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Obveeus
2017-10-10 12:25:35 UTC
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I watched:

LUCIFER: Our devilish hero continues to search for 'The Sinner Man'
while being sidetracked by the case of the week involving a comedian
with puppets. To prove the danger of guns, LUCIFER accidentally puts
his hand on a gun and then accidentally fires it at a suspect...with no
repercussions at all for shooting the guy. Meanwhile, the new police
chief from SMALLVILLE is starting to look like he must be The Sinner Man
as his plotline of secretly investigating the case makes very little sense.

THE GOOD DOCTOR: For some reason our main protagonist and his female
cohort have to go across town to pick up a liver so that it can be
transplanted into an elderly alcoholic. Is this a DALLAS remake? Along
the way, there is all kinds of stupidity involve a grounded helicopter,
a slow driving police car, open liver emergency surgery, and slushies.
Setting aside all that horrible plotline, we also find out that our main
protagonist's Autism largely takes the form of being a control freak who
hates JEOPARDY and thus simply refuses to answer any phrase put forth in
the form of a question. Meanwhile, back at the hospital, we see the
juxtaposition between some rich guy with mouth cancer who keeps smoking
anyway and gets his surgery and some (presumably) poor guy with a dying
liver who keeps drinking (but not really, except when he does) and
doesn't get his new liver. Bad episode all around.

SUBURRA: LA SERIE: The first episode of this Netflix crime drama
series. I had a lot of trouble figuring out how/if this series fit into
the world of the 2015 movie, SUBURRA. On one hand, the events opened
with a political situation that suggested that this series picked up the
next day. On the other hand, the only character I recognized was one
that didn't logically fit with this being future events. After watching
the episode I checked on line to find out that this series is supposed
to be a prequel to the film. I suppose that makes sense. In any case,
this series has the same large cast of characters: evil Catholic church,
evil politicians, evil gangsters, evil gypsies...and lots of people who
party, take drugs, and have orgies. This all leads to a convoluted
alliance between three unlikely linked characters...one and done for me,
though.

BONUSFAMILJEN: The first episode of this Netflix family dramedy series.
The premise here involves two people, each with kids, hooking up and
trying to raise those kids together...with both their exes still in the
parenting mix. The characters are all realistically flawed and the
situations are 'everyday' such as dealing with birthday parties and
school dynamics. I'll probably watch another episode, at least, but I'm
not sure this is my cup of tea.


What did you watch?
Ian J. Ball
2017-10-10 13:15:06 UTC
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What did you watch?
The Last Ship (recorded) - Two-episode season #4 finale. After a poor
start, this season did actually manage to end satisfactorily.
Especially, the penultimate episode, which was a pure "naval" battle,
where the Nathan James has to outsmart the three Greek destroyers in
order to locate EVOL!!1! crazy Vellek and the seeds - I especiallu
loved the ending in which they did an old-style "boarding party"! (that
never happens in the modern navy!!!). (P.S. If all three "captains"
were aboard the last Greek destroyer, then who was running the ship
while they were gone?! - Was stupid Kara left in charge?! P.P.S. I
loved the usual helmsman taking part in the boarding party! "Nobody
ever asked!..." Heh...)
The actual finale wasn't as satisfying as the penultimate, although
it was satisfying when Sasha finally put that bitch played by Sibylla
Deen down like a dog!!
Amazingly, the end of the finale actually sported a promo with
scenes for season #5, next summer! - when TNT ordered this one for
seasons #4 & #5, they must have decided to film the seasons
back-to-back... 'Cos this is definitely the first time we've ever
gotten preview scenes for the next season before.

Violetta (The Netflix) - Episode #1.51(?). In this one, in honor of the
"opening" of the special "practice room" in the back of the cafe, they
actually uncork a new song. (It's mostly so-so, though.) While Pablo is
invited to dinner with Angie at Violetta's house, Jade and Matias
conspire to steal back Angie's secret "envelop" from the P.I. (They
fail, 'natch.) The show introduces a new recurring character in the
form of Natalia's (little?) sister who joins the "estudio", much to
Natalia's chagrin. Finally, the "singing duel" between Violetta and
EVOL!!1! Ludmilla is held, and of couse Violetta wins the duel (causing
Ludmilla to have a tantrum - ha!).

