I have rarely been so blatantly manipulated as I just was watched the first episode of this year's 'Hawthorne'. I love 'Nurse Jackie' and had room for another hospital drama and since this one starred Jada Pinkett Smith (who was wicket awesome in the last two 'Matrix' movies) I made it the background noise while I was doing other things.
However, Season 3 began with the wedding between the main character and her handsome doctor groom. Then she got beat up in the parking lot the night of her wedding and eventually lost her baby while the other pregnant person at the hospital - a pretty, blond, white, ex-Iraq War vet with a scared face - had a healthy baby. GAH! That is HARSH.
I turned it off before it finished and I never do that. It was just too manipulative and gut wrenching to even enjoy. Sure the acting is stellar but in the service of what? I know situations like this happen but is it entertainment to be left without hope and then have the joy of someone else rubbed in our faces?
Damn, now I HAVE to see how it all ends. Stupid television.
Oh SURE - They named the baby HOPE - DOUBLE GAH!!!
And does her cop buddy showing up with the ring of her attacker mean that he killed him? I guess when he say 'sleep well' it doesn't leave much up to the imagination. K...that was a cool way to end this episode. Even cooler to see that the cop is played by Marc Anthony (that's right - Mr Jennifer Lopez) and he is edgy and quite bad ass.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.