For more about Catch and Release and the Catch and Release Blu-ray release, see Catch and Release Blu-ray Review published by It's difficult to pinpoint the exact movie that killed the romantic comedy genre for me, but at some point I developed a general dislike for the majority of films that fall into that classification.There are surely exceptions that demonstrate Hollywood hasn't lost the ability to generate a "date-worthy" experience (Shakespeare In Love, Love Actually and When Harry Met Sally to name a few), but it seems we've been bombarded with one Mathew Mc Conaughey vehicle after another and the chance for the genre to reclaim storytelling credibility has nearly been lost.
Given her prior writing experience, I had high hopes Grant could take what many would consider difficult subject matter and gracefully create a charming experience built on tragedy.
Sadly, my hopes were dashed by the time the credits rolled.
Just skip the first and last number and everything else varies between the eminently headbangable and the merely okay. "Defamation Innuendo," in particular, is an awfully cool little groover that wouldn't have fit in at all on Group Sex. Some really, really, really awful stuff ("Killing For Jesus"?
Two dull and moronic cover tunes bookend an otherwise fairly energetic and bitter batch of pissed off diatribes against the media, conservative America, Communists, and that goddamned "authority." If you like punk melody, you can't really go wrong with this one.
Something that you might not have know about the development was that Nick initially gave the creators 1 season and would decide the future of the series based on that. As a result, season 1 feels like a separate story, season 2 feels like a separate story, and seasons 3&4 feel like a separate story.
This really cripple the storytelling because when they were writing season 1, they didn't know that they were gonna get a season 4, and the show would turned out very differently if they did.
You can't plan a story if you don't know how much space you're gonna have.
That being said, I will say I like season 1 the best because the short space they were given I feel benefited it because the show is very fast-paced because every episode just gets to the point and everything that happens is significant.
To me, the first season was okay, the second was mediocre (besides the Avatar origin story, which is awesome), the third was great, and the fourth was good in a not-as-bad-as-the-third-season kind of way.