“Working that beach.”
“I’ve done nothing my whole life.”
Ioan does a bad US accent and Nestor’s character is an ex-Congressman. The duo would also star in the equally ill-fated ‘Ringer’. The opening credits are very 90s. The law firm has ugly interior decoration. B.D. Wong guest stars and sneers as only he can. Trials are done via holograms.
There is legal babble and one of the law firm is a creepy sexual harasser. I guess in this world, MeToo never happened. The old looking band member is berated by his former boy band friends who risk strokes and death to look young. There is a Mick Jagger joke.
This show is interesting but the rampant sexism and bad handling of reproduction technology is a letdown. Cloning is a cultural menace and the creepy man’s son is a clone of him so technically his son is his brother and he has no legal right to even bring the case.
WTF was the genetic prototype projection and the Reconstruction Act? Lehaman’s character was genetically enhanced to be a lawyer. The creepy man is basically just a plonker. Not a flicker of emotion is raised and there is no quiet dignity. Miserable looking men brood. Questions of parentage of the clone son are raised. The lawyers deal with changing technology and yet there is no behaviour deterrent to sexism.
People ignore the coldness of the creepy man’s craven reasoning. There is no sober sadness and this was good but not viscerally satisfying. There was flat effect acting. Another lawyer (Hector) makes folksy insights about a mop. The sexism is a flailing weakness of this show which is not darkly ingenious. Somethings are over dramatized. The clone son is surly and can’t act and so the bitter dispute is not arresting.
One of the young looking boybanders dies and the boy band sing a terrible song in church at his funeral and people applaud. The scene is laughable and the creepy man, his clone son, the embryo and the grandparents are all exiled from the country. Then the ep just ends. The laughable church song would be out of place in the 80s let alone 2004.
“In case customs services forgets to keep the clone in a freezer.”
“Cannot be owned.”
“Reconstruction Act of 2009.”
“How dare I?”
“She made me care about someone else.”
“Desperate single women.”
“Went cruising for chicks with our client and bulled him for it?”
“He looked like a rhino’s butt.”
“Mail his sperm to his wife.”
“Pretty strong for a girl.”
The Elongated Knight Rises
TPTB play things for comedy and there is no lesson in morals. Richard Brooks and Bill Goldberg guest star. This was not emotionally believable. Baddies aren’t spellbindingly menacing. Ralph isn’t an endearing screen presence. Is STAR Labs being rebuilt or something?
Iris is boss, isn’t she a journalist? Snow has lost her personality. TPTB continue their so far failed efforts to make this show as good as season 1. Iris wears a red leather skirt. Nobody wonders about the Flash’s inactivity? What is Barry doing for food in jail? Doesn’t he need to eat loads of food due to his metabolism?
Axel Walker aka Trickster II is in the yard. Ralph demands constant attention. I’ve a dark certainty this show will never improve. Iris visits Barry in jail while wearing an unbuttoned blouse that shows off her clavicle. Nobody is quietly desperate. Men control the narrative. Axel has conscienceless avarice. Then his mom (Prank from the 1990’s ‘Flash’ show) busts him out.
Joe’s the only cop in town. Prank was James Jesse’s girlfriend and his Harley Quinn. Her real name is Zoey Clark. Harry shows up. Why does Snow wear such a short skirt to work? The Trickster escaped from jail a year ago. Does anyone know? Axel and Prank have emotive issues. She does loud displays of care. One feels profound alienation from this show, which is not resoundly satisfying. Axel inherited his family’s ghastly dress sense.
Ralph’s a selfish coward. There are no keen and provocative observations in this ep. There is no social relevance. Prank throws off her veneer of innocence. Barry pep talks Ralph in jail, where is the CCTV?!? Cisco mocks Snow’s repressed anger. Barry bothers an inmate (Goldberg).
Barry uses his Flash powers in jail. I’m sure there will be repercussions. Where is the CCTV? Ralph shows off his new costume that looks like a gimp suit. Ralph makes a speech. If Axel knew all along that his daddy was the Trickster, why was it a surprise to him in season 1? Iris is falling out of a top; does no one have a concept of workplace appropriate attire?
This was not fantastical. Iris whines. Barry uses his powers in jail a second time. An irritating woman pops up. What’s with the weird stuff weirdo woman writes? Prank went off her meds and decided to be bad again. What happened to the actual hostages? This was okay. Barry is dependent on Iris for a sense of his own identity.
“He and his mommy.”
“Throwing bouncy balls and wearing a bedazzled peacoat.”
“A car! Something eco-friendly.”
“The stretchy man.”
“Has Barry joined a gang yet?”
“I didn’t kill anybody.”
“Spewed all over his cellmate.”
“What were people wearing back then?”
“Not today satan!”
“Go slap Trickster around.”
“Murdering your way out of problems.”
“Shorty guitar man.”
“Infinite consequence at work in our lives.”
“I see bodies.”
“Eaten by your own Secret Service detail.”
“Presidential jelly beans from the 80s.”
“The cast of ‘Hamilton’.”
“We are almost out of designated survivors.”