True Blood – Almost Home (Breaking Bill)

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Written By Ryan Fu @fu_beatz

Tonight’s episode of True Blood wasn’t that bad, especially when I had a choice of watching TB or the Breaking Bad marathon. I watched a couple of episodes of Breaking Bad reminding how much I missed this television series. I wondered if I would have the same feelings when True Blood finally makes its final departure this summer. Tonight’s episode was all about letting go of the past and enjoying every second you have time left on this Earth because it’s a short ride.

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In the opening scene of the episode Eric finds away to extend the ride a little longer by taking a bite of “The Cure,” Sara Newlin. He gets cured right away leaving Mr. Gus in happy place because he’s going to make new True Blood but not pure TB because it doesn’t make good business sense because it’s all about profit for him. Unlike, Sookie because all she wants is to make Bill feel better but I’m not sure Bill wants to be cured because he knows he has to stop this vicious cycle of pain and suffering.

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Other shit happened on the show like we finally found the reason why Tara kept trying to contact her mom, which was to tell her she was sorry for not killing her father because he caused so much pain for her and her mother. Tara wants her mom to quit punishing herself and to finally let go of her because she wants her to live her life. This was quite the opposite of Jason’s former flame, Violet because all she wants is to cause suffering to everyone.

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As we can see in a scene when Violet captures Jason and brings him to her awesome sex dungeon with Jessica along with the others. She ties up Jason, telling him the horrible things she is going to do to him along with his friends because she is still angry at Jason for betraying her. But lucky for them Hoyt comes to save the day by shooting Violet, causing her True Death. In the aforementioned paragraph above, I totally believe Bill Compton actually wants his True Death unlike the unfortunate Violet.

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I believe Bill wants this vicious cycle of pain and suffering to end because in his mind it won’t stop when he gets better. Throughout the season Bill kept reminiscing about his past lives, which he knows if he continues this path, it will only lead him to more pain. Unlike, the character of Walter White on Breaking Bad, Bill knows that he has to die because that’s the only way to stop all the pain and destruction. Walter White on the other hand, wanted to live for as long as possible even though he knew that it was going to cause more harm than good. This whole season I was on the fence if I actually cared about Stephen Moyer’s character, in which this episode opened my eyes about how deep Bill is. Unlike all the vampires, who are trying to do anything possible to live longer, Bill is alright with dying. In his mind, he has lived a long life and this ride has to stop eventually. There’s only two episodes left of True Blood, so I suggest you follow Bill’s advice and enjoy one of the best shows on TV while you can because it’s coming to an end. Also, please live your life to the fullest because once again, it’s a short ride.

Fu’s Observation:

  • Sarah is looking cute as a prisoner. Does anybody else remember Anna Camp from Pitch Perfect? I always will remember her barf, I mean her part in the movie.
  • Was anybody else asleep in that Tara big relieve scene? It was so boring, I’m just glad we don’t have to deal with her again and her boring plot line but it was cool to see a swagged out little Lafayette. Was he wearing FUBU?
  • I really can’t stand Sookie anymore cause she’s such a whiny mouse.
  • Poor, poor Violet. She was just a misunderstood psychopath with the dark heart of gold, which by the way was that a dildo prodding iron?
  • Jason is definitely going to fuck Hoyt’s girlfriend, which by the way this might be the first episode I didn’t see Hoyt brake down and cry like a little girl.
  • I always wonder why is Eric the only Vamp with the power of flight? Are the other bastards not old enough to gain that power because if Bill only knew that he could fly if he just waited a couple of years, I think it would possible persuade his decision about dying. Also, he could finally fly away from that annoying bitch!

CHECK OUT TB ARTICLES:

Fire in the Hole (You can’t run away from your past)

Death is not the End (A trip down memory lane)

Lost Cause (Lafayette & Pam are the only reasons to watch the show)

Karma (Coming Full Circle)

Maybe the Last Time (Get a piece of that Fairy nookie while you can)

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Guardians of the Galaxy Review – Theater Fire, Jokes, Crying & Vin Diesel’s Finest Performance

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Written By Ryan Fu @fu_beatz

This film expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits-Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand-with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.

I saw it the other day before I went to work, which I was quite excited to see it because I heard a lot of great reviews about the film. Even a theater fire couldn’t stop me from watching the movie, well kinda. In a packed theater in the morning, we were all just 30 minutes into the movie, which I might add was quite enjoyable, then fire alarm went off! I was so into the movie because it didn’t take itself seriously like other Marvel films do, which I think Ironman is so relatable and likable to many people as opposed to other Marvel films because in the end of the day it’s just a movie about a comic book character. (I just lost a few comic book nerds with that line but I digress.)

