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Masters of Sex Scenes
2020.07.24 22:08 24JuldefectiveMasters of Sex Scenes
best to worst. while this is more or less reflective of my real opinions please do not be offended if I sh*t on one of your faves, it's mean to be lighthearted and you're all always free to disagree. note: I combined some characters that I believe effectively behave as one entity. also warning: this is long
Paris--bonkers bitch who you would avoid IRL, but on TV? A queen. Madam Geller is the single most driven, hardworking person on this show, and she does not give one F what anybody (except Harvard undergrad admissions office?) thinks. If she has a thought she will share it whether you want to hear it or not--they might not be polite, but they are scathingly accurate! Not to mention her wacko love life which added some much-needed spice to the pseudovirginal GG landscape. She was played immaculately by Liza Weil and had a respectable arc. They should NOT have divorced her from Doyle in the revival though >:(
Emily--yes, she was often mean and judgmental, but her absolute refusal to put up with anyone's shit was incredibly admirable. Lorelai would make some immature quip and Ms. Emily would convey her reaction with a single blink. the time she took down mrs huntzberger? iconic. More importantly, she always wanted the best for Lorelai and Rory and her unsolicited input over how Lorelai should live her life genuinely came from a protective instinct. Emily was also a loving and dutiful wife for decades and extremely financially generous toward Lorelai & Rory asking only for time spent together in return. Where is my sugar grandma taking me on trips to europe and buying me upper east side apartments? also, Kelly Bishop is masterful. ok im done
Michel--Michel should have been fired 3 episodes in IRL but we're suspending our disbeliefs. he might have been a) French (bleh) and b) incredibly rude (undeniably related to a)) but he honestly provided a voice of reason in the face of the wackadoodle townies and their weird habits. also, as someone who doesn't like dealing with loud little kids or nuisances&inconveniences in general, he was a relatable king. lastly, the revival FINALLY confirmed what we always knew: he singlehandedly made the show less aggressively hetero.
Miss Patty--later in the show she and Babette became kind of indistinguishable, but early seasons Patty was juuuust the right amount of savage. She was also a seasoned expert at getting literally all of the tea but managed to never be malicious about it, which is an undeniable feat. She was like a cool aunt for the entire frickin' town, a happy single older woman (right? am i forgetting something?)and you know she would have some elite stories up her sleeve.
Madeline and Louise--Whenever I got tired of Paris's insanity or Rory's dishrag-ness, these two were here to be normal teenage girls. Good for them! Also, the actress that played Louise was effing gorgeous and I was obsessed with her hair in every episode. I will say, however, that it always seemed like they would suit each other's names more than their own, and it was annoying that just because they liked to have a little more fun than Rory and Paris they haaad to be written as ditzes who dropped out of college.
Lucy (and Olivia)--tbh I barely remember Olivia but it felt rude not to throw her in here. Lucy, on the other hand: I love Krysten Ritter so I'm biased, but again, Lucy was a good foil to Rory and Paris's weird intensity and seemed like a fun, nice, normal person who maybe lowkey should have had her own show. Yes, she dated a tool, but we all do--and, most importantly, she recognized in the end that he was a tool and didn't end up tearing Rory down because of it. #teamlucy
Babette--I love Babette but shawtys voice could get grating. Her and Miss Patty's friendship was goals, she and Morrie were lowkey one of the most compatible-seeming pairings on the show, and she provided good cat-person representation, but there were definitely some episodes when she seemed just a liiitttle too ~~quirky~~ to be charming. Also who tf is named Babette? She deserves appreciation though, so #7 it is
Sookie--I would have put Sookie higher because she's so damn nice all the time and makes good food that she is generous with, and these are two very desirable qualities in a person. However, I really could not abide the ludicrousness of her "I'm acting crazy so I must be pregnant" plots. You didn't realize you missed your period? You can't pee on a stick? Wtf is going on here? It took up enough screentime to make me seriously tired of her character in the later seasons. Also, sometimes she needed to put her foot down and tell Lorelai to stop being ridiculous about various matters
Kirk--Kirk is good comic relief. He would be annoying to know in real life but compared to many others in GG he's honestly pretty inoffensive. He's funny and genuinely good-hearted. His constant innovative grind also deserves some respect--but points off for not just trying to get a normal job after 17 years and for almost dumping Lulu.
DiggeJason--OKAY DIgger deserved better. He was a witty, respectful king who politely communicated his needs and boundaries to Lorelai and wasn't afraid to spoil her a little bit. Their banter was on point and they understood each other's upbringings. He got completely screwed over by whatever business debacle happened between him and Richard. Glad to know he's doing well in AYITL
Logan--Logan is a hard one to assess because his characterization was a bit all over the place. Based on the OS, yes he was smarmy and overprivileged, but so was Rory and he was self-aware. He helped Rory have some fun with the life and death brigade (one of the most normal things she did at Yale), was totally in love with her, didn't get possessive and insecure when Rory had a tiny crush on someone else (like pretty much every other main love interest on GG would have), and was extremely patient in the face of Lorelai's rude line of questioning and judgment about his financial mistake. IK people think he brought out the worst in Rory but this attributes her very little agency imo. The Marty situation was a bit out of line but so was Rory asking him to go along with their weird lie. WHatever the F was going on in AYITL notwithstanding, Logan was a flawed but good person and boyfriend.
Lane--Lane was a good rebellious foil to Rory in earlier seasons and I appreciated their s1-3 friendship a lot. her plight with her mom was realistic and sympathetic, and she was always a good and supportive person for Rory to talk to. As soon as Rory went to college, however, it seemed like the writers didn't know what to do with Lane anymore. Enter Zach, marriage and children at age 22, and the end of her music/career goals. Would it have killed the writers to not give a single woman on GG an unplanned pregnancy? Whenever they needed a plot with a female character, pregnancy it was. I guess there's still Paris...also, after all that weird messaging she internalized from her mom about sex, she can't have sex even within marriage and not HATE it and instantly get pregnant? fucked up!! People can say this is realistic all they want, but that doesn't mean it's a fulfilling character arc or innovative writing decision.
Dave--Adam Brody is sexy and Dave was smart and sweet and had potential. Fuck the OC for snatching him. Not ranked higher purely because there wasn't enough of him.
Doyle--I have a soft spot for Danny Strong in general, and he killed it as Doyle. His breakup with Paris in s7 was one of the most realistically-acted ones on the show. He wasn't intimidated by Paris's bluntness or drive and they should not have been written as divorced in the revival!!
Rachel--Rachel was cool, witty, and adventurous. She was also pretty mature and gracious in her romantic endeavors and helped Lorelai find the dragonfly, so good for her
Max--boring but cute and so nice. deserved better. bye max
Finn and Colin--fun, jovial, friendly lads. Not enough screentime to be in the top but I enjoyed all the screentime they had, and that's saying something.
Caesar--Caesar was barely on GG but you could tell he had serious heart. He was a reliable and competent diner employee and should have risen the ranks somehow
Richard--I know this is probably controversial but Richard....meh. Displayed several moments of genuine compassion for Rory and/or Lorelai and definitely kind at heart, but such a boring rich old white dude. Also acted like a complete man-baby on several occasions, notably when he had to eat fish after a heart attack, and didn't appreciate all that Emily did for him enough.
Mrs Kim--crazy woman who damanged Lane forever, but somehow lovable at the same time? Her screen presence was formidable and her relationship with Lorelai was actually pretty interesting. I like my doses of Mrs Kim. I have to ask the eternal question, though: where tf is Mr Kim?
Mia--nice and generous person but I really don't remember her enough to say she left any sort of strong impression
Shane--used by Jess and judged extremely harshly by Rory for no reason. Also bullied by Rory at her place of work for no reason. Team Shane.
Lindsay--deserved better. but also why did she enter a marriage at age 19 with some weird understanding that she wasn't going to work or go to school? didn't make sense.
