WALLPAPER: Okay Then (Fargo)

Ed & Peggy

I love Fargo. I love Jesse and Kirsten. That’s pretty much the whole story of this wallpaper. I wanted to find some way to work in all 3 seasons without making it super crowded with too many characters, so that’s why the brilliant key art for each season appears in the frames on the wall. Also, this is my favorite pic of them from that photoshoot EW did ahead of the season 2 premiere, but that whole shoot was great. Do they even need engagement photos? I’d be like, “Hey those pics EW took of us (free of charge!) were totally rad. Can’t see us beating those, ’70s fashions and all. Done!”

More importantly, my anticipation for the new season is at an all-time high with all these teasers they’ve been dropping lately! Unfortunately, aside from Ewan McGregor and Carrie Coon, I think this is the weakest cast they’ve assembled of all the seasons so far (to be fair it was a very high bar they set for themselves), but I’m happy to be proven wrong. Last season I had no idea who Bokeem Woodbine was before I watched, and Mike Milligan ended up being my favorite. Anyway, the more I see/hear/read from Noah Hawley, the more I’m convinced he’s some sort of genius, so it’s all moot. I’m sure I’ll love whatever happens regardless. Maybe they’ll even go back into the past for season 4. I would love for basically anyone from season 2 to come back for a cameo.

Next: Marion Crane (Bates Motel), Gus Fring (Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul), final season of The Leftovers, and others.

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WALLPAPER: Together (Bates Motel)

Norman & Norma

Sorry I’ve been MIA; I’ve been experiencing some tech issues. Anyway, the final season of Bates Motel is underway, and predictably I’m a mess. I’m not ready for it to end, and yet I’m excited to see how it all concludes. I have complete faith in everyone involved, so I can just sit back and enjoy the ride.

3 of my current favorite shows on TV are ending this year (The Leftovers and Orphan Black are the others) so I plan to make wallpapers for each of them, along the lines of this one. I would also like to make another Bates Motel wallpaper focusing on Marion Crane (aka Rihanna) at some point.

Next: Lemony Snicket’s ASOUE and Friday Night Lights wallpapers are still in progress. Also, The Leftovers, Gilmore Girls, Fargo, etc.

WALLPAPER: Back Together Again (Nashville)

Believing

Well, the season is young, but I’ve really been enjoying the revamped Nashville so far. I remember being devastated when the show was cancelled back in April or May or whenever it was, which is odd considering how unhappy I was with the direction of the show at the time (I think there are still like 6 episodes of last season that I just didn’t bother watching and probably never will) but I really loved everything the new showrunners and writers were saying and thought they deserved a chance to turn it around. But I got over my disappointment quickly, as I tend to do. Even before CMT officially saved the series, I’d made peace with the fact that it was never coming back, that we were stuck with this incredibly rushed attempt to tie all the loose ends back together. Or in Juliette’s case, the eternal limbo of a series finale with a cliffhanger ending. So when the good news came, it just felt like we were getting something extra on top of what we’d already had, a revival of sorts except with no time lost in between the two parts. And for the most part, I feel uninvested now. I’m just free to enjoy what seems almost like a completely new show to me, one where characters are behaving how I’ve always thought they would behave. It’s fantastic.

But the important thing is, we have new promo pics! I have been waiting ages for this. There were almost too many. I couldn’t choose. I wanted to make more Nashville wallpapers! The fact is I just don’t have much time anymore, so it probably won’t happen any time soon. This one is a love letter of sorts to everything I love about the show.

Next: Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, Friday Night Lights. Several other things on my list.

WALLPAPER: Giselle (Better Call Saul)

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I don’t think it’s any secret that I didn’t really love any of the female characters on Breaking Bad. It’s the only major criticism (besides that one extremely obvious continuity error with Jane and her popsicle, which bugs me every time I watch that scene) I can find for a show that was perfect in so many ways. That’s why I’m so glad that Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould created Kim Wexler for Better Call Saul, because she is my favorite character on the series. In some part, this wallpaper is about Kim’s relationship to Jimmy. But on a deeper level, it’s just about the inner conflict within Kim herself. We don’t know as much about her childhood as we do Jimmy’s. We only know that she grew up in a small town in the Midwest and pursued law in New Mexico because she didn’t want to end up cashiering at the local Hinky Dinky for the rest of her life. Now she’s grown into a pragmatic person who has a specific future planned out and is trying to get there the right way. And yet, Jimmy brings out the con artist in her. She is intrigued and seduced by that lifestyle, despite her misgivings. During the season, Kim asks Jimmy what kind of lawyer he’s going to be, but she might as well be asking herself. And even though she ultimately decides she doesn’t want to be partners with him, I’m willing to bet we haven’t seen the last of Giselle St. Clair.

