January 6th, 2012

Scary Books

Homeland & other items

I will be reviewing 'Homeland' after all.

I read and disliked 'Long Lankin' and 'Cold Magic'.

'Sherlock' 2x02 promo
Looks good but that 'Being Human' git is in it :(

'Young Adult' trailer
Looks funny. High school mean girl aka "Psychotic prom queen" wants her ex (Patrick Wilson) back.

'Fringe' promo
No, I longer care.

'Jay and Seth vs The Apocalypse'
Scary Books

Book Review: The Mageborn Traitor

The Mageborn Traitor: Exiles Book Two by Melanie Rawn

This fantasy novel starts out well enough and then falls flat. I haven't read book one but was mostly able to catch up on what was going on. Three magical sisters - Glenin, Sarra and Cailet - who can't acknowledge each other have a decades long magical feud. This adversely affects the land of Lenfall.

This had promise but the 'good' characters - Sarra and Cailet and Sarra's husband - are such smug, whining, dumb, entitled jerkasses that I hate them all and Glenin's takedown of them at the cliffhanger ending is well deserved. The annoying characters made me dislike this book.

Book Three has never been written so the plot is all up in the air. No great loss.
Scary Books

Bones 3x06 Review

Intern In The Incinerator

A body of an intern is found in the incinerator. Xander Berkeley of 'Nikita' wanders around. Angela makes it all about her, again. Is Zack doing his serial killer sidekick act yet? The Gormogon serial killer plot gets airtime but not enough.

Booth pretends to be Cam's boyfriend and meets her slutty sister. Sadly the murder turns out to have nothing to do with the Gormogon vault and is all to do with smuggling, sigh. This was a waste of my time.

Best Lines:
"That just happened right? You saw that?"

"He told me once that having a high IQ was no excuse not to bathe."
  • Current Music
    Born To Die - Lana Del Ray
  • Tags

Traveler Review Part 3

The Reunion
Jay and Kim reunite. Tyler gets drunk and has a one night stand due to daddy issues. Will hunts down the man who killed Maya. The FBI try to arrest Jay, Tyler goes for his gun and Will makes a dramatic entrance. This was the weakest ep of the show. Will's dramatic reunion with his 'friends' is impressive but how did he find them?

The Exchange
The final ever ep. Will, Jay and Tyler are back together. Guns are pointed and people get punched. The utterly unapologetic Will explains about Operation Hometown. This leads the trio to abduct Freed (Neal McDonough of 'Walking Tall')

Freed does a big bad speech and says that everything happened because of something called The Fourth Branch. He does not explain what that is only that Will, Jay and Tyler are all connected to it. Agent Marlowe learns some deep dark secrets. Kim is screwed over by Chalmers. Will, Jay and Tyler try to prove the truth and are left running with no hope. A dark downbeat yet fitting end to this show which I love.

This was good but Tyler has a brother? What is Will Traveler's real name? Who killed Freed? What will Marlowe do about Chalmers? What is The Fourth Branch? What is the deal with the painting? Are we supposed to accept that all 8 eps cover only a week? All this took place in one week?!?
Scary Books

Reaper Season 1 Review, Eps 1 - 15

On his 21st birthday, slacker loser Sam learns his mother (Allison Hossack of 'Profit') sold his soul to the devil to save his sick father's life. So now Sam must work as Satan's bounty hunter. His friends help because it's cool. This is a good start to a doomed show. Ray Wise owns this, why was he not cast as satan on 'Supernatural'? I get 'Twin Peaks' flashbacks everytime I see him. Sam's brother Kyle is in this ep, yet soon he will be never be seen or mentioned again.

Best Lines:
"Sam didn't even go to college!"
"Yes he did Kyle."
"For a month!"
"And we're very proud of him for trying, it's just that college made him sleepy."

"Got chased by a pack of dogs, moved an air conditioner with my mind, oh and the devil tried to carjack me. So overall not a great day."

Sam must stop another escaped soul in this carbon copy of ep 1. The devil mocks him and Andi annoys me. This was okay the highlight of which was Sock's ninja attack excuse to explain the damage to the store.

Best Lines:
"Morning Linda Blair!"

All Mine
Sam, Ben and Sock must hunt a crazy stalker bug woman. The Sam/Andi miseryfest drags on. I never ever got the Andi thing. She annoys. I am more entertained by the Syed/Christian melodrama on 'Eastenders' as the stupid Syed ditches his boyfriend to live with the vile Amira.

Sam finds something unexpected in the latest devil box. This was mediocre with bad acting and Ray Wise looking orange.

What About Blob
Sam and the unbearable Andi continue their issues. Sam's dad burns a page from the contract. This was bad, Sam is written as bland and milquetoast.

Best Lines:
"Thank you for your concern about my mental health sir."

"I know some people."
"I know the devil, I think my people trump your people."

The devil keeps trying to corrupt Sam as he and his moron friends hunt more souls. This was good, mostly due to some effective unease in the body pit.

Love, Bullets and Blacktop
The trio need the help of their sleazy coworker Russ (Curtis Armstrong) to catch a wannabe Bonnie and Clyde. This was terrible.

The Cop
A soul kills people using his tattoos. Sock is tormented by a dream of Gladys. Sam is framed for murder and chased by a crazy cop (Mitch Pileggi, who over acts as always) This was good due to the twists.

Best Line:
"I'm gonna give you 10 seconds to get out of here before I beat your face with a phone book."

Ashes To Ashes
Sam and his buds meet Satan's girlfriend. Satan sports way too much fake tan. This was bland beyond words.

Best Lines:
"My conscience is clear."
"You don't have a conscience."

Sam dates Satan's daughter, Katie. Which considering season 2 = gross. People finally notice the trio's weird antics. This was bland. That was the main failing of the show, the writers didn't seem to care.

Hungry for Fame
Sock's mommy kicks him out. Jamie Kennedy of 'Scream' guest stars and he really cannot act. This was not good.

Sock, Ben and Sam move into an apartment and end up living next door to Steve and Tony, a pair of demons. The devil continues to manipulate Sam in ways Sam isn't even aware of. It turns out Sam isn't dating his half sister. Phew. This was good.

Acid Queen
How do souls keep escaping from hell? Andi is covered in the same fake bake tan as Ray Wise. Tony and Steve turn out to be plotting against the devil. Sam is recruited into the plot. This was okay.

Best Lines:
"My bail money is in my mom's dresser."

"You are special Sammy. The question is why are you so special?"

Sam is involved in a demon rebellion. Satan outwits the half wits. Sam learns he's been played, again. This was really good.

Coming To Grips
Andie finds out Sam's secret when she sees him reap a demon. Sam ends up owing satan a favour. This was good.
Scary Books

Hawaii Five-0 2x01 Review


Steve sits in jail. His old boss Joe White (aka that gurning idiot from 'Lost') shows up. Wo Fat preens. Steve gets shanked by Hesse. Danno needs to shut up. The new governor (Richard T Jones) shows up. Kono sulks. Steve escapes jail, beats up a cop, walks off his stab wound, clears his name and has 5-0 brought back. All in a day's work for Steve the human swiss army knife.

The ankle biter CIA bimbo lurks and it seems bad finds bad as Wo Fat has a some what expected ally. 5-0 need to remember the phrase cave bestiam and step up their efforts to catch him. This was okay but how did Steve know where Max lives? Where was the footage from the governor's office stored? Why does Wo Fat come across as unscary and why does the man's face not move? Wo Fat irks me.

Best Line:
"I got shanked in prison Max."