TBH, I actually think it's a wise move by the writers not to have the Mother in every episode. By limiting her appearances and making sure that each one of them is brilliant, the writers ensure that the audience falls in love with her and are cheering/screaming by the time her and Ted finally meet. Yes, we have had 8 seasons of wanting to see her - but by slowly seeing trickles as opposed to a floodgate of the Mother, we look even more forward to seeing her. I LOVE THE MOTHER - SHE'S FABULOUS.
I get that and could get behind that to an extent - but one of my big points is that they advertised her as a main character and she’s been everything but. That’s a pretty distinct claim that hasn’t been met in any way, shape or form.
I saw Milioti live on Broadway the other season in Once. She’s a damn good actress.
But I have some massive issues with how you’ve been handling the mother this season.
Before the season started, Cristin Milioti was advertised as being a series regular by several news outlets. This has been supported by the fact that for the past few episodes, Milioti’s name was listed in the opening credits as part of the main cast, ahead of Neil Patrick Harris.
Alas, we are more than halfway through the final season, and the mother has barely appeared. By my count, she’s only appeared in one or two of the episodes in which she is credited as a major cast member - not even making cameos.
If my count is right, she’s only been in four of twelves episodes in any way shape or form, even the ones where she wasn’t credited as a main cast. Even if she’s in every future episode, she’ll only have appear in about half of the seasons worth of shows.
That’s not main cast. That’s barely a cameo.
You brought us in advertising big things for the mother, and we’ve barely seen her. After so much patience on our part and buildup and promotion on yours, this aspect of the season feels like a massive disappointment and waste. This is a missed opportunity for you and a disappointment for us. The few times we have seen the mother have been golden, and they’ve provided amazing character development - something you don’t expect to see in a final season.
I know that someone is going to show up and say something akin to “you’re not the one writing it” or that I’m asking for fanservice or some nonsense like that. All I want is to see the show you advertised it would be featuring the characters you said would be there.
I still enjoy your show, and I’ll watch it until the end, but it’s hard to enjoy it as much as I should if I spent every episode wondering when that main-cast-mother is going to show up.
New Doctor Who theme alterations for the 12th Doctor revealed.
This is why I gave up on this show. I used to sit down on the bed and watch the old Doctor Who on T.V. with little brother and sister and my Mum. We used to absolutely love it. When the new Doctors showed up, still good! Really good. Then things started getting ridiculously mental and childish and stupid a little while after 11 showed up (don’t get me wrong, he’s a brilliant actor, and I don’t blame him for anything), and now the show had just fucking gone downhill. Please don’t tell me this is actual music for the new Doctor. Please just tell me it’s not. Jesus fucking Christ this show has been butchered.
human life is incredible
I hate the excessive need to “modernize” everything in TV. It’s like, this wouldn’t be so bad if they actually made it still feel sci-fi, but now it’s this weird new-age bullshit, like they’re trying too hard to be “progressive”. I know I’m making a big deal out of a THEME SONG maybe, but thing is, they’ll probably end up carrying this ideology into the series itself. Where the fuck are things going.
it keeps happening
Sometimes, I fucking hate Steven Moffat for what he’s done to Doctor Who. Look, I know I’m fairly new to the show-having only come in during Matt Smith’s first season, but I went back and watched every episode of the old series and Moffat has just completely altered the tone. He’s trying to make it his own creation, which is fucking despicable, to mess with something as perfect as Doctor Who. I know it’s just a theme song, and I know the difference isn’t that drastic, but it fucking sickens me sometimes.
never forget my legacy
It just goes on and on, my friend.
I think my favorite part of this is that, with the exception of my pal Levi (sharingpurellwithhowardhughes), almost all of the reblogs you see linked above were deleted at their source. I wonder why. This is so convincing.
loki, one of the most well-known and well-loved marvel villains. was literally just officially confirmed to be not only bisexual, but also genderfluid.
let me repeat that: one of the most popular marvel characters of all time, is canonically queer.
Bless Marvel, I mean seriously. This is fantastic news and I’m so proud of them for taking this step. DC has seriously dropped the ball.
Yeah, I can’t find ANY record of Marvel saying this ever, especially in a period of time that justifies the term “literally just.” If someone can find proof of this, please share, because I haven’t found any. (Before you say it, the mythological Loki may have been bisexual, but a. we’re talking about Marvel canon, not Norse mythology and b. that doesn’t change the fact that I haven’t seen Marvel post anything of this nature about their character.)
Also, “one of the most popular Marvel characters of all time?” I’ve been reading and following comics for WELL over a decade and have some solid knowledge of comic history. Until the Thor film came out (and arguably during Ultimate Thor), I have literally never encountered anyone in real life or online that listed Thor or Loki as one of their favorite characters - and I know diehard comic fans obsessed with what most casual readers would consider second string superheroes. “Since 2011” scarcely counts as “all time.”
