How deep?

Olivia: Why did you sleep with me?

Jake: Because you’re amazing. Because I watch you day in and day out, and you never cease to amaze… Because I didn’t know you were the president’s girl. I didn’t know how deep you were in with the president, I didn’t know how deep you are… How deep are you, Olivia?

Olivia: I don’t know what you’re talking about.

Being kilig about this scene makes me feel guilty, as if _I_ had cheated on Fitz. What the hell, Shonda. *slow clap*

But dear Star World, why are you replaying last week’s episode? Gah.

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Still freaks me out

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This is how I watch The Walking Dead: I hold the remote the entire time, while I have a throw pillow in my lap. When a zombie suddenly makes an appearance or somebody gets bitten or even when somebody is walking by himself in the woods or in the dark, I hide behind the throw pillow and change the channel. Usually, when a zombie appears, I jump and change the channel. Then change it back and miss whatever scary thing I didn’t want to see. A stressful hour of my life every week, at least for the first couple of seasons.

The third season wasn’t so scary because they were dealing with human drama now, the tension with the governor, etc etc. There weren’t that many zombies comparably speaking. Also, since there was just a marathon of it the last few days, I wasn’t scared at all. Since I knew what was going to happen most of the time, I didn’t change the channel anymore, and even got to actually “see” parts I missed before.

Watching the premiere of Season 4, I was quite proud of myself because, hey, I’m really not scared anymore. It’s mostly them getting used to a new life, raising horses and pigs, Michonne going on comics runs for Carl, everyone trying to build a new life for themselves. Then, I realized I had the throw pillow covering my face again, and was gripping the remote, and oh my lord, who the heck was that scary lady talking to? Holy crap, zombies falling through the roof! Yikes, that pig is going to reanimate!!!

Not scared anymore, my ass.

Inevitabilities, Spoilers on the Internet, and Robb Stark

Robb Stark and Grey Wind

Robb Stark and Grey Wind, during happier times

WARNING: While this blog entry contains no important spoilers for Game of Thrones, do not read if you are not updated with 2nd season of The Walking Dead. 🙂

So, the internet has made it possible for people to speak out what/how they feel about anything in the world, in the instant that they feel it. And then, it is also possible for other people to react to what your feeling, also in an instant. Therefore, don’t get angry if you open FB or Twitter and find out what happens in the now-legendary, trending-worldwide episode of Game of Thrones. It definitely was the biggest plot twist in the series, it was also the reason why Weiss and Benioff wanted to make Game of Thrones into a TV series.

But I don’t think knowing that it happens a few days or weeks before the episode becomes available to you (via Torrent or HBO) matters. I’ve known since the series started, and only because my friends and I are reading the books (meaning I haven’t gotten to that part in the books yet, but my friend Kitch told me about it, so worried that I was in love with Robb Stark and would be as heartbroken as she was). What I noticed among my friends though is: we’re all looking forward to this episode, even if we know what’s going to happen. Which is why I’m rolling my eyes at how everyone’s reacting to the spoilers on FB.

And, what makes a TV show great is how it unfolds. It’s like when Sophia ran off at the start of Walking Dead Season 2, I knew right away that she was going to turn up a zombie. Every week, it was, “So, Zombie na si Sophia?” But I was floored when she creeped out of that barn, let me tell you. So much for knowing it’s going to happen, actually seeing it happen is something else entirely.

And that’s what’s going to happen with Game of Thrones. I mean, look at all the people wailing and throwing up over their social networks because they had no idea. At least, thanks to the spoilers, you’re prepared for what’s coming.

I must say though, I don’t think any amount of preparation is going to help me when I watch that episode. I already mentioned that I loved Robb Stark, but I realized while watching the second season that I wasn’t very into him anymore, probably subliminally weaning myself from him to save myself from the inevitable devastating heartache of this upcoming episode. Yet, who am I kidding?

Now, if you want spoilers, and more Robb Stark, see this interview with Richard Madden on Rolling Stone.

King of the North

This year’s Hallowe’en costume

I put this up in FB and Twitter via Instagram, but adding it here just so that it’s here. I’m the Mother from How I Met Your Mother.

This was actually Mikah’s idea, despite his not seeing the show much (if at all. Mikah doesn’t watch TV). We were talking about Hallowe’en costumes and I said, “Like somebody could go as the guy from How I Met Your Mother,” and he said, “Why not go as the Mother?” And I said, “But nobody knows what she looks like except she’s always under a yellow umbrella.” And of course, I didn’t think of it myself. Typically.

I don’t watch the show religiously either, so I’m getting confused about the Barney-Robin relationship, especially since they’re showing random episodes from different seasons on Star World (their theme is, hey this is the episode with this celebrity on it, come see!). Didn’t they amicably break up because they realized they were complacently happy together and therefore not good for each other? Then there’s that episode of Robin telling Ted she’s not ready to get married to Barney on another channel, so wait what? I’m still not inclined to see the whole thing from the beginning, I wish someone could give me an outline or something.

My new favorite TV show

I have some downtime, so I thought I’d blog about the Vampire Diaries episode I saw last night. I’m only a new fan of the show; I’ve always been all about vampires — as a child, when I got frightened, I instinctively cover my neck — but resisted Vampire Diaries because I worried it would be another Twilight. My friend Jewel convinced me it was not.

Anyway, I’m watching it on Warner TV and it’s only in the middle of season 2. Last night, Caroline finally tells Matt that she’s a vampire, partly because she had to explain how she saved him from a fatal stab wound and partly because Elena and Jenna were earlier discussing how you shouldn’t keep secrets in a relationship. But when Matt found out, he flipped out and couldn’t handle it, and even blamed Caroline for what happened to his sister.

My heart just wept for Caroline, and I find this important enough to blog about because I actually didn’t like Caroline. When season 1 ended, I was wondering why she was still alive and when she was turned, I couldn’t believe her luck. Over time, though, she finally won me over, as she helped Tyler out when he was transforming into a werewolf, and admitted she was spying for Katherine to save Matt,  and how she tried so hard to still be who she was, given the circumstances.

I’ve read episode guides on wiki so I actually knew what was going to happen. It’s still really hard to watch, though.

For me to care strongly about a fictional character like that usually means the show is awesome. I’m so sorry I assumed you were another Twilight.