Lucifer - Covered by Obv. Good episode.

The Gifted - Decent followup to the pilot - Amy Acker and Sean Teale
have to go "undercover" at a hospital to steal some medicine before
Blink's out-of-control powers destroy the mutant hideout/HQ. Back at
the HQ, Natalie Alyn Lind's Lauren has to use her powers to try to
counteract Blink's. In the subplots, <s>Jesse</s> Coby Bell tries to
intimidate Stephen Moyer into confessing. And Polaris is having a
generally bad time in prison...

Recorded for later: Just "The Brave".
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of "kill"?" - M-OC, "A Perilous Rescue" (ep. #2.9), LSW:TFA (08-10-2017)
Arthur Lipscomb
2017-10-10 13:49:16 UTC
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What did you watch?
The Last Ship (recorded) - Two-episode season #4 finale. After a poor
start, this season did actually manage to end satisfactorily.
Why do people always claim series got better *after* I stopped watching.
Post by Ian J. Ball
Especially, the penultimate episode, which was a pure "naval" battle,
I *liked* the naval battles. That was my favorite part of the show. :-/
Post by Ian J. Ball
where the Nathan James has to outsmart the three Greek destroyers in
order to locate EVOL!!1! crazy Vellek and the seeds - I especiallu loved
the ending in which they did an old-style "boarding party"! (that never
happens in the modern navy!!!). (P.S. If all three "captains" were
aboard the last Greek destroyer, then who was running the ship while
they were gone?! - Was stupid Kara left in charge?! P.P.S. I loved the
usual helmsman taking part in the boarding party! "Nobody ever
asked!..." Heh...)
  The actual finale wasn't as satisfying as the penultimate, although
it was satisfying when Sasha finally put that bitch played by Sibylla
Deen down like a dog!!
  Amazingly, the end of the finale actually sported a promo with scenes
for season #5, next summer! - when TNT ordered this one for seasons #4 &
#5, they must have decided to film the seasons back-to-back... 'Cos this
is definitely the first time we've ever gotten preview scenes for the
next season before.
Violetta (The Netflix) - Episode #1.51(?). In this one, in honor of the
"opening" of the special "practice room" in the back of the cafe, they
actually uncork a new song. (It's mostly so-so, though.) While Pablo is
invited to dinner with Angie at Violetta's house, Jade and Matias
conspire to steal back Angie's secret "envelop" from the P.I. (They
fail, 'natch.) The show introduces a new recurring character in the form
of Natalia's (little?) sister who joins the "estudio", much to Natalia's
chagrin. Finally, the "singing duel" between Violetta and EVOL!!1!
Ludmilla is held, and of couse Violetta wins the duel (causing Ludmilla
to have a tantrum - ha!).
Lucifer - Covered by Obv. Good episode.
The Gifted - Decent followup to the pilot - Amy Acker and Sean Teale
have to go "undercover" at a hospital to steal some medicine before
Blink's out-of-control powers destroy the mutant hideout/HQ. Back at the
HQ, Natalie Alyn Lind's Lauren has to use her powers to try to
counteract Blink's. In the subplots, <s>Jesse</s> Coby Bell tries to
intimidate Stephen Moyer into confessing. And Polaris is having a
generally bad time in prison...
Couldn't they just render Blink (more) unconscious or something? Or get
their hands on one of those power suppressors they use in the jail.
Speaking of jail, did the guards intentionally spread the word about the
pregnancy so the other inmates could target the baby? What was up with
that?!?!
Post by Ian J. Ball
Recorded for later: Just "The Brave".
I watched:


Supergirl - "Girl of Steel" - Season 3 kicks off to an excellent start
with Supergirl still mourning the loss of Mon-El, so she's throwing
herself into her super work at the expense of Kara's work life. There
were some pretty good battles/effects (although I did wonder if the sub
was going to break in half). I actually wondered who directed this
episode. I also liked how Supergirl dealt with Profit, I mean Morgan
Edge at the end. It reminded me of what George Reeves's Superman once
did to one of the villains.


