We Love the City

The monologue is my preferred method of discourse.

Category: A Few of my Favourite Things

The Comeback Kid is a fairly simple episode with an obvious goal. When the show broke for Christmas, it left with a new status quo: Leslie was still going to run for city council, but with the help of her friends and co-workers instead of the professional political consultants; and Ben was unemployed after his resignation and subsequent refusal to take a safe, boring accounting job.

"Opposites Attract" is a standard theme in romance stories, from Romeo and Juliet to whatever movie Kate Hudson is starring in this month, and it's at the centre of Blue Valentine: Cindy (Michelle Williams) is a smart, scholarly girl aiming for med school. Dean (Ryan Gosling) works for a moving company, and isn't particularly career-minded. She's reluctant to open up to his advances, but eventually accepts that he has no ulterior motives: He only wants to make her happy. They overcome the obstacles in their way and live happily ever after, until they become completely and utterly miserable.