Spoiler Alert Thursday
I’m feeling a bit better–somewhat better than last week. At least well enough to follow through on my duties of writing a Spoiler Alert Thursday post that not only will no one comment on, but that no one will read.
The number of shows that we actually like that are presently airing is incredibly low–fortunately, we suffer through a number of shows that we don’t actually like and spend most of our time saying, “Wow, this is bad! Which do you think is the worst: ‘Hart of Dixie,’ ‘Ringer,’ or ‘Unforgettable’?” Invariably, the answer is whichever one of the three we are presently watching. I’m pretty sure that I played Muffin Knight for most of “Unforgettable” last night. I believe that I paid attention to “Hart of Dixie” on Monday, but I have absolutely no recollection of the plot–and I’m pretty sure that I don’t care. “Ringer” was of the order of “Wow, could this get any stupider? How did anyone ever ‘green light’ this turd?” I hope before the end of the season someone wakes up and ‘red lights’ this turd. Best part: Andrew worrying that if his custody fight with his ex-wife went “before the jury” that “a new jury” wouldn’t see things the same way. Yeah, a jury in family court in New York State. Good research, assholes. Ever watched “Law & Order”?
In terms of shows we like, “Supernatural” was fairly good for the past two episodes. Especially two episodes ago when some sort of spell was making children’s worst fears manifest and then killing their abusive parents. The twist was that the spell was used to materialize Sam’s worst fear and then send that fear to kill him. Given that Sam is a main character and that this was neither a “mid-season finale” nor a genuine season finale, he obviously didn’t die. Sam’s worst fear? Clowns. More to the point, clowns that look like juggalos. We made that joke a few times during the episode and were delighted when Sam made the same joke at the end. And, with respect to shows we more or less like, say, “Fringe” and “The Secret Circle,” we continue to be disappointed. I guess I’m hoping that both are cancelled.
This brings us to “The Walking Dead.” Last week, Rene from “True Blood” got shot in the head by Rick–and so did Rene’s fat friend. We haven’t encountered any other survivor groups for some time. The “gang” in Atlanta turned out to be fundamentally good (the looked like an ethnic street gang, but they were really protecting old and sick people) and Herschel’s “family” encountered in the countryside turned out to be okay, despite the differences between Rick’s “people” and Herschel’s “family.” (By “okay” I don’t mean to say that I approve of them, but that Rick’s “people” accept them, more or less.) But, it turns out that the roving gang of bandits aren’t especially important, except insofar as they may have to integrate a new member of either the “family” or the “people.” You see, the real problem is that in the post-apocalyptic world, women are conniving bitches who can’t fight their own fights so they enlist chest-pumping manly-men to do it for them. Rick is a “real father” and Shane is a “real man” but, ultimately, to prove that Rick is a real father or that Shane is a real man comes down to the same thing: one will have to kill the other to secure access to the reproductive organs of the post-apocalyptic women.
To summarize “The Walking Dead” so far: no ties exist in the post-apocalypse except the claims of property, children “belong” to men, and threatening to seize control of a child who is, more likely than not, biologically your own–a potential crime–is worse than the actual crime of rape. Well done.
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