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Durrells 4x01&4x03&4x04+Deadwater Fell 1x04+ Deep Water 1x02+The Pharmacist (2020) 1x01-1x03+1 more

4x01
Louisa has had a penthouse built so she can run a guest house. But aren't they poor? Gerry is now almost taller than his mother. Leslie would have been shamed for what he did but he sin't. Gerry's voice has broken. He gets an owl and plans to build a zoo. Larry's into self gratification. This show is not an era defining success.

Leslie is useless and thick. Margo tries to be a beautician, she ran a B&B! Larry's sexist and reprehensible and given to trenchant opinions. Gerry is tragically uneducated. Larry predicts Gerry's future success. Nobody has ever filmed Larry's work.

Margot is a troublesource. There is a mention of nazis. A vile house guest bores. Nothing now stands in this show's favour. There are constricting family ties. Where's Leslie Caron? Larry's impenitent. This has no gritty urgency. Larry has malevolence. This failed miserably. Larry pours scorn and negativity. Leslie has grubby ineptness and there is a mention of fascists.

What are a guest's true intentions and values? There is weariness. Larry has an appetite for confrontation. There is no emotional impact. Leslie has no satisfaction and purpose in life. Larry's smirking. The locals in reality didn't like the Durrells very much. Larry eschews compassion. Where are the animals? Why are there no flies? The owl pukes. Louisa pines over Spiro. Oh FFS. Margot notes her exclusion. Larry moves out.

Best Lines:
“We are not foreign.”

“Builders have finally left.”

“Be careful what you say.”
“Who did your dreadful hair?”

“Don't read his books. He's become very smutty.”

“You're being peculair!”

“Wanted to hurt him badly!”

“It's the ruddy owl!”

“We authors aren't typists.”

“Usually have to pawn something to pay rent.”

“Reeks of contrivance.”

“Built my family a new lavatory!”

“Angry naked woman up there.”

“Like a lot of posh Brits.”

“It's tosh.”

“That is so bad.”

“I've not been included again have I?”

4x03
Missed 4x02. Louisa is a homewrecking whore as she plots to steal Spiro from his wife. Margot's in the UK?! How? Aren't they poor? Why? The damning message of this is that Louisa has a fixed belief that she deserves to steal Spiro from his family. They've been in Corfu since 1935? Spiro's legal and moral obligation to his wife is sneered at. Leslie is rancorous. Larry's moved to Paris and told no one.

This is about as good as it could be. A picnic has a hostile atmosphere as Louisa and Spiro rub their emotional affair in Spiro's wife's face. Spiro rejects his wife. This can't be unboring. Margo gets a job.

Best Lines:
“Quietly lonely.”

“The animal boy.”

“Don't try and make me look like the weird one.”

“Go to bed and wet it.”

“Exquisitely filthy novel.”

“Sorry you vomited over Leslie.”

“Running a brothel in Albania.”

“I wish they'd argue in English.”

“Express praise or interest.”

“Club them to death with their own fire tongs.”

4x04
Louisa laughs about her homewrecking. Lord I hate her. Margo's a governess! Louisa fails to take account of Spiro's wife's views or worries. She's triumphant in her man stealing. This was not disturbingly nostalgic. Louisa is ill-regarded by locals for her slutty ways. Gerry's covered in bronzer and has a love rival. Louisa rants about the supposed wrongs of Spiro's wife. Louisa is a sordid shame. Leslie and Lousia plot a calculated insult to Spiro's wife. Louisa flaunts her whore behaviour and she and Spiro and Leslie are horribly complict. Louisa's shunned. Where are the lemurs? It's 1939 and Albania is invaded. There is failed social participation.

Best Lines:
“Said we love.”

“Spells like a lunatic and thinks Africa is a country.”

“Air of decadence.”

“Stay up the whole night watching badgers.”

“Generally assumed with me.”

“Boo and point at us.”

“Decadent enemies of the decency.”

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Deadwater Fell 1x04
Tom faces jail. Some people believe him. There is yelling. Tom planned to die in the fire? Tom claims he was abused by his father. This was so obviously based on the Chris Watts case. No one supected Tom for the genuine threat that he was. Tom tells people what he wants them to believe. There are improbable explanations. Tom gets a slap. Tom killed his family because Kate wanted a divorce. Tom's mother is scared of him and goes to the police. Tom used women for his own gratification and is convinced of his own superiority without any apparent justification. This was dull.

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Deep Water 1x02
Someone is missing. I've no idea what is going on. I'm done. A woman whores herself. There is ranting. This bored.

Best Line:
“That black nylon thong?!?”

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Justice For Danny
A true crime documentary about a dead son, malpractice, drugs, old footage and recordings and cops. A sign says 'use of foul language is prohibited while in this pharmacy'. A grevious crisis unfolds. A family had a 17 foot christmas tree and there is talk of a shadowy cabal of big pharma and crack and a troubled son who ended up dead. People are startlingly irresponsible and there is rancour and anxiety.

In 1999, a man's son was shot dead. This was catastrophic and irreversibly impacts his family. There were lots of recordings. Commerical interest doesn't always match public interest. People are visibly irritated as the son's father looks into his death. The New Orleans PD seems to be an unmitigated disaster. There is a twist and this was good.

Best Lines:
“A bigger mission here.”

“Amish people!”

“Kids, guns and drugs.”

“What price have they paid?”

A Mission From God
A  murder trial takes place. Addiction is discussed. Oxy is blamed. A doctor in a seedy area gives out pills. It's 2001 now. The doctor gives out massive perscriptions. People would wait anything from 12 hours to 2 days to see the doctor to get pills. The doctor paid for a printer repair in oxy. The FBI and DEA didn't listen to warnings. Or did they? The doctor only took cash. There is talk of an OD and the father rang the IRS. This was okay.

Best Lines:
“Dope sick.”

“Dirty business.”

“Pill mill.”

“Sounded like a crazy person.”

Dope Dealers With White Lab Coats
Damning evidence and morbid cravings are discussed. There is no life-affirming reflection. Drug reps are discussed. There was negative contagion. There was a downright refusal by anyone to do anything. There are serious negative side-effects. There is an appalling situation and reckless doctors and chilling calculation and things are eternally shockingly fraught. This was not thrillingly dark or menacing.

Best Lines:
“Crazy things were happening.”

“Desperate state.”

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Good Omens 1x04

Saturday Morning Funtime
There is Atlantis, cameos, aliens and Adam cannot act. Whaling ships are wiped out and Adam goes Great Beast. His friends whine and this was awful and maddeningly uninteresting and tension free.
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