TV Posts Tagged as 'Writer's Peak'
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Walking Dead, The (2010 -)
Sometimes it's hard to see past the corn fields. 12-Nov-2018
They gambled 7 minutes too long. The alpha phased out. 05-Nov-2018
The most staggering surprises arise after sobering us for heartbreak. It was poetry. 11-Dec-2017
It ended to satiate the fans, bathed from blood of a cliched and predictable heart plus a curtain close. 03-Apr-2017
This is the 3rd time that Jeffery Dean Morgan has invaded a series at its vertex. I was always waiting for the grand manifestation of the buildup and all we got was a daddy with lots of fuckability, a frozen smirk that unnerves and trite villainy. Do over. 11-Nov-2016
Mature grit. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to interpret as we wish. 09-Nov-2016
Doctor Foster (2015-)
When the revenge and anger spills to the innocent, the assets (writers, actors, directors, et al) are deployed to explode in ironic wickedness. 02-Sep-2018
If you want to see an intelligent, rightly obsessive and fermented professional scourge the hypocritical aspects of her life... her name is Surrane Jones. She releases our anger and puts it to rest. 19-Aug-2018
...because Tabitha (Erin Murphy) was an adorable moppet
...because Aunt Clara (Marion Lorne) was squishier than my dog
...because Dick York (Darrin) was such the professional that we never noticed the pain he was in 26-Jun-2018
...because Samantha stood for every unappreciated group that the child in me could figure out
...because it can't be sexist if its a "happy couple"
...because even when the fx failed them they never deferred from perfection... because for every three they missed they got one so perfectly right
...because Paul Lynde was a great gay uncle when they weren't allowed to socially exist
...because ever since this show capitalized on what magic should be we have been pretending that magic doesn't exist (except in realistic boring conjuring ways)
...because Gladys Kravitz (Alice Pearce) and the artist who created her epitomized the nosy neighbor until she became understood
...because Endora (Agnes Moorehead) is the lesbian Drag mother-in-law we deserve
...because Elizabeth Montgomery can kick Harry Potter's ass with just one twitch. 21-Jun-2018
Star Wars Rebels (2014 -2018)
It respected the original material, voiced it beautifully and the mythology added a punch to the Star Wars Universe. The geek points sum up "the force" where the films could only preach it. 08-Mar-2018
It delivers on the promise of throwback and mythology aside. You'll still believe. 18-Nov-2015
The show reminds us that a good western goes beyond the scope of a gun, a horse and a landscape. We must care for the people who inhabit it and each story must propel the western setting.
The cast is united in encouraging diversity, empowerment and humanity. Merritt Wever bleeds butch and sarcasm on Mary Agnes McNue, Scoot McNairy is a bumbling Batman investigation sheriff and Jeff Daniels will separate your undies from your britches. Every single player grips the accent, brings great face and deploys cowboy strut.
The town may be run by women, but in order to survive it really takes a group effort.
I saw the finale twice and the big bang and heart swept me away both times. 10-Jan-2018
Outlander (2014 -)
It was a complicated season because the realization that as beautiful the sentiment or the romance is, Jamie and Claire united has no merit to those witness to it. There was a selfishness to their love and a discard of family.
Patience is rewarded as soon as the big bad is affirmed (a savory Nell Hudson) and the sea catapults them to Jamaica. Scenes of modern Claire's reaction to the uprise of slavery was horrific, compassionate and uniting. There was "Titanic" imperilment, ecstatic conjuring and renewed star watt coupling.
Just because it didn't end like we wanted doesn't mean we can't marvel at the vision craftily laid out. 05-Jan-2018
The show may have its blemishes but the whole is resplendent. There are frequent instances where Ronald D. Moore will ask the viewers to commence anew with contrasting situations and characters but he always relies on the one constant that upholds the story...romance. Caitrona Balfe as Claire Randall Fraser who compels Sam Heughan's Jamie Fraser from brute to man is the force of the show and the sentimentality. Balfe has a warming timbre and luxurious tilt. I want her to read me a story and in this situation she executes it persuasively. Heughan is virile, protective and heroic. His "Sassenach" phrase can inflame like his stature can overcome. Once we explore the cultivation of their coupling all exposition depends on the chemistry they have in bales to spare us.
