Quotes of the Week: April 30-May 13

These are my favorite quotes from the past two weeks, mostly from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.

The White Princess
Henry: I will have faith in God, and God alone. Mortal men must earn it.

American Gods
Laura: Waiting for the sky to fall is gonna cause more bother than the sky actually falling.

Jane the Virgin
Alba: You always feel better when you’re brave.

iZombie
Major: There’s one silver lining to forgetting everything.
Liv: What?
Major: You’ll knock me off my feet all over again.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Mac: They did *not* just go and use the Bible against me.

Arrow
Oliver: It’s not about trusting you. I’ll always trust you. I don’t trust myself.

Sense8
Capheus: Many terrible things happen every day. They have happened to me, to my family. It’s why courage is so important. It takes courage to see such terrible things happen and still get up every day, and be able to see what is still beautiful. It takes courage to remember that this is a world where our dreams, like our grandmothers’, do come true.

Doctor Who
Doctor: You’re being cheerful. I’m against cheerful.

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Quotes of the Week: April 23-29

These are my favorite quotes from the past week, mostly from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.

The Leftovers
Nora: If we can’t have a sense of humor about you being the Messiah, we’re gonna have a problem.

Supergirl
Beth: You know it’s true what they say: behind every great man is a strong woman.
Lena: I wouldn’t know. I’ve never stood behind a man.

Jane the Virgin
Alba: You’re in a long term relationship with grief. But it has to evolve. And it’s okay to keep letting go. You have to.

The Flash
Barry: I need to talk to me. Do you know where he is?

iZombie
Liv: I believe God is a woman so, you’re really screwed.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Daisy: For what it’s worth, I didn’t…I didn’t totally understand him until I met you. So, I guess…I guess there was some good in him all along.

Coulson: Hydra doesn’t think we’re smart enough to know when we’re being fed alternative facts to keep us afraid. To keep them in power. Remember, there are more of us than there are of them and, now that we know the truth, we have a choice to make. We all have the opportunity to be patriots. Will you take a stand? Are you going to hold them accountable?…A wise man once told me that a person can do anything once they realize they’re apart of something bigger. It’s taken me a while to understand that. For years, I was just a face in the crowd. A history teacher who spread Hydra’s lies. They seemed too imposing for any one person to fight. But now, I’m choosing to stand up. To become a part of something bigger. I really do believe that together we can accomplish anything. Because, the truth is, I’m not just a history teacher. My name is Phil Coulson, and I’m an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Quotes of the Week: April 2-22

I meant to post this last week, but got distracted by Easter, so these are my favorite quotes from the past *three* weeks, mostly from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.

Black Sails
Flint: They paint the world full of shadows, and then tell their children to stay close to the light.

Jack: I will go on from time to time, but generally in the service of thoroughness, and always with the best of intentions.

Into the Badlands
Waldo: You ready to face the music?
The Widow: And make them dance to my tune.

iZombie
Vivian: You really should tan and dye. We’re trying to keep a secret here.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Simmons: You’re not even real, you rogue piece of code!

Brockmire
Jim: I can’t believe you had sex with that guy.
Jules: Why? he’s very nice, and knows a lot about wine, and isn’t diabetic. And around here, that makes him the catch of the frickin’ century.

Jim: Baseball makes me want to exist. You…you make me want to live.

The Man In The High Castle
Joe: You can’t build a better world if there’s nothing left of it.

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Quotes of the Week: March 19-April 1

These are my favorite quotes from the past two weeks, mostly from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.

Black Sails
Billy: There are no two people close enough that something cannot separate them.

Max: I said no to Madam Guthrie’s plan, despite having no alternative, and at the risk of losing the entire endeavor, because I refuse to situate a man in a position where he might interfere one day with my ability to repair things with you. You are the bravest person I have ever known. The truest person I have ever known. And I betrayed you and it sickens me. I am so sorry for working so hard to protect the wrong things. For failing to see that there is nothing important that does not include you.

Jane the Virgin
Xiomara: If you mean, ‘Hands off. I’ve got cobwebs down there’? Then, yeah, that’s the vibe you’ve been throwing.

The Flash
Barry: Look, I don’t know who you are…obviously someone who’s quick with a knife.

Blindspot
Patterson: You lied to me. You betrayed me. You destroyed me.

Tangled: The Series
Cassandra: Rapunzel, I want to trust you, and I trust that you trust Eugene, but *I* don’t trust Eugene, and if I can’t trust Eugene, I can’t trust you, and you’re just going to have to trust me! …Trust me, that logic tracks.

Grace and Frankie
Frankie: Nobody doesn’t need Kenny Loggins!

Saul: Those people fucked with the wrong bored old man!

