Tag Archives: TV

The Walking Dead Season 4 Finale

6 Apr

I wanted to drop a few lines on one of the best seasons of TWD. the-walking-dead-season-4-finale-poster-rick

Season 4 was a display of amazing writing. Separating everyone into groups and  providing them with stories that alone were suspenseful, exciting and deadly was one of the best things about the season.

But lets don’t forget one thing, it was Rick’s transformation, from the beginning till the end that glued the whole thing together, even if he wasn’t in every episode I could see how his impact carried everyone and how much his behavior helped model the rest.

The lengths he is capable of reaching now are clear to us, we also know how his brain works, and in how many levels it operates.

His survival instincts and then everyone else’s will overtake next season.

Who are we kidding, the walking dead are not the walkers….

Great season… hands down, one of the best.

By LaTrosa

Sherlock 2014

12 Dec

I AM SHER LOCKED!

Perfect tv,  P E R F E C T… In every possible way.

we had to wait a very long time … now… just a few more weeks.

a great way to start the year!

Community – When Television is worth it!

22 Aug

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I know this is not a surprise to anyone when I say that Community is TV´s perfect comedy.

And I love the BBT! so to say that Community is better is a huge step for me.

I have spent the last 10 days marathon watching, (again) in a very sane and relaxed way (OK I know I have a problem) the TV show , who happens to be on the edge of cancellation and possibly a movie, like every cool amazing show on the wrong network!

I must say that loving TV and movies as much as I do and being able to watch how a TV show goes crazy paying homage to classics, trully making a different kind of comedy and creating a much evolved (at least in my mind) fan base.

I specially appreciate the diversity of the characters and how naturally creepy they are… they remind me of my college pals,

Well, I don’t know, some people don’t like the show, awesome people love it!

Moments of uncertainty in season 4 and now season 5 will happen, it is awesome we will get at least 13 episodes more… would have loved the 22!

I hope NBC saves Community…

By LaTrosa

Dexter – Season 8 ep 01 – This is the end my friend!

2 Jul
I don't fit Harry's code!

I don’t fit Harry’s code!

Dexter is a serial killer, Dexter is a psychopath, Dexter is lost, Dexter is alone.

The last season of the only nut job you will ever love, justify, and let be is here, and the first episode gave us a pretty good idea of the kind of dead end he might reach.

He also seems to get to meet someone who really understands him, it looks pretty easy, I mean, Miami metro should have access to a Neuro-psychologist for the last 10 years at least once, now she pops up out of thin air, none the less, it looks like she is here to “help” until Dexter does what he does best, kill her.

It was a soft kind of start but it gave me a general idea of where things might develop without reaching for spoiler rooms and things like that.

Oh, and how awesome is Debra, dark, hating Dexter, intense level 8000!

Well we’ve got until September to relish on this amazing show for the last time, it will be missed.

By LaTrosa

Scandal

6 Jun

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I have marathon watched Scandal, all 29 episodes, one after the other, no sleeping, barely eating.

I have to say, I was reluctant, I was not buying it, there was something off about it… maybe because I was not sure Kerry Washington could carry the show.

Much to my surprise, and due to the fact that if I have to loose Game of Thrones for a year and Dexter forever I needed a new drama, and boy am I glad I stumbled upon this one…

Shonda Rhimes, created a very clever, particular show, in my opinion is innovative and filled with a mysterious aura that cannot go away.

And don’t get me started on the chemistry between Tony Goldwyn and Kerry Washington, THE BEST on TV right now, hands down.

Well, this show will have me glued, cannot wait for summer to end so I can get more Scandal.

By LaTrosa

PS: Together with The Following, good TV right there. Both I recommend.

Game of Thrones – S3 ep9 – killing them softly!

4 Jun

I wonder every time an episode starts, who is going to die today?… Well, I am not really sure I should have an answer to that question EVERY SINGLE TIME!

The red wedding has been the most shocking thing I have ever seen on GoT… and I was actually expecting it.

I love this show… it breaks my heart… I hate this show!

 

Will we ever win?

One episode left and the season is over… WHO WILL BE NEXT?

By LaTrosa

Out of season!

23 May

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It is the end of TV´s most engaging season and I am finally going to get some rest! Summer here I come!

Here is in short how it ended for me, one thing, cliff hangers are my thing.. I am glad I did not get many of those, I’m not in the mood!

How I Met Your Mother:  We have to stop being excited, the fact that we know who the umbrella girl is doesn’t mean Ted does,  God knows when will he actually meet her.

The Big Bang theory: I don’t mind Rajesh being able to talk to girls, my problem is that he is now much more of a girl than before! I can hear him whining already.

Grimm: I enjoy this show so much, the same way I loved Supernatural at the very beginning; this season was very engaging and the season finale was a very good surprise, I am mostly looking forward to this show next season.

The Good Wife: I am pretty sure next season will show us how the good wife is not so good! It gets spicier with time!

Once Upon a Time: The whole season was filled with ups and downs, felt lost and weird, much like a chicken without a head, that being said, I think next season will be more consistent with the fairy tale world and we kind of needed it.

Greys Anatomy: Trouble in paradise is the usual theme here, this time however, the drama was spot on, one of the strongest in years, is Richard dead?

The whole season was very good in general for most of the TV shows I follow, I actually didn’t drop any of them so… Good right?

