epiphany_maria (epiphany_maria) wrote,

Trailers, Quotes and a 1998 Tape Tale

‘Sherlock’ 3x03 ‘His Last Vow’ promo
WTF is up with Mycroft? The new baddie shows his hand. Something bad happens. Oh dear.

‘August: Osage County’ TV spot
WTF? Is there anything Benedict Cumberbatch isn’t in?

Chocolate with a wonderfully zesty Valencia orange oil set in milk chocolate and encased in crisp dark chocolate = divine.
Chocolate with an indulgent centre with almonds, hazelnuts and crunchy fulltime wrapped in smooth milk chocolate = nice.
Choc with a deliciously indulgent centre combining Brazilian honey flavoured with a hint of apricot and set in a milk chocolate shell = nice.

So in Russian the jolly fat man who hands out gifts is known as Grandpa Frost.

There will be no review of ‘Banshee’ 1x06 ‘Wicks’.

‘Doctor Sleep’ Quotes:
“Yeah, they name em anything these days.”

“Remember Balloon Boy Dad? That’s apt to be you.”

“They look like people and I think the used to be people, but now they have lizardy thoughts.”

Cleared out a tape from 1998. It opened with a season 3 ‘Xena Warrior Princess’ episode ‘Forget Me Not’ in which a loose plot thread from the Rift Saga is tied up. Joxer featured way too much in this clip show. This episode was useless mostly due to TPTB's bizarre love of Joxer.

Then came a season 2 ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ episode ‘Halloween’ in which Angel broods, Buffy wears plaid trousers, Snyder sneers and Xander won’t button his shirt. A costume shop causes issues. The enobled Buffy bores, Bullfrog look-alike Ethan (the late Robin Sachs) debuts. Spike and Drusilla are unnecessary. Oz shows up. Willow sluts it up, Xander’s infamous solider skills debut, Giles scowls and his ‘dark past’ is mentioned. This was just silly.

Then came a season 1 ‘Earth: Final Conflict’ episode ‘Destruction’ in which the alien probe returns. The resistance sit around wearing a lot of purple while talking a lot. Sandoval scows, the not yet brainwashed Joshua Doors lurks and a mercenary (Paul Johansson of ‘One Tree Hill’ and ‘Highlander: The Raven’) shows up. This was dumb and disposable with bad SFX.

Finally there was an ‘X Files’ episode ‘Bad Blood’ which was the second vampire tale the show did after the awful ‘3’.  Mulder beats up a trash can and wears an ill fitting suit as he and Scully give conflicting accounts of a case of nocturnal exsanguinations. Scully shows off her manicure. Luke Wilson guest stars as the town sheriff. Mulder is either crass or put upon. Scully is either put upon or a shrike. This isn’t as funny as it thinks it is, why is Mulder singing the ‘Shaft’ theme song? I didn’t laugh once despite a magic fingers bed, Scully doing an autopsy with a screwdriver, Luke Wilson sporting big buck teeth, a runaway RV, drugged pizza, an ancient mobile phone, glowy green eyes and Mulder fending off a vampire with sunflower seeds.

Best Lines:
“They suck goats, hence the name.”

“That’s probably it, satanic cultists. Come on Scully.”

“Get those little legs moving.”

“I did not.”

“If there’s a point Mulder, please feel free to come to it.”

“They pulled up stakes.”
Tags: buffy the vampire slayer, sherlock, tape tales, thoughts, trailers, xfiles

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