June 26th, 2011

Asta 2

The TV Catch Up Post

I seem to be having limited success in posting more often. At least this time I have legitimate excuses! Two hellish weeks at work. Then, this past week, just as I was beginning to get back on top of things, I broke out in hives. I can only assume it was triggered by something I ate, but no clue what since I don't have any food allergies. I've been taking Benadryl, which helps, but it also knocks me out. I stayed home from work Friday and slept most of the day away. And I've cut back on the dosage I was taking so I could be more functional and get some things done this weekend, but I'm now finding myself quite jittery. I can't wait for this month to be over. :/

I've been working on this post, off and on, all week. I'm not at the point of being sick of looking at it. Now, I just want to get the sucker done and move on.

My brief, non-spoilery thoughts about Falling Skies: It's not reinventing the genre, but handles the tropes of it well. The characters need a bit more fleshing out, but the cast is likable. And if the premiere failed in one respect, it was in depicting humanity as it's own worst enemy. Like most post-apocalyptic films and series before it, people who were bad prior to the cataclysmic event will likely remain bad. But as The Walking Dead showed, it doesn't mean those bad guys have to be one dimensional.

Last Sunday, I watched the season finales of Game of Thrones and The Killing. While the former I felt had some pacing issues, it was a masterful piece of storytelling compared to the latter. I'm sure you are all well aware of the vitriol unleashed by both critics and fans (and a fair share of actors and writers on my Twitter feed) as soon as The Killing ended. The two best insta-reactions were Maureen Ryan's review and NY Magazine's hilarious and spot on recap.

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I'm going to lump my thoughts about the last two White Collar episodes together. It's probably a good thing I held off posting about 'Where There's a Will' since 'Deadline' helped to alleviate some of my concerns and make me feel a bit better the season to date.

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