TV Thinky Thoughts: House of Cards season 3 Edition

So, I just finished HOC Season 3 two weeks ago and I have been mulling and mulling. I was not as pleased as I was at the end of season 2. Some of that may have been the tonal shift, some of it may have to do with the fact that I watched 13 hours of TV in 10 days, but I think it is because I really didn’t care about the people the show wanted me to care about.

The fact of the matter is that by the end of the season, Doug is the worst person on that show. His ending(which I won’t spoil) was unnecessary, disgusting and I would love to ask the writers why they did it because it doesn’t make me want to ever spend time with Doug again. I don’t feel sorry for him, I don’t understand his POV, I just want to punch him in the face. Although to be honest, I never really wanted to spend that much time with Doug in the first place. Doug is a great tertiary character but to make him the B plot of the show was such a drag.

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Oldie But Goodie: Adventure in Netflix: Mainstream Sci-Fi is all about Love(Gross)

This is from my Adventures in Netflix Series originally posted in April 2014. 

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First off, I am sorry this is late. I was sick last week and I don’t get sick often, and the last time I got the stomach flu was possibly 2005 so I was pretty much useless. But I’m about 95% so let’s now move onto our sci-fi programing.

The Host is a film written and directed by Andrew Niccol. He is one of my favorite directors because he writes most of the films he directs and they are science fiction in nature. This is the same filmmaker who made my favorite film Gattaca as well as wrote The Truman Show, Sim0ne, and In Time. I could honestly write a long read about Niccol’s oeuvre and the themes he wrestles with but we don’t have time for that.

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Oldie But Goodie: Adventures in Netflix: Our Robot Friends

About a year ago, I used to write a blog about watching a new thing on Netflix every week. I’m posting these up here. This was originally published on April 1, 2014.

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I adore science fiction, but I am aware that many people do not. There are a variety of factors why people don’t like it and I would love to hear them because there is usually a film that will stop your concerns. So for the first film in our Month of Science Fiction (the capitals make it official), I chose a film light on the sci-fi. Robot and Frank tells the story of an unlikely friendship between Frank (Frank Langella), a man who lives alone and has some form of dementia and gets a health care robot named Robot. Robot and Frank don’t get along at first but once Frank realizes that the robot can help him revive his career of cat burglarizing, everything is smooth sailing. Their adventures are heartwarming and Frank, once wary of this technology, comes to see his robot as a friend. Now I don’t want to spoil the film, but the two of them get into some shenanigans that are cute and the ending of this film is a bit of a downer, FYI, which is what most great sci-fi films have. First time feature director Jake Schreier made this film over 20 days in upstate New York and dancer Rachael Ma was the person who brought Robot to life.

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Writing Wednesday: March 18, 2015

Every week or so, I hope to give you an update on what I am currently working on:

  1. Prewriting: A spec script for Sleepy Hollow. I want to apply for some television fellowships this May so I need to get cracking on that.
  2. Currently writing: The first draft of a graphic novel entitled “Of Fates Seen and Unseen” where two people destined to marry decide not to. I’m about 40+ pages in. It’s an interesting departure from screenwriting but I’m loving it.
  3. In revisions: A origin tale about a super villain that is giving me so much grief I am ready to throw it out of rotation.

Oldie but Goodie: MK’s Beginner’s Guide to Science Fiction

This was originally written in April 2014. I figured I would put in on my blog.

So you want to start watching Science Fiction, I know it could be daunting but science fiction is actually more mainstream than people think. I think the science part is what gets people and the fantasy aspect doesn’t help. But do not fear because the following movies and TV shows are considered Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Ghostbusters, Terminator, The Avengers, The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Vampire Diaries, E.T. and even Atlas Struggled. So you see, Science Fiction is accessible to everyone. I read once, that Science Fiction uses the future to talk about Today’s issues. So if you go into every science fiction endeavor with that attitude, you will enjoy the material.

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