at 5:29PM on Mar 9
blaqfury and Karen, I always assumed Papa Pope had seen some ISH. It sucks to think about, but he was way too involved with the sex tape between Olivia and Jake last season so yeah. He is def the man who knows too much about his daughter’s sex life.
at 5:27PM on Mar 9
Sabrina– the boyfriend key was a great quote! #TeamJake #AllDayEveryDay
nicole, what IS it about Huck?! He is so damn adorable with his crazy ass! I really love him.
at 5:26PM on Mar 9
MeshaJ, ‘then she needs to die’– LOL! Y’all really want Quinn to die?!?! OMG…
at 5:24PM on Mar 9
Whit, I agree with your points on Mer and Derek- overall they are def the more realistic couple. And we got to watch a real progression between the two of them.
at 4:14PM on Mar 9
sfmom, I miss you guys too and I totally agree with you about the skit. Kinda felt like they were making fun of me… and all of my friends, lmao. But I’m sure the ‘Game of Thrones’ fans have felt the same way.
The Lena Dunham situation. WELL, I finally watched something of hers the other night. I’ve never seen ‘Girls’ but her movie ‘Tiny Furniture’ is on Netflix and I loved it AND hated it sooo much. I have never felt that way about a movie, lol! It was really funny, but her voice and her… i don’t know… something… just irked the hell outta me. I’ve always heard people say this about her but I’m only just now getting it.
at 4:09PM on Mar 9
blaqfury, ‘Harrison’s gladiator mode furrowed brow’– LMAO. Yes!
at 4:54PM on Mar 7
randomdreamer01, it’s so interesting how much new movies are dependent on the love triangle theme. You can see it especially in The Hunger Games where romance isn’t even in the forefront, but they HAVE to out it out there, you have to be Team Peeta or Team Gale, ya know? This isn’t new, but there is a heavier fixation on the trend. Makes marketing easier, I’m sure.
You HAVE to see the BMJ finale! It works so well with this discussion! That scene where she rejects the ring? Yes, loved. That’s when I was like, “Okay, this is going some place different.” Be sure and tweet me when you see it.
at 3:36PM on Mar 7
randomdreamer01, I love this. Seriously. Everywhere in media and art there is a romanticization of the difficult, impossible love. There are many people who have labeled Olitz as an emotionally abusive relationship and I see how that interpretation makes perfect sense. We privilege passionate relationships over healthy, functioning relationships all of the time. I think JGL’s movie ‘Don Jon’ did a great job of addressing this– where romantic dramas are like porn for many women. We love to watch it unfold and we think this is how relationships should be in real life, but these expectations are dangerous.
I think you’re right about Grey’s and Scandal, but I also thought of a new show I fell in love with ‘Being Mary Jane’– Gab Union plays a character who starts out as a mistress, technically. But like Olivia she’s “so much more”. So it’s interesting to think about why we, as a society, love this idea of a mistress for whom the “wife” title is within reach. That is to say, both Mary Jane and Olivia were proposed to by married men (I know Fitz never officially proposed, but the Vermont thing, the many bold statements he’s made about leaving Mellie, etc.) and there’s something the viewing public loves about this!
When the season finale of ‘Being Mary Jane’ went down last week I had to admit that the show IS a better show than Scandal. Olivia Pope could be a much more interesting character if– like you point out– she had some problem OTHER than Fitz. She really doesn’t right now! Even her family problems all lead back to Fitz! But Mary Jane was brilliantly written– she dealt with conflicts all over the place. Work stuff, family stuff, friend stuff and all of it was VERY unique to each situation– none of it ever lead back to this man she was in love with. Based on your critique of Scandal, I think you’d love the show.
at 1:20PM on Mar 7
randomdreamer01, you don’t have to write the essay but I AM curious to know about your anti-Fitz status! I was into him for the first two seasons, but we’ve grown apart… LOL.