the reverend and the rabbi--we love an interfaith friendship
the town troubadour--he was mildly funny
Alex borstein Harp lady--she was a complainer but her complaints were kind of valid
Alex borstein dress lady--funky and fun
Headmaster Charleston--simultaneously a hardass and a chiller. I respect him, even though he had the fuddy-duddiest of voices and vibes
Brad Langford--funny. Glad he thrived on Broadway
Long hair guy in lane's band--a family man on the rock and roll grind. respect
Study tree guy--he had as much of a right to that tree as Rory
Morrie--rock that hat Morrie. pamper Babette for us
Gypsy--There's nothing wrong with Gypsy. I just never found myself emotionally attached to her for some reason. a true neutral
Rory--where to even begin? Rory started out the show as a relatively normal teenage girl with obvious academic drive and intellectual curiosity, which is respectable. However, she went downhill fast, falling into a seemingly lifelong pattern of remorseless cheating and inability to confront obstacles. I mean, dopping out of school because one person doubted her? Having nightmares that she was going to be a garbage collector because she didn't get into one program? She was also self-absorbed as hell after s3 and never seemed to realize. Furthermore, she was actively mean & judgmental towards other people (mostly women) on multiple occasions--see the ballerina article and Shane above. Then, of course, there's the fact that she was extremely privileged and didn't seem to grasp that. Yet, everyone on the show acted like she was perfect, and she was in no hurry to correct them. Even Alexis Bledel seemed tired of playing her in the later seasons. She was somewhat redeemed for me in the revival, when she actually *started* to learn that she didn't automatically deserve everything going her way. Points to her for being studious and an attentive granddaughter but that's sort of it. Also: there is no way in hell she would have gotten into Harvard, Princeton AND Yale! I get that it was easier to get into college in 2003 than it is now, and Yale made sense because she had connections, but there must have been thousands of other applicants like her. There was a boy in my school (a rigorous prep school like Chilton) who got into Stanford, Harvard, and Princeton, and you know why? On top of having near-perfect grades and a buttload of extracurriculars, he developed a model for curing potato blight (you know, that thing that caused the irish famine) and won a quarter million dollars in a science competition for it. Rory is just not on tri-Ivy level. And yes I'm consdering Stanford to effectively be an Ivy
Lorelai--Lorelai ranks under Rory because she is older and should know better, and is also most of the reason Rory is the way she is. I have a theory that her emotional development froze at 16, something that never seems to occur to her. If Lorelai's not bitching about how awful her parents were for being stuffy WASPs, she's asking them for money. You can't have it both ways Lor :/. Props to her for building a career from the ground up with no college degree while raising a child though
Luke--Luke was originally a shy, lovable, slightly misanthropic local man with understandable romantic appeal. Like so many others, however, his characterization went downhill as the series progressed and by the later seasons he was a perpetually grumpy, possessive, jealous, occasionally violent (yes, twice is a pattern in this case) dude with anger issues. I know all this is a spicy take because he and Lorelai are a fan favorite, but also he ghosted their engagement and lied to her for months about April?? And he was always so weirdly paternalistic with Rory, not in only a sweet father figure way but in a preserving-her-virture way (see: his "rules" for Jess when he dated her versus his complete apathy towards Shane). He didn't bother me as much in AYITL but it was disappointing to see that somehow his and Lorelai's communication hadn't improved
Christopher--Christopher is outwardly charming and initially seems like he might be a better love interest than Luke, but that facade melts away quickly. He has all of the same issues as Luke, getting into a literal fight with him and becoming jealous & ending a marriage over a CHARACTER REFERENCE. Also, the fact that he wasn't there when Richard had his heart attack is unforgivable, and he somehow manages to be an absentee father to two separately-mothered children
Jackson--sort of like Luke, Jackson was originally a relatively inoffensive grump, and he provided our girl Sookie with fresh veg so, I supported him. After they got married, though, he somehow became so damn annoying whenever he was onscreen and wanted to treat Sookie like a plot of land in his garden that could just grow him children on command. She shouldn't have ordered him to get a vasectomy but the fact that he lied about it is so heinous
Jamie--very forgettable. Paris shouldn't have cheated on him though
Brian--kind of annoying but makes some good points
Robert--he had good taste in movies, I guess?
Zack--has a stupid way of talking and ruined the band's chances at success
April--sweet kid but her whole existence was a dumb plot device and she was written in the revival to be, like, the 1995 version of a kid who falls in with a stoner crowd in college. A rastafarian beanie? in 2016? really??
Dean--ugh, Dean. He begins as a pseudocosmopolitan leather-jacket wearing guy who's nice, knows how to flirt, and is interested in books. Then somehow he ends up as...a bumpkin who dropped out of community college and got married at 19 under some agreement that his near-child bride was going to be a housewife? Make it make sense
Mitchum--rude dude in a bad mood. Really, though, I don't think he deserves aalllll the hate he gets, but he deserves a lot of it. He should have given Rory feedback earlier in her internship in a more constructive rather than fatalistic manner.
Sherry--I love Madchen Amick but this whole character was weird.
Marty--entitled "nice guy" who had the bright idea of lying to Lucy about knowing Rory
Jess--I know this is going to start some shit but Jess was so damn rude all the time. To everyone. The fact that two people like books does not mean they have to date. I'm not opposed to an attractive bad boy but he wasn't even charming. He also berated Rory for not wanting to have sex with him at a random party which is suuuper wack, and he up and left town without even saying goodbye only to bust into her dorm a year later? Out of pocket behavior. Glad he got his shit together by AYITL.
Lulu--this poor woman exists only to be Hot Girl Who Kirk Dates
Tristan--uhhhh. Chad Michael Murray is cute and all but that "Mary" shit is not, and neither is lying about someone going on a date with you or trying to emotionally blackmail them in their current relationship. I hope military school straightened him out
Richard's mother--kind of funny but a genuinely terrifying woman
Beau--funny but creepy
Gigi--wtf happened to gigi? super weird that Rory has this half-sister out there in the world but she basically barely exists to her.
Nicole--Nicole was fine, the cheating was contrived. not much else to say
Francie--mean. funny in AYITL though
Anna nardini---ughhh this woman. WACK! unless the man in question is abusive, it's super weird to not tell him you're having his kid, and even weirder to not let him see said kid when he finds out. gtfo anna
Taylor--Taylor was well-acted, I'll give him that. I know he was supposed to be the ultimate quirky townie but there was nothing endearing enough to justify putting up with his insane behavior imo.
Christopher's father (and mother)--father was unrealistically, comically villainous. I barely even remember the mother.
Rune (Jackson's cousin)--rudest ever
Asher--why are you fucking one of your students?
all of emily's maids--bad running gag, did not age well
Liz and TJ--I know a lot of people find them funny/endearing but they were like....so egregiously annoying to me. It seems like the term "meatheads" was invented specifically for these two. On top of being straight-up stupid they were so rude and imposing towards Luke, always expecting him to house them or help them out with whatever they wanted at a moment's notice. Who names their kid Doula because they had a doula? Also, the whole fact that Liz just pawned her own son off on Luke one day and never really bothered with him again is just...glossed over.
Paul--The only person who could rank lower than Liz and TJ purely because he shouldn't have existed at all. He added literally nothing to the plot. Zero.
Reviewing a whole season at once I’m going to try this differently, giving my thoughts on plot beats and scenes/episodes first, and thoughts on aspects of the series as a whole at the end. I love this series, and I forgot how strong its first episode really is. A lot of the later Netflix shows, being built for streaming and binging, have somewhat slower openings, but this one is brilliant. We get part of Matt’s origin, a case that is solved in the first episode but leads immediately into something bigger, with a heavy threat of there being more involved, confirmed by the ending montage that shows all of our villains and what they are responsible for while also seguing into the next episode perfectly.
The second episode features a lot of flashbacks to carry on telling Matt’s origin, with Jack Murdock being relatable as a struggling father just trying to do right by his son. It also introduces Claire and allows Matt to show of his powers in budget friendly ways through his dialogue with her, a choice I enjoyed. Episode 3 is where everything really kicks into gear regarding the plot however, as Matt and Foggy get hired by Wesley to defend an assassin, and that leads Matt to learning the name of the man behind the current crime in New York - Wilson Fisk, played with both menace and pathos by Vincent D’Onofrio. At the same time reporter Ben Urich and Karen both start investigating, pursuing a trail which will lead to Fisk. Matt starts pursuing the two Russian brothers, which leads to them kidnapping Claire, and ends with Anatoly getting viciously killed by Fisk for interrupting his date with art dealer Vanessa, creating a very tense series of events.
This leads to the next episode where Vladimir hunts Matt in revenge, while Karen and Foggy end up helping Ms Cardenas with an eviction dispute, with both plots culminating as Fisk reveals his plan to Vanessa, destroying several old buildings in spectacular fashion. This leads to my favourite episode of the season, as Matt has to try and keep Vladimir alive, convince him Fisk killed his brother, learn what he can about Fisk’s organisation, and avoid the corrupt police that surround them, while Fisk tries to trap and eliminate them both. Its an exquisite episode where everything builds at the right intensity and it culminates in a spectacular fashion as our hero and villain talk for the first time over a radio and Matt gets blamed for the bombings.
The next episode continues Matt’s origin, by showing how he met Stick, played brilliantly by Scott Glenn, and how Stick taught him to use his powers in a brilliant scene where Matt listens to people in the park while eating ice cream, once again using the dialogue to creatively show Matt’s abilities in a low budget way (although the actual brief visual used in Episode 5 for Matt’s ‘vision’ was also incredible). However the differences between them become apparent, as Matt refuses to kill Stick’s target or join his cause, leading them to part again, but the ending teases that this won’t be the end of their story.
Episode 8 becomes the first of a Netflix tradition: the villain backstory episode, as we see Fisk’s youth and first kill as he turns on his abusive father to save his mother as a child, while as an adult he deals with his empire falling apart. The episode works as well as it does because of the pathos D’Onofrio brings to the role as Fisk, allowing the audience to feel a swell of sympathy for what is really a morally repulsive character, as shown in his present day actions. It continues the mystery of what Nobu’s role in everything is, establishing that he is part of another group separate to Fisk. However having seen the later shows I know that Nobu is part of the Hand, as is Madame Gao, so the difference between them and their apparent goals is a mystery, yet the show frames him, and the group behind him, as a dangerous antagonist very well. The episode also frames Madame Gao as her own enigmatic threat. It ends with a game-changer however, as Vanessa, supportive of Fisk after learning his past, convinces him to come out as a public face of change, rather than working in the shadows, undermining the efforts of Matt, Karen and Ben who were getting ready to expose him.
The next episode starts with Matt getting beaten badly by Nobu, and then flashes back, which may be a cliched method, but Nobu’s costume hides his reveal until later in the episode, after the murder of Ms Cardenas leads to it flashing forward again to the battle briefly, and the battle is vicious and Matt is bloodied and losing. The episode also brings together Matt and Fisk in their first face-to-face, creating a very tense moment and a highlight in an episode that is plodding somewhat until its latter moments, as Matt hunts Ms Cardenas’ killer which leads him to Nobu, who he eventually triumphs over by setting him alight, only for Fisk to thank him for removing the troublesome Nobu, revealing he orchestrated everything, before fighting and beating the wounded Matt.
Matt escapes, only for Foggy to find him beaten and bloodied in his black mask at his apartment, leading to my second favourite episode of the series, which focuses on Matt and Foggy’s relationship as it began in college and as it crumbles in the present. Its a tremendously written episode, with Charlie Cox and Eldon Henson doing a phemonenal job as the two as they deliver incredible dialogue that makes you feel every word. Foggy is hurt and betrayed, and scared for his friend, while Matt struggles under every question and shows his guilt and remorse as well as his defiance and determination to do the right thing. The episode also sees Karen and Ben learning about Fisk killing his father from his mother, and Vanessa being poisoned at a benefit thrown by Fisk.
