Why is Violet chatting to the snivelling former heinously violent moron who bullied her? Why does Ben treat the monstrously dysfunctional Tate? Shirtless Ben ignores sense. Tate lurks. Ben struggles to sound convincing as a shrink. All his patients seem into brutal power plays. This was not utterly gripping, intricate or fascinating. The burnt man (Denis O’Hare) lurks. Constance brings Violet poisoned cupcakes. Ben and his mistress hang out. Vivien is knocked up. There is no moral decency. Home invaders including Azura Skye bother Violet and Vivien.
There is a bad wronged innocent act. The ludicrously elaborate plot is not brilliantly constructed. Smugly self-satisfied types commit acts of hostility. Ben has no remorse or contrition. Hayden the mistress is a nut. Nobody is morally upright. Ben is actively unhelpful at keeping his family together.
The family are not willing to consider the house is evil. The poisoned cupcakes take out a home invader. Ben has no serious handsomeness. People are human garbage. Tate kills someone with an axe. Vivien decides to sell the house. TPTB are insistent there is a point to all of this. 1x01 intrigued, this is all regressive steps and I think I’m done.
“I hope you get the clap.”
“You’re on the murder house tour.”
“Trying very hard not to judge you.”
“Toss the food, eat the cans.”
Where is Leo’s Secret Service protection as he smacks someone around? The balance of authority shifts. Kirkman is not modestly inspiring. There is a second real world parallel. Reed Diamond guest stars. Nefarious forces cast aspersions. There is unclear character motivation and Leo is a magnet for unpleasantness. There are far-reaching consequences for the stupid Leo as well as the acts of a former POTUS.
Kirkman’s sappy speeches don’t amount to a long-term societal strategy. Kal Penn does nothing and the press are vultures. Kirkman faces the vitriolic fury of the righteously self-certain. NATO is in peril. There are sinister whispers about Alex’s mother. The White House counsel is smug. A reporter is smug and grinning. Leo was honey-trapped. There is a badly acted murder confession. Kirkman yells. Leo whines and Kirkman’s bed buddy is in peril. This was not good.
“Left quite unhappy.”
“A beacon of moral authority.”
“He hasn’t committed a crime.”
“Co-ordination of testimony.”
“Nothing nefarious is being orchestrated by my mother in law.”
“A shining beacon of hope and stability.”
“His girlfriend was Mata Hari.”
“You expect special treatment.”
Carrie’s father Eddie Fisher once had 65,000 separate fan clubs, promoted coke and had more number 1 hits than Elvis and the Beatles. Drugs are discussed as well as Eddie Fisher causing the scandal of the day by running off with Elizabeth Taylor. Debbie bought a Hollywood memorabilia collection that sank her financially. Carrie drinks a lot of coke and works on ‘Force Awakens’ and the studio obsess over her weight.
Carrie’s friend Griffin Dunne wanders on screen. It is casually mentioned that Eddie Fisher’s doctor shot him up with meth. The sickly Debbie Reynolds does Las Vegas shows and seems like a ghastly truculent person who conveys no warmth or empathy. This was dull and depressing.
“True anger there.”
“I was too much.”
“I was a type.”
“Make stupid choices.”
“Got stuck on stupid.”
“Look more melted.”
Who decorates the Commanders homes? Emily realises she is in a madhouse. The show is curiously contained and has no social insight. The ravenously ambitious Serena Joy is compelled to silence and it has had a schismatic effect on her marriage. Offred is a womb slave. The Commander enjoys the cultural mores of Gilead and the indisputable fact is that he is as ass.
Eden and Isaac run off. But they don’t get to run far. The Commander rages. Everyone thought Eden was very quiet and would never cause any trouble at all. Handmaiding is a transaction Offred has agreed to. The Commander fixating on Offred is creepy. Emily’s new Commander planned the Colonies. This is badly lit. Eden won’t save herself and so she and Isaac are drowned in a swimming pool. Who dragged the weights up to the diving board? Were Eden’s mother and sister at her execution? This irritated.
“Prime the pumps so to speak.”
“You’re running out of chances.”
“A good pious girl.”
“Her own selfish lust.”
“You’re disgusting, I hate you.”
“The common mercy of the state.”
“You want a beating?”
What’s Past Is Prologue
MU Landry supports MU Lorca who is disassociated from moral principles and defies god’s created order. MU Lorca crossed over in an ion storm. MU Lorca shows off his true awful self. Where’s the real Lorca? MU Paul develops a bio-weapon and wears a caduceus pin. People drool and twitch and smoke. The Emperor has aggressive reactions. People have to utter libtard writer tracts. MU Lorca wants to be Emperor.
For a light sensitive species, the Terrans sure like dramatic lighting on their ships. The Emperor has clenched distain. MU Lorca did it all seemingly for nothing. There is fighting and MU Lorca couldn’t be happy in the UFP. There is a trapdoor in the throne room? What happened to MU Burnham? The Emperor and Burnham bond. There is bitter acrimony and idealistic mumbling. The tolerably ghastly MU Lorca is told something important before he’s got rid of. This was not impactful. The real Lorca lost the most. There is slo-mo fighting. Paul navigates the network home. What about the spore that landed on Tilly? This was okay.
“Come back from the grave to stage a revolution.”
“10 battalions of imperial guards.”
“Been to another universe and back.”
“Really hoped you were dead.”
“City sized ship.”
“Takes all life with it. In all universes.”
“The loss of all life to come.”
“Discovery is no longer Lorca’s.”
“Very Terran of you.”
“Make the empire glorious again.”
The War Without, The War Within
The ISS Discovery was destroyed by the Klingons. The real Lorca is presumed dead. Starfleet has noisy desperation as the Klingons are winning the war. The Klingons burnt off a planet’s atmosphere and suicide bombed 1/3 of the fleet. They lack consistency of method. The knowledge of the mirror universe will be classified and destroyed. What about MU Lorca’s tribble?
Cornwell and L’Rell chat. An attack is planned on the Klingon homeworld. The Terran Empire destroyed the Klingon homeworld. Oddly this terrible war was not mentioned in ‘DS9’. Sarek has huge plastic ears. There is an Archer mention and Cornwell pulls a trick. This was okay.
“Completely outside the realm of sanctioned medicine.”
“9 brutal months.”
“Sawed his heart into pieces.”
“Only true believers left.”
“I see no semblance of him before me.”
“My Gabriel is dead.”
“This knowledge must be buried.”
“Starbase 1 is our only remaining sanctuary.”
“Klingons swarm the quadrant.”
“Echo of fate.”
“Conquer us or we will never relent.”
“Daughter who is not my daughter.”
“Conquered places Starfleet hasn’t even dared explore.”
“Terran methods of combat.”
“I remain unconvinced.”
“No Starfleet officer has set foot there in this century.”
The Heavens Fall
“They go very wrong.”
Concerned Women Of America
“Looks like an extra from ‘Taxi’.”
“I haven’t seen any bush since taking this job.”