epiphany_maria (epiphany_maria) wrote,

The Last Ship 2x07 + Zoo (2015 - 2017) 1x01 + The Americans 3x08 Reviewed

Alone And Unafraid
The XO is all preposterous uncontrolled fury. The gang try to ingratiate themselves with the immunes. This was excruciatingly inexplicably boring and was full of minor irritations, self serving hypothetical risk and a general mood of intolerance. The POTUS may be ideologically aligned with the immunes and their fraudulent justifications. There is irritation and woe, gunfights and this was in general a chaotic disappointment. The plague carrier is hauled off along with the POTUS by Chandler and his gang. There are infected toys and the POTUS is entrenched in Sean’s beliefs. I was unimpressed.

Best Lines:
“Is that really the President?”

“Shut it all of you! Shut it!”

“Whatever you say Duck Dynasty.”

“You dirt bag.”

“Get in dirt bag!”

“And for what?”

“We cannot lauch the helo until we are into the mouth of the harbour.”

First Blood
Cecil’s revenge!
This world spanning ‘thriller’ has ridiculous opening credits and bad CGI. A reporter/blogger wages a hate campaign against a biotechnology firm. She is a dead-eyed millennial with a shag and go boyfriend. An anti-hunting duo in Botswana encounters weird lion activity. The script is particularly dim. Virtue is signalled. The bitter and nebulous ranting reporter encounters a remote and mysterious vet pathologist (Billy Burke of ‘Revolution’ and ‘Twilight‘ doing his best impersonation of David McCallum in ‘NCIS‘).

There is no pervasive sense of gloom. This was garbled, rambling and full of banalities. The characters are uncharismatic and have absurd telly names. One character is chewed on by lions and the other encounters a harridan survivor. I abhorred this. Whilst looking for a missing cat named Cupcake, the reporter and pathologist find a tree full of cats. Wild allegations are hurled. The only interesting character is not dead yet but is probably suffering from a raging infection. This was so dumb.

Best Lines:
“The animals decided no more.”

“Baboon dung.”

“I do not accept that explanation.”

“The girl with the genie tattoo.”

“I had to look it up.”

“Always come back to their food source.”

“What is it?”
“Lion dung.”

“Really dude.”

“Stop chasing the unicorn that killed Kennedy.”

“Something fell down on us from a tree.”

“How does one get eaten to death?”

“Why is that important right now?”

“It doesn’t just happen.”

“Females, their offspring and one or at most two males.”

“We do not want to be here when night falls.”

Nina is inveigled to do more. Philip and Elizabeth have prisoners. Martha is questioned by an intimidator and lies. She doesn’t cower quietly. There is a confrontation. A tense stony silence would be preferred. I’m demotivated from caring. People have an obsessive interest in being awful. Toxic people have no moral stature. There are more slights and inattentions to Paige. Philip and Elizabeth have an idealised view of their identity. Nina is ordered to do something. Gaad attacks the mail robot. Old faces return. There is a jerk and Martha confronts Clarke over the stupid pen. Does Martha buy Clarke’s crap? I’ve forgone all interest.

Best Lines:
“Not a supply pen.”

“Is this relevant?”

“Are you asking if I’m resentful?”

“You don’t know people like him!”

“I will never forgive you.”

“He’s you.”

“Is that enough?”
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