epiphany_maria (epiphany_maria) wrote,

The Omega Factor (1979) 1x06 + The Flash 2x16 + Blindspot 1x15 Reviewed

Child’s Play
I last watched this in August of 2014. Doors slam wildly, gym equipment flies around and glass breaks. This all centres on a boy with ‘Carrie’ powers. People have indifference on ugly furniture. This was not eerie, moody or tense. There is babbling about PK. People go down the country. An idiot woman with bad hair is the mother of the imperilled child. The mother can’t wait to ditch her son. The boy’s father ditched his son and wife for a nice new family. An ashtray moves and the boy’s father, who can’t be bothered to show up, wants him sent to boarding school.

The mother moans uselessly. People discuss poltergeist activity with a straight face. The heroine has a dismissive tone; the hero has low level irritation. Pejorative comments are made by brash and callous jerks. Negative thoughts are stated with a painful honesty. Nobody is pushed emotionally to the edge. There is instead, sheer stupidity as people wander around aimlessly having a basic inability to do simple things.

A man rants wildly. This was not viscerally upsetting. People seem to have a death of personality. Garish ties are worn. The sinister authorities have plans for the boy. There is ugly wallpaper and a sad, soggy script. There is bad, bad behaviour and daylight shunning people act in unsettling ways. The shockingly unskilled actors fail at things, which is an accurate assessment of this show. There is a twist, general illogical mayhem and cruel, inhuman dire acts of dispassion The boy kills someone with a very slow moving car. An omega ring pops up and the maybe evil kid gurns. This open ending was not genuinely creepy. This was not good.

Best Lines:
“You bold hussy.”

“I take it the funny smell is fresh air?”

“What has he done this time?”

“Fat hairy legs.”

“Puberty and tension.”

“Without a noticeable trace of warmth.”

“Break it.”

“We not only can, we must.”

“Your bedroom preferences.”

Getting through this episode is a laboured process. Beyonce is a senator on Earth2. Jesse is lazy, untidy and stares blankly. You can see the faintly humming machinery of the script. The gang go to a club. Jesse has no wit and charm. There is more clunky exposition and then another speedster pops up. Iris’ boss rants in his exceedingly overlit office. Jesse has maximum hauteur and acts wrathful and in defiance of all logic and reason. She treats her father with thinly veiled contempt. Cisco acts in preposterous fashion. Barry is faintly irked and not warm and witty.

People talk too much. Snow had a friend named Eliza. Snow has friends? Iris has no concept of work appropriate attire. This episode was woefully insufficient. Harry has apartness. Eliza has DID and is the evil speedster, like duh. Her slow-burning anger causes trouble. There is no intangible sense of continuity and weight.

There are deadly consequences because of Eliza. Drugs are bad don’t you know. Barry pity-ogles V9. This was potent. Eliza is tired of feminine servility. Cisco vibes. Iris is consistently inconsistent. Iris’ boss is profoundly doubtful. Eliza is a miscreant who growls and leers. Harry and Jesse have PZ Negative blood. Cisco has more non-imaginatively colour-tinted vibing scenes.

This episode was limp and unfocused. It was moribund with desultory direction. Jesse is terribly uninspired, convoluted and illogical. Eliza decides to destroy a bridge for no reason. Joe is ever useless. Eliza dies and Barry has a realisation. Iris tells her boss that he’s over-critical. There was no particular significance to anything. Jesse leaves for Opal City and nothing makes any sense.

Best Lines:
“You’re going to have to go, that fast.”

“Oh damn.”

“Over my rotting corpse.”

“An inescapable daughter cube.”

“This is not good.”

“No helmet glare.”

“Continually do whatever they want.”

“Bad Flash.”

“I’m having a very bad thought.”

“Please don’t come looking for me.”


Older Cutthroat Canyon
Jane’s gang are vaguely suspect. People are in peril. A Banksy like artist is part of the plot. Kurt is caught up in a bomb blast. There is running, gun waving and yelling. Jane goes AWOL. This ep is too busy for its own good. This was not wildly entertaining mostly because it had a moronic premise and no cohesive character development. Jane’s gang are dangerous and irresponsible. I don’t care about the tattooed oik Jane, her old associations or the unknown future. Kurt walks off major surgery. Nobody is perpetually competent and unruffled. There is no fine-grained realism. Jane is not a beautifully rendered cipher, just annoying. Why isn’t Taylor Shaw going missing and inexplicably returning being reinvestigated? Kurt shouts. Where is his dad?

Best Lines:
“Remember that sound.”

“Rotating drop points.”

“Commercial loft building.”

“Her story feels off.”

“He held me responsible.”
“Were you?”
Tags: blindspot, flash, scary 1970s tv

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