I think I’m just gonna pretend I’ve gone back a year and a half and it’s season 1 and I put the tv on CBS and it’s awesome and everything is Supercat and I’m snuggled up and warm and happy in the supertrash dumpster.
Also, I’m getting really frustrated with people’s “don’t excuse Magnus, Alec was just doing his job!!!” because yes he was and he made what he thought was the right call but did everyone just forget that Magnus is the High Warlock of Brooklyn? That protecting other warlock’s, and downworlders as a whole, has been his m o since the first time we saw him? Imagine being Magnus and finding out that not only does the man who tried to kill you, who slaughtered your people, who tortured and drugged one of your oldest friend’s, who’s demon murdered another, has a weapon that could allow him to finish the job? And not only that, but you’re boyfriend of all people, knew about it and said nothing? Can you imagine the betrayal Magnus must have felt? Busting his ass to help Shadowhunters, to convince the downworld that this time, this time it will be different, only to find out one of the people you trust most in the world left you fighting blind? From what we understand of Magnus, his anger is not centered in the fact that Alec didn’t tell him something. It’s that Alec didn’t tell him something that put lives in danger, lives Magnus feels responsible for. He’s angry because he feel Alec didn’t see him as trustworthy enough to carry that secret, despite all the trust he’s extended to Alec. From Magnus’s perspective, Alec put the Clave’s secrets over Downworlder lives. We see that wasn’t Alec’s intention, Luke sees it too or is trying too( having been on both sides now), but Magnus has been alive a long time, he’s seen the clave put itself before the downworld before and he’s lost friends because of that, so his perspective is colored by a lot of history and a lot of hurt. So when Alec says, “lets not make this personal”, he’s missing the fact that, for Magnus, it already was personal. Just in the framing of the show, we know Magnus had to bury Ragnar. We know he had to heal the damage that Valentine did to Dot. It’s already personal for Magnus in a way it isn’t for Alec. I think part of their getting though this is going to be Alec coming to terms with who Magnus is to the downworld and understanding the Clave’s hand in what Magnus has had to go through.
Oh my god, in last night’s Bob’s Burgers, Bob takes Gene to a laser light rock show at the planetarium (super important to Bob, because it was his favorite when he was a teenager, and this is the last night before they’re closing the exhibit because it’s old and no one goes anymore, also it’s Bob’s birthday), and Gene has no idea what he’s in for, but he gets pumped for it anyway ‘cause Bob’s so excited about it, and finally they get in there and they’re watching it, and Gene has a sensory overload and kinda starts freaking out ‘cause he can’t handle it, so Bob takes him out and they sit in the car for a bit. Gene’s angry because Bob didn’t tell him it would be so loud and scary, so Bob offers to play the album for Gene at a normal volume, and Gene starts to enjoy it, so he reclines the seats, takes out the cigarette lighter, tells Gene to pretend it’s a laser, and starts drawing in the air, explaining the plot to him (it’s like a full on Pink Floyd or Rush-esque rock opera about a bunch of robot overlords telling rockers that they can’t play music anymore, and one Rebel rising against them). Gene gets really into it and decides he wants to see the finale of the laser show (which Bob regards as a life-changing experience), so they sneak back into the planetarium (there’s no re-entry allowed) with a few tricks that parallel the story from the album, and watch the climax of the show together (Bob fashions some earplugs for Gene out of a napkin). On the way home, Bob’s asking Gene how he liked it, and Gene says “I loved it!”, Bob asks him to speak louder ‘cause his ear’s are shot, and Gene yells, “I LOVED IT, DAD”. Bob yells back “I love you too, Gene”.
I FUCKING!!! CAN’T!!! DEAL!!!! WITH HOW GOOD THIS SHOW IS!!! I know i don’t talk about Bob’s Burgers a lot but this show is flawless and charming and gross and funny all at the same time, the characters are written like people with actual fears and anxieties, and unlike a lot of comparable shows, the comedy doesn’t come from the family being pitted against each other, it’s always the family against the world… I love it, I love it, it’s so pure and refreshing and still somehow manages to be funny without sacrificing it’s heart, and I fuckin’ love it, please watch Bob’s Burgers holy CRAP okay I’m done.