This season the makers awarded us with what appeared to be the closing of a story and the prospect of letting us imagine the best end scenario for the doomed lovers. It was fearless, mature and gut wrenching. Unlike its brethren, Outlander's contentious moments were few and provoking but thanks to regardful writing we were allowed to heal along with the characters. The show validates Battlestar Galactica's proficiency as no fluke and Moore and his staff inspired.
Tobias Menzies as the nefarious Captain Randall is unnerving because the writers have the boldness to endow his character with the backstory of a damaged survivor whose actor civilizes him. You hate the character but respect the performer for defining the monster with the right amount of fine tuning.
Graham McTavish as Dougal Mackenzie and Jamie's uncle is bountiful Daddy Squish with some choice acting skills that impelled us to always question the character, his intentions and our investment. Dashing.
I don't know how the story can continue with the completion of the season finale but I'm tuning in and hoping that these creators can overcome the structure and deliver us noble artistry once again.
I Love Lucy Christmas Special (2017) in Color
Color only adds adornment to an American sweet as we celebrate more classic detail. 23-Dec-2017
Stranger Things (2016 -)
#2 gratified every sense with throb and tenderness. 29-Nov-2017
There can't be much to disconcert when with every dedication and homage you are dealt original cards with likeable imprinted players and a perplexing with soul reflexing game.
Wynona is unwavering in motherhood vs sanity as David Harbour is papa Bear strength. The kids are inherent, funny and affecting. Millie Bobbi Brown is tasked with conveyance of eye speak and she handles it beautifully.
Success is achieved through inspiration not impersonation. 29-Aug-2016
Young Pope, The (2016 -)
It never made clear its intentions. There were great arguments about abortion and magic splatter but the threat never materialized as every character was full of sin and self serving. Silvio Orlando brought creepiness and humanity to Cardinal Voiello and Javier Camara added sympathy and awakening to his Cardinal Gutierrez. It was a performer's presentation where Law reigned because he bit so hard into that American accent that it splintered all other objectives. The fun rises from him. 15-Feb-2017
It's discouraging to think that so many people need to create such an hallucinatory consciousness to help guide them through this world. It initiates weakness. The premier reason to watch is to see Jude Law's nefarious beauty dominate and discharge like the President before us. The fun like the glint in his eyes and impish smile is a performance and it is its relief. Elegantly staged, carefully crafted and intelligent its also complicated and a bit repetitive. His flashbacks keep adding to the same point, week after week. The point may be limited which means there will be lots of filler. Keaton is just as marvelous but I have no sense of where she stands yet. We shall wait and see if it develops like Westworld or if it flounces away. 01-Feb-2017
Night Of, The (2016)
Law is an interpretation that acquiesces for stereotype, arrangement and resource. Riz Ahmed latches himself into our subconscious and we tour the guilt, the disgrace, the atrocity and the humanity in a bus ride full of dire and dread. His eyes haunt as they motivate us to see beyond his race and into the moral and immoral choices of his heart. John Turturro is Daddy Dynamite. His presence is weary, lonely, itchy and keen. When he demands justice we respectfully stand beside him even when all is suspect. He is excellent. Jeannie Berlin is scary real as Amara Karan is sympathetically misguided. The ending is bittersweet as we get to ponder a dog eat dog world where tragedy can make you king and life's climate can parent you futile. 28-Dec-2016
Real O'Neals, The (2016 -)
So much for representing. I am starting to feel insulted. No gay teen or adult will be able to empathize with the non-issues that occur in this young man's life. We were promised a realistic coming of gayge sitcom but all we get is narcoleptic jazz hands. If you have to pander, don't do it to the right, they don't need it. 16-Dec-2016
