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5 TV Reviews

Containment 1x02

I To Die, You To Live
This was good but not excruciatingly ominous. The opening credits are nice. The media rabble rouse. 1x01 was dire trash but this improves dramatically. Jana is beastly and has formidable stupidity. Teresa the pregnant teen is reckless as are her moron friends. The cop and teacher have rampant incompetence and whining. WTF is MARTA? The kids are sheer nonsense. Claudia Black looks ridden hard and put away wet. Lex is a bland hero. There’s more disease inside the cordon. A reporter is all unrelenting humourless tedium. Dark suspicions arise. This was a vast improvement. There are connections between characters. What is EIS? Is Dr Cannerts to be trusted? The 4000 people are walled inside the cordon like in ‘Doomsday’.

Best Lines:
“Back away from that fence.”

“Social distance.”

“Contagion city.”

“Make sure those gates hold.”

“Even ISIS won’t take credit.”

“Endless talk about snot and mucus and terrorism.”

“People I’m happy to dodge.”

The Living And The Dead 1x04
Nathan plays with a Ouija board. The local teacher is painfully distracted. This was not excessively macabre. The vicar bumbles. There is more trouble on the farm which causes drab exhaustion. Anger, suspicion and sadness take place. Bad influence friends lurk. This was fatally undermined by breathy voices and bad bad acting.

This was all artifice and it is daunting and demoralising how bad this is. Llamas walk around. There is death and a neighbouring estate looks all sunny and bright and their estate is all dank and dark. There are unfair reactions and this was not fecund material. There were no desperate circumstances or menacing atmosphere. There were many derelictions of sense.

This had no quiet decorum or sheer inventiveness. There is no emotional openness or conversations without fear. There is yelling and self-reproach. Charlotte actively disputes and Nathan sees an ipad. The point of this is not the least definable. Rot and ruin reign. There is a vision of the modern day. Enough already.

Best Lines:
“The wrath of evil-doers.”

“They say you’re raising the dead.”

“She may be under threat.”

“Supposedly lowly situation.”

“I ain’t interested in your justice.”

“Living in a cave at The Devil’s Chapel.”

“I will not play a part in your madness.”

Houdini & Doyle 1x10

The Pall Of Lapier
The final ep sees a Canadian town full of people die. Doyle is an ass and the female ‘police officer’ bores. There are 2 survivors of the wiped out town. There is bad child acting and mordant contempt. This was dull and ill-informed, irresponsible and full of malevolent invective. This was all astonishing idiocies. There are supernatural hints and this was all boredom.

Supernatural 11x14

The Vessel
In 1943: Nazis do nefarious activities. Meanwhile Dean has a negative reputation and Sam is stupid. There are nonsensical time travel shenanigans. Castiel bores even when possessed by Lucifer. Dean seeks the Hand Of God aka The Ark Of The Covenant. Crowley has been overthrown as King Of Hell, so? Yawn and it was all for nothing.

Best Lines:
“How is it possible to lose a 300 ton warship from 800 yards?”

“Doggy wants to speak.”

“Taken damage you can not recover from.”

Law And Order: Special Victims Unit 16x16

December Solstice
Olivia’s foster son was fathered by a pimp. A famous old writer named Walter (Robert Vaughn) has literary distain for the present day. His 6th wife (Marcia Cross) won’t let him see his two daughters Judith and Delilah. Claims of elder abuse are made. Mercedes Ruehl and Emily Bergl guest star. People talk about how Walter and his disarming charisma was a titan and how his vile wife acts out. But does she have moral and criminal liability for his death? The wife has overtones of a fallen woman. A videotape message from beyond screws things up. Walter was an ass but some people still have the heights of worship for him. The 6th wife shows off her absolute cruelty and she exploits her once highly prestigious husband even after his death. There are exacting methods of family drama. There are belated realisations and a new sibling. There are understandable reactions and horrific details. This was okay.

Best Lines:
“My prettiest wife yet.”

“Threw one of his wives through a plate glass window.”

“He needs his ease.”

“Preach and screech all they want.”

“Ripping hospital equipment out of the wall.”

“Sick old dude with the crazy wife.”

“This is police intimidation.”

“Mental hygiene law.”

“Too tedious to see you.”

“Seeing them distressed him.”

“Are we interrupting?”

“It can’t be her choice anymore.”
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