Oh wow. I definitely watched this entire series and am pretty sure that I missed that distillation of the mythology. I generally just remember it being very nice to look at, well acted, and creepily atmospheric enough to keep my attention.
So for all of that I agree! But putting "the Comeback" in the Creatures of Darkness category? That's just wrong.
Obviously GIRLS and Enlightened are different creations, but I am surprised that they haven't helped each other. Unless they secretly have helped viewership, but jut not enough? This pair of seasons has had several surprising and convergences -- cocaine binges, lonely ghost bottle episodes.
I really hope this doesn't get added to the list of HBO shows cancelled before their time -- my list includes In Treatment, Luck, and the Comeback, and maybe even the non-pickup of the Corrections -- but in a way it's a happy miracle that it has lasted for two whole seasons.
@John Kinsella on the road to becoming master of her domain.
The way that the late night conversation in the library suggested that Frank and his pushup buddy were "special friends" felt very Lord Grantham at Eton.
The vocals are kind of "trying too hard"? Maybe? I don't know. #feelings #memories
I know that we're all done arguing about the authenticity or lack thereof in Zero Dark Thirty, but I don't think I'll ever be able to think about that raid without hearing the team whisper-calling "osama! ooooosaaaama."
Although you cite "the relative paucity of cinematic acts of male-on-female digital dealings", I feel like this whole era could easily be attributable to Don Draper.
That particular torch was picked up during a certain afternoon matinee by Peggy Olsen to set fire across the rest of the cinema landscape in the last year.
@Sara Rogovin@twitter the O.C. plot contrivance that I find hardest to forgive is Kirsten's "alcoholism", and really anything that threatened the beloved bedrock that was the Cohen marriage. Was that also Season Three? Uggh.
@Meredith Fay Lovelace yessssss. thanks for reassuring me that the later seasons weren't quite so horrible as this celebration of the truly magnificent season one suggested. I was glad to see grown up Taylor Townshend on LAST RESORT, which sadly, only made it for thirteen episodes.
Oh, I'm sad that this show is ending, probably with its least-best season (but who knows -- maybe tonight's finale will rescue it from the doldrums of this dystopic videotape chase!).