Friday, February 15, 2013

Things I Just Didn't Get This Week

Sunday rolled around, and I'm not going to lie, I was a bit sad football was over. *sigh*

But...the 55th Annual Grammy Awards and the mid-season premier of The Walking Dead were scheduled, so I figured I would survive.

I didn't watch the entire Grammy Award's show, but I caught enough to think huh. And the episode of The Walking Dead? Not my favorite.

Here are some things I just didn't get.

1. Jennifer Lopez's dress. An ill-fitting, shredded Hefty bag? You can see it on this MTV link.

2. Jack White's performance. All I could think the entire time I watched it was--opium den? In a backwoods shack, perhaps?

3. Adele's dress. Yikers. You can see it on this Huffington Post link.

4. Unnecessary exposure. Katie Perry and Rihanna, please cover the girls up.

No, I'm not a grouchy old hag (well, okay, I am). There was plenty to like about the Grammy's, and Bruno Mars topped my list. He's an amazing live performer. The tribute to Dave Brubeck with "Take Five" made my night! I also thought Taylor Swift was adorable, and I loved how she sang along to all the performances. Carrie Underwood always keeps it classy in the dress department, and I hope more starlets will take their cues from her.

Moving on to The Walking Dead. (Spoiler alert!!)

5. Andrea. She's on my nerves.

6. When Rick and company went on a mission to save Glen and Maggie (previous episode), they left the prison  manned with a crippled elderly man, a middle-aged woman, a shady convict, an older teen girl, a young teen boy, and a baby? Really? You wouldn't leave one of your stronger, reliable men to help defend the prison? Okey-dokey.

7. Rick is going crazy? Again? I realize it's only been one week since Laurie died in childbirth and was eaten by a zombie, but this storyline doesn't work for me. Unless you introduce a new character who is a psychiatrist to the group, I don't get it, I probably won't get it, so let's make this storyline go away.

8. No one trusts Michonne even though she's helped them, but they trust the the new people in the prison enough to give them shovels to bury their dead? Yes. Smart move.

I miss the revelations, zombie killing, and heightened danger of the first two seasons. Yes, they are kind of safe in the prison, but the whole show has a dreary feel to it and with so few original characters left, it's hard to root for their survival. I'm glad new characters have been introduced, and I'm hoping the depressed vibe dissipates soon. I also want more answers to how the outbreak started, how long zombies can survive, and what the future holds.

So there you go. Sorry I'm such a snarky meanie sometimes. Was there anything you just didn't get this week? Please share!

Have a terrific Wednesday!



15 comments:

  1. I didn't watch the Grammy's, but I do check out the fashion after it's over. I agree with you on all of that!

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    1. I'm addicted to my UsWeekly and E!'s Fashion Police. They're my guilty pleasures! :)

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  2. I am sooooo out of it. I won't even tell you how I didn't know the Superbowl was the official end of football. Yep, would never admit that! :D
    ~ Wendy

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    1. Oh, Wendy. You must move next door to me so I can educate you about that glorious fall/winter sport called NFL football. I make good snacks too! :)

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  3. I remember as a kid really looking forward to the Grammys, but as I get older it's just not the same. I watched them and I agree with you. I loved Maroon 5 and Alicia Keys performance. Their harmony was great. I thought the Carrie Underwood dress performance was awesome. I don't watch the Walking Dead. I tried. 3 episodes and I couldn't get sucked in, but my husband loves it!

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    1. I used to love the Grammy's too. I still remember watching Whitney Houston sing (before she became a mega-star) and being blown away. She looked so pretty and cute--not sleazy like so many of today's performers.

      I hear you on getting sucked in. A show grabs you or it doesn't! ;)

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  4. I liked your re-cap of the Grammys, Jill. I didn't stay with it very long, but tuned in and out between some other shows that were on. As Jess said above, the Grammys just aren't the same as when I was a kid. It seemed like there was more class--more "mystique" even.

    While I love Adele and adore her music, compared to the gorgeous black lace gown she wore last year, I couldn't help but wonder what was she (or her stylist) thinking this time?! And some of the other...um..."music" and artists were way beyond my taste and comfort zone. LOL :) Like Taylor Swift though and a few others.

    Not a Walking Dead fan, but our son likes it. He says it reminds him of his college years. Hmmmm

    What didn't I get this week? The sometimes awkward and odd commentary from the news media during broadcasts. Their sense of humor sometimes just seems a bit...off.

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    1. Too funny!! Your son compared The Walking Dead to his college years?? Hilarious!!

      Yeah, I agree on the weird commentary. I wonder if they are censored to only gush about certain performers whether they did well or not?

      Adele's dress WAS pretty last year! Why did she wear couch fabric this year? I don't get it!!

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  5. Yeah, Adele's dress was interesting...

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    1. *giggles* Interesting is the right word!

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  6. I don't get any of the award shows or the big game.

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    1. You probably did something productive with your time, didn't you? ;)

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  7. I'm with you -- I thought Walking Dead was really weak. I'm really concerned about the direction of the show and agree with your take.

    I've been reading the graphic novel too, and I'm roughly at the same point in the timeline in the book as the show(although certain things are different), and I will say without spoiling anything that the Governor is far crazier and more terrifying in the book. They really blew it on that in the TV version.

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    1. I would like the show better if the Governor WAS crazier and more terrifying! I really need to read the graphic novels...

      Thanks, David!

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  8. What I don't get? Why so many people are finding self-publishing so accessible and gratifying.

    I'm not saying anything bad about those who go this way. I just don't find it as "Accessible" as I get told it is. I don't want to rant, so I'll stop there.

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