Holy crap, every year was road trip year when I was growing up. Road trips from Northwest Arkansas to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and then to Detroit in the same summer were common place. We did two trips to Yellowstone, a few trips through the southwest to Las Vegas, then Florida and various places along the Atlantic coast multiple times. I've seen the majority of this country via car. What did I do? Read. Obsessively. Until I got car sick. Then I'd read again. Good times.
- The songs have stopped being cute and catchy and complementary to the plot. Now they're annoying vehicles for guest artists and preachiness. I've started to skip them entirely. - Therefore this only leaves me with the plot, which is consistently boring and repetitive. It is horrible. - Preachiness. Hell, I am in the choir they are ranting to and I am clearly jumping ship. Bullying is bad. Gay people are fabulous (except bisexuals, apparently). Love yourself for who you are. Public drunkenness isn't cool. Sex ed is important. I GOT IT, THANKS. - I haven't been able to sit through the past two episodes. I think I bailed about halfway on both.
Granted, I don't have the major issues I have with it like I do with, say, Supernatural, which I have successfully kicked to the curb and forgotten. It's just that its attempt at storytelling deeply offends me. Because it's just so damn bad.
Ooooh. Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss in the Hunger Games? I am so excited about this (potential) news that it deserves its own post. Winter's Bone was freaking phenomenal, and if anyone can successfully pull off Katniss (probably better than Suzanne Collins could pull off Katniss, in all honesty) it is Jennifer Lawrence.