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How The Governor is Bringing The Walking Dead Back to Life
“Live Bait” is by far one of the best episodes in The Walking Dead’s history. Many fans complain because the episode does not contain a Rick/Daryl prison plot. But this episode returns to what made The Walking Dead so good when it began: it focused on drama and character development.
The Walking Dead has had tumultuous existence going through three show runners in four seasons. Sadly none of the following seasons have lived up the status quo set up from Season 1. Season 2 had pace issues. For as slow as the first half of the season was, the second half was just as fast and there was never a middle ground. Season 3 flipped flopped between stories and alienated many members of the cast from each other. As the viewer watches with omnipresence, not all the character knew what was going on. Season 4 attempts to go back to the character development of Season 1, but the writing has been subpar. Season 1 was the best because it focused on the drive and emotions on the people in it. It focused less on the zombies and more n how the zombie apocalypse changed them and those around them.
Season 4 finally found the right path with “Live Bait.” The episode centers on The Governor after his disappearance in Season 3. The plot follows him as he reacts to his own deeds. You’d think The Governor would be laughing and boasting. Instead, he’s a shell; he’s not the man he once was. We see him interact with someone new showing that he could care about people showing a more timid and meek governor that even before he became a villain deranged by grief. The juiciest part? The excitement of finding out if he will succumb to his evil side or if he can truly change?
In fact, it’s very the same kind of tale found in the pilot episode. Lone, bearded man meets a stranger and becomes emotional close to them. He moves on without them, killing poor suffering zombies on his way. Like Rick, this substitute family gives The Governor (now known as Brian) hope. But unlike Rick, the family sees hope is in this broken man and follows him. The viewers feel that hope as well and ponder if the man can change. The episodes end the same as the pilot with the man facing certain death. Viewers eagerly await what happens next. What worked for Rick clearly works again for The Governor.
More attention to character development and less focus on zombie carnage (don’t worry there is some good, gross stuff) makes “Live Bait” one of the strongest episode by far. The Governor’s arc is setting this Season up as something that creator Frank Darabont would appreciate.
- “The Walking Dead” Episode 6 Analysis (frankallenbarber.wordpress.com)
- All Hail the Governor: Recapping The Walking Dead, “Live Bait” (Season 4, Episode 6) (complex.com)
- The Walking Dead To Film Live Episode In Maine (moviewriternyu.wordpress.com)
- The Walking Dead “Live Bait” (comicvine.com)
- He Just Lost It: ‘The Walking Dead’ Reboots With The Governor 2.0 (forbes.com)
Shy teenage girl. They are the butt of every joke. Until Stephen King wrote a book that made you look twice at the girl everyone mocks. In the ‘70s, it started its movie legacy. It continues this year, give that girl some fight back
Carrie is the coming of age story of a late bloomer with a psychotic mother. What gives this story an edge is the fact that as she becomes of age, she learns that she has supernatural power. Carrie has the power of telekinesis; she can move things and people with her mind. When a locker room prank goes wrong, Carrie is befriended by a teacher at a student who actually feels bad for tormenting Carrie. But no matter how many good people come in Carries life, they are no match for her zealot mother and the school’s mean girl.
Carrie is insanely creepy but, for once, viewers cheer for the murderer. The cast really pulls this together. Chloë Grace Moretz captures the painfully shy world of a blooming teenager but easily morphs as Carrie learns that she can use her powers. The innocent girl goes to powerful vengeance and then to sorrow and despair. The scariest aspect of the movie is probably Julianne Moore. Her version of Margaret is terrifying. She is clearly unhinged and Moore shows this in voice, body movement, even her gaze. Whenever she is on the screen, you shudder with Carrie.
When compared to the original, there are three big differences. One, the movie is not overtly sexual with full frontal nudity of teenagers. The new version takes the allegory on a less graphic and pornographic route. The second is that the second movie is more ethnically diverse. This is one of the biggest places that the original shows its age; everyone is white. The third difference is one of the biggest things that make this movie pop. Carrie’s powers are not limited to passive looks but instead they are forceful and clearly intended.
Moretz’s Carrie reaches out with her hand guiding her telepathic force to capture her opponents by the neck, scaring the mess out of her mother and moving her teacher to safety (another needed difference). As she curls her fingers and pipes burst, she is truly terrifying. Director Kimberly Pierce does no weird editing tricks (red screen, kaleidoscope images) and really focuses on the actress and the pain she clearly wants to inflict on her victims.
