‘The Night Manager’ promo
BBC1’s new undercover drama looks good.
“On every wanted list on god’s earth.”
“Make you howl for your mother.”
Silas and Freddie are back.
‘Limitless’ TV show promo
‘Happy Valley’ series 2 promo
Atlantic sea salt and Irish cider vinegar crisps - yum.
Apple, Elderflower & lemon natural mineral water drink - good.
Stinger bars - yum.
Sicilian lemon dark choc - okay.
Dubliner Irish cheese & onion crisps - good.
I may review ‘Prisoners’.
‘Wogan’ ran from 1982 to 1992.
Angel perfume smells divine.
Why is Christian from ‘Eastenders’ reduced to doing ‘Celebrity Big Brother’?
‘Sky News’ Quotes:
“Stole a 10 year old boy’s dog from him.”
“Out of control culture of bullying.”
‘Bloody Queens’ Quote:
“Shame is laid aside.”
‘Bridget & Eamon’ Quotes:
“Have you been inhaling hairspray again?”
“You made me sleep in the shed for a week.”
‘The Sunday Times’ Quotes:
“Distilling a narrative around the built environment.”
“Mutually parasitic relationship.”
“Endlessly Instagramable moments.”
“My dad would have done his nut.”
“A man watching his entire world, his whole belief system, fall away.”
“Broad feelgood comedies.”
“The abiding format.”
“A serial adulterer with numerous liberated women.”
“So thick with concepts.”
“Absurdly gullible and uninquisitve.”
“A face like a petri dish of fleeting emotions and clouded thoughts.”
“Unbuttressed by his more telegenic comrades.”
“Declaring about this and that.”
“Repressed anger, pointed irony and psychotic exasperation.
“It’s like saying, ‘I’m going to become a bum on the street.’”
“Vanishing spiritually because of the aggressively acting mass culture.”
“Dance until they fell over.”
“Utterly inept reactionaries.”
“Hair-pulling fights between crippled crones that had to draw blood.”
“Similarly lurid lives.”
“Few were strangers to savage reputation.”
“The stuff of pure tragic melodrama.”
“In the shot term, this was excellent advice; in the long term, it was a recipe for catastrophe.”
“Did not hold these early scions of the Plantagenet dynasty in high regard, and gleefully collected tales about their beastliness and irreligion.”
“No one has avenged me!”
“An unthinkable solecism.”
“Tries hard to smoulder.”
“Now we’re getting divorced because we hate each other.”
“It is insistent and utterly memorable.”
“Direst dining benediction.”
“Piggily eye diamonds and canapés.”
“One assumes she seriously lost her rag.”
“You are scaring all our clients away.”
“Turned on by status.”
“Bagging herself an aristo.”
“Such ruthless self-control.”
“Became a public hate figure.”
“Hadn’t welcomed him home with any warmth.”
“I got nan shoes.”
“Can make money from just standing there.”
“An extremely thin, tragic one.”
“Such a repulsed rash.”
“Ubiquity breeds contempt.”
“Being handed a McDonald’s meal at a screwed-down table on a bleached, tiled floor is the closest I ever hope to get to final dinner on death row.”
“Lurid squirts of sugar-chemicals.”
“This depressing ploy.”
“Impotent rage and waves of hatred.”
“Furious about everything.”
“Carpet-bombed my phone with abuse.”
“Like standing in a Bangladeshi sewer after Ramadan finishes.”
“In the shards of imperial disorder.”
“Deliberately designed to be ugly and unimpressive.”
“Increased the amount of intimidating.”
“I showed him my ass in response.”
“A deep vein of anger and frustration.”
“Viewed as hicks by the costal elite.”
“Irresponsible, populist reaction.”
“Adjusted to our values and legal norms.”
‘War & Peace’ Quotes:
“That intriguer as my daughter.”
“Abandon Russia’s sacred capital without a fight?”
‘Hawaii Five-0’ Quotes:
“The lack of car chases and explosions did not pique your interest.”
“Creepy dead expression in his eyes.”
‘Van Wilder: Party Liaison’ Quote:
“This party sucks rectum.”
‘The Irish Times’ Quotes:
“That’s not how society works.”
“The new vocabulary that has sprung up around contemporary culture.”
“A new terminology that can often be intimidating.”
“Condemnation often follows a misstep, illustrating an impatience.”
“People shouldn’t have to apologise for finding their space in society.”
“The only language in public discourse available to Western society was that decided by privileged white men.”
“An experience that might be non-male, non-white, non-heterosexual, non-privileged.”
“Such an entrenched facet of male identity.”
“Endless showboating and cocksure posturing.”
“A cruel and shallow money trench.”
“A strange mind-warping effect on its occupants.”
“Exalted and fawned over.”
“A nasty guy that everybody dislikes.”
Cleared out two tapes. The first was from 2005 and began with a ‘Ghost Whisperer’ ep ‘Mended Hearts’ in which Sean Maher was the ghost and there was weird opening credits, a laughing ghost, David Conrad and Melinda brooding. Candy floss light this was.
