October 18th, 2018


Trailers, Quotes and Stuff

‘Counterpart’ season 2 trailer
A black site, the Howards are in the wrong universes, a lot of brown clothes are worn and there is staring, more staring, cars, shadows and guns.

Best Lines:
“Living in your life.”

“Erasing you from your own existence.”

‘Hunter Killer’ TV spot
A submarine captain must save the Russian president. No.

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ TV spot

‘Halloween’ TV spot

‘Sally4Ever’ promo

‘The Little Drummer Girl’ promo

Pears - yum.

They’re rebooting ‘Wrong Turn’?

There will be a ‘Doctor Strange 2’?

Who saw ‘Big Trouble In Little China’ (1986) or ‘Shopping’ or ‘Love Crimes’ or ‘Sling Blade’ or ‘The Boy Who Could Fly’ or ‘Mask’?

A possible ‘Prince Of Darkness’ TV show?

What are dippy eggs?

Who saw ‘Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land On The Moon?

Best Lines:
“Load pattern.”

“Totally inhospitable to man.”

I won’t read ‘The Poppy War’, ‘Furyborn’ or ‘Before Mars’.

The Underwood/Meechum relationship on ’House Of Cards’ was based on unjust power relations and domination. But it was entrancing. What did FU see in the foul Tom?

Best Lines:
“Send Meechum in here.”

“I value your opinion, I just don’t agree with it this time.”

‘Hidden And Homeless’ Quotes:
“Selling sniff.”

“I got punched up.”

“Grief and bother.”


‘Extras’ Quotes:
“I wouldn’t pay for that.”

“Defend his actions about something.”

‘The Irish Times’ Quotes:
“Not having a community of people whom you feel safe with,”

“Moral gate-keepers for the country.”

“Media targeting.”

“The ranks of thousands of virtually anonymous royal princes,”

“People who tried to say no even gently and diplomatically faced consequences,”

“Struggled to recognise errors, or accept even mild criticism.”

“Forced to wheel their own patients to theatre as porters also refused to co-operate on religious or moral grounds.”

“Respectable families might not send their daughters to train there if they heard there was a family planning clinic in the place,”

“A woman’s husband would have to sign a consent form before she could get a tubal litigation.”

“She was in some way immoral.”

“Social disapproval and isolation.”

“Social differences.”

“Behaving like a teenager and not contributing financially.”

“Has isolated himself.”

“Cannot countenance.”

“Not agree to any form of counselling.”

“Anger has left him lonely.”

“A game of trying to catch people out.”

“Self manage.”

“Two big doors that the women weren’t allowed to go through.”

“Stained glass windows were blown out.”

“Sale declared void.”

“Both lied and knew they were lying.”

“Not engaged with home supports.”

“Not motivated to do anything to facilitate that,”

“No one fills the position of head of state by right.”

“Allegations on expanses for the dog are completely inaccurate.”

“Irredentist claims.”

“If you have not developed a sturdy net of social connections by your 30s, there is a sort of taint on you; a kind of maudlin aspect that suggests there might be something wrong with you.”

“If you don’t go to pubs, you don’t expand your existing friend network organically.”

“The friendship drifts away or diminishes.”

“Is this a dead country?”

“Absolutely sure that every stranger is in fact a serial killer.”

‘The Ongoing Adventures Of Bulk & Skull’ Quotes:
“The Rangers are pretty great. How do they do it?”

“Many detentions later.”

“Color-coordinated dweebs.”

‘The Suffering Tree’ Quotes:
“Tori would be lucky to wake up with a door on her bedroom at all.”


“Everybody knew women didn’t swim. Not unless they were possessed by the devil.”

“We were lost to them, and them to us.”

‘A Dangerous Dynasty’ Quote:
“Constructed a different set of morals.”

‘Sky News’ Quotes:
“Drug substance.”

“To accept somebody like that as President Of The United States.”


Scary Books

Movie Reviews: The Bleeding Edge + One Of Us

The Bleeding Edge (2018)
This is a good documentary about medical devices gone wrong. Women talk about a permanent birth control device (which sounded like a horrendously bad idea) that caused horrible side effects. A guy bigs up the FDA and other people do it down. People talk about hip-replacements gone wrong. One feels uneasy watching this. The safety of medical devices is far from undisputed.

Gory photos of devices gone wrong are shown. People talk about PMA and metal sensitivity. Women discuss the mesh that went wrong and people weren’t trained to remove mesh. Nobody seems to care about the side-effects people suffer. People discuss the side-effects of the davinci surgical robot. People talk about lies and forms being faked. Mould in breast implants is mentioned.