The movie clearly stands on its own. The filming is unnerving and the characters are truly scary. The story is still thought provoking to this day exploring the ideas of bullying. Viewers can see a lot of me in Carrie and this is what makes it such a timeless piece.
- Carrie (2013) (shipitproductions.com)
- Hilarious & Terrifying ‘Carrie’ Prank Stuns Coffee Shop Customers [Video] (contactmusic.com)
- Carrie (2013) (sleeperflicks.wordpress.com)
- Only Women Bleed, and Bleed and Bleed (Review of Carrie – 2013) (maryannemistretta.wordpress.com)
- Julianne Moore, Chloë Grace Moretz discuss making ‘Carrie’ in the digital age (csmonitor.com)
- Chloe Moretz felt vulnerable in ‘Carrie’ (contactmusic.com)
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
The modern YA craze that started with Harry Potter and Twilight isn’t slowing down. Studios are pushing forward making movies of the most popular young adult fare. But for every The Hunger Games there is a Beautiful Creatures. The movies can’t always live up to the original material. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is one such film.
The City of Bones follows Clary an ordinary human with an ordinary life. But when she sees gorgeous and dangerous Jace, her life changes forever. Jace is a Shadow Hunter, a group of human who have angel ancestry and fight demons who wish to do harm the human realm. Clary is one of the few people who can see the Shadow Hunters, and she joins Jace one their journey in an effort to unlock a secret past and a part of herself she is never known.
The book looks at the coming of age story through a magical lens. Instead of teenage angst, the books focuses on Clary as she learns that she is a demon hunter and possesses the talent to wield magic and take out the unwanted of the supernatural world. Learning about her true self is a perfect allegory for teenage life without being overly depressing. She must deal with learning her true talents, learns her mother isn’t perfect, and falls in love-all typical teenage life events. The script takes no time with these ideas. Even the most complex ideas, like sexuality, are pared down into a few lines and then forgotten leaving the movie without any emotion. Either the ideas should have been explored in greater time or left out completely.
Another huge difference between the book and the movie is that the film depicts all the characters one dimensional. Isabelle is always uptight and bitchy, Alec is cowardly, and Simon is Nerdy, and so on. By downplaying the emotional material from the books the characters are not able to be fully formed. And many of their roles are down played. Magnus Bane is truly the source from which Clary was able to train her powers; he gets about five minutes of scree n time and is only responsible for her lack of memory. Plus, the casting director didn’t bother to read the descriptions of some of the characters when casting it. Isabelle is described as gorgeous, raven haired with brown eyes so dark they seem black, and tall-taller than most of the boys. Her actress is none of these. While Jamie Campbell Bower was the perfect Jace, the other characters were miscast. Lily Collins and Lena Headey both lacked any drive or used any skill to portray their characters (that surprises me of Headey). The only change worth making was the local palm reader: it is never a mistake to cast CCH Pounder in anything.
The most unusual thing about the movie version of the books, it that is spoils the rest of the saga for anyone who hasn’t read past City of Bones. While most fans have read the saga, some viewers like me are just getting into the series. You learn in the film the Star Wars like twist has even another twist later in the series. As a reader, this will make my experience with the books less enjoyable. But, honestly, if you’ve the movie you will be discouraged from reading the book.
This is the saddest things when movies based on books are badly done; people are less likely to pick up the book. This is a shame because the book is better 99 percent of the time.
- City of Bones Film Review PART I (minasalcove.wordpress.com)
- The City Of Bones – The mortal Instruments (thegeekwithredhair.wordpress.com)
- The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones movie review, part two (merissafaye.wordpress.com)
- Review: City of Bones written by Cassandra Claire (Mortal Instruments #1) (hardcoregeeks.wordpress.com)
- Book Review: City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3) by Cassandra Clare (littleonionwrites.wordpress.com)
- Review: City of Bones (noodlekitty.wordpress.com)
Mortal Kombat Legacy
What do you do when one of the best video game movie adaptations is ruined by a horrible sequel? Let the idea simmer for several years and then bring it back as webisodes! Kevin Tancharoen started the web series when no one would fund another Mortal Kombat movie. The web series focuses on origin stories and looks deeper into the characters we know and love. Throw in some great sci-fi actors (Tahmoh Penikett, Jeri Ryan) for Season 1 and give the tale some love and BOOM! Mortal Kombat is awesome once again.