The fire alarm went off, the lights went flashing on and a voice came on the PA telling us to evacuate the building but we were all like “fuck that!” We were all having a blast watching the movie that we weren’t going to leave until we all saw smoke. But 15 mins later, sitting still watching the movie with the flashing fire alarms and PA system telling us we were in danger, the manager turned off the screen and physically told is to leave the theater because of the fire alarm. Adults and children inside of the movie theater made a collective “ahhhh” because we were all having fun. We stood outside the theater for like 10 mins until we were told to go back in and they re-started the film to where they stopped it and our adventure continued.

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Chris Pratt was a perfect leading man in this film because he isn’t your typical leading man, I mean he is good looking with muscles but he has the everyman quality in which everyone likes to be around. Plus, he’s funny as shit, which was why I thought he was one of the best part of the movie and I’m super happy that he’s starting to get recognize as a viable leading man in Hollywood because he deserves it. I’ve met him a couple times while working and he was always respectful and cool. Anyways, long story short, he deserves an Oscar for this performance just kidding I think Vin Diesel should get that or at least a nomination for his voice as Groot.

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Don’t get me wrong everyone in the movie played a terrific part in the movie with Chris Pratt such as Zoe Saldana, Lee Pace, Dave Batista and Karen Gillan. Zoe essentially played her part again in Avatar but it worked for her and Karen Gillan played a sexy villan. Dave Batista played a wonderful bruiser and Lee Pace, the antagonist playing Ronan the Accuser, just plays guys who want “Power” but then gets crushed in the end in such a convincing manner. I also like Bradley Cooper as the voice of hot-tempered Rocket, which he is the only one to translate for his BFF Groot, which was played by Vin Diesel. Vin Diesel had only three words he had to say the movie, which was, “I am Groot.”

But it was enough because he was the best character in the movie and at one point I got so emotional because his character so lovable, I didn’t want to see him die. But I know you guys want to read that I cried but I didn’t damn it! I’m a man watching a Marvel Comic film and dudes don’t do that. But that’s beside the point, which I’m trying to make. Even if you’re not a big comic/ sci-fi fan, you should still go watch Guardians of the Galaxy because you’re going to have a good time. Also, you might cry, which is alright because, “We are all Groot.” ;)

Fu’s Observations

  • Chris Pratt was ripped in the movie which made me want to go to the gym
  • Karen Gillan was a sexy cyborg
  • Fine! I teared up a litte bit, there!
  • If only Vin Diesel had just three words in all his movies :(
  • We were all seriously going to to watch the film with the alarms going off
  • The 80’s music made the movie a lot cooler, especially coming from an 80s baby
  • Mixed tapes well never ever be un-cool. Having a mix song list on your iTunes is LAME.
  • I really hope they’re going to re-make Howard the Duck because it was one of my favorite childhood movies.

True Blood – Maybe the Last Time (Get a piece of that fairy Nookie while you can)

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Written by Ryan Fu @fu_beatz

Even after all my shit talking about how sub-par the first couple of episodes of this final season of True Blood, it finally just hit me that there only a couple of episodes left. I’m actually feeling kinda sad that it’s not coming back next season even though they are running out of ideas, I still feel sad that it’s not coming back. So, this appropriately entitled episode “Maybe the last time,” quite possibly is the last time will see these great characters. My feeling of sadness was probably due to the fact that they killed Sarah’s hot sister Amber but at least we got to see the return of Hoyt. Everything is coming to a end, in which every character on True Blood is preparing for and we should too because this could be the Last Time.

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After finding out last episode that Bill has the advance stage of the virus, Sookie calls in a vampire doctor to help Bill, but come to find out that Bill’s condition might be caused by Sookie’s blood royalty. So, she calls for her fairy grandfather for help but gets denied in the end as her grandfather tells her that magic can help sometimes but not this time. So, Sookie decides she is going to stay will Bill until the end and gives him the “fairy nookie,” one last time.

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Jason Stackhouse is also trying to get a piece of the nookie from Hoyt’s new girlfriend as Hoyt returns to Bon Tom to see to his mother’s death. Hoyt still doesn’t remember Jason so he doesn’t realize that they have a history together. Jason’s knows this history to well as he tries not to replay the past again by boning Hoyt’s new GF. But I have to admit that microbiologist might be to hot to resist but Jason might not get a chance to ruin Hoyt’s life again because his crazy ex – Violet is planning her revenge by capturing the Sheriffs fairy daughter with her boyfriend in her sex dungeon.

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One person I would have loved to see in a sex dungeon was Sarah’s sister, Amber, but she saw the True Death this episode after Eric saw a piece of Sarah in Amber. Before her untimely death, she told Eric and Mr. Gus that Sarah is ‘”the cure.” Mr. Gus decides to make a deal with Eric that if he captures Sarah and not kill her, they will save him making an anecdote for vampires as they will make new “True Blood.” Eric is hesitates to take the deal because he doesn’t just wants to kill Sarah but Pam pleads with him to take the deal, which he does but I’m not sure you can trust an Asian with a 10 gallon hat with snake skin boots.