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Throwback Thursday: The White Queen

In preparation for The White Princess, which premieres April 16th on Starz, I thought I would repost my blog about its prequel The White Queen, which was originally posted at Aye, Tortuga!. I updated a few sections, otherwise, these were my first thoughts about the series.

I am really enjoying The White Queen, but no one else seems to be talking about this summer mini-series. The show is based on The Cousins’ War book series by Philippa Gregory and focuses on Elizabeth Woodville (wife of Edward IV), Margaret Beaufort (mother of Henry Tudor), and Anne Neville (wife of Richard III).

The story begins in 1464 during the Wars of the Roses. The House of York and the House of Lancaster are at odds over who is the rightful King of England. With the help of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, also known as “The Kingmaker,” the Yorkist Edward IV has taken the throne. He soon falls in love with and secretly marries a Lancastrian commoner named Elizabeth Woodville. Warwick feels betrayed by this marriage, and threatened by Elizabeth’s family, and begins to make plans to regain power. Part of this plan involves using his daughters, Anne and Isabelle, as bargaining chips. Still loyal to dethroned Lancastrian King Henry VI, Margaret Beaufort believes that her son is destined to one day be king and does everything in her power to keep him safe from the Yorkists who would seek to destroy the Lancaster line.

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Quotes of the Week: March 5-18

I was out of town last weekend, so these are my favorite quotes from the past two weeks, mostly from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.

Mercy Street
Major McBurney: See that he sees to it.
Dr. Hale: And I’ll see that she sees to seeing to that …sir.

Mary: A better world is coming.

Black Sails
Max: How could we all have sacrificed so much and none of us has anything to show for it?

Big Little Lies
Madeline:She wouldn’t leave if she knew I had cancer.
Ed: Well, you don’t have cancer.
Madeline: But, I’d be willing to get it.

Time After Time
Wells: The man who raises his fists first is the man out of ideas.

Supergirl
Kara: Supergirl is what I can do. Kara is who I am.

Travelers
Mrs. Bloom: I know what happened, dear. I’m from the future.

The Flash
H.R.: I found my place. It’s standing here, with these people, against you.

Barry: Fear makes us do a lot of things that we shouldn’t.

This Is Us
Randall: You got white doves?
Beth: They don’t make black ones, Randall.

The Americans
Claudia: Nothing scares those two.
Gabriel: Everything scares those two.

Legion
Syd: Who teaches us to be normal when we’re one of a kind?

The Vampire Diaries
Stefan: Let me do this for you.
Damon: No.
Stefan: Then let me do this for me. Please.

Stefan: It’s good to see you, Elena.

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8 Musical Moments…

I am very excited for the upcoming Supergirl/The Flash musical crossover, and am especially hoping for a Jeremy Jordan/Jesse L. Martin duet of some kind. In preparation for this episode, I started thinking about some of my other favorite musical television moments.

1. Smash – Don’t Forget Me
There were a lot of great performances in this series, but this one still gives me chills. While I do feel that ultimately Ivy made the better Marilyn, I was rooting for Karen when this finale episode aired and this performance, in particular, really moved me.



2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Going Through the Motions??
This is not necessarily my favorite number from this episode, but it is the one that set the tone. A musical demon is making everyone sing their feelings, and sometimes those feelings are things people have been keeping hidden from everyone else. Since Buffy was brought back from the dead, she has been ‘going through the motions’ and she’s finally admitting it out loud.



3. One Tree Hill – Brooklyn
This was really the first show that made music into one of its characters instead of just something to set the mood in certain scenes. Grubbs only stuck around for one season as the bartender at Tric, and was played by Wakey Wakey’s Mike Grubbs. For some reason, his acoustic performance of Brooklyn has always stuck with me. I could not find a clip of the actual scene, but here is another performance of this great song.



4. Eli Stone – Faith
Eli is a San Francisco lawyer and he begins to have visions that encourage him to choose more virtuous cases. In this first episode, he believes that God is speaking to him through George Michael. It was a brilliant, but short-lived, series.

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Quotes of the Week: February 26-March 4

These are my favorite quotes from the past week, mostly from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.

Black Sails
Madi: It will be difficult, but since when did we expect it to be anything else?

Israel: You don’t know, hmm? You don’t know? Why should I follow you if you don’t know? Why would anyone? I don’t give a shit what goes on in there. Fuck Flint. Don’t fuck Flint. Fuck Billy. Don’t fuck Billy. I don’t give a shit what you choose, but fucking choose! And don’t make me suffer the thinking. Worry ain’t a good look for a king. Not in a kingdom like this, where loyalty is in short supply.

Big Little Lies
Madeline: I love my grudges. I tend to them like little pets.

Supergirl
Winn: Holy Cadmus creme egg!

Mon-El: What do we do?
Kara: We get up.
Mon-El: Yeah, we do.

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