J.J. Abrams has put his messy hands all over this franchise making spectacle a priority and quality takes a back seat. I am not a huge Abrahams fans. He often starts with great ideas and then goes crazy with them. The first in this reboot series was a subpar film with at least some science fiction fun with a nod to the old generation. Into Darkness begs the question is this reboot or remake? The movie also stereotypes the basic characters giving them no depth. The films try for growth with Kirk and Spock and each falls short because it does not go along with the universe they are in. Overall it’s Star Trek with a younger cast, lots of visual effects, but no heart.
British Book Adaptation
This Masterpiece Classic version of Wuthering Heights stars two British men who are currently on the American hot list: Tom Hardy and Andrew Lincoln. Hardy is Heathcliff an orphan welcomed into the home of British money and falls in love with the man’s daughter. Circumstance leads to rivalry between Heathcliff and Linton (Lincoln) and many tragic deaths ensue. This adaptation really explains the book though it changes some aspects. It made it possible for me to actually finally read the book and understand it. Plus, this adaptation adds a little sweet to the end of the tragedy.
First, it has Keira Knightly in it–in a main role. I have a strong distaste for her as an actress. I don’t think she has much range and she is often a character that plays some sort of bitch. She’s good at that really, to the point where I don’t like her or her characters. The second issue is the story itself. It has a horrible ending. You think the characters all live happily ever after but no, they all die tragically. I can handle tragic deaths (see above) but after I thought there was a happily ever after? No way. Not even James McAvoy makes me want to watch this again.
- ‘Mortal Kombat’ Movie Won’t Connect to ‘Legacy’ Webseries (screenrant.com)
- ‘Mortal Kombat: Legacy II’ – Full Season is Now Online! (screenrant.com)
- Looks from Books: Fashion Inspired by Wuthering Heights (collegefashion.net)
- The (lack of) limits of the atonement (dailymedit.wordpress.com)
- Love Letters to Film: Atonement (ramblingrooby.wordpress.com)
- How STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Should Have Ended (geektyrant.com)
- Trek Tuesday: Whatever Happened to Trek Tuesday? (znculturecast.wordpress.com)
I have trouble understanding professional critics. In fact it seems that if the critic loves a film, then I hate it. This pattern still stands with Prisoners.
Prisoners stars on an idyllic Thanksgiving Day. Close friends and neighbors, the Dovers and Birchs meet for lunch. They each have teenage children as well as young girls, and the family is the best of friends. When the two girls slip out to head for the other girl’s home, they are abducted from their quite neighborhood. The girls had been playing on an old RV earlier in the day and this leads the police to their first suspect. It is when he is released because the police find no evidence of the girls in his RV or home that things get interesting. Mr. Dover takes matters into his own hands.
One of the biggest issues with the film is that it is not out what the trailers portray. The trailers make the movie seem like it focuses on Hugh Jackman’s character and how he deals with the loss of his little girl. Viewers are prepared for psychological pain and torment and to see a really in-depth look at how parents react in an impossible situation. But it’s not about that. It’s a cops and robbers movie. Something bad happens, the cops try to catch him, deal with a few red herrings, and ultimately catch a killer. The majority of the movie focuses on Jake Gyllenhaal’s twitchy Loki, the detective who works the case. Minimal time is given to the suffering parents and their form of justice.
Next is the fact the movie is absolutely unbelievable and overly complicated. While the movie tries to point out flaws in the justice systems, it doesn’t even get the standard procedures for finding missing children right. The search party doesn’t start until they find the RV, the parents are out searching for their children’s bodies, and the police allow a person of interest to be kidnapped because they did not provide surveillance/protection. Add a convoluted conspiracy story with religious fanatics, murdering priests and unexplained escapes, the movie doesn’t manage to do any kind of deep psychosocial exploration of anything. It’s a poorly written version of CSI on the big screen.
The best part of the entire movie is watching Jackman at work. He is a brilliant actor and plays the gambit of emotions flawlessly. He can give a gut wrenching performance with tears one minute and then fly off the handle in anger the next. His acting is organic like those of a real parent dealing with these issues.
