COMMUNITY: Well, shit, life got dark! That was not how I was expecting that Blade plotline to end, but...I guess Jeff learned something? And there was plenty of ship-teaseyness in there; I have to say I enjoyed that Britta didn't even glance around when Jeff was changing his shirt in the hallway, and yet I ship them. Although it was a little weird to have another 'Britta is desperate over a guy' plotline right after the Subway episode; I love making fun of her too and all, but I don't like it when she's the butt monkey too much. But yay, only-slightly-fake Annie/Britta friendship! And Shirley/Jeff! And Chang/Pierce friendship, which has the potential for hilarity (although actor-wise it worries me, since Jeong is so sweet and loves everybody and Chevy...does not). Also, I actually kinda like that we're going somewhere with this refrigerator school thing, just because I want more scenes of Jim Rash & John Goodman together. It's kinda like real-life Monsters Inc. or something.
GREY'S: REALLY? THE GREATEST HITS OF OWEN & CRISTINA? R E A L L Y ?!
Ugh. Ugh ugh ugh ugh this ship WHY WON'T YOU LET ME LOVE YOU. WHY IS EVERYTHING TERRIBLE. I've heard that Shonda (Shondaaaaaaa *shakes fist*) has said that she believes in them and they're not breaking up, but good Lord, that was painful. Though when I heard that Cristina was making him tell her all the intimate details, I was hoping for, like, ya know, intimate details. ...OK, fine, I just wanted a flashback with Kevin McKidd taking his shirt off. IS THAT SO WRONG?! I'm quite sure his desire to hurt her was entirely subconscious, but it was so tragic that he didn't even deny it when she said it. Gahhhh. And the fact that she didn't even tell Meredith...aargh. My emotions. I have no idea how they're gonna work it out, but against my better judgement I hope they do. ;__; Jackson/Mark continues to be wonderful and Teddy continues to be insufferable--I'm sorry, but I seriously can't with all this sad-widow stuff. IT WAS A FAKE MARRIAGE. YOU BARELY KNEW HIM. Last week when she was kinda comparing herself with that sweet old couple who'd been married for fifty years or whatever...come ON. The Girls' Night thing was hilarious, though, mostly Bailey's face when Arizona mentioned blowing it off in favor of "getting it on." And "movieSSSS." Heh. Yay, friendships!
THE OFFICE: OK, I officially don't get what they're doing with Nellie's character AT ALL, but whatever, it's Catherine Tate. Also, Andy/Erin are just awkward and painful and I want to ship them but they're just so...forced. D: IDGI. And that bachelorette party thing--REALLY?! You had a feisty, funny-inappropriate plus-sized bridesmaid named Megan and just...what, thought we wouldn't notice? Nice try, show. Nice fucking try. >_____< However, I loved Pam trying to one-up Jim on pranks, and I basically always love it when Jim & Dwight are forced to work together like bickering bros. So that was nice. But I hear the cast wants to end it this year, and that might be for the best. :\ Hate to say it, but I think the glory days are past. R.I.P. amazing S2-4.
AWAKE: It suddenly became "Wonderfalls"! I like that! I feel like the writers sat down on the very first day and went "OK, what are all the complications that will mess this idea up?" and just barreled through all of them: mixing up his partners; his wife wanting another baby; his wife wanting to move; another love interest in the son-alive world; forcing himself to sleep to 'get back' to the other world; injuries in one world affecting the other, etc. And that's smart! Might as well tackle the big stuff right away. So he knows too much about the Westfield thing and that's why they tried to kill him? Now it's getting "Rubicon"-y. (I miss yoooooooou ;___;) I can't entirely tell what we're supposed to think about Laura Innes, though--she seemed to be saying that they didn't have to kill him (again) at all as long as he wasn't a cop anymore, so does that mean she's actually kinda sympathetic to him...? I can't tell. She's certainly no Olivia Benson, though; I totally figured out the entire thing with the victim girl because I've watched WAY too much L&O, but damn, her speech to the little sister wasn't terribly compassionate. Maybe that's part of her conflicted nature. The season's ending next month, so I hope it's super-exciting to make up for the limited number of episodes. This had better not be another "Journeyman." Srsly. Oh, and sidenote: so many points for the actually-realistic (read: small) college dorm room!