Rampant corruption is discussed. A woman has four daughters and loses her house. What happened to their cat? Her children ended up in foster care. This was depressing.

Best Lines:
“Take a look at the future.”

“Unleashing innovation.”

“Female trouble.”

“Blood exploded out of me.”

“There are no z rays!”

“The first President Bush.”



“I’m morally obligated to.”

“Permanent disease process.”

“New equates to unproven.”

“Couldn’t function as a wife.”

“Bleeded this much.”

“Had a headache since 2011.”

“Yeah, spinal tap!”

“Bad devices.”

“Vaginal cuff.”

“Life devastation.”

“There’s nobody paying attention.”

“Perverse incentives.”

“I had 3 feet of my colon fall out.”

“Facebook’s a full time job for her now.”

“And then I listened.”

“Lifetime implant.”

“He retaliated against people.”

“Provide more safety data.”

“Spectre software.”

“Dark money contributions.”

“There’s a homeless over there.”

“Pulling out of the European market.”

“I have nothing to fear from them.”

One Of Us (2017)
This is an okay documentary about Hasidic Jews who leave their community and the consequences of that. Hasidic Jews dress like their ancestors and live strictly. Etty is an abused wife who goes to a support group but loses custody of her 7 children for seeking help. An actor rants; he has a wife and 2 children he abandoned when he walked away from his insular society. The Hasidic Jews are told not to use the internet or go into secular libraries. Ari left his community after being abused as a child. He likes the internet, vaping and cocaine. People sing and drink big bottles of grape juice. At the end, Ari seems to be rejoining the community and Etty is in misery and the actor is ranting.

Best Line:
“Every day is hell.”
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Book Review: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Volume One

Set after ‘Green With Evil Part 5’. Tommy has joined the unwelcoming team. He has PTSD from Rita. Billy babbles about a push notification. Tommy feels unwelcome and like the friend nobody likes. Rita and her Madonna cone bra plots. Angel Grove has monster attack rituals. It’s the modern day so Bulk and Skull run a MMPR fan vlog.

Everyone discusses Tommy’s ‘defection’ from Rita overlooking the brainwashed and crazy part. People wonder why the green ranger joined up with the MMPR. How do people know that Rita created the green ranger? Poor Tommy is isolated and alone. Jason is jealous when the Angel Grove youth center wants Tommy to teach karate with him. Scorpina attacks Tommy.

The colour-coordinated teens annoy. Zack is hostile to poor Tommy. There is no implicit trust. Daily havoc is unleashed by Rita. Which is not good for morale. Tommy’s self trust has been eroded. Rita’s wily. Tommy’s career defining time as the Green Ranger causes him unjustified shame. There is tension, no rapprochement and Tommy carries an unreasonable burden. The MMPR lack kindness and care.

Jason is an arrogant jerk jock who demeans Tommy. Nobody gives poor Tommy reassurance. The MMPR value familiarity. This was okay even though the MMPR across as bullying brats.

Best Lines:
“Quite the little clique they have, isn’t it?”

“Disperse blunt impact.”

“And just where do they hide their big, giant robots?”

“Ranger capital of America.”

“Zordon never actually asked anyone how they felt about him coming on board?”

“So the zords are like giant segways.”

“Just because Rita gave Tommy his powers doesn’t mean everything’s dark and grisly.”

“Powers that I gave him.”

“He’s done with you people.”

“You know you keep saying that. But for a leader, you sure don’t create a “team friendly” vibe.”

“Zack. Come on. She brainwashed him--”
“How much? A lot? A little? We have no idea.”

“Why do we need a sixth ranger anyway?”

“I’m tired of being treated like some outcast.”

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12 Monkeys 4x09-4x11+Hercules The Legendary Journeys 5x08&5x09+Star Trek 1x20&1x21+ 3 others

One Minute More
Jennifer does more peace destroying havoc and trite declarations. Jones has haughty resignation. There is no dramatic insight or honesty. This was not highly charged just wretchedness. People finally recall the plague. Cole and Cassie go to JFK airport like in the movie and there is a shooting and a dropped vial. Cassie has self-righteousness. She and Cole aren’t diligent, just a general disgrace.

Jennifer’s business collapsed. She never cared about it or all the people who lost their jobs. The Night Room is mentioned. The precursor body is finally recalled. Jones’ daughter, Hannah, was in the past for 9 years. Cassie plans to drown the virus. HOW? Cole and Cassie’s inviolable bond bores. Hannah and Olivia’s daughter meet a familiar face.

Olivia’s coercive treatment of her daughter lead to a change. There is no ethical horizon. Traditional assumptions are upended. Causing the plague is now morally acceptable to Cole. Olivia and her overacting is detrimental to this show. This was appalling and poor. This season is painfully slow. Confidence busting things happen. Blame is easy, solutions are not. Nobody mitigates errors or harm.

