June 24th, 2020


I Miss 'Traveler'

I loved this show and miss it. Jay's FBI file said was born in 1989, aged 26, 6 foot tall and straight. Did Will assemble their 'manifesto' on Windows Movie Maker? Will was Pyro in the 'X-Men' films. Where did Pyro go? One wonders how Tyler got into grad school? They'll never fix what Will did. Will was my fav character.

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Movie Review: Unseen: The Cleveland Strangler (2017)

This documentary is about the 2009 serial killer case of Anthony Sowell which I had never heard of before. A sex offender released in 2005 had 11 bodies in his house and garden by 2009. People seemed to aggressively ignore all the evidence he was a serial killer. The 11 missing women were not investigated and at first the bodies were not IDed.

There is talk of crack, hookers and addiction and robbery, all taking place in Ohio. There is creepy CCTV of Sowell chasing a woman who threw herself out of a window to get away from him. WTF are Chore Boys? A shopkeeper says Sowell cleaned up the garbage. Charming. Children were neglected. Victims friends and family speak. A pastor orates. The area smelt and nobody noticed. What is EBT?

An attacked woman was not helped or deemed credible. Sowell's sexual predator evaluation said he was low risk. There was another live victim and it took 3 weeks for a cop to talk to her. The FBI finally showed up when the bodies were found in his house. Sowell was 50, he called his sister and admitted it.

This was good, disturbing, horrifying and anger inducing. Nobody had any sense of urgency despite multiple reports of missing women and Sowell attacking people. This tragedy was a grotesque spectacle and people are anguished and Sowell had no shame. He pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Victims were IDed by DNA. He was tried in 2011.

The psycho killer had a sick life pattern. Another escapee was ignored. She was terrified, bleeding, battered and people ignored her. The jury deliberated for 15 hours and he was convicted and got the death sentence. His house was torn down. One escapee got sober and a masters degree in social work. Another is still troubled.

Best Lines:

“Moral judgement.”

“Since Jesus walked.”

“My dad divorced us.”

“Father would never show up.”

“Boas and little hot pants.”

“Do everything to get it.”

“Turn people into bums.”

“High on the drug.”

“They not normal.”

“Smoking that crack.”

“Not that right.”

“Respect level is somewhat different.”

“Screamed, fought or tried to get away.”

“Street people.”

“Fit in with that lifestyle.”

“Very caring person. When she was sober.”

“Some sick people out there.”

“Spirit of God.”

“Social ills of our community.”

“Had to leave, I was bleeding on their floor.”

“They don't listen to women.”

“Do 15 years my way.”

“One of his many faults.”

“Deeply disturbing questions.”

“How did you not see this?”

“Body get dug up out of your backyard!”

“Body! Had no head on it!”

“Tell what?”

“Nobody helped me.”

“People don't take serious.”

“Didn't want to see.”

“Wasn't very careful.”

“Horrific memory.”

“Church people turned the other way.”

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Trailers, Quotes & Stuff

'The Trouble With Maggie Cole' 1x04 promo

Maggie is upset at being called on her racism.

Best Lines:

“It'll be fun.”

“Will it?”

'The Rezort' trailer


'The Babysitter's Club' trailer

“I'd rather have headlice. Again.”

'Stargirl' 1x07 promo

Looks like 'Gladiators'.

'Unsolved Mysteries' promo


'Irresistible' promo

“You're the DC elite.”

'Viceroy's House' promo

“Divided India for oil.”

Beer battered chips – nice.

Sparkling Mexican lime & lemongrass presse – nice.

Someone burnt the Tree Of Life in St Anne's Park. Bastards.

RIP Joel Schumacher.

Who saw 'Cousins'?

I want to read 'Dceased: Hope At World's End', 'Red Mother' issues 4 to 7, 'Dceased Unkillables' issue 3, 'Pandemica' issue 5, 'Dceased: Dead Planet' issue 1 and 'Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity' issue 4.

'Mancs In Mumbai' was annoying.

'Disappeared' Quotes:

Money may be in jeopardy.”

“Full of implications.”


“Told him to go away.”

“Greed is a horrible thing and it makes people do ugly things.”

“Fighting a guy in the street.”

'Gilmore Girls' Quotes:

“Disgraceful behaviour even by your standards.”

'The Irish Times' Quotes:

“Exists in a live environment.”

“Stands widely accused of complacency.”

“Hugely needed confrontation.”

“Moral mantle.”

“Onlookers watched as the medical team performed a rough Caesarean on Aida Maria's corpse in the middle of the hospital hallway.”

“Long overshadowed his legacy.”

“Expressed regret and sympathy but little contrition.”

“Disturbing developments.”

“Meant to unite.”

“Sincere intentions.”

“Hard-fought position.”

“An emphasis on loyalty.”

“Triumph of his life.”

“Make civilised life impossible in many parts of the globe.”

“A bumbling idiot who visits us far too often.”

“Treats our home as his own.”

“Never brings anything to contribute to the household.”

