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Mutant X (2001 - 2004) 1x01 - 1x05 + True Blood 7x09 Reviewed

The Shock Of The New
This looks different to the rest of the show. Emma is chased by the GSA and in a fateful moment is saved by Mutant X. Adam gets a slow-motion coat billowing entrance. The GSA is a branch of US intelligence. Adam used to be the chief bio-geneticist. Mason glues his face on. Exposition flies. Emma is a rude awful person. Brennan is a thief who isn’t a Mutant X member yet and is seemingly allergic to sleeves. MX consists of Adam, Jesse and Shalimar. How did Mason’s immune system collapse? We never found out. Adam stole the GSA database. Breedlove is the big boss. Mason wears a scarf. Various interesting mutants who would never be seen again run around. Mason has a different wig. Mason has Breedlove killed. Criminal Brennan is a burk. Emma is an ass. They are menaced by the GSA and Brennan is captured. This was okay.

Best Lines:
“I’m Adam and this is Mutant X.”

“That sounds like Adam and his people.”

“They have to get better.”

“Sounds like Adam to me.”

“I should have killed Adam when I had the chance.”

“Everything I feared has come to pass.”

“The tool of our worst nightmare.”

I Scream The Body Electric
Brennan is menaced by the suitably sinister Mason. Emma’s bright floral bra is on display. Mason hunts mutants. Emma’s parents ran off when she was 10. Mason acts in shameful ways. Shalimar hero-worships Adam and doesn’t wear many clothes. Mutants are in peril. Yoga is done. There is a dynastic power struggle and Emma wears flesh coloured attire. There is a ferocious struggle with hair flicking, cool coats, coat flapping, world class scheming and Adam knows kung fu. Mason is ruthlessly ambitious. Enormous egos clash as there is a pissing contest between Mason and Adam. Mason has distain and an insulting arrogance. There is made up computer technology and someone spray paints Mutant X lives on the ground. Adam is cold and imperious. Brennan is ignominiously recruited and of course, he would be the one to kill Mason in 3x01. Tenacious Adam makes an opportunistic speech. Emma is disconcertingly passive. Tensions remain with the GSA but the gang are unscathed for now.

Best Lines:
“Set events in motion.”

“Ah, you’ve heard of me.”

“I don’t think Adam likes me.”

“Get in where?”

“I have the power.”

“I call it protective custody. Who it’s intended to protect is open to interpretation.”

“Guess again Adam. Never did know when to stop did you?”
“Then we’re both guilty of relentless tenacity Mason.”

“These laboratory mistakes.”

“A grim and limited vision of humanity.”

“You and your freaks.”

“I never expect guilt from you Mason; it’s too much to ask of a sociopath.”

“That’s what I’ve always admired about you Adam. Your utterly perverse sense of reality.”

“If I’d known it was this easy to get you here. I’d have invited you sooner.”
“I’ll be back.”
“Well that’s wonderful.”

“Our little talk has gone on just long enough.”

“This must be real fun.”

“What no hug?”

“God help anyone who tries to stand in our way.”

Russian Roulette
There is an anti-mutant gun and a family in peril. A punk kid lacks subtlety and is conspiratorial. This was unsophisticated, mediocre and insincere. Adam is long winded. MX pretends to be a suburban family. Adam’s stunt double in a bad wig dives off a deck. Imprudence is easily forgiven. Emma has her spy catsuit on. Adam and co create a moral obstacle and there is a slo-mo heroic gesture walk. This had some moments heavy with portent yet I felt dissatisfaction. Why did everyone in this ep act like complete morons?

Best Lines:
“In for a little lesson in moral responsibility.”

“Don’t you feel even a little ashamed?”

“We’re not his friends.”

“The electrical one.”

“Go home and stay home.”

Fool For Love
Adam is mission control, Shalimar attacks an intercom then gets all hot and heavy with some random and writhes in her spy catsuit. Adam disparages love and Shalimar makes do-me faces. Her lover has a possible ‘cure’ for mutants. It doesn’t work. Shalimar and her slam piece do it in a dead woman’s bed. There is twirling and this was disposable melodrama with the sins typical of the genre. Doing drugs is bad kids! Adam wears a white lab coat.

Best Lines:
“Back off! I’ll tear you apart!”

“There is no going back.”

“You gotta be kidding.”

Shalimar is over her dead boyfriend. Kilohertz makes a message. Adam goes on about message boards. Mason mutters. Kilohertz annoys and can’t act. This was unreliable. The team eat, where do they get the food? Sanctuary is attacked by Kilohertz and the loser gets got due to his tendency to be stupid.

Best Lines:
“Freaks of the world.”

“He thought we were FCC.”

“The odd, the weird.”

“Your worst virus nightmare come to life.”

“Posers and losers.”

“Resistance is futile.”

Love Is To Die
Bill is proud of murderous Jessica. Nobody cares about Sarah. Bill and his aspirational dullness wants to die. Sookie annoys for reasons that can’t be explained. People interact stormily. Worn out looking Sam and his girlfriend have left for a life of sheer ordinariness. Sookie is loud, brash and almost entirely useless as well as being emotionally hopeless. Hoyt’s galpal turns into an invidious hag. Jessica tells Hoyt about how she glamoured him. Where did the horde of HepV vamps go? Eric and his bad guy Primark wear is relentlessly dour. Hoyt punches out Jason and Jason steals another of Hoyt’s women. Sarah has existential confusion and this only seems to please people. Jessica and Hoyt get back together with no moral complexity. This ep had no specific purpose. The frustratingly indistinct Ginger is mercilessly mocked some more. The generic antagonists are insouciant.

Best Lines:
“Put some on your plate. Pick around it.”

“Born a hooker.”
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