Until the next season starts we have to see Game of Thrones end and the start of Dexter for the final year!

Cannot wait to see how that one ends… here is a good view of what lies ahead.

 

By LaTrosa

Finally Cancelled

11 May
Heads will roll

Heads will roll

My cheap thrills reached the month of May or as I like to call them… Guillotine month!

To be perfectly honest, I ignored 90% of these shows, I am slightly sad about the rest because I was going to pick up some of them myself… but… as they say… one viewer makes no money!

I will start with NBC because they are TV butchers numero uno!

And lets face it we will finish with CBS because most probably it will be them picking up some of these!

NBC
Whitney, 1600 Penn, Up All Night, Guys with KidsAnimal Practice, Do No Harm, Deception, 30 Rock*, Go On, Smash, The New Normal, The Office (it was cancelled but manages to end on its own terms)

Fox
Touch, Ben and Kate, Fringe, The Mob Doctor

The CW
Cult, 90210, Emily Owens M.D., Gossip Girl

ABC
Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23666 Park Avenue, Last Resort, Private Practice, Zero Hour, Happy EndingsMalibu Country, Body of Proof

Cable
SouthlandMonday MorningsSpartacus: Blood and SandBurn Notice*Dexter *

CBS
Partners, Made in Jersey, The Job, CSI: NY,Vegas, Rules of Engagement, Golden Boy

I will be updating this list as it evolves.

* These shows end on their own terms!

By LaTrosa

Trailer 2 – Game of Thrones

18 Mar

And I am officially  hopeless…. this show, only 10 weeks of my year becomes like oxygen! WHY!

TV Show – The Following

14 Mar
Wait a second, I have a plan!

Wait a second, I have a plan!

 

You know in your heart  you need to watch this show to see Kevin Bacon fail miserably in trying to catch the bad guy. As with all FBI shows, they seem to be two steps behind, almost getting close, nearly catching them, and nothing!

We must face reality, this show has the potential to go forever and ever and ever … because, chances are, they wont win! Like Law and Order, this show is heading in that direction.

It has been 8 episodes and the Following is getting larger like a spider web, with even larger possibilities and very interesting questions about humans!

Like for instance:

  • Pacemakers make us look really bad in stressful situations!
  • Children are not so reliable with decision making
  • Women are never to be trusted
  • Fear cripples

I really enjoy this show, it is not frustrating and is very, VERY evil!

By LaTrosa

Game of Thrones season 3 Teaser Trailer

12 Feb

How happy am I… you have no idea!

The Longest month of the year begins now!

 

SAG Awards

28 Jan

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Actors doing what they love best… getting attention from fellow actors!

The Screen Actor Guild Awards were delivered yesterday; TV and movie performances received the coveted recognition… as it is turning out…. not a lot of surprises except the unbelievable speed Argo is reaching.

Here is the link to the full list but shortly here they are.

Argo

Daniel Day-Lewis

Tina Fey

Jennifer Lawrence

 

Oscars are in about a month… I hope the academy gets it!

By LaTrosa

The Following – TV show review

24 Jan

I wondered this past few weeks what new show to start following (see what I did there?)… turns out I have missed Keving Bacon much more than I had anticipated because boy was I eager to watch his new show… The Following.

Unlike the other FBIcop shows like Criminal Minds or CSI, this one from the get go is going brutal, and, at least they know who are they dealing with without running around speculating; a dynamic fast paced show, lots of possible scenarios and thrilling moments… lots of blood but we are talking evil here, unlike Dexter, the serial killer is the Queen bee.

I plan to continue watching this series because, 1. Bacon. 2. The immense possibilities to look at a new criminal drama with new writing. 3. Bacon

Here is the trailer… as I have said… brutal!

 

By LaTrosa

Golden Globes 2013 – Results

14 Jan

Watching the show I could not help but notice that The Golden Globes is a good party because it is informal to the extent you are drunk for most of the ceremony and you will only have to blame the foreign press for not choosing you over someone else!

This, ladies and gentlemen is what happened in 3 single steps.

These two girls are the sole reason comedy is alive!

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

This is why the best thing about movies is the capacity to take real life to the screen without too much pretensions!

Ben Affleck

This woman is a legend just because she has shown that it is who you are not who you sleep with that define you.

Jodie Foster

Final Note:  I am sure you are a fantastic actor but if Daniel Day-Lewis is also running in the same category you don’t stand a chance brother!

Rest of the winners here

By LaTrosa

The Popped Corn Thanks you!

31 Dec

For being a crucial part of this adventure!

Movies are made for us to enjoy, reviews and criticism is just a way to say thanks to those making them…tough love!

The audacity of writing reviews and having an audience for them is just a gift for me and I thank you for that.

I hope next year gives us more adventure and more entertainment.

This calendar year is over and I am not even a year old writing this blog and I feel I have to make a list of the best films I have seen and reviewed so far.

But I wont… I will just mention My best TV and Movie experience for involving my senses and left me wanting more.

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Best TV Experience  Game of Thrones,

Best Movie Experience Skyfall

Special Mention to Michael Fassbender for fantastic roles this year!

To Wes Anderson for transporting me into my childhood with such elegance!

I have a pile up of movies to review so, no time to rest after my New Years Party at the Hard Rock Café in Mexico City!

Happy New Year EVERYONE!

Much Love

LaTrosa

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