The Black Sails finale was the best series finale I have ever seen. EVER!
I mean… oh my god, what the fuck can I say about it?! The “final battle” (ships exploding and shit) was amazing, the payoffs for all characters were satisfying.
That final talk between James Flint and John Silver… that was the best resolution and wrap up of a complicated yet strong relationship I could have asked for. What James said was true. But what John said was true. It was simply perfect. Toby Stephens was phenomenal in those ten to fifteen minutes. Honestly, these are the kinds of scenes I love the most. Just two characters in a relaxed setting, just putting all of their cards on the table. Four seasons of development wrapped up in one beautiful scene.
All I want now is for a Treasure Island miniseries with Luke Arnold back as Long John Silver because, holy shit, I could watch him play this role forever.
Major shout-outs to the cast and crew of Black Sails. The writers, the set designers, the fight choreographers, costumers, makeup artists, editors and definitely the music by Bear McCreary. This is such a talented crew and I hope to see them again in future productions.
Black Sails is the best portrayal of pirates I have ever seen. It was brutal, it was hard to watch at times but they presented them as humans. Not one-dimensional villains. You understood why they did the things they did. You understood this world. And, despite it being fiction, it felt real.
It’s been an absolute honour being part of this fandom. I know we’re small compared to others but I love you guys so much. You’ve been so welcoming, so lovely and so awesome.
“What must I do for you to believe me? Look me in the eyes… Look me in the eyes. It’s true, you’re right. I toyed with you, I pretended. I played a role to hide my true feelings, but now… Now that doesn’t interest me anymore. Take off my mask. Once and for all.”
I won’t lie, I’m really happy to see Ghetsis again, especially since he’s been neglected for the past two episodes in favor of the Unova Gym Leaders and attack on Opelucid City. Not like I’m complaining tho, since those were two very cool episodes.
It’s been too long, ya heartless bastard.
Kyurem’s Glaciate (I guess? Icy Wind?) is animated beautifully:
As is the counter-attacking fireball N has Reshiram launch:
Goddamn, I love Ghetsis’s little head turn….idk, that’s just another odd-standout to me:
He’s back, and ready to face dear old (not) dad in defense of Unova~ (also, just for comparison, Generations N vs. Best Wishes N)
IDK, would the ‘be careful who you call ugly in middle school’ meme be appropriate here? N’s always been pretty bishie, but now it’s in high quality.
Oh well, getting back on track. I love Ghetsis’s little smirk as N gets ready to face him with Reshiram in an attempt to save Kyurem. You just know he’s already set on fusing the two, and the body language just sells that for me.
N talks about how he likes Unova because it’s where he learned humans and Pokemon could live together, and the place that taught him to live as a human.
But we all know Ghetsis don’t give a shit.
He’s got Dragon-fusing to do. He don’t have time to listen to you prattle on about yours or Pokemon’s feelings:
Tho we all know it’s inevitable:
N’s horrified reaction tells it all.
Ghetsis adds insult to injury but stating that if he’d just become King, then Unova would’ve remained beautiful. N seems to kind of accept that he’s likely about to…well, there’s no other way to put it, likely die at the hands of his stepfather and his fused dragon, when he hears Reshiram’s voice–it’s not too late:
N’s little speech has the side effect of him not getting frozen on the spot, and causes an internal conflict between the dragons:
Ghetsis is having none of it.
Especially when N calls him father and starts lecturing him:
He almost bought it. But cue a lightning bolt to counter R-Kyurem’s attack.
Aw yes. Tho I would’ve preferred Hilda, still happy that we do get to the hero of Gen5 after the Gen4 protagonist got shafted. And in B2W2 to boot, which I wanted from the games so badly when they were coming out :D
…You know, writers and execs, it’d be okay if Kalos got two episodes…just sayin’. This shouldn’t have to be an offscreen moment of awesome.
Hot damn, this was an amazing episode.
(And to think we only have three more episodes left of this beautiful miniseries.)
I saw you posted a pic showing Aisling Franciosi in version of Beauty and the Beast, where is that from? Could you tell me what that is and if there is video?
Aisling Franciosi dubbed Bella Dubois in the English version of 2014 TV miniseries “The Beauty and the Beast” (aka “La Bella e La Bestia”) starring Alessandro Preziosi and Blanca Suárez. The official info page of this miniseries is here and the links can be found in my FAQ.
Over the garden wall is a beautifully made miniseries by cartoon network. This show has done more to me in ten episodes than I could have imagined- and I recommend it to anyone. Every scene and concept is tied eloquently together to form this peculiar show, and it has surprised me every step of the way. Watch it! Many episodes are free online!
Gotham is ready to play some mind games, casting The Walking Dead‘s Benedict Samuel as DC Comics’ brain-manipulating Mad Hatter, aka Jervis Tetch, TVLine has learned. Per the official casting description provided by Fox and Warner Bros., Tetch is a talented hypnotist teetering on the edge of madness. He arrives in Gotham with an unwavering desire to find his sister, Alice, a young woman who went missing in the city years ago. It is anyone’s guess just how far down the rabbit hole he’s willing to go in order to find her.Samuel recurred on The Walking Dead in Season 6 as the Wolf that Carol caught Morgan trying to rehabilitate (and ultimately killed). Additional credits include the Robert Zemeckis-directed feature The Walk and the Australian miniseries The Beautiful Lie.
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Fitzgerald is considered a member of the “Lost Generation” of the 1920s. He finished four novels: This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby (his most famous), and Tender Is the Night. A fifth, unfinished novel, The Love of the Last Tycoon, was published posthumously. Fitzgerald also wrote many short stories that treat themes of youth and promise along with age and despair.
Fitzgerald’s work has been adapted into films many times. His short story, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, was the basis for a 2008 film. Tender Is the Night was filmed in 1962, and made into a television miniseries in 1985. The Beautiful and Damned was filmed in 1922 and 2010. The Great Gatsby has been the basis for numerous films of the same name, spanning nearly 90 years; 1926, 1949, 1974, 2000, and 2013 adaptations. In addition, Fitzgerald’s own life from 1937 to 1940 was dramatized in 1958 in Beloved Infidel.