The Bottle Episode
There is a cheesy DEO ad. Lex plots. Lena whines. Brainy and Nia bore. Reconciliation is hindered between Kara and Lena. There is excessive rage, talk of anti life and there is fierce antagonism and terrible choices. Brainy says the multiverse is dead. But it was restored wasn't it?
Kara plays at being a moral paragon and is alight with suspicion. Lex is perturbing. There is no dislocation or fatal peril. Lex veers between wheedling entreaties and threats. This subverted my expectations and sucked even harder. Lex does as he wills. Tales of misfortune abound and Lillian is back. Lena loathes her own vulnerability.
There is no Dean Cain. There is no boundless possibility. There is no formidable opponents. Lean catastophises and William shows up to bore. There is babble and disempowered hopelessness. Andrea bores and this is boring. Nobody wants Lena to go to the bad. Subjugation is plotted and there is blubbering and bad acting.
This was pathetically pedestrian and I fast forwarded through the Nia/Brainy breakup. William bores. I can recall how in 'Smallville': Clark's constant berating and verbal criticism of Lex made him the villain but not in the eyes of TPTB.
“Cute and useless.”
“I miss what I had.”
“Not too late to make a different chocie.”
“Events progess on the same path.”
“It lead to catastrophe beyond imagining.”
“You bottled your world.”
“No unnecessary homicide.”
“The Man Of Tomorrow.”
This show is not an inherent good. It's just prior to D-Day and the idiot duo end up in the hands of the Gestapo. Everyone speaks English. This makes absolutely no concession to good taste and how do the time travellers eat and pee and deal with the prolonged uncertainty? They walk off adverse impacts.
There is social unrest and no accument. People are dispondent. Isn't it fortuitous how they keep arriving at major turning points in history? There is no deeply personal threat. People do not comply with sense. There is no moral uplift and more stock footage, this time of the D-Day landings. Which was at the time of this show's making within living memory. Bring back 'Timeless' and preordained history plays on. This was not defining tv like the 1966 'Batman' or 'Star Trek' which were both better than this. This has no life changing moves.
Here She Is At Last
This BBC drama has wannabe 'scary' opening credits. Teens go on holiday in the 'outside'. Mia a queen bee is a Katie Holmes lookalike. There are no informed responsible decisions. An unreasonably vicious blonde girl named Amber steals Mia's bunk and her status as queen bee. There are shrill voices and what are Mia and Amber fighting about?
Teens are egregious and bicker uselessly. This was not deeply impressive. There is bad acting in this ill-conceived mess. Amber is a massive bitch and makes a girl cut all her hair off.
“You're not very good at this are you?”
“Fall off a cliff, see if I care.”
“Drop the I'm so sweet act.”
“Always one like that.”
“I don't carry things.”
“That cow is going to be drama.”
“You're a social outcast.”
“Look at a bunch of flying rocks.”
The Last Dove
Amber has made things all 'Lord Of The Flies'. People wear silly masks and Amber is a possessed witch or something. There is bad acting and talk of formulas. There are murky circumstances and where are the adults? This was dubious. Amber has secrets. This was disastrous. This is all a bullying metaphor or something. There is social disapporoval and this is not a nasty suprise. There is a cliffhanger.
“Nobody found me.”
“You're nothing to me anymore.”
“No one cares about you.”
“No one cared if she was there or not.”
“Now you're nothing too.”
“The lonely girl without any friends.”
Super soliders from the future shoot up the place. No one wonder this was axed. Big league hardball is threatened. The future soliders are so boring and dumb. Liber8 yap.
“Never build the broken future that I came from.”
“Shapes history his way.”
Brad bores. What is the point of him? Alec's slut is kidnapped. Oh piss off. Kiera is inept. Carlos is inept. Dillion is alive and covered in bad scar make up. This is actively unpleasant. There is fountain dunking and violence.