Extinct - "Brother's Keeper" - Episode 2 is still holding my interest.


Family Guy - "Foxx in the Men House" - Already covered.


Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer - The first trailer was really
underwhelming. But this new one, now that's how you do a Star Wars
trailer! A few hours before the trailer dropped I read an article that
the director was telling people not to watch the trailer if they want to
avoid spoilers. After watching that trailer (several times), I can
certainly see what he meant. But come on! Like we're not going to
watch the new Star Trailer, *especially* after being warned not to!

Anyway, if you want to avoid spoilers, do *not* watch *this* trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=Q0CbN8sfihY
Obveeus
2017-10-10 14:20:47 UTC
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What did you watch?
The Last Ship (recorded) - Two-episode season #4 finale. After a poor
start, this season did actually manage to end satisfactorily.
Why do people always claim series got better *after* I stopped watching.
It's a trap!
Post by Arthur Lipscomb
Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer - The first trailer was really
underwhelming.  But this new one, now that's how you do a Star Wars
trailer!  A few hours before the trailer dropped I read an article that
the director was telling people not to watch the trailer if they want to
avoid spoilers.  After watching that trailer (several times), I can
certainly see what he meant.  But come on!  Like we're not going to
watch the new Star Trailer, *especially* after being warned not to!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=Q0CbN8sfihY
I've avoided watching the trailer. There is no need to watch trailers
for films I intend to watch in the theater. Speaking of which, AMC is
already emailing me about this film and telling me I need to buy tickets
before they run out.
anim8rfsk
2017-10-10 17:46:56 UTC
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What did you watch?
The Last Ship (recorded) - Two-episode season #4 finale. After a poor
start, this season did actually manage to end satisfactorily.
Why do people always claim series got better *after* I stopped watching.
I have a list of shows I'll send you ice cream if you'll stop watching
them?
Post by Arthur Lipscomb
Supergirl - "Girl of Steel" -
There's one now!

Season 3 kicks off to an excellent start
Post by Arthur Lipscomb
with Supergirl still mourning the loss of Mon-El, so she's throwing
herself into her super work at the expense of Kara's work life. There
were some pretty good battles/effects (although I did wonder if the sub
was going to break in half). I actually wondered who directed this
episode.
Jesse Warn, known for The Awful Arrow, The Awful Originals, The Awful
Riverdale ...

