Guys, it's ok, this post isn't wedding related AT ALL. I swear. No, this post is aaaaaalllll about television so buckle your seatbelts. Or don't, because you probably don't need to. I don't speed.
When Parenthood ended I was devastated, like everybody else. After the finale ended I cried for over an hour. If you don't believe me you can ask Keith. I SOBBED. BUT. In addition to my devastation, I was really glad that the show ended before it had a chance to just get stupid and ridiculous like so many other shows out there. I feel like it saved some of the integrity of the show, and when I think about it I don't think, "Ugh, Parenthood. It was so good until so-and-so happened and blah blah blah."
BRB, gotta grab the tissues.
Today I'd like to tell you about all the shows I still watch but mostly only out of obligation. Every new episode I watch I'm like, "Geez this show is stupid and it really needs to end I HATE IT." So read at your own risk because there will probably be spoilers for Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, Revenge, and whatever else I feel like talking about.
I loved the first two seasons of Scandal. It was such a great show and whenever big bombshells were dropped (Mama and Papa Pope were both alive????) my mouth would fall open, I would audibly gasp, and then I'd scour the internet for any and all fan theories about what would happen next. I think I made it through the first two seasons in less than a week, and I ate popcorn and red wine for dinner multiple times just wishing I could be like Olivia Pope.
But now? I feel like Shonda Rhimes is just pushing an agenda, especially with the The Lawn Chair episode. And it also really bugs me that she's having the conservative Republican president basically be a horrible person who cheats on his wife and starts wars to save his mistress. Am I reading too much into it? I really don't think so. Also, Papa Pope's monologues are getting to be too much and Liv's outfits aren't impressing me anymore.
However, drunk and depressed Mellie may have been the best thing to happen to Scandal like, ever. Also, I still covet Liv's wine glasses though. OMG I just realized I can totally put them on my registry!!!! (Sorry for the accidental wedding talk.)
It would honestly shock me if there's anyone out there who still looks forward to this show. If you're out there, show yourself! In my opinion Grey's should have ended prior to the plane crash, and Mark and Lexie never should have died. They should have finally figured their sh*t out and lived happily ever after like they deserved. Maybe I still get choked up about that, I'll never tell. Maybe I'm choked up just typing this.
I'm so sick of all the Meredith/Derek drama, Seriously, Meredith is a whiny little baby and I know she says she's all "dark and twisty" but at some point you just have to overcome it, MER. Especially if you're planning on raising two babies. Stop with the drama and just live happily ever after with McDreamy and your babies, and stop whining.
And Alex and Jo, can you please just get married already???
And everybody else can just leave, except for Amelia because I love her hair more than anything else on the show.
I'M EXHAUSTED TOO, MEREDITH, BECAUSE YOU SUCK.
Now, I've never been a fan of soap operas (except for a 3 month period in high school when I was obsessed with General Hospital), but Revenge seems more ridiculous than all soap operas (english and spanish combined), and I only watch it now out of habit. I started watching this show right after I finished with Scandal, and my feelings about it are really similar: it sucks. BUT, my mind was totally blown the other day when I found out that Charlotte is the same person who played young Jennifer Garner in 13 Going on 30, but other than that I just hate it. It's too convenient that Nolan can do basically anything with his magic computer, and did you know he's over 40 and he was the guy in Josie and the Pussycats???
ANYWAY, David Clark might just be the worst character ever (his raspy strained voice sounds like nails on a chalkboard) and I feel lno connection to him whatsoever and if he died (for real, not a fake death like before), I wouldn't be sad. Emily/Amanda's non existent top lip really bothers me, and Victoria's man hands distract me from the "plot" ALL THE TIME. And Victoria, enough with the bandage dresses.
Ok, now you all know how petty, shallow, and catty I can be, so tell me if you agree with anything. OR tell me if there are any shows I didn't mention that I should have. OR tell me if there are any shows that don't suck that I should watch because I'm always open to suggestions.
Honorable mentions:Gotham, because Ben Mackenzie is trying too hard and most of the characters are really annoying; The Big Bang Theory because even though it still cracks me up it's really just recycled material; Once Upon a Time, which I'm not invested enough to write about but I don't enjoy it anymore; and Nashville just because I miss Juliette Barnes from the first few seasons.