Thursday, January 15, 2015

Hindsight On Hindsight 102

I must like VH1's Hindsight more than I care to admit because not only have I been trying to get my friends to watch it, but I picked watching it over AHS:Freakshow (I tend to buy the episodes off Amazon anyway. I still had the option to watch it on TV for a change though and that's the point). I'm also still here writing about it.


I have nothing to do today so let's crack open a bottle of Orbitz (Did anyone ever actually drink that besides me? I was literally the only person in my family that liked it. It was like drinking a lava lamp) and roll up only one pants leg and get this thing started. As usual all screenshots are from VH1's website where they are letting you watch Hindsight for free in case you missed it yesterday.


This episode starts off with Sean finding Becca at the bar last episode left us at. Well actually, it starts off with her chasing Sean as he angrily walks out of the bar away from her. This slightly confuses me. I can understand her indecision to not marry him, kind of. But why did he go to the bar? Was it really for a confrontation? If it was, why is the first shot of him walking out? We never get to see any type of 'We need to talk, Becca.' scene or anything in the last episode. There's nothing like that in this episode. Just her chasing him out. Did he just want to know where she was, just to know or something? Did he want to find her to pout at her?



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To be fair, it is a marvelous pout.

Just a small blip of an opening scene would have better laid out his intentions. Even if it was just a scene of him about to say something and then shaking his head as he pouted all angrily and walked out going, 'forget it', or something.

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This is one of my favorite clich├ęs. Something weird just happened? Let's rent all the movies we can find on that topic! Of course I think now a days that's been replaced by internet searches and forum topics.

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I would like this show to please stop reminding me I am 19-20 years older, depending on the month, than I was in 1995.
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I love how after Becca tells Lolly all about the wonders of Netflix and smart phones she thinks you can somehow access this technology that is 20 years away from a landline.




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Ohhhh, Lolly.

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"It's called an iPhone."
"Is it in your eye?"

...Lolly!
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After a scene of them watching movies about time travel (Nothing comes of the knowledge gained from these tapes. Not in this episode anyway) that developed into them talking about smart phones we finally get to talk precisely about why Angry Pout Cutie Face was such a piss poor husband. Basically, his life didn't go out the way he planned with his art. He couldn't suck it up and took it out on Becca who couldn't appease him no matter how hard she tried. I guess she blames herself mostly because she says she, 'Never learned how to be a wife.' There wasn't a lot of clarification on this and her and Lolly's conversation wasn't really that deep (how deeply can you really delve in an hour though?) so I'm left wondering, if this is how APCF reacts then how is she planning on reconciling this? His potentially crappy art is something she can't really change.
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This green razor was what you missed about the 90's? Honey. Get it together. I'm pretty sure you can still buy those.
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I am amused that Becca apparently now has elevator based PTSD. I don't know why, I just am.
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Becca goes back to her job where her boss declares that she is indeed the VP, just like she demanded last episode while she was running away from her wedding.




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Except not.

I knew it was too easy. That bitchy fucking smirk, I love Mario Cantone's characters. I  just love Mario Cantone actually.
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I can't quite blame Simon that much. If some hysterical time jumping wedding escape artist berated me and demanded I make her VP of Publicity of my company that I had put so much hard work into, and she only put a year of work into (at this point anyway), I wouldn't really jump the gun in giving it to her either. Even though Simon is supposed to be a shitty boss, he does have a point in asking her why she thinks she's qualified. This is what any boss does when asked for a raise or change in position. At least in my experiences anyway. Even if a boss thinks your qualified they usually want to hear from you why you think you are.



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Becca deals with her boss' actually reasonable request by screaming into the coffee he told her to go get. Becca, that is not the way you make people taste your anger. You're supposed to pee in his coffee, not scream into it. Haven't you ever watched any of those Naughty Employees Caught exposes on TV?
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Oh my Gawd! The Gin Blossoms, I love them! I treadmilled to them last night.

But besides that, Lolly we talked about this. Stop macking on Keanu!
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Lolly and Keanu sitting in a tree. W-H-A-A-T!