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Whatever happens in the end you can bet that Sarah Newlin will get what she deserves, which might be already happening because she is starting to lose her shit. Fantasizing about Jason Stackhouse, her late vampire husband and her recent spiritual guru. In her fucked up vision, everyone tells her that she’s going to die tonight but they want her to decide which religion she would chose, which of course Sarah Newlin would selfishly chose herself but I like what the writers did right here especially with the conflict in the Middle East, it’s nice to know even vampires are feeling the affect of the situation in Gaza.

Watching True Blood right now sorta feels like the last days of Summer Camp, which you know you are going to have to say goodbye to all your friends eventually but you just want to live in the moment for as long as you can. I’m done critiquing this show about how its suppose to live up to my own standards of True Blood in which I’m going to stop as I try just enjoy the show and love the ride. Because in the end, it’s just a fucking show and what matters most is if you were fucking entertained by it or not, which I still am.

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Fu’s Observations:

  • No! Not Sarah’s Sister. She was sooo hot and we didn’t to get to see her naked!!!
  • Hoyt is still a crybaby but I think that works for him as he got him a hot microbiologist in which that is probably that hottest microbiologist I have ever seen in my life.
  • Jason just can’t help himself can’t he? Jason’s penis is sorta like Sookie, just fucking everything and fucking everything up.
  • Violet is a sick puppy but I like it. I wish I had a sex dungeon. Also, did she say a 19th century dildo sword?
  • Weirdest line of the night: Violet, “I used to fuck my brother a lot.” What is this Game of Thrones?
  • Forget about Vampires, Big Brother is watching US!!!
  • That vampire doctor was hardcore also Sookie’s grandfather fairy is kinda of a dick.
  • Is it hotter that Sookie and Bill are actually a couple in real life and they are having sex on camera or is it just whatever. I personally think it’s hotter and they must love that shit.

CHECK OUT TB ARTICLES:

Fire in the Hole (You can’t run away from your past)

Death is not the End (A trip down memory lane)

Lost Cause (Lafayette & Pam are the only reasons to watch the show)

Karma (Coming Full Circle)

Married vs You’re the Worst – Season 1/ Episode 3 (Giving & Taking)

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Written By Ryan Fu @fu_beatz

Listen, I’m not the guy to give relationship advice from because I was a lazy boyfriend but I do remember one of my criticism from girlfriends I’ve dated was that a relationship is all about giving and taking. Apparently, I was doing most of the taking and not much of the giving. Another criticism of mine was I wasn’t trustworthy especially around their hotter girlfriends. This week’s episodes of Marriage and You’re the Worst deals about all the shit I just talked about above and anal play. (You know you like it!)

The Men

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Russ’s wife decides it is better for them if he gets a vasectomy because she doesn’t want any kids anymore but Russ still wants to have sex with her, so he was willing to go Lord Varys aka The Spider! Russ is starting to show that he is a good guy but he’s not that smart but at least he loves his wife.

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Jimmy shows that he is defiantly a commitment-phobe when Gretchen asks for a key to his apartment in which he gets all weird about then snoops on her phone after she left it at his pad. Jimmy is still not sure what he is doing in this relationship but at least he is showing signs that he is willing to give it a chance with Gretchen by giving her the key to his apartment.

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Lina is super excited that Russ is cutting off his boys in order she can’t make anymore demons anymore. She treats Russ to “hotel sex” in which they finally bone and get some satisfaction!

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Gretchen really wants a key to Jimmy’s pad because she feels like they’re getting closer. She even gives him a pass when she finds out that he was trying to snoop on her phone. At her birthday party she finally feels comfortable with her relationship with Jimmy telling her friends including Jimmy’s ex that she is “banging” Jimmy.

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The Sex

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Blow Job, Missonary, Doggie Style. Anal Play. Very Satisfied.

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Shower head anal play. One Blow Job. No intercourse but kinda still satisfied.

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Once again, the friends on Married are so much cooler than the You’re the Worst buds. Especially, when we figure out that the other Married couple, Jess ’s husband is the great Paul Reiser from Mad About You. They get into a heated sexting situation with another married couple, which was fucking hilarious.

The Problem

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I think they finally resolved one of their problems by getting a vasectomy because they don’t have to worry about having another child.

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Jimmy and Gretchen are just going through what all new couples go through, trying to figure out if they can trust each other. It is definitely harder when both of them don’t believe in relationships but I got a feeling if they keep being honest to themselves and each other they might have a better shot in being a couple than other people who are honest to one another.

