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Everybody hates Carl.

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After what seemed like months on tops of months of waiting, The Walking Dead returned, not skipping a beat, from where we last left off.

There was something I noticed when live tweeting along with America about my excitement of the season’s return.

Everybody hates Carl..

Being Human 4×05

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Pack It Up Pack It In, let me begin. Tonight’s episode of Being Human, was probably the least climatic of the season so far. Now, that being said, this season has been pretty epic, so I am not even going to be mad.

Being Human 4×05.

Total Eclipse of the Heart

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So, I’m not even really sure what’s going on with The Vampire Diaries anymore, but they always make it work.
Damon is still looking good, Klaroline happened. I mean, things could be worse.

But man, we did not leave my girl Elaina in a good spot last week.
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Response to the 5 ways YOU delay your meal

If you’ve read the recent controverstial article Eat This: 5 ways YOU delay your meal, then you might already have an idea about how much bigger this became than probably anybody figured it would be.
Some people were mad, some people thought that this guy had it dead on.
I fall in this grey area of smack dab in-between ‘slight disagreement’ and ‘total agreement.’
But hey, maybe I’m biased.

In the link below I dive into my take on the article, take a look into both sides, and make a list of my own.

What would your list be?

Being Human 4×05

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Pack It Up Pack It In, let me begin. Tonight’s episode of Being Human, was probably the least climatic of the season so far. Now, that being said, this season has been pretty epic, so I am not even going to be mad.

Josh and Nora are making friends with the new Were parents introduced in last week’s episode Panic Womb, and they end up getting more than they bargained for when a pack of Weres show up for a meet and greet at their house.
I mean, you had to know, what with the animosity between Vampires and Weres, that Aidan was going to walk in and crash the party, purposefully or not, at some point or another.
However, I was not anticipating white-girl-wasted Aidan. I was pleasantly surprised (also Kenny was there, meh).
Hilarity insues.

Sally is apparently part Time Lord this season, as she has continued to bounce back and forth between the past and present day, but on this occasion seeing a lot more than just Lil’ Smokie’s timeline.
Now here is where I got really annoyed with Sally. So, she sees 1920s Aidan.
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Knowing full-well what type of person Aidan used to be, knowing how much he has struggled, even in the present day, to keep his shit together, and Sally sees him and goes, ‘Well this can’t end well’ or something, and then just follows him to watch on these shameful, private moments of his past.
I mean, what he did was terrible, and he suffers from that, but she accepted Aidan knowing all of this about him. Who is she now to stick her nose in where it doesn’t belong.
Oh, that’s right, she’s just being typical Sally.
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It’s getting a little frustrating and hard to defend her need to control every situation when it never ends well.

Meanwhile, Josh and Nora are busy entertaining an unwelcome house full of new-faces and alpha Were personas, not to mention his fresh out of rehab younger sister who needs a place to crash on the night of this everything-but-a-kegger baby shower.
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With a steady flow of vodka and champagne circulating, Emily struggles to maintain her sobriety and for some reason she doesn’t just go to the movies or leave the house for a bit while this party that had been planned for two weeks took place.
I guess that wouldn’t make sense to the plot, eh?
Anyways, in an attempt to, butt-in…ahem, I mean help, Sally casts a spell that, surprise, backfires.
Now we’ve got Emily trippin’ balls and seeing Kenny’s trueself, but she was unable to ever see Sally to get the support she needed. It did the trick though, I guess. She got her ass out of that house because it is just too much freakshow for a recovering addict. She needed something. Like to not be a part of the storyline at all.

Emily, Kat, hell, even Aidan’s wife….these broads, they just can’t handle it.
Nora knows what’s up.

During the party the Weres pick a fight with Kenny and drunky pants Aidan wasn’t having that. I think he was justified to react, but it was over the top and still an unpleasant situation that caused many of the Weres to question Josh and Nora as potential pack members and ending that party right quick.

All in all this episode was mostly filler, nothing huge was answered and everyone was kind of mad the whole time, so that was awesome.
I can say, however, what was definitely not lacking was emo Aidan.
I will always love our boy, but sometimes he can be a real bummer.
He did man up by the end though and come to realize that he needed to have those couple weeks to bum out and freak out and just react, because that is what normal humans do when they break up, that is part of what this whole being human thing is all about. And I think that fact in itself is what pulls Aidan out of his slump and makes him strong enough to reject the temptation of hypnotizing Kat into taking him back and the desire to have Kenny erase her from his memory fades.
And then let’s not forget, this face happened.
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After everyone had cooled off, and by the end of the episode, Josh and Nora, despite their initial negative reaction to the idea of joining a pack, find themselves meeting with the group to make nice and give the whole thing a shot.
I can see this going very poorly for Aidan and Kenny…

Everybody hates Carl.

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…And then there were spoilers.

After what seemed like months on tops of months of waiting, The Walking Dead returned last night, not skipping a beat, from where we last left off.