“Encouraging anger and division.”

“Ethics of acceptability politics.”

Sometimes retainers do their best to discourage custom.”


“Agenda list.”

“A wife in a courthouse who shot her cheating husband and said she regretted only that she hadn't been able to get “the other woman”, too.”

“A pseudo intellectual who spouts quotes or soundbites from literature he clearly hasn't read,”

“Find his personality very irritating.”

“Shouldn't feel driven out of my home.”

“Clearly defined seperation of living spaces.”

“The impact this possibility might have on your life and relationship.”

“Induce seriousness in the discussion.”

“Challenge of school attendance was removed from his life.”

“Court-granted annoymity.”

“Outrage begat outrage.”

“Character was so cruelly tarnished by their spiteful lies.”

'Designated Survivor' Quotes:

“I told you that in confidence.”

“That was your mistake.”

“Every shred of your existence scrubbed from the public record.”

“You were the least qualified to be president.”

“What kind of friend?”

“The kind with security clearance.”

'Panorama' Quotes:

“Wanting means nothing.”

“Social distress.”

“What they're going to encourage.”

“No saving the system now.”

“Wouldn't come out of his bedroom.”

“Societal collapse.”

'Evidence Of Evil' Quote:

“Coastal fields.”

'Our Little Cruelties' Quotes:

“We started to call him Saint Luke but that backfired because he seemed to like it.”

“That was the day it stopped being funny.”

“Seemed like he was almost normal, whatever normal was,”

“He made a crucifix out of planks of wood and stabbed himself with a bread knife in the hands and feet and went as Jesus Christ,”

“Cinema was still the apex of our enterainment experience.”

“Let Brian out of the car to pee. The first time, he couldn't go 'because there was a cow watching'.”

“Harbour grudges for weeks.”

“The family joke.”

“Became a figure of either pity or ridicule in the media when he was photographed shoeless, busking on Grafton Street, being heckled by teenagers.”

'Arranged' Quotes:

“Lose them from our culture.”

“Why is your wife mad?”

“Cry faces.”

'The Mindy Project' Quote:

“You burned down the church at my grandmother's funeral.”

'Dr Phil' Quotes:

“Strong accusations were flying.”

“Learn to say the right things.”

“All going to be whores.”

“I know who the liar is.”

“What on earth is he promising her?”

“Depraved sinners.”

“Horrible person.”

“Spanking room.”

“Fearful room.”

'RTE News' Quotes:

“I don't think he has the competence to carry out the job.”

“Lacked an awareness of world geography.”

“Isn't any guiding principle.”

'Killer Families' Quotes:

“Priest of the evil.”

“Female type clothing.”

“Time to be a better mother.”

“Not your average person.”

“Notorious history.”

“Black magic, witchcraft books.”

'Thatcher: A Very British Revolution' Quotes:

“Take them back.”

“You can't.”

“We've got to.”

“Condemning totally.”

“Militarily take back.”

“If the fleet doesn't sail, this government will fall.”

“Digging for Norman.”

“8000 mile journey.”

“All the awful things that could happen.”

“British stock.”

“Encirclement force.”

“Weakness would tempt him.”

“Right wing agenda.”

“Flying pickets.”

“Stage a major encounter.”


“Defining herself in terms of her enemeis.”

“Faithful supporters.”

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Fear Response

In a flashback to 1998 Jessica (the mom) visited Martin in lockup. He was and is evil and sly and wasn't a very good example. Ainsley (the sister) wants psycho dad's attention. Did Jessica know about psycho dad? Jessica tantrums in the street and she owns Malcolm's loft. Malcolm nearly hurls himself out of a window to his death during a night terror. Jessica acts like it's nothing unusual.

Jessica sneaks and psycho dad bends minds to his purpose. Nobody called the police on Malcolm's glass shattering high dive? Malcolm has a shrink, his child shrink. Malcolm shakes with fear and the quirky coroner is quirky. Psycho dad has a tv.

There are unusual events in NY. This is not a stirring depiction of deep dysfucntion. This is not surprisingly affecting. Malcolm is no stranger to violence. A man's brain is stolen and Malcolm smiles. This was camp and not a classy edifying affair. Psycho dad rings a NYPD precinct to harass his son. HOW?

A shrink (a 'Timeless' actress) caused all this. Ainsley whines. The shrink's psych department were doing experiments. Malcolm shoves a man off his head on LSD off a building. Jessica wants to control Malcolm and did Jessica know? When Malcolm called the NYPD on his dad aged 10; why did they believe him? Why didn't they think it was a prank? What did he say? Malcolm endured trauma as a child. Jessica is as bad a mother as the 'Gilmore Girls' bint.

There are reasonable concerns but no fevered interest. There is a violent clash and this was ill lit. There was and is a poisonous culture in Malcolm's family. Pyscho dad alludes and Malcolm says the NYPD is the arbiter of right and wrong. Ohhh, I wonder what season 2 will be like.