I also liked how Supergirl dealt with Profit, I mean Morgan
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Edge at the end. It reminded me of what George Reeves's Superman once
did to one of the villains.
You mean when he murdered them in cold (hah) blood?
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2017-10-10 23:02:40 UTC
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"Girl of Steel". Season 3 kicks off to an excellent start
with Supergirl still mourning the loss of Mon-El, so she's throwing
herself into her super work at the expense of Kara's work life. There
were some pretty good battles/effects (although I did wonder if the sub
was going to break in half). I actually wondered who directed this
episode. I also liked how Supergirl dealt with Profit, I mean Morgan
Edge at the end. It reminded me of what George Reeves's Superman once
did to one of the villains.
You mean when he murdered them in cold (hah) blood?
Hey, he told them to stay put; It's not his fault they tried to escape unsuited.
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2017-10-10 22:18:30 UTC
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"Girl of Steel". Season 3 kicks off to an excellent start
with Supergirl still mourning the loss of Mon-El, so she's throwing
herself into her super work at the expense of Kara's work life. There
were some pretty good battles/effects (although I did wonder if the sub
was going to break in half). I actually wondered who directed this
episode. I also liked how Supergirl dealt with Profit, I mean Morgan
Edge at the end. It reminded me of what George Reeves's Superman once
did to one of the villains.
You mean when he murdered them in cold (hah) blood?
Hey, he told them to stay put; It's not his fault they tried to escape unsuited.
Yeah, they should have just starved while freezing to death.
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Robin Miller
2017-10-10 15:20:25 UTC
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What did you watch?
The Last Ship (recorded) - Two-episode season #4 finale. After a poor
start, this season did actually manage to end satisfactorily.
Especially, the penultimate episode, which was a pure "naval" battle,
where the Nathan James has to outsmart the three Greek destroyers in
order to locate EVOL!!1! crazy Vellek and the seeds - I especiallu loved
the ending in which they did an old-style "boarding party"! (that never
happens in the modern navy!!!). (P.S. If all three "captains" were
aboard the last Greek destroyer, then who was running the ship while
they were gone?! - Was stupid Kara left in charge?! P.P.S. I loved the
usual helmsman taking part in the boarding party! "Nobody ever
asked!..." Heh...)
The actual finale wasn't as satisfying as the penultimate, although it
was satisfying when Sasha finally put that bitch played by Sibylla Deen
down like a dog!!
Amazingly, the end of the finale actually sported a promo with scenes
for season #5, next summer! - when TNT ordered this one for seasons #4 &
#5, they must have decided to film the seasons back-to-back... 'Cos this
is definitely the first time we've ever gotten preview scenes for the
next season before.
Yes, when TNT announced the renewal for seasons 4 and 5, it said that
they'd be filmed back to back, so season 5 is being filmed now or has
been completed.
Post by Ian J. Ball
The Gifted - Decent followup to the pilot - Amy Acker and Sean Teale
have to go "undercover" at a hospital to steal some medicine before
Blink's out-of-control powers destroy the mutant hideout/HQ. Back at the
HQ, Natalie Alyn Lind's Lauren has to use her powers to try to
counteract Blink's. In the subplots, <s>Jesse</s> Coby Bell tries to
intimidate Stephen Moyer into confessing. And Polaris is having a
generally bad time in prison...
I thought it was very good. It left me reasonably confident that the
series as a whole will be good, and that the satisfying premiere episode
wasn't a fluke.

BTW, I found out from reading Reddit last night that only 10 or 13
episodes were ordered. Wiki says 10, but someone on Reddit knows a
person working for the show, who supposedly said that there would be 13
episodes. But that sounds like the full first-season run, not just the
font-end order.

It was interesting to see Sharon Gless from Matt Nix's Burn Notice,
playing about the same character. Garret Dillahunt was in three episodes
of Burn Notice according to the IMDb, although I don't think I remember
him from the show (but I've seen him in a lot of things, and they get
mixed together in my memory). Chris Butler, who was the doctor at the
hospital that treated them, has been in a lot of things, but not BN,
according to IMDb.

--Robin
Adam H. Kerman
2017-10-10 16:14:33 UTC
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What did you watch?
The Last Ship (recorded) - Two-episode season #4 finale. After a poor
start, this season did actually manage to end satisfactorily.
Especially, the penultimate episode, which was a pure "naval" battle,
where the Nathan James has to outsmart the three Greek destroyers in
order to locate EVOL!!1! crazy Vellek and the seeds - I especiallu loved
the ending in which they did an old-style "boarding party"! (that never
happens in the modern navy!!!). (P.S. If all three "captains" were
aboard the last Greek destroyer, then who was running the ship while
they were gone?! - Was stupid Kara left in charge?! P.P.S. I loved the
usual helmsman taking part in the boarding party! "Nobody ever
asked!..." Heh...)
The actual finale wasn't as satisfying as the penultimate, although it
was satisfying when Sasha finally put that bitch played by Sibylla Deen
down like a dog!!
Amazingly, the end of the finale actually sported a promo with scenes
for season #5, next summer! - when TNT ordered this one for seasons #4 &
#5, they must have decided to film the seasons back-to-back... 'Cos this
is definitely the first time we've ever gotten preview scenes for the
next season before.
Yes, when TNT announced the renewal for seasons 4 and 5, it said that
they'd be filmed back to back, so season 5 is being filmed now or has
been completed.
Post by Ian J. Ball
The Gifted - Decent followup to the pilot - Amy Acker and Sean Teale
have to go "undercover" at a hospital to steal some medicine before
Blink's out-of-control powers destroy the mutant hideout/HQ. Back at the
HQ, Natalie Alyn Lind's Lauren has to use her powers to try to
counteract Blink's. In the subplots, <s>Jesse</s> Coby Bell tries to
intimidate Stephen Moyer into confessing. And Polaris is having a
generally bad time in prison...
I thought it was very good. It left me reasonably confident that the
series as a whole will be good, and that the satisfying premiere episode
wasn't a fluke.
BTW, I found out from reading Reddit last night that only 10 or 13
episodes were ordered. Wiki says 10, but someone on Reddit knows a
person working for the show, who supposedly said that there would be 13
episodes. But that sounds like the full first-season run, not just the
font-end order.
It was interesting to see Sharon Gless from Matt Nix's Burn Notice,
playing about the same character. Garret Dillahunt was in three episodes
of Burn Notice according to the IMDb, although I don't think I remember
him from the show (but I've seen him in a lot of things, and they get
mixed together in my memory). Chris Butler, who was the doctor at the
hospital that treated them, has been in a lot of things, but not BN,
according to IMDb.
Dillahunt played a bizarre crazed hitman on Burn Notice. There was an
attempt at story arc, but it was one of the show's worst plots. Dillahunt
is such an excellent actor, his scenes were always a pleasure despite
the horrible writing.

