Jan 13

Underdogs Dominate Golden Globes 2015

golden globe awards 2015It wasn’t a day for heavyweights nor for A-List actors. In the Golden Globes 2015, Boyhood and The Affair won top honors for drama while The Grand Budapest Hotel and Transparent took the trophy as their comedy counterparts.

While I was expecting either Steve Carell or Benedict Cumberbatch to get the best actor award for movie drama, it was unexpectedly taken by Eddie Redmayne from The Theory of Everything.  For best actress in a movie drama, Julianne Moore wins while Amy Adams wins best actress for comedy, beating veterans Julianne Moore and Helen Mirren.  Patricia Arquette winning supporting actress over Meryl Streep, Keira Knightley, Emma Stone, and Jessica Chastain was another shocker.  And just as shocking was the supporting actor going to J.K. Simmons for Whiplash, overtaking the big wigs like Robert Duvall, Edward Norton, Ethan Hawke, and Mark Ruffalo.

Matt Bomer was not a surprise for best supporting actor for The Normal Heart.  I do admit he played the only gay role I was attracted to (absolutely hot!!).  It wouldn’t be fair to say it was similar to Jared Leto in Dallas Buyer’s Club.  I cried when Jared Leto died in the movie, but I did not have the same urge to cradle him in my arms as I did Matt Bomer when he was dying.  Matt Bomer is absolutely the most beautiful person I have ever seen :-).  Anyway, here is the full list of winners. ( Read more )

Jan 06

Galavant: Starting 2015 with a Song and a Dance

Galavant TV Musical

After the dry spell on TV during the holidays, I was raring to find out what networks and cable has to offer for the new year.  While I did see some regular shows start their year like Resurrection, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Musketeers, Gotham, etc, I saw a new one on the list that I have not heard coming.  Apparently, ABC wanted to ride the medieval bandwagon with their 4-week mini series Galavant.  But unlike the medieval lot we see running these days, Galavant comes with a twist.  It’s a comedy musical.  ( Read more )

Dec 19

The Walking Dead: Should Beth Greene be Resurrected?

Beth Greene Dead

I understand how unexpected Beth’s death has been to all fans.  I think I stopped breathing after I saw the shot.  But aren’t those unexpected moments, those unforeseen twists, that make The Walking Dead one of the best TV series we have ever seen?

C’mon people! A dream sequence in The Walking Dead?  The very idea is making me sick. This is not a soap opera where the ending shows the hero and his beloved walking hand in hand towards the sunset.  OMG, are you kidding me? This is The Walking Dead — we all know they all die in the end, except probably for Carl.

Like Beth said, “no one’s comin.”  It’s a zombie apocalypse.  Even when they had that stupid scientist saying there is a cure, I knew it was a stupid hoax to save his hide, to have an entire battalion protect him from the walkers.

The dream sequence storytelling is so 80’s and Pam Ewing of Dallas is long dead.  It will destroy one of the few remaining good series left on TV.  Please don’t.  When Lizzie killed her little sister and Carol killed Lizzie, we took it bravely.  From that point on, we knew the show was set apart from all the rest.  This is not a happy ending show and it will never be.  If it is, hell, let’s bring Hershel back too.  What about Lori?  Wouldn’t it be better to resurrect baby Judy’s Mom?

So, for all those doe-eyed fans petitioning to bring Beth back, please stop.  If you can’t take it, watch something else to give you a happy ending . . . there are so many out there.

Beth is dead.  It happens even in real life.  And no amount of petition can bring back loved ones we have lost.  We move on and honor their memory.  Truth is, there is nothing I’d like more than to wake up and realize the last 20 years were just a dream in my life.  Hey, wouldn’t that be great?  But if I start wishing and believing in that, my kids will probably be the first ones to bring me to the nuthouse.

Let’s leave the dead in peace.  And it’s best we prepare for the next important character we are very likely to lose. It will happen. Count on it.

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Oct 13

The Walking Dead Season 5 – Finally Together Again

The Walking Dead 5

Just finished episode 1 of The Walking Dead Season 5 — awesome!  As with the past seasons, it did not disappoint.  The first episode was definitely worth the wait and the excitement.  And just like everyone else who loves good television, I’m so hooked.  I’m not ruining it for anyone who has not seen the episode — let’s just say it’s just as stressful, nail-bitingly good, and scream-worthy as ever.  I watched the entire show at the edge of my seat without blinking an eye.  The only bad thing about it is that it ended after 43 minutes.

So, who’s dying next? Your guess is as good as mine.  But I was ready to jump straight into the tv screen halfway through the episode.

Horror fanatics can tell me that the best zombie story is some movie made decades ago, but I’m not biting.  I’ve seen my share of zombie shows and nothing beats The Walking Dead.  True, it was not as gripping when it started out.  Now, I am truly in awe of how it evolved.

Here’s to hoping for 5 more seasons of The Walking Dead — even if I have my hands over my face, I promise not to blink as I watch it through my fingers.

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Sep 20

Fall 2014 New TV Series — Which Will Make it Past Season 1

fall 2014 new seasons

It’s fall season again and for us TV fanatics, there is more to expect than the holidays or the cool breeze in the air.  It’s the time for new season episodes of the best tv series on air or the start of any new TV series that has the gall to compete with the best.  Which are the best?

Of course, the much anticipated season 5 of The Walking Dead is scheduled to start on October 12, 2014. Fans of the series (like me!) are dying to find out how the team will worm their way out of a sealed container van heavily guarded by what appears to be a group of cannibals.  I have faith.  And like Rick said, they have no idea the people they are dealing with.  Another one on the top of my list is the new season of American Horror Story.  This time it’s dubbed as Freak Show and the trailer shows really creepy characters I can’t wait to see.  Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates have made TV series top notch with flawless acting.  I wasn’t that crazy with the stories behind the past seasons’ Coven and Asylum.  But I believe the show will be able to redeem itself with this new story line. ( Read more )