The next episode proceeds slowly for its first half, addressing the fallout from the previous episode, but it does put Matt on the trail of getting a suit from Fisk’s own armourer Melvin. However the second half features a great scene with Wesley holding Karen hostage, which leads to her killing him. Her subsequent nightmare of Fisk in the next episode was legitimately terrifying the first time I saw it. Matt's rooftop chase in episode 12 has some brilliant stuntwork. The scene with Ben and Ellison at the paper is compelling, as you wonder how far Fisk's reach extends, and watch sadly as Ben loses his job. The scene at the warehouse where Gao shows the power is interesting, and her conversation with Leland where you learn they are responsible for poisoning Vanessa is a great twist. And the final scene of the episode is magnificent, with terrific acting, as Fisk talks to and then kills Ben, in a shocking departure from the comics.
Fisk’s confrontation with Leland in the final episode was brilliant, and the revelation that corrupt cop Hoffman was still around after being paid to murder his partner was an intriguing twist. I love how Matt found out, and then how he and Foggy came back together to locate him, with Foggy’s insider knowledge of Matt’s identity allowing him to help without Matt needing to make excuses (although their own stumbling over an excuse to Karen is pretty funny). Hoffman’s confession, and the montage of arrests that follow, from Turk to Senator Cherryh, is fantastic, despite the cliched music choice, and the effect it has on Ellison seeing that Ben was right about a spy at the Bulletin is palpable. Fisk and Vanessa’s parting is strangely emotional. The use of the fable of the good Samaritan as Fisk embraces his darker side is fantastic, with his escape being a tremendous big budget setpiece, and shows just how far his reach extends. Matt then finally gets his real suit from Melvin, and becomes Daredevil. I’ve heard some complaints about the costume, but personally I love it - a great use of colour and a distinctive silhouette. The final battle between Fisk and Daredevil is incredible: full of fury and non-stop action as the two men truly cut loose at last. But Daredevil wins, our heroes reconcile, Fisk is in jail, and we get a great final shot of Daredevil leaping into action.
The cast are brilliant, with Matt and Foggy’s relationship being at the core of a lot of the story, and Karen’s chemistry with both of them is fantastic, allowing scenes with all three of them to be a delight but scenes with just two of them to also shine. Karen also has a dark backstory mentioned several times, which while I haven’t seen yet I know gets explored later on, creating a curious mystery around her. Fisk and Vanessa’s relationship is very interesting, with each of them bringing out a new side in the other. Fisk’s associates are all played by talented actors, but some characters, such as glorious bastard Wesley and the cantankerous Leland, are just far more entertaining than the others. I liked Claire, but I was not a fan of her and Matt’s relationship and am glad that plot ended quickly, although their scene in episode 11 was a pleasant but bittersweet way to part them. I also think Turk was a great recurring presence and got some of the funniest moments in the series. The fight scenes are already lauded, and rightly so, as unlike everything else in the MCU you can feel the pain and effort of every blow, with the hallway fight that ends the second episode being the obvious standout, but the final battle with Matt and Fisk is also impressive, although the fight around the taxi in episode 5 is a personal favourite just due to how it is shot. I’ve a big fan of the detective work in several scenes, either seen directly or explained after the fact, as the characters go through evidence - its definitely an advantage afforded by the slower pace compared to the films, with each show having its own room to breathe. My only criticism with the show would be how dark it is - most scenes take place at night, and are usually only lit with soft glow lights in certain colours, however the bonus to this is the cinematography has a tremendous style and flair that unifies the whole show. Also the title sequence is beautiful, with visuals and sound design that evokes the perfect feeling for the series.
Jessica Jones Season One
Another series I loved both when it released and the last time I rewatched it, so now I’m watching it for the third time I’m excited to see my own thoughts on it, and if they have changed. The series begins in a similar way to Daredevil, with a single episode plot having a twist in its final moments that ties it to the overarching series plot. Its a great format so it makes sense to use it again. However this time the focus is much more on Jessica rather than the expanded cast, most of whom only get brief scenes when she directly interacts with them - working for Hogarth, stalking and sleeping with Luke, pursuing Hope Shlottman, seeing Trish. However the story really steps up when Jessica learns Kilgrave is back from the dead, and frantically tries to escape. Her fear of her abuser is palpable, and makes us fear him well before we ever see him, with his little flashes reinforcing the effect he had on her, but seeing what it does to Hope is where we learn of his power. And then just when Hope seems free, she murders her parents under his control in a scene that is just a pure gut-punch, especially when coupled with her immediate reaction afterwards.
The second episode is another good one, as the mystery around how Kilgrave survived builds quite well. The scenes without Jessica for Luke and Trish are intriguing. Jessica’s neighbours are annoying, but I always thought that. The bar fight is great, and I always found how non-chalantly Luke fights the guys here hilarious. But the best scene of the whole episode, and one of the best in the series, comes in the episode’s final moments, as Kilgrave invades a family home and takes over, demonstrating just how chilling this uncaring villain is. Episode 3 has a few good moments, but doesn’t feel like it adds much. Luke and Jess hook up, but then they split over his dead wife, who Jess knows and has a file on. Simpson is sent to kill Trish, but fails. Jess tracks Simpson to Kilgrave, but he escapes. The interesting twist that carries forward to the next episode is that Kilgrave has someone taking pictures of Jessica and sending them to him. A remorseful Simpson also returns, and gets recruited to help catch Kilgrave by Jessica, and apologises to Trish, with the two of them growing quite close. The montage scene of people being interviewed about Kilgrave is a great scene, and while many are obviously not talking about Kilgrave, the ones who are provide some unsettling accounts.
The subplot in episode 4 is brilliant - showing way before Civil War the effect the Battle of New York had on citizens, and their distrust of people with powers, something only briefly hinted at in the closing moments of Avengers Assemble. The revelation of Malcolm being behind the pictures is brilliantly depicted, as is Jessica’s sadness at it. Getting to see Jessica and Trish’s life before Kilgrave in the next episode is intriguing, as it contrasts with their current situation so drastically, and the Jewel costume appearing is a great easter egg. In the present however they use Malcolm to find Kilgrave and try to grab him, which feels rushed this early, so its pleasant when it ends in failure. The scenes between Simpson and Jessica make for some good comedy as the plot continues to ramp up in intensity, but his lack of control makes him a compelling if frustrating character. The final scenes of this episode are brilliant, seeing how Kilgrave found Jessica, her helping Malcolm, his guilt, Hope’s attack in prison, and finally Jessica agreeing to send Kilgrave pictures of herself to save Malcolm after a phone call between them.
The next episode features a team up between Luke and Jessica, that while linking them together more by showing Kilgrave dealing with Reva, is pretty much filler until its final few minutes, when Jessica reveals to Luke that she killed Reva, Malcolm joins the support group of other Kilgrave victims, Hogarth collects Hope’s aborted fetus for lab study, and Kilgrave buys Jessica’s house. Episode 7 moves a few character subplots along, and introduces Trish’s domineering mother, but its main thrust comes after Kilgrave has Ruben kill himself, causing Jessica to try to get arrested, and Malcolm and Trish to cover for her. Its an entertaining trip, although we know it won’t work, but the way Kilgrave scuppers her plans, by holding a whole police station hostage while he proclaims his love for Jessica, is a standout moment of the episode, although the scene with Robyn crying for Ruben is pretty sad.
The following episode with Jessica in her house with Kilgrave has some interesting moments, and allows us to see their origins and histories as well as how they relate to each other, making for some compelling viewing. The next episode, Sin Bin, is one of the most memorable in the series, and builds to a great conclusion with all of the characters as Jessica tries to expose Kilgrave by bringing in his parents. It was a tense conclusion, with emotions of all the cast running high, and subplots all starting to come together, with Hogarth’s own selfish nature causing the whole plan to unravel and people to die, but we do get a great reveal that Jessica is now immune to Kilgrave. This leads into the next episode, where Kilgrave learns about his baby from Hogarth, Hogarth’s subplot ends in tragedy, and Simpson comes back on pills as a villain and destroys the evidence. Robyn finds out about Ruben from Malcolm in a pretty heart-wrenching scene, and then takes over the support group in an exchange that has you yelling at the screen for them not to be so stupid, but I love it, despite it freeing Kilgrave again.
Episode 11 features flashbacks to Jessica and Trish as teens, showing the origins of their relationship, and how terrible Trish’s mother was, while in the modern day Simpson starts to suffer from the effects of his pills, leading to a confrontation between him and Jessica that has some great action beats, as well as clever detective work in the lead-up to it. Trish saves the day when taking a pill to fight back, but ends up in hospital for her trouble, while Simpson is taken by his doctor. Then in episode 12 while Trish deals with her mother’s return, Luke teams up with Jessica to hunt Kilgrave, who is forcing people to expand his powers. Its not a bad episode, but after the intensity of the past few it feels slow. The most notable events in it are Trish getting files linking Jessica to IGH, who Simpson’s doctor works for; Jessica giving Luke Reva’s flash drive, that Kilgrave had her recover and had Reva killed over; and the revelation that Luke had been under Kilgrave’s control the entire time, leading to the two heroes battling while Kilgrave taunts Jessica. The fight is the standout moment of the episode, with some clever displays of both of their strength and Luke ending up shot by Jessica, which she seems horrified at having to do.