I personally believe that Dillahunt made the disappointing Sarah Connors
Chronicles watchable after they changed the show around.

The guy seems incapable of working with good scripts most of the time.
Maybe he's going for the acting challenge. A lot of Raising Hope was
decent and it was often entertaining, so it's one of the exceptional
bits of decent tv he's done.
Robin Miller
2017-10-10 16:57:32 UTC
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What did you watch?
The Last Ship (recorded) - Two-episode season #4 finale. After a poor
start, this season did actually manage to end satisfactorily.
Especially, the penultimate episode, which was a pure "naval" battle,
where the Nathan James has to outsmart the three Greek destroyers in
order to locate EVOL!!1! crazy Vellek and the seeds - I especiallu loved
the ending in which they did an old-style "boarding party"! (that never
happens in the modern navy!!!). (P.S. If all three "captains" were
aboard the last Greek destroyer, then who was running the ship while
they were gone?! - Was stupid Kara left in charge?! P.P.S. I loved the
usual helmsman taking part in the boarding party! "Nobody ever
asked!..." Heh...)
The actual finale wasn't as satisfying as the penultimate, although it
was satisfying when Sasha finally put that bitch played by Sibylla Deen
down like a dog!!
Amazingly, the end of the finale actually sported a promo with scenes
for season #5, next summer! - when TNT ordered this one for seasons #4 &
#5, they must have decided to film the seasons back-to-back... 'Cos this
is definitely the first time we've ever gotten preview scenes for the
next season before.
Yes, when TNT announced the renewal for seasons 4 and 5, it said that
they'd be filmed back to back, so season 5 is being filmed now or has
been completed.
Post by Ian J. Ball
The Gifted - Decent followup to the pilot - Amy Acker and Sean Teale
have to go "undercover" at a hospital to steal some medicine before
Blink's out-of-control powers destroy the mutant hideout/HQ. Back at the
HQ, Natalie Alyn Lind's Lauren has to use her powers to try to
counteract Blink's. In the subplots, <s>Jesse</s> Coby Bell tries to
intimidate Stephen Moyer into confessing. And Polaris is having a
generally bad time in prison...
I thought it was very good. It left me reasonably confident that the
series as a whole will be good, and that the satisfying premiere episode
wasn't a fluke.
BTW, I found out from reading Reddit last night that only 10 or 13
episodes were ordered. Wiki says 10, but someone on Reddit knows a
person working for the show, who supposedly said that there would be 13
episodes. But that sounds like the full first-season run, not just the
font-end order.
It was interesting to see Sharon Gless from Matt Nix's Burn Notice,
playing about the same character. Garret Dillahunt was in three episodes
of Burn Notice according to the IMDb, although I don't think I remember
him from the show (but I've seen him in a lot of things, and they get
mixed together in my memory). Chris Butler, who was the doctor at the
hospital that treated them, has been in a lot of things, but not BN,
according to IMDb.
Dillahunt played a bizarre crazed hitman on Burn Notice. There was an
attempt at story arc, but it was one of the show's worst plots. Dillahunt
is such an excellent actor, his scenes were always a pleasure despite
the horrible writing.
OK, thanks.
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I personally believe that Dillahunt made the disappointing Sarah Connors
Chronicles watchable after they changed the show around.
Yes, Cromartie was great on SCC.