Critics have touted Gyllenhaal’s work as well. But I find his acting over rated and overdone. He takes a character’s tic and makes it overly apparent. I even thought he was the killer at one point and the twitching was a psychological symptom of his guilt. The film truly needed to spend more time with Jackman.
Finally, the ending is horrible. My boyfriend and I had called all the twists along the way. Nothing was a surprise. The ending itself was a “The Lady or The Tiger?” ending given to resolution to the plot’s last twist.
Not much about Prisoners is very enthralling, entertaining or deep. Viewers are left with a depressing subject manner with a shadow that never lifts.
- Prisoners Review (niallmalcolmmovies.wordpress.com)
- Prisoners – a movie by Denis Villeneuve (nzoren.wordpress.com)
- Why The Hugh Jackman & Jake Gyllenhaal’s ‘Prisoners’ Is This Year’s Must See Thriller (contactmusic.com)
- Review~ Missing Children & A Ruthless Search, Jackman & Gyllenhaal; Prisoners (marcwinger.com)
- Prisoner’s – Paranoia at the Movie Theatre reaches a whole new level. (mitchelljhill.wordpress.com)
I always have a lot to say about entertainment. I created this blog as an avenue to post reviews and few other fun tidbits. But I have some essays in mind that don’t really fit the blog. I have set up a Blirt page for these essays (including my defense of Sons of Anarchy post). I’m not sure how I like Blirt but I am going to try it out. You never know, they may just end up living on this blog. So here’s my latest essay to ease you in. Now got to my Blirt page! LoL
Is The Walking Dead ready for its own spin off?
The Walking Dead is highly popular, besting ratings for a basic cable drama. TWD spans the age and gender gap brining in 12.4 million viewers for its Season 3 finale. The source material comes from a long running comic series by Robert Kirkman. Keeping some creative control, Kirkman has helped the show thrive. Now AMC wants to capture that same spirit again and create a spin off about a separate group of survivors with no link to the comic books.
As a fan of both the show and the comic, I think this is premature. Season 1 was a perfect example of using dramatic story telling themes and dressing them up with horror elements. While people complained Season 2 was slow, it stuck with the character developments and the theme that people are the most dangerous aspect of the apocalypse (a big theme from the comics). But Season 3 veers from this quite a bit. Adding more zombies and blood shed may have added more ratings, but it made the characters and story take the back burner thus decreasing the quality of the show. The other major issue with Season 3? The stories of the different groups became more and more segregated separating the prison from Woodbury and breaking up the character development flow and ease of storytelling.
Besides, TWD has been rife with controversy and issues in its three seasons. Season 4 brings yet another shower runner, Scott Gimple whose past credits include being a staff writer. Frank Darabount was fired in the midst of Season 2 and Glenn Mazara took his place for the rest of the season as well as the next. The high rate of show runner turnover is bothersome and indicates that there is incredible tension between AMC and the cast and crew. Season 2 was haunted by rumors that actors wanted out of their contracts because of AMC’s actions. What will happen when current producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert take time to develop this new show? Will the staff be able to maintain a balance that does not injure either show?
Successful spin off have occurred while the current show is still on air. Buffy the Vampire Slayers did not suffer as Joss Wheadon and crew spent time on Angel. Both shows stayed true to the themes and thought provoking look at life Buffy viewers became accustomed to. While Buffy came of age at college, Angel headed down a darker path to redemption. This spin off allowed several of the Buffyverse characters to really expand and become utilized. Wheadon worked with a trusted team and made the spin off a natural story line expansion for the world he set.
One the flip side, spin offs can go array and cause harm to the original show. One of the most current and notorious examples? Criminal Minds. CBS decided it was time to take Criminal Minds in the same direction of CSI and NCIS, creating another show focusing on another crew of profilers. In setting up the new show, the production company began looking at nonresistant issues and cost cutting efforts for the original show. They essentially fired the two female leads, and replaced them with a different, less costly actress. Meanwhile, the amazing Kirsten Vangsness was playing double time, appearing in both shows. The story lines faltered as the writers tried to find reasonable ways to remove the current cast members and add the new girl in. These story lines were not in cannon (Seaver questioned Reid and played videogames with Rossi) and the crew purposely styled the new girl’s hair and clothing like that of one of the fired actresses. Fans revolted sending irate letters and refusing to tune in to the spin off. By Season 6’s end, the new girl was fire and the previously released women were brought back-with better pay. And the spin off died.
