It's almost Thanksgiving and then Christmas and New Year's are going to come so fast. I'm hosting my 7th Annual Orphan Thanksgiving. My friend, Jen, added the "orphan" part to it a number of years ago. Since I don't have any family in town, I invite other people who also don't have family in town for Thanksgiving. I love it! I think its actually my favorite day of the year since nobody has anywhere to go people just stay and eat and hangout and play games and watch movies for 6 to 12 hours. This year, there are going to be 10 of us, possibly more, I don't have a final count. I bought my 15 lbs. turkey this weekend. Now I've got to clean my place.
On the media front, I'm watching much less tv than I anticipated
. So proud of myself for finally giving up some shows. *coughhartofdixevampirediarisebeautyandt
hebeastcough* I've technically got it down to 9 shows but they're not all on all the time. (in order by day of week)Once Upon a Time.
Anyone who follows me on Tumblr
knows I am obsessed with Captain Swan (Killian "Hook" Jones & Emma Swan). I've always liked their dynamic since day one but last season they were mostly on opposing sides since Emma betrayed Hook then he continued on his vengeance path which he finally gave up at the end of last season. This season has been a bloody revelation: "I take it from your tone perms are bad.", "Wouldn't you like to know?/Perhaps I would?", "You couldn't handle it." (understatement of the century), "I kissed Hook/I kissed Emma", "...until I met you.", "When I win your heart, Emma — and I will win it — it will not be because of any trickery. It will be because you want me.", "I've yet to see you fail." *tryingandfailingnottoflail*
As an arc, Neverland feels never-ending but alot of interesting back story has come out and I love the team effort of the "heroes" and "villians". Also, this season has gotten particular shippy which I'm fine with since I enjoy most of the canon ships: Rumbelle, Snowing, my new brotp — Captain Charming, and my new bffs — Ariel x Belle, even Tinkfire and Queen Macklehood/Outlaw Queen (Regina x Robin Hood). I'm seriously never getting over Macklehood (cause Robin looks like Macklemore) and my phone learned that word after one use which it never does.Almost Human.
So far so good. Loving Dorian/Kennex buddy cop bromance. I totally trust showrunner J.H. Wyman, who did Fringe for years and stepped up to showrunner on its fifth and final season to produce a tight compelling story arc.Sleepy Hollow.
BEST SHOW OF THE FALL. It's outrageous and fun and hilarious and scary and occasionally heartbreaking. I've loved Icabod and Abbie since day one, especially Icabod's fish-out-of-water quips. I don't ship them, especially since Crane is married and I do actually like Katrina. It can be problematic to have one of your leads in a serious relationship at the beginning of a series (see Grimm) but so far they're making it work. It helps that Katrina is integral to the mythology and her help has been needed in the present day. The supporting cast is great too especially Abbie's kick-ass sister, Jenny, and new believer, Captain Irving. P.S. Orlando Jones twitter is so freaking awesome. I have never seen anyone on the show/film side get fandom the way he gets fandom. Other creatives develop cool relationships with their fans but he is
a fanboy. He started a twitter crossover of Supernatural and his own show dubbed #SuperSleepy. It's straight out of fanfiction heaven. Plus John Noble has joined the cast!Marvel's Agents of SHIELD.
Of course, there were ridiculous high hopes for this show which it couldn't sustain. It's a decent show and, after a bit of a plateau, the last few episodes have been improving. One of the main problems is everyone is the best of the best at their job and their "dark sides" don't feel shady enough. Though I did not see that hotel room hook-up coming so it may have a few surprises in store.The Originals.
Even though this show could do with a few less glorious voice-overs/monologues, I'm still enjoying the spin-off. There's my favorite, the noble Elijah. I still have lingering TVD-love for the pouty whiner, Klaus, with his occasionally bleeding heart. I want Rebecca to be free to live her life. And *gasp* they even made the previously awful Haley likeable (and making me ship her with Elijah). I like newcomers Cami, Davina and Marcel too. It has potential.New Girl.
It's lost its luster for me. I would have dropped this show but its on before The Mindy Project. Jess/Nick are fine but what happened to Schmidt? He's become a jerk. It's sad to see Winston being relegated to crazy cat man. Cece's been all mopey and not in a funny way.The Mindy Project.
This show just can't seem to find its footing all at the same time. Once something starts working, they break it all over again. (Seriously, did we need another dude doctor?) There was a terrible episode that made me stop watching for a few weeks but now I'm back and its been picking up again. Mainly, I watch this for Danny/Mindy moments and the one where she stayed overnight at Danny's when he thought she had a crush on him was a classic. Arrow.
This show has been solid. There has been character development for the whole cast and a good balance of island backstory with the present day. Olicity has been burning nice and slow, just the way I like it.Nikita. (the final six episodes)
Just started last Friday but it was good to see the team again for the beginning of the end. Yay, Owen/Sam showing up right away too! Devon Sawa's been apart of this since S1 and his character has always been the wild card, even more so this season.