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I really hope everyone who wanted me to watch Firefly is happy, because after I finish I’m going to end up writing some kind of long article about why it only gets so much love because it died so early on, and if they’d given it another series like Dollhouse, it would be another failed Joss Whedon series that everyone forgets about. Now only four episodes from the end (Don’t make me rewatch Serenity, please). Some of the episodes have been great – if they were all like “Out of Gas”, I’d be happy. But they’re not. And some of them are like “Safe”, which just made me angry for the lazy shorthand of “if they’re religious enough to talk about how religious they are they’re obviously idiots who’ll burn someone strange as a witch”. Next NSP, I want something that hasn’t been hyped up so much that I’ll spend all of my time sadly wishing I could see the same show as everyone else.
Although in my last NSP update I excused myself from watching due to exam commitments, the pull of procrastination was too strong and I have managed to keep up to date with Game of Thrones. This has been a good and bad thing. The good being I am not at risk of spoilers when my mind wanders to Facebook. However there are a few ‘bads’. Season Five has a much slower feel than previous seasons, and yet has still managed to throw in some of the most shocking GoT scenes to date. I hope it is a sign that the final few episodes of the season will pack a positive punch with richer storylines that answer some long-standing questions, i.e. what are the White Walkers actually up to? Can Daenerys control her dragons? Will the Wildlings join forces with the Night’s Watch? Will the Stark family ever be reunited? And how long will Tommen last on the Iron Throne?
As I write this, I am rounding out the fourth season of this show, and a somewhat curious sense of Stockholm Syndrome appears to be setting in. I've stopped resenting the characters and started to relate to them a little more, I still think this show is one of the most over-hyped programmes that I've ever seen, but it's maybe not quite as bad as I've been saying.
I still don't get what all the fuss over it was about though.
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was a funny, happy show. At times it felt a bit too eccentric, like it was trying too hard to be different from all the other shows on air, but this didn't take away from the enjoyment of the show. The characters were diverse and lovable with a lot of strong development throughout the first season. However, some of the characters were highly stereotypical and utterly ridiculous. It will be interesting to see where Season Two goes now that the story line about the bunker has been wrapped up.
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