Boardwalk Empire: Season 5, Episode 4

Well, this was better than last week’s. At least we got lots of Margaret (and adorable drunk Margaret!!), and I actually liked the scenes with Margaret and Nucky despite everything. That pairing just always makes for good scenes. 

Van Alden was also great in this episode. Now that there are only a handful of episodes left, really anything could’ve happened to him, so for once I was a little nervous, but I’m glad he’s alright for now because I have always gotten so much entertainment out of him. 

I was honestly never all that attached to Sally for some reason… I liked the idea of her character a whole lot and I did think she was cool, but I just never had a huge personal attachment to her, but it still kind of sucks that she was killed. There are only ever a few prominent women on the show at a time, so it definitely makes a big impact when one of them is killed (which seems to happen regularly). Sally’s death was definitely not as egregious as some, though, so that maybe helps, but at this point it’s frankly just kind of…annoying?

The flashbacks were a little better in this episode. I mean, they’re still kind of pointless so far (in the sense that they’re not showing us anything we didn’t already know, really), but I found some of these to at least be a little moving.

I’m going to need more Meyer pretty darn soon! Also, I was reminded in this episode of how much I miss Dean O’Banion’s little scenes! Well, we’re at the halfway mark now. I’m not really sure where this is all going.

Boardwalk Empire: Season 5, Episode 3

I don’t know if I just wasn’t in the right frame of mind or what, but I felt really bored while watching this episode for the most part. I had a hard time getting into it.

I liked seeing Margaret (as I always do). Mickey Doyle is always entertaining. What else… I liked seeing more of Chalky, but on the other hand I didn’t like what they did with him. It ultimately felt like a waste of time and a waste of his character, which shouldn’t be happening with a show during its last (shortened) season. I’m still bitter that Maybelle died. I still don’t care about the flashbacks. I still don’t care for the time jump and the pacing of this season. I’m kind of tired of them killing all sorts of random nameless women all the time.

I don’t know, I guess I sound really negative. This episode just did not do it for me, and I’m disappointed with the way this final season has been going so far. We’re nearly at the halfway point already and it feels like not much has happened. So much has happened off-screen and so much got lost during the time jump, and yet what we get to actually watch on the show itself has sometimes seemed a little dull or pointless. I’d like to think that things will start to heat up a bit soon, but then again, I’m not sure how much I even care anymore, which is sad since I used to be so obsessed with this show!! :(

Boardwalk Empire: Season 5, Episode 2

This episode was okay. I mean, even the worst (or most unremarkable or most boring) episodes of BE still have some redeeming qualities since the show is just so gorgeously filmed. This episode was fine, but I didn’t really think that it was anything special, I guess?

I’m already starting to find the flashbacks a little tedious. They were actually better than I’d anticipated in the premiere, but I’m pretty much over them already. I do like the aesthetic and the actors in the flashbacks, but they seem like a waste of time as of right now since we’re not really learning anything new.

I liked seeing Gillian again, but it’s too bad that her scenes were so brief. Still, I just found Gretchen Mol so good tonight in her two small scenes. Van Alden and Eli were pretty hilarious. I’m always here for Meyer, Benny, and Charlie scenes. I spotted Jim True-Frost (Prez on The Wire) tonight!

I was surprised by the Billie reference. I hadn’t thought about her much lately, but I kind of miss her! She was fun and cute. Also, wow…another Rothstein reference. How generous!

Anyway, it was a decent episode and I felt the time pass by fairly quickly, but it also wasn’t, like, super remarkable.

Boardwalk Empire: Season 5, Episode 1

Hey everyone! It’s Boardwalk Empire time again, and I’m glad to be back on here with everyone. I only wish that I were more excited about this season. I really miss the first few seasons when I was just on the edge of my seat about this show every week, but for a variety of reasons I’m a lot less excited now…but hopefully this final season will at least be enjoyable!

The premiere was decent. It wasn’t super, but it was actually probably better than I’d anticipated. I feel bad since I’m such a big Steve Buscemi fan (and he was at least part of the reason why I tuned in to this show in the first place!), but I just don’t care that much about Nucky anymore and wasn’t excited about all of these flashbacks, but they weren’t bad in the premiere. I love the aesthetic and the actors were really quite good. We’ll see, though. Hopefully the flashbacks won’t weigh things down too much. If they do, I can’t help but feel like it’ll be a waste of a final season. There are so so SO many interesting things this show could choose to explore, so if they waste it all on stuff we already know about Nucky Thompson, then I’ll be pretty disappointed.

