johns new girlfriend

More salty salt

I wanted to share my thoughts on the characterization of Mary (cough *assassination* cough) since the salt is going strong tonight.

Writers: Into S3-Look at John’s new girlfriend. She’s a perfectly, normal individual.

Me: Okay, but it’s not Sherlock.

Writers: Surprise!! She’s actually a retired freelance assassin who shot and killed the main protagonist in order to keep living her ‘normal’ life.

Me: John’s wife is the new big bad. Awesome!

Writers: Into S4-lol nope. She wants to be a perfectly normal new mum.

Me: I’m starting to get whiplash….

Writers: Surprise!! She’s actually still wants to play super spy on the sly. Again by drugging the main protagonist and disappearing for months on end to track down God knows what.

Me: Pls stop…..

Writers: Bahaha. Never gonna happen. We’re going to bring back her ghost for the final two episodes because Mary is our favorite character. Look at how feminist and progressive she is!

Me: if you mean by constant degradation, lying, gashlighting, and emotional spousal manipulation, then no, you have the exact opposite.

Writers: We answer to no valid criticism! Here’s a post S4 credit scene with Moriarty!

Me: No wonder I had to have a cervical disc replaced earlier this year…..

#thatwife


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Yes! This is totally how I felt about the whole thing too. Well said ;-)

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“I always had this dream of meeting an artist woman I would fall in love with. Even from Art School. And when we met and were talking I just realized that she knew everything I knew. And more, probably. And it was coming out of a woman’s head. It just sort of bowled me over. It was like finding gold or something. To have exactly the same relationship with any male you’d ever had, but also you could go to bed with it, and it could stroke your head when you felt tired or sick or depressed. Could also be Mother. And all the intellect is there… well, it’s just like winning the pools. So that’s why when people ask me for a précis of my story, I put, “Born, Lived, Met Yoko” because that’s what it’s been about.

John Lennon, 1971

5 Funniest TV Comedy Pilots of 2015

#1 Grandfathered
John Stamos is back and this role is perfect for him. It’s surprising how excellent this show really is. The concept is good, but John Stamos makes it great! “Grandfathered” is heartwarming. sweet, and laugh out loud funny. This is a perfect family sitcom for the modern age.  

#2 Get Educated
Another endearing, modern, and laugh out loud comedy. “Get Educated” is pretty much “The Office” in a school setting.  There are not enough shows about teachers, and “Get Educated” knocks it out of the park! It demonstrates that teachers are people too. Rather they’re trying to get over a divorce or trying to teach drunk. The production value could be better, but for what it is, it’s hilarious!

#3 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Odd, zany, and perfect. I believe Rachel Bloom is going to be a huge star in 2 – 3 years if this show becomes a hit. And let’s hope it does! It offers many laugh out loud moments with a great story and some entertaining musical numbers. Definitely different and definitely works!

#4 Life in Pieces
This is also pretty unique. Take an entire family and break them down into four short stories per episode. The first two stories in the pilot were decent, but they really saved it in the with the last two stories. And there’s some fantastic acting from many of the cast.

#5 The Muppets
The Muppets are getting older and definitely more adult oriented. The show doesn’t quite pull off the mockumentary style nearly as good as “Get Educated” does, but it works.  It’s pretty much what you expect from the last two movies, the jokes are hit or miss, but it’s fun. My biggest concern is there were a lot of celebrity guest stars for a pilot. Let’s hope the show doesn’t depend on its guest stars to keep the show going.