I'm trying to get my sister into Buffy - she loves Firefly, Avengers, etc - but she can't stand how dated the first season is. Should I introduce her to a later season, or just... not bother? I love me some Buffy... Ah, Andrew <3
Have had the National's new one on repeat pretty much for the last few days. It's glorious, though I expected nothing less. I'd say it's definitely as accomplished as High Violet (though Boxer remains my personal favourite). One of the things about Trouble Will Find Me that's caught my attention it the submarine theme (for lack of a better word). Almost all of the songs refer to slipping under water, drowning, sinking, being "under the brine". I think water is mentioned or alluded to in every song, and this contrasts nicely with HV, which is almost aerial. E.g. comparing lyrics: "I was carried to Ohio in a swarm of bees" on HV with "Do my crying underwater, I can't get down any farther" on TWFM. So while HV is almost transcendent, TWFM descends. In terms of quality I'd say they're both at first place in the National's album ranking, if we're making lists. But like I said, Boxer's my favourite..
Songs that stand out to me are 'Fireproof', 'This Is The Last Time', 'I Need My Girl', 'Pink Rabbits' and 'Hard to Find', though as per usual there isn't a weak link on the record. Wish 'Rylan' had made the cut, though.
It's been a great year for albums. This from the National, Bowie's The Next Day and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds with Push The Sky Away... I'm a happy music fan right now.
As someone who really hasn't enjoyed most of this season, the last episode really suprised me by genuinely making me laugh. I really liked it. It doesn't really redeem this last season as a whole, but now I have three stronger episodes from this season to look back on: the inspector spacetime ep, the one where Dean pretends to be Jeff, and the finale. And to be honest, I've never thought that the weaker episodes were bad.Not feeling so bitter about the show any more. This seems like a good note to end it on.
I definitely don't think Tyrion will kill her (and I don't think they'll include much of the darker stuff he gets up to in Dance). It's too much for the audience's/critics general favourite, for the TV medium at least.