"Vengo" is not really a movie with a plot, so much as a snapshot of a (stereotypical/artificial) world of flamenco. I enjoyed it. It reminded me of the music scenes in Kusturica movies (but with less humor), in the sense that seeing the music in a stereotypical fictional setting somehow makes it better, makes you feel you appreciate what it's like for the people who live with that music as the backbone of their lives.
Louie has completely gone off the rails. E1 and E2 of Season 2 were shit, then E3 (buying a house) was back to funny, and then he completely fucking lost the point again in E4+. Uh, hello, fucking Louie CK, people are watching you because they want to laugh at the absurdity and miseries of life, you're supposed to point them out and then make them funny, that provides relief. You are not just supposed to document your miserable little (fake) life in a pretentious attempt at "verite". It's sad because it really could be a good show if he would just get his head out of his ass and tell more jokes.
Game of Thrones is great, like maybe the best fantasy TV series ever (not a lot of competition there, though (actually I can't think of a single one)). By far the best thing about it is the costumes. The costumes are stellar. The sets are great (except for the rare CG set; and for some reason the matte paintings also suck pretty bad, they have poor matte artists and poor matte-foreground integration). Most of the casting is very good. The real letdown is the pathetic George RR Martin fantasy world. WTF. Cold north with frozen ancient evil. Across the narrow sea is the desert full of arab/mongols. Scottish defenders of Hadrian's wall. WTF it's Europe / Tolkein / Anne McCaffrey ; it's like the most generic uncreative fantasy world I think I have ever seen. I find fantasy proxies for Europe to be really boring. (so much worse than fiction in which you take the real Europe and imagine there might have been hidden magic in it). Anyway, I enjoyed the TV show quite a bit.
Justified Season 2 is better than Season 1. There's one or two really bad one-off "episodic" episodes (wow that's a horrible sentence) that are like "random crime happens and good ole Raylon Givens saves the day, and everything is back to normal by the end" but fortunately those are few. Of course the way they make excuses for the Marshalls to be involved in everything is retarded, but if you just ignore all that it's not bad. Actually, objectively it has a lot of flaws but I guess I like the actors enough to forgive them.
Zen is pretty retarded. Why is Italy full of Brittish people? (and why can I not spell British?) The cases are all like super typical horrible mystery writing, which goes like this :
crazy crime happens intrigue and politics get in the way it gets more and more complicated hero gets attacked or in trouble sexy females randomly introduced to the plot solution looks hopeless ... random coincidental shit happens and presto case is solvedAnd you've got the typical stupid shit like bad guys who can't hit you with a gun from ten feet, but people on the heros side are always perfect sharp-shooters, etc. However, it's almost worth watching just for the gooey cheeziness of it. The soundtrack is straight out of the 80's smooth jazz collection, it's what a "playa" would put on to seduce the ladies. Then there's all these ridiculous self-conscious shots that focus on the cool clothes or the cool cars while we listen to the funky bass line, omg.