And if you thought you had had enough time to recover from Herschel’s epically horrific death in the over two month break, within minutes of the opening scenes we were haunted by Herschel’s squirmy zombie head, reminding us that the show runner does not care even the slightest bit about our feelings and wants us all crying in the corner by the end of the episode.
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For starters, I would say the best thing about this episode was that it was almost scene for scene just like the comic book, for the first time really since the show started.
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I am okay that things strayed from the comics in many aspects, I do however wish that they had made Carl and Andrea more likeable in the show like their original characters, but other than that I love the decisions the various show runners have made over the years, not that they give a rat’s ass. They’ll kill off Daryl or Rick at the end of the series and not even bat an eye.
It was also super cool knowing almost the exact words that were going to spit from Carl’s mouth next. But mostly, it was nice to not have an anxiety attack when everyone else was worried that Rick had died and turned as well.
We cannot have that.

Now, rather than ramble on about what I thought of last night’s episode when really I can sum it up with a simple, ‘totally awesome,’ I want to focus on what I feel is a more pressing topic.
I want to know why we all have to hate Carl so damn much.
I get it, he is a total freaking brat.
He never sticks close by, he thinks he knows it all, he’s a punk to his dad who probably knows a little more about life than his Carl might, and let’s not forget that comment about Shane. Rude.
But you know what? He’s like, thirteen. I bet you were a little shit when you were a teenager too.
You’re going to tell me you never defied your parents, ran off when you weren’t supposed to, smarted off, made dumb comments you didn’t fully understand the impact of?

Please.
The type of people who weren’t like that are rarely going to be seen watching this show.

That’s my biggest argument; he does not fully understand the consequences of his actions, just as most of us did not until we were well into our teens and sometimes even into our twenties.
He thinks he is invincible, and he doesn’t know what went on between Shane, his father and Lori, he didn’t know exactly how much that Shane comment would hit home. He just knows that his dad had to kill Shane, and then Carl had to kill him again.

Yes. He did that thing where he straight up just shot that kid. That wasn’t cool.
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I really don’t have much of a justification for that other than the fact that we just have no idea what it would be like to be raised in an apocalyptic world with little to no structure or morals. Rapists and murders roaming the streets and good people doing terrible things to survive.
Carl looks at it like, seemingly every time Rick gives someone a chance, someone else dies.
As Carl pointed out in the season three finale, Welcome to the Tombs, Rick gave the prisoners a chance and Andrew ended up causing a chain reaction that lead to the death of Carl’s mother.
He didn’t kill The Governor when he had the chance, multiple times, and now in result Merle, Andrea and now Hershy are dead. And Milton too, I liked Milton. Oh, and let’s not forget that Judith is maybe dead now too
And just a whole bunch of other people because of The Governor. He was just the worst. Carl even mentions the walker he didn’t have the gut to kill, who in result ended up biting Dale.
He thinks he knows how the world works because of these things, so yeah, he’s a little bit of a son of a bitch, but like, duh, his mother was Lori, that was bound to happen.

Don’t get me wrong, guys, I have done my fair share of hating on Carl over the years, but I had to remind myself that it’s easy to hate everyone when they aren’t Rick, Daryl and, in my opinion, Carol. But what we are seeing is so true to form to how many young boys act, teens in general. I know people in their thirties that still act this bratty, so it’s hard to stay mad at the boy.
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You lot can think what you want, all I know is, had one of those walkers last night gotten Carl, I would finally have to start questioning the direction of the show…I’d still keep watching, but I’d be pretty pissed.
You already took my Hershy away from me, please just leave the boy, Rick, Daryl, Carol and Michonne.

Preferably Glenn too.

Next week we’ll pick back up with the whereabouts of the remaining members of Team Prison Palz, and get some much needed Daryl action. I’m going through withdrawals here.
I look forward to finding out what’s to come of the rest of the crew, especially those who are tv-only characters, they’re a complete mystery to me. Something is either totally off or totally awesome about that Lizzie girl, I guess we’ll see.
Yet to be discovered is the potentially gruesome fate of baby Judith, as well as who put the rats on the fence and mutilated that bunny.
Will Daryl find Carol again? Swoon, one can only hope!

It may take a while, but I do believe at least these questions will be answered, and hey, maybe we’ll find out if it really was Carol behind the murder of Tyreese’s boo or if she was simply covering for someone else.
I’d like to think that is the case, but it may just be a Team Carol fantasy world I am living in.

But most importantly, before the end of the season, we’ll get some much needed bromance.
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Ned Stark warned me.

Yep. Winter is here alright.

Ah, it’s that glorious time of year when the mere thought of leaving the house has become almost unthinkable.
Being a California girl living in downtown Columbus, Ohio, I have never been very fond of winter, but over the years I have learned to bare the cold nights, at least from time to time, so as to not completely alienate myself from the outside world. I could even be caught in my dresses and little outfits, a sign my spirits were still up. Read more…

The Time of The Doctor’s Big Disappointment…

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…you see what I did there?

