September TV

Work is running me ragged, mainly because I can’t stop chasing the monies. I still write for a bunch of different sites. Some are paying me more per article than they used to, and others are paying the same but giving me less work overall. My Texas SEO clients want me to cover gun stuff (which I know far too little about to cover with any seriousness) and tween beauty products (which shouldn’t even exist IMO). So that’s been tricky.

I’m covering American Horror Story: Hotel for a different site this year. Mainly to make more money and get a wider readership. Still reviewing Blunt Talk for Geekbinge. It’s one of those shows that’s funny and depressing at the same time, like Maron. I think it’s for people who miss watching Frasier and thought it needed more overt sexuality.

Really need to find another general news or women’s site to write for. Hating a lot of the assignments I’m getting these days. Stuff that takes a lot of research, uses only public domain pictures, and covers subjects I do not care about–for far less money than I should be getting. I’m still quite witty, but I think the quality can’t help but suffer when it’s posts on things I’m not passionate about.

There’s a lull in the TV schedule as summer shows end and fall shows haven’t quite started yet. I hope to use that time to get into some fiction writing, or maybe work on my long-neglected Millicent Mixter’s Guide to Murder-Free Customer Service.
Yeah, I know–all my titles are too long.

Speaking of summer finales:
Defiance was fucking amazing. I don’t know if it’s been renewed or not, but the S3 finale provided a nice ending. Plus the visuals on Nolan doing the thing at the end? Wow.
Hannibal was the most beautiful goddamn thing I’ve ever seen. I owe NBC a huge apology for saying over and over that they didn’t have the stones to do a real horrorshow. Of course, they also cancelled Hannibal, so fuck them. I could have watched a few more seasons, for sure. But the finale was utterly perfect, full of animal bloodlust, and featured some of the best looking men on TV.
Falling Skies. Happy ending. So surprises there. This show was always too tame and predictable for me. H liked it though.
HUMANs. Dug it. Looking forward to S2.
True Detective Awful. The whole thing was just shit-slingingly terrible. Bad dialogue, zero meaningful character development. Predictable plot. I was so looking forward to seeing Vince Vaughn in something great.
Extant and The Strain are no doubt ending soon. Extant is not a great show, but it’s pretty solid. I like the kid a lot, and hate the chick Meryl Streep’s daughter plays. Gods, she’s a terribly flawed person.

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