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Colony 3x03-3x09 + ENT 4x05&4x06 + Galactica 1980 1x05&1x06 Reviewed

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Why did doctors wear purple turbans? A flashback: why was Amy the neurologist reduced to er duty? Now, Katie makes food. What happened to the LA wall? There is reasonable fear and people call the aliens Raps or Clicks depending on location. The resistance camp is analogue. Katie isn't nearly as important as she thinks she is. Petrol has gone bad. Steadfastly committed types lurk.

There is incivility. How limited their choices are. Idiots are unfriendly. Katie cleans. There is dark speculation. There is scrutiny. Will is told to report to the fields. There is heightened unrest. The aliens proprietorship goes on. People fear sanction. What are the resistance using stencils for? Where did Katie get the eye make up she is obviously wearing? Katie won't be sidelined or ignored. Concerns are brushed off.

Katie demands to be accorded a measure of respect. Snyder does moral deliberation. The camp is uncompromising. Katie is shocked people aren't extremely grateful to her. This was less enticing. A crank is smug and complacent. Katie has heartfelt pride in herself. There are monstrous wrongs. Katie believes she ruthlessly fought. TPTB do major mis-steps. Sense is airly dismissed. This is seriously fumbled. Katie thinks she's ever so clever.

People are illfated. There are appalling scenes. Amy and Broussard evade death by hiding in a dumpster. There are more appalling scenes. This was atrocious and pitifully inadequate. There is no comfort offered. Secrecy becomes a shared responsbility. Safety was never taken seriously enough. There are disagreements. Katie ignores caring responsibilities. Katie whines about her contribution. No rationale is offered.

Unsavoury things happen. There is no meaningful action. There are devastating consequences. A weird glow is seen. WTF is the weird noise? The Rap turns out to be a machine intelligence. There is no rationality or respect. The truth of the Raps is given via exposition. There is something worse out there and the Raps came to Earth to flee it.

There is rejection of this truth. There is widespread ignorance. The truth is brutal. There is fake concern. There are damning testimonies and anguished people. There is an imposing journey and deplorable conditions and systematic cruelty.

Best Lines:

“I don't know why he's not dead.”

“Use a taste of normal life.”

“Wipe down the table with bleach.”

“I don't like people.”

“Take us months to hike north.”

“Whatever you want, you're not getting it.”

“Most of the vaccines have expired.”

“Hike the entire central valley on 2 bottles of water and a granola bar.”

“I may have held a hammer yes.”

“Dragged my family hundreds of miles across bad country.”


“I know the type.”

“My wife is a hero to these people.”

“We are the resource.”

“Knows our units of measurement.”

“Your enemy is coming here.”

“We are your defence.”


There is another flashback this time about the crank. There was secrecy and blame and tortuous goings on. One feels revulsion. The crank learned he had an insecure status. There are no profound statements. The crank had an Enemy Above website. Turned out the paranoid crank was right. He drew ire and long term consequences. He's impulsive and reactive and faced false accusations. What happened to his family?

There is male delusion and derangement. A wrecked bridge is seen. There are life changing decisions. Peoples ability for rational decision making is compromised. Life choices are made. The crank has obsessive thoughts. The Raps are a machine intelligence? Why do they need ships? The crank can't stop procrastinating. What is Snyder's motivation? There are fraught times and so much uncertainty. There is no emotional flexibility.

There are repercussions and negative actions. There is no restorative option. Truth is trivialised. People have benevolent and destructive intent and there are extreme cirumstances. The camp is building a bomb. They are uncompromising people. There is disapproval and disrespect which negatively impacts. This show is under-known. People are violently incompatible.

The aliens have drastically impacted people. What about all the taped up papers? This was not wry or witty. Katie finds a line. This slowly deteriorates. This was seemingly random. There are rampages and bizarre goings on. There is a multigenerational pondering of humanity's future. There is impending doom and this was a melange of the whimsical and the violent. There are no unforgettable scenes or hedonistic delirium. This was glorious vacuity.

This was not fresh, honest or unpredictable. There are unresolved issues and turbulent relationships. The crank is semi-reclusive. There is no devastating poignancy. There are motivations and the crank is ridiculously paranoid. There are major failures and this was regrettable. There have been leaflet drops. No one is immensely sorry for anything. Serious questions are raised. Where did Snyder get the torch? Snyder is in peril. When Amy and Broussard get to the camp, it is empty and shot up: where did they all go?

Best Lines:

“Somebody smart enough to choose the right side of history.”

“Not who. What.”

“The world is asleep on its feet.”

“How'd it go?”

“Not well.”

“And go where?”

“Anywhere far from here.”

“Escape capsule.”

“Being chased by something much worse.”

“Tread very lightly in those waters.”

“You don't like anything.”

“They conquered our cities, they stole our lands.”

“I lay our broken enemy at your feet.”

“Revolutions aren't won by committee.”

“Taste of civilization.”

“A sad story.”

“Doing everything they can to get noticed.”

“Don't even know if we can leave.”

“Raps are still the enemy right?”

“Who are we fighting?”

“Just bluster.”

“Doesn't think I've been loyal to him.”

“Don't know anything about you.”

“You haven't asked.”

“I'm asking now.”

“Something big is happening here.”

“Know things they could not possibly know.”

“I'm sorry.”

“Didn't realise you knew the word.”

End Of The Road

There is a screeching halt to hope. Katie has given up on her gangster girl actions. There are outcomes and impacts. There are no moral concepts. There is another flashback and immense suffering. There are drastic difficulties. The crank aka Andrew claims there is a disinformaiton campaign.

