This year is going to suck.
No, it’s not because I’m about to enter the last year of my 20s. No, it’s not because the Cowboys are EATING IT in the pre-season. And, no, it’s not because Kyle Rayner STILL doesn’t have a proper solo book (…preferably written by me). No, no, no, this year is going to be awful because one of my favorite TV shows is about to enter its final season: HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.
I’m not upset that it’s ending. All good things and all that. Instead, I’m upset because yet again we have a show that’s given us everything we ask for in television shows and nobody freaking watched it. We crave brainy, truly thought-provoking sci-fi and Battlestar Galactica gets an abbreviated run. We desire comedy that doesn’t play to the lowest common denominator, that actually respects us enough to ask us to pay attention, and we barely get three seasons of Arrested Development. We dream of these shows every time we have to suffer through someone saying The Big Bang Theory is the greatest comedy since Dharma and Greg, and yet, when they’re on, we often can’t be bothered.
And here we are again. A show having to take a bow long before its should-be curtain call and nobody has made a big stink about it.
Well, today I’m gonna be stinky. Continue Reading »