WTF of the week – The Good Wife (part 2)

Dear ladies and gents,

I was behind with the Good Wife. Like 3 episodes behind (travel gets in the way of good television, but that is one of the BEST reasons to fall behind). On Monday morning though it was difficult to miss the news someone was killed off. Through sheer luck I managed to avoid any major spoilers, but yes I had my suspicions (you’ll have to click to read through, do not want to spoil anyone).

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Down the black hole – House of Cards

Dear ladies and gents,

I have fallen into the black hole that is House of Cards (week before it was Orange Is the New Black) *sigh*

Be as it may, any spare moment I might have is wasted on Frank Underwood. And his wife Claire obviously. Folding laundry, drying my hair, doing whatever.

But also… just one more episode…

At times it’s so bloody horrifying, it makes my blood run cold. But then again, that’s what makes it so compelling, no?

Remember that scene when Frank is playing chess against himself? That’s the essence of Frank right there, no? Always, always at least three movements ahead of his enemy.

To cleanse the palate if you will – Moone Boy is back! And you can never (EVER) have too much of Chris O’Dowd! (and David Rawle obvs)

So ladies and gents, House of Cards? Have you gone down the black hole only to return when you are done with the last episode?

Amazon pilots: The After and Bosch

Dear ladies and gents,

I saw two really good pilots over the weekend.

The After was created by Chris Carter (yes, the X Files guy) and it’s about 8 strangers who kinda get thrown together in what *seems* to be a post apocalyptic world. Yes, I’m being vague and that is in part deliberate and in part because I really don’t know what the what is going on after seeing the pilot. It starts Aldis Hodge (from Leverage) and Adrian Pasdar (among others).

Now Bosch is based on the Harry Bosch books written by Michael Connelly and stars Titus Welliver as the titular character, who while on trial for the murder of a serial killer, is investigating a murder of a 13-year old boy.

I’ll preface this by saying that out of all the Harry Bosch books, I’ve only read The Black Echo, so I’m not an expert or anything. But I loved both pilots. Bosch is truly a thing of beauty and me thinks die hard Bosch fans will not be disappointed. Given the After could go either way – spectacularly bad or exceptionally good, but after seeing the pilot, I definitely want to see more.

So here comes the problem – both pilots were released via Amazon. Which means I was only able to find a mash up trailer for all of the pilots released (10 altogether).

Also (stupidly) I didn’t REALLY read the small print. Meaning I didn’t realize these were just that – pilots. I thought (again stupidly) this was supposed to be a Netflix kinda deal, where you’ll get ALL of the episode at the same time (insert facepalm emoji here).

Now Amazon wants your feedback and based on that and the stats, they will decide which of the pilots will get a full season pick up.

So yay for feedback! However, it freaking sucks there was only one episode!

If you are in the US you can leave your feedback for the After at the show’s page and the same goes for Bosch.

If you are in the UK you can catch both shows on LOVEFiLM – Bosch and the After (and again leave the feedback there).

Also at Amazon Originals.

So tell me dear ladies and gents – have you seen any of the Amazon pilots? And if you did, what did you think?

When enough is enough

Dear ladies and gents,

the following shows have been removed from the schedule. As in I-just-kant-with-this-anymore.

Do tell – what tips you over the edge? What gets you to say enough is enough? (for example – I might hang in there longer then most, but I do get bored easily. If the story is not grabbing me for a couple of episodes, I’m done with it).

Downton Abbey

The Following

Homeland

The Killing

(which by the way got cancelled. And then renewed. Again.)