So I have not posted anything about The Time of The Doctor yet because of how horribly disappointed I was.
I still am not sure I’m entirely ready to get into all of this because once I start I’m afraid I won’t be able to stop.
We’ll see how it goes…

Let me begin by saying that when I express my disappointment in this episode, it is merely because I know it could have been so much more.
For me, pretty much any episode of Doctor Who is gold compared to most of the crap on TV, but it doesn’t mean I have to love every decision the show runners make.
Like, remember this?

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So. For one thing, snoooooring.
I am always nervous, excited and practically bouncing off the walls when a new, stressful episode of one of my stories airs and I was prepared for this one to be a doosey.
I had all distractions put away except for my cellphone, readily awaiting to text my Doctor Who bestie while we watched, and everyone in my family knew not to bother me, except for my brother because, well, he’s thirteen.
So. Totally. Ready.

…to be horribly let down by Moffat.

First off, all the mawkish, inside jokes.
I get that it happens with this sort of fandom, and that’s okay, but you have to know when to give it a rest.
Honestly, like, did you have to take the wig off, dude?

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The whole episode left much to be desired.
Remember The Stolen Earth and Journey’s End?
It was like a Whogasm of awesomeness marking the return of a number of fan favorites, and even Martha. That’s what these kind of specials used to be all about.
These episodes at the end of series four weren’t Christmas or 50-year anniversary specials. They were just excellent, well constructed stories with a number of treats for the fans.
Don’t get me wrong, I am sure there were loads of fans who have been watching since the classic years back in the 60s and 70s who hated all of this, hated the catering to our emotions.
But like, if you’re not emotionally invested in this show, you’re doing it wrong.

The plot in these episodes didn’t just cater to the fans emotional fix, it also had a coherent plot that grabbed at you, kept your attention.
I couldn’t look away, it just kept getting better and better.
Except for, you know, that one part we won’t discuss…

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Now, I didn’t expect Rose, or even Bad Wolf for that matter, to show up in this special.
I didn’t expect Martha or Donna to pop up from around the corner either (although Jack would have been a nice sight).
I feel like when Matt Smith took the reigns, Moffat made him this stand alone Doctor with little to no connection to any of his past.
There is no talk of Rose almost ever, he didn’t even care about her in the 50th, Ten did. So because of this I didn’t have high hopes for any of my OG new Who players to appear.
What I wanted was Eleven’s people.

Where was River, Stormageddon and Craig, even that blue guy, whatever!
And Amy without Rory?
Don’t get me wrong, it was great to see Karen Gillan, but she does not make Eleven.
River Song does.
Now, I also didn’t really expect to see any of these players either, because Moffat just doesn’t roll like that, but that is my issue.
It would just be nice if Moffat wasn’t so keen on doing seventeen over-arcing, and sometimes three series long, storylines all at once instead of incorporating anything else that might interest the fans.
I get it, this is his dream, but he is ruining it for the rest of us!

As for the plot itself, I am not even going to bother getting into that.
It made little sense and, as I stated previously, was really rather boring, all the while being rushed and doing way too much at once.
At no point was I on the edge of my seat or wondering,

How is The Doctor going to get out of this one?!

If it had not been a regeneration episode and a Christmas special this episode would have been nothing.
No one would be even thinking about it anymore. And it surely wouldn’t be getting as much praise as it has.

The entire episode was lacking in any sort of agenda other than stroking Moffat’s ego and the worst part is, this is Matt’s last episode.
Yeah, maybe he’ll pop up somewhere like Tennant did in the 50th, but he will never be THEE Doctor again.
And that was his send off. No do-overs, no take backs. It’s done.
And the horribleness of this episode, for me and many of those I have spoken with, has foreshadowed what would have normally been a tearful goodbye to a beloved Doctor I have grown to adore.
The regeneration itself was weak. Blink and you miss it.
What happened to the dramatic throwback of the head and all the regen juices flying all over the place. You really had to take even that, M?
Rude.

Ey, look at me, what did I tell you, I can hardly contain myself from going on, but I’m not going to sit here and point out everything I thought was wrong with the episode, and hell, even parts of the 50th, because we’d be here all day.
I just hope that Moffat soon passes the reigns, or TARDIS key, if you will, to a new show runner.
Doctor Who is all about starting fresh when it comes to our most loved actors, we deserve the same when it comes to our writers and show runners.

That being said, don’t think I am unaware that Moffat is an extremely talented man.
I have been a fan of his for quite sometime, since the days of Coupling, when he dropped hints of his love of Doctor Who and John Hurt, completely unsuspecting of the future he had in store for himself.
Hell, he even made John Hurt into The War Doctor. How cool is that?
And I mean, hello, Blink is the episode I tell anyone who has never seen the show to start off with.
I always say,

if you don’t love this episode, there is simply no hope.

But I think he does much better when the entirety of the show isn’t resting on his shoulders.

But hey, that’s just my opinion. Which I am entitled to and do not wish to argue with someone who is all butt hurt that people don’t all agree with everything Moffat does.
So if you love this episode, that’s cool, more power to you for being able to stomach it, but for me I was left with an emptiness that only Capaldi can fix now.

I look forward to seeing my gorgeous Glasgow man show all the non-believers what he is made of.

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