Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth
From the author of 'Divergent' and 'Insurgent' comes this fantasy tale. 10 years ago Sloane and her 4 friends defeated the Dark One and saved the world. Now they deal with fame, PTSD and side effects. This was good. A 1/3 of a way through the book, the plot takes an abrupt turn sending the plot off in a totally different direction. This was dark, complex and Sloane and co learn the Dark One wasn't what they thought, nor was his goal. And prophecy is what you make it. Also the line between a Dark One and a Chosen One is very very fine. Will there be a sequel to deal with the consequences of the ending?
“World-destroying lord of evil.”
“Earths emptied of human life by some sort of plague – the houses still intact, the morning's breakfast rotten on the table.”
“Make our nightly sojourn into the underworld feel...inconsequential?”
Since when is the green ranger reliant on chaos energy? The green ranger talks to Billy, not the team. Adam loses his mind. The MMPR have to run from putties. Aisha is angry, rightly so. Where did the dragon coin come from? Grace isn't sorry and threatens the MMPR.
How is Billy trying to help by lying, stealing and betraying Zordon and his friends? Billy says he needs to reveal his treason on his terms. This was pitiful. Zedd is boring and plotting. Don't the MMPR ever go to school? I DO NOT like this.
“I can see you, you vile monster!”
“I believe it's time that humanity had a say in its own protection.”
'Honest Trailers: Cobra Kai'
“Bad ass snake.”
“2 word vocbulary.”
“So stuck in the past.”
'Star Trek: Picard' trailer
So much promise, wasted.
'School's out Forever' trailer
This is an 'Afterblight' movie!!!!!
'Superman & Lois' trailer
A 'Growing Rich' actress was on 'Midsomer Murders'!
RIP Mira Furlan.
“Terrorists and sex offenders have decimated the balaclava industry.”
“Some guy running a middling provincal pub.”
“I don't know why it closed down.”
“2 people were stabbed to death there.”
“Driven into mental collapse.”
“Catherer up your Rees-Mog.”
“Forcibly encouraged by his family and the wider community to become an in-patient here.”
'Channel 4 News' Quotes:
“Shunned his company.”
“All for shock content.”
“Gotten several drinks thrown at my car.”
“Make up my narrative for me.”
“Tension starts to ignite.”
'Til Kingdom Come' Quotes:
“Felt like we were forgotten.”
“Necessary prophetic events.”
“Sowing good seed into good ground.”
“Cannot trust their neighbours.”
“Contributed very negatively.”
“Speak of an empty land.”
“Facts of history.”
“My mind won't be changed on that.”
“Partnership of God.”
“Heavy potential for escalation.”
'The Irish Times' Quotes:
“Depraved, drunken madman.”
“Stalked by death, even by the standards of the early 19th-century.”
“So pervasive that it had killed one in seven of all people who had ever lived.”
“No evidence of human presence there.”
“Confused and distressed.”
“”Bermuda Triangle stuff”.”
“Fight to exclude patients massing outside the door.”
“Untroubled by historic echoes.”
“Gets angry about not getting enough attention and shouts down the phone.”
“Arguing with anyone,”
“Micro-thonged social media sensation.”
'Law & Order' Quote:
'Midsomer Murders' Quotes:
“You will not be welcome there!”
'BBC News' Quote:
“Compliance for compliance.”
'RTE News' Quotes:
“Victim empathy courses.”
'How To Be A Good President' Quotes:
“Decency in the White House.”
“Devious, nasty, conspiratorial scumbags.”
“Couldn't make friends.”
“Take government off the backs off the great people of America.”
“Domination of all peoples on the Earth.”
“Oprah Winfrey gone mad.”
“God, the flag and then the office of the president.”
“Ruined a man and a presidency.”
“We anticipated thousands of millenia to bring the galaxy under the Domination of the Draka.”
“I saw your ancestors leaving for Alpha Centauri, and wept with envy...”
“I'm not human, but my ancestors were; and what they dreamed, we are.”