I was so happy to see Margaret in this episode! I really hope we’ll get to see a lot more of her in this final season. I also was glad to see some of my other favorites, Meyer and Chalky. Hopefully soon we’ll see Chicago - I’m looking forward to seeing it and particularly what Van Alden has been up to.

I’m so bummed about that extremely brief throwaway Rothstein mention, though. Wow, I really hope that we’ll get a little more than just that. What a disappointment! I’m still not feeling this whole time jump thing, but we’ll see.

Overall it was alright. I guess I’m curious to see how this final season will end, but I do sadly lack the excitement I used to have for the show. Still, I’ll see it through until the end!

A couple of weekends ago I watched the show Enlightened and I just fell in love with it! It’s sad that it only got two seasons. I would’ve loved more episodes! It’s just such a beautiful, emotional, poignant show. It made me cry several times and some episodes were just too real. It was so good. I can’t wait to watch it again. I just love Laura Dern and all things Mike White. :’)

Also, I guess it’s about time to start getting pumped about Boardwalk Empire again. I’m just having a hard time getting all that excited this year for a bunch of reasons (a lot of my favorite characters aren’t around anymore, I don’t like the projected time jump this season, I worry that there won’t be enough Margaret, etc.), but maybe I’ll get more excited once the season actually starts!

I recently started watching Orphan Black and tonight I finished it. I really, really liked it overall! Now I’m sad that I have to wait for new episodes just like everyone else!

I’d heard a lot of hype (primarily on here and other sites) before watching it and I have to say that it didn’t disappoint. Tatiana Maslany really is amazing. It’s easy to forget that she’s the one behind all of these characters since she really brings something different to each of them. It’s hard to pick a favorite since they’re all so interesting!

Hi! I can’t seem to commit to making posts here for some reason. I miss making gifs and talking to people on here and stuff, though, so I really ought to try harder.

I finished Veronica Mars (show and movie) a little while ago and loved both. I had some problems with the third season, but overall I just adored the series. The characters are so good…and its first season was fantastic. The writing was so tight and there was hardly any filler at all, which is impressive for a show with long seasons.

Right now I’m watching the show Pushing Daisies. It’s super adorable and endearing so far.

I’d like to pick up another show or two soon but I can’t seem to make up my mind! 

On another note, I’ve been weirdly obsessed with all things Spiderman this summer. 

I’ve also been doing a lot more reading than usual lately, which has been a goal of mine for a while (and probably a new year’s resolution, though I don’t often make ‘official’ ones). 

Well, I guess that’s all I have to say for now!

It’s been a while since I last posted here (once again…)! I guess I should share the TV shows I’ve watched over the last few months.

Completed shows: Broad City, Sex and the City, True Detective, Lip Service, Looking

Right now I’m watching Veronica Mars, and I think I’d like to pick up another show or two when I’m done with finals next week. I’m also watching Veep, Mad Men, Fargo, and Game of Thrones as they air.

I saw a performance of Sweeney Todd last night and it was really fun. Now all of the songs are stuck in my head.

Over the weekend I finished the second season of House of Cards. Overall I liked it, but I found my excitement about it dwindling a bit in the second half for some reason. I don’t know, I was just very excited about the first six episodes or so, but I felt less excited as I went along. Still, it’s a great show and I really enjoy it (especially Claire and Rachel!). Now it sucks having to wait another year or so for the next season!

Hi! I’m here to make yet another “I miss posting here” post. I just haven’t had much to say since most of the shows I typically post about aren’t on right now…and I haven’t felt inspired enough to really make any of my mediocre gifs lately…and my life isn’t interesting enough to blog about! 

I did watch the show Twin Peaks recently though and I liked it a lot. Now I need to start another show soon. 

I’ve also been slowly working my way through some movies lately…particularly ones from 2013 that have been nominated for awards.

Lately I have been trying to read more books as well. I made a post about this a couple of weeks ago, but if anyone wants to add me on Goodreads, please feel free!

This semester has been okay so far, but I’ve been a bit stressed and tired. I guess I usually am though. 

That’s really all that I have to say. I’m not too exciting! I keep wanting to post more on here, but I can’t really seem to get started. I just feel super out of the loop these days! I feel sad neglecting this blog…I mean, I’ve had it for a while, have had some fun on here, and have met some really neat people over the years, but maybe I just don’t have much to offer to it anymore. :/

I should really post on here a bit more… I feel sad leaving this blog so empty, but I just haven’t had much to say lately and I’ve felt pretty uninspired as far as anything creative goes! I should try harder though. I do miss it!