Darius has a deserved reputation. Croft claims someone is a honeypot. There is a chip in a body. There is narrative unreality. The cop supports the evil POTUS. There is no melancholy lyricism or solemnity. There are adverse consequences. People deliver lines with deadly seriousness. There is no go for broke desperation or sincere poignant conviction. Darius is ethically dubious and lacks common decency. This is drastically lacking. Nobody is well-motivated.
The cop annoys Grace - why is he apportioning responsibility when a meteor menaces the world? The cop blames Harris. Will the cop leave? This show is going the way of the ‘Lost’, people staring into the middle distance whilst having a series of increasingly irrelevant flashbacks. Darius built a drone. Re/Syst don’t see said drone. There are few incentives to care. Nobody is fraught with fear over the drone. This show is notoriously plagued with stupidity and complacency.
Liam’s absolute respect for Darius bores. There is no grave foreboding or perpetual vigilance. The cop’s dumb. Will he go away? I don’t care about his hugely emotional tantrums. Grace’s not contrite. The honeypot scientist after Liam is a depraved bisexual. People are valorising Darius. Why haven’t they launched the Ark? Harris is shirtless. Nice. Liam fails to display any skills or knowledge.
This was unremarkable and forgettable. Claire is sad and unsatisfied. Now she wants Harris back? Who is hoping for Darius’ failure? Darius tries to shag a drunken Grace. A family are in peril. The Supreme Court has to decide who POTUS is. Claire’s body shows up. Oops. A blackmailed woman nearly takes out the Chief Justice Of The Supreme Court. The evil POTUS stirs the pot.
“Be arrested on live TV.”
“Forced international co-operation.”
“Loyal to a man who isn’t loyal to anyone but himself.”
“Good little protégée.”
“I was poisoned by my own vice president.”
Who is paying for the railgun? The pilot is now working on the railgun? Everything the evil POTUS does is designed to destroy the POTUS’ good name and professional reputation. Nobody is debriefing Liam about getting out of Re/Syst’s clutches? Will the cop leave? Liam’s idea is ignored and he says they should crowd source building the railgun. Why didn’t hospital security stop the cop stalking Grace?
Liam is finally sick of Darius’ crap. A General leaked to the evil POTUS. The evil POTUS advises a hospital blockade. Does the Chief Justice die? Darius harasses Harris. Will the irritating cop piss off?!? Darius says they need to kill the internet. Darius hates Liam now. The POTUS is declared the rightful POTUS. Grace trusts the cop. Jillian and Liam break up. The internet is turned off. Liam goes back to Re/Syst and calls Darius a fascist. There is no moral equilibrium or innovative approach.
“Trying to eliminate our Chief Justice. Again.”
“A man with a wrench and bad intentions.”
“Vice President prick.”
“Take him out of the coma by order of the President.”
“This cannot be for nothing.”
“The net is down.”
“My second ex-wife.”
“Most evil person I’ve ever met.”
“You won’t be welcome here anymore.”
“God amongst men.”
“Take her down.”
“They can’t hold the hospital.”
White House Down
Bennett is still bitterly contesting the POTUS job. It’s a conundrum. The US is on an irreversible slide to hell. What do other countries think? Bennett is authoritarian. Why is the cop helping Grace? Harris has to take Darius to the emergency bunker. There is no imaginative element, but this is okay. Social infrastructure has broken down. Jillian violates Eyes Only. The railgun is unprotected.
Darius is morally compelled to annoy. I hold Darius responsible for everyone’s plight. Harris is not properly recognised. Re/Syst’s doctrinaire plan looks ready to blow up. The dark web is still working. Darius won’t listen to sense. Harris runs around with a gun. Jillian is recruited to a cult. Harris leaves his flag pin on as he wanders the streets. Could he look any more US government?
