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Reign 4x11

Dead Of Night
Catherine uses magic to keep Charles safe from Henri. Bothwell and Mary flirt. Greer is a dumb slut who’d be whipped as a harlot for the way she acts. Mary and Darnley plot to take England. Gideon is pathetic. Elizabeth learns Mary planned to invade. And Mary wonders why Elizabeth hates her. Narcisse bores. Where is Lola’s bastard?

Darnley bullies and abuses Mary. Kenna’s fate is unknown, nobody cares. Henri prances and looks older than Charles. Belly dancers show up. Henri discusses magic at an infamously catholic court. Mary is stupid. As was this ep. Bed, made, lie Mary!

Best Lines:
“He was born first, that’s all he has to do.”

“Aren’t you going to bow to your new king?”

“I don’t like English people.”

Dramarama (1983-1989) In A Dark, Dark Box
A granny tells her bad child actor grandson a scary story. This was crap and annoying and ponderous. There is a sailor doll, ‘evil’ laughing, a 2nd sepia toned bad child actor and no to this.

Best Lines:
“Horrible house.”

“Am I in a story?”

The State 1x03
One would be ‘lioness’ communicates with her husband via a translation app on her smartphone. He doesn’t put his charm on. The collective psychotic episode goes on. Dr Shakira gets a marriage proposal from someone with no recommendation as to character.
Slaves are discussed with no social stigma. Shakira’s son is not overwhelmed by despair. Nice is not the first word that comes to mind as a description of the place but the city looks far too clean and functional to be in a war zone. Nobody has contrition. There is faux-terror and no graciousness. There is no maximum desperation. This is not exactly a damming prototypal.

The characters are not damaged or complicated. The nice doctor is gay. Shakira has no issue with this or with people being thrown off tall buildings. How is she wandering around at night with no issue? The fat German barely speaks. Why did the former UK solider convert? One pretends to care for the uncared for. The spoilt girl slaps her slave. Another girl celebrates her husband’s martyrdom. There is overacting and organ harvesting. This was not good.

Shakira is shocked at her son being trained to kill. The spoilt girl becomes a widow and a fanatic. This was melodramatic with unclear combat scenes.

Best Lines:
“The shouting man.”

“He’s very committed.”

“It’s 3000 miles.”

“He’s bought her for you.”

“You seem nice.”

“No one cries today.”

“We will intervene.”

“Cast out.”

“Hunted like food.”

The State 1x04
There is pregnancy, death, escape, capture and the few nice characters die. A guy’s father shows up to denounce his stupid son. He is ignored. Shakira and her son suddenly decide to leave and escape to an uncertain fate in the UK. Vindictive jerks kill, there is weary acceptance of misery and wilful refusal of sense.

Best Line:
“Shame on you.”

Into The Badlands 2x03-2x06

Red Sun, Silver Moon
Fat idiot Nick Frost annoys and quips. Stephen Lang and Sherman Augustus guest star. What do all these people eat? Where do they get their food? MK bores. Quinn mumbles. There is fighting and this was senseless.

Best Lines:
“Kill tats.”

“Stop your thinking.”

Palm Of The Iron Fox
There is a meeting of the Barons. Where does the Widow get lipstick and her pleather gloves? Who mows the laws? Where does Waldo’s wheelchair come from? MK bores and there is bad acting. Stephen Lang emotes. There is a failed escape, the Widow loses her Baron title, Quinn returns and the Widow is vile. There is fighting and Quinn kills Ryder. No to this.

Best Lines:
“I’m sorry.”
“No, you’re not.”

“No forgiveness.”

Monkey Leaps Through Mist
The Barons flee. Jade is the Baron now. Nick Frost yaps. Stephen Lang’s advice is ignored. There is a well maintained road. Jade (and her mourning veil) unites with Ryder’s mother. Where did the roses and Jade’s veil come from? There is fighting. Quinn is crazy. This bored.

Best Lines:
Thinks it gives him gravitas.”

“Tickle your worm.”

Leopard Stalks In Snow
There is no long simmering resentment or imperious attitudes. One feels growing dissatisfaction with this. The characters are hapless dummies and plodding misfits. MK whines. There are intimidation tactics and low moral characters. The Widow is awful. This was bad.

Best Lines:
“They’ll never love you.”

“I’m sorry.”
“You will be.”

Colony 2x08

Good Intentions
How inept are TPTB? A suicide pill went unnoticed in 2x07. There is a proxy meeting. Ally Walker looks worried. The Greatest Day is BS. Will is inept. Katie whines. An ‘ER’ cast member shows up. Bram is thick. WTF is Focused Restoration? Charlie’s dim. Is Katie’s bar still open? An example is made of the work camp. What happened to all the bartering and insulin made from dogs? There is an attack and a betrayal. This was bad.

Best Lines:
“They have blamed us for less.”

“Let a crisis go to waste.”

“Toxic ideology.”

“Threatens order.”

“You survived, don’t forget why.”
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