The crank aka Andrew is clear and absolute. Katie is called a hero of the LA block. There are agonising decisions. There is horrendous and terrifying stupidity. There are grievances and penal action. Things are chaotic and shambolic. The crank is misguided. There is so much talking and people try to clarify cirumstances. Will does something stupid. There is no improved atmosphere or calm tensions.

The crank's sidekick Vincent rebels. Snyder reveals the fate of Dallas. There is no recovery or resilience. Options for the future are removed. This was insufficient. There is no respectful or inclusive dialogue. There are no concessions and no positive leadership, strategy or values.

The Raps are a hive mind. No one is too shocked or awed at the idea of a sentient machine race. There is death and people do not mitigate their impact. The crank has certainty and attributes blame. There is a very bad situation. This was largely unsuccessful. The camp is over-run. People are confused and worried. There is social adversity. The Bowmans lose Charlie AGAIN. There are hugely complicated problems.

There is an unexpected shock death. Now that's just carelessness. Snyder's face healed fast. Snyder wants to go to Switzerland and enjoy his crapulence. He's shameful and got the entire camp killed.

Best Lines:

“First piece in an insidious plot.”

“Great day in the struggle.”

“No such thing as a small betrayal.”

“Something much worse coming.”

“I need your word.”

“Well, you're not getting it.”

“Future generations will judge us.”

“That's the price of leadership.”

“He never forgives.”

“Something terrible was right around the corner.”

“That would imply intent.”

“Using humans as a labour force.”

“Something much, much worse.”

“That's the price of leadership.”

“I don't care what choices you make.”

“Nothing will change.”

“Pick up a gun against me.”

“Are you a good man?”


“Stop an unspeakable tragedy.”

“No good options.”

“Caused nothing but unrest.”

“You breathe too loud.”

“The sand literally turned to glass for hundreds of miles in every direction. Not even the cockroaches survived.”

The Emerald City

There is a flashback and Ally Walker. Snyder's on the high hog. Helena (Walker) tries to look annoyed but can't due to botox. There is negative commentary. Who's driving a car? What caused the power drain? Who unplaited Gracie's hair? There is no stubble on Bram. The Bowman's are reduced to the clothes they are standing up in as they walk around in the rain and wilderness. There are no emotional implications, they're ignored.

There is no well being. There is a message. There is a hostile junction and this was gruelling. Havoc has been caused. There is talk of a labour shortage. The Bowmans are in trouble. Snyder is insensitive. Behaviour has changed quickly and people have really adapted. Gracie is going septic. There are devastating effects and Will gets desperate. Snyder is dangerously charming and the world is a hostile, unloving place.

Snyder caused fatal consequences. Will and co are refugees now. Will lies and Katie plays martyr. The people in Seattle know who Will is. This was better than season 2.

Best Lines:

“The peoples college of law.”

“That's a real thing?”

“Failed the bar 3 times.”

“Intake tent.”

“Rift in the leadership.”

“Taking in anyone who comes.”

“Situation may be a little more dire than we let on.”

“Before the enemy fleet caught up with them.”

“World changed radically.”

“Can't go into this on hope.”

“Treason is a hard stink to get rid off.”

A Clean, Well-Lighted Place

There is a flashback. What happened to the family Will car jacked? Will is a cab driver now. How long is it since 3x06? The cliffhanger came to nothing. Katie works at a depo and helps a desperate family. Seattle takes people with vital skills and or the vulnerable. There is dysfunction and grim prospects. This was ill judged. There is anguish and laughable despair for the future. There is daft chaos grimly accepted. This was weirdly entertaining.

There is no quietude or conciliation. Will is needlessly violent and drunk. There are negative consequences. Will is angry and recalcitant. Will is hesitating. Will's warned. There is a prevailing mood. Katie has limited reserves of sympathy for Will. There are concerns. There is a lack of enthusiasm. There is a chilling silence. Katie ignores her children. Will has self inflicted inadequacy. There is delusional disorder and this was horrible and full of irredeemable people.

Best Lines:

“Should have called before the city literally started burning.”

“Like that but with bigger guns.”

“I'm married.”


“Fraid so.”

“Before. This.”

“Priority entry.”

“Locked in a city surrounded by giant walls.”

“Community patrol.”

“Work a little harder to fit in.”

“These things aren't optional.”

“Expectations that come with living here.”

“As good as it's going to get.”

“Where are you going?”


“Benefical to the community.”


A man runs around in his underwear. Snyder shows up. Amy and Broussard are in Seattle. How? There are psychological impacts and no anguished cries of grief. There are whims. There are dire conditions and Katie does something stupid, again. Kynes governs Seattle. There is anger, frustration and resentment.

Why do robots need food growing tech? There are grim milestones and it is extremely serious times. There is a disastrous humanitarian crisis ongoing and there is desperation. Will prys and there is no reasonable belief.

There is belief of wrongdoing. It is a darker era. WTF is that? Will is awful with tireless dedication. There is no oversight, just systemic failures. How did Broussard know about Charlie? Snyder's plotting now.

Best Lines:

“Brought hardship and misery.”

“Shining city on the hill.”

“What the other colonies should have been.”

“Ration issues.”

“Pretend a lot of bad stuff never happened.”

“Don't ask the wrong kinds of questions.”

“No fields, no dirt, no sunlight.”

“We don't talk about anything.”

“Not human technology.”

“Something bad is happening.”

“Even worse than we thought.”

“Start explaining.”

“Charlie? What happened to him?”

“The one with the launch platform.”

“How do the organic vegans of Seattle feel about their produce being farmed by people in hazmat suits?”

The Big Empty

Explanations and rationale are spewed. There is no real sense of urgency. This was directed by Sarah Wayne Callies. Snyder is egregious and he blusters and prevaricaes. Is Snyder the villain of the peice? Will beats up Snyder. Consequences follow. This was appalling with anxiety and distress. People congregate socially and there are fiercely contested issues.

