May 12th, 2015

Scary Books

Trailer, Quotes and Stuff

‘San Andreas’ TV spot
Taste free.

Organic raw cocoa with whole goji berries - nice.
Gluten free Brown Rice Spaghetti - okay.
Sparkling wine - okay.
Wheat/dairy free Cocoa Loco raw fruit, oat and but bar - okay.
Sweet Tarts and Birthday Cake M&Ms are ideal comfort food.

I will review the final ever ‘Revenge’ episode.

Georgina Campbell won the leading actress BAFTA award for BBC3’s ‘Murdered By My Boyfriend’. Whilst Stephen Rea won the best supporting actor BAFTA for ‘The Honourable Woman’.

Will I watch the new ‘X Files’? Dunno.

There so needs to be a book about the Miliband brothers.

Remember when ‘Doctor Who’ named a baddie after Jack Straw?

Anyone recall the old sitcom ‘Alice’?

‘Moondial’ is on DVD apparently. That was a BBC classic in 1988.

Aphids are horrible little bastards.

‘The Irish Times’ Quote:
“He needs to back to his deck chair in the garden.”

‘Dr Phil’ Quotes:
“No-one wants her here.”

“A squatter in my house.”

“Ripped her bedroom door off.”

“Wasn’t worth the battle to make her go to school.”

“A wild and out of control teen.”

“Clean your guinea pig.”

“Out creating this image.”

“Threw a hairspray bottle at me.”

“This family is broken, badly.”

“Lowest base.”

“Ripping doors off.”

“Melt down severely and quickly.”

“It’s what she does.”

Person Of Interest 3x20 + Gotham 1x15 + Stalker 1x18 Reviewed

Death Benefit
The machine is now public. Season 3 has been patience draining. Root and her lack of appropriate responses bores. Samaritan is a sword which is abominable apparently. The POI is a congressman (John Heard). Reese does not like Verdi. There is Reese/Finch subtext. Reese is gun happy and has unvarying melancholy. Reese fakes being a Secret Service agent. This show needs revitalising and re-energising. Greer lurks. This ep was not sustainable and seemed to be a ‘House Of Cards‘ knock off. Where have the flashbacks gone? There is a ‘twist’ and a distressing situation.

Best Lines:
“I miss you like I miss an intestinal parasite.”


“These are strange times.”

“Because we’d be dead Mr Reese.”

“You call this music?”

“Define comfortably.”

“Dissenting voices will not be a problem.”

“You there Finch?”
“Always, Mr Reese.”

“Three letter agencies.”

“Someone’s trying to kill you.”
“Yeah, you.”

“The term blasting does not inspire great confidence.”

“Something bad.”

“Also inevitable.”

“That’s a place I can’t go.”

The Scarecrow
Leslie and Gordon coo. Creepy Gerald Crane (Julian Sands) lurks. It seems Trent was a fake name. Dilettante Bruce is awful and shows off his ACTINGS. Falcone and Penguin have issues. Gerald Crane shoots up his murder victim’s adrenal glands. Fish is in a prison and seems incapable of change. Gerald Crane sees fear as a stultifying sociocultural constraint and lives in a house that is an example of the decay of infrastructure. Jonathan Crane looks like Cillian Murphy. There is violence.

Maroni mush mouths. Penguin rants. Who is the dude hanging out with Fish in the prison? Fish particularises. Ed and Penguin meet - it is not friendly at all. Penguin needs to comb his greasy hair. Penguin and Gordon’s friendship is shaky. Gerald is toxic, Bruce tantrums and there is a scarecrow on the Crane property. I don’t care about these reprobate characters.

Fish takes over the prison. Jonathan Crane is set on his super-villain path by his abusive father and nobody helping him. Jonathan is haunted by the scarecrow. You feel sorry for Jonathan. Julian Sands was wasted in this ep. Penguin’s nightclub has an umbrella motif and Maroni menaces him. This was tired.

Best Lines:
“Is that blood?”

“Fear was an evolutionary flaw.”

“I’m glorious.”

“We will not be serving that.”

“You think you’re worth protecting.”

“You’re standing too close.”

“Your hard-assed reputation.”

“We can’t be certain it ever will.”

“Every waking hour.”

The Woods
Jack is an idiot. Ben and the krankie are in a cabin in the woods. Jack annoys. The krankie has self deception and is sure he’ll be vindicated. Jack does manspreading and mansplaining. Beth is a stick. The krankie murders. Beth whimpers and needs saving by Jack. Janice is menaced by the krankie. Dialogue is mumbled. And the sexism that is the creator’s motif/own personal badge of shame is on display. Is the krankie dead? Jack gets away with his crap. Another bad cover version is warbled. This was just dumb.

Best Lines:
“We don’t need that tone.”

“His delusional idea of their future.”

“What is the end? Do you even know?”

“The ‘Exorcist’ steps.”

“He wants Michelle not Beth.”

“The NSA retrieval engine.”

“It’s not a suggestion.”

“Stay careful.”
Scary Books

Book Review: Joan Of Arc

Joan Of Arc: A History by Helen Castor
From the author of ‘She-Wolves’ comes this account of the life and times of Joan. She was a French peasant girl who became an icon of the Hundred Years war. She heard voices from God, rode to war and was eventually captured and executed. This is an in-depth tale that places Joan’s deeds in the context of the tumultuous wars in France waged by Charles VI, Henry V, Charles VII and Henry VI. Also featured are people who would later on make history of their own. This was very good and engrossing.