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Then Lolly leaves because she 'Just can't do this' like two seconds later.

Was this scene just for drama? It didn't quite make sense to me. I guess she just wanted a kiss and it does fit Lolly-pop's flighty, eccentric nature. Besides, who really wants to sit in awkward silence while Becca and her mom Georgie trade teary sorries, insults, and inquiries about what to make of this after wedding mess. I'd take a make out session over that any day.
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Becca is now in charge of returning gifts, so Andy is first up. Andy insists she keeps it and is all weird about it. Andy...did you give her a vibrator with your face on it?

No worries, it's just a picture of those two when they were younger in a frame. Andy... you're so nice. You're like a milquetoast Jim Halpert.
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Becca rewards his sweetness with a kiss that Andy's girlfriend (Who is also Becca's coworker) walks in on towards the end.



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I say thank you with tongue caresses. It's not weird. I promise.

Becca tries to save face by saying she came to thank her and Andy for the gift. Melanie plays it cool but we all know she saw it.
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I really want Lolly's plaid shirt she wears in the scene to go get Becca's things from Sean. For some reason I have a hard time finding plaid. Or the right style of plaid shirt. I hope this show kick starts an everything plaid fashion trend.

I hope it starts an everything 90's fashion trend. That would make me so happy.
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I'm going to be honest. I envy people who can fit all their things and pack them into one medium sized bag and one little box. Especially if they're moving out of an ex whatever's house. They're so lucky they don't need 8 awkward trips to get everything out, or a police escort while trying to get all those things out...or a mad dash to the car with your best friend and everything you own thrown into four trash bags.

...Ummmm....yeah. I'm just saying.
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Becca thinks the new up and coming author is sleazy for inviting her to his room, but I thought she was asking him out on a date in the previous scene. It wasn't until the getting dressed scene after that her intentions for me were clear. His bad? Maybe. But also your bad, Becca.
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Lolly is so cute asking Keanu if she's irresponsible. Aww Lolly, your new nickname should be Pin Ball Polly. Yeah, you're kind of irresponsible...I still love you though.
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So after arguing with Lolly, talking with Hootie who shows up and mysteriously disappears again, and quitting her job, Becca decides to call Andy and leave a message on a voice mail apologizing for the kiss. She's all mysterious about it too. I have to ask, why be subtle on a voice mail if you're going to hint at what happened and why it was weird. I ask this even more so because I assume she's trying to be subtle since Melanie lives with Andy (I guess?), so why leave anything on a message at all? Does she think that only Andy will be able to hear it since it's his answering machine? That is not how an answering machine works.
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Every time we get a scene with Becca's mother I like her more and more. Not because her character is truly great or anything. She just seems more and more like a fully realized character which I think is awesome. I was completely expecting some high class, I have more money than sense, stereotype of a mother. She's not though and I enjoy that about her.
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Oh my Gawd, again! I love this song! It's Shine by Collective Soul. Youtube will not let me embed it for some reason...or Blogger won't. I'm not sure which. But it doesn't matter because then this happens.







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Well damn Andy...that sure was...."nice".

2 comments:

  1. I've decided that you have to do one of these for every episode because they are at least as entertaining - if not more so. I did something of a 'random thoughts' on the first two eps but it wasn't nearly as good because 1) it was sorta kinda addressed to you so its more of a giant comment response than its own episode recap, and 2) I had a hard time writing anything because my 5yr old kept sneaking in my room every few minutes :-/

    Also, I checked VH1's Hindsight site and i didn't see any photo gallery or screenshot page. But I went off-topic so many times I probably didn't need more than one or two pics anyway :)

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    1. I think I'm definitely going to do one for every episode. I'm liking it more and more. Besides it keeps my blog 'regular' so to speak and I really like that as well.

      Awww, I liked your random thoughts comment blogpost. ^_^ Also, kids are cute but they are sneaky as hell. :p

      Oh no, I meant screenshots as in I paused the video and screen shotted them myself with MS Paint (90's as hell!). lol.

      There is absolutely nothing wrong with going off topic.

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