The finale brings in Claire for a welcome cameo as she helps nurse Luke back to health, while Kilgrave sends an entire hospital after Jessica in a scene that shows just how powerful he is becoming. Seeing Kilgrave planning his revenge a few scenes later is brilliant as well, showing how irredeemable and evil he truly is as his focus becomes twisted into gaining enough power to reclaim Jessica. The gore on display as we see what happened to Albert is terrific, and just the sort of flippant disregard we would expect from Kilgrave. The misdirect with Trish in the final confrontation still makes me chuckle, as does the blasting music, and the final reveal that Jessica isn’t actually affected and was just playing along is brilliantly paced. I’m glad Kilgrave died while Fisk lived, as unlike Fisk I don’t think he had any more stories to tell. Its a shame Luke leaves, especially after what Jessica said to him while he was unconscious. Hogarth’s redemption by defending Jessica is subtle, but touching, as she admits she was wrong the only way a character like her can. And the final scene of Jessica getting calls from people looking for a hero is a bittersweet way to end the season.
This show is a lot more sexual than any other entry in the MCU so far, using its adult rating for that more so than the violence and gore that Daredevil used. I’m not sure it always is necessary, but its rarely gratuitous and there is no nudity, so its not a bad choice I suppose, just curious. The title sequence has great visuals, but I’m not as keen on the music, as least not at first. It grows on you, but when it steps up towards the end I don’t enjoy it as much. I do enjoy the more subdued version used for the end credits however. Krysten Ritter is great in the lead role, showing her variety as an actor when we see her as Jessica acting or impersonating others as part of her work, but her true talent is in how well she crafts, in concert with the storywriters and directors, Jessica as a fully-developed and very damaged character: an alcoholic abuse survivor with a troubled history, emotional outbursts, apathy and superpowers. Its a tour de force to see her work in the role. Jessica’s narration is also a unique feature, and I do feel it was necessary for the series, giving us a look into the deeper pschye of a character who is otherwise outwardly quiet and stoic. My only criticism is the character is missing her signature f-bombs, which wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t for their obvious replacements with words like goddamn, most notably in a line at the start of episode 2. However this form of curse substitution is not unique to Jessica. Luke Cage is also a great character, and his introduction as he charms Jessica into bed is fantastic, as are the reveals that come about later on. He’s very moral, with clear lines of what he will and won’t do, which I also like. I didn’t like him leaving at the end, but that’s because as a fan of the comics I want him and Jessica together. Malcolm is a great character, and I’ve been a fan of Eka Darville since seeing him on Power Rangers several years ago. He portrays the drugged-up version of the character very well, and his reveal and subsequent rehabilitation brings a whole new dimension to him, and I love his role as part of the support group. His finding himself while talking to Claire in the finale is one of my favourite scenes, as is him answering the phone at the end, offering help. Hogarth is played brilliantly by Carrie-Anne Moss, and is a much more complex character than she initially appears. I do think the affair storyline came to a head rather quickly, as it was only the second episode before Pam told her that her wife had found out, and the fourth before Hogarth and Pam were openly dating. That whole subplot was pretty much contained to the three of them until the final few episodes however, so despite having some great moments its seems superfluous, as evidenced by how quickly it is discarded after it intersects with Kilgrave. Trish is a character that I grew to like originally, rather than liking immediately. I think her turning point comes when she calls out Kilgrave on the radio to defend Hope in episode 3, but even after that despite trying to help capture Kilgrave, and obviously being concerned about Jessica, she just isn’t as engaging as the other cast members. Its not the actor’s fault though - it just seems like most of the time the showrunners don’t seem to know what to do with her. However her story in the final five or so episodes makes up for it, as she comes to support Jessica over and over, and begins to look into the origins of Jessica’s powers. Simpson is bizarre. He appears as a cop, and a concerned one as well once free of Kilgrave, but once he learns about Kilgrave he’s more than willing to bend and then break rules if needs be. He is too impulsive and vengeful, and it makes me wonder how he ever got to be a police sergeant. However his use of the pills was great to see, giving an interesting spin on a classic comic character, and a decent secondary antagonist. Ruben and Robyn felt unnecessary, and just seemed there to fill screentime, although Robyn does have some touching moments with Malcolm especially in later episodes, despite her obnoxiousness. Kilgrave himself however is sublime. Unlike Fisk he has no redeeming qualities, and is a despicable, callous, terrifying villain who we want to see get his comeuppance. Of course the experiments in his childhood are traumatic, but Its a testament to both David Tennant’s (and Krysten Ritter’s to an extent) phenomenal acting talent, the script and direction, and the way he is built up and shown even when not appearing on screen that he comes across as well as he does rather than feeling cliche or forced. A brilliant villain and easily the best one in the MCU, if not a contender for one of the best realised antagonists in fiction.
It took a bit longer this week. My pace slowed a bit due to not being able to watch these shows around my children, and I had to take a bit of a break in the middle with some Brooklyn Nine Nine to laugh as this stuff can be grim. If I was doing a true episode by episode chronological order I’d have had some episodes of Agents of SHIELD to break up the tension, but not this time. However for the rest of this week its back to Season Two of Agents of SHIELD, followed by more Netflix stuff next week with Daredevil Season Two and Luke Cage Season One. As usual I’d love to discuss your views on all this below if you want.
2018.10.08 14:27 Anonymous_1-2-3-4-5MCU Netflix Behind the Scenes Facts *Wanted to do this for fun* Day 27: The Defenders
So i'm going to go on IMDB and look at each MCU movies behind the scenes facts and POST THE MOST INTERESTING ONES here, I will post each movie a day instead of what I did before where I did 10 posts, I will start with the first Iron Man and each day will be the next MCU movie after it, ending with Guardians 3, I will also do the Netflix Shows, Agents of Shield and Agent Carter
1. Matt Murdock plays The Defenders' theme song on the piano in episode six, The Defenders: Ashes, Ashes (2017). 2. In this series, the founding members of the Defenders are Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. In the comics, the Defenders were formed by The Incredible Hulk, Doctor Strange, Silver Surfer, and Namor the Sub-Mariner. 3. In the first few episodes, the production uses colored light to great effect to separate out each individual Defender story. Each scene involving Daredevil has a hint of red. Jessica Jones is lit with purple. Iron Fist with green and Luke Cage is lit in shades of yellow. As the series progresses and the Defenders become aligned, the four colors eventually turn into more neutral whites and blues. 4. In the Marvel Comics, the Defenders have a constantly shifting roster. As of 2016, the Marvel Comic Universe has eighteen characters who have appeared in the Defenders:
Dr. Strange and the Incredible Hulk (who have their own films) Captain America (who has his own series) Yondu, Drax the Destroyer, and Howard the Duck (from Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)) Scarlet Witch and the Vision (from Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)) Hank Pym and Scott Lang (Ant-Man) and Janet van Dyne (Wasp) (from Ant-Man (2015)) Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist (who all have their own series) Patsy Walker (Hellcat) (in Jessica Jones (2015)) Valkyrie (from Thor: Ragnarok (2017)) Spider-Man (from Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)) Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel) (from Captain Marvel (2019)).
5. The last shot of Danny Rand features him crouched on a rooftop overlooking the city, apparently fulfilling Daredevil's request to keep his city safe. In the comics, Danny became Daredevil to help fool the world after Matt's secret identity was outed. 6. The budding friendship between Luke Cage and Danny Rand is a reference to the Heroes for Hire, a small business started by the two in the comics. Both actors have stated their desire to make a Heroes for Hire series. 7. One of the trailers shows black and white security camera footage of the four defenders in an elevator with a time stamp in the top right corner. The time reads, "8:18", in hours and minutes. This is a reference to the release date of August 18th. 8. Sigourney Weaver was announced to join the series on her 67th birthday. Her character's name is Alexandra, which happens to be her middle name in real-life. 9. As of this series, Captain America and Iron Man are the only Avengers referred to by name (Captain America in Daredevil (2015) Season One, Tony Stark in Season One of Luke Cage (2016)). All other references were rather subtle such as "an iron suit, or a magic hammer" said by Wesley in Daredevil, and "The big green dude and his crew" by both Luke and Jessica in Jessica Jones (2015). 10. The names of The Defenders' stars appear based on the release date of their respective character's solo series. The order is as follows. Daredevil played by Charlie Cox, Jessica Jones played by Krysten Ritter, Luke Cage played by Mike Colter, and Iron Fist played by Finn Jones. 11. Throughout the series Danny Rand/Iron Fist (Finn Jones) Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) all wear the colors of their respective character. Iron Fist wears something of green clothing, Daredevil wears something red, and Luke Cage wears something with yellow in it. 12. Contains the largest amount of series regulars out of any of the Marvel Netflix series. All previous shows have had thirteen episode seasons while the Defenders is the shortest at eight episodes. This was the case as production had to begin on the second seasons of Jessica Jones (2015) and Luke Cage (2016). 13. This crossover mini-series was pitched to Netflix at the same time as the series that lead up to it, Daredevil (2015), Jessica Jones (2015), Luke Cage (2016), and Iron Fist (2017). 14. Sigourney Weaver was earlier going play a comic book supervillain; when Director Bryan Singer was involved in the early stages of X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), he had written the role of the main antagonist, Emma Frost, with Weaver in mind. Weaver's character Alexandra has a penchant for wearing all white, very similarly to Emma Frost. 15. Misty loses her hand and gets a bionic one later on, just like in the comics. She also teams up with Colleen to keep fighting crime in the comics storyline. 16. Alexandra (Sigourney Weaver), Madame Gao (Wai Ching Ho), Sowande (Babs Olusanmokun), Murakami (Yutaka Takeuchi), and Bakuto (Ramon Rodriguez) are the "Five fingers of The Hand". Madame Gao first appeared in Daredevil (2015) and Bakuto first appeared in Iron Fist (2017).