Best Lines:

“I don't like this.”

“Dead before anyone finds you.”

Cold Station 12

Soong and his barely clad Augments do stuff. WTF is an anti-pathogen? This sucked, the Augments are such bad actors – it is like low rent panto.

The Augments

Soong murdered people and got away with it and is smug. Trip is a jerk. Archer can't act. There is no impactful action.

Best Lines:

“Botany Bay is a myth.”

“The nacelles are going to fly off the pylons!”

The Super Scouts

How and when did Dillon and Troy learn to ride motorbikes? Who built them and why? Troy gets angry about pollution. Groovy 70s music plays. There are annoying kids. This was garbage and nonsense. Jamie never does any work. The rag tag fugitive fleet people have different blood. There is bad acting. Dr Zee wears a bad wig and built a flying saucer. What became of Baltar and his cylon raider? Adama wants to regain the 12 colonies. Adama plots. Where's the professor from 1x01-1x03? The Air Force git bothers people. So many people are idiots. Footage from 'Close Encounters' is used. Oh come on! Adama fears a cylon holocaust and calls Troy “Boxey” and Troy calls Adama “grandfather”. Troy and Dillon dump the brats on Jamie.

Best Lines:

“We have emergency.”

“Another one?”

“Early in the season for apples to be falling out of a tree.”

“Especially when it isn't even an apple tree.”

“Weren't normal to begin with.”

“You're from a lot further than Cleveland.”

“This is our future.”

“You above all must not be risked.”

“Locked up as a raving lunatic.”

“The glory of the universe.”


JEREMY BRETT GUEST STARS AS A RE-CAST XAVIVER! Since when are vipers 2 seaters? Jamie child minds. Jamie is called on her crap. Troy and Dillon are in peril. The Air Force jerk stalks children. Brett camps it up as the baddie. The kids have to play a baseball game to save a camp for the poors. Xavier won't be dictated to by a child. This bad.

Best Lines:

“I thought you were Bigfoot or something.”

“Bigfoot? What is Bigfoot?”

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Trailers, Quotes & Stuff

'Halston' trailer

“What more is there to build?”

'Loki' promo


'Heels' trailer

Oh I like.

'Republic Of Sarah' trailer


Roasted Hazelnut choc – nice.

3 Musketeers – okay.

I very much dislike my ex. He's irreconcilable.

I'll review 'Prodigal Son' season 2.

No season 5 for 'Veronica Mars'!

'Homicide's Elite' Quote:

“Hostile gang fire.”

'RTE News' Quote:

“Feeling of discontent.”

'Great British Railyway Journeys' Quote:

“Everything about the past was challenged.”

'Channel 4 News' Quote:

“No voice on the board for fans.”

'The Irish Times' Quotes:

“Sentimental loyalties.”

“Genuinely struggled to understand the fans' hostility.”

“A generation ago now,”


“Civic burden.”

“Street-furniture guidelines.”

“Never a stranger to any of them.”

“Cancelled for the second consecutive year.”

“Attend cultural events.”

“Sexually exploitative relationships.”

“Attracts vast media profile and they needed it to reflect well.”

“Decision to choose belief-”

“Communal reconciliation.”

“Cancelled, shamed, ostracised and ridiculed.”

“Outpouring of grief.”

“Heart-rending and poorly written.”

“Hellish new home.”

“Legacy was swiftly forgotten.”


“Bladder calming.”

“Fading glamour.”

“State-approved theory.”

“Markers of status among society's elite.”

“Exchanging talent and ideas with the rest of the world.”

“Harming themselves or others in the home.”

“Injunctive relief.”

“Identity attachment.”

“We haven't had a condolence book since last March.”

“Science-free pronouncements.”

'The Killer Within' Quotes:

“Dominating the entire household.”

“Felt wholly justified.”

“Felt left out of the family.”

“He wasn't violent, to his friends.”

'South Park' Quotes:

“NASCAR is only for poor and stupid people.”

“I'm not poor and stupuid enough to do NASCAR!”

'Teen Titans Go!' Quotes:

“That is where I do the sitting!”

“I pees there!”

'For Real' Quotes:

“Families paid a huge cost.”

“Throwing wine in each others faces.”

“Rolled straight from a club.”

“Recovery community.”

“Pop off.”

“What did you spend $600,000 in 6 months one?”


'Law & Order' Quote:

“Pretend to be concerned.”

'Foyle's War' Quotes:

“Leave it! Get walking!”

“Someone did imagine it and then made it a reality.”

On 'Hollyoaks': Luke's mummy shows up. Summer only has 1 hand?!? Summer kisses Sienna.

Best Lines:

“How could I ever forget the girl who gave birth on a video rental shop floor?”

“For missing your dad's funeral because you were too drunk to get on a plane.”

“You've been married 5 times? You're clearly not very good at it.”

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Colony 3x01&3x02 + Line Of Duty 6x07 + Batwoman 2x03 + Galactica 1980 1x04 Reviewed 🌧☔🌦😎🌞☀🕶🌤


I can't recall what happened in season 2 only that all the promise of season 1 was flushed away. Will's grim with scrupulous seriousness. This has wearying blandness as it tries for melancholic pessimism. Will's grown a beard and they're in full on survivalist mode living in a cabin in the woods. They consider hiding under a tarp shelter.

They've a backup cabin. They don't seem overly concerned about LA or the wider resistance. They've set Vietcong style traps in the woods. There is a number station babbled about. Discussion is deflected. The aliens did deliberate subversion. An alien ship crashes. There are serious and urgent issues. The sons are comically intransigent.

