Adam Dietz is a regular contributor to Filmophilia. He’s graciously agreed to chronicle his The Wire-watching experiences here on Gentlemen, Behold!!
I don’t feel well, blogosphere. Things are not right in the world of your (noble, handsome, humble) narrator.
My current state of dissatisfaction has two contributing factors that have brought me to where I currently am. The first involves a weekend of debauchery in the windiest of cities. CHI-town (as the locals call it) has me in a state of zombie like benevolence. The establishments I frequented last evening ate me alive, and I was all too happy to supply the required utensils. It’s been the kind of day where you realize that you’ve put your shirt on inside out, but the prospect of turning it the right seems too exhausting to consider.
The second, and far more relevant, cause of my grief is not an ailment, per se, but is an experience that I have deprived myself from. As a (self-proclaimed) television aficionado, I take pride in my knowledge of current and past television shows and genuinely enjoy the experience of watching episodes, seasons, and entire series of shows. With all of this said, I am missing an important piece to the popular culture puzzle. It seems that through inexplicable circumstances, I have not tasted the sweet dish that is/was HBO’s The Wire. How is it possible that a man with such love for television and popular culture hasn’t seen a show of such high acclaim? I have decided to right this wrong and cure this injustice. Tonight and for many days and nights to follow, I will be watching this former premium cable darling and writing posts that will detail my journey.
Joe Stando is the writer and proprietor of Gentlemen, Behold!! (He’s writing this sentence, actually.) Adam Dietz is a writer for Filmophilia. Parks and Recreation is a long-running, critically-acclaimed comedy series on NBC. They (we) sat down together over the weekend to talk about last week’s episodes, in what will hopefully become a regular column. Here goes!
Readers, you may have noticed that I haven’t recapped an episode of Grimm in a long time. I could give a number of reasons for that. I could tell you that I’m writing for the Kalamazoo Gazette, and that they keep me pretty busy over there. I could tell you that a feature film my friends produced, The Day Job, premiered and that setting all that up took a significant amount of my energies. I could tell you that I competed in, and won, a stand up comedy competition. These are all elements. But the truth is that I stopped recapping Grimm because it’s just not a very good show. It’s not a very good show, no one’s paying me to recap it, and the time I spend taking notes on episodes and writing about them is better spent doing a number of other things.
Welcome back to Gentlemen, Behold!!’s Grimm recaps!! You may have noticed that I didn’t recap last week’s episode, “Beeware.” I’ve been a little busy with work and other projects, and Grimm recaps aren’t a super high priority on my list. Still, I think it’s best I do a super quick recap of last week before cracking open this week’s episode. Basically, some women were killed with bee venom in flash mobs gone wrong. Nick investigated and found out it was an attack by some creatures called Mellifers (bee people) on Hexenbiests, their enemies. Monsterface McHotbody’s name is Adelind Schade, and she and Nick had some nice back and forth jabs while he was assigned to protect her. Eventually, the Mellifers were defeated, but not before warning on a larger threat on the horizon. It was actually a pretty good episode. Anywho, on to “Lonelyhearts”!!
So, I’ve decided to start posting weekly recaps of NBC’s Grimm. I’m kind of busy with other projects these days, but I want to do something quick and fun at least once a week. James Hibberd already has Terra Nova recaps on lock over at EW.com, so I went with Grimm, mainly because for all of its silliness, I think it’s actually a decently clever show which could get really good if enough people watch it to get it another couple seasons (hint,hint). I’m gonna plan on these going up on Mondays, but we’ll see how it goes. Oh, and spoilers, and stuff.