--Robin
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2017-10-10 17:16:08 UTC
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What did you watch?
The Last Ship (recorded) - Two-episode season #4 finale. After a poor
start, this season did actually manage to end satisfactorily.
Especially, the penultimate episode, which was a pure "naval" battle,
where the Nathan James has to outsmart the three Greek destroyers in
order to locate EVOL!!1! crazy Vellek and the seeds - I especiallu loved
the ending in which they did an old-style "boarding party"! (that never
happens in the modern navy!!!). (P.S. If all three "captains" were
aboard the last Greek destroyer, then who was running the ship while
they were gone?! - Was stupid Kara left in charge?! P.P.S. I loved the
usual helmsman taking part in the boarding party! "Nobody ever
asked!..." Heh...)
  The actual finale wasn't as satisfying as the penultimate,
although it
was satisfying when Sasha finally put that bitch played by Sibylla Deen
down like a dog!!
  Amazingly, the end of the finale actually sported a promo with scenes
for season #5, next summer! - when TNT ordered this one for seasons #4 &
#5, they must have decided to film the seasons back-to-back... 'Cos this
is definitely the first time we've ever gotten preview scenes for the
next season before.
Yes, when TNT announced the renewal for seasons 4 and 5, it said that
they'd be filmed back to back, so season 5 is being filmed now or has
been completed.
Post by Ian J. Ball
The Gifted - Decent followup to the pilot - Amy Acker and Sean Teale
have to go "undercover" at a hospital to steal some medicine before
Blink's out-of-control powers destroy the mutant hideout/HQ. Back at the
HQ, Natalie Alyn Lind's Lauren has to use her powers to try to
counteract Blink's. In the subplots, <s>Jesse</s> Coby Bell tries to
intimidate Stephen Moyer into confessing. And Polaris is having a
generally bad time in prison...
I thought it was very good. It left me reasonably confident that the
series as a whole will be good, and that the satisfying premiere episode
wasn't a fluke.
BTW, I found out from reading Reddit last night that only 10 or 13
episodes were ordered. Wiki says 10, but someone on Reddit knows a
person working for the show, who supposedly said that there would be 13
episodes. But that sounds like the full first-season run, not just the
font-end order.
It was interesting to see Sharon Gless from Matt Nix's Burn Notice,
playing about the same character. Garret Dillahunt was in three episodes
of Burn Notice according to the IMDb, although I don't think I remember
him from the show (but I've seen him in a lot of things, and they get
mixed together in my memory). Chris Butler, who was the doctor at the
hospital that treated them, has been in a lot of things, but not BN,
according to IMDb.
Dillahunt played a bizarre crazed hitman on Burn Notice. There was an
attempt at story arc, but it was one of the show's worst plots. Dillahunt
is such an excellent actor, his scenes were always a pleasure despite
the horrible writing.
OK, thanks.
Post by Adam H. Kerman
I personally believe that Dillahunt made the disappointing Sarah Connors
Chronicles watchable after they changed the show around.
Yes, Cromartie was great on SCC.
He did a great job with THE GUEST BOOK this season as well.
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2017-10-10 16:19:50 UTC
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What did you watch?
The Last Ship (recorded) - Two-episode season #4 finale. After a poor
start, this season did actually manage to end satisfactorily.
Especially, the penultimate episode, which was a pure "naval" battle,
where the Nathan James has to outsmart the three Greek destroyers in
order to locate EVOL!!1! crazy Vellek and the seeds - I especiallu loved
the ending in which they did an old-style "boarding party"! (that never
happens in the modern navy!!!). (P.S. If all three "captains" were
aboard the last Greek destroyer, then who was running the ship while
they were gone?! - Was stupid Kara left in charge?! P.P.S. I loved the
usual helmsman taking part in the boarding party! "Nobody ever
asked!..." Heh...)
The actual finale wasn't as satisfying as the penultimate, although it
was satisfying when Sasha finally put that bitch played by Sibylla Deen