This tries for a deeply unsettingly effect but it is decidely insipid and unappealing generic. Snyder is an arrogant horrible man. A ski resort is seen. The alien are staunch and unyiedling. The useless Katie takes an angry offensive. This has no enduring hold and does not resonate. The Factory was to build space based weapons? It's 6 months since the end of season 2. The aliens have enemies.

The brutally managed occupation goes on. This is a conflict society. One's grown tired of angry assertions. This is not a nuanced exploration. The aliens are unstoppable. The idiot family keep an alien weapon on the mantlepiece. They plan dissent and challenge.

Change is worth considering. There are contradictory ideas and people are implacably opposed to the aliens – they just don't want to do anything about it. These are extremely contested times. This was not thriving or interesting. There is deadness and this is not imaginative.

They try to navigate their family and cirumstances to the best of their abilities. The frustrating Snyder is not to be trusted. Grim scenes unfold. There is no desperation. Snyder's slighted and is a pot-stirrer. This was starchy and ineffectual. People are self-righteous. There are no supremely ethical types. An alien is seen – so that's what they look like under the suits?

Best Lines:

“Less talking, more walking.”

“Search and destroy mode.”

“Useless seems like an unnecessarily hurtful choice of words.”

“Crossed the survey line!”

“Rules that you made up to win.”

“Mountain sojourn.”

“Bored off his ass.”

“Something bigger's going on.”

“The same logic the Japanese used when they sided with the nazis. As I remember it didn't exactly work out well for them.”

“That world's gone.”

“Landing zone.”

Puzzle Man

The resistance and the 'government' are irksomely grandiose with breathless pomposity and talk about things that need to be taken seriously by serious people. This is spiralling nonsense that is not tumultuous. Snyder has maniacal dedication and mournfulness. Ally Walker and Germans lurk. The Factory has been destroyed with no survivors – so much for all the interesting plots. One assumes Maddie and her idiot son were killed. The political types have to support the aliens war effort. This is the gravest emergency.

Broussard walks around an empty LA as tumbleweeds blow. He tapes together shredded documents. There is growing distress and idiot choices are imperilling. This was aggressively apathetic. A bimbo and a boy are seen. There is haranguing, grievances and the aliens have had a profound impact. There is a lack of regard. The idiots board a train. There is indifference and perfidious types. There are long simmering tensions and no relevance.

Snyder has a child. There is grimness and death, offscreen. There is talk of a bioweapon. Haunting questions remain. Peyton List shows up.

Best Lines:

“Said we had years to prepare.”

“Who's out there making cereal?”

“Accept whatever consequences might come.”

“Advance strikes, we must assume that their main fleet is on the way.”

“Used to be 3 of us.”

“60 seconds to board.”

“The fight here is over.”

“People getting herded onto freight trains never ends badly.”

Line Of Duty 6x07

The notoriously complex show comes to a conclusion. Nothing joy inducing happens. I detest Steve. Kate and Steve plot. Steve is irrationally annoying as he is called on his drug addiction. Why is Kate trusting Jo? Why is Kate back at work after transfering out and being ARRESTED? Why did the OCG keep bloodstained murder weapons covered in fingerprints? Leverage? James Nesbitt won't be in this, he was just a photo cameo. Who forged Kate's signature? Why are people giving Jo a pass? Why didn't they search for the misspellings before? H is unmasked and he's a nobody – not a Bond baddie. Oh FFS. Kate needs a slap, she is so stupid. This was unwatchable. Adrian Dunbar does ACTINGS and AC-12 is de-fanged.

Best Lines:

“Made me fear him.”

“Crap suits, dad cars.”

“Fail upwards.”

“Blundering fool.”

“What does this make us look like?!?”

"Sinister enterprises."

Bat Girl Magic!

There's a new drug in Gotham. Jacob doesn't know the pass-word for Kate's phone. Jacob is baffled and unnerved with all this pesky complexity. Sophie and Alice are on an island. Ryan whines. Mary and Luke annoy and grate. There is bad acting. I miss Kate. TPTB take nasty shots at season 1, Kate and the wig. This show is lacking something. Kate's alive? There is a Jack Napier mention.

Best Lines:

“I know you want me to be a bad person but I'm not.”

“Killing lackeys. Sounds tedious.”

“What purpose does she serve?”


The Super Scouts
Multiple children from the rag tag fleet run around on Earth and they somehow have super-powers on Earth. There is a new Dr Zee, he is a worse actor than the 1st one. The younglings of the rag tag fugitive fleet are sent to blend in on Earth. There is exposition and Barry Van Dyke showing zero acting talent. The rag tag fugitive fleet has a schooling ship. Dillon claims the Cylons haven't attacked in a generation. The Cylons show up. The acting is bad, really bad. This leaves you apathetic and it is not absorbing. One feels contempt for this. No wonder this struggled to attract the attention of viewers back in 1980. Troy tells Dillon to exchange cubits for money. Cubits are made of gold but wouldn't it be a different type due to being from a different planet? Troy and Dillon who are colonial warriors can't figure out a door or cross the street. Troy is hit on by a biddy old enough to be his mother and Dillon accidently robs a bank. Dillon is called a kid. The military look for the 'aliens'. Troy and Dillon have no concept of change. Where did they put all the camping gear? There are prolonged scenes ripping off 'CHIPS'. Jamie shows up. Wasn't she supposed to stay with the fleet? Jamie knows history and medicine. The children get sick. A nurse and Jamie are annoying.

Best Line:
"Medicines we cannot offer."

"Trigger the final war."

"Earth's ancestors were our ancestors."

"Rough it with nature!"

"Forget about being subtle!"


Trailers, Quotes & Stuff

'The Mitchells V The Machines' trailer

A Furbie attacks.

Best Lines:

“Haven't figured me out yet.”

“Robot apocalypse.”

“Why would someone build that?”