Darius hits on Grace. The evil POTUS is delightfully slimy and wonderfully lurid. He and the POTUS face off in the Oval Office. He says he’ll send everyone to Gitmo. The evil POTUS’ troops turn on him when the Chief Justice’s decision becomes public knowledge. Why was there a drone outside the White House? This was okay. This was a high risk challenging environment and there is consternation.
“The White House is compromised.”
“Something’s very wrong out there.”
“How could Re/Syst be this stupid?”
“The Oval Office. It’s just a room!”
“Emphasis on dead.”
“Why is your problem my problem?”
“He hung up.”
“Tempting but illegal.”
“The most useless job in American history.”
“Remember when all we had to worry about was an asteroid?”
“Is the internet back on?”
Let The Chips Fall
Who has genocidal intent? Where is rational global order? There is hilarious despair and contempt for the future and nefarious means. Bennett is murdered. Who is callously imperilling the world? What caused the disturbing incident? Bennett had bitter grandeur. This is reassuringly repetitive. Darius is contentious, fuels hostility and does solitary decision making. This was cynical and depressing and nobody has ethical obligations.
Harris has a chance to be VP. Darius doesn’t hold Harris in high esteem, assaults him and learns about Claire. Will Darius stop being smug and having unhealthy intensity? There are devastating consequences to the POTUS’ stubbornness. Darius loves how forcefully his provocations hit home. Darius is devoid of personal relationships, save Grace. The railgun fires bullets with an electromagnetic force that far exceeds conventional firepower. Do they exist yet?
Jillian joins a cult. Grace’s dad takes the blame for Claire. VR glasses are worn. Who is Nero? Liam runs his mouth. There is no joyful simplicity. Darius loves his idiosyncratic individuality. Croft joins in when Liam does an I Am Spartacus stunt. There is a unity rally. Darius sabotages Harris’ VP chances. Lord I hate Darius. The POTUS is assassinated.
“This is the railgun. Hell, looks like a fancy sewer pipe.”
“We need your attention.”
“Live untruthful lives.”
“Alone as I get these days.”
“Something big and bad.”
“My sister went to the dark side.”
“People were getting paid to do terrible things.”
“A dangerously reckless proposition.”
“Good luck with that asteroid.”
“Everything dies. Including love.”
The Madness Of King Tanz
Harris is still lesser regarded and Darius loves to annoy him. The POTUS was killed by an automated firing platform. Darius blames Re/Syst. He’s a dodgy little man. Darius annoys yet people are supremely indulgent of him. Grace shags the cop. The railgun looks dumb. Darius is a superficialist. This was banality. Darius hates Liam now. Where are the Russians?
There are sordid intrigues and Darius deserves disgrace and a jail cell. There are unstable allegiances. Who murdered Bennett? Darius’ bullying tone causes Jillian to hate him. There is mounting concern about Darius. This was not boldly virtuosic. Darius and Harris have a yelling match. The cop bothers Grace. An exploitative global conspiracy is out there. Darius gleefully demonises Re/Syst. Grace confesses to the cop. The unconscionable Darius vanishes and a new character prances around in make up (it’s obviously Darius).
“We are coming for you.”
“There is no us.”
“No positive outcome for you now.”
“Why would Re/Syst want Darius Tanz to be President?”
“Evil cabal of dark money doing dark things.”
Adora meets Madam Razz and Broom. There is a shout-out to the most irritating character in the original show. People mumble about the stars being gone. Shadowweaver lurks. Razz says the Princesses stay in their castles protecting their own lands and not the planet. Swift Wind is in peril. Beast Man lurks. She-Ra destroys the Horde’s very phallic weaponry. She-Ra is the King Arthur like myth of the planet. Adora joins the Great Rebellion. Hordak and Imp lurk. Catra is made Force Captain. This was okay.
“Your war machines destroyed.”
“Warned you about the pitchforks and torches.”
“Have you seen a flying horse?”
“Stand with us against those you once served.”
“Sword. Magic words.”
“Think She-Ra thoughts.”