Next: I know I said I was working on new wallpapers for Nashville and Lemony Snicket but those didn’t get completed in time. Still coming though.

WALLPAPER: The People We Love (Orphan Black)

Sarah Manning & Beth Childs

I made a new Orphan Black wallpaper before the holidays and keep forgetting to post it. I love this quote from Beth in the dream sequence in s3. It’s one of my favorite scenes from the whole series. I’ve always wanted to make a wallpaper of it, but didn’t really have high quality images, so once I saw this episode still from the pilot of Sarah standing on that train platform, I knew I wanted to take it back to the first-ever scene of the show, one of the best I’ve seen. It hooks you like nothing else, even if you’re a little lost at first, kind of like Sarah. After the past season, I’m can say that Beth is one of my favorite clones. We only get small glimpses of her in the first 3, but I’m so glad they finally rewound the timeline and gave her her due.

I used to make a separate page for a TV show once I hit 5 wallpapers, but now that I’ve split the Other TV page into two sections, that doesn’t seem so necessary. Let the new number be 7!

Next: Honestly there’s no telling anymore. And I’m not sure if I’ll squeeze one in before the new year, but it’s possible. I do really want to make ones for Nashville and Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events with the new promo pics before their respective premieres. So I suppose that’s my first priority.

WALLPAPER: Did You Miss Me? (Sherlock)

Moriarty

Finally, finally, after quite possibly the longest hiatus I’ve ever had to endure between seasons of a TV show (although I think at this point Top of the Lake has it beat), Sherlock is finally coming back in the new year. Unless you want to count that “special” that aired earlier this year, it’s been nearly 3 full years since season 3, so admittedly I don’t quite remember what last happened. I know Lars Mikkelsen showed up in the last episode and Sherlock yelled something hilarious at the top of his lungs (can’t quite remember what) and of course, Watson got married. The rest of it escapes me. Perhaps I’d better brush up before the premiere? Here’s a new Sherlock wallpaper to tide us all over until then. The question posed is, “Did you miss me?” and the answer is, “Yes, terribly so.” 😉

Next: Orphan Black, Gilmore Girls, Friday Night Lights, Nashville, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.

WALLPAPER: Sing Me to Sleep (Bates Motel)

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I started making this one a long time ago, right after season 4 aired, but it was going nowhere at the time so I shelved it indefinitely. I haven’t really made a Bates Motel wallpaper in many many months, so I thought I’d come back to it again. (Particularly since Bates Motel is the most popular fandom on my blog, though lately Gilmore Girls has made itself into a close second.) Now that I have some distance from the events of s4, I’m still kind of mad that the series strayed so far from the film canon, where Norma’s lover is supposed to die in bed with her. That said, I can understand why they felt they needed to keep the sheriff alive, and I’m thankful that they were able to give Norma and Alex such a beautiful love story in such a small period of time. I also trust Kerry and Carlton completely, so mainly I’m just excited to see what season 5 has in store next year even though I’ll be sad when it’s over. So many of my favorite shows are ending next spring! It’s going to be hard saying goodbye to them all at once.

I’ve made a major change in the archives and split the “Other TV” page into two separate pages. It was getting far too full, so that seemed like the best solution.

Next: Friday Night Lights, Nashville, Sherlock, Orphan Black, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. So many new promo pics have surfaced lately, it’s hard to know where to start…

WALLPAPER: Seasons (Gilmore Girls)

Lorelai & Rory

I’m not sure what to write here. I originally intended to finish this Gilmore Girls wallpaper before the revival was released, but my laptop was being really slow and uncooperative last week. Anyway, I actually haven’t seen the episodes in full yet, but I’ve watched some clips and I have a basic idea of how it ends. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone who is still working through it though, so I’m not going to discuss my feelings on that matter yet. Personally I’m most looking forward to the Lorelai/Emily scenes because for me they’ve had some of the most rewarding interactions on the show. But I can’t believe I’ve never made a wallpaper with Emily on it before, and now I kind of regret now that I didn’t do one with all three “Gilmore Girls” instead of this. Oh well, I guess there’s always next time.

Next: Bates Motel, Friday Night Lights, Top of the Lake.