You all may have noticed that I have been ignoring my reviews of Under the Dome. Well, that is because I have been writing some original stories instead of writing about that unbelievably crappy show. Just not worth the time any more. It is, however, because of Under the Dome and the crappy writing that came with it that I am now writing this amazing story.
The story behind the story goes a little something like this…In high school in the ’90’s, a buddy (Party Marty as we called him) and I (The Goose) decided to start writing a list of everything that happened during our adventures. By the end of high school, the Classic Moments List was born. I still have that very list today and we still yell out “CLASSIC MOMENT” every time something awesome or funny happens.
So please check out the link below to read the introduction, you won’t regret it. And I would be very grateful for any feedback. Oh, and one last thing, life is too short, so just enjoy and SMILE! 16-year old me certainly knew how too. Link below (Update: I think I fucked up and I guess I am still in character 15 years later, LMFAO, the Goose is Loose :( link updated):
Instead of my usual Under the Dome review this Tuesday, I have decided to put this on hold, mainly due to the fact that I am an emotional mess, to talk about something much much more important and that is life. The Leftovers is a story that has changed mine. It is one of the BEST stories ever told on television and even provides some good life advice from time to time. It’s a show that teaches us how to deal with loss, how to deal with family and really, it explores what the meaning of life may or may not be. Or as the Guilty Remnant pointed out throughout the 10 episode odyssey…what’s the point, let’s smoke.
Either way, it’s just an unbelievable take on the world and we all need to watch this story if only because it will likely make you a better person for it.
And the ending was phenomenal folks. Nora’s letter at the end of the episode will forever be with me:
I need to say goodbye to someone I care about. Someone who is still here. So I am saying it to you.
You were good to me Kevin. And sometimes when we were together I remember who I used to be before everything changed. But I was pretending. Pretending that I haven’t lost everything. I want to believe it could all go back to the way it was. I want to believe that I’m not surrounded by the abandoned ruin of a dead civilization. I want to believe it is still possible to get close to someone….but it’s easier not to. It’s easier because I’m a coward and I couldn’t take the pain. Not again.
I know that’s not fair. You lost so much too and you’re strong. You’re still here. But I can’t be…not anymore. I tried to get better, I didn’t want to feel this way so I took a shortcut…but it led me right back home. And do you know what I found when I got there? I found them, right where I left them. Right where they left me. It took me three years to accept the truth but now I know there is no going back, no fixing it. I am beyond repair. Maybe we’re all beyond repair.
I can’t go on the way I’m living but I don’t have the power to die. But I have to move towards something…anything. I’m not sure where I’m going, just away. Away from all this. I think about a place where no one will know what happened to me. But then I worry that I’ll forget them. I don’t ever want to forget them. I can’t. They were my family.
I think I loved you. Maybe you loved me too. I wish I could say this to you instead of wriiting it. I wish I could see you one last time to thank you and wish you well and tell you how much you mean to me…….but I can’t. Like I said, I’m a coward. So, wish me luck. I think I’m going to need it.
Very, very powerful. It’s one thing to read it, it’s a whole nother thing to hear Nora reading it with the chilling soundtrack in the background. It was beautiful in every way.
And lastly, they even used a rendition of Metallica’s Nothing Else Matters, quite frankly the most APPROPRIATE song for a television show. This classical ballad was done by Apocalyptica, so please check it out below, it’s beyond moving:
The Leftovers is simply a television show everyone should watch. It has made me a better person and given me a little hope, even if it’s the most depressing show ever. And hey, that’s life.
IT’S HERE. ENOUGH TALKING, JUST WATCH AND GET YOUR FREAK ON:
Without a doubt this is going to be the FREAKIEST season of AHS yet. And if you liked the tune from the trailer above, check it out below. It’s called Carousel by Melanie Martinez.
Wow that was actually a pretty decent episode of Under the Dome!!! Whoa, did I just say that? Is the world coming to an end? For whatever reason, everyone returning to the Dome including Mama Rennie and Hunter, has defibrillated the Domies back to life. Of course, nothing still makes no sense plot wise but still, this was a rather entertaining hour of dome life.
When I first read the title of the episode, I was expecting this to have FAIL written all over it, but The Fall had it all, from reunions to teenagers making out under a blanket to leaves changing colors to Mortal Kombat type self-inflicted fatalities. Also, Angie came back as a vision in Junior’s head…was it the Dome or is Junior just insane?
I was quite surprised to find out that The Fall was referring to the season and NOT falling off a dome cliff into a portal although this could be a future topic for the dome debate team. Joe is the captain, obvs. Despite autumn coming early though, Phil did end up having a fall of his own and it was epic.
