i have a lot of feelings about a cw show

I have never felt more conflicted feelings about a season finale of any show than I do about that finale.

A lot of it annoyed me, deeply. But then a lot of it was kind of brilliant and I did end up teary-eyed and am now already hyped for where season 4 goes with this.

Mixed bag, but very effective nonetheless.

anonymous asked:

I'm with you on trying not to get too invested in riverdale. if not for any other reason, it is the cw and they always mess things up lol. I find all the couple pretty meh on the show. Betty/Jug have a cute friendship to me but there's no spark or real passionate chemistry imo. I feel like 'roni/archie at least have some heat to their scenes, but they also don't feel like they'll last long. Is archie pining over betty now? what's with the sad puppy looks?

I don’t like Archie/Veronica at all and I know it’s going to end in disaster.  We talk a lot about all of this on the Riverdale Roundup podcast!  Check it out!

nathanmilers  asked:

ok now i just really need john murphy to write a strongly worded letter to the writers about "pound town"

To whom it may concern

Hello there, CW. My name, as you all know too well, is John H. Murphy*.  

It has come to my attention that, unbeknownst to me, I have become a recurring character on your show. Me. I am a TV person now. Ok.

Upon finding out, my first reaction was shock: I did not realise that my life could be in any way interesting to watch for a television audience (although it has come to my attention that apparently not a lot people watch it? I’m not sure how I should feel about that). I have been meaning to write this letter for some time now and, in light of recent developments, I believe it’s appropriate.

You see, I currently live in a bunker. It’s nice and warm, there’s crackers and nobody wants to kill me but I gotta tell ya… it’s boring as hell. I was trying to find a movie that wouldn’t involve dudes shooting themselves in the face (long story), when I stumbled upon a DVD of season 1 of “The 100” (You chose a great title, by the way. You must’ve had your best brains on the job. Really inspired).

It was fairly fine, although sometimes it felt like you didn’t know your demographic at all. Have you …ever met a teenager? 

Nobody swears on your show. What’s that about? I’ve said more “fuck”s than “sorry”s in my life, I’ll tell you that. And Raven swears like a sailor in real life but somehow in the show she doesn’t? Why are you making her so vanilla, she’s a mechanic for fuck’s sake. Realism. Please.

Also: I know I’m biased because I spent my teens in prison, but if I remember correctly, real life teenagers don’t organise impromptu threesomes in their free time. Or maybe you people just had a significantly different high school experience than I had. Life on Earth must’ve been pretty neat when you hit puberty, I guess. But that threesome scene, in that context? Just no.

Speaking of scenes that belong in Hell: nothing I’ve seen in season one bugged me half as much as Pound Town.

Let me repeat the words, because maybe the amount of stupid has escaped you assholes: Pound Town. You made ME say POUND TOWN. I mean isn’t that just kick-you-in-the-crotch spit-on-your-neck fantastic.

What the FUCK was that “Pound Town” line.  What the fuck. Who is the birdbrained idiot, the oxygen deprived brain who made the guy who plays me say “Pound Town”?  He seems like a nice kid. Why would you do that to him? 

Let me tell you, CW: I did a lot of bad things in my time  - like …a lot - but I have never - in my whole life - said the words “Pound Town”. Never.  Of that I’m innocent. Who..who talks like that? I promise you you’ll never hear the words “Pound Town” escape my mouth. What is wrong with you.

I’d like to say with emphasis and distinctness - not as a threat, but as a …warning of sorts - that I will find the person who wrote that line and go Bygones on his ass. 

*I added the H. for dramatic effect. I have no middle name. Call me what you will. Harrison. Hillary. Hooters. Whatever. I am past caring.


Greetings from the City of Light

Your favorite delinquent,

John Murphy


PS: If you could please revive Wells Jaha, that’d be great. Didn’t like the dude, but he didn’t have to dye. I honestly don’t understand why you killed him. There’s plenty of reasons to bring him back. Most important one: if he came back I’d have his dad off my back for a while. Make it happen. 

anonymous asked:

What did you think of the HOD finale? What do you think might happen next season?

I liked it!