Three episodes in with Married and YTW, I’m still pleasantly surprised about how both shows are still great things to watch on television. I hope they continue to create fascinating and intriguing shows for all us to talk about the following day. Also, if I ever decide to be in a relationship again I will try to be a better boyfriend by giving more and trusting more. But these are just words, in which actions speak louder. Right now as it stands, I’m still as my ex’s would put it, “The Worst!”

Fu’s Observations:

  • Don’t you just hate it when one of your friends tell you they’re on a juice cleanse. It’s like who gives a fuck? Why don’t you be a normal person and just not eat ;)
  • Paul Reiser was amazing on Married but Brandon Smith is starting be really good on YTW as he challenges the ideas on getting blowjobs from gay men but still being heterosexual.
  • Also, you must watch Brandon Smith on Get On Up as he plays a great Little Richard.
  • I’m starting to feel weird about Jimmy’s ex husband. Why is he so nice and trying to be buds with Jimmy?
  • “Hotel Sex” is the best because you don’t have to clean up afterwards, in which you can be loud and rude.
  • I remember I would leave my cellphone at my girlfriends pad on purpose so she would freak out about all the text messages. I’m the worst.

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Get on Up – Do right by yourself

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Written By Ryan Fu @fu_beatz

Get on Up is based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, which the film will gives a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of James Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.

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I watched this movie with a couple of friends last night, which we where big fans of James Brown’s music even though we were pretty young at the time when he was on top of the music game. The movie was enjoyable but I personally thought it ran at bit long but I guess it has to be when you’re telling someone’s life. Chadwick Boseman did a terrific job playing Brown, getting all his songs down including his funky moves. Just like how he got the essence in playing Jackie Robinson in another bio topic film, 42, he got to the heart and soul of James Brown. But of course, he had plenty of help along the way with a great supporting cast.

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An All-Star cast of Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis, Dan Aykroyd, Craig Robinson, plus many more. I thought everyone played a terrific job including Nelsan Ellis, who plays Lafayette on True Blood. It was crazy seeing Nelsan not being so flamboyant, trying to be the center of everyone’s attention but being in the background as the back up singer of James Brown, playing Bobby Byrd. Former cast mates from the Help also did a great job playing opposite mother figures to James Brown, which you can see why he was such a driven young man to begin with. He came from nothing and became something.

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As James Brown tells it, “You always have to be moving forwards because if you move backwards, then you’re dead.” He had the ability to flip an awkward situation and make it work for himself. He was driven to succeed because he believed in himself when no one else did, which is just one of the virtuous of successful people. Naturally, James Brown wasn’t an angel but he never claimed to be but he believed you gotta do what you gotta to do to succeed in this world. In his words, “Do right by yourself.” Regardless, of what people might think about you, you must do what you do and continue on your path because that’s how you stay true to yourself. Do right by yourself and you can live with yourself, which James Brown did and he lived to the fullest. I highly recommend this movie and listening to James Brown’s music.

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Fu’s Observation:

  • It was a long ass movie – Don’t get me wrong it was a great movie, but fuck it was long.
  • I sorta wanted Nelsan Ellis just to play Lafayette just one time on screen just to tell James Brown off but in Lafayette’s swagger and “take no shit” attitude.
  • Jill Scott was fucking sexy in this movie, but she got beat down!
  • The movie jumped from back and fourth at different periods of James Brown’s life, which worked a couple times for the film but at some parts I just wished it just stayed as a linear story.
  • I totally forgot how Mr. Brown was amazing performing, influencing so people in the music industry.
  • The Rolling Stones was one of the bands that were influenced by James Brown’s music and performance. So much so that Mick Jagger is one of the producers of Get on Up.

Married Vs You’re the Worst – Season 1/ Episode 2 (Awkwardness)

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What constitutes a relationship? Is it a piece of legal document that recognizes you and other person are in a business/relationship or is it a unspoken feeling you have towards another human being? At one point do you realize this is the person you want to be with for the rest of your life or just for a couple of weeks? These are the just a couple of questions people who are married or single have to ask themselves every single time they are in a relationship. In this 2nd episodes of Married and You’re the Worst tries to answer these questions about what it means to be in a relationship?

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Russ is feeling the pressure of another thing (new puppy) getting in the way of spending more time with his wife. After realizing the expensive cost of treating his new puppy he asks his newly single friend for money, which he does but he has to hang out with him at his former wife’s engagement party. His friend doesn’t even go to the party taking Russ back to his old house, reminiscing about his old life with his family with some hired hookers. Russ realizes that he and his wife need to take some time away from their own lives and spend quality time just by themselves.

