I just turned asks back on and come online to this. LET ME LOVE YOU!!!!!!!
Short one this time around. And yeah, spoiler warning for those that haven’t seen the episode.
Things I liked:
Everything? OK, not everything but this was by far one of the best episodes of the season for me. Not quite as good as 3.06 (that one will be hard to beat) but still pretty darn good.
This was not one of my favorite episodes ever. If I had to place it, it would be near the bottom of the list (sorry 3.08, you tried). That being said, there’s a bit of negativity in this post so if that sort of things offends you, I suggest you stop reading it now.
So, why is there this Tumblr “rule” of not tagging hate? (and I use that term loosely because what I consider hate is different than what most people seem to)
I mean, I understand people not wanting to click on the H50 tag for example and see a post that says “OMFG I HATE THIS SHOW SO MUCH! The actors suck, the storylines are shit, etc., etc.” That to me is tagging hate. Or even worse, using the actor tags to send hateful or hurtful messages about them personally because you don’t like the character on the show *cough*Lori*cough*
Having a negative opinion about a particular episode or character, as long as it’s done respectfully, is not hate. It’s criticism. And criticism does not have to be a bad word.
It’s not like I think that the writers and producers of shows we watch are on social media checking the tags to see what people are posting. I’m a realist. But maybe sometimes they do. So they click on a tag and all they see is the hugs and puppies and rainbows that’s “allowed” in the tags and they think “Hey, we’re doing it right. Everyone loves [character] or [plot line].”
I would honestly rather they see ALL opinions, good and bad. And even though the people on social media make up a tiny portion of actual viewers, they could at least get a more accurate representation of the fans who are on social media.
I consider myself to be a HUGE fan of the show. I’ve been an Alex fan since Moonlight and a Scott fan since Varsity Blues (yeah, I’m old). I run a site dedicated to the show and them. But that doesn’t mean I have to like every single thing the show decides to do. And expressing my dislike of a character or an episode doesn’t make me a hater. It makes me human. With an opinion. Like we all have.
And disliking an episode or two doesn’t mean that I should stop watching the show as some people seem fond of saying. Why is there this “You must love it 100% or GTFO!!!” mentality in fandoms? Can the people who tell people this honestly say they like every single thing/person in every single episode?
There really wasn’t much point to this long and rambling post. Just annoyed with my internet friends (and sometimes me) being attacked because they have a differing opinion than others.
So I’ve not done this before, but here goes nothing!
This week I watched H50 just like I do every week. I had read on Twitter all the wonderful things that people were saying about the episode (306) - how awesome, outstanding and amazing the acting was and how everything was so perfect! I was so…
Some great things said in this post. Going to add my own comment about the addition of new cast members though.
I do agree that some fresh blood is needed sometimes to keep a show from getting stale. But the additions need to add something to the show. The addition of Lori (who I liked) would have gone over better for me if the writers had actually had her doing what she was supposed to be doing - being the governor’s spy.
Max was a great addition. No one on Five-0 is a medical examiner so it makes sense to add one. Same situation with Fong, they need a forensic guy. Kamekona is their little bridge to the criminal element of the island. And that brings me to why I have some issues with Cath being added full time. I don’t think she brings anything to the show, or the team, that justifies her being in every episode.
And this has nothing to do with the fact that I’m a McDanno shipper first, McRollins shipper second. I like that Steve has a girlfriend (I’m realistic, I know CBS will never “go there” with McDanno). But I don’t need to see her every week. When she is in an episode, have it make sense. Don’t have her run an analysis on bomb fragments, that’s Fong’s job. It just seems to me that there’s been at least two or three times that Cath has done something this season that could have easily been done by Kono, Chin, or Fong.
And to me, it’s obvious that the writers don’t really know what to do with her either since she’s still Steve’s favor girl. Yes, they are showing her getting irritated with it. But it still makes Steve look like a jerk (imo).
They need some new material. I love Cath and all, but really.
Agreed! Her role was so much better when she was part time. It’s like they don’t know what to do with her now.
- Name: Lisa
- Height: 5’5
- Eye Color: Blue (hazel actually)
- Birthday: December 5th
- Favourite color: Purple
- Best school subject(s): In high school? Creative writing. In college, my various sociology courses.
- Mac or PC: PC
- Current shirt color: Dark blue
- Day or night: Night
- Celebrity crush: Scott Caan and Alex O’Loughlin obviously. But there are more. There are many, many more.
- Favourite Food: Mashed potatoes, gravy, and crunchy tofu (yes, I’m a veggie).
Mahalo if you’ve read this far! Here, have some gratuitous McDanno:
Steve’s practically holding Danno’s hand!!! asdajdfksahklan ahdfkajdklad adkladljawjd #flail #squeeeeee #fangirloverload
Not sure how else to read it.