While The Walking Dead spin off could go either way, I believe the endeavor will take its toll on the original show. The show already suffers from mismanagement, and separating Kirkman, Hurt and Alpert, even for the short time, will quite possibly kill it. While I can’t even speculate on the quality of the spin off, I know it’s a screwdriver to the eye for TWD.
Fox jumps on the fairy tale band wagon with its version of Sleepy Hollow. This incarnation of the Headless Horseman brings the tale to the modern day putting a witchy spin on the original story. Taking cues from Grimm and Once Upon a Time, Sleepy Hollow set out to prove that fairy tales and legends are not just for kids.
“Sleepy Hollow” begins in the American Revolution where Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horse first come face to face. Crane beheads his enemy but finds himself mortally wounded. When he awakes, Crane finds himself in a cave. Confused and unsettled, he adventures out into the world and comes face to face with cars. It seems he has woken hundreds of years later in the present. But he is not the only one that has arisen. The Headless Horseman is wreaking havoc in Sleepy Hallow. Crane teams up with a young police officer who frees him from a mental institution in order to keep the Horseman from reuniting with the skull.
Sleepy Hollow stands out for two reasons. The first is the new twist on an old tale. The plot is not just a modern take on a classic story. The twist is that Crane and the Headless horsemen are controlled by magic and Biblical prophecy. Crane’s wife is part of a coven of “good” witches who fight for balance in the world against the evil side of magic. She casts a spell on Crane keeping him alive allowing him to awaken only when the Horseman comes back. But the Horseman isn’t control by magic. Instead, he is Death, one of the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. So Crane is not just fighting a foe, he is fighting for the sake of the world.
The second is the casting. Tom Mison as Crane is a casting masterpiece. He plays the character with genuine fervor. One minute Mison is mastering one like quips, the next he is fighting against magical and non-magical beings alike. His portrayal makes Crane seem real. No longer is Crane a scared school teacher; he is trained fighter who is coming face to face with magic. What we learn, he learns. While the character is not on the good side of Crane, it’s good to see Orlando Jones again. It’s interesting to see him take on drama when his most memorial moments are the hilarious miss adventures from Evolution. He works well opposite Nicole Beharie who seems too fresh for her part as the police cadet traumatize by demons, but she has the potential to grow in this role.
In fact, the whole show has potential. It captures you with an old tale with a fresh spin and a protagonist that you truly feel for. It will be interested to see if the show can live up to its potential. We shall see tonight.
- This HOLLOW Isn’t That SLEEPY… (scifi4me.com)
- Sleepy Hollow (closetprofessor.wordpress.com)
- Sleepy Hollow series debuts on Fox (thequeenofscream.com)
- Pilots and Premieres: “Sleepy Hollow” – Series Premiere (couchpotatoesunite.wordpress.com)
- Local man put own spin on ‘Tale of the Headless Horseman’ (fox2now.com)
- “Sleepy Hollow” 9/16/2013 (spoilers): Death Wields a Mean Shotgun (midlifecrisiscrossover.com)
Right off the bat, Paranoia alienates some people. Mainly older people, especially the older rich. But for people in my generation, it pulls you in from the very beginning. Paranoia looks at the current generation and how we work, and one man’s effort to over throw the elder regime.
Liam “Baby” Hemsworth plays Adam Cassidy a young post college graduation with the naive attitude that the whole world is in front of him. When his world is suddenly pulled out from under him, he finds himself working for the older, lying, rich, and a group he despises. His ethics are strained even more as he is asked to steal corporate secrets from his boss’ rival. Caught between Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford, Adam woes the girl of his dreams strives to take care of his father, and to be more than his parents were. Going against this could mean his life or the life of his father.
The movie is a taunt psychological thriller. Viewers watch Adam change from a naive college graduate to one of the men he never wanted to become. But Adam never loses sight of his goals, outsmart the villains and save his father’s life. This combined with a love affair gives a second layer to corporate espionage thrillers. It’s not just about getting ahead; it’s about getting out with relationships intact.
