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Amerika (1987) Part 13 + The Blacklist: Redemption 1x08 Reviewed

Amerika (1987) Part 13
The finale. The old Soviet anthem plays as Orlov wears his uniform and stares. Then he rings his ex-mistress for some comfort. Peter plots and people worship Devin. I’ve unabashed contempt for Devin and his malign influence and rationalisations. Helen plots, who is Helen? Was the evil school principle in this? I don’t know. The doctor sneers. The brainwashed boy, Justin, is found. This was boring and formulaic. This was not energetic. Jackie (Lara Flynn Boyle) overacts. Why is Jackie ordered to show Justin her love?

Why are Russians badly overdubbed? Is this deliberate? WTF does Resisters mean? Peter’s wife is shrill. No normal circumstances here. Peter’s wife and Jackie leave. These people need a personal audit. Was this all a pilot for a TV how? A preacher preaches. This was utterly mind-numbing. The merely useless to the actively harmful scrag end Devin comes home. Devin’s evil ex rants about a strike and over-reacts. There is drama filled dysfunction. The evil ex has sinister intent. Orlov has a moral conundrum. This is all about the men.

There is staring. People yell and have wishful thinking and self-delusion. Devin has a cruel sway over them. Kris Kristofferson won’t stop talking. He has no good intentions. This (and he) was ineffectual. There is fighting and it has lost all semblance of logic and structure. There is yelling and death and orange foundation and fake blood flies. Peter is shunned by his family as he tries to talk sense into Devin.

Devin dies and becomes a martyr. Why? He was a moron who stared a lot. I have a special level of contempt for Devin. This poisonous narrative was as tiring as it was moronic.This had some good parts but needed better editing and writing. Sam Neill was the best thing in this.

Best Lines:
“I don’t want you to find me.”

“I’m not a part of this.”

“Nobody blames this on me.”

“The tide is turning.”

“I’m sorry they burned the house down grandpa.”

“They don’t understand what they’ve lost!”

“Experimental conditioning unit compromised.”

“Keep the game even.”

“Quiet, too quiet.”
“All small towns are like this.”

“Given them a respect for their father.”

“Anything you feel like doing is the right thing!”

“Believing we can still be Americans.”

“That madman.”
“Which one?”

“Under attack.”
“Who the hell from?”

Whitehall: Conclusion
This is the last ever ep. Scottie is vile and Tom has constant misconceptions. There is posturing and thoughtlessness by the terminal threat and unredeemed and unredeemable idiot Scottie. She casts a baleful shadow and has chilling arrogance. Scottie’s PA is a dumb bitch who can’t act. This ends on a cliffhanger. Will it ever be resolved on ‘The Blacklist’? Probably not.

This was irredeemably boring and I don’t care about the deceptive gigolo or Scottie’s PA. Are we seriously supposed to believe a bimbo who has been stabbed can fight and kill someone? There is a twist and a baddie has infantile dreams of omnipotence. Scottie has contemptible traits and needs objective scrutiny. There is ominous language and emotional turbulence. Tom isn’t very smart. This was less than flattering.

Best Lines:
“Smart glass.”

“They believe they’re doing the right thing. They’re not.”

“To those who stood against me.”

“Avoided being murdered.”
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