‘August: Osage County’ TV spot
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:
“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.”
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.
“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.”