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The unofficial start to Summer is already here, and with it, all the TV show seasons have ended. I missed a couple of episodes of Hannibal's season 2 but caught the one that mattered most and changed a whole lot of everything - the season finale.
It was a bloody mess.
Hannibal is a show that I am not completely sold on. It can sometimes feel a little pretentious - beating you over the head with all that symbolism and stilted conversations. There are a lot of ambient sounds that drive me insane and for me, often drown out a lot of what's going on. For the first time in the season finale, the piece constructed was one that actually made a lot of sense, built up tension and was not distracting. While the cinematography is great, it also suffers from the aforementioned problems or is a major contributing factor to them.
All that said, it's unlike anything else out there. Shocking and pushing boundaries for television (and not just just being on NBC). It is not a police or medical procedural for one. It is very clever even if it knows it and can be more humble. It also has Mads Mikkelsen, who is amazing as Hannibal. Attractive in an strange way. The show is definitely appealing. The gore may turn your stomach. But it's a spectacle that I could probably recommend to some.
In short though: it's too artsy and not enough fartsy.
HA! Adventure Time, you never cease to amuse me with your words of wisdom. Now there's a show peeps should be watching.
Adventure Time has long since gone past its weird, silly and even awkward season one antics of a boy and a magical dog exploring the Land of Oo - with rough animations and odd facial expressions. It moved into a lot more: an honest piece of sci-fi storytelling that should hailed along with the best of them. Beyond the dystopian world, it's a show with a lot of heart with characters that I am thoroughly invested in. It's a show that is not afraid to take chances, extremely clever and has the ability to make me shed tears. The 11 minutes of animated wonder every week is simply beautiful.
Oh, it still has plenty of comedy too.
Here's the first one I ever truly watched that made me a fan:
This brings us to today's suggested topic!
MAKE YOUR PITCH!
Chances are, we're usually set in our ways and may not have time to catch up on all the shows we want to. But make your pitch anyway. Tell us about a show you'd like us to watch - old or new - and why. Hey! Maybe we can even make a TV Club out of this.
If not a television show, how about a game series or game?
If not a game, how about a book?
Summer's here and maybe we could play catch up on things. Maybe.
We could, however, just all finish watching 24 and start watching American Ninja Warrior. OR we could go back to planning Mario Kart 8 TAY Tournaments. Speaking of, see you guys later! Off to stand in a line for the game. YAY!
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