HBO Cancels “Looking”

I am absolutely gutted! It was just revealed that Looking – one of my favorite shows currently on television – will not be renewed for a third season. Along with being absolutely devastated (and I’m not even saying this to be melodramatic), I am genuinely surprised, because I had no idea that the show had been struggling so much rating-wise. Evidently, it had been pulling in only 200,00 viewers each week. Rough.

Slight consolation, though… HBO will apparently be tying it up with a movie, so that fans aren’t left completely without closure, especially after the season two finale ambiguity.

After two years of following Patrick and his tight-knit group of friends as they explored San Francisco in search of love and lasting relationships, HBO will present the final chapter of their journey as a special.  We look forward to sharing this adventure with the shows loyal fans.

Ugh, I so cannot with HBO right now. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll be waiting for the movie with bated breath, but I’d have much rather have further seasons of the show. I’ll console myself in the meantime by working on a GIF-filled recap of the second season. Coming soon…

Your Daily Smile

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I don’t know why I find this phrase so hilarious! It’s perhaps one of the most moronic things in existence, yet every time I see it, it makes me chuckle. But that isn’t necessarily a bad thing, is it? We’re so often bombarded by crap fests in this world that it does us a ton of good to see joy and humour in small things. Happy Smiling!

Jussie Smollett Comes Out

As many of you may have heard by now, Jussie Smollett, star of Fox’s new hit show, Empire, has come out as gay on Ellen. Or, if we’re going to nitpick, he came out after the Ellen show. During the actual taping of his segment, Ellen asked him about his personal life, which I suppose many figured to be a cue for him to confirm his sexuality, but his answer left many a bit puzzled.

That’s what I’d like to make this post about – not so much the fact that he came out, but more so the language that he used. For a while now, speculation has been rampant that Jussie is, in fact, gay… made all the more pronounced when co-star, Malik Yoba, unwittingly outed him in an interview. Either way, Jussie had always chosen to remain silent on his private life – well, until now.

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Looking Season 2 Episode 8 “Looking for Glory”: My Unsolicited Review

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Ah, Looking! This show deserves some sort of award for bringing the drama without actually being dramaful!

Patrick and Kevin are now officially a thing, a fact made painfully clear multiple times throughout this past episode! To be quite honest, I don’t really know how to feel about that. I know that there is a very divisive Team Kevin/Team Richie thing going on in the Looking fandom, but I’m not entirely sure where I stand.

 I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with Kevin. I hate Kevin, so I’ve been sick of him from day one, but I love Russell Tovey so much that I wanted the character to always remain! Ok, maybe “hate” is a bit much… but I did feel like he was one of those have-your-cake-and-eat-it-too type of people. He wanted his stable, long-term boyfriend at home, but wanted his new, exciting relationship with Patrick on the side. However, we now find him making a choice to be with only Patrick, and I’m still not entirely fond of him. Perhaps this has less to do with him, and more to do with the fact that his boyfriend, John, was inevitably hurt during the process.

Show me the rest of the review and the NSFW GIFs, dammit!

Shameless Season 5 Episode 9 “Uncle Carl”: My Unsolicited Review

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How many times can a show break your heart in one season? Holy hell! If you aren’t watching Showtime’s Shameless, then what are you doing with your life?

Throughout its nearly five-year run, this show has had a knack of making the Gallaghers’ story tug at our heart strings, but this season may very well be its most emotional.

My last mention of Shameless was in my “Loving Someone With Mental Illness” post, where I mentioned the character, Ian’s, bipolar diagnosis. Let me tell you, however difficult that I may have thought it was coping with someone living with a mental illness, this show is doing wonders to make me realize that I didn’t know diddly-squat, and I have even more admiration for those who are able to navigate daily lives with this burden.

Ian, newly released from his temporary hold at a psychiatric facility, is refusing to accept his new diagnosis, going so far as to flush his pills down the toilet, claiming that they make him feel that life isn’t worth living. This show’s ensemble has been amazing from the get-go, but Cameron Monaghan and Noel Fisher, in particular, are shining this season like we haven’t seen them shine before.

Show me the rest of the review and NSFW GIFs, dammit!

I’M BAAAAAAAACK!

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As many of you have noticed, there has been a suspension notice on the homepage of this site for the past few weeks. Needless to say, I was furious when it happened, but mostly because I was not informed of the reason. Eventually, I did find out and it turns out that it was mostly a gross misunderstanding of content and difference of opinions, I suppose. Anyway, WordPress and I did come to an agreement, and I am back in business! Let me add, though, that as infuriating as this experience was, the WordPress Community Guardians are wicked awesome and the support from them was nothing short of remarkable!

Posting is going to be light for the next few days, but hopefully I’ll get back into the swing of things by next week.

… because random is awesome!

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