The weapon will erase Cole from time. Hannah dies and she was Cole’s mother! Jones is Cole’s grandmother. Olivia’s daughter died. This ep was unnecessary. Nobody saw Cassie shoot a cop and release the plague? The creepy kid grew up to be the Tall Man? Cassie unleashed the virus. Cassie is not on ferocious furious form. She has no sense of justice, equality or civic duty. The moral cost of their fight goes on.

Nobody has a social obligation. Cole’s dad had not one picture of Cole’s mother? This was not meaningful and it was not made with effortless skill. People are aimless and miserable. People focus all their self-esteem and value on one thing. There is angst and negativity. People overlook causal factors. Things are hopeless and negative. Nobody is focused externally and nobody has positive or engaging aspects.

Best Lines:
“Born with a single purpose.”


“Can’t survive it, you can only spread it.”

“Everyone dies forever.”

“Risking all and asking nothing.”

“All those we’ve yet to save.”

“I’m the demon.”

“It was always us.”

The Beginning, Part 1
Jones’ babbles about the tremendous cost of Splinter. The cranks meddle with time. Cole needs to be dispelled. The plague was caused by time travel. There is intolerance and hostility to sense in this limp and idle ep. Jones is a moron and has no concept of cost-neutral. Cassie and Cole’s brat pops up again. People have a narrow and unforgiving mindset. This is not thrilling or dramatic.

People mumble and at one time, Jones had quit smoking. Jones is less than thrilled with her grandson - he killed time. Cassie whines and is selfish, god I hate her. She needs an attitudinal change. This was facile. Kirk Acevedo guest stars. Cassie has undue dominance over Cole - she does not deserve an elevated position.

This ep was unnecessary. Cassie’s only fundamental aspiration and principle revolves around Cole. Olivia is not a coherent challenger. There is no sense or stability or pragmatism. This was not substantial. There is delusion and morality doesn’t come into it, just hostile scepticism. There are no social or emotional skills. There is no resilience. Cole mentions the virus mutating.

Cassie needs to keep Ramse’s name out of her mouth. Cassie has forgotten her fiancée. Cassie tells Cole to un-murder Ramse. To hell with Cassie and her superiority complex. There are no ethics or idealism. Ramse slaps Cole and his autocratic ways around. Strident accusations are flung around. There are Big Acting Performances and immediate hostility. Cole and Cassie shrug off collective guilt. A significant crisis unfolds.

Cassie caused a serious rift between Cole and Ramse for which she has never apologised. SHUT UP Jones. Things continue to worsen. A car works in the apocalypse. Where did Cole get the ring he gives Cassie? Where did Jennifer get the tea? Jennifer mocks Olivia. All hope is gone. I’m waiting for Cole to apologise to Ramse for choosing cockblocker Cassie over him. It’s a horrible situation.
People fire guns at each other. Cole is a notoriously difficult twit. This ep is inconsistent with logic. Some of Olivia’s followers have a lack of commitment. So?

Best Lines:
“This world is.”

“You make time travel work.”

“Fierce religious devotion.”

“A conspiracy spanning centuries.”

“Infinite hell on Earth.”

“A disease created by the cure.”

“I just murdered 7 billion people!”

“This was what was mean to be.”

“Die to a good song.”

The Beginning, Part 2
Cassie’s shame should be eternal. There are new opening credits for this final ever ep. I’m tired of Cassie not being willing to hear sense. It’s amazing how Jennifer can use 2043 tech. The Daughters fire fight the 12 Monkeys. What about the blue people? What was all that about? This ep was not highly charged or desirable. Cassie committed injuries to Ramse’s character. Old Jennifer shows up.
The evil and corrupt Olivia is defeated. Cassie is vexatious. Olivia was evil and corrupt. But so is Cassie. Old Jennifer looked up 2043 Deacon. This was unsophisticated. Old Jennifer looks like Linda Blair. The Daughters traded with Deacon’s crew? Contempt and disrespect flow. There is calculation and guile. There is no sign of Jennifer’s dad.

Cassie and Olivia had a fist fight before Olivia’s defeat. What about Madeline Stowe’s character? Who was she? What about the creepy kid? Cole still deifies Cassie despite her accepting the 12 Monkeys doctrine and nearly causing the Red Forest. Why does Cole have such a reverential attitude to her? Cassie nearly blew a once in a lifetime opportunity to stop Olivia so she can have Cole. FFS, screw Cassie and her emotional appetite.