2018.04.04 22:15 Avenged7fo(3x17 mild spoilers) Because of that meta-crossover yesterday, imagine the laughs if the Marvel Netflix leads appear as extras in LOT
not gonna happen since this is logistically impossible but imagine the level of meta if ever Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Finn Jones, and Jon Bernthal cameo'd on Legends as extras that mildly resemble their Marvel Netflix characters. Like have the Legends go to a Catholic church and show Charlie Cox while wearing his shades, praying in the background. Have Mick get drunk at some bar, bumps into a lady (Krysten), the lady turns around and yells "watch it!" Have the Legends have a mission in Harlem and have Mike be a bystander that sees Nate steel up. Nate deflects the bullets and Mike goes like "hm. bulletproof, i wish i could do that". Have Sara infiltrate a business building and have her get caught by Finn Jones. Finn Jones tries to put up a fight and gets taken down immediately. Sara says something like "a businessman who can fight. dated a guy like that once" Have Nate talk about a famous soldier back in the past. While Nate's voiceover is going on, Jon Bernthal plays a non-speaking role of that soldier.
2018.03.02 19:17 ArmstrongsUniball/r/S01E01's Weekly Watch: Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23
The winner of this weeks poll vote goes to Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 as nominated by pawspawsmeow Please use this thread to discuss all things Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 and be sure to spoiler mark anything that might be considered a spoiler. If you like what you see, please check out / (THERE DOESN'T SEEM TO BE A SUBREDDIT) A dedicated livestream will no longer be posted as, unfortunately, the effort involved didn't warrant the traffic it received. However, if there is demand for it to return then we will consider it at a later date. IMDb: 7.3/10 TV.com: 8/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 83% June's (Dreama Walker) plans of moving to Manhattan for her dream job and perfect apartment are ruined when the company that hired her goes bust. Broke and homeless, her luck turns around when she finds a job at a coffee shop and a roommate, Chloe (Krysten Ritter). The girls get off to a rough start when Chloe tries to take advantage of June's Midwestern naivete, but June handles herself well and earns a place in Chloe's circle of friends. James Van Der Beek also stars as himself. S01E01: Pilot Air date: 11th. Apr. 2012 What did you think of the episode? Had you seen the show beforehand? Will you keep watching? Why/ why not? Those of you who has seen the show before, which episode would you recommend to those unsure if they will continue? Voting for the next S01E01 will open Monday so don't forget to come along and make your suggestion count. Maybe next week we will be watching your S01E01
2017.12.13 16:14 b_b_b_breakfastJessica Jones (MCU) vs Jane (Breaking Bad) vs Chloe (The B---- in Apartment 23)
Round 1: They all go out and treat each other to their usual parties. Which girl is most despised by the others by the end? Round 2: They all go on a triple date with Luke Cage, Jesse Pinkman, and James Van Der Beek. Which of the guys change their minds about the Krysten Ritter they're dating?
“Seussical the Musical”: 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Rhynsburger Theatre. University of Missouri Summer Rep performers present this fun-filled musical based on the works of children’s literature great Dr. Seuss. The show continues July 19-23. $10 to $15. theatre.missouri.edu.
Morning Movies: Summer Series – Storks Monday-Friday, 10 AM at Forum 8 Theater. Those belonging to our Frequent Moviegoer Rewards (FMG) will be able to see any movie in the series free-of-charge when they present their FMG card at the box office. Each member will get up to 6 free admissions with their FMG card per show. Non-members will be charged $1.00 per ticket. Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby.
Family Magic Night Friday 5:30 PM at Christian Fellowship Auditorium, 4600 Christian Fellowship Rd. Magician Joel Meyers has been seen on America’s Got Talent and Penn & Teller. You don’t want to miss this amazing show! Food trucks will be available at 5:30pm. Magic show begins at 7:00pm. Priority seating tickets only sold online. General admission tickets ($20) sold online or at Tiger Pediatrics locations: 303 Keene Ste 404 or 200 Southampton Dr.
Fun Family Fishing Night Friday 6-8 PM at Jefferson Farm & Garden. Enjoy an evening of fun and relaxation at Jefferson Farm and Garden. Bring your family and friends to fish in the seven-acre stocked fishing pond. Cost is $5 per person (children 4 years and younger free) and includes the rental of a fishing pole, bait, one s’more and one drink. Fishing is catch and release only and a fishing license is not required. Please register by calling Amy Dooley at (573) 239-6134 or [email protected].
Movies in the Park: Moana Friday 8:45 PM at Cosmo Park. Free admission courtesy Missouri Care, presented by Columbia Parks and Recreation. Bring a blanket and enjoy a movie on the large, inflatable screen under the stars! Concessions and food trucks available. No rain dates.
Mighty Max Youth Triathlon Saturday 7 AM at Wilsons Beach and Tennis Club. Swim, bike, and run – 6 and under, 7-8, 9-10, and 11-14 each have separate distances.
Boone County Farmers Market Saturday 8-12 PM at the Columbia Mall. When in Season, the following products expected at the market include: Flowering Plants, Vegetable Plants, hanging baskets, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, onions, beets, radishes, spinach, lettuce, apples, peaches, berries, cucumbers, zucchini, meats, jams, jellies, soaps, baked goods, kettle corn, watermelon, cantaloupe, pumpkins, gourds, winter squash, etc.
Columbia Farmers Market Saturday 8-12 PM in the ARC Parking Lot. Fresh vegetables & fruit, meat, farm fresh eggs, cheeses, honey, cut flowers, plants, artisan items & more. As a producer-only market, everything sold here is offered by the farmers and artisans who help sustain our region. SNAP (food stamps) accepted at all markets. Live music every Saturday! Rain or Shine.
Water Festival Saturday 9-12 PM at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. Have fun with water and learn about streams and animals that live in streams through activities designed for children and families. Staff with several agencies will provide displays or activities including: catching aquatic animals in the stream, using an interactive stream model, finding what watershed you live in, learning about fish and pollution in rivers, and exploring Connor’s Cave. From 10:30 a.m. to noon, participate in a guided hike of about 3/4 mile to Gans Creek for more water fun and use of nets to catch aquatic animals. Free. Recommended for ages 4 years and up. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Registration is not necessary.
Butterfly Festival – Pollinator Café 10-4 PM Saturday and 12-4 PM Sunday at Jefferson Farm & Garden. Come and celebrate the opening of the Native Butterfly House at Jefferson Farm and Garden, one of only two native butterfly houses in the state of Missouri. Free tours will engage all ages and will highlight the important role that butterflies play in our ecosystem and how visitors can attract and support butterflies in their home gardens. A variety of fun activities will be offered each weekend for kids to participate in. Event is free but some activities will have a small fee to participate.
Meet the Author: Dr. Bill Young Saturday 10:30 AM at Boone County Historical Society. Wilkinson was the white owner and founder of the famed Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro Leagues. Dr. Young will discuss Wilkinson's impact on the game, race relations and the Kansas City's team's place in history. Admission is free and there will be Harold’s Doughnuts.
Connor’s Cave Tours Saturday-Sunday 1-3:45 PM at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. During “Weekends on the Boardwalk,” you can enjoy a free guided tour of Connor’s Cave using park lights and helmets. Walk the Devil’s Icebox Trail on your own until you reach Devil’s Icebox where the park staff and volunteers will assist you. Learn about caves, bats and pink planarian. Each tour lasts about 20 minutes. Expect to get your feet wet. Tours will be offered every Saturday and Sunday afternoon except when weather is inclement or naturalists are not available. Reservations are not required. You may arrive anytime between 1 and 3:45 PM. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Please no pets.
Collector’s Series Wine Release Party and Art Show Saturday 2-6 PM at Les Bourgeois Tasting Room. Be among the first to sample and purchase the latest release of our Collector’s Series wines. Guests will be treated to tastings of the new vintages by our winemakers, a selection of appetizers by our Chef and live music. In addition, the winning artists featured on the labels will have collections of their artwork for show and sale.
Orr Street Farmers and Artisans Market Sunday 9-1 PM at Wabash Station Parking Lot. Produce, art, jewelry, crafts, music by Austin Jones and the Bootheel Boys, and Ozark Mountain Biscuit Food Truck.
The Process of Healing: Through June 30 at the University of Missouri Museum of Art and Archaeology, 115 Business Loop 70W. Artist Bill Chlanda’s photo essay explores the ways and means of healing from childhood abuse. maa.missouri.edu.
Evolution of Perspective: Through July 16 at Orr Street Studios, 106 Orr St. Featuring works by Sara McCahon and Ashley Meyer. orrstreetstudios.com.
Collections Show: Thursday through Aug. 1 in the Sidney Larson Gallery inside Brown Hall.
Summer Exhibit: Through July 29 at Sager Braudis Gallery, 1025 E. Walnut. Exhibiting artists are Rebecca Crowell, Jessica Keiser, Carrie Shryock, Joel Sager and Kensuke Yamada. sagerbraudisgallery.com.
In the Studio:: Through July 30 at Montminy Art Gallery, inside Boone County Historical Society, 3801 Ponderosa St. Nine artists in Access Arts’ residency program showcase their work across various mediums. boonehistory.org.
The Romance of Ruins: through Aug. 13 at the University of Missouri Museum of Art and Archaeology, 115 Business Loop 70 W. This exhibit looks to ruins of the ancient world for inspiration, showing how “romantic decay” was a muse for artists working in the 18th through 20th centuries.
Eclipsed: Through Aug. 23 at Columbia Art League, 207 S. Ninth St. With a historic eclipse set for August, the CAL summer members’ show is oriented around light and dark. columbiaartleague.org.
Mike Seat: Through August at Talking Horse Theatre, 210 St. James St. The stalwart Columbia artist’s oil paintings will be on display.
Courtiers, Courtesans and Crones: Women in Japanese Prints: Through Oct. 29 at the MU Museum of Art and Archaeology. Using woodblock prints, this exhibit examines the narrow ways in which women were conceived by male Japanese artists. maa.missouri.edu.