If you want a good bisexual comic character, I suggest John Constantine. The comics, not the film.
I understand the want and even need to be thrilled about something like this - and I’m a Marvel man most any day - but please do research before you post something like this. It just causes retweet after retweet of false information and gets hopes up for something that isn’t true.
i just found out that Zac Efron entered rehab twice this year for severe cocaine addiction and how did that shit went almost under the radar of the gossip crows when every step of Amanda Bynes and Lindsay Lohan and pretty much any other mistake of a grown up teenage star (females) is super exploited and heavily publicized?
it almost seems like male white actors enjoy of a special sort of privacy that women do not have in terms of struggling with addictions
Here’s why it wasn’t noticed. (Spoiler alert: it doesn’t have much to do with gender):
1. Lindsay Lohan’s descent into madness has been documented over a long period of time. It’s not something that happened overnight - it’s been going on since circa 2005. She hasn’t done much to change, either - her habits keep reoccurring every few years in new ways to the point that most people can’t even tell you why she’s in court anymore. This brings up another point - she’s constantly getting arrested and getting into legal trouble. If it’s in a police report, it’s basically public knowledge. This is all in addition to her documented issues in Hollywood, where her destructiveness and general terrible choice in films has made her a liability.
2. Amanda Bynes’s problems came to everyone’s attention due to twitter meltdowns and insane behavior in public. She began tweeting insanity -little promotion of her own her, just blabbering and talking about Drake and… well, you probably read what she said. She’s also gotten into legal trouble - DUIs, throwing a bong out a window, setting a fire in a stranger’s driveway. These things aren’t done in private - they are literally done in full view of anyone nearby. Again, if it’s in a police report, it’s basically public knowledge. Nothing about that is secret.
3. Zac Efron - let’s break this down.
a) I can’t find any real news sources that confirm this, other than the HuffPost posting something that includes the phrase “according to TMZ.com” which should be a red flag. The only “news” sources that reveal any details on it are TMZ and Perez Hilton, both of which are pretty much the scum of the internet. It seems like the story might have originated in the National Enquirer, which really says everything you need to know. However, Efron did post something on his twitter about thanking fans for their support over the past few weeks - though that in and of itself doesn’t mean much.
b) Let’s assume that he did indeed go to rehab for drug addiction, which is entirely possible and I will believe it as soon as I see a major news source touch it. (If someone can find one, please let me know!) Unlike Lohan and Bynes, Efron has always been a quiet guy. You never hear much about what happens between films or even on films. Some people who work with him call him kind of shy. His twitter is only moderately active and is used almost exclusively for promoting film with which is is involved - no yelling, correct spelling, and simple links. Furthermore, he’s never gotten into any legal trouble. Lohan and Bynes went to rehab because they were forced to after getting into trouble with the law regarding drugs and/or alcohol. Efront hasn’t.
To review, no police record, no crazy twitter, no notable life between films or on the set. Who’s more likely to be the subject of scrutiny - someone who quietly does their job and doesn’t bother anyone, or someone acting like a lunatic?
Now for point 4, where I directly address gender - and I’ll stick with white people:
4. A surprising amount of you may not know or remember this, because this happened in the cherished and flawless 90s and early 2000s, but Robert Downey, Jr. existed well before people started making gifs of him as Tony Stark. He was a recognized actor for over a decade and a half before he even put on the Iron Man suit. Back in the 90s, however, he was a major drug addict and troublemaker. He was constantly arrested and entering rehab, and was even incarcerated a few times - at least once for over a year. He once spent four months in jail for missing a court ordered drug test. He was fired from jobs for not showing up. He was fired from the show Ally McBeal for his problems, even though he was helping the show in the ratings. Every single one of these arrests was followed and documented by the “gossip crows” to the point where he was shunned out of Hollywood for a few years. He was the punchline for jokes by late night comics, just like Lohan and Bynes are now. Of course he decided to get his act together and is now a big property - which Lohan and Bynes might have a chance to do someday - but that doesn’t change the fact that he was followed and reported by gossip columnists. His gender didn’t matter. His loud, public, and illegal actions did. If you need more male comparisons, don’t be afraid to wander into the sports world - remember when Josh Hamilton was ignored by everyone when he derailed his career after becoming a drug addict? Neither do I. How about how no one paid attention when he had a few slips after his recover? Neither do I.
In this case, it’s not about gender. It’s about how much of a scene you make doing it. There are problems with sexism in society, there’s no denying that - but this is a weak example.
“Every time a player was introduced, I’d elbow Paul and say, ‘What a player he is. Unbelievable.’ Then the next player, he’d elbow me and say, ‘How about him? Unbelievable.’ Then they introduced Mario Lemieux, and we said, ‘Do you think he’d give us his autograph?’”—Teemu Selanne, recalling good friend and teammate Paul Kariya’s first All-Star game, which they both played in. (via hockey-time-machine)