During the mission where you fight the Ballas and escape the factory with Lamar and Stretch, , there's an automatic police chase that took me ages to outrun. I failed three times (once hiding in a reservoir and accidentally leaving Lamar behind) and finally hid in the train depot area until the heat died down. It was a bit frustrating tbh.
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I'd love to see a internet where people were forced to post under their real names.
Unfortunately, this has little effect on jerks. You've never seen people arguing and saying horrible things on Facebook, where you can easily see everything else about that person? Fuck, I don't even use Facebook, and just yesterday I was reading people in a ridiculous and mean internet argument on Hulu, which uses people's Facebook profiles. Anonymity probably adds to the problem, but it doesn't seem to be a major factor as one might think.
(also, by name here is my real name) ;)
In my experience websites that force people to use Facebook profiles are far more civil than those that don't. Of course there's people who have fake profiles, or others who just don't care, but in terms of "DIE IN A FIRE ******!" type discourse, that's something I've not seen much of. If GameSpot had that policy in place, you wouldn't have some of the awful things that were said about Petit under her GTA review. Hundreds if not thousands of posts of very ugly comments...no way would that happen w/ people using their real names.
I just hope that this doesn't kill off any potential openings in Aaron Paul's future career. He's great in Breaking Bad and I'd hate to see him disappear so quickly.
He's also got the new Ridley Scott film coming out in '14, fwiw. I was thinking about what could be next for both Paul and Bryan Cranston. Cranston can basically write his own ticket (especially if he gets the Luthor part) but Paul is not a traditional leading man. Need for Speed looks a bit awful, based on the trailer at least, but I imagine Paul got a huge payout coming out of BB. Maybe he'll be a bit more selective in the future.
Regarding the ricin: Could the pill be for Walt himself? Say he's caught by the Feds, and the pill's small enough to go undetected during an initial body search. Walt slips it into glass of water he's given in the interrogation room. He's smart enough to find some way to administer it to himself (could he just swallow the contents dry?). The whole series has been about control or lack thereof. Walt being able to dictate the terms of his own death would be the last bit of control (and dignity) he has on this mortal coil.
I don't understand how the entire audience implicitly knew through the course of this show that the last season should be everything falling apart around Dexter, including an investigation into his kills and/or a manhunt for Dexter, yet somehow the people paid to write it failed to realize that it's the only ending that would've made sense and been satisfying. It would have been expected, but it would have been fitting and made up for the last few piss-poor seasons. The fact that almost everyone is either oblivious to his actions or actively supports them by the end is disgusting. How do writers not know that conflict is what makes an interesting story? The moment Debra "accepted" Dexter was the moment I knew they wouldn't give us anything close to a fulfilling ending.
There's a reason people keep comparing this show to Breaking Bad (other than both are in their final seasons). Both revolve around bad people doing horrifying things. The difference is Breaking Bad had the balls to make Walter White suffer and pay for those crimes, and relished in the conflicted emotions it caused him and those close to him. People died or turned on him bitterly and shocked at who he had become. Dexter ended with his law-abiding sister supporting his murders and apologizing to him and absolving him of all sin as she died, while his policeman co-workers ignored every single homocide he was connected to and watched him murder a suspect in cold blood with only the flimsiest of self-defense arguments. He then abandoned his son with a murderer in a foreign country and put himself in a self-imposed exile as "penance" rather than killing himself or confessing. That's supposed to be him giving himself justice? Being a bum dad and flaking? Not answering to anyone but himself? Good show, good show.
They fell in love with Dexter, so they assumed the audience did or tried to force that love down our throats. Even with this shitty season, they could've redeemed the last episode if he had turned himself in instead of faking his own death. Embarrassing.
The previous showrunner had a far more satisfying ending scenario in mind.
I have not watched S8 but couldn't help but peek at spoilers after getting wind of how bad things have gotten. The lumberjack ending - so random, and even at the end, Miami Metro still didn't know Dexter was a mass murderer! Deb dies, he loses his kid, and it still feels like got off without much consequence. I'm caught up through S7 but see no reason to go completionist on this thing.
That was a bleak and unrelenting hour-and-change of depressing TV. I want to see some light at the end of this tunnel for one of these characters, but I hope Gilligan has the balls to go all the way, however far that may be. One ep to go and I have no idea how this will end. Just going to sit back and take in whatever horrors are to come.
Not bad - Short line at the local GameStop, inc 3 kids no older than 15 with no parent and/or guardian present. For shame! One of the kids chatted me up in the parking lot, asking what system I was on, etc. Then another kid, maybe 12, told me apropos of nothing to go to the medical marijuana store. I had no fucking idea what he was talking about. I'm assuming that's an in-game thing, cuz my state doesn't have medical marijuana stores.
@ezekiel: GTA will sell boatloads regardless, but it would be an interesting switch-up to see a woman in a playable role. I cannot seeing having a woman as a protag hurting sales for a juggernaut like this franchise. And there's plenty of interesting places the story could go, and room for some good satire, too, regarding real and imagined sexism in the game industry.