This ep was not satisfying. Cassie killed Olivia. Half of Olivia’s body was sense back in time to become the precursor corpse that caused the virus. Olivia’s body ended up in 894 to rot, was she still alive? EW. I hate Cassie. She won’t save people because she’s fearful and insecure. I hate her; she’s a cruel deceitful manipulator and nearly doomed everyone. This ep was not sophisticated or accomplished. This was wretched and pretty silly and chaotic.

Jones says everyone needs to go back to their own timeline. This was not riveting. Ramse mumbles. Cole still doesn’t apologise to him. What happened to the Army of the 12 Monkeys after Olivia’s defeat? How did they get their name? Where did they come from? What about the scene where Cassie died with a silver streak in her hair? What about her fiancée? We hear Cassie’s full message. Jones’ cold wilfulness erases Cole from existence, kinda sorta. Season 4 was all terribleness. Cole did horrible things.

In 2013: Cassie does her speech about the Black Death and the Justinian plague and is her fiancée alive? She and Cole never meet but she seems to remember. What about the FBI agent? Is Jennifer’s dad Leland Goines still dead? Jennifer bio-engineers a unicorn. Other Splinter members play chess. Ramse and his son play chess. And because there is no plague in the future Deacon runs a bar with his brother. What about Marcus? Olivia? Her daughter? Jones is happy with Elliot and Hannah.

Cassie buys the house she and Cole lived in. Why were their red leaves near the house? Is it really all over? Cole and Cassie’s son never existed. So what about his Victorian girlfriend? I guess Cassie ditched her fiancée. Cole wasn’t erased from time entirely. Jennifer talks in an overly cheery voice. Cole and Cassie get together and it’ll no doubt start all over again. I want to vomit. What a stupid ass pull. That final scene makes a joke of this show. James Callis showed his face and what about the tortoise? This season was terrible and an insult.

Best Lines:
“Surprise bitch!”

“You and I are old friends?”
“We will be, some day.”

“Tell my future.”
“Spoiler alert Teddy: you don’t have one.”

“The answer is among you.”

“Death can be undone.”

“Can’t get back to a place you’ve never been.”

“Sons are fated to their fathers.”

“Happily ever now.”

Darkness Rising
From 1999, this sees Hercules leave the Norseland and returns to Eire. Paranoia and groupthink greet him. This was not powerful, disturbing, cosy, comforting, profoundly troubling, unflinching or ambitious. The annoying Morrigan beats up people. Nebula has domestic madness. Hercules feels a dangerous longing for Morrigan. This was not dazzlingly inventive or darkly funny. How does Hercules speak Celtish or whatever they speak in Eire? There is scant regard for sense.

Dahak is unruly. Hercules wants Morrigan forgiven for her mass murder. The kid druid makes a nuisance of himself. Dahak kills the druids. There is wild overacting. Hercules punches Dahak in the face and chastises him. Hercules treats Morrigan with undeserved sensitivity and pushes praise on her. There is no emotional safety for Hercules as he learns Dahak is possessing the dead Iolaus.
Hercules sails to Sumeria. In what? Nebula has a chef of staff. Nebula abandons Sumeria again. There is bad acting. Hercules speaks Sumerian? This was okay.

Best Lines:
“Everybody I get close to dies.”

“Hatred has to end sometime.”

“His friend Iolaus lies dead in a foreign land”

“I thought you were a monster.”
“I was.”

“A thing of evil and incarnate darkness.”

“I fought him the last time he tried to enter our world in Sumeria. My best friend died stopping him.”


For Those Of You Just Joining Us
The crew of ‘HTLJ’ go to a corporate retreat and Ares plots. How does Ares have his powers after the twilight of the gods? Hercules is pretending to be an actor named Kevin Sorbo. This clip show guest stars Renee O’Connor as Sunny Day. Paul wears tiny shorts. The producer laughs about killing Iolaus. Kevin Sobro suggests the plotline that Iolaus went evil and betrayed Hercules. Which is where TPTB were going with the whole Dahak plot which had to be changed due to mass fan rejection of the idea. There is a plot against the ‘HTLJ’ staff. Which Kevin Sorbo must foil. This was okay.

Best Lines:
“This is your idea of quality programming?”

“Baywatch BC.”

“Is he dead?”
“Don’t tease me.”

“Hercules has never been betrayed before.”

“Being in a coma without the advantages.”

“Overlooking the inherent contradiction in taking a character on a spiritual journey when his very identity is predicated on a conflict with the gods. Of course I’m presupposing that spirituality is unique to personifiable deities.”

“Like ‘Braveheart‘.”
“Without the Oscars.”

“Naked leapfrog.”

