October 25th, 2011

Scary Books

Terra Nova 1x04 Review

The Runaway
Terra Nova has motorbikes? How do they fuel them? A horrible bratty Sixer moppet shows up in Terra Nova lisping and being all cute. Everyone stupidly falls for the lisping brat cos they are morons. Elizabeth annoys. Why is Taylor such a boogieman to the Sixers?

There is bad child acting, Jim is so stupid and naturally the Sixer brat moves in with the Shannons. Jim pays no attention to his own children. Maddy gets a job but not Josh. The Sixers really are a rip off of the Others from 'Lost'. Everyone is stupid and lazy. Why are the Sixers so hostile?

There is some mysterious thing that the Sixer's want and it is locked up in Terra Nova, I'm sure it will become vital to the plot later on. Why didn't the Sixers take it with them when they went off on their own anyway?

Maddy's boyfriend is weird. Jim is stupid some more. The Sixers inform Jim that Taylor has enemies uptime and Taylor will be got rid of soon. Jim hearing his potential death threat made against his boss does not inform Taylor of this. Jerk ass tool.

So who are the Sixers? Who are They up time and what have they got against Taylor? What is Terra Nova really about? Why is Jim such a moronic tool? Seriously why does Jim not warn Taylor? Warn him you tool! What is the box? You know I really don't care, this is all so dumb and tired.
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Pan Am Eps 1-2 Musings

I liked Ep 1 of 'Pan Am' and enjoyed the flashback scene to the fallout from the Bay of Pigs, I knew nothing about that. I really don't care about the overacting Bridget or Katie being in the CIA because she's annoying. The whole weigh-ins are so demeaning. Anyway in Ep 2 the French chick's accent has softened a lot. It's the 60's and our heroines look orange. A perv passenger gets away with his perving despite Maggie having to defend herself from him: "I sort of stabbed him with a serving fork."

Charming time, that and the "Personal weight limit" = ick. The Pan Am hats are silly. Dean is an idiot and gormless. Ep 2 wasn't as good as ep 1. Katie's mother is a horrible, horrible woman. I'll check it out, it is way better than the vapid 'Terra Nova'.

Best Line:
"it's 5pm. You flew all night, slept all day, Paris awaits."

On a side note: no 'Saw V' review for Halloween sadly.

My holiday beckons!!!
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Book Review: The Green Hornet Casefiles, Part 1

The Green Hornet Casefiles edited by Joe Gentile and Win Scott Eckert
This is the follow up to 'The Green Hornet Chronicles' and is based on the 1960's TV show. It has ugly cover art and the intro manages to avoid any mention of the Seth Rogen movie.

Sting of the Yellow Jacket
Britt Reid has a nemesis. This is way too silly and pulpy.

Lair of the Living Dead
The Green Hornet and Kato take on zombies. It's better than it sounds.

Through A Green Haze
The Green Hornet gets amnesia and ends up in the hands of some unfriendly thugs. This is okay.

Best Line:
"Stop standing around like it's a game of freaking craps and jump the mook."

The Black Widow
The Black Widow strikes and the Green Hornet and Kato have to foil her. This is okay.

A Thing of Beauty
The Black Beauty is carjacked and the Green Hornet and Kato want their car back. This is good.

Part 2 forthcoming after my holiday!