A Nation Reborn
This was lamentable. People live to excess and have moral decadence. The cheating whore is patronising and contemptuous of her husband. She scowls disapprovingly. Miguel and Pete are in hostile territories. This is clearly not of great importance. There is no uncompromising clarity. There is a hateful atmosphere and fear and blame. This is not pleasingly clever. There is death and bad green screen and an unburnt Notre Dame. Is this supposed to be set after it was rebuilt and reopened? 2 survivors decide to drive a triage van.
“He ain't untouchable.”
The AFT are contentious and highly acrimonious and show no qualms or contrition. David isn't coming out. He tries to get the ATF to stand down but the ATF shoot first killing the group's dogs and shooting David and other people. There are lapses of judgement. David Koresh and the Branch Davidians are the victim of the incompetent jerks at the ATF. The ATF beat up a journalist and steal his footage.
This will all lead to the gloomiest possible conclusion. Taylor Kitsch is incredible as David. Robert wants to deescalate the situation but he's ignored. Rachel is upset, her father is dying from being shot by the ATF. Lives are irrevocably changed. The group and their terrible distress are treated with distain by the ATF. There is no emotional work just a steady arc of inevitability.
1x01&1x02 were snooze inducing mediocrity that were deeply dull. The ATF are irredeemably terrible. The ATF fail to see how their intimidating behaviour caused the darkening atmosphere. People are walking plot points. Death is grimly inevitable. A man tries to escape and is shot down by the ATF. There is a sense of foreboding. The ATF struggle to retain the media narrative coherence. The ATF assume ill motives in everything. This was goodish.
“We're not the bad guys here.”
“Your wife's not the one with bullet holes in her.”
“A military operation against US citizens.”
“Who do you call when it's your own government attacking?”
“Why is our government using military force on civilians?”
“You came in and shot us for no reason!”
Far Beyond The Stars
Sisko dreams (or does he?) that he is a writer in 1953. We see characters without their alien makeup. Bashir is mixed race which isn't mentioned in 1953. The show recall Yates exists. Worf is seen without his Klingon makeup. Jake is a hustler. You could make a whole show from this ep. The magazine editor won't print Benny's story. There is the red scare and racism. Benny cracks up and goes way OTT. This was okay.
“Worst piece of garbage I have ever seen!”
“White people living on the moon.”
“Get a job.”
“Run for the hills! It's the end of civilization!”
“Literature for liberals and intellectuals!”
A phone call from a convicted serial killer doesn't portend anything good. Nothing explains how he made the call. This opens with a woman being brutalised, her name is Emily and she is an FBI agent presummed murdered by the serial killer 6 years ago.
Neil Jackson and Ralph Ineson of 'Suburban Shootout' star. This was very green looking. A body is found. Nick, Emily's non-grieving widower, visits her uncared for grave. Emily's son Flynn doesn't care about his dead mother and calls his BITCH stepmother his mom. Emily's unnamed brother and father lurk.
Nick is told where to find Emily in a tank of water that has a timer padlock. The BITCH stepmother needs to go. She isn't even Nick's wife. Nick's a bigamist. Emily wants to go home but has to live with her brother as the BITCH has taken over Emily's house, husband, dog and child. The BITCH stepmother is obviously in on it. Whatever it is.
Harlow the unwashed serial killer sneers. Emily's traumatised. Flynn adds to this by rejecting his mother. What a little turd. The BITCH stepmother makes faces when Emily pets her dog and wants to bond with her son. The BITCH stepmother obviously did parental alienation.
Emily's brother lost his medical licence and is in AA. A shrink talks about a vision Emily had. A cop who looks like a homeless bum lurks. Adam is Nick's boss. Emily has nice eyebrows and unmatted hair and waxed legs for a kidnap victim. She isn't pasty and there is a twist and evil deeds. This is a UK/US/Bulgaria co-production and it intrigues. The BITCH stepmother is a hate sink and I want Emily to violently murder her soon.
“Aren't accepted forms.”
“I will make sure things happen to you in here. Things even you wouldn't do to a person.”
SJW people whine. Various new and annoying characters talk. Holly whines. A speech maker is heckled. Something happens, but it is so badly filmed you don't know what. A politician shows up. Holly is such a massive bitch. Obvious false accusations are made. This left me unimpressed.
“Doing the wrong type of speaking?”