'Prodigal Son' 2x11 promo


'Prodigal Son' 2x10 promo


'Prodigal Son' 2x09 promo

I'm sick of him.

'Vigil' promo

Murder on a sub. Yes.

'Marvel Studios Celebrates The Movies'

Cherry cola – okay.

Chevre log – yum.
Cantonel Roquefort unpast - yum.

Who saw 'A Prayer For The Dying'?

My ex promised a life of peace and gentleness. My ex has not shown remorse or insight. He's fairly worthless. My ex doesn't acknowledge me – I'm totally disregarded. I'm under-appreciated. I've long nursed hurt feelings.

Saw vegan pate – ick.

I'd try honeyed Basque cheesecake and fried elderflower blossoms.

What's wild garlic emulsion or confit garlic?

Foot scenting is a thing?

'Great Continental Railyway Journeys' Quotes:

“Beggers and smells and bad hotels.”

“Corrupt public morals.”

'Sky News' Quotes:

“Ties continue to be cut.”

“Made their anger known.”

“Promised so much.”

“All too serious consequences.”

'Three Days That Shook Football' Quotes:

“I don't like it one bit.”

“The emotions it provoked.”

“What it might become.”

“Potential ramifications.”

“Strange ironical thing.”

“Fall back down the other way.”

“Grew ever more enormous.”

“Very few knew of the impending storm.”

“Actually going to be happening.”

“Have more fans.”

“Challenge to the whole order.”

“American type closed system.”

“Franchise model.”

“Persistent self-interest.”

“Fan reps.”

“Fans having voting rights.”

“Little watched digital channel in Spain.”

“Preposterous arrogance.”

'BBC News' Quotes:

“Most famous duck on social media.”

“Different way of living.”

“Just how bad it is.”

“Car crash insanity.”

“Reassuradely boring.”


“Tone poem.”

“Rich seams of human kindness.”

“Harsh beauty.”

“Look like a hard hitting Ken Loach documentary.”

“Preposterous tosh.”

“That was fishing?”

Bizarre inability.”

“Toe curling.”

“On the ale.”

“Plot contrivances.”

“Terrible theme pubs where drunken Americans sing along to The Pogues while loudly reminiscing about a country they claim to love but have never actually visited.”

“Running, punching, shooting, stabbing.”

“Trudges drearily.”

“Zero emotional engagement.”

“Fantastical nightmare.”

"Going to be good man.”

“Who are these unstoppbale warriors?”

“Worst family of all time.”

“Let the Dark Harvest begin!”

“Comic tension.”

“6 laugh tests.”

'48 Hours' Quotes:

“Ran hard but did not run well.”

“Didn't know what fear was.”

“On him like stink on skunk.”

“I wasn't afraid of anything. I didn't know I needed to be.”

'Los Angeles Times' Quotes:

“Dark moment.”

“A legacy seldom forgotten.”

'The Irish Times' Quotes:

“Be treated like a pariah.”

“Once-in-a-generation effort.”

“Always telling him what he “should” be doing – sometimes in the press.”

“Historians and future generations.”

“Inevitability of the closure.”

'The Simpsons' Quotes:

“I love you scary daddy.”

“Museum of generational wealth.”

“Pocket alcohol.”

“Last minute man plans.”

“Hanging with the Yankee Candle crowd.”

“Sneered at her enemy.”

“Scheme away.”

'Teen Titans Go!' Quote:

“Do the leaving of the house?!?”

'The Sunday Times' Quotes:

“Mythic characters.”

“Bookless household.”

“Battle for every sentence I wrote.”

“Stoking the ire on social media.”

“Horrible things happen.”

“Operatic darkness.”

“He likes brooms.”

“Peril and threat.”

“Fan and critical dismay.”

"Enjoyed with caution.”

“Miserable private life.”

“Serious moral questions.”

“One of the meek who do not inherit the Earth.”

“Unsparing plays.”

“Moral doubt.”

“Believes in the rightness of his cause.”

“Disconcerting behavioural traits.”

“Fatal disadvantage.”

“Totemic status.”

“Intellectual agility.”

“Zombie Elvis.”

“There's a real chance this could be terrible.”

“A man unworthy of her.”

“Prey to countless indignities.”

“Lived through some of the most serious events in Roman history.”

“Of sternly conservative opinions,”

“Great battles, the rise and fall of political factions, all are experienced as dimly heard rumours.”

“Never ceased to love her, esteem her, stay true to her.”

“Ostentatious simplicity.”

“Granted privileges beyond the dreams of many.”

“Whispered and widely believed.”

“Murderous and malign.”

“Give him sage advice.”

“Brutal and precarious.”

“Granted the name by which posterity would remember him;”

“Ominious air.”

“Ceded control.”

“Lonely neediness.”

“Absurd turns real.”

“He seems uninterested.”

“Arouses curiosity and expectation.”

“Baffling and irritating experience.”

“Narky personality.”

“Unusually downbeat.”

“Deeply ancient.”

“Unforgettably appalling.”

“Limitations impsed on them by circumstances.”

“Name of repute.”

“Seizing a conquered enemy's most prized cultural artefacts.”

“Gaze of servitude.”


“Condemned to go nowhere.”

“Restless, remorseless days.”

“Terrifying absurdity.”

“Prophetic resonances,”

“Always been criticised.”

“Abide by these notions.”

“Ungrateful, cantankerous and insufficiently interested.”

“Flawed macho ideal.”

“Menacing racing style.”

“Continuing anger.”

“Doom-laden tales.”

“Some guy in a FedEx truck carrying a chunk of lung from a human being who had recently died of a deadly airborne disease.”

“As old as hippies and hobos.”

“New biological threat had crept up on humanity.

“This is Tom Clancy sh*t.”

“Ignorance and inertia.”

“British kebab awards.”

