The Good Wife: Pants on Fire

E: I know, I know, it’s been ages, but I’m finally back, with the first of the final three recaps, coming to you late, in order. Didja miss me?

I’ve got to admit, I’m having trouble getting back in the swing of things.  I’ve really enjoyed this season – in many ways the individual episodes have been more rewarding than last year when taken as a whole, the characters growth more fascinating – but right now I’m feeling what many people have said all along; the overall plotting has left us with less of a payoff.  At least up to this point, and especially when compared to last season.

Okay, that’s enough whining.  Are you ready?  Here we go. Continue reading

The Hunger Games Movie Review

M: Anyone who has read us consistently knows that all three of us are big fans of The Hunger Games book, and have been eagerly anticipating the movie.

E: Huge fans.  I found the series when the third in the trilogy (Mockingjay) came out and devoured them all.  Then I gave them to Mrs. M for her birthday, and M read them instead.

M: Not instead, just first.  Mrs M devoured them at almost the same time.  Get it straight.

E: Fine, whatever.  We spread the love to Mr E., our parents, C, her roommates, talked about it with Mr. E’s brother and nieces, with friends old and new…  Seriously, if you haven’t read the books, do it!  Do it now!

M: E and I, together with a bunch of friends, went and saw it on opening weekend.  C, unfortunately, could not make the several hour trip up to watch it with us.  We had a great time, and to avoid burying the lead, we all greatly enjoyed the movie.  That doesn’t mean we didn’t have our issues, which we’ll get into, but the important thing is that the issues that we did have are more nit-picky, and come from wanting the movie to be as good as the book, which is pretty much impossible. Continue reading