Push Comes To Shove
Monique sets Oren and Neveah up to be expelled. Bette gets bail. Shane's boyfriend is not nice and molests him in a toilet. Why is June helping Bette? Delia pushed Cassie. There is no moral worth and things are terribly wrong.
Shane isn't enjoying life as much as he'd expected to. There is no credibility. There is bad acting and saunas. Ramon shows off his tattoos and trashy actions. This was not eagerly anticipated. There is no focus or consistency. Shane punches Ramon. This was cringe worthy and incredibly crazy. Ramon is dubious. This does not resonate.
Cruz flip flops. Ramon is hostile. Bette's mom is spiteful. There is discontent, cruelty and farce. This was not wholesome. Nobody is concientious. There is toxic BS. There is no camaraderie. Delia's career is protected. One feels indifference.
There is vast carelessness. Oren tells Dev the toilet molester to be good to Shane. There is grossly irresponsible parenting. Bette is not the victim here. This was facile. Things are insidious. Cassie's awful. Things are angsty and fractious and there are tangible grave consequences. Things are absurd and grotesque.
Nabil and Delia mutter. Neveah ruins Oren's chances. People prattle irresponsibly. This was unnecessary. Ramon's smug. A terrifying future awaits. Ramon is June's father because he was once a ho hired by June's mother. This was not disconcerting. There are no stark lessons. This was odd. Why is there continuing reverence for Ramon? He's not well-liked. Ramon is scorned.
There are gloomy circumstances. This was not enthralling. This was vulgar. People have compromised reputations. Everyone has the least likeable character traits. People are vengeful. Various misfortunes befall people. There are gloomy cirumstances. June's fake accent grates. Is this a limited series or will there be a season 2?
There is intellectual evil. People are callous. A coup is staged with sadistic glee. Caleb turns his coat. How is Bette allowed into the school? Cassie's back. Things are increasingly feverish. Darkness and decay hold illimitable dominion over all. Are Oren and Neveah still expelled? Who stabbed Ramon? Is he dead? There is no eerie power. There is no revelry. This was not a spectacle or a heady danse macabre. Sic transit gloria mundi.
“Not interested in his ass.”
“No one wants to see that on stage.”
“Make you a lonely, lonely man.”
“Nobody takes down Monique.”
“Life won't happen.”
“Every dream dead on arrival.”
“Trade on my talents.”
“I can guess what those might have been.”
“Keep him watching.”
“Old news before I ever started.”
“You're a star.”
“For how long?!?”
“Summer of lies.”
“Carve out our revenge.”
“Security escorting you out.”
“Turned away love, joy, children! I do one thing: nothing else.”
“Busted up ballerina.”
“Achieve great things.”
“Make a show of mercy?”
“Vault the chosen one to success, then drive him into the wilderness.”
Leavin' On Your Mind
This weird west show is not good. There is mumbling and bitterness and fury and chaos. Wynonna's actions are marked by acrimony and her unreasonable stance. The grimmest things are done. The plot is increasingly unlikely. Wynonna is oddly complacent about death and murder.
Wynonna has an endless capacity to act like a psycho. One is losing patience. Wynonna engages in public reckless gun usage, openly carries a gun and does 'edgy' dressing – respectable society has no place for her. This show is an indignity. TPTB can't construct a narrative. Doc Holliday aka Wyatt Earp's BFF is trash. There is yelling and Dolls is a useless character.
Wynonna is a rubbish 'hero' and this is rubbish. Who is the blonde cop? This was not insightful. This was very disatisfactory. The dumb sister doesn't tell about Doc Holliday being a bad un.
“Time to unearth the past.”
First Shot A Winner, Lads
Hickey is simmering with evil. Teeth can explode in air that cold. I dislike this show intensely. The ships water tanks are lead?!? Hickey stole a ring from a corpse. Crozier goes cold turkey after going Bligh. Lady Silence speaks and she's been there a month. There is reckless gun usage and this show is murky and small. A monster lurks. There are dark purposes and inevitability. Casting Jared Harris as a alcho seems tasteless. The poor monkey and the tinned food looks like puke. This was dull.