“Wistful references.”

“Seen so many bad outcomes.”

“I miss it to this day.”

"Compromised male pride.”

“Urgency of the situation in which they had found themselves.”

“Bleak testimony.”


“Sense of impending doom.”

“Apocalyptic chaos.”

“A woman he'd met in a cigar bar.”

“Horribly cliquey place.”

“Couldn't be accused of overachieving.”

'It Takes A Killer' Quotes:

“Extremely volatile.”

“Threaten her own family members with severe harm and or death.”

“She's beyond help?”

“Met her tragic end.”

“A lot of violent acts.”

“Main source of conflict.”

“Danger to the family.”

“Years of family turmoil.”

'True Life Crime UK' Quote:

“Spooky barn.”

'Business Post Magazine' Quotes:

“Ideology-free zone.”

“Might acutally entertain and amuse.”

“Growing resentment.”

“A detriment was suffered.”

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Pet Sematary (2019) Rewatch
I just don't care.

The Beach Bum (2019)

A druggie beach bum does drugs and bums. Then his wife dies. He bums more. This was crap. The hero's name was Moondog FFS! This was shallow and irrelevant.

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Movie Reviews: Things Heard And Seen+Don't Hang Up+Rocketman+The Blair Witch Project+The Fourth Kind

Things Heard And Seen (2021)

In a house with a dark history and a marriage fractured by lies, one dark secret peels away to reveal another. Amanda Seyfeird, James Norton and F. Murray Abraham star. A husband ill-uses his wife and drags his wife off to a remote area so he can work at a small private college. There is isolation, belittling, degredation, abuse and ignoring of an obvious eating disorder. The husband's nice guy act is farcical.

There are no consequences for him, until there are. The couple have an ignored child. What year is this set? There is an old tv and the husband has very obvious flaws. There is a paucity of love. This was spurious and the hubby is toxic. There is threatening behaviour. This tries for elegance and panache. There is desperation, chicancery and hypocrisy and fluctuating tension. The hubby is not pleasantly anodyne.

There is potential misery, actual misery, a secret past and memories. Teens lurk and the wife has frailties. There is no nuanced understanding just an old book and a ring. Things head toward a reckoning. There is no small town austere simplicity. The locals are not exactly friendly. There are hostilities and retaliatory types. Local teens are extraordinarily insensitive types. Irreversible actions are taken as people take one irrevocable step after another.

The husband flirts with a slutty teen girl. He's guileful and this is dark account of deep despair. The husband has petulance. He's extremely disappointing to his wife and utterly disheartening. The wife is hapless and this was not impassioned. He's disastrous and seemingly trivial events pile up. There are grotesqueries and he fundamentally undermines his wife and has unremitting hostility for her. He's spiteful and tempestuous. There is uncertainty and petty theatrics and squabbling. He's pugnacious and has a macho culture and enmity. A maeslstrom unfolds. There are lamented flaws and the slut sluts. He's a particularly nasty flavour with ruthless ambtion.

Bellicose damaged egos cause a hopless predicament. She's profoundly conflicted and painfully aware and fatalistic. There is panic and a meltdown. This was artifical and kind of unnecessary and there is no vivid tension and this was absurd and fairly shallow. There is wonky acting and violence against women. The husband is stubbornly persistently awful. There is chaotic scrambling as he puts his own interests first and is a bad tempered tool.

This was puzzling and ill advised. Things are not of very high concern. This was insufficient and not nuanced. This was erratic. There is no unremitting pressure. This was a fragile situation. The husband knowingly misled people and he has the stench of sleaze. Someone was not telling the truth. This was very disappointing. They didn't belong in the small town. The slut caused all this. I don't get the ending. This was self-indulgent.

Best Lines:

“Full time rednecks.”

“So sad.”

“Have you prayed on any of this?”

“Put a negative spin on this house.”

“Please stop with the ghost stuff.”

“Your paranoid food deprived brain!”

“Something happened to his wife.”

“Where is the justice for the women of that house?”

“Is that your axe George?”

Don't Hang Up (2016)

Stupid prank monkey teenagers pull crap. They're awful imbeciles who swear and harass people. One day someone strikes back. There is bad acting and this was murky. Entitled white men face a twist ending. Nope.

Best Lines:

“Don't you want the attention?”


“Don't even acknowledge me!”

Rocketman (2019)

This is a dull biopic of Elton John. Nobody cares about the moral effects of his life. This attempts to generate some interest. His horrendously abusive manager makes prouncements on his future. He needs a still point in a turning world. There are meltdowns, myriad issues, fulminating and random song and dance numbers.

His parents were awful. This was stupid. He changes his name from Reg Dwight to Elton John. Mooching people lurk. Ugly fashion is worn. This was absurd. The situaiton is fraught. There is bitterness and division. There is inevitability. There is a litany of failures and cruel reality. There is a chasm between him and his vile mother. This has no great relevance.

Dexter Fletcher directed this. Elton John has the worst family in the world. There are crazy musical sequences. Elton John unwinds with undignified relish. This was not tolerably generic. This has myriad deficienices. People are deranged but not fascinatingly deranged. Elton John has neurotic needs.

This was a bitter account of his awful uncaring father who loved his do-over family more than his son. This was unintelligent and there is not an enormous amount of plot here. He encounters crises, tensions and disagreements and vicissitudes. This causes weariness and serious concerns. This was an awful thing. Elton John gets distraught and upset. This wasn't darkly entertaining. Nobody is emotionally verbose. This was grim. There are furores.

The manager has calculated and menacing coercion. There are dreadful situations. His wife is sad. Nothing forestalls trauma. Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard and Tate Donovan star in this tale of callous and cruel parents, music and lots of drugs.

Best Lines:

“Don't kill yourself with drugs.”

