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I don't mind not agreeing on ratings, they are subjective. I like hearing other peoples' opinions; they have led me to making choices I'd never have considered.
I do get impatient a lot so I end up making new accounts to places I visit when retrieving my old info gets complicated. I've been annoyed by IMDB since LoTR was in production when my name was PJisPants. Peter Jackson has been, is and will always be a jack ass in my books. Besides a casual love for movie/television trivia, I guess he's why I check out IMDB.
My preferences are Science Fiction and Drama. I don't like watching new shows when they first come out especially if there are people in the cast that I like; I don't want to see them fail. And if it's a show with a great premise like The Walking Dead, I wait to make sure it's done well.
I don't watch pop culture except for The Soup. It's not that I'm trying to be a hipster but it's the whole authority thing. I begin to feel like I'm being told what to do, what to watch, listen to, all that. The music I listen to is pretty much all from TV or Movie soundtracks. There is always a song in every genre that appeals to a person. I like keeping an open mind. Plus, at my age I've been there, done that, don't need a new generations' take on my experiences.
While I do like comedies too much of the comedy today is just gross and unnecessary imo. I mean, a man shouldn't include slang words for body parts when talking to a woman and vice versa. And be creative, people who curse just tell me they are too lazy to learn other words.
Mother of two boys and one girl, grandmother of two. My greatest achievement is my marriage and my husband is my hero. Originally from Ohio I've lived near Houston, Texas since 1980 and I couldn't live anywhere else.
I seem to have an extremely well developed "Kiss my Ass" muscle when it comes to authority and I worry that the way I express myself will be misunderstood by other posters but I can't control that so I deal. So if I come off as rude or a know it all, I'm just an idiot with an opinion. And we know what opinions are like!
Dunno how closely I will stick to this definition but I will add more films as I see them.
Person of Interest: Risk (2012)
Good in spite of its many faults
The writing of this show is hands down clever so critiquing this episode is a bit tricky. My issue isn't with the acting or the overall story but with the facts of that story. I know writers make up details of a story to accommodate time or legal reasons and I don't bother with those. But sometimes in telling their story writers skew the general facts, actions or motives in a way that pushes an underlying agenda. This is one of those stories. Again, the writing is clever; they use the phrase 1% and it's located on Wall Street in a story to show the stock brokers' greed and how it affects people. In this case the people look like they are homeless. In fact, John knows one lady who was there for him when he bottomed out.
Without coming out and telling us that it was pure greed that motivated the collapse on Wall Street they tell us that pure greed motivated the collapse on Wall Street. The writers say that the SEC has no teeth yet it was laws passed by Congress in efforts to widen the availability of mortgages that created this issue. If the SEC didn't have laws for the new regulations that mortgage companies did exploit and make use of, then it was Congress' lack. There can be no crime where there is no law forbidding it, no matter how egregious the action. And how many ordinary people take advantages of loopholes? Greed isn't restricted to the 1%.
Another sly move on the writers' part is that Congress had to pass a law to allow fracking. It isn't Congress' job to decide what new technologies are legal. There used to be a politburo that did that tho... And the pipeline that isn't necessary. Well, in the real world we know how necessary that is.
When writers use a vehicle as wonderful as Person of interest for their personal soap box it just makes it less interesting. Audiences instinctively know truth it's just loathsome when writers pander to their baser instincts.
If only all SyFy series were this good
The premise of the show seems simple enough: the residents of this town aren't ordinary. But then the mysteries start to develop and the premise becomes more complex. The two leads, Audrey and Nathan, don't just have chemistry, their shared sense of sarcastic humor is witty and fun. Emily Rose, as Audrey, is irreverent but not sassy, caring but not saccharine. Lucas Bryant depicts Nathan as a true Maine native, he's stoic, reserved and preferably monosyllabic. I've seen people describe him as 'wooden' but Nathan is supposed to be underplayed. (Just watch videos of the cast to see how animated Bryant naturally is) Eric Balfour plays Duke so well. You can see him struggle to not love Audrey and how he never gives up on Nathan even though Nathan seems to always give up on him. As the series goes on and new characters come (and go) they bring an original quirkiness that doesn't come off as silly at all. This is a Stephen King inspired drama, it isn't fairy tale magic. If human abilities expanded they might just turn out like this. They aren't sexy or powerful, many of them are dangerous and scary. These differences aren't mutations like in some other series but cancer is a mutation of cells. Like cancer these abilities can be either malignant or benign; they come out of nowhere and at you like a freight train. Beautiful cinematography, an original concept with great actors playing freshly imagined stereotype characters. This is one of those series I wish could go on forever.