Category: by: ashley

So, I stand by everything I can remember saying about the quinnspiracy, but I don’t really think about it anymore. I haven’t watched Homeland since the season 7 finale, and at this point I do not plan to watch season 8. 

But I still like talking about it sometimes. Just because I don’t know what’s going on doesn’t mean I can’t speak authoritatively about it.

No! No no no no no no no no. 

I am, as of right now, committed to not watching season eight at all. I don’t want to be watching this show in 2020. So I’m actually the one who will be dropping off of the blog unless Sara agrees that it would be really funny for me to answer asks without having watched the show. 

Sara’s been a little busy, what with her move across the ocean and all, but this is still her rodeo.

I didn’t understand your Star Trek reference, so I had to go annoy Julie. 

Julie: Number 1 was Riker, the first commander after the captain
Julie: And Riker was younger and a the girls liked him very much while Picard was more a father figure

Apart from the fact that I’m 6.97 years older than Sara, I feel like this is accurate. 

Sara is in England permanently, which means that I need to get over my dislike of the British accent (I am from BOSTON, we threw TEA into the HARBOR because we were MAD at the entirety of England) if I am ever going to see her again.

That’s our Sara, subtle to the max.

Not everybody, just me, and I’m not so much “fed up” as i am “totally exhausted.” 

Why do you ask? 

hellyeahomeland:

Hello, Homeland fans (or people who just think we’re neat). It is time for another installment of “something that won’t ruin your life,” from HYH champion recommender, Ashley.

This week, after a six month gap during which time not one single member of this blog has stepped up, I am recommending the Netflix television programme, GLOW. 

If you’re not a fan of Alison Brie, don’t sweat it. I’ve been there. It is not a problem. 

I started watching it when the first season dropped back in 2017. And, to be honest, I wasn’t totally into it. But I watched it anyway, because 80s + wrestling + LADIES WRESTLING + Chris Lowell for some reason = everything Ashley could possibly ask for. 

Then the second season came out and I was like WELP guess I got nothing else to do and oh. my. god. Like, I watched a recap of the first season, ZOOMED through the second season, went right back to the beginning to watch the first season again, and immediately watched the second season again. 

The show is awesome, guys. So it starts out with Ruth (Alison Brie), a struggling actress who cannot get a break. Her BFFN is Debbie (Betty Gilpin), a hot blonde ex-actress who had spent a while in a coma on a soap opera before asking to be written off. Debbie is married to Mark and they have a baby because why be an actress when you can be a mom, amirite?

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SO. 

Ruth ends up at an audition for a new wrestling show which is being directed by Sam Silvia (Marc Maron). She has no idea what she’s in for and, by the looks of it, none of the other ladies do either. So when Sam is like “yo, this is a wrestling show,” half the ladies walk out. 

Anyhoozles they get into the auditions and Ruth immediately fucks it up, like, she is straight-up trying to make this silly wrestling show into High Art.  Literally, she ACTUALLY starts quoting Maggie from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. (Actually, she does that when she decides “fuck this dude who told me I couldn’t be in the show, I’m gonna be in the fucking show,” but that’s still generally what got her kicked out in the first place.)

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But because the show would not happen if Ruth didn’t get hired for wrestling purposes, she comes back. But TWIST Debbie shows up and they get into a major fight because Ruth did something VERY UNCOOL and there was BETRAYAL. 

And that’s where we’re at. 

The first season is about putting this wrestling show together. It’s produced by a dude named Sebastian (Bash) Howard who is all, YAY WRESTLING. But Sam is like, NO! ART!!! 

Gradually it turns more into YAY WRESTLING than ART and the show is so super fun. 

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They are working with uncomfortable topics, like racism and sexism and all the -isms really, and the AIDS crisis gets thrown in. It’s a comedy that takes the problems of its time very seriously, and that’s refreshing. 

The show has a lot of heart and a lot of soul and they care SO MUCH about what they’re putting into the world, it’s obvious. It makes me happy and I think it will make you happy too. 

It might make you a little sad a couple of times, but it’s okay. The happies outweigh the sads like 15000 to 1. 

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Happy Friday, y’all! 

I’mma take advantage of Sara’s neglect as of late to re-rec GLOW, a television show that definitely won’t ruin your life. New season is out today!

To quote one of the 80s glam rock band Poison’s worst songs, “Uh-uh, no way, no way, son, N-O.”

From the depths of my very soul I do not believe that Showtime execs could give fewer damns about whether fans are depressed or angry over the holidays. I think the move to February 8th is just because they are taking their sweet goddamn time finishing the season.

I have long since vowed to be done with Homeland in the year 2019 so I am officially taking Sara’s position on season 8.

It doesn’t exist. 

Ashley: Fielding this because Sara doesn’t believe season eight exists and will tell them so.
Ashley (one week later): Oh shit.

Hi! Yes, we knew about this. I live under the world’s heaviest rock when it comes to matters of Homeland, but even I was somehow aware of it… mostly because Maury and Alexis post JUST enough photos of their pets on Instagram to make following them worth my time.

I don’t, sorry. 🙁 

The Franny story was wrapped up last season. She’s in a stable environment with Maggie and Bill now, and I think that the show made too big a deal of that to walk it back. 

The Brodys are a distant memory at this point, and even though I’d love to know how things turned out for Dana Brody (I hope she’s happy), I can’t think of anything less likely. 

They’ve always said that the Carrie/Saul relationship was the heart of the show, and I think that is what the show will focus on in season 8. Neither the Brodys nor Franny are relevant at this stage.