“Had to throw your dinner in the bin!”

“Played roadside joints for 10 years.”

“One frothy coffee, no froth.”

“Cocaine orgies.”

“Doss house.”

“Feeling resentful for things that just don't matter.”

“I'll still be collecting my 20% long after you've killed yourself.”

The Blair Witch Project (1999) Rewatch

The classic found footage of idiots encountering something sinister in a forest. The 3 lost idiots scream and are idiots.

Best Lines:

“No redneck is this creative.”

“I could help you but I'd rather stand and record.”

The Fourth Kind (2009) Rewatch

Aliens have fatal consequences because they are devious and bad aliens in this docudrama. Appalling trauma is inflicted. There are irreconcilable ruptures and inevitable consequences and tragedy. A cop rails against a shrink. There are disastrous acts and coercion, cynicism, force and threats of force ensure.

People are extremely wary and inevitabilities and tension ensue. People can't tolerate alien contact. There is no accomodation and people are unfortunate victims. Things are imposed and serious alarm and distress and vitriol are inflicted. The town of Nome is oppressive. The shirnk ends up with no credibility.

There are false narratives and the shrink is left with no credibility of a personal nature and no family. She develops an obsessive focus to the point of irrationality on the aliens. Completely mad things happen. There is ambiguity and poorly thought out dreadful mistakes. Damning verdicts are screamed. There is some hilariously bad acting in this film. People are petrified and mumble. People are tragic, traumatic and wrenched.

Thinhgs are narrativised and minds are unprepared for aliens. Weird situations unfold and relationships become lacklustre. There is a slight feeling of doom and things are interminable and perilous. The situation gets worse and then things only get more worse. There is inevitable reality and ill fated people.

The shrink faces derision and a depressing undercurrent. There is a devastating impact and no intellectual energy. Aliens are ever malevolently lurking. This could almost be a mythos tale with its sense of hopelessness. Unconvincing explanations are offered. The aliens are impenetrable and somewhat trite.

There are dark edges and startling and inventitive things happen as people have searing experiences. Unsettling things happen. Brutal facts are ignored. Milla Jovovich plays the shrink. There is a damaging situation. The aliens drastically change peoples futures. Badly misjudged decisions are made. No glory comes. This was good. The aliens do a blistering onslaught. Will Patton plays a rabid cop who has disbelief. Awful experiences are had all round.

Best Lines:

“What you believe is yours to decide.”

“4000 years before Christ walked the Earth.”

“Tell me about the owl.”

“Abduction theories.”

“Alien god legend.”

“Doesn't make sense on our level.”

“6000 years before the bible was written.”

“Run out of all the goodwill that I've got.”

“It's not an owl!”

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Trailers, Quotes & Stuff

'Danny Boy' promo


'Inside No. 9' promo

Adrian Dunbar!

Kung Fu' 1x05 promo

Not memory searing.

'Hacks' trailer


Best Lines:

“The QVC mumu lady?”

“You classist monster!”

“Good is the minium.”

'The Tomorrow War' teaser

Who wants to fight in a war 30 years in the future?

Best Line:

“Our enemy is not human.”

'Galactica 1981' promo

Oh puke.

Junior Mints – yum.

Schar Gluten Free mini dippers- nice.

Drumstick sour squashes – okay.

Salted tortilla chips – ok.

Hot salsa Mexicana casera – good.

'Bates Motel' was a terrible show not even Nestor Carbonell could make watch it.

My ex told damning lies. My ex = disgraceful and contemptible.

I'll review 'Watch Her Fall', 'All Girls', First Become Ashes', 'Whisper Down The Lane', 'A Deadly Education' and 'The Death Of Apollo'.

Curse Brexit – the poor M&S foodhall.

Who saw 'The Sweetest Thing'?

I'd try chocolate and peanut tart.

'Channel 4 News' Quotes:

“With predictable consequences.”

“Festivals can be fatal.”

“Outstrip the government's capacity to count them.”

“Species depletion.”

“Calamitiously late.”

'BBC News' Quotes:

“Most of their marriages failed.”

“Alternate path for life.”

“Very, very small and sadly dwindling number.”

“Little tiny thing.”

“Leads one to consider.”

“I know not how.”

'The Irish Times' Quotes:

“Utter lack of qualifications.”

“Greater isolation and loneliness.”

“Everyone is ignoring you...”

“Serial objector.”

“Taste for the low life.”

“Mutually fatal disagreement.”


“Multi-species airlift.”

“Not arresting miscreants.”

“Desirable national objective,”

“Wealth effect.”

“Still to this day impacts on my life.”

“Shadow over my reputation.”

“False claims that cost him his career.”

“Why is Brian saying there's a talking horse in the garden? Oh, hi, Fionuala!”

“Who in the name of God eats four types of potato with their dinner?”

“Country people.”

“You find them when you need them.”

“Adopt beliefs from TV and movies.”

“Has been shunned.”

“Largely shunned publicity.”

“Truth and equanimity.”

“Generational change.”

“Moral crusade.”

“The capital lights up at night with funeral pyres.”

“Increasing sense of disconnect.”

“Made a scapegoat for everybody.”

“Sure they do nothing.”

“Passionate commitment.”

“A tirade of criticism.”

“Time for us to go away.”

“Comply with the most basic of laws.”

“Continuation of this dispute,”

“Commitment to change.”

“Footage of him being arrested shirtless, barefoot and drunk in his driveway.”

'Hollyoaks' Quotes:

“Don't you learn?”

“2 baliffs turned up at the house.”

“I bet that wasn't the wedding gift she was expecting.”

'South Park' Quotes:

“Unnecessarily loud motorcycles.”

“So needy for attention.”

“Then people will have to notice me!”

