Wednesday, February 25, 2015

New Job & New Arrow

I've been out of work since October of 2014, almost four months now so it's great to finally get back into the swing of thing. Today I start on a new five month gig that should take me through July. This job is actually a step down from what I usually do. Instead of being a Post Production Supervisor I'm going to be a Post Production Coordinator. The pay isn't as much but the stress isn't as much either.. so it's a nice trade. I'm actually working for a company in New York called Half Yard Productions but the post facilities that we are using are here in Encino at Five by Five. It's been a long while since I didn't have to take the congested freeways to get to work. It's about a 20 minute drive with no traffic and a half hour with.. so it's not bad.

The Five by Five Offices are pretty EPIC. This company produces King of the Nerds so there are a few items from previous seasons around the office. It's like Nerdvana around here. Everywhere you look it's decorated in geeky and nerd fashion.  I'm coming into this gig as the new guy. All of the post people have worked together on previous shows.  It's only been a day but they seem like a nice bunch. My boss is my friend Andrew who I haven't worked with in over 10 years but we've stayed in contacted.

I can't really talk about the series I'm working on since I don't really know much about it. I can say it's a reality competition show with a interesting twist... stay tuned!!

During the evening I watched the last episode of Agent Carter and another episode of Arrow. I'm going to do a separate blog post for Agent Carter since that is the end of the season (series?) but I'm going to talk a little bit about this weeks Arrow, S3 Ep15 "Nanda Parbat" Oliver and Thea continue their training with Merlyn. Thea struggles with the secret of Sara's death, and confesses the whole truth to Laurel who tells her she isn't responsible; Thea also makes a deal to turn her father over to the League. Laurel confronts Merlyn and is easily outmatched, but they are interrupted by Nyssa and the League, and Merlyn is captured. Oliver decides to go to Nanda Parbat to rescue Merlyn to prevent Thea from losing touch with her humanity when she realizes that she has sentenced her father to death. Oliver and Diggle infiltrate Nanda Parbat, but walk into a trap set by Ra's. Instead of killing Oliver, Ra's expresses his appreciation for Oliver's courage and strength, and asks Oliver to replace him as the head of the League. Meanwhile, Thea confesses the truth to Nyssa and offers her the chance at revenge, and Ray tests the flight capabilities of his completed A.T.O.M. exo-suit. In flashbacks, Oliver is debriefed by General Matthew Shrieve. Afterward, he is promised that he can return home if he pleases. On their way home, Oliver and the Yamashiros are ambushed. Overrun, Oliver flees for safety with the Yamashiros' son.

I enjoyed a few of the story lines in tonight's episode. Felicity and Ray finally hooking up made me smile. I love both of those characters and I think they are well suited for each other. Also I was super excited to see Ray try out the A.T.O.M. exo-suit. Can't wait to see more of that. I also enjoyed the Thea confessing to Laurel and Nyssa about the death of Sara. Of course I don't think Nyssa will kill Thea but it will be interesting to see where this story goes next. And I didn't mind the flashback, though I really, really dislike Amanda. She needs to die (which I know won't happen).. but still, I hate that bitch!!!

Now for the storyline I dislike and it's pretty much the main storyline. Oliver/Merlyn and Nanada Parbat. I'm so over this storyline. I think Oliver is making horrible choices and it's frustrating to watch. I was happy to see that he finally realizes that he's an idiot. The ending was ho hum to me as since we all know that Arrow is not going to be the next head of the League. I just wish this storyline would end and soon, but I'm sure it won't be resolved until the end of the season but I can wish.

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