My Mother And Other Strangers (2016) 1x01
This boring mess was part 1 of 5. It is 1943 and US airmen arrive in a small town in Northern Ireland. The horrible locals have annoying kids and are morally reprehensible people. This was a unnecessary light relief take on the unresolved past. This had no wry observations. Something finally happens in this rather dull mess. There is sombre tension. People do ‘intense’ in this unsubtle ep full of no sexual fascination.
There is considerable vehemence and angry despairing from the local men due to the swaggering yanks. Angry and malignant eyes are cast. Women are selfishly ignored. This was paltry. There is egomania and dishonesty. The locals are piteous people. This was horribly ineffective. The mother is smug and horrible.
“Your mother talks funny.”
“Not everyone does.”
“We’re doing the job for you.”
“You a hillbilly?”
“Do not make me defend myself.”
Martha is at her breaking point. Paige bores. Martha has to know she has unrealistic ideals about her husband and that she is not valued. Paige tries to pierce her mother’s psychological remoteness and is vocal in her disapproval. She’s a repugnant brat. Oleg’s father rants. Stan has concerning opinions. This show is so immensely serious and this was not even mildly interesting. The grim attentions of Pastor Tom and his ideological base bore. Elizabeth is essentially friendless, save for people she exploits. Stan is joyless and lacks graciousness. Who was the ‘Jesuit’? There is no extrication from the mess Paige caused. Hans lurks. Paige annoys. Dylan Baker’s character is Russian and he has been in the US for 25 years. Gabriel is in a bad way. Stan and Philip make up. This was unnecessary.
“Asked me if you hurt people.”
“You have friends?”
“Has ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ on video.”
“Is that a good thing?”
The Daxamites were idiots. Chris Wood was a palace guard; he has no charm and civility. Chris Wood has political artlessness. Alex is so going to hook up with Maggie. Snapper Carr sighs. Where is Maxwell Lord? Kara is not the core focus of Alex’s life anymore. J’onn fancies Miss Martian. Winn is a moron. Nobody is on reflective form or has a strange serene sadness about their planets being destroyed. Why is Kara such a child? She has no serious or sober appreciation.
This was not virtuosic, just full of pure sentiment. Chris Wood needs to think about how or indeed whether he wishes to finish sentences. TPTB have total contempt for sense. This ep didn’t leave me elated. Aliens fight in a fight club. Oh how not very. The club is run by Dichen Lachman of ‘Last Resort’, ‘Dollhouse’ and ‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D’. Is James still on this show? I’m not feeling this ep; one has resignation to the mediocrity TPTB pump out.
Dichen Lachman's character Roulette is a psychopath and Miss Martian needs to go. Kara bothers Lena Luthor who I’m sure is dodgy. There is sap and Kara cheats and Dichen Lachman will be back. Kara is a stick and Miss Martian is easily forgiven but seeing as she is really a White Martian, I don’t think she’ll be forgiven that.
“Like soccer, with dragons.”
“Go bake it fully.”
“She has powerful friends.”
“So do I.”
“Last daughter of the red planet.”
“My silence is your invitation. Talk fast.”
“We’re the fourth estate not reddit!”
“The news is so very violent these days.”
“Did you use your inside voice?”
“Her type of entertainment.”
“Don’t let them be right about us.”