24, NY. Loyal to a fault.
Collector of scarves, Snapple caps, pint glasses and ticket stubs.
I know a little about a lot. I like what I like.
I am way too invested in most all of the books I read, TV shows I follow and movies I watch...
Sooo the whole dog-napping thing. Kind of a snooze. V did stick it to some 09er jerks and defend Mandy though, that was quippy and bold— which we love! I found the reward system interesting, but finding lost dogs is well below the scope of the Mars’ interests and skills.
The episode itself had some great developments; showing more of Trina’s life and the way the Echolls’ household runs (= letting us understand Logan better), and V makes the tough decision to stop seeing Leo in order to explore this progressive attraction to Logan.
There were more than a few instances over the three seasons where I gasped or shouted audibly… but the “You Should Have Seen This Coming” feeling I got after watching “Postgame Mortem” (and the resolution in “Mars Bars”) earns it this spot on the list.
The development of Josh and his grieving family/teammates following the suspicious death of his dad, Tom Barry, the Hearst coach, from client to friend was awesome. And the way the case concluded, OMG, I felt like “How could Rob give us such a clever, loyal guy and then rip him away from V?!” They could have been great together, I thought it the moment they first spoke. I think the arc of Josh Barry and the loss of his dad opened up some great “What Ifs” for the series (and boy did this show have many!). WHAT IF they didn’t find the tape, WHAT IF the accomplice came forward, WHAT IF the mom made him stay, WHAT IF V and Josh got to spend more time together?
Season 3 takes a lot of crap, and I agree that it wasn’t the same caliber as the first two, but it has a lot of good, classic VM moments. I think her baking cookies and doing a stint in county for Josh are typical V, she calls it like she sees it and she stands up for what she believes. (Even when the person she stands up for did kidnap and threaten another player and then con her into baking cookies he was allergic to in order to break out of jail. V knew Josh didn’t kill his dad, and she empathized with someone wanting to protect the parent they had left.)
I think “Clash of the Tritons” is probably one of my least fav. Granted, the “One Way Or Another” karaoke is a gem, the rest of the episode was sort of blahh for me.
Though motivated by the desire to find her best friend’s killer, you’ve got to admit V stooped to a new low level of desperation by bugging her peers’ counseling sessions. Another issue for me in this episode was how friggin terrible Duncan continued to be, totally being a dick and letting the Triton initiation take priority over clearing V’s name (broken up or not, we all know he still loved her!) for the whole fake ID/alcohol poisoning thing.
I just feel like nobody was particularly at their best in S1/EP12.
A good plot twist, a little love, and a future A-list guest star… sounds good to me!
While it was hard to pick a dozen one, I do find that “Silence of the Lamb” stands out (Season 1, Episode 10). This episode, like so many others, packs a ton of important and engrossing info into just 43mins! Mac finds out about being switched at birth (with nemesis 09er Madison Sinclair, no less); V confesses to Leo, in an adorably awkward and sweet and slightly sexually tense confrontation, that she “fell for you then used you, not the other way around;” and Sheriff Lamb & Keith have to collaborate to catch the E-String Strangler (a suspect of which is played by the remarkably talented Aaron Paul).