‘The Blacklist’ 1x03 promo
There will be no review of ‘Timetrap’.
Marvel plan a Peggy Carter TV show?
Heston Blumenthal’s Meat Fruit was yum.
“Three special sons who require constant neglect.”
“Can you die happy now?”
“Snot gobbling twerp.”
On ‘Hollyoaks’: Clare blew up a building as part of a failed revenge ploy. Paul escaped from jail and ran her over. Yay, the showkiller Clare is dead! That endless plotline of her ruining the friendship of the credulous stupid Max and poor put-upon OB was rubbish. Sadly Darren is not dead. Ash dies. Dodger cops on that his half brother Will is a murderous psycho and Will leaves him to die. It’s hard to care because Dodger is a prat who emotes by taking his shirt off. Dodger doesn’t die. Will is worried. Doug dies. Trevor is sad. Cindy and Mercedes batter Paul to death with a handy shovel. Why is there a shovel? No-one in Hollyoaks has a garden. Ste has a good cry about Doug. Oh now he cares? Ste is a vivid festering sore. The fat, lazy and ignorant Dennis bores as Leanne is dying. Lindsey steals a body bag and sets about covering up Paul’s murder. Where is John Paul during all this? Danny tells Ste he is his father.
“I’m just a chav.”
“What you just did wasn’t reasonable force.”
“I just hurt him over and over again.”
Cleared out a 1998 tape. It began with the original 1970s movie ‘Black Christmas’ in which Olivia Hussey and Margot Kidder are college girls menaced by an obscene phone caller. This overlooked film predates ‘Halloween’. Hussey shouts all her lines, nobody notices the murderous loon in the attic and the setting is squalid, hermetic and dystopian. Margot Kidder’s character utters uncouth words and is stabbed to death with a crystal unicorn by the deeply anti-rational loon. This was dull, boring and the plot hinges on dated technology.
Then came a ‘Vengeance Unlimited’ ep ‘Bitter End’ in which a woman is stalked by a crazy convict (Tobin Bell) who she testified against. Mr Chapel takes down the two-bit crim. This was dull.
“Once upon a time I had a really bad Monday.”
Finally there was a season 4 ‘Xena Warrior Princess’ ep ‘The Convert’ in which Joxer gets way too much screen time. Gabrielle wears a silly outfit and a villain (Kathryn Morris of ‘Cold Case’) returns. Everyone yaps. The villain is a nut and she and Xena have a silly fight. This was Morris before she starved herself, injected her lips and sewed on fake hair. The baddie seethes with resentment, Gabrielle is a really annoying well meaning tolerant minded new ager and the final fight is ridiculous. This was silly.