Bad guys do bad things for no good purpose. The dark realms of psycho dad's mind are hinted at. One has lowered expectations for this show. Jessica's family has the money. Jessica's drama is a stupid distraction. Malcolm continues to act in 'perfectly normal' fashion. This was goodish.

Best Lines:

“Overlooks things.”

“Never getting out of here.”

“Never come back here.”

“Gin also works.”

“Lot of letters after his name.”

“Cause of death is no brain?”

“Arbiter of the human fear response.”

“Capable of that level of sadism.”

“All I know is what you want me to know.”

“Socially immature.”

“Complaint letter.”

“How off the books?”

“Latent psychosis.”

“You knew what I was.”

“You have no idea what your father is capable of!”

“Regrets can evolve into fears.”

“Flush your ashes down the Port Authority's most disgusting toilet.

Designer Complicity

Malcolm has family memories and he has no fear of arousing Jessica's anger. An influencer is murdered. Did psycho dad marry Jessica to buy his way into society? People talk of stalkers. Malcolm handles things badly and wants to see his father's case files. Jessica lurks and annoys unrestingly. Jessica is intrinsically involved with and emotionally abusive to her son. Psycho dad plays games and Malcolm has no injuries from hurling himself through the window in 1x03. His sister bitches, oh get a real job bint.

Jessica has no loving solidarity and she does not apologise for hitting her son. This was arduous and not stirring, chilling or unsettling. Jessica is shady about the bitter dissolution of her family. This was not tense or gritty. There are more flashbacks. Malcolm lies and the sister whines and annoys and is a flamethrower reporter.

What is Malcolm's rationale? He watches a videotaped interview from 1998. Jessica hasn't aged since 1998. Psycho dad contributes to a sense of chaos. This was not good. Jessica claimed she didn't know and I don't believe her. Malcolm gurns and has a huge tv. What is Jessica's drive? She is just a rich bitch with a marble facade. She hangs out at a homeless shelter. She was complicit and is bitchy and vile. She makes Malcolm say sorry to her. This was medicore. The sister visits the father for some notice. Psycho dad is a notorious case of relentless cruelty. Jessica was on 'Scandal', the quirky corpse cutter was Lane on 'Gilmore Girls' and the guy who played 'Iron Fist' was supposed to be Malcolm until the recast.

Best Lines:

“Loved her back a little too much.”

“Keep that promise for 20 years.”

“Cosy winks.”

“Did my mother know you were a serial killer?”

“Which answer do you want to hear?”

“Truly terrible idea.”

“Vicious whispers.”

“Creepy profile vision.”

“Can you not touch me with your shaky bandage hand?”

“All kinds of weirdo.”

“Reeked of discount perfume.”

The Trouble With Maggie Cole 1x03

People want the principle to resign because of his chatty wife. Maggie nags and bullies her useless thick husband. The unbearable school secretary is unbearbale. This was flaccid. Maggie is droll and chases after people she offended expecting forgiveness. This was bland. Maggie won't stop flapping her gob. This and she are irredemably awful. Maggie is racist some more. Gangsters show up to bore. It's always all about Maggie.

Best Line:

“Provide for their woman.”


Episode 2

Jeanne is held in a big remote house in the countryside. Jeanne is heartily disliked. People take terrible risks. She has clear aggressive intent and lies. Damien is reacting very hostilely. Nothing about this is memorable. There is talk of e-codes. Damien has furious anger and the cop makes all knowing proclimations. There is conniving and Damien's bimbo wife has militant incommpetence.

Things are divisive, ugly and consequential. This was a blundering misstep and the fat killer has a family hostage and he bores. Another creep shows up. One has lowered expectations for this. Damien broods and this ep did not go down well. You can see a cameraman reflected in the new nutter's laptop screen. Damien has another stalker in new nutter. This was ridiculous. I'm done.

Best Line:

“Time the blood spoke.”

The Masterpiece Society

The ship is meant to look for a stellar core fragment when they encounter a lost colony that practices eugenics. Riker does his weird cowboy leg up posing. Picard wears his fatboy jacket. The colony lot are rude and smug. LaForge rants about the transporter ignoring all the mishaps it has caused. Picard orates and Troi romances. There is an anti choice agenda. This was dull and the ending where people want to leave their colony and Picard won't help them is vile.

Best Line:

“Tell our children such ghastly stories.”

“Done too much to help them.”

The Tholian Web

Kirk talks about mental disease. McCoy talks about a message tape. Spock and McCoy sneer at each other after Kirk is feared dead. This was okay.

Book 27

I haven't seen the rest of the season, yet. The 'heroine' has 4 loud daughters and an annoying mother. A woman thinks her unborn child is possessed. 'Lost' and 'Person Of Interest' guy is a a minion of satan or something. 'Luke Cage' does quasi profound speeches. There is an evil fertility clinic. The heroine may or may not have gone evil after killing someone. This was iffy.

Best Lines:

“Go sow it somewhere else!”

“So tired of people not listening to me!”

“A serial killer sits outside of my house.”