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Selena The Series (2020) 1x01-1x03+Spooks 7x08+Discovery 3x08+DS9 3x01+Supergirl 1x16 Reviewed


The story of the Mexican-American icon of Tejano music. The Quintanilla family don't stop. The movie already told of her predictably complicated and protracted road to the top and her tragic end. Her father is awful and he had absolute control over this tv series. Her father has complete control of this and her legacy and he is still ghastly.

The father is an appalling stage parent who was in a failed band himself. This cannot be accused of rushing. The family are bigged up. This continually disappoints. The father is so controlling. There are happenings that may or may not be imagined. This seeks to be broadly portray contemporary events or versions of them. This is not alluring soap opera.

They start at the bottom. This takes serious liberties. It is like a cartoon. They have a restarant. Reality is hijacked as propaganda. The father comes across in the worst possible light. The restarant closes. Is this even broadly representative of reality? There is no complexity or nuance. Is this crude and inaccurate? Does this forsake accuracy? This does forsake truth?

The father has coercive behaviour. He makes his kids use food stamps. He is emotionally difficult and Selena was era-defining. The kids don't seem to go to school. The family unfairly maligned her husband and don't use her married name. This series is an endurance event. One is unlikely to be impressed. They had to move and live in a barn and one room. The sadness of their situation is glossed over. There is not a great deal to admire in this.

This was not sumptuous or lush or irresistible and this was not especially delightful. There are social tussles and the father has deviousness. This was hooey. This was not luxuriant. This has no relevance. This may be counterfactual nonsense. This has not meta-textual clout. This was not wildly successful. This was not imperious. The dad is giddily unhinged. This was bland and distanced with no foreboding.

This was whimsical meanderings. The father is potentially hostile and he looms malevolently and revolting, spewing bile. He has zero introspection. There is no outsider culture. The father has wild distain and there is no deft storytelling. The father fancies himself a custodian of her memory. Selena can't speak Spanish. He changes the band's sound.

Best Lines:

“Girls don't play drums.”

“We can do different.”

“Replaced by a record player.”

“I was in the army. What have you done?”

“We don't even listen to those stations.”

“My family on food stamps! If I wasn't embarassed, there'd be something wrong with me.”

Dame Un Beso

They have bad perms and glitter shirts now. The father, Abraham, wants to make a record. Abraham takes their money and says if they don't play they don't eat. This was not potent. There is pique and this leaves one aggrieved. They tour deindustrialised towns. There is a sense of grievances and this exhausts its usefulness. There are frustrated ambitions and narcissim and class rigidities. Fame had perverse consequences for her. Resentment is stored up.

There are irreconcilable interests. They're not in the prestige league. Selena misses school. So her father de-enrols her. Abraham has all-encompassing control over her in life and death. This causes frustration. He treats his family appallingly. There is a lack of contrition. There is no impact and the bass playing brother writes a song. There is negative impact and this does not prove consequential. The hair is so 80s. There is no efficacy. Abraham detrimentally impacted the family. They get on the radio.

Best Lines:

“This is the road that we picked son, no exit now.”

“There are laws!”

“What's Hands Across America?”

“This is not The Rolling Stones.”

“To him that's what we are.”

“We keep playing weddings.”

“Women and drinking and fighting.”

“Lots of bands have 1 hit.”

“She can read! She can do math!”

“Don't tell me how to raise my daughter!”

“I decide what is best for my daughter!”

“Nothing's going our way.”

“Give up everything for the bad.”

“And The Winner Is...”

Selena is nominated for an award. Selena learnt Spanish from tapes and Mexican soap opera. The mother cooks. Good and bad things befall them. The sister doubts her drumming talent. The mother sews their clothes. Selena goes to an award show.

Best Lines:

“This is me enjoying it!”

“Gonna need bigger amps.”

“I don't want to sound like a tourist.”

“Business of rejection and disappointment.”

Nuclear Strike

Harry walked off hard interrogation. A sleeper agent awakens. The Russians had their own version of Sugarhorse – only bigger and better. I guess Lucas' double agent status is gone. Ros mumbles and a kill squad hunt Harry, Lucas, Ros and Connie. As for Connie, she sneers. A number station is listened to. Portable nuclear bombs are mentioned. One is found, the rest are forgotten about. There is gunfire in a city street that nobody notices. Jo is useless. What is CO19? There is talk of Tiresias. Harry strangles a man with a tie in a tube station and no one notices. Lucas is shot and walks it off. All Lucas did for his country was gone thanks to series 9. Lucas nearly dies. Connie disarms a nuclear bomb and dies in the process. Connie admits she finked on Lucas and Harry is in peril. This was boring.

Best Lines:

“Waiting for us.”

“8 years in Russian hell.”

“Was it worth it?”

“I stayed loyal to my country.”

“I'll leave you to complete the implication.”

“Rain from heaven.”

“Go code.”

“Sod him.”

The Sanctuary

Book's homeworld is utter threat. The Emperor has brain dysfunction. There is talk of trance worms and the Emerald Chain has taken Book's homeworld. The Emerald Chain violates first contact by contacting pre-warp cultures. A female Orion annoys – the make up is so bad. There is bad acting. A nebula is the origin of The Burn. A signal is coming from the nebula: it is the music.

Saru decodes the nebula. The 'music' is a federation distress signal. Adira is non-binary. People wear what looks like dressing gowns and Book has a brother. Does Detmer still have issues? Adira is sos special. Paul lurks and plays the piano. The Andorian is thankless and ranting.

What protected area? Grudge lurks. Why isn't he let off Book's ship? What is redline? What is happening to the Emperor? Andorians were once enslaved? The smug mouthy Orion woman has 90s eyebrows and carpet bombs Book's homeworld. The Emperor is dying? Detmer takes Book's ship for a flyby. Grudge lurks. Andorians don't know what cats are?

Book beats people up with a stick and can see ships fighting in orbit. Who's flying Discovery when Detmer is elsewhere? The Orion makes threats. Andorians were scared of the UFP? The Emerald Chain have a secret. The Discovery uniform jacket has a blue undershirt underneath.

Best Lines:

“Personal physicans were buried with them when they died. It incentivised loyalty.”

“You don't scare me human.”

“Howling at your reflection in the mirror.”

“Sea locusts.”

“Ongoing matter.”

“Salvage planet.”

“Deal with me universe.”

“Awesome job you're doing.”

“So righteous.”

“Someone has to be.”

“Full diplomatic protocols.”

“Observational presence.”

“We don't bend to that kind of hubris.”

“We are your family.”

“Act like it.”

“This is how I learned to fly.”

“What's that noise it's making?”

The Search, part 1

The Defiant debuts. This ep is not ferociously powerful. Eddington debuts as does Dax's new hairstyle and T'Rul. The hairdo and T'Rul would vanish after 3x02 never to be mentioned again. Quark wears impossible tacky clothes. There is bad ADR. Why do all the senior officers go along on the trip to the Gamma Quadrant? The Defiant comes with a searchlight that illuminates the ship's name. This was padding that isn't especially profound. This had no chilling brilliance.

Best Lines:

“Battle fleet.”

“It was designed for one purpose only: to fight and defeat the Borg.”


Cat word vomits. Kara whines and goes evil. This was piss poor.

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