“Your kindess is unstoppable.”
“The dead room.”
“Rats trying to get in!”
“Denied protection of either ship!”
FitzJames is in command. It is 1848 and 2 weeks have passed since the previous ep. Coal, salt beef and flour and cheese are running out as is the lemon juice. The tins were bought from a low bidder. Also said cans are running out. The putrid tins have been tossed. FitzJames makes a bad decision. There are no beards and no cold breath. There is talk of a carnival. Lady Silence eats a dead seal. The doctor has a daughter. Why are there costumes and masks on board? FitzJames bleeds and the poor ship's monkey dies. Is nobody looking for the Inuit? The monster is so lame and fake looking.
Is FitzJames having a frost fair? People seem to be suffering from lead poisoning. Crozier comes out of his cabin. The Inuit woman cut her tongue out? The doctor troublemakes and Crozier wants to abandon both ships and walk out to Fort Resolution. And they want to ask the Inuit for help. How can snow burn? Hickey watches peril. They're doomed. There is fire, death and sun.
“Clearly unwinnable odds.”
“The point of no return.”
“Mr teeth and claws.”
“Does your gut hurt you?”
“Found themselves in hostile country.”
“Full of panic.”
“You're not in a stable, take that outside.”
“All that we miss.”
“What lies ahead.”
“Long and strange winter.”
Chapter Seventy-Seven: Climax
Weird videotapes bother people. People rant about the latest weirdo du jour. Archie wants to go to the naval academy and then he doesn't. Veronica lurks. Archie does 'music' and wants Betty. Veronica still calls her father daddy, is she 5? This was mundane. Wasn't her daddy in jail? He was dying but now he isn't. This was ill-conceived.
Veronica's daddy is lying and beating people up. Archie boxes. There is an unfolding crisis. Archie is a jerk. No one is disheartened or even shamed. Cheryl wants to be prom queen. Tensions stir and there are a series of least-worse choices. This was not frightening. People are vexed and irritable. People have grievances and there are diva turns, self serving tantrums and an over blown sense of deprivation and the reluctance to accept a world not totally under their control.
Archie has willingness to take his shirt off. This was unhinged from all social expectations and moral obligations. Veronica sings and Betty and Archie cheat. Cheryl makes sad faces and Jughead plots. Archie is rude and unravelling. Veronica's dad is mayor? This town is full of sociopathic nihilists. Cheryl's selfish and Archie is furious and awful. The prom is held and there is a generational opportunity. Cheryl wears a really slutty dress to prom.
Feelings are made abundantly clear. There are adverse effects and Archie has to confess his cheating to Veronica at the prom. Cheryl wins prom queen. There is weirdness. Veronica and Archie break up. This was not captivating and Archie is taunted. One is baffled at how crap this was. Serious cosideration about this shows direction is needed. Things are clunkily contrived. This was awkward and stilted. Cheryl is alone. This was not sinister, vicious or funny.
Veronica's distressed. Archie could care less. Archie is stifiling and is a terrible friend to Jughead. Relationships are in need of reapir. There are no values. Trust has been lost. This was tricky and creaking and there is incredulity and disbelief. Archie is unhelpful and agitating division. Archie is sharp and angry.
There is growing disregard. Cheryl is imperious and strident. This provokes ire. There is an utter lack of understanding social concern. There is bitterness and division. There are no valiant deeds and Archie is not a kindly young man. There is no pinnacle of glory. There is a facade of love. This was less affable just endlessly awful
“Destined to be alone.”
“My teenage Thor.”
“Sold your sex tapes.”
“His name is warbaby.”
“Where do we get a snuff film?”
“Just urban legends I thought.”
“Not according to Nicolas Cage movies.”
“X rated raves.”
“Why does everyone of our dances turn into a Jamie Leigh Curtis movie?”
“What's wrong my sugarpum?”
“Creepy video store guy.”
“I thought you picked me?”
“No big drama.”