Nothing this week Sports Fans!
Grady Philip Drugg, Paddlefish, Sweet Milk 8 p.m. at Café Berlin; $5.
Tales and Scales 6:30 PM at Daniel Boone Regional Library.
Leighton Roden 7 to 10 p.m. at Murry’s.
Hot Summer Nights: Let’s Build An Orchestra 6:30 p.m. at Missouri Theatre; free.
Richard Parker, Clockwork Eclectic, Integrow, The Monte Carlos 8 p.m. at Rose Music Hall; $5.
Columbia Jazz Jam 8 p.m. at Café Berlin; free.
Tom Andes 7 to 10 p.m. at Murry’s.
Norm Ruebling Band 6 PM at The Roof.
The Steel Woods, Schuyler Prenger and the Dirt Road Junkies, Southern Avenue 7 p.m. at Rose Music Hall; $5.
Lisa Rose Quartet 7 to 9 p.m. at The Vault.
Artie’s Univibe 6:30 p.m. at Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen.
Hot Summer Nights: Rock On 7:30 p.m. at Missouri Theatre; $14 to $34.
King of the Roots 8:30 p.m. at The Blue Note; $5.
My Twins, Conman Economy, Between Elsewhere, The Radio Buzzkills 9 p.m. at Rose Music Hall; $5.
Artie’s Univibe 6:30 p.m. at Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen.
The Onetwentyones 9 p.m. at Midway Lounge; $3.
C-Rock City 4 PM at Les Bourgeois A-Frame.
Hot Summer Nights: Orchestral Fireworks 7:30 p.m. at Missouri Theatre; $13 to $32.
Tim Pilcher and Monica Lord, Lake Mary, The Moody Pinks 8 p.m. at Café Berlin; $5.
Nevalra, Degrave, Dead Medusa, Devourist 9 p.m. at Rose Music Hall; $5.
Indyground 8 p.m. at The Blue Note; free.
Syncopation with DJs KEVO and GeeCee 10 PM at The Industry.
Norm Jolly 6:30 p.m. at Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen.
Tom Andes 9 p.m. at Murry’s.
Ironweed, Swampweed 7 p.m. at Shelter Gardens; free.
The Kansas City Street Band 3 p.m. at Rose Music Hall; $7.
Lawn Chair Concert Series: J. Monet 4 PM at Douglass Park; free.
Summer Garden Series: Ironweed Bluegrass Band & Swampweed Cajun Dancehall Band 7 PM at Shelter Gardens; free.
MOVIE GUIDE 47 METERS DOWN - Two sisters vacationing in Mexico become trapped in a shark cage on the ocean floor. As their oxygen starts to run out and with great white sharks circling them, the sisters must find a way to get to the surface alive. BEATRIZ AT DINNER - Salma Hayek stars as Beatriz, a kind-hearted and fiercely principled spiritual healer from a small Mexican town who now has clients all throughout Los Angeles County. Late one day, Beatriz finds herself stranded at the home of Cathy (Connie Britton), a wealthy and adoring regular. Cathy invites Beatriz to stay for dinner with her husband's business associates. Soon Beatriz is conversing with Doug (John Lithgow), an equally determined real estate tycoon with his own set of principles. Sparks fly in this engrossing, witty film from Miguel Arteta and Mike White (Chuck & Buck). THE BEGUILED - Directed by Sofia Coppola (The Virgin Suicides), this exhilarating, atmospheric thriller takes place near the end of the Civil War. Cpl. John McBurney (Colin Farrell), a wounded Union soldier, finds himself stranded In rural Virginia. Before he bleeds out, he is rescued by a young student (Oona Laurence) of the Miss Martha Farnsworth Seminary for Young Ladies. Nicole Kidman stars as Miss Martha, the headmistress of this isolated, all-girls boarding school. Rather than report John to the authorities, Martha decides to nurse him back to health. The first man this house has seen in ages, John quickly fetches the attention of the seminary's seven residents, including the schoolteacher (Kirsten Dunst), a student (Elle Fanning) and Miss Martha herself. THE BIG SICK - A Pakistani-American standup comedian (Kumail Nanjiani) falls for an American woman (Zoe Kazan), despite the fact that his family wants him to consent to an arranged marriage with someone from his own culture. CARS 3 - To get back in the game, Lightning McQueen will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plan to win, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, and a few unexpected turns. DESPICABLE ME 3 - Gru and his wife Lucy must stop former child star Balthazar Bratt from achieving world domination. FUNERAL PARADE OF ROSES - Toshio Matsumoto's staggering 1969 masterpiece transports us to the queer bars of Tokyo, where a magnetic young dancer named Eddie (Peter, of Kurosawa's Ran) and reigning drag queen Leda (Osamu Ogasawara) compete for the affection of club owner Gonda (Yoshio Tsuchiya, another Kurosawa regular). Eddie and Leda's riveting rivalry plays out like a sideways take on a famous Greek myth. As it dives into this story, Funeral Parade of Roses offers an exhilarating example of the possibilities of cinema. Wildly floating between fiction, documentary and the avant-garde, this one-of-a-kind Japanese New Wave title ― a major influence for Stanley Kubrick on A Clockwork Orange ― is just now appearing on North American shores, beautifully restored and ready to startle. [Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday only]. THE HERO - The legendary Sam Elliott stars as Lee Hayden, an aging Western movie star with a gorgeous voice. It's been decades since Hayden starred in a great movie. Now he relives his past alongside his friend and former co-star (Nick Offerman). As he confronts mortality, Hayden finds himself striking up a relationship with a stand-up comic (Laura Prepon) and attempting to form a bond with his daughter (Krysten Ritter). The Hero was written specifically for Elliott by writer-director Brett Haley (I'll See You in My Dreams). THE HOUSE - A dad convinces his friends to start an illegal casino in his basement after he and his wife spend their daughter's college fund. MEGAN LEAVEY - MEGAN LEAVEY is based on the true life story of a young marine corporal (Kate Mara) whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. THE MUMMY - A battle in the Middle East accidentally unearths Ahmanet, a betrayed Egyptian princess who was entombed under the desert. Now, a soldier of fortune must stop the resurrected monster as she embarks on a furious rampage through London. PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES - Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea…including him. SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING - A young Peter ParkeSpider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES - A colonel leads his troops in a deadly battle against Caesar and his army of intelligent apes. WISH UPON - A social outcast at school, Clare Shannon (Joey King) is delighted when she receives an unusual music box that she discovers will grant her seven wishes. Each wish seems to improve her life, but Clare soon realizes that these improvements come at a steep price. torn between wanting to to keep her ideal new existence and also wanting to save her friends and family, Clare is left with an impossible decision. WONDER WOMAN - An Amazon princess (Gal Gadot) finds her idyllic life on an island occupied only by female warriors interrupted when a pilot (Chris Pine) crash-lands nearby. After rescuing him, she learns that World War I is engulfing the planet, and vows to use her superpowers to restore peace.
