Scream Queens 1x09
Boone pretends to be a ghost and or Joaquin Phoenix. Nobody has emotional pain over the multiple murders. Boone (Nick Jonas) is irrelevant. Grace is awful. Denise tells ghost stories. There are deaths, the brainless drones run around and Chad is impervious to sense. Hester makes wild claims, Chanel plans murder and the detective spews oft-regurgitated lines. The Dean has no prescriptive guidance and does crow poses. There is another revelation about bathtub mom. Grace is a ball of frustration, Boone gets got and Hester may be dead. This was okay.
“It’s part of my performance art piece.”
“Listen up hog-faced sluts.”
“Gay camping extravaganza.”
“Get a hot rich husband.”
“I saw the ghost of dead gay Boone!”
“ISIS done broke in my house!”
“I’m going to look for a salad bowl to squat over under the stairwell.”
“That crazy overly dramatic staircase.”
“Causing future events to flow inexorably toward us.”
“The logic’s not that complicated.”
“Her two slightly less bitchy friends.”
“Get pillowcases and shovels.”
“You’re trapped in a web of lies whore!”
“I’ll kill you neckbrace!”
“This had to happen.”
“What happens to hog faced bitches who try to steal hotter Kappa’s boyfriends.”
Person Of Interest 4x10
The Cold War
This episode was good even if the show is no longer engaging and addictive. Finch annoys. The faux lesbo act between Root and Shaw is really irritating. Samaritan does a ‘good’ deed. People rant about AIs. Root has reverence for the machine and there are flashbacks to 1973 that show how Greer went from working for MI6 to being a super-villain shill for vested interests after learning to be sceptical of received wisdom. Greer uses the phrase “blocks” in 1973 which is not a term used in the UK. Also did MI6 have no security?
People babble about search engine security and are corralled by destiny. There is a mention of Pastebin. People pull guns, there is sap and Samaritan’s avatar is a boy who can’t act. Sketchy characters chat. Innocuous statements are made, things enter a frosty period and Shaw heads out.
“The extra ingredients you enjoy.”
“You’re always watching.”
“I hear your analogy.”
“As if any such thing could exist.”
“For I am a god.”
“Who would have did this?”
Agents of SHIELD 3x10
Fitz won’t shut his mouth even when stuck on an alien world with Ward and an Inhuman god. Hunter backs up Coulson’s moronic choices. There is a Hydra logo on the blue world. This episode and everyone in it was hateful. Coulson is the malady that poisons this show as he bristles and spews bald exaggerations. Hydra and SHIELD collide catastrophically.
This was drab and Coulson’s madness poisons everyday concerns. Will is found or is he? Fitz is a sour presence. The blue world with everything coated in grime and dust bores. This absurdly hyped show is full of unshakable neurosis and nobody has any contradictions, complexities or foibles. Andrew is not dead, Simmons is a tool and does selfish things.
Stuff happens off-screen - has the budget been cut? Coulson is stupid and does prohibitive stupid things. Ward finds his truism, does a monotone speech and spews fatalistic maxims. Malick is absent for most of this ep. Mack is a moron. TBTB try to normalise Coulson’s acts. SHIELD has no appearance of obedience. A ruined city is noticed. Will’s dead. If SHIELD is outside the government then who pays their salaries and fuel bills?
What about the monolith causing Daisy pain? Coulson murders Ward and then dead Ward gets possessed by the ancient energy of the Inhuman god. This seems to have been Malick’s plan all along. Coulson and Fitz are smug over Coulson’s murdering ways. How did zombie Ward get back to Earth?
“That’s not disturbing at all.”
“Hydra, that’s an old name.”
“Who or what is with him.”
“Depends on what she finds.”
“The entire planet is a wasteland.”
“It caused the desolation.”
The Man From UNCLE 1x22-1x25
The See-Paris-and-Die Affair
Solo menaces a woman, Illya smirks, men steal diamonds and there is excessive singing. Illya fakes being a mugger, Solo puts on a horrendous French accent and calls himself Javert. It looks like Solo is hitting on Illya. There is shrieking, idiot twists and this annoys. This was unpretentious and was not a lavish and nuanced production. Solo is an ass.
“Your nefarious flair for the dramatic.”
“Must you put ketchup and mustard on everything?”
“This grassy snake.”
“Being eloped with.”
“Why, those diabolical Dutchmen.”
“In no way do I represent American foreign policy.”
The Brain-Killer Affair
Mr Waverly keels over - how can they tell? He looks like a bog body anyway. Waverly ends up in a hospital with a sinister doctor (Elsa Lanchester). Solo bothers an innocent, THRUSH has an evil plan and people have THRUSH induced nervy b’s. Solo and Illya don’t sit around discussing socioeconomic power structures. UNCLE’s structure remains mysterious. The walkie talkies are disguised as cigarette packs. Illya is imperilled. Solo tries to kill the evil woman. This was good.
“Mr Waverly’s down.”
“All those drunks making remarks.”
“Set condition mushroom.”
The Hong Kong Shilling Affair
The duo are in Hong Kong achieving public good. A huge mook (Richard Kiel) lurks. Solo is the human embodiment of grease. There are fights, an innocent du jour and a mention of a telephoto. Illya’s Russian accent varies wildly from scene to scene. Solo behaves badly, no wonder he had retrospective trivialization of his reputation. Why is it UNCLE’s prerogative to involve innocents in the spy life? Illya does a goose impersonation. Solo’s fantasies of life get him captured. Illya wears a disguise and broods in a polo neck. This was not good.
“Your suffering distresses me but not very much.”
“I believe someone wants to come out.”
“I am waiting for assurance.”
“Yes, I am very confident.”
“I refuse to talk in this debased posture.”
The Never-Never Affair
An UNCLE lackey (Barbara Feldon of ‘Get Smart’) is bored and wants an adventure. Illya looks good in tight black. An evil THRUSH boss (Cesar Romero) plots. There is a misunderstanding, a fake mission, a chase, a shoot out in a cinema and Solo is tied to a chair with his hands behind his back and still manages to shoot the baddie. This was good.
“You’re a smart Russian.”
“You’re friend looks very lonely out there, Mr Solo.”
“You do not expect me to believe that, so consequently, I will not.”