My birthday month has come and gone. June, the best month of the year!
Okay, I’m all settled now. So besides cake, presents and one endless flow of celebratory drinking, June disappointed me in some ways. The things I liked, loved, or gave a faint interest in somehow caused shock and awe in my life this past month. Here are some of greatest entertainment upsets last month. July, you have some work to do.
Parks & Recreation likely nearing its end
A show I believe to be one of the funniest comedies that has ever ran (I know, that’s heavy stuff) is supposedly ending after its forthcoming season seven. NBC’s longest-running comedy, Parks and Recreation, has made me laugh every episode and promises to do so in its last season scheduled for 2014-2015. Amy Poehler, who plays an overly determined and optimistic parks department head, constantly keeps the jokes rolling with the help of a wonderfully comedic cast including Adam Scott and Aziz Ansari, to name a few. If you have never seen the show, seasons 1-5 are on Netflix and reruns play almost daily on FX, and the new Esquire network… for men and those who don’t care what gender a network claims their allegiance.
“I’d say that the finish line is in sight at this point,” Schur told The Hollywood Reporter after the April 24 season finale. “I don’t want to say definitively but we’ve had a lot of internal discussions about it; we’ve talked to NBC a lot about it.”
Fare thee well, Catelynn Stark
Michelle Fairley, also known as Catelyn Stark in the most riveting television show that ever was and ever will be, Game of Thrones, will not be returning in season 5 as Lady Stoneheart. Spoiler alert: she’s supposed to return.
I have read through many forums for A Song of Ice and Fire fanatics and all seem to agree, the writers should stick to the story… you know, that intricately written fantasy series by George R.R. Martin. All producers, Dan Benioff and Dan Weiss, ever need to do is rework those massive novels to the small screen and watch the dough roll in. Too often, book readers see an original story being picked apart for television and movies, subsequently leaving out some of the most compelling storylines. While GRRM reportedly oversees all book-to-show decisions, it seems that Benioff and Weiss did what they wanted here. Am I right, ASOIAF fans? Obviously the realm could not handle thy beyond-the-dead-fabulosity, Cat.
I admit that I have seen all episodes of Jersey Shore. Luckily for my recovering brain cells, the show has been cancelled.
I was perusing the internet, minding my own business, when a photo of the MTV star emerged in what can only be described as haunting. Why? The mother-to-be was glowing, whether that’s some new procedure in Hollywood or not is yet to be determined. I understand baby weight, but it is clear that she cannot stop injecting her poor face with crapola. I’ll never understand why women in their twenties feel the need for fillers. To be fair, the reality star has always had some, well, obviously enhanced assets. While I don’t totally disagree with plastic surgery, the girl is only 28 years-old. Boobs, okay by me! But your face is… your face. I may complain about being an old 27-year-old on the brink of death, but deep down I know I’m not going to wake up with a face full of wrinkles and a chest to my knees. Not yet at least.
Shia LaBeouf is a complete douchebag.
Any celebrity who pulls the “do you know who I am?” card is instantly dead in my book. Full disclosure: by dead I mean that I will forever refuse to pay $11.50 on a movie ticket, unless they happen to end up in the Hunger Games, or a some future onscreen adaptation of The Walking Dead (hello, can anybody out there in movie land hear me?) The Transformers star is no stranger to run- ins with the law. He has allegedly struggled with alcoholism for years, and was arrested last Thursday after screaming at actors of the NYC theater production, Cabaret. What did he say to police as he was escorted out? “Do you know who the fuck I am?” Shia, most people don’t, sorry to break it to you.
*Disclaimer: Disturbia is an enjoyable movie