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2017.06.19 05:07 sadsexlessgirlNew here, never thought I'd post. [28F]
I love my husband, and I love my marriage. They are both probably the best things that have ever happened to me. I love my 6-month-old daughter and the idea of having more kids with the man I love is very exciting to me. Unfortunately, just having her was an ordeal, to say the least. When we first started dating, we had sex pretty frequently. My ex was a sex fiend and I sort of considered multiple times a day the norm. When I met my now-husband and we began our sexual relationship, it was the perfect number, like 3-4 times a week. He's just my type and I find him incredibly sexy, both physically and personality-wise. We are both strongly attracted to thin people. We are both strongly attracted to intelligent people. On paper it works so well. We've been intimate very few times (maybe 7 or 8, including when we were TTC) in the last year. I don't believes he thinks about sex very much; he is absolutely the opposite of the stereotypical "man who thinks about sex and wants it constantly". I've tried not saying or initiating anything for months, and he doesn't seem to notice. He is successful and well-respected at work (he just got a new job that I was hoping would rekindle his drive and desire after months of stress at his old one), an avid gamer, and he meshes seamlessly and beautifully with my family. Emotionally, this relationship doesn't want for anything; I stay home and take care of the baby (I work two days a week with her on my hip), and he makes me feel appreciated and valued for everything, whether it's getting up at night with her or picking up formula. He gives me money to spend on my hobbies, and he encourages me to spend time on them and pursuing other (platonic) relationships. I also know that he enjoys showing me off. I had a baby 6 months ago and I'm still trying to shake off the last sticky 10 pounds, but I'm an attractive woman (maybe not conventionally, but in a quirky indie-movie way? I kind of resemble Krysten Ritter with blue eyes.) I spend a lot of time on my hair and makeup, and I hit the gym 4-5 times a week because looking good and not being complacent are important to me. EVERY time I'm at the gas station someone tries to get my number. Today when I was on the elliptical, every time I looked up one of the muscly weightlifters was making eyes at me and smiling. Clearly, I'm not so out-of-shape and disgusting that bodybuilders aren't flirting with me from across the gym. When we go out and I dress up in something short or slinky, I know that my husband gets off a little on the way other men look at us and feel jealous. I like this, too... and yet I can't help but feel like a little bit of a troglodyte when it's just us alone. I don't think it's that he doesn't see me as a sexual being, I think it might be that he doesn't see himself as a sexual being? It's very strange. The sex tapered off pretty gradually over the years; he was in his mid-twenties when we started dating and I was in my early twenties. Now I'm in my late twenties and he's in his early thirties, but shouldn't we be in our sexual prime? I'm carrying an extra ten pounds, but I'm taller than average, so it's not like it looks horrible. Most people admit that I don't look any different to them, or compliment my figure (I was reed-thin before pregnancy, and I'm a little curvier now, with a relatively flat stomach.) I've worked super hard to get back in shape, and I'm continuing to work hard. I've also been developing other skills while being a mother; not a single moment gets wasted during the day. I feel like one of the things that attracted my husband to me initially was the fact that I'm fairly well-rounded and have a few developed "skills". I'm a musician; I've played an instrument since I was a small child, and I'm accomplished at it now. I speak a foreign language fluently just because I decided I wanted to learn how. I keep our social life and appointments organized and in order, and a decently clean house (Laundry and dishes get done every day, and deeper cleans once or twice a week. It's not perfect but it's better than most of our friends' houses.) I think I'm a good mother, in that I spend a lot of time with our daughter, I'm attentive to her needs, and I go "above and beyond" with her in little ways. I wrote another two verses to "Puff the Magic Dragon" so it would have a happy ending. I sing to her constantly. That child does not sit in a dirty diaper for more than about a minute before I'm Rescue Mommy and get her all cleaned up. We walk, and explore, and play. And at night, I go workout. I come home and drink while my husband games because I'm so fucking lonely. I take four hour baths. I roleplay online to get away to a different world where I have some power, control and influence (and sex!). But I'm not getting any in the real world. When I had my baby I tore "down there." It's still causing some problems. It was almost like he was relieved when I told him about it. He was sympathetic about the pain I was in of course, but I felt like inwardly he was going "yay I don't have to have sex." He cites this as a reason he hasn't initiated but... really, it's fine as long as we're sufficiently lubed up. I've started to feel a little bit ashamed about wanting sex so much. I have dreams that are so vivid they wake me up with intense orgasms and I feel like a nasty slut or something. I know it's society's conditioning that teaches us that women aren't supposed to want sex more than their husbands, but it just feels shitty anyway. My husband prides himself on his self-control in other regards (he's very thin and a small eater) so when I'm hungry and he's not, the last thing I want to do is eat something like a fat loser. The only time I get bold and cheeky enough to initiate sex and come on very strongly is when I've been drinking, but drinking is a turnoff for him (of course it is.) I'm sad, and tired, and feeling at a loss here. I don't know what to do. I'm working out and losing as much weight as I can, as quickly as I can. I don't even care about how unhealthy it is because it at least feels like actively trying to fix the problem. Every time it comes up (we DO communicate) there are words of regret and promising to do better, and then poof, like 3 months have gone by without any sex, just like that, so it's hard for me to see that as a viable solution anymore. Before, I poured a lot of my emotional energy into my best friend and our relationship, but she ghosted me in February. I'm still not over it. Needless to say this hasn't exactly made me feel any more loved or desirable. I've tried masturbating, but I am actually incapable of getting myself off manually (I've tried everything). The other day I went to a Pure Romance party and wanted to cry when the consultant kept talking about how to deal with the insatiable appetites of husbands. I think I'd actually murder someone to have that problem. I don't even know how to end this post. I guess I just needed a place to scream into a void.
2016.10.09 03:10 autotldrSigourney Weaver Added As ‘The Defenders’ Villain As Whole Cast On-Stage At NY Comic-Con
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The Oscar nominee was joined by the actual Defenders themselves Luke Cage, Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist at the end of the Main Stage panel for the latter March 17, 2017 debuting series. No details of Weaver's character nor a premiere date for The Defenders was announced but the NYC-based series is about to start filming in the next few weeks now that Iron First's first season wrapped this morning. The Weaver announcement also saw Mike Colter, Krysten Ritter, Charlie Cox and Finn Jones together for the first time in public. The quartet met up digitally earlier this week when Ritter crashed a Facebook Live session that her Jessica Jones Season 1 co-star was doing to promote the September 30 debuting Luke Cage. Cox and Jones, who Colter had never met at all before, also dropped in on the online chat to the great delight of fans watching. Luke Cage looks certain to get another season, especially after seemingly crashing the streaming service for a bit the day after its 13-episode first run launched - but nothing official has been said yet.
2016.04.25 17:03 RabidNinja64Why the final season of Banshee is letting me down.
SPOILERS AHEAD FOR THOSE WHO AREN'T UP TO DATE. Now, I LOVE this show, more-so than Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, all the AAA shows that we've come to know, love and becoming enthralled in (Game of Thrones still keeping strong!), and Banshee is no exception, but with the final season kicking off April, I can't help but feel a tad disappointed in the sequence thus far (3 Episodes in). Firstly, the fact that the show kicks off with Hood doing absolutely next to nothing to save Job over a course of 2 years, except becoming a Forest Hobo, with an almighty beard, I might add, doesn't seem like his character; The very first episode of Season 1, He tracked down Job just to find Carrie the instant he got out of prison, on the basis of Love. Job should be no different in a no-homo best-friend relation. I understand Hood's affliction with the aspect that their rescue raid in the previous season got Gordon killed, which affected Carrie dramatically, but she should've been his focus, considering he also lost Siobhan, there in the same boat, but nobody thought to add 2 and 2 together. Secondly, Although Rebecca's death was a good curveball for the season, the fact that they downplayed it to a Demonic cult seems.....rushed and not thought through. There was no essence of a cult whatsoever prior to the 2-year jump, or even before. (Quick thought: It was hinted previously when Rebecca nearly got Kidnapped, which wasn't touched upon as a cult til now) What would've made more sense is using the Neo-Nazi construct that has been a constant presence since the beginning and ending it with them. Instead, we get a horny "possessed" couple found on PlentyofFish that enjoys reruns of Silence of The Lambs, naked bodies and playing in their victims blood, using their hearts as Air Hockey pucks while blasting Kids by MGMT. Besides, Wasnt the final season meant to be played upon with Hood's identity being found out? Not playing Guess Who with Buffalo Bill? Along with the investigation, I also want to point out another annoying aspect: JESSICA FUCKING JONES. UNACCEPTABLE. (EDIT: She's actually Eliza Dushku and NOT Krysten Ritter, so any points made past this point are moot, but i like how it's worded, so it's being kept) She's already "Edgy" enough as it is in the weak-willed Daredevil adaptation but c'mon, keep that shit where it is, not have her investigative crime-fighting "skills" go cross-country. Though she plays 2 sides of a coin being a burnt out crack addict FBI agent, It's just....crap. It's the last season of 8 episodes, We don't need a new character that somehow pertains to the show's dark concept when the show is dark in itself with Proctor still looming his dark shadow over the town. As for Carrie/Anna, it was a welcome sight to see her essentially switch between the two characters prior to this, but, with the hidden gun rack (On a motherfucking tumbler set!), Her Anastasia counterpart is locked away and only in use on the night shift, not effectively making her a superhero, but moreover giving her a reason to NOT be bored in the rest of the time of her becoming a better mother....oh wait! Other than that, another 4 episodes, which, fingers crossed, pick up the essence of what Banshee used to be as a dark, gritty, action-packed and otherwise fun and humorous show, and not just give us a Hannibal-style ending.
2015.11.21 03:43 trpftwTRP, what is with this TV show "Jessica Jones"?
If you saw the first episode in this Netflix new TV show that's out tonight... uh... well I'm getting some really really really bad feminist vibes from this TV show.
Hot woman, alcohol problems, doesn't try to fix it, doesn't get second dates, sees a psychiatrist, sleeps around one-night-stands, but still she's a heroine and she's helping others.
men are always cheaters, she photographs them, but women always want to believe their man is loyal to them.
small-town hot girl is being hypnotized by a man, she tells her to repeat "It's not your fault... it's not your fault... repeat after me..." wtf. "he made me do horrible things." (like what?). "he had ruined my life, thanks for saving me."
cut-scene of perpetrator, hypnotizing main character woman, offering her a ring... telling her to smile... hypnotizing her? So horrible hypnotizing perpetrators give out rings now?
Am I just imagining things? Am I just assuming themes that don't exist? What the fuck is this shit? What did I waste my 40 minutes on? Why does this have 8.9 rating? P.S.: Krysten Ritter is hot! It's not my fault for watching! It's not my fault! I can't control myself!
2015.11.20 08:55 NicholasCajunJessica Jones - Series Premiere Discussion Thread [SPOILERS]
Premise: Following a tragic end to her brief superhero career, Jessica Jones tries to rebuild her life as a private investigator, dealing with cases involving people with remarkable abilities in New York City.
