Flip The Script
This show is done with perfect seriousness. Michael Hogan of ‘Battlestar Galactica’ pops up as a Dr Kimble. Jeff is all impoliteness and permanent moaning. The fandom café has vanished. Where is Tom Amandes? Jeff has a considerable competence gap. There is some pleasing logic. People forment trouble. Stuart and co want answers. People have dubious moral backgrounds.
Jeff is all aimless uncertainty. Stuart and co make vindictive pronouncements and have psychopathic fury. Jeff roams LA in search of wrongdoing to root out. Jeff and Kelly have otherworldly blankness and are wildly weirdly dull. Who is Steven Rea? What did he do? Stuart and co are seeking him out to find out what became of their parents. Why would Steven Rea even put clues in a TV show?
People are self-confirming in their malevolent mythology. Cult girl’s name is Kristie. Roger is angry he is unadored by Kristie and disinvites her. Jeff sees the true believers as his professed enemies. People babble about neural fusion. Kristie is in panic mode due to a backlash of negativity. Roger has no respectful consideration. When did Nate grow the hipster scruff? Nate sneers. What will the ultimate consequences of all this be? Jeff’s smug and Kristie goes her own way. This was okay.
“Very cool TV show.”
“An army of willing fans.”
“Freaky television church.”
“Crazy ass church.”
“All the blood we’ve had to spill.”
“Nothing yet to show for it.”
“How can we be confident the answers you say are hidden in the show are even real?”
“Television was some kind of malevolent force.”
“Ended up dating me.”
Jeff has no apprehension. Skye is unfailingly positive. People have cultural allegiance to Stuart. There is Windows 10 product placement and not even wilful suspension of disbelief makes this good. The snap right off line seems to be forgotten. This was resplendent in its boredom. Theoretically this should be interesting. Teryl Rothery is coated in fake tan. One howls in ridicule at this. There is a find. What about creepy guy? The show within the show will do a final live scene webcast.
Executive Producer Steven Rea
This ep is a hell never even considered. Jeff doesn’t care about Skye’s dad. Another cult is hinted at. Stuart’s locked up and then he isn’t. His sidekicks aren’t arrested. There is overheated rhetoric and no disconcerting revelations or rational observations. This is a confusing conceit. Nothing is really explained or wrapped up and TPTB seem to be setting up a season 2 that never happened.
Jeff has contempt of familiarity for Nate. This was a sadly forgettable programme. People’s breathless adoration of Stuart ends. Jeff and Skye get it on. Jeff gets a message. There is a discovery, a twist and a reveal. None of this is cause for concern or causes Jeff to emote. There are unexpected consequences. Was Teryl Rothery part of the cult all along? Will Roger die? Why was he targeted? What is Kristie up to? A mysterious brick like thing is found. There is an unclear significant moment. Who is Steven Rea? Where they hinting darkly about Skye’s dad? I didn’t understand this. This is a bad ending to an okay show.
“Cut the creepy phonecall crap.”
“Sweet mother of god.”
As Water Is Corrupted Unless It Moves
“Murders his wife with botox.”
“The Lord Revengeth.”
She has aching hope of survival as the ceaseless chasing goes on. She has majestic dignity. She only wanted to help a sick child. She has gutsy defiance and no fatal submissiveness and has exceptional vitality for an injured middle aged woman. She suffers enormous stress and hardship. These ‘dogs’ wiped out civilization and human and animal life? The ‘dog’ can’t climb a tree due to damage.
Who invented these ethically unacceptable things? Where is this set? Nobody was reticent about these things? Humanity faced a vicious backlash from their own creations. When did the fall happen? The house she breaks into looks very clean and it still has power. She is morally liable for her own end. The home owners committed suicide and are skeletons now. There is also running water in the house. The ‘dogs’ can crack keypads and the ‘dogs’ are toxic remnants of humanity.
Why doesn’t she hear the ’dog’ walking around the house? The dog can arm itself with a knife from the knife rack? She throws paint over it. The paint is still liquid? How long has it been? Is petrol still good? The ’dogs’ have a failsafe. This is a good, chastening reminder of hubris. What happened to the place she came from? This is not a master class of menace but it is close and good. She kills herself and more ’dogs’ lurk. These are ominous times. All this happened for a teddy bear?
The Immunity Syndrome
“Kindly tell me what happened to the stars.”
“Goes against the rules of logic.”
“Have you ascertained yet what we’re maintaining our distance from?”
“The area of penetration will no doubt be sensitive.”
What happened in Somalia? What are the heroine and her CO lying about? Who was the prisoner in Somalia who caused so much fuss? 2 people from the incident are prisoner in Somalia, others are MIA and there is an investigation into what happened. An annoying investigator annoys. The orange heroine, Nora, takes pills and has a boyfriend and PTSD.
There are flashbacks, the CIA lurk and a solider supposedly KIA was lurking in Somalia. There are lies, shagging and a reveal. This military drama was okay.
“Hot sweaty men.”
“This is what war is now.”
“More about theatrics than anything.”
“Never done below treeline on your own.”
“Show that wall.”
“Move or I will shoot through you.”
Espirt de Corps
There is no sheer mind-blowing heft or scope or thematic muscle but it does entertain. One of the hostage’s families has a schism. Jackass special forces guys are all ill-intentioned foulness. There is a distinct lack of order on base. There are very well lit flashbacks. Something awful and unknowable happened in Somalia. Nora’s boyfriend, Ian, is annoyed by the vexatious CIA agent. Ian’s mother is important. There is bad VFX. Nora’s scruffy CO finally gets a military haircut. The CIA bint was mentored by Richard the CIA agent Nora shot in Somalia. Of course she was. This was good. Money and dominos are important. There is corrosive doubt and lies and angry recriminations.
“Missing man ceremony.”
“Relaxed grooming standards.”
“It’s illegal for the army to take action against Americans.”