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Review: Coffee Town

College Humor

Coffee Town is a political thriller set in a small town suburb. No, not really. It's a brainless comedy aimed at people who love coffee, "brainless" here not in any way derogatory. So basically, it's a film that doesn't require too much thinking aimed at hyperactive, caffeinated brains.

College Humor
Or those who work out of coffee shops.

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Micro: The Originals. Episode 4: "Girl in New Orleans"

There's a teenage witch out and about, for starters.

This episode alone has a lot on its plate, and I wonder how the show can give justice to B-plots and character arcs, without sabotaging it.

It's not only the old ones who are full of history.

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Micro: The Vampire Diaries. Season 5. Episode 3: "Original Sin"

"Come on, I just got the girl!"

I agree with Damon, let's dial down the destiny talk. I love that Damon is still fighting the odds, still the underdog even if he already got the girl. But I miss Damon on a rampage.

"No, she's destined to be mine."

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Micro: The Originals. Episode 2: "House of the Rising Son"

He doesn't seem amused by his period costume.

It's an episode full of flashbacks of how Marcel is really related to our dear Originals, and how they've lost touch. Basically, it's a 'Don't touch my sister or else" story, and sometimes I see how Rebekah still likes for men in her past to drool over her in modern times.

Human Marcel with hair is creepy. 

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Micro: Hello Ladies Episode 4: "The Dinner"

HBO via DCT

This show successfully straddles the line between "embarrassingly funny" and "downright humiliating".

HBO
With Stephen Merchant's gay jokes, shame and humiliation aren't far behind.

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Micro: Hello Ladies Episode 3: "The Date", or The Three Basic Elements of Stephen Merchant's Comedy

HBO via DCT

For those who call themselves fans of Stephen Merchant, you might've noticed that his comedic style revolves around three basic things:

HBO
"Can you go a bit slower?"

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Review: Three Things Gravity Pulls Off Brilliantly

Loripolin.com

First of all, I would like to express my disappointment at the House of Representatives of the Republic of the Philippines for owing me three months worth of paychecks. I would've really, really wanted to watch this on IMAX 3D. And again in a theatre with Dolby Atmos surround sound. But since I really, really had to see it on the big screen, I settled for ordinary 2D.

Not in 3D? Kill me now.

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Micro: Hello Ladies. Episode 2: "The Limo"

HBO

First, like almost all shows, we finally have a proper opening credits sequence, which is noticeably different from the one in the pilot.

HBO
Yes, he's an Englishman. In Hollywood.

And we finally realise why this show is entitled Hello Ladies ─ it’s his catchphrase. He uses it twice in this episode.

HBO
This is actually an isolated incident.

Thanks, HBO, for greenlighting this show. I know you weren’t really ready for Ricky Gervais (The Ricky Gervais Show doesn’t count ─ it’s animated). Or rather, America wasn’t ready for this brand of humour.

HBO
But the world is always ready for "short fat guy and tall skinny guy" comic duos.

For those who thought Stephen Merchant can’t hold his own without Gervais, I have three words for you: You. Are. Wrong.





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Micro: The Originals. Episode 1: "Always and Forever"

Just because it's a pilot.

We've already seen this one roughly, actually, but there's a lot in this version that, I think, made it feel more like a proper beginning for our dear Original vampires' own show.

Hang on, brother. There's more...

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Micro: The Vampire Diaries. Season 5. Episode 1: " I Know What You Did Last Summer"

Hello, college!

The Vampire Diaries is not the show to come in strong on season openers (I still remember the Season 1 opener─just meh), but I believe it has the capacity to improve as they move from one episode to another; yes, even with the "Stephan is Silas' Shadow self" shit, let's hope.

Let's see what they did last summer...

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Micro: Hello Ladies. Episode 1: "Pilot"

HBO

For those who don't know who Stephen Merchant is, he's that ridiculously tall guy who plays Ricky Gervais's agent in Extras.

HBO
Merchant stands 6 foot 7, according to him.

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Review: Breaking Bad, or My First True Series Finale

AMC

I wrote a poem last year entitled "The Ballad of Walt and Jesse". And truly, the entire series is, really, the ballad of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman.

AMC via The Guardian
"The word 'ballad' doesn't mean we have to sing, Jesse! Don't be stupid."

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The Vampire Diaries. Season 4. Episode 23: "Graduation"

Slow clap for finally finishing Season 4 micros a day before Season 5 starts. 

I was pretty much satisfied with all aspects of Season 4's finale; some events I was not so agreeable to, but I have no serious objections—except for one. So, on to my favorite parts, in no particular order.

Let's get this out of the way first. 

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The Vampire Diaries. Season 4. Episode 22: "The Walking Dead"

"Didn't you get the invite that it's Season 5 already in four days?"

Yes, I know, this is super late. Anyway...

Just as the title suggests—dead walk the earth... again, a.k.a. the veil has been dropped by Bonnie. It sort of feels like, was that last season, when Anna finally found her mom after the ghosts came back? That means a reunion for Damon and Alaric (how I missed this bromance!), Stefan and Lexi (she approves of Caroline in more ways than one), Jeremy and Elena (finally, the chance to say a proper goodbye), Bonnie and Grams (helpful as ever), and Kol and Rebecca (not exactly a jolly one).

Woot-woot! *wink*

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