Rambling TV: Thoughts on Klondike and True Detective
The Walking Dead comes back in 2 weeks, we all know where I'm still at with this.
True Detective - episode 1.3: The Locked Room
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*Shea Whigham showed up! This guy has been in everything lately. He plays a very suspicious preacher, and he was pretty damn good.
*Woody Harrelson is terrifying. He is really spectacular at playing a scary looking dude. The way he irrationally freaked on his fling, Lisa (Alexandra Daddario) was intense.
*Cohle just casually hanging to with Hart's family, and Hart's "Yeah, STAY for dinner." remark was hilarious.
*The final scene in this episode was so fucking creepy. It reminded me of the first time we get a good look at Leatherface in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
I didn't get to watch Sherlock this week because my dish decided it isn't going to work anymore. Now I'm switching back to basic cable with less interesting channels, but hopefully less problems. Go fuck yourself, Dish Network.
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Another show that dominated my TV for 6 hours this week was Discovery Channel's mini Klondike, which I watched solely for Richard Madden.
*Here's the thing, the cinematography in this show was breathtaking, the story, not so much.
*I love Madden, he's a great actor, even if his American accent slipped here and there, and Abbie Cornish was welcome too, but I hate to say it, this show was just plain boring.
*The first episode was slow, but it had a little potential. Then it just kept dragging, and dragging.
*The Mounties vs the Indians story could've been left out completely, what good was that?
*He FALLS THROUGH THE FREAKING ICE!? REALLY?! (Yes, I know it probably really happened but the way it was presented felt like cheap shock value)
*Wolves would never try to attack Robb Stark. Ever. It is known.
*Personally, there is no way in hell I'd turn my back on someone that I think killed my best friend. I'm just saying, it happened a little too frequently.
*Belinda (Abbie Cornish) bitch slapping the hooker and taking her money back was probably the best scene in the entire thing.
Other Random TV Ramblings:
*This is the funniest thing I saw on TV this week:
*If you want to hear Emily Kinney (Beth Greene on The Walking Dead) sing a ridiculous song about masterbating, here you go.
Two more months until Game of Thrones!