey movies she'll be in, I will always love Dakota Johnson for this show. The show is Kate (Dakota) is raising a daughter, Maddie when her goofy brother Ben (Played by Ben Faxon) comes back into her life. This show was so damn funny. The supporting cast was great from Lucy Punch as Kate's "British" best friend who always steals the scenes she was in to Echo Kellum as Tommy, Ben's best friend.
 The show was a great mix of comedy silliness and heartfelt family scenes. Dakota and Nat really did a great job of portraying  a sister and brother who will bicker and argue but always love and support each other.

*Episodes available on Youtube