Even our resident Dome Scientist is going to have a run for her money with this new grown-up version of Joe (aka Hunter). Just a theory…maybe Hunter is Joe in the future? I totally called it last week and they were instantly together comparing devices for this episode. Either that, or Hunter is a major creep who enjoys hanging out with teenagers. Either way, autumn is almost here so it is only appropriate that I choose something ‘leafy’ for this week’s review. Enjoy!
Well that didn’t take long. Two weeks after getting out of the dome, they are all back, minus Lyle, with the addition of random computer nerdy guy, Hunter, that will likely be Joe’s new best friend. And Mama Rennie even made the trip back with all of her paintings fully intact.
I swear it was like we were back in ’94 for an episode of Sliders. After locating the Red Door, which turns out to have been in Barbie’s backyard the entire time, the Outsiders (let’s call them that for this week) head through some portal that looked very much like this:
Anyone else remember the show Sliders? I’d actually love to see a reboot of that. And our Domies totally pulled their own version of Sliders last night by heading back through some strange portal that causes hallucinations which ended up being the highlight of the episode.
Once again, the episode was a Tale of Two Cities: Zenith and Chester’s Mill with Barbie and the Outsiders trying to find the Red Door while Big Jim continues to try to solve the mystery of how Barbie escaped the Dome.
It appears that everyone who is trapped under the dome is an idiot which probably explains why everything Barbie does while outside of the Dome is ineffective. Simply put, people who are not from Chester’s Mill are just plain smarter.
Once again we got to see Barbie, Sam and Lyle hanging out in Zenith while the rest of the Dometards went on a bunch of mindless adventures. At least we FINALLY got to see what is going on with all the military outside of the Dome…kinda. And another nice LOST moment which ended with epic failure as Barbie was only able to write down “Don’t J” before getting re-arrested by the military.
We also met some new nerdy character who works for Barbie’s dad but is also trying to hack into the company who is just paying him to keep quiet. Dometarded. I, personally, didn’t care much for this guy and who knows what this corporation’s involvement is, but it’s pretty clear that Barbie’s dad is somehow involved with the Dome after Barbie found video footage of the Domies on his laptop! Maybe this is one giant reality TV show after all and CBS is attempting to fool us with bad acting and terrible writing!? Who knows. Either way, we’re going to the other side of the Dome this week so enjoy the review.
Under the Dome went HOME on Monday’s episode, appropriately titled Coming Home, and surprisingly the change in scenery was 10,000% beneficial to the shows plot. We all knew Sam didn’t die but rather got sucked into the Dome’s butt portal which happens to be in mid-air on the side of an underground cliff. And once again dictionary editors everywhere are having fits with this show by allowing brand new words and sentences to form out of thin air, just like the Dome!
There were really only two stories to follow throughout this episode. Barbie and Sam are in Zenith, which also happens to be Dome Baby Miranda’s home town AND Barbie’s home town…that might be a bit far-fetched to me. Anyone else wondering why this City is named after an alien planet and why it also LOOKS like some futuristic city on another planet?
The other half of the episode took place on the edge of that underground cliff where the teenage Domebusters (Norrie, Joe, Junior and newly acquired Miranda) attempt to find out if Barbie and Sam are in fact dead after falling to their alleged deaths.
Well, you know what they say…GO BIG OR GO DOME! This week though, we’re actually going HOME! Enjoy the review Domies, Domettes and Dorphans!
Big shout out to my good friend Stewie! In other news, dome-shaped fruit sales are spiking. It is a good time to be a Watermelon Farmer. Coincidentally, it’s also summertime so I highly doubt the dome has anything to do with this.
That said though, the first half of the episode was beyond terrible but the action picked up in the second half and got me back to a point where I am actually wondering what is going to happen next. Also returning: BENNY! That’s right, Benny makes this show better. Is it a coincidence that the pink stars only show up when he does? Me, and Benny’s stash of hallucinogens, think not.
With another character potentially biting the dust and the pink stars returning (as well as the NEW version of the four hands), the show isn’t THAT bad any more. I mean, it’s still bad, just not THAT bad.
And because I feel like dancing, I went with an upbeat song selection this week. SKATEBOARD P FTW! Enjoy Domies and Domettes.
Last night’s episode of Under the Da-Da-Da-Dome, titled Reconciliation, only proves that the people in Chester’s Mill are pretty much as dumb as a Duck. Ducks, you ask? Why ducks? Why would I compare this show to ducks…they are so freaking cute, all chillin’ in their ponds, quack quackin’ it up. Well, there is a method to my madness, especially if you’re into ’80’s cartoons involving talking ducks! And besides, the town is chock-full of quacks anyways so it only seems appropriate.
We went to the ’90’s last week for the making of Barbie’s new music video but this week we’re going back another decade: The 1980’s…where every single cartoon on network television had a better plot than this show. Even if they involved filthy rich talking ducks!!!
Now, this week’s review, told entirely by changing the lyrics to one of my all-time favorite ’80’s cartoon intro’s. Enjoy!