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Jimmy realizes he might lose whatever he has with Gretchen after his rude remarks about her period, which was pretty funny at the time. But Jimmy feels he needs to get out of his comfort zone taking Gretchen out to a fancy restaurant but that backfires on him when his ex shows up with her new husband, leading Gretchen to ditch Jimmy quickly. Jimmy finally finds her in a creepy alley drinking by herself, finding out from her it was all a misunderstanding, she wasn’t offended by his remarks about her period. Jimmy totally looks like he has no idea what he is doing but it might be a good thing for him because it looked like he was in a rut before Gretchen plus how bad can it possibly get? Oh, right. He might fall in love, if he isn’t already.

The Women

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Lina is just exhausted of taking care of everyone in her family including her new puppy. But at least she gets to unwind with Russ’s BFF drinking and dancing with younger men. I feel she needs the vacation more than her husband.

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Gretchen is taken a back that Jimmy wants to spend more time with her especially his remarks about her period because she is not the “relationship type” at all. As we saw in the first episode she tells Jimmy, “that this shit scares her,” which she had to tell Jimmy again this episode but reassures him that everything is cool and she knew what she got herself into with Jimmy. I feel like she’s not ready at all be in a relationship but it’s cool that you can find someone who also feels the same way.

The Sex

Married

Sex-less shower scene. Two hookers kiss. Mad Frustrated.

YTW

Masturbation, which lead to “blue balls.” Def. Mad Frustrated.

Friends

No comparison, the friends on Married are so much cooler than You’re the Worst buds. They do blow and hire hookers out of the blue, Winner Circle.

The Problem

Married

Money, the mortgage, the kids and the rest of the problems that go with a marriage. You’re not in a relationship with one person anymore, so have to worry about other people, which leads to more responsibilities and more stress. Sure, a quick getaway might relieve the problem for a week or two but you still have to deal with it when you come back.

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Just realizing if you’re in a relationship or not is the biggest problem I can tell when you’re a single person. It’s hard to act one way when you don’t know what you mean to the other person. If you both parties agree on what they want this “so-called relationship,” it might be more beneficial to both parties. But simple put it’s not easier when you’re single dealing with relationships.

A great follow up episode from both Married and You’re the Worst, which is leading me to re-evaluate my own thoughts on being in a relationship whether you’re married or single. It just seems like that are no easy quick fixes and if you care about the person you’re with then you are willing to be patient to solve your problems. If not, I think its best just to move on and cause more misery to another person ;)

Fu’s Observations:

  • Russ’s friends are the best! “I had to finger myself because I’m not going to back down from a challenge.” Having hookers exercise in front you while giving them a sad tour of your old house was frickin amazing!
  • Question: Why is the bathroom the place you always have to do drugs in? It can’t be the most sanitary place in the world.
  • Four showerheads sound amazing right now.
  • I totally agree, Cameron was the villain in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off because he was such a Debbie Downer!
  • Ladies, you’re menstrual cycle does not affect our sex drive at all. As Jimmy eloquently put it, “I’ll play though.”
  • The commune dinner was funny. I personally would think it would be cool but I get it you want you’re personal space.
  • I’ve eaten Chinese food with my girlfriend at the movie theaters, which is absolutely the best and the worst for everyone else in the theater but fuck them! Everyone is such a Cameron these days.
  • What happened to the cat?!!!

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Halt and Catch Fire – Up Helly Aa (Survival of the Fittest)

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Written By Ryan Fu @fu_beatz

Another great episode of Halt and Catch Fire with its amazing acting and story lines leading to fantastic season ending finale next week. “Survival of the fittest” is a phrase that originated in evolutionary theory as an alternative way of describing the mechanism of natural selection. It is more commonly used today in other contexts, to refer to a supposed greater probability that “fit” as opposed to “unfit” individuals will survive some test. Charles Darwin thought survival of the fittest expressed in mechanical terms, is that which Mr. Darwin has called ‘natural selection’, or the preservation of favored races in the struggle for life.” This is the case of tonight’s episode, as the characters have to make a decision if they want to compete with its competitors, in which they have to adapt or die.

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The Cardiff finally makes it to Las Vegas to Comdex after a long car ride, where Joe tells a weird story about how a bunch of Vikings would build a bunch of boats then have a festival to light them on fire, which will make perfect sense in the end of the episode. At Comdex they find out they don’t have a room to stay at or a booth to show their projection, but they’ve come to far to fail. They find a room and find a booth, which Cameron makes a cool marketing art projection to generate buzz for The Giant. Everything seems like its going Cardiff’s way but nothing is easy in this world, especially for the things you want the most.

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As Donna’s former boss, Hunt with their neighbor, Brain, unveils a faster and cheaper version of The Giant, calling it the Slingshot. A reference to the Greek mythology if David and Goliath. In his speech to the crowd as well as the Cardiff team that it doesn’t matter how big or fast it is, it only matters who strikes first. Donna goes Jerry Springer on Hunt, leading Gordon to believe that she had an affair with him.

