I forgot what a stunningly brilliant episode of television "the grove" is
A friend on Facebook asked me to fill him in on the last six eps of The Walking Dead, as he is “too lazy to watch them on Netflix.” I proceeded to yell that he MUST watch “the grove,” then I proceeded to rewatch the grove.
I knew it was good, but I forgot just how good. Melissa McBride, you guys.
"There’s this issue you’re not allowed to discuss: that women are needy. Men can go for longer, more happily, without women. That’s the truth. We don’t, as little boys, play at being married - we try to avoid it for as long as possible. Meanwhile women are out there hunting for husbands."
“The problem with Josh is he has no sense of proportion. It’s like you shake hands with a hand buzzer, then he will pick your daughter up from school and not tell you. The sickest things were the small shit he used to do. I was always reading books on the set and he would tear the last few pages out of them! Also, at one point I was going through a really difficult time and I had this very sweet assistant who would write little supportive aphorisms on post-its and leave them in my dressing room, like: “I have the time and space to do everything that I need to do.” Little things like that. And Josh, who would apparently always go into my dressing room, would take those down and put things like, “There is no happiness. The reward is death.” “Will I ever work again?””—Bradley Whitford on Josh Malina (x)
sorry in advance - writing this on my phone so no read more link. I don’t know the code for that.
I was worried about watching this season of the vampire diaries. I was so angry at last season. There were no more stakes. No more consequences. Someone died, but don’t worry because they’ll be back full time by the end of the season.
I was so upset when Alaric was killed a few seasons back. I sobbed my way through that finale and subsequent ghost appearance in the premiere (“miss you too, buddy” still gets me). But I had mourned that character. And then…they brought him back full time . Just like they’ve brought other characters back full time. And I was thrilled and yet angry as hell. Don’t ruin my favorite character by bringing him back to a show that’s a shell of it’s former self. Don’t turn him into a shell of himself.
But now I’m watching last week’s premiere, and while it’s not great (“shut up, Elena” has been my mantra for seasons now), Alaric is still Alaric. Alaric is still the adult to bring those idiot teens back to reality. Alaric is still snarky and wonderful.
I really hope this will help bring the show back to what it once was. Even the end of this episode, he’s helping. Elena’s asking him about how HE feels. How he’s dealing with vampirism. She’s been so self centered these last few seasons, so it’s nice to see her at least in part ask about how someone else is doing. (Shocker, she immediately turns it back on herself)
Anyway I’m sick and feel terrible and am just rambling at this point but I’m just so happy to have Matt Davis back. I really hope he goes back to writing his tvd fanfic on twitter.