September 3rd, 2008

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The Inside Ep 6 Review

Thief of Hearts

Best Lines:
"What are you doing."

Blue tinted flashbacks show Paul's first case under Webb years three years
earlier. He works alongside the profiler who tore her face off back in ep 1.
In the present, the killer gets released on appeal and it is revealed Webb
did some evidence manufacturing. Paul has a hissy fit, which 
leads to his wife miscarrying. Paul goes darker and edgier and turns into a
vigilante felon. However Webb protects him, but the final scene shows Webb
himself is under investigation.

This was okay. Michelle Forbes was wasted as the death row groupie turned
lawyer. Rebecca's slit wrist seems to have healed. Still Paul finally
telling Webb where to go was good stuff.
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Prison Break Season 4 eps 1&2

Scylla/Breaking and Entering.

No prison. No break out. But there are break ins!

Best Line: "You're still married to a Russian stripper."

Moving at breakneck pace, this double bill sets up season 4's changed
circumstances. Whistler is shot in the head! Gretchen is a hostage! A new
company heavy who can't act shows up to do the Jack Bauer whisper! Sofia and
LJ run away and are never mentioned or seen again! Michael, Sara, Linc and
T-Bag all get into the States despite the fact they're all wanted,
convicted, escaped felons! Cameron and Pam Mahone are murdered, but this is
never mentioned! Sara, Linc, Michael, Bellick, Sucre, Mahone and some other
guys form a dirty dozen gang to take down The Company! T-Bag adds
cannibalism to his list of crimes! Michael has an ominous nosebleed!

This was good. But WTF is up with Linc? He's gone from the tortured soul of
season 1 to a lunk headed cretin jerk. The Sara resurrection is so
implausible and rectonnish that I'm not going to bother addressing the
issue. The unceremonious disposal of Whistler is annoying as Bellick, Sucre
and T-Bag are still hanging around.

So what's on the card? What are The Company planning? What's the target?
Sona burned down and everyone escaped?!? TPTB just made all of season 3
useless. Bellick's mother shows up, still doting on her idiot jailbird son.
Michael doesn't even comment on Whistler's disappearing Aussie accent.
Sofia and LJ run away and Linc doesn't seem to care or mention them ever
again. Maricruz and Sucre's baby is Lilah Maria Sucre, aawww. Michael gets his huge tattoo burnt off in one night? No wonder he's got the shakes by the end of ep 2. How long can the supermax cover story hold up? T-Bag is really ripping off Robert Downey Jnr as Tony Stark in 'Iron Man' in his whole look and attitude. So they've five cards to go and they still don't know where the decoder is.
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Book Review: Well of Darkness

Well of Darkness: Book 1 of The Sovereign Stone Trilogy by Margaret Weis &
Tracy Hickman

Telling the stroy from the POV of the villians.

Nine year old Gareth is hired to be whipping boy to the spoilt, nasty nine
year old Prince Dagnarus. The boys become friends and play happily together.
So when the Prince becomes interested in Void magic aka death magic, Gareth
is only too happy to help him in his studies. When the boys become men of
twenty, the Prince is plotting to prevent his unloved older brother from
becoming King and Gareth is now a powerful wielder of Void magic.

Soon the two friends, the evil Prince and his doormat best friend are about
to unleash a horror upon their city. But will their victory also be a bitter
defeat? This was very good. Dagnarus is an unloved bully who beats loyalty
into Gareth, Dagnarus' father neglects him and his elder brother is a
wetrag. Gareth remains loyal to Dagnarus, though he feels bad about it. For
some reason, people view Dagnarus' evil with revulsion yet pity Gareth,
despite the fact both are equally culpable. The destruction the duo wreck is
somewhat deserved due to some cretinfest behaviour on the part of other
characters, people saw the whole evil tag teaming coming and did nothing to
stop it.

I look forward to reading the next two books.