Elementary totally deserved its two hour season finale
Why does everyone say “house-wife” or “house-husband” when “House-spouse” is not only gender neutral, but also RHYMES?
the prof asks the important questions.
Wait, spouse rhymes with house? I always pronounced it ‘spooze’ in my head /o\ WHY IS YOUR LANGUAGE SO WEIRD!!!
Because English beats up other languages in dark alleys, then rifles through their pockets for loose grammar and spare vocabulary.
I… don’t think I liked the end to the Cahills vs Vespers series.
It was terrible imo. Disappointed in the writing and whatnot.
IT WAS SO BAD. So much rushing and info dumping and whoops, someone bit the big one, let’s talk about subduction zones for another five pages instead of dealing with the emotional fallout, BLAGH. And don’t even get me started on the “resolution” to the Jake/Amy/Evan love triangle. OR JAKE/AMY ALTOGETHER.
God, why couldn’t they have gotten Margaret Peterson Haddix to write the last one again?
Agreed. Also I’m pretty sure Natalie only had one (maybe two) speaking scenes. Which is probably the thing I’m most angry about. (And there is a list of things)
The Kabras got shafted SO BAD in this series, and even more so by that fucking ending. Poor Ian. You never got a proper redemption arc or resolution to the Amy/Ian from the earlier series, and then you get punted to the crying on the sidelines for the finale while your family falls apart. So much rage about the lack of Kabras.
I HATED THE LAST BOOK SO MUCH THERE WAS NO CLOSURE TO ANYTHING NOTHING MADE SENSE EVERYONE WAS OOC FISKE USED TWO EXCLAMATION MARKS “GO CAHILLS FIGHT TO THE DEATH!!” IAN SAID CHAP AND NATALIE DIED AND ISABEL DIED AND EVAN DIED AND BASICALLY NO ONE OTHER THAN IAN MOURNED
AND I HATED THE LOVE DECAHEDRON SO MUCH YOU DONT EVEN KNOW
Let me tell you a story. The day after Columbine, I was interviewed for the Tom Brokaw news program. The reporter had been assigned a theory and was seeking soundbites to support it. “Wouldn’t you say,” she asked, ‘that killings like this are influenced by violent movies?” No, I said, I wouldn’t say that. “But what about ‘The Basketball Diaries’?” she asked. “Doesn’t that have a scene of a boy walking into a school with a machinegun?”
The obscure 1995 Leonardo DiCaprio movie did indeed have a brief fantasy scene of that nature, I said, but the movie failed at the box office and it’s unlikely the Columbine killers saw it.
The reporter looked disappointed, so I offered her my theory. “Events like this,” I said, “if they are influenced by anything, are influenced by news programs like your own. When an unbalanced kid walks into a school and starts shooting, it becomes a major media event. Cable news drops ordinary programming and goes around the clock with it. The story is assigned a logo and a theme song; these two kids were packaged as the Trench Coat Mafia. The message is clear to other disturbed kids: If I shoot up my school, I can be famous. The TV will talk about nothing else but me. Experts will try to figure out what I was thinking. Kids and teachers at school will see they shouldn’t have messed with me. I’ll go out in a blaze of glory.”
In short, I said, events like Columbine are influenced far less by violent movies than by CNN, “The NBC Nightly News” and other news media, who glorify the killers in the guise of “explaining” them.
The reporter thanked me and turned off the camera. Of course the interview was never used. They found plenty of talking heads to condemn violent movies, and everybody was happy.
Roger Ebert (via albinwonderland)