No, I’ve an inability to engage with this show.
‘Miss Parker and the Vicious Circle’ (1994) promo
‘Alien Covenant’ TV spot
I’m not watching this.
72% dark choc with orange - okay.
Escargots de France - okay.
Dark chocolate with orange - okay.
‘Timeless’ cancelled, shrug. ‘The Catch’ cancelled: yay!
‘Torchwood’ is continuing as audio-dramas. No thanks.
‘Agents of SHIELD’ has been renewed. HOW?
‘Insidious’ is not that good a film. ‘Insidious Chapter 2’ is a mess. Where did the ghostbusters get the green tranquiliser? What about the investigation into Elise’s murder? What about Josh’s body dying because he was possessed? What about Josh’s other 2 children inheriting his astral projection? The sequel is a supercilious predictable parody of itself.
“It’s not the house, it’s Josh.”
“I’ll come back for you mommy!”
“Why don’t you ask your dice what I have behind my back?”
‘Poirot: Cat Among The Pigeons’ Quotes:
“Prepare for ingratitude.”
“Probably use chickens for currency.”
“Terms most unsubtle.”
‘The Irish Times’ Quotes:
“Did not go away simply because he wanted them to.”
“Late bronze age doctrinal theology.”
“Industrialised childbirth facilities.”
“I’m not sure I like him very much.”
“I wonder why this woman hasn’t been murdered long ago.”
“He is no longer useful to the family.”
“Don’t want him under their roof any more.”
“The mistaken belief that he had the capacity to fix it by meeting your needs.”
“You should probably have achieved a lot more in your life by this point.”
“Retreats from society.”
“Ran away with another man.”
“Locked me in a toilet.”
“Annoying to teach.”
“Needs were neither identified nor met.”
“Due care and decency.”
“Guys without showers.”
“Modes of ingestion.”
“You all right? Guess not.”
‘BBC Newsline’ Quote:
“Rowed over money for sex.”
‘Quadruplets and Homeless’ Quotes:
“What is it I don’t get?”
“They’re blatantly showing that they hate him.”
“He’s not welcome back.”
“Keeping his drinking down to manageable levels.”
“Makes me feel appreciated.”
‘Dr Phil’ Quotes:
“I don’t believe she was the victim at all.”
“Hit her to calm her down.”
“Here by my grace.”
“Impose your will upon her.”
“No more talking back.”
‘RTE News’ Quote:
“Significant and negative.”
“International brotherhood of pudding-makers.”
“Bearing no resemblance whatsoever to her past output.”
“Formative days on the Irish pub and club circuit.”
“What talent do you wish you had - talent?”
“Reflect back the truth to power.”
‘The Simpsons’ Quotes:
“You’re a has-been nobody likes.”
“Why aren’t you forgiving me?”
On ‘Neighbours’: Where is Brad when Piper is in hospital? Tyler screws up again. This was aggressively generic. Mark lacks all charm and charisma and discovers Shane’s relative used to be a cop. Aaron and David have utter disillusionment with each other. Finn does bad things to Elly.
“I don’t think I’m wanted here.”
On ‘Hollyoaks’: Tegan’s not pregnant and steals pills. Leela is the WORST. This has no coherent story. Holly is incredulous and uneasy. Nancy and Grace look like stumpy drag queens. Hunter and Neeta do a Macron. Exclusion is threatened. Holly has no commanding confidence. Nick berates her. He’s emotionally harmed her. This was inauspicious. Courtney is pregnant?!?” How does she cope in the Lomax house with the steep stairs and no ramps? Warren smirks. Holly’s at the edge of despair. It’s Maxine and Patrick all over again. Sally fancies Neeta. Nancy is a redhead now, Courtney keeps the baby, Joel broods and Cleo has absolute disregard. Terrifying oik Warren has posturing narcissism. Goldie learns something. This is not an intelligent and soulful exploration of Chester life. This is not piercingly intelligent.
“It’s art miss.”
“Not a bad lad.”
“Robbing little scrubber.”
Cleared out a tape from 2004. It began with an ep of ‘The Others’ entitled ‘Souls On Board’. This supernatural show had naff opening credits and a plane is haunted. The psychics are on a plane and face never ending torment and hate. Or something. This was naff. Then came a ‘Xena Warrior Princess’ ep ‘Legacy’ in which Xena brings down the hammer on Romans on behalf of sand-people or something. This was not admirably provocative. Then came a ‘Popular’ ep ‘Joe Loves Mary Cherry’ in which Harrison and Nicole plot and have delusional rage. I do not care. This show was highly stylised but not sleekly produced. Characters have a permanently glazed and hollow look.
Finally there was a ‘Charmed’ ep ‘A Call To Arms’ in which Paige still doesn’t have a job. Phoebe whines and is ungrateful. Leo goes crazy and the false and malicious Sheridan resurfaces. There is bad acting and Daryl is ill-thanked for his help. This was all inaction and was not even intermittently interesting.
“Are you following me?”
“Yes I am.”
“What have we gone and done now?”