“Where there’s television there’ll always be BS!”
“He’s got that right.”

“Lying here like a bunch of White House interns while you stick it to us.”

Court Martial
Kirk faces court marital for the death of some random. A hysterical women screeches at Kirk. An angry, complex, negative, tragic plot unfolds. There is no dignity or mutual respect. This ep was full of vacuous idiocies. Kirk is shamed for the death of some random. This farce sees Kirk’s dignity damaged. Kirk has no friends and he is fretful and goes on about an atomic matter pile. People dislike independent thought.

Witless twists run around with stoatish expressions on their face. Kirk is accused of bad judgment and cowardice. This was full of social inadequacies and it lacks basic competence. A JAG officer lurks. Kirk refers to a woman as a girl. Everyone presumes all lawyers are men. The female JAG officer is the prosecution. This was inane. Respect is not prioritised.

A crazy lawyer aids Kirk. The dead random is the Records Officer. Tension is not inflamed. Spock says he is half Vulcanian. People seem all too ready to suspect Kirk of panic and malice. The Enterprise has a Personnel Officer. McCoy has valour awards? Boredom is pervasive. What is an ion storm? There is no unprecedented tension. The JAG bint is brutal in her will. This was all incompetence. WTF is an ion pod?

Kirks gets covered in honour, glory and hope when the plot against him is revealed. But first he has to face baseless rumours. A ruthless pursuit of vengeance is revealed. Kirk is told his total authority over others means he never accepts mistakes. The dead random’s daughter annoys. There is no volatility or thorough grilling. The JAG officer thinks she is much feared.

The dead random isn’t dead. The random is not a genuine threat. The defence lawyer starts grandstanding. I do not care one whit. Kirk’s career does not do a spectacular flameout. McCoy waves a wand. The adversarial process ends. The random did egregious actions. He and this ep were woefully inadequate.

Best Lines:
“Long voyages in deep space.”

“Unerasbale blot on the record.”

“United Starship Republic.”

“An obsessive crackpot who’s escaped from his keeper.”

“Extreme emergency that did not then exist.”

“There was no malice.”

“The emergency did not as yet exist.”

“You sound bitter captain.”

“Ruining Jim won’t change what happens.”

The Return Of The Archons
On a Wild West planet, people in cowls and waving sticks mind control people. Spock sneers about vacant contentment. The Wild West people have a Festival which is like The Purge. Heat beams aka lasers endanger the Enterprise. McCoy is brainwashed by an evil computer and Kirk is in peril but he still talks a computer to death. This was dumb as hell.

Z Nation 5x02

A New Life
Lydia Hearst and Mario Van Peebles have joined the cast. I missed 5x01. Black Rainbow has caused zombies to talk and think instead of wiping out all life. Warren has found herself a man (Pebbles). Survivors gather at a compound and plan to remake the ruins of what was once North America. 10k and Sarge hang out. Various new characters run around. 10k has no pulse and the old Murphy bite on the back of his neck attracts attention. So his ordeal in season 3 still affects him.

10k gets his shirt off. According to a form he was born in 1999 and his ethnicity is white. Red shows up. Murphy bothers people. The title card has changed and is icky. Domesticated zombies lurk. Did Warren leave her man to be eaten? People don’t tell 10k about Red until they do. People talk about the black rain. Who is Pandora aka mask woman?

Warren has a flashback. New character George runs the survivors compound. The show has a budget again. Roman set up the survivors compound. He is ex-Zona. George is tough. Sun Mei is back. Where did people vanish to in season 4? Sun Mei shrugs it off. A zombie named Dante likes George. Citizen Z lurks. 10k and Red reunite. Sarge stole 10k. A bomb seems to kill people after an important vote. This was okay and intriguing.

Best Lines:
“Except for that, I am unarmed.”

“You made me have hope.”

“Mortally challenged.”

“Biohazard research.”

“Bag of rotting jerky.”

Trust 1x06

John, Chapter 11
I won’t watch 1x07. Paul III is feared dead. Paul Sr is crazy. Paul II is a hypocrite. There are flashbacks. This bored. Paul Sr faces an unwanted pregnancy.

NCIS (2003-?) 6x13

Broken Bird
Why does Tony act like he’s special ed? Torri Higginson and W. Morgan Sheppard (and his son) guest star. An ancient computer is fawned over. Ducky yaps and some woman recgnoises him after decades and stabs him. Ducky was involved in war crimes. Tony is rude and racist. People shrug off Ducky’s alleged crimes. Then it turns out the death of Afghan man 30 years ago was all about Ducky's manpain. Oh GTFO.

Best Line:
“Overcome with the urge to stick a knife in him.”
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