“Sure she's missing a few teeth but she thinks I'm cool!”

“A book? God! I hate them!”

“This book is filthy, inappopriate and made a guy shoot the king of hippies?!?”

'Watergate' Quotes:

“Preserve his claim of innocence.”

“Did you believe him?”

“I believed him enough.”

“High principles happily coincided with his self interest.”

“Most damning.”

“Secret criminal conversations.”

“Life and death of his Presidency.”

“How many attorney generals Nixon had gone through.”

“Nothing remotely like it has happened in all of our history.”

“Foam coming out of his mouth.”

“Some sinister force.”

“Devil theories.”

“Plotting how to testify falsely.”


“Shabby, disgusting, immoral.”

“All the allegations and there were many.”

'Bent Coopers' Quote:

“A few nickings.”

'Virgin Media News' Quote:

“Dark and difficult decisions.”

'Gunplot' Quotes:

“Not from the revolutionary generation.”

“Motivated by high principles.”

“Doomsday situation.”

“A man with many enemies.”

“A dodgy reputation.”

“A public sensation was on the way.”

“Grave threat to the state.”

“Unfair allegation made.”

“Part of something sinister.”

“Marked as being troublemakers.”

'Dr Phil' Quotes:

“Exit strategy out of the home.”

“Felt so unprotected.”

“You allowed it to happen!”

'Dublin Gazette' Quotes:

“Air hunger.”


“Currently overgrown, buried and in disrepair.”

“Brutally difficult.”

“Gilded class apart from the norm.”

“Had the good manners to die in battle from time to time.”

“Over-wrought manners.”

“Fine and noble warrior.”

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Galactica 1980 1x02&1x03 + Bridesmaid's Secrets And Lies (2019) 1x01 + Star Trek Enterprise 4x04 👎

Galactica Discovers Earth

A jerk father is a jerk. Reporters are stupid. Troy and Dillon look like actors saying lines. Apollo and Starbuck had simmering homoerotic tension, Troy and Dillon have nothing. Troy and Dillon are a younger generation of upstarts with 80s hair. The narrative is discordant. The annoying reporter bint annoys.

There is no simmering tension just unbelievable happenings. This show is sheer implausibility destined to be forgotten. It's cliche ridden and the absurdity of this eye-wateringly ineffective show makes you gawp. This was a terrible miscalculation.

Dr Zee invented time travel. To think Troy is Adama's genealogical legacy. Where did Dillon come from? Why in 1x01 – was Troy not living on Galactica? Dillon and Troy fasten their jackets. There is no powerful dramatic impact. How can Dillon drive? There is no imagistic potential or frightened realism. Dr Zee has calculating rationality. Adama is mock-magisterial.

TPTB cancelled this show as 1x11 was filming. Apollo had elegiac idealization of his father. This show was a breath of stale air. Since when did vipers seat 2 people? The winy reporter whines. Will she shut up? Why was there a spare viper helmet for the whiny bint? Boomer is alive and is now Adama's XO.

Do the rag tag fugitive fleet speak English? There is time travel back to 1944 and exposition. 'Superman' is ripped off. Troy and Dillon and the reporter's clothes turn white. There is exposition about why it happened – which makes you wonder about why it happened in the original show.

The idiot reporter blunders. Why don't Troy or Dillon have a reaction to the holocaust unfolding in front of them considering the fall of the 12 colonies that Adama called a holocaust? Why whenever there is time travel in sci-fi are the damn nazis involved?!?!

Dillon blows up a V2 with his laser. Militatistic men who live in a world with so few women strut around. The messy realities of life are ignored. This was dominated by male dominated militarized hegemoney. Who make the rag tag fugitive fleet's clothes? Where do they get fuel? So much for Troy and Dillon trying to stay safe.

The reporter babbles about D-Day. Xavier gets away. Richard Lynch growls. Dillon and Troy laser a jukebox and an annoying kid annoys. Then more annoying kids annoy. Troy and Dillon bother the annoying kid who is named Willy – you'd think Willy and Troy would bond over being horrible entitled whiny children.

Xavier lurks. What is he using for fuel? Why doesn't Xavier mention Troy's stepfather Apollo?

Best Lines:

“The Council has never over-ruled Dr Zee, he has never been wrong.”

“Being kidnapped, live on instant news.”

“Most guarded bastion.”

“What is he on?”

“Star speed.”

“Battle urgent.”

“A horrible man by the name of Xavier.”

“Card carrying nut.”

“The Allies have landed in Normandy.”

“Locked on destroy.”

“Hopelessly obedient to Adama's futile plan.”

“Spaced out drug runners!”

Bridesmaid's Secrets And Lies (2019) 1x01

Katie McGrath features in this oz miniseries. This was bad and horrible and a creepy stalker lurks. This was fairly ludicrous.

Best Lines:

“He seems nice.”

“Yeah, it's his job.”

“Dump we live in.”

“Choosing the gardener over me.”

“Princess bollocks.”

“Such bollocks.”

“How many times didn't it mean anything?”


This is part 1 of 3. Brent Spiner and J.G. Hertzler and The Big Show guest star. There are  Augments, Arik Soong, Orions and Klingons in this strangely inert ep. Augments and Arik are self absorbed, pretentious, entitled and condescending. The Eugenics Wars are mentioned. Augments are a malevolent force. There is no real source of meaning here. Calling this Trek is like arranging ingredients in a bowl and calling it food. Archer clenches his jaw.

This loses coherency. This does not match up with a later reveal about the Orions. The acting in this makes 'Galactica 1981' look like the work of Orson Welles.

Best Lines:


“Not quite.”

“First ships to colonize the system were nuclear powered.”

“Not even my last wife sold for that much!”

“Follow the rules and you will suffer less!”

"Humanity is no longer relevant."

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