One of the best scene of the episode with great acting on both sides with Gordon trying to figure out if Donna cheated on him but more importantly if she told him how to build The Giant. Donna fires right back with Gordon’s accusations telling him she should have have cheated on with Hunt because at least she would’ve felt alive because she has been feeling neglected because Gordon has spent so much time creating The Giant. A great scene about two people, who invested so much of their lives for a project that potentially can change their lives for the better. But the team has to decide if they want still want to compete or try to stand out with its competitors.

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Gordon re-configures The Giant taking out Cameron’s Operation System making if faster and cheaper than The Slingshot. Cameron desperately wants Joe to put back the OS because she feels like it’s just other machine without any uniqueness or soul but Joe knows that they are dead in the water if they don’t compete with The Slingshot. Gordon and Joe show up at their both with the “soulless Giant,” telling the crowd that its faster and cheaper than The Slingshot but more importantly it will do what you asks it to do because it’s just a machine, it’s not your friend, but your employee.

The speech wins the crowd over which leads them to potential buyers for The Giant but the Cardiff team minus Cameron, felt empty after their small victory at Comdex. You get the sense that they reached their goal by showing their invention to the world but did they really show everything they got? What I mean was their goal just to sell a portable computer or change the world?

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In Joe’s speech at Comdex he tells the crowd that the computer is just a machine, it’s just something you use and it’s not your friend. But at the end of the episode Joe goes into a crowded hotel room with a bunch of people watching the unveiling of the new Apple computer, which it looked like a scene from Frankenstein as we see the computer power up and amazingly talks to the crowd. Everyone is astonished including Joe, uttering to member of the crowd, “It talks?”

I feel like Joe made a mistake in taking out Cameron’s OS because it was they’re big chance to show people that computer’s could be so much more than machines but I also understand it was for the good of the team. Joe and Gordon had to adapt because their lives are on the line. Pablo Picasso once said, “Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.” Maybe this is why the Vikings have a festival where they built their beautiful boats only to burn them down. Because they knew like every other artists knows that if you are going to build or create anything you must destroy the old version in order for your creation to blossom.

Fu’s Observations:

  • Old School Las Vegas is so much cooler looking
  • Cameron could have been a Performance Artists with her “Chained up Suit case.”
  • I called it; Comdex is a sex/porn convention for nerds!
  • Cardiff’s party reminded of Tom Hank’s Bachelor Party but they didn’t have a donkey.
  • Windows’ bugginess! Touch screens are a fad! High density floppy discs! They also forgot to mention Pogs.
  • Hunt is poor man version of Joe without the fashion sense.
  • Did I hear right that Cameron stole a piece of the Hoover Dam?!!

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214s (Here’s to the Crazy Ones)

The Leftovers – Gladys (No ticket, No Laundry)

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Written By Ryan Fu @fu_beatz

What a crazy but good episode of the Leftovers this week. First off, I’ve never seen someone really get stoned before unless you count last night when I gave my friend a pot brownie in which he got really stoned. (Sorry, I had too) This episode reminded of the Fight Club when Meat Loaf’s character Robert Paulsen got killed for their cause, making him a martyr for their group. The gruesome death of Gladys caused many people of the Guilty Remnant to question what they were going, especially Laurie Garvey. But just like Liv Tyler’s character calmly tells us, it was just a matter of time before people pushed back. The GRs finally pushed enough buttons to cause many people including one organization to react violently. As a society at what point do we chose to say that a particular group aren’t part of the human race because their values don’t match ours? Do we have the right to treat them less than human beings?

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After finding the mangled body Gladys, Laurie has a mini panic attack, which causes the leader of the GRs, Patty Levin, to take Laurie to a retreat to calm her down. At the retreat, Patty tells Laurie to take a break from being a GR, giving her civilian clothes, buying her breakfast and allowing her to talk. But Laurie does not utter a single word as Patty tells her that she brought Gladys there a year ago in the same booth, in which Patty wants to know if she is still part of the team because in her words,

“There is no room for doubt. Doubt is going to fire you up until you are ash.”

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Laurie silently reassures Patty that she’s still down for the cause while Chief Garvey is starting to realize that everything he does for the town is going unnoticed. As he tries to protect the people of Mapleton with a mandatory curfew, the town people turn on him especially his new buddy/dog killer, Dean, tells the Chief why should we even care about the GRs, they don’t care about us, which leads the council to not pass the curfew. Garvey still decides to protect the GRs by giving them “rape whistles” but he also is trying to figure out where his wife is with the help of Liv Tyler’s character, Meg, but she tells him,

“She’s not your wife anymore.”

