The End of Entertainment Christmas

“Everything you think is going to make you happy just turns to crap” – Glenn, Mad Med

OK, I don’t actually believe that.  You may recall me saying a while back that I am becoming more of a glass half full person, which is still true! But this quote from last week’s Mad Men reminds of me how sad I feel when I think about the end of Entertainment Christmas.

The end started last week with the season finale of Game of Thrones. I love that show so much that I might read the books just so I don’t have to be separated from the show when it is not on. Miracle of miracles, Tyrion Lannister survived after masterminding an amazing defense strategy (which did fail, but it was the best he could do!) I can not wait to see how he makes a come back next season. His family sucks, royally. Wouldn’t he and Khaleesi make a great team? Loved the last ten minutes when Khaleesi found her dragons and burned the creepy dudes from the House of the Undying to a crisp and locked sneaky Xaro Xhohan Daxos (he has the coolest name) in a safe with her former handmaid who betrayed her. Don’t cross the mother of dragons who believes she is the rightful ruler of the seven kingdoms, seriously.

This week The Killing and Mad Men come to an end as well. I am looking forward to some closure on this Rosie Larson thing, but  I can’t imagine the show will go in to season three. I will miss Linden and Holder, though (and I know not one of my five blog fans has any idea what I am talking about because I think I am one of maybe 50 people who watch this show.)

Mad Men has had a good run this season. I was expecting Don to spiral a little farther out of control but it seems like they spread that around this season. Crazy times at Sterling, Cooper, Draper, Price this year. Joan, really?

So how will I entertain myself this summer? True Blood is back tonight! Breaking Bad will start its final season on July 15th (woo hoo!). I will have all of my friends in the Big Brother house to keep me company and don’t forget the guilty pleasure Bachelor Pad.

I also have season two of Downton Abbey to get through (I finished season one in less than a week and upgraded my Netflix subscription to two discs at a time because I can’t wait for it to stream!) and I have made it my personal mission to finish seasons three and four of Battlestar Galactica this summer. I need to know what happened on New Caprica after the Cylons came back! I also have books two and three of the Fifty Shades of Grey series and apparently I am going to read Game of Thrones after that!

I guess life will go on after Entertainment Christmas.

Perhaps I will step out of the air conditioning to enjoy the quiet city in the new summer attire I have been collecting all spring.  Yeah, I should do that, too…

Entertainment Christmas!

I was supposed to write this post last week, because Entertainment Christmas started last week with The Hunger Games and Mad Men and continues this week with Game of Thrones and The Killing.  A cornucopia of awesomeness!  (not like the cornucopia in The Hunger Games which is not such a great place).

I loved The Hunger Games. I read all three books (finished the last on on my way home from Bali) and loved them. It was long, but I was not bored for one minute.  I was holding back tears on multiple occasions, even though I knew exactly what was going to happen. I am not going to explain what it was about. You can find that everywhere else on the web.  The only negative for me, was that I was hoping the movie would be more visually appealing.  I was expecting the capitol to more like Wonderland or Willie Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. This is a fantasy world with the imaginative “area” full of bizzarre manufactured creatures but it did not feel magical.  I guess now that I think about it, the arena is a horrible place and when the kids are there, they are not in awe.  The movie definitely focuses more on the people elements (I am sure that is not the right phrase) and I guess that is what the book is about too.  Anyway, loved it.  If you have not read the books, not sure what you would think of the movie.

The long awaited Mad Men premiere, was equally awesome. Don Draper is still a mess, just married to a younger woman who is more sexually “revolutionized” which will distract them only so long from how messed up he is. The office antics continue and I can’t wait to see what happens to all of the characters this season.  The only thing that stinks is that I have so many awesome shows to watch, I am not sure which to pick on Sunday nights!

I am also really liking House of Lies on Showtime (also on Sunday nights).  The crazy consultants are a very exaggerated version of what I lived for many years.  I assure you, it is NOT all that glamorous to fly around every week and work long hours.  There is not that much partying (or sex) and first class only happens when you get an upgrade in this economy. I will watch Don Cheadle to anything and Kirsten Bell is SO good in this (love her wardrobe). It is apparently, the highest rated comedy on Showtime, ever.  (Which means higher than Californication and Weeds). Interesting.

So tomorrow we get Game of Thrones and The Killing back! I keep thinking about reading Game of Thrones but someone told me not too if I have watched the show, so I haven’t.  Can’t wait to see what’s up with Khaleesi and those little dragons, the horrible spawn of the incestuous couple, and the Golden Globe winning Peter Dinklage who refused to play elves and oompa loopas and kicks ass. And who did kill Rosie?  I am guessing NOT that cute Billy Campbell and that I won’t find out any time soon.

Damn You Entertainment Weekly!

I got sucked in to a new show.  Yesterday, I was catching up on Entertainment Weekly and I read an article about a new AMC show called The Killing that is turning in to a water cooler hit.  I don’t like to be out of the loop on water cooler hits and I LOVE all things AMC (Mad Men, The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Rubicon…hello!)

Of course, I immediately did a search on TiVo and found a marathon scheduled for today starting with the pilot and catching all the way up to the new episode tonight. I told myself,  “I’ll just record it, but I probably won’t have time to watch.”

But then, today, a cold that had been brewing turned itself on full blast and by noon all I could do was sneeze and blow my nose.   If I was going to be forced to rest, I might as well check out the new water cooler hit, right?

The Killing is about…a killing.  It is an ongoing murder mystery about a 17 year old girl who is murdered in Seattle. Kind of like Twin Peaks, but less weird!  I am not a huge fan of procedurals, but I love mysteries.  The ones that wrap up within an hour are so formulaic.  I get bored.  They are much more interesting when they go on and leave you in suspense; more twists and turns and character building.

Each episode covers a different day.  13 episodes.  13 days.  Entertainment Weekly says every character has a secret!  Awesome!   The show covers the perspectives of the police, parents, and politics (the crime is somehow tied to a city councilman running for mayor.)  I’m sucked in.  Love the story and the characters.  Can’t wait to see how it turns out.

I don’t know when they will show another marathon again to catch you up, but you have to watch this one from the beginning.  Keep an eye out!

Now what am I going to take off so I can add this one?  Sigh…