Uh oh. Everything is amped up this season except the scathing and the brilliance. The message it conveys is much needed but why is it just slapped on with little respect for cohesion? It makes characters unlikeable. 14-Oct-2016
My affection is waning and I believe the writing and Noah Galvin are to blame. Neither are projecting the merriment or the credulity that comes with being an out teen and reality has scampered out the door along with the scorch on religion the first episode promised. The last and the finale were exceptionally senseless. Welcome to Modern Family. 26-May-2016
So far there isn't much to complain about. Adorability factor is high, the performers are top notch and fun and their truth makes me laugh. Keep doing that and you're good. 14-Mar-2016
Rectify (2013 -)
Even though the last two episodes were heavy, the poetry, its unstinting characterization and the life examination resounded. I want to single out every player and extol their craft and their humanity. I want to pump fists with the writers for never relenting and allowing intelligent conversations to spew from their character's mouths. They will be lovingly remembered. 15-Dec-2016
Watching a wounded bird try to fly. Heartbreaking. Beautifully treated and acted by beautiful people. 09-Dec-2015
Banshee (2013 - 2016)
Kick-ass ended on a lofty narrative. Every character fought it's due nemesis, every unfinished business was resolved, all fight sequences were punch gut and the drama bidding farewell was bittersweet and tear drenched. All actors hauled ass as well as pulverized it and even when you thought that Eliza was disrupting the flow by pale in comparison she brought tough girl show to the action. Thank you for the macho asian drag, the non-whining women, the color, the male beauty of all shapes and sizes and the fun. 21-May-2016
What a surprising rollercoaster ride. Everything that True Blood couldn't be. Meaty, pounding and provocative. These are mature Scoobies. These actors are wearing the characters not just the clothes. Kick-ass Kool. 20-Oct-2015
Good Wife, The (2009 - 2016)
This had the makings of being best of all-time except for that business with Kalinda, the downfall and the uprise and the end with a slap. Who was the slap for? Was it for the loyal viewers who respected the tight writing, the accomplished performances and the challenging drama or was this an I hate Julianna or Alicia thing? Well, I for one, liked Alicia and kept forgiving her downfalls. She added elegance to her cold and detached Morticia, she was a great mother and a realist (atheist.)
Not one character was redeemed or respected in the finale. There was no closure for Cummings' great Eli, the daughter or son or for that matter anyone else who graced them with talent. If they wanted to end differently, they did. If they wanted to end successfully, they did not.
It was a fun ride marred by, at times, really absurd choices. 10-May-2016
American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ (2016)
There is nothing to complain about here. Cuba doesn't look or sound like Simpson but he brought Bat Shit and yes, that was enough. We got the essence. David Schwimmer. Ross who? Kenneth Choi is an uncanny Ito. I'd hate to be Steven Pasquale as his bigot cop overshadowed the original bigot cop. Courtney B. Vance is slayer and animal. Sterling K. Brown was slight of hand. He was subtle, all heart, do gooder and had unique chemistry with Sarah. John Travolta's Shapiro is a beautiful beast. Everytime Travolta showed up I got goosebumps and giggles. It was his to steal on charisma and force. Daddy gets a free massage. Sarah Paulson's Marcia Clark is the queen. This really was all about Marcia, Marcia, Marcia. From humiliations, to sexism, through appearance shaming Paulson handles the character with such realism and care that we applauded her all the way. Her and Darden were the heart and the unsung heroes of this story. I don't really know how Darden and Clark felt about each other in real life but we really do hope that the sympathetic comaraderie they enjoyed was as presented.
Ryan, the writers and everyone else involved were intelligent and perfectionists. From the small details to the big impacts everything was "Handled With Care." The hard task is evident. I loved the finale's final thoughts and notes. This is a war that no one wins and it is a problem that needs everyone to resolve. I want to thank this mini for having the courage to explore that. 07-Apr-2016