‘Fringe’ 5x08 promo
The Observers had a cunning plan all along. Oh dear.
‘Switch’ 1x04 promo
Grace goes psycho, Hannah is selfish and the WOK return. I’m not sure.
‘Once Upon A Time’ 1x11 promo
There will be no review of ‘Secret State’ 1x02.
‘Fawlty Towers’ Quotes:
“May I ask what you were expecting to see out of a Torquay hotel bedroom window? Sydney Opera House perhaps? The Hanging Gardens of Babylon?”
“I shall expect a reduction.”
“Why? Because Krakatoa’s not erupting at the moment?”
“You scabby old bat!”
I watched ‘The Secret of Crickley Hall’ 1x01 and it was awful. It had Suranne Jones gurning as a hysterical woman. Tom Ellis (of ‘The Fades’) as her put upon husband. David Warner was the all knowing handy-man and in the incoherent 1940’s flashbacks we get Douglas Henshall (of ‘Primeval’) as a baddie with OTT hair oil. The plot is a mish mash of mad wifey corroding relationships, ominous stares and evil goings on at a 1940s orphanage. It was ludicrous and wifey was stupid.
“Toys have to be earned, like everything else.”
“Food is a reward, not a right.”
“For a guy his age he was in terrific shape.”
“You mean apart from being dead?”
“The night reeks of fornication and bad consciences‘.”
Sean Connery turned down the role of Gandalf, good.
The wedding day bus crash fallout continues on ‘Hollyoaks’ with Will Savage finally reappearing on screen after his ill advised foray into serial killer fanboy antics. Doug is still wearing that horrible old man sweater and it takes Jacqui of all people to point out that he is now stepdad to Ste’s children. Jacqui continues her breakdown as she hunts down Rhys’ lover unaware she got it right when she accused Cindy. Dodger Savage annoys with his daddy issues. Leah and Lucas are hilariously unimpressed with step daddy Doug and they’re toddlers. Ste wakes up, probably as he can’t abide Doug’s rotten acting.
Cleared out a tape from 1997. It opened with a season 1 ‘Earth: Final Conflict’ ep ‘Float Like A Butterfly’ in which an alien probe shows up in Amish country and unleashes CGI butterflies. Weird stuff happens. This was ugh. Then came a season 2 ‘Profiler’ ep ‘Birthright’ in which there are more grim murders. This show had nice creepy unsettlingly moist opening credits.
Then there was a ‘Xena Warrior Princess’ ep ‘The Royal Couple of Thieves’ in which Xena, Gabrielle and the king of thieves (Bruce Campbell) have to steal the Ark of the Covenant. This was dull with bad acting.
“He once killed a man with only a rose petal.”
Finally there was another ‘Xena Warrior Princess’ ep ‘Tsunami’ which rips off ‘The Poseidon Adventure’ in a flurry of naff SFX and bad bad acting.