August 10th, 2012

Scary Books

Teen Wolf 2x05 + Breaking Bad 2x10 Review

Venomous

Jackson is an abusive jackass to Lydia. Isaac is cleared of murder charges and returns to school to the horror of Stiles and Scott. WTF is wrong with them? They know Isaac was horribly abused by his vile father and they don’t care.

Lydia has visions, TPTB obviously saw ‘Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II’. Allison is stupid, rude and callous. This was idiotic, stupid and terrible. The lizard person is revealed and it looks like Mystique from the ‘X-Men’ movies.

BTW There is a ‘Teen Wolf’ novel out: ‘On Fire’ by Nancy Holder. I won’t be reading it because a) terrible cover and b) it’s TEEN WOLF.

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Over

Skyler throws a party. The flashforwards continue to hint that something interesting will happen at some point just not in this ep. Walt is a jackass. Walt Jnr pukes. Skyler flirts with her boss and makes sour faces whenever Walt breathes the same air as her. I know we’re supposed to sympathise with Skyler and pity her for marrying a repressed crazy drug dealer man. But I can’t stand her. She is an emotionally adulterous shrew.

Janes’s dad Donald (John de Lancie of ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ and ‘Torchwood: Miracle Day’) shows up. Jesse says yo a lot. Jane shows she is mean and manipulative. Walt goes DIY crazy and intimidates people in parking lots to show he is a big man. All hail king Walt. Skyler and Walt are perfect for each other. He is a horrible troll of a man and she’s a shrew. This bored.
Scary Books

Book Review: What Might Have Been Volume 1: Alternate Empires

What Might Have Been Volume 1: Alternate Empires by Gregory Benford and Martin H Greenberg, part 1

A collection of tales set in the universe next door, it’s better than ‘Places to Be, People to Kill’.

In The House of Sorrows
A tale of a city wracked by religious strife and war. It is very good, even if the point where history changed is somewhat obscure.

Remaking History
A bizarre tale about a group of people remaking a movie about the successful rescue of the Iran embassy hostages. It’s okay but I don’t see what the point of this story is.

Counting Potsherds
An emissary of the Persian Empire visits conquered Greece and finds something that was lost long ago. He just can’t understand what it is. This is good.

Leapfrog
A former US spy and a former Soviet spy have a chat on Mars. This is a dated look at the future.

more to come!