Kevin and Matt discover that Gladys' body is already gone.

To exacerbate Chief Garvey’s problems, he finds out the ATFEC would gladly exterminate the GRs as the agent tells Garvey that the group are an infestation that should be taken care of like rodents. This leads Garvey to wonder what the hell is going on in his life? He is starting to lose his mind and material things like his white shirts and bagels but he is also starting to lose his family which leads him to drink more as we see the Chief slowly coming apart. He realizes he still has to be strong for his daughter, which we can see in a great scene with Garvey and his daughter, telling her that he is divorcing her mother, Laurie.

That scene was very powerful because Garvey and his daughter are still in love with Laurie but they recognize that she is not the same person anymore. Really good episode of the Leftovers but fantastic acting on the part of the actors and actresses especially from Justin Theroux, in which I hope Chief Garvey gets his shit together because I think there is going to be “shit-storm” coming soon from different groups that are trying to get the heart and minds of the people.

Fu’s Observations:

  • You can add “stoned to death” to my biggest fear list now.
  • His name was Robert Paulsen. Didn’t you want the GRs while they were in the woods to start chanting, “her name was Gladys.”
  • Chief Garvey is kinda of a perv checking his daughter BF and the cheerleaders at school.
  • Dean kills dog and goes ballroom dancing like every tough, self respecting, mid-west man. I can’t tell yet if he is there to help Justin Theroux character or not?
  • Are those tattoos really real on Justin Theroux’s character because I thought I saw a “Hello Kitty” tat?
  • Chief Garvey swears like a sailor, which apparently the Reverend does as well, “I say Fuck too.”
  • Didn’t you want the Reverend to tell Laurie to “Fuck off” as she used the “rape whistle” at him.
  • Bacon makes everything better.
  • I was “inebrited” this week at Comic Con. I feel the liquor attendant is also an English teacher at Mapleton.
  • No ticket, no laundry. Unless, you’re the drunk Chief of the Police looking like a total psycho then you get your way.

CHECK OUT OUR LEFTOVERS:

The Pilot “The Rapture”

Penguin One, Us Zero (Where did the Bagels go?) 

Two Boats and Helicopter (Life is Roulette Table)

B.J. & A.J (Sweet Baby Jesus)

True Blood – Karma (Coming Full Circle)

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Written by Ryan Fu @fu_beatz

This week’s episode was a lot better than last week’s because it showed how people deal with death differently. Some people try to get their affairs in order so they can pass on it to the people they love while other people try to finish their goals before their time expires. This is the case with Bill Compton, finding out that he has an advance case of the virus, trying to figure a way to give everything he has to Jessica while Eric and Pam are to trying to get their revenge on Sarah Newlin. All the characters on the show are finding a way to deal with their own morality in a positive or negative way.

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Bill finding out last episode that he has an advanced version of the virus quickly realizes that he has to leave everything he has to his progeny, Jessica, but he encounters a shark for a lawyer that is trying to extort money from him from him which leads Bill to kill her. Bill is not the only person to know of his sickness as Jessica finds out and tells Sookie, which leads her to get checked at a clinic. Of course, she finds out she is carrying the virus that caused Bill to be sick. Sookie feels terrible that she caused this horrible situation for Jessica and Bill. Sarah Newlin also feels sorta responsible for her actions.

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After she causes her parents deaths, she comes crawling back to her “hot” vampire sister telling her that it was the “old me, this is the New-me.” Of course, her sister doesn’t believe her bullshit but tells her something that changes her tune. Turns out Sarah drank the antidote to the virus, making her the cure to the sickness, which I’m not sure that Eric and Pam with their new corporation partner, Mr. Gus knows that but I feel that’s the reason why the Yakuza are desperately trying to find her. Mr. Gus might be motivated to bring back “honor” to his family business before he dies while Eric is just trying to finish what he started.

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Lafayette is facing a similar situation with his “crazy” Auntie because she believes that Tara is trying to communicate with her. So, Lafayette gives it a shot by letting his new boyfriend give his blood to him and his Aunt. They get high on the blood, which let’s them find Tara but they can’t figure out what she is trying to communicate with them. But at least Lafayette knows now that his Auntie is just part-time crazy not full-time, which there is a difference.

Whether it’s vampires, werewolves or humans, we all have to face death one day but I always believe you live the most before you die because you know it’s the end. I really liked this episode tonight, which I hope they set the same standards on the final episodes coming up. I know I kinda shitted on a couple of episodes of TD this season, but when you love something that you know that it’s about to end, you want to remember why you loved it so much, you want to remember the best part of it. This is the same way with death because you want to remember best parts of your love ones life because they will be forever in your memories.