What truly carries these relationships is the genuinely talented cast. Ford and Oldman are great as warring tech companies trying to manipulate the newbie into doing what they want. They have a dry evilness that scares you without pulling out guns or violence. They are great at the hint of violence. Amber Heard plays Adam’s love interest who works for Ford. Heard is an amazing actress and easily play both the emotional lover and shrewd business woman. Nip/Tuck’s Julian McMahon gives a side of toughness putting Adam on the run. But it is Baby Hemsworth who carries the movie. Watching him you forget how young he really is as his character emotionally ages before your eyes. He leaves no trace of accent pulling off the All American Boy. In fact, dare I say it; he is a much better actor than his brother.
For me personally, it was an allegory of my generation. I come from a generation that believes that with a degree we are ready to take on the world and make big money. But when we get to the real world, the shock knocks us down. Everything we were told about what having an education would be is false; too many people have it these days. Besides, those newly in the work force shouldn’t expect such an easy work life; we have to do our time. Adam tries to circumnavigate this and fails. The difference between him and me? His consequences affected every aspect of his life to a deadly degree.
The biggest issue with Paranoia is its name. There were moments when they played with the idea that Adam was just seeing things. But this was short lived. People really were following and threatening him. It’s like Abduction; how can you come a movie something when the title doesn’t happen at all.
While not the best movie, Paranoia is thrilling and engaging. The cast truly personify their characters drawing viewers into a world that is very foreign to them. But most of all, Liam stands out from his brother and on his own two feet.
Spoilers of the Season 6 Premier
Last night’s Sons of Anarchy premier contained standard SOA fair as well as a shocking ending leaving fans reeling. Responsibility dictates that I inform you that this essay contains massive spoilers for the Season 6 premier. There is a lot of material in the premier episode including Chibs getting straight with Juice, Tig’s remorse about his daughter’s death, and Tara’s transformation in jail. But it is the school shooting that is at the heart of the controversy. Many say the show has gone too far. But I’m going to tell you why the event is just right.
Creator Kurt Sutter did not use the scene as a stunt. If you watched the promo for next week, the shooting has a huge impact on the club and on Jax. It seems the club has indirectly supplied the gun that was used in the shooting. Sutter told Entertainment Weekly, “My desire to do this story just felt very organic to the world: These guys deal guns, and there’s a certain amount of disconnect once you put those guns out on the street not really knowing whose hands they’re gonna end up in and what violence that they create…And to have a father who’s struggling with boys of his own and questioning the violence of his life, and is this right for his kids — it just seemed like a very organic story to tell”
The emotional implications of this are huge for character development as well as the show’s end game. “I knew if we did it, it would really have to be at the end and, ultimately, I realized it was a good way to take us to the end,” Sutter says as the show plans to end after Season 7. “It’s not being done arbitrarily. It ultimately becomes the final straw in their relationship with the gun business and the domino that takes us to a fairly tragic and epic conclusion.” The events move the story; it’s not there just to drop jaws.
Secondly, the scene was very well done. Sutter kept the depiction of the violence to a minimum. The scene focuses on the child and his mental state. The child is shown looking through a notebook. He rolls back his sleeves breaking the illusion that he is a clean cut boy in a school uniform. He has cuts up and down his arms, probably self-inflicted. The boys pull a gun from his back pack leaving his journal on the bench. The viewers see drawings of a very disturbed mind. The scene cuts to guns shots and flashes through a school window. Viewers never once see him actually shoot anyone. The scene is done tastefully keeping any actual violence shown to a minimum.
The scene depicts real life and this is why it hits so hard to viewers. For those like me, it’s an emotional impact that I know will change every aspect of the show. For others, it’s linked to a personal past experiences that can be very emotional. This is not his first instance that SOA has dealt with such emotional topics. Season 2 dealt with Gemma being raped, a violent affair that happens to thousands of women every day. In Season 3, Jacks son is kidnapped. These three events are all very real but have been used in other shows as plot points. Even Buffy the Vampire Slayer dealt with the issue of schooling shooting but the episode was cut because soon before airing Columbine happened. Criminal Minds has also dealt with the after affects from school shooting victims. It’s not taboo; its real life presented in art.
The events of the premier will resound through the last two seasons changing Jax and bringing the club to its eventual demise. Powerful, tasteful, and though provoking, the shooting is the epicenter of everything that the club does now. Like in the real world, it will change every life it touches.
Read the original Entertainment Weekly article here.
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