I have never been so seriously floored by a show every week. I literally found my jaw on the floor. I have to figure out how to watch it earlier, because I watch the 11:00 replay and when the end is so (I hate this, but so true) game changing and shocking, it kind of wakes me back up. So here I am. This is video from tonight’s episode and the whole thing was crazy. It’s called Toad’s Wild Ride and the title totally fits. It was a packed hour of shit going down as usual. I started to get my stuff together to take the dogs out and go to bed and then I had to go back and rewind with my water overflowing and the fridge left open.
Just when you thought all the shit for the week has gone down and it’s going to wrap up, the last 5 minutes threw everything that happened to shit. None of it amounts to anything after the last segment. You totally have no idea who will live to next week. And these are the main characters. The scenes for next week are even more unsettling, in addition to tonight’s ending. Not because of, but some wholly unrelated things, like throwing back to the HUGE SLs from last year about the race/ratting/federal case. Stuff that hasn’t even been addressed this season. So, it’s overwhelming. I have to say, Kurt Sutter does not slow the pace, it is moving so fast and nothing is ever forgotten from a previous storyline. Poor Joel McHale got his ass kicked twice. I would take it from Charlie. Okay, Jimmy too. And I mean that how it sounds….At least the story suited him, I was pretty curious how his pretty self would fit in with such a badass cast.
Networks could learn something between this and Homeland. How to have the story constantly take significant leaps forward to keep everyone on the edge of their seat. How to reveal things quickly and still have more moves to make. It’s not confusing or convoluted, but it’s gripping from beginning to end, every episode. They respect the viewers by realizing we can handle a lot and we don’t have to have the narrative explain it to us in a remedially slow and obvious way, like a voiceover or repetitive discussions between characters. Nothing has to be laid out and they use that momentum and time to keep throwing stuff at you and going fast in a way that shows they want to entertain you and they intend to give you everything you can possibly handle and sometimes more (RIP OPE).
Anyway, to people not watching either or both of these shows, you are missing out. Or you like your tv “simpler” like NCIS and Two and a half men where they beat the plotlines into your brain and draw out “mysteries” long after sharp viewers figured it out, got bored and went to cable. Good luck with that. I am way too ADD and I truly appreciate anything that can really engage me. (Also, PLL kicked ASS tonight on the other end of the spectrum, but still fast and so many reveals and new WTF type questions- love Marlene King and those girls are amazing). So, yeah, you should get on that if you can. Tonight’s (and every ep this season) Sons of Anarchy has me saying stuff that I hate like gamechanger, mind blowing & jawdropping because they really apply here, not like everything they are too commonly used to describe.
Whoopsie. It’s already everywhere. Sorry West Coast! I have to say, when he just popped up and was all forgiving and shit, I knew something was up. Obviously, I didn’t know he was the BetrAyer, but I was suspicious of his sudden change. The other one was freaking obvious. HOW MANY As ARE THERE???? Just ballpark it for me someone, please. Also -are they doing the twin thing too?
Not to mention her eyeballs, which freak me out. She’s a lovely girl and if we hadn’t been watching this show for two years probably they wouldn’t seem so wrong — they’re normal shaped, they’re in the right places on her face — but it’s like one of those Tumblr pictures where they put mouths where the eyes should be, or turn the whole face upside-down on the front of a head. We don’t know these eyeballs, so they are stranger eyeballs, in the middle of a face we’ve come to know and love. The Geordi LaForge Effect. I haaaaate it, and I hate even more the fact that a normal, pretty girl’s pretty face makes me feel like I am losing my mind just by existing. Such is the power of the sunglasses.
I totally thought this. I couldn’t get over the fact that she looked like a different person. I think they lightened her hair too? I don’t know. It’s weird. She is weird. And her eyeballs- WEIRD! And I am going to keep wearing my sunglasses 24/7 so I don’t WEIRD people the hell out.