It’s a shame this show wasn’t exceptionally popular. This is not a moral universe. Henry is not amiable. Kat committed an irreparable breach of trust. It’s emotionally difficult for everyone. The exorcism comes at fearsome cost and in a grim context. The demon is a serious challenge and has ugly aggression.
Kat is tiresome and self-centred. Kat should not be granted forgiveness. Tomas and Marcus have a punch up. Bennett tries to protect the Pope. Angela talks to the demon. There is no crisis intervention team. The demon is a diabolist and diabolical nemeses. People have moral defects and Casey tries to do the anatomically demanding neck twist. Casey floats and Geena Davis’ face looks puffy. The demon will never be sorry for what it did.
Are the demons profligate cruelties done? Marcus so obviously wants to do immoral services to Tomas. Casey’s free. The Rance clan try to hide Casey from the consequences. There is no remorseless march of logic. Bennett is in peril. Jessica’s husband bothers Tomas. Jessica is a stupid jade. There is no moral purpose and Angela’s possessed and kills her mother. This was okay.
“How’d that work for Father Merrin?”
“Never give the demon what it wants.”
“Get in a bar fight.”
“How does a man like that afford 20 grand’s worth of military grade hardware?”
“She scraped the first one out.”
“Who the hell lives in Canada?”
“Henry. Virility personified.”
Why aren’t the demon possessed suffering the physical deterioration that Casey and Regan did? Marie is shocked that demons have no gallant intentions and unspeakable instincts. Tomas’ parish is to be closed. Why doesn’t Marcus say anything to Tomas? The tour guides get murdered. A nun is onto Angela who kills nuns with her mind. The Satanists have malevolent vigour. Angela tries to have it off with Henry.
Marcus beats up a demon. This was good. Tomas dumps Jessica. Where is Tomas’ sister? Marcus gives a demon a bath. Marcus gets beat up. Casey is onto Angela. Tomas grasps the truth and busts down a door. The Rances don’t have a bolt or an alarm. Even now.
“Couldn’t hear enough screaming.”
“Desperation with notes of mediocrity.”
“A renewal centre for deviant priests.”
“Grandma who died on our staircase.”
“Denier of angels.”
“A top prospect.”
“The academics in the trailer.”
“Whores of mercy.”
“The living embodiment of catholic hope.”
“God got bored.”
There is a price for safety. Maria finally gets possessed. Tomas mans up. Marcus is resolute in his spiritual conviction. Maria and Jaffey (Tim Hooper) are left possessed and on the loose at the end. Neither Tomas nor Marcus bother to find them or exorcise them. The Pope (Bruce Davison) is saved; he looks like Benedict not Francis. This was good. Maria and Jaffey plot.
“Know your place!”
“Die in some stinking room with one of those things standing over you.”
“They were promised to me.”
“You don’t get to say no!”
“What kind of all powerful demon lets himself get chucked out a window?”
Another Trip Around The Sun
Truth Or Darius
People have differing motivations and background but you don’t care. People mumble. This needs to be less up itself and TPTB have a striking lack of commitment to logic. An attempt to stop the ELE will result in a billion deaths. People mumble about the EM drive. Ian Anthony Dale has a brat son. The Elon Musk expy causes disaster and Grace is rumpled. This is terrible.
“Oh that’s bad.”
“Proof of concept.”
The Human Strain
“Ravings of that cynical lunatic.”
“Leave and play space king.”
Keeping The Faith
This lacks cohesion and is patience sapping. There is no chilling resonance and I don’t care about his domestic drama. People talk about self-driving, drought, eco-refugees, Miami disappearing and rising sea levels. This was a muddled and incoherent mess. Politicians are discontented and there are downbeat reflections. There are societal problems and constant bad news.
People are ill-served and no emotional responses in this ghastly ep. What happened to Tom’s wife? There are automated check-ins at hotels. There is no small degree of nuance. Tom glowers with aplomb and stomps. Laz is ludicrously written. There is no dramatic tension and this was not culturally attuned. There is looming turbulence. Laz is not apparently assured. This is not beautifully wrought. Tom is the oppressed realist who won’t compromise according to TPTB.
A dead astronaut’s father speaks despairingly. Tom looks thuggish and Tom’s dog is named Apollo. Glasses that show video are worn. This was not heart-wrenching. There is a battle of ideas, a female POTUS and it is 2032 apparently. This leaves you disengaged. There is raw anger and I don’t care about Tom or his idle daughter or the bizarre shrill Laz. They lived in a troubled world. Tom will be commander again. There are unacceptable circumstances and serious consequences. This was flawed with no accountability. There are politics and social change.
“Earth not space!”
“Capable of leaving our planet and setting foot on a celestial object.”
“Thousands of generations before us.”
“Your doomsday routine.”
“Space? Why? For what?
Hector’s angry and relationships are transactional. Daniel bothers women. Daniel has a cat. What is a 529 fund? There are lies and Daniel and Hector hang out in a drag bar. Hector steals Daniel’s phone. There is cheating and this was boredom.
“It’s not good.”
“I’m using the term ironically!”
“Step into the alley!”
“German TV sucks. Can you get me the Apple TV?”
“You didn’t deserve to go out like this.”
“You be potent!”
Non Est Asylum
This is occultist claptrap. People with odd accents lurk. There is bad acting and the ‘hero’ has swaggering confidence and macho bravado that aren’t deserved. Expectations for this were in the toilet in this dreadful ep.
“I’m a nasty piece of work! Ask anybody!”
“The sordid passions of my parents.”
The Darkness Beneath
“Really? In a church?”
“Provide moderate value.”
The Devil’s Vinyl
“I fronted a punk band called Mucus Membrane.”
A Feast Of Friends
No drama roils just beneath the surface. People are petulant and completely devoid of personality in this stagey and artificial ep. There is no axis of probability. This was ineffective and insufferably boring. Kirk is visibly irritated. This is of limited competence. This was not elegantly written or emotionally devastating. An energy being called The Companion lurks on the planetoid.
Cochrane discovered the space warp apparently. It takes ages for Kirk, Spock or McCoy to recognise him. There is secrecy, dysfunction and resentment. There is no tension. The woman goes hysterical. Kirk is entirely sensible. The Companion is a dangerous influence. Kirk is vile, bloated and nonsensical. People are foolish enough to step over the threshold. Peril is caused. Kirk has repressed impotent rage. There is no sense of the immensity of space. Characters have palpable animus toward the only woman. This ep is a no hoper.
Consent issues are overlooked. Kirk screams in frustration. There is a peculiar lack of tension and this was all narrative lag. McCoy mumbles. There is no honour, integrity or kindness in this ep. There is also no moral sentiment or moral imagination. The woman’s voice is excluded. This ep causes no real engagement. Tragic lives are lived. There is no obdurate power or ageless magic just lunatic clichés, gimcrack dialogue and absurd plot twists. This was not compelling, pacey, incisive, compelling and it has no great tension.
There is sexism and existential demise. This was gratuitous. This had no ingenuity. This was generic and wholly unpleasant and full of plodding inauthentic dialogue.
“I already don’t like.”
“Man’s entitled to that isn’t he?”