“Remarkably poor judgement.”
Pu’olo The Package
Kirk has emotional challenges. This exists to no constructive purpose and is beyond appalling. Kirk is coldly unforgiving. People face terrible fates. How did this show become talismanic genre iconography? Kirk is emotionally fraught and criminally incapable in this hopelessly clumsy ep. Record tapes are discussed. Kirk takes on the evil vampire cloud. Spock and McCoy raises concerns. Kirk is incapable of normal interaction. The vampire cloud makes an impudent encroachment on the ship. Kirk wants to kill the intelligent cloud.
David Vincent faces an arson attack and this ep has under-explored points of interest. David Vincent goes looking for people who give off a sense of alien cult membership. He keeps missing the obvious clues that people are aliens. He’s a figure of derision now. This ep is always on the point of becoming interesting. This is not endless macabre fun but it is okay. Sinister aliens lurk. Girls dance randomly in a store as an old perv obviously pervs over them. People regret decisions and night-time is very bright. Why don’t the aliens just kill David Vincent?
“I want to believe you.”
“Things seem to happen when he’s around.”
“No there wouldn’t be. Not now.”
There are no subtler merits here. This was mediocre and David Vincent’s obsession is unfathomable. People think he is blighted by delusions. There is no ceaseless activity or proactive stances. There are complications in this ineffective and un-innovative ep. There is no scholarly research. This was not mesmerising just bewildering. This was not potent just absurd and fanciful. David Vincent faces inherent risk. The situation is worsening.
David Vincent ends up in a loony bin, again. The aliens have untrammelled power. People suffer dire consequences. There is no life satisfaction or emotional regulation. Things are tiring and damaging. David Vincent is played by Roy Thinnes who appeared on ‘The X Files’ as a result of this show.
“Their purpose: to make it their world.”
“Wipe us out like bugs.”
“They’re going to take over the Earth!”
“What happened to him was necessary.”
By Way Of Deception
Daniel the sentient smirk is astoundingly sordid. Daniel is almost parodically straight and incorruptible with innate tenacity, sheer goodness and he’s worryingly hard to relate to. People have personal ordeals and are tarred by allegations and are not uncommonly frank. People endure the unimaginable. Daniel is unswervingly moral. Hector is unconscionable. People deny and distort. Daniel is credible and creditable and Hector is isolated.
This is the maddest and most mancial and earnest and ebullient yet soulless ep. This was minus joy. People have the ability to keep it fake. This was humourless and it was full of inane opinions and prepared sob stories. There is no emotional heft and this was not complex or rich. There are no poignant dreams. There are splintering narratives and sad compromise and bittersweet sadness. This was not so subtle. There is no poignancy. The boss’ wife has ambitions and she’s not long suffering, disappointed or ready to fade into obscurity.
Rampant masculinity is not complex or fascinating. Hector is richly feckless. There are no moral questions. This was dismal. People are inwardly furious. Hector is unruly. There is improvidence and much damage is done to others through wilfulness. This is not a moral world. There are gloomier musings. People dramatise grievances and traumatic, repressed histories. Hector is an insistent presence. This was not ambitious or exciting.
This was un-intellectual and it doesn’t brilliantly upend everything. This was not psychologically subtle. There is no deft psychological insight. Daniel got a woman and a sniper killed and caused a suicide bombing in the past. There is male lust and no inventiveness. This was not affecting. Daniel punches Hector and there are unsubtle pleasures and this was not evocative.
This does not upend a conventional narrative. This was not hugely impressive or skilfully crafted. There is limitless violence and moral revulsion.
“Starts early and ends late.”
“People don’t escape those things. Someone let him out.”
“Flaunting his money around.”
“I can’t always save you Daniel.”
“I don’t think you ever once thanked me.”
“We’re just back from a walk!”
“You’re trying to teach me something aren’t you?”
“Years of chances.”
“Drug addict and worse.”