Then came a ‘Threshold’ ep ‘The Burning’ in which Peter Dinklage was a main cast member fighting aliens bio-forming the planet. Raphael Sbarge and Cliff De Young guest starred. There was an annoying woman, a nerdy team member who never did anything, exposition dumping, twists and reveals. The plot was fraught with contradiction and people are un-compromisingly horrible and dim. Molly and her false altruism broods. This was okay but fatalistic.
“Is there a civil right you haven’t violated?”
“I’m done ranting now.”
“How in the hell could the police not have noticed this in 1979?”
“I would feel a lot safer if it were somewhere else, like out of the building.”
“A sane man doesn’t go around talking about aliens does he?”
Then there was a ‘Veronica Mars’ ep ‘Cheatty Cheatty Bang Bang’ in which Veronica is a horrible misogynist and things happen with a complete lack of explanation. Veronica spies on and slut shames Kendall Casablancas (Charisma Carpenter) who was a useless superfluous character. Keith bores, Logan sulks in his glum little villa and there is a dead stunt man. Veronica hates Jackie, in fact Veronica hates other hoglets (aka women). This was personality driven crap, Logan whines about his incredibility privileged life, this has no value, just marks of disrespect. This was horrendous with no moral courage of consistency and it has no personal qualities.
“Living off a 10,000 a year salary, a purse full of credit cards and a string of baller boyfriends.”
“Swept her away to bimbo paradise.”
“Crystal meth and precision driving don’t mix.”
“Did I get really drunk at a biker bar?”
“Pre-Victorian corset crap.”
“Would not have needed swans.”
“Guy just touched Lizzie’s glove.”
Then came ‘Episode 3’ of ‘Surface’ in which morons are sucked in a whirlpool. Leighton Meester spends all her time in bikinis being shrill. There is bad CGI and what are the creatures? People exist in paranoid states, Cirko lurks and there are consequences to current circumstances. It was particularly difficult to care. This show has drifted into obscurity. The sensitive lady heroine has her life ruined. There are visions (a plot point later dropped), outdated computer technology and this show has one immutable principle (it makes no sense). Damaging lies are told and this was not alluring just sensationalism. Oh and Old Faithful blows up.
“Sea contains many mysteries.”
“Is that a threat?”
“I wish it weren’t.”
Then came ‘Episode 4’ of ‘Surface’ in which Laura looks up her pal Jackson. A bitch’s dog is eaten. This was assiduously dull. Leighton Meester’s character is the c word, Laura might as well be a yacht girl in a nudekini, people react with scepticism, there are no societal fears and people act in effortlessly damming ways. There is unpleasantness and people don’t even pretend to be impartial.
“Know is a strong word.”
“Is it from here, is it from somewhere else?”
Then finally there was ‘Episode 5’ of ‘Surface’ in which Laura tagged a sea creature with a GPS tracker, one of the submarine crew shows up (another dropped plot) and Miles’ cock socket sister annoys. Miles lives in misery as he is emotionally abused by his vile family who are privileged, selfish, immature, narrow-minded, individualistic and unhelpful with no concept of collective responsibility and are completely unhelpful and empathy free. Why won’t Cirko and his henchman hire Laura? There is sneering and no whimsical banter or wit. This surreal yarn was dreadful. Miles and his bouncy boyband hairdo bores, there are outdated cameras and discovery of the creatures has the perverse consequences of making people nuts, paranoid, insecure and down right narcissistically reckless. Social order is disrupted and this was diabolical and facetious.
The 2nd tape was from 2006. It began with a ‘Charmed’ ep ‘Payback’s A Witch’ which was unwatchable backwards idiocy.
“I’ve got enough stuff to do without worrying about who you’re torturing in the attic.”
Then there was another ‘Charmed’ ep ‘Repo Manor’ in which Phoebe the mooch movies out, the plots of previous eps are recycled and Piper blows up the dollhouse. This was annoying and incomprehensible.
Then came a ‘Criminal Minds’ ep ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’ in which there is bad sound mixing, bombs and people end up in jail cells or graves. This was cursory, awkward and over-stylised.
“I will make your life even worse than it is now.”
Then finally there was another ‘Criminal Minds’ ep ‘Compulsion’ in which there is an arsonist, bad acting and wariness. This is a grim narrative, Gideon has signs of not coping, the arsonist has OCD and scant psychological shading and is repulsive, pathetic and tragic.
“I don’t want to satisfy the unsub’s need for attention by letting him know he got the FBI here. Try not to look official. Try to look less official.”
On ‘Neighbours’: Brad dumps Terese again and goes back to Lauren. Terese hooks up with Paul. Daniel has shaved his head and turned into a mini Paul. Brad blows on his tool and Paul mocks Brad for his dumb antics and the consequences that have proliferated beyond belief. Brad and Lauren continue to have no shame or respect. Paul does community service in his suit.