  • I am a bit annoyed that we had to endure 16 episodes of the Joel/Zoe lovefest just to find out in the finale that she was in love with Wade all along
  • I love that the season ended with a glimpse of hope for Zoe/Wade
  • BUT season 2 ended the same way and we saw what happened soooo…
  • I’m all for George/Lemon getting back together, I think they’re different people than when they previously dated and it could be interesting to see the new side of their relationship
  • I hope Lavon is alone next season because he jeopardized the Lemon/AnnaBeth friendship and hurt AB just to realize he was still in love with Lemon in the end, what a waste
  • I hope AB finds an awesome man that will treat her like the queen she is
  • I hope they don’t introduce too many secondary characters like they did for s3 because they were all super annoying
  • Also this wasn’t in the finale but I loved the  ~closure Zoe/George got
  • I’m very confident Z/W is endgame (I’ve always been anyway)

For the love of god, we know NOTHING yet. ZERO. ZILCH. This is just a casting call. I’m extremely skeptical because not many people know that much about a character before they’re cast. Katrina Law didn’t know she was a love interest for Sara before she was cast. calm the fuck down. 

 You guys do realize this show still has flashbacks, right? You remember when the casting news of Island Chick came out last year and you all shit your pants for a second before you realized she was IN THE FLASHBACKS. Oliver has had a potential love interest EVERY SINGLE SEASON in the flashbacks, except season 3 where the only woman around was someone who was already married. 

 This girl could be someone he was with during the Bravta year and maybe she’s a villain or something in the present day. There are so many fucking possibilities. Remember when Oliver didn’t have sex for a year because he only wanted Felicity? Yeah, well his feelings for her haven’t changed. 

 Every time I get mad about a stupid decision they make, I like to think about the fact that if Olicity doesn’t get back together this season, they’ll be committing show suicide. As much as I hate to admit it, a lot of you watch ONLY for Olicity so you’ll quit the show. They don’t want to lose that amount of viewers. The CW likes their money because they have a limited enough budget as it is. 

 This is also at the back half of the season…. I happen to think Olicity will be back together by then. But that’s just me. None of you listen to me even though you come into my inbox and rant. I’ve said the same stuff time and time again but you don’t pay attention. 

 So please don’t come here and tell me you’re going to quit the show over one something you don’t even KNOW yet. You’ll just piss me off. The season hasn’t even started yet FOR FUCK’S SAKE. this is in episode 11. Jesus Christ.

Originally posted by bricesander

Thoughts..

Remember when Barry was in town and Oliver was having a hard time reconciling Felicity’s connection with him with his own feelings for her? They had the amazing ‘you’re my partner’ scene – and I remember Stephen being very adamant at the time that Oliver wasn’t ‘jealous, jealous’ but more just confused and put out, and maybe Oliver couldn’t put his finger quite on why, but I feel it was clear that he didn’t like it – he said that he and EBR discussed that scene at the end, the apology, and were very keen and careful that the scene didn’t come across as ‘high school’.

I’ve always thought this is why Stephen didn’t want the ‘jealous’ label, because it makes it a bit high school, and their connection is deeper than that – these are two adults talking.

This is interesting when you think about it in context to the spoilers that came out of comic con – lots of people accuse the show of ‘fan pandering’ and introducing ‘lame CW love triangles’, but I think it’s fair to say that Stephen is keen to portray adult relationships, between adults – not teen stuff. That apology scene with Felicity was sincere, and mature, and revealing – which makes me extraordinarily excited for the new season, because their ‘raw discussions’ and ‘declarations’ are also likely to be mature and sincere, they’re not messing around with mixed messages, and people balking at talking about their feelings – and that is SO unusual on a TV show! They could easily have dragged out the ‘did Oliver mean it’ questions til Christmas, and instead – they’re dealing with it straight away. That’s such a big sign of how they want these two to develop and interact – with honesty, integrity and maturity and I LOVE THAT ABOUT THEM.

So, yeah, it’s going to be painful and angsty, but at least we get to watch two people who know what they mean to each other…I’m just so pumped for the season, I don’t know how to make it to October, I really don’t.