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2015.09.11 16:53 baldeaglecomics1048Jessica Jones - everything you need to know about the comic book character before the TV show premieres
This was originally posted on the Bald Eagle Comics blog After an incredible season of Marvel’s Daredevil, we’re pumped for the next collaboration between Marvel and Netflix: Jessica Jones. Although never considered in the upper echelon of popularity, Jessica Jones, played by Krysten Ritter on the show, has an extensive history involving almost every major player in the Marvel Universe. So extensive, in fact, that it would take hours if not days for you to catch up on her fourteen-year history (first appearance was in Alias #1 in November, 2001). Since you probably don’t have that kind of time, we figured it best to give you a quick run-down of Jessica’s past in anticipation for the show’s release on November 20. Jessica’s character is important in comic book history as it highlights the struggle to live a “normal” life as a superhero. Jessica’s first series, “Alias,” was published as R-rated (under Marvel’s MAX brand), allowing writer Brian Michael Bendis to explore the realism of humanity in a ways not possible in other comics. She is one of the very few main characters in both Marvel & DC Comics to become pregnant, suffer from PTSD, smoke cigarettes, and have an affair; her stories comprehensively detailing her experience with these and other real world issues. Powers & Abilities As the result of a car accident with a military convoy carrying radioactive chemicals, Jessica Campbell was put into a coma and awoke with strange, superhuman abilities. Flight was the first power Jessica discovered but she has never mastered the ability. Unless she’s emotionally charged or has been recently practicing, her flight patterns and speed are often erratic. It’s widely thought that Jessica could master this ability with practice, though many suspect she can never breach the speed of sound even with proper training. She chooses not to hone this ability because of airsickness. She also has superhuman strength, the limits of which have never been properly measured but she can hold her own against other super-strong heroes and villains, punch through solid metal, and throw large objects (cars, trucks, etc.) with little effort. Similar to most others with super strength, Jessica is extremely durable, proving immune to bullets, knives, electricity, explosions, and falls. She’s no where near invulnerable as many supers (both good and bad) have seriously injured her over the years, the prime example being severe injuries sustained after being punched by the Vision. If she is injured, her body heals extremely quickly. In addition to her superhuman powers, Jessica is an experienced detective, practiced journalist, and is skilled in hand-to-hand combat. Character History Before the accident that spawned Jessica’s powers, she was a classmate of Peter Parker at Midtown High School in New York. Her family was on their way to Disney World to use tickets gifted to Jessica’s father by his boss, Tony Stark, when their car was hit by a military convoy, immediately killing her family and exposing her to toxic chemicals. Jessica fell into a coma and woke up around the same time that the Fantastic Four encountered and defeated Galactus. After spending some time in an orphanage, Jessica was adopted by Mr. & Mrs. Jones, who thought it best to re-enroll her at Midtown. Jessica was ostracized by most of her classmates and bullied by Flash Thompson (yes, the same one that bullied our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man). Peter Parker tried befriending her but she mistook this as pity and ran away. This is when Jessica discovered she could fly…or fall as she crashed into the Hudson River before being saved by Thor. Like I said, her history involves some big names. After seeing Spider-Man take on Sandman, she decided she could use her powers for good, embracing the name Jewel. Soon after her first attempt at heroism, she was captured by Zebediah Killgrave -- the Purple Man -- Jessica’s primary adversary and the suspected main antagonist of the TV series. Killgrave kept her prisoner for eight months under pheromonic mind control. He sends her to attack Daredevil but Jessica accidentally attacked Scarlet Witch instead, whose reality-bending abilities ended Purple Man’s hold over Jessica. Shortly after, she was offered membership in the Avengers but she declined, opting to become an independent vigilante named Knightress. After a shortlived tenure as Knightress (during which she first met Luke Cage), Jessica decided to start a detective agency called Alias Investigations, focusing on super human activity. She suffers from Post traumatic stress disorder as a result of her capture by Purple Man but after Luke Cage hires her for an investigation, they start an intimate relationship, which helps her cope with her PTSD. After being accused of killing one of her clients, Jessica’s lawyer, Matt Murdock (Daredevil), absolves her before connecting her with his friend Carol Danvers (Ms. now Captain Marvel). Subsequent cases include protecting Captain America’s identity, assisting S.H.I.E.L.D., and involvement in the Kree-Skrull War (a subject that I doubt the Marvel Extended Universe will ever tackle…but a boy can dream). Disapproving of Jessica’s developing relationship with Luke Cage, Carol Danvers persuades Jessica to date Scott Lang (Ant-Man) instead (their first date is interrupted by a fierce battle between Doc Octopus and Spider-Man / Human Torch). Jessica’s involvement in the superhero community in “Alias” is extensive and if you’re interested, I highly recommend reading the entire run of the series. Jessica and Scott Lang’s relationship develops but she still sees Luke Cage occasionally and cannot decide which man she should settle down with. As supervillains always do, the Purple Man eventually returns. He tortures Jessica, convincing her that Scott is dead before telling her (forcefully through mind control) to kill the Avengers. It’s revealed, though, that Jean Gray (of X-Men fame) had provided Jessica with a psychic shield, allowing her to fight Killgrave’s control. Once freed, Jessica beats Killgrave to a pulp. She then reveals that she is pregnant with Luke Cage’s baby, breaking off her relationship with Scott (actually alive the entire time). Jessica decides to keep the baby and moves in with Luke to start “a new chapter.” Many of the Marvel Universe’s most important recent events occurred during the time that Jessica was pregnant. As a new writer for the Daily Bugle, Jessica outs the Green Goblin as Norman Osborn, resulting in his arrest and acting as the catalyst for many power shifts in the Marvel Universe. Nick Fury’s Secret War against Latveria leads to Jessica being kidnapped by Hydra (she escapes). Her pregnancy is twisted out of reality (Marvel writers are crazy sometimes) by a run-in with Kang the Conqueror but reality is restored at the end of the incident. Basically, Jessica became a symbol for empowering women, proving that she could still save the world while pregnant. Jessica gives birth to a baby girl and names her Danielle Cage. Shortly after, Jessica and Luke are married and the wedding is (of course) officiated by Stan Lee. All of this happened before 2006 but from the wedding until 2015, Jessica’s stories became more like most other heroes of the time, unfortunately losing some of the unique aspects that made her stand out. During Civil War, which permanently changed the landscape of Marvel comics, Jessica and Luke rebelled against the Superhuman Registration Act. After Luke compared the Act to slavery, Jessica took Danielle to safety in Canada while Luke joined Captain America’s Secret Avengers. When the war ended, Jessica returned to the U.S. and, despite Luke’s warnings of an impending alien invasion, she decided to register as a Superhuman. The Skrull Invasion results in Danielle being kidnapped but Luke rescues his daughter. This occurrence leads to Jessica re-donning her Jewel identity and eventually joining a Cage-led New Avengers. After various events that would take too many paragraphs to describe, Cage ends up as leader of the Mighty Avengers, which Jessica also joined before changing her superhero handle to Power Woman. Predictions for the Show Based on Jessica’s storied history, the Netflix Jessica Jones series can go in a few different directions. While it’s possible that the series will focus on her time as Jewel, it is far more likely that this storyline is short-lived, allowing the show to focus on Alias Investigations (as corroborated by the teaser trailer released shortly before this article was published). A show like this would be supremely interesting, combining the best parts of a procedural detective/cop show with the magic of the superhero world. This is also a prime opportunity for Marvel to drop some Easter eggs relating to Daredevil, the cinematic universe, and the other upcoming Netflix shows (dubbed the Defenders group). On top of a series regular role for Luke Cage (played by Mike Colter), I wouldn’t be surprised to see guest appearances by Daredevil / Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) or Kingpin / Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio). I would absolutely love an appearance by Captain America (Chris Evans), a subject of one of Jessica’s early cases in the comic, Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the hero that saves her after her first botched landing, or Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Jessica’s one-time love interest, but Marvel Studios' recent shake-ups make this unlikely. Regardless, the Jessica Jones series promises to be a must-see for comic book fans and non-readers alike.
When I had to convince Katie's character to wear a wire to snitch on her drug dealing dad because a molotov cocktail had been thrown through a window, I remember thinking, "What show am I on again?" But then we crossed back over and got back to more relationship stuff. Six head writers in six years will take you all over the map.
It's tough to remember back that far… but I think it was more a function of our writers being in such high demand that they were eventually wooed with offers their do create their own shows, or just a matter of someone coming into an already established show with a very specific voice and everyone realizing a few steps down the road that it just wasn't quite the right fit.
Hey there fellow Pisces! Craziest fan story… hmm… I remember a woman following me out of the grocery store, wiping dirt off my car, holding up her hand and saying "I will take this home to my children." That felt outside the realm of normal adult behavior to me...
HAHAHA! Right? I also remember driving and hearing screams, and it was because there was a Mom in a minivan full of girls chasing me through town. All the younger fan stories are sweet. It's the adults who get weird.
The director, Chris Marrs, got the job by pitching his vision to her, and that vision included me with a laser gun shooting unicorns who bled rainbows. I was in a period in my career where I stopped worrying about what people might think and just started saying yes to anything I hadn't done before that sounded like it might be fun.
My lawyer called me up, very nervous, and told me they were asking my permission to sign off on the scene. I'd worked with Ving (on a pilot that hadn't been picked up) previous to that, and so when I heard how Ving had referenced me, I laughed my ass off. I signed off immediately.
Not buried! As long as people are polite - and they usually are - I'm very happy to sign, take a pic, or just have a chat. When I'm with my kids I want to give them my full attention, and 99% of the time people totally get that. I know it's said all the time, but it's totally true - without fans, I don't get to do what I do. And I really do enjoy meeting people like you. It's part of the fun - getting an excuse to talk to people you won't otherwise get to meet. And Fergus was a sweet town. I have very pleasant memories of being there.
Dave Hemingson, who developed Apt 23 with Natch and produced, wrote and directed on it, came aboard FWBL to produce and write with Dana Klein. The other writers are all gainfully employed elsewhere. They were picked off pretty quickly after that ship went down ;)
Brett is a friend, someone I like to check in with because we always keep it real. He's unafraid to offend, which makes him a very important voice in American culture, love him or hate him. But in person, I've actually found he can be as friendly as he is sharp.
Thank you! That one was fun because it was a challenge, and it was completely supported by the writing. The more you broke those three characters down, the more sense they made… It was a tough shoot - very cold, and psychological demanding, but it did feel satisfying, in a way. We actors are weirdly masochistic like that, I guess.
The best thing about multi-cam in front of the audience is that the audience tells you what works and what doesn't. That keeps the comedy honest. Zoe Lister-Jones is a juggernaut. She's an All-Star. Can't say enough about her. And she's just as funny in real life as she is on the show, just without so much of the tough, crispy shell. She's actually quite sweet.
I appreciate hearing that. I still keep in touch with the cast and the writers of that show. I think it might have been a little to out there for the network we were on at the time. We joke around about doing a Christmas Special… the most demented Christmas special ever.
In college, the "Beek" seemed to be optional. My nickname there was "Van Der - and then any insult, name, adjective etc anyone felt like throwing at the end of it. So… pronounce it however you like. I pronounce it the American way.
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