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Fu’s Observations:

  • Hell has NO fury like a woman scorned. Roses are red, Violet can be really VIOLENT.
  • Is that snake on Tara, the same snake that was used on the Britney Spears music video?
  • I really like the Asian cowboy look. I gotta buy me a 10-gallon hat ASAP!
  • Sarah’s sister is sooo smoking hot, thank goodness the producers thought she was too hot to kill.
  • This whole episode made me want to go to the clinic to check my own self out, especially after a week of debauchery at Comic Con.
  • Nobody felt bad when the lawyer died, I mean no one…

 CHECK OUT TB ARTICLES:

Fire in the Hole (You can’t run away from your past)

Death is not the End (A trip down memory lane)

Lost Cause (Lafayette & Pam are the only reasons to watch the show)

Halt and Catch Fire- 214s (Here’s to the Crazy Ones)

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Written by Ryan Fu @fu_beatz

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. But the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward. Maybe they have to be crazy. While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

This was a quote from Apple’s Think Differently ad that was headed by Steve Jobs, one of the most influential and innovate person in the technology field. People thought he was crazy to do things other people weren’t doing at the time but he knew that it was going to be the future. And in this episode of Halt and Catch Fire, we get the feeling that you can’t stop the future. You are either are a part of it or you get left behind in the past. What are you willing to do to be successful or be part of something great? The characters on the show want it so bad they are willing to embezzle, steal and lie in order to succeed, which you can’t blame them. Everyone wants to be seen as a winner one time in his or her lifetime.

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John Bosworth is an old-school businessman, who has built Cardiff Electric into regional power. He was happy in his place in the world until Joe came into his world and turned everything upside down. But what really messed him up was the thought of being part of something great like creating the first portable computer aka The Giant. At first, he could care less if the team actually created the machine but after seeing the potential of the project, he is absolutely on board now. He is willing to have his marriage crumble and he is willing to sell his own house to complete this project. In this episode, we find Bosworth is “all in”, with the project as we find out that he and Cameron hacked into a national bank to embezzle money to keep the company afloat while creating The Giant. Bosworth is willing to go to jail because he believes in the future, just like Gordon.

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Gordon looks like he’s back in a good place ever since last week’s episode, where he was falling apart because of the pressures he was dealing with to create this great invention. After listening to a couple of self help tapes, he is back to his confident self again even after learning he wasn’t going to Comdex, he is still resolute about going to Comdex especially when the FBI shows up to arrest John Bosworth for embezzling money and shuts down the office. Gordon goes back later that night to steal back his property because he’s is a man with a plan and he’s going to go through with it regardless if everyone thinks he’s crazy including his wife. He’s doing this for the best interest of his family, unlike Joe, who is only doing it to prove to his father that he can succeed without his help.

After hearing that Bosworth embezzled because the company ran out of money and learning that IBM is also creating a portable computer he decides to face his father for answers. This time his father tells him the truth about IBM’s computer along with the reasons why his father took his mom out of his life. Joe’s dad thought it was in his best interest that he shouldn’t be around his mom because she was lost. Joe’s dad even tells him that he’s more like him, which I totally agree with because they’re both assholes that are willing to step over body after body to complete their goals. I did love Joe’s dad speech about being a “dreamer” is all about hardwork. His dad’s pitch sold Joe in coming back to IBM to lead the portable computer program, turning his back to the people who made his dream into a reality. Joe is willing to turn his back to his friends in order see this creation come to life, which is kinda sleazy but I totally understand, it’s the future.

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Thankfully, Gordon was ballsy enough to stop Joe in his tracks giving him a motivating speech that they have to go to Comdex to prove people wrong and be a part of something great without the help of his father. They sell Joe’s Porsche and head to Comdex into the unknown future.

Fuck! Personally, I think this is exciting television. I didn’t care about what the naysayers said about this show that it isn’t going know where and how the characters weren’t lovable. I had a feeling that the show was going to prove them wrong. To which, how can you not fall in love with the characters now? They are willing to give up their live hoods to chase their dreams. Isn’t that the “American Dream?” I still have to believe if you believe in something and if you work hard enough, all your dreams with come through, but I guess you can call me crazy…

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Fu’s Observations:

  • I think Bosworth needs to “Call Saul.” (Sorry for the BB reference)
  • Isn’t office sex just the best? Also, Joe and Cameron are using protection right? Although, them being parents would be a great spin-off show.
  • I totally believe in self-help tapes. No joke, check out and listen to Tony Robbins, it’s a game and life changer.
  • I love the reference when Gordon entered Joe’s crib saying that he already left to only find out that this is how he lives.
  • Comdex sounds like a God damn sex convention for nerds!
  • Joe’s Porsche was cool but I would have loved to ride in Gordon’s orange, reddish Pinto.

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