Saw The Cabin in the Woods last night, and oh my god, it was delightful. Seriously, Hunger Games + SPN + Whedon dialogue = such joy. Turned up to eleven. I agree that it's much better to go in knowing nothing at all; for once the misleading marketing was actually an awesome idea. They pitched it as a straightforward teens-getting-killed-in-the-woods horror movie, and I'm seeing all these "WTF WAS THAT?!" reactions, which just kinda makes it more fun. My face legit went 8D!!! when we opened on Bradley Whitford and Richard Jenkins--seriously, can they just be bantering office mates in all of the things? Please? ♥ them both sfm. I loved that slow build to explaining what was actually going on, and of course I loved the deranged dark humor (oh my god, the Japanese schoolgirls. "FUCK YOOOOU!" Was there no teacher at this school or...?!). I really, really liked that the kids were actually likable and not horrifically annoying or stupid; I actually didn't want to see or think they deserved to die for once. Marty's collapsible coffee-mug bong = inspired. (Someone on TV Tropes hilariously and Freudian-slippishly described it as a "tumblr bong." HA!) I mean, we had our classic archetypal characters, and yet they were actually nice, regular people at the same time. ("Who told you about these?!" "I LEARNED IT FROM WATCHING YOU!") AND they actually figured stuff out as it went along, which was a wonderful relief, though it was amusing that they just kept surviving these horrific injuries without much trouble unless it was their turn to die. I was glad Curt didn't die right away, though--I believe my exact words were "YEAH, THOR!!" And then they went down into the facility and shit got so insanely real with all the nightmare monsters--I was dying at the unicorn in particular. It's SPN!! On PCP! And amazing cameo at the end there; who else would it be. Is it wrong that from the second the Director described what was going I was just mentally chanting "World end! World end! World end!"? Because...come on, that's too cool to pass up. Every year I like to pick my favorite closing shot from a movie [last year it was Another Earth; year before that it was True Grit]--well, that had to be one of my favorite closing shots OF ALL TIME. GLORIOUS. I wish I had a gif, but I'm also glad there aren't rampant spoilers yet, because everyone should enjoy the fun. And no, I did not miss that Serenity reference. Good Lord.
And today was Damsels in Distress--I disliked Greenberg and therefore had mixed feelings about Greta Gerwig, but this made me like her. If you can deal with the absurdly inflated dialogue, then it's pretty funny. The plot's kind of aimless and ridiculous, but I really liked how dark it was; it's basically Mona Lisa Smile meets Heathers. It seemed to be parodying a whole bunch of things at once, most especially snooty East Coast liberal-artsy colleges, which I am all for. And the costumes were delightful; it seemed to give the whole thing a kind of timelessness while also kinda mocking their tryhard-preppiness at the same time. I have feeling they were at the same college as the kids from The Secret History. Oh my god, that'd be the best crossover ever. AND HOLY SHIT THAT WAS CASSIE FROM SPN DSFKJDDKFJLSDJFKS I was lusting after Analeigh Tipton and Megalyn Echikunwoke the entire time BUT I DIDN'T REALIZE SHE WAS CASSIE. \o/ I know, "Route 666" is the most ridonk ep ever, but I stand by Dean/Cassie forever and ever. She was so my fave of all of his ladies. (I even wrote fic about them!) YES. AWESOME. Also, I think I was the only one laughing at the "back in a gif" thing because, well, yeah. I'm me.
Also, because I am a nerd and had a crazy-awesome old great-uncle who was obsessed with ships (what d'you call someone who loved the sea/ships? Marinophile? Anyway, that's what he was) and told me the Titanic story when I was like seven and got me totally interested because I was a really morbid-ass little kid and today was the 100th anniversary of the sinking, I went down to the South Street Seaport Museum to check out their exhibit; my pics are here @ Tumblr. I also plan to watch that Julian Fellowes miniseries, though I haven't heard great things. :P I gotta watch it anyway. That's what I do. Crossing all of my fingers for some kinda meta "Downton" ref...!