down like a dog!!
Amazingly, the end of the finale actually sported a promo with scenes
for season #5, next summer! - when TNT ordered this one for seasons #4 &
#5, they must have decided to film the seasons back-to-back... 'Cos this
is definitely the first time we've ever gotten preview scenes for the
next season before.
Yes, when TNT announced the renewal for seasons 4 and 5, it said that
they'd be filmed back to back, so season 5 is being filmed now or has
been completed.
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The Gifted - Decent followup to the pilot - Amy Acker and Sean Teale
have to go "undercover" at a hospital to steal some medicine before
Blink's out-of-control powers destroy the mutant hideout/HQ. Back at the
HQ, Natalie Alyn Lind's Lauren has to use her powers to try to
counteract Blink's. In the subplots, <s>Jesse</s> Coby Bell tries to
intimidate Stephen Moyer into confessing. And Polaris is having a
generally bad time in prison...
I thought it was very good. It left me reasonably confident that the
series as a whole will be good, and that the satisfying premiere episode
wasn't a fluke.
BTW, I found out from reading Reddit last night that only 10 or 13
episodes were ordered. Wiki says 10, but someone on Reddit knows a
person working for the show, who supposedly said that there would be 13
episodes. But that sounds like the full first-season run, not just the
font-end order.
It was interesting to see Sharon Gless from Matt Nix's Burn Notice,
playing about the same character. Garret Dillahunt was in three episodes
of Burn Notice according to the IMDb, although I don't think I remember
him from the show (but I've seen him in a lot of things, and they get
mixed together in my memory).
The Terminator Cromartie from SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES!
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What did you watch?
The Last Ship (recorded) - Two-episode season #4 finale. After a poor
start, this season did actually manage to end satisfactorily.
Especially, the penultimate episode, which was a pure "naval" battle,
where the Nathan James has to outsmart the three Greek destroyers in
order to locate EVOL!!1! crazy Vellek and the seeds - I especiallu
loved the ending in which they did an old-style "boarding party"! (that
never happens in the modern navy!!!). (P.S. If all three "captains"
were aboard the last Greek destroyer, then who was running the ship
while they were gone?! - Was stupid Kara left in charge?! P.P.S. I
loved the usual helmsman taking part in the boarding party! "Nobody
ever asked!..." Heh...)
The actual finale wasn't as satisfying as the penultimate, although
it was satisfying when Sasha finally put that bitch played by Sibylla
Deen down like a dog!!
Amazingly, the end of the finale actually sported a promo with
scenes for season #5, next summer! - when TNT ordered this one for
seasons #4 & #5, they must have decided to film the seasons
back-to-back... 'Cos this is definitely the first time we've ever
gotten preview scenes for the next season before.
The Greeks had some pretty sophisticated weapons although the Nathan
James was able to best them. I see next season the big bad comes from
South America or Central America who have their own sophisticated
weapons and defeat, at least initially, the whole of the U.S. Jebus,
just after they get the damn corn to grow again!
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Lucifer - Covered by Obv. Good episode.
Premature unfurling! Hah! That chyck was into it
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The Gifted - Decent followup to the pilot - Amy Acker and Sean Teale
have to go "undercover" at a hospital to steal some medicine before
Blink's out-of-control powers destroy the mutant hideout/HQ. Back at
the HQ, Natalie Alyn Lind's Lauren has to use her powers to try to
counteract Blink's. In the subplots, <s>Jesse</s> Coby Bell tries to
intimidate Stephen Moyer into confessing. And Polaris is having a
generally bad time in prison...
That's an understatement.

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Lucifer - Covered by Obv. Good episode.
Premature unfurling! Hah! That chyck was into it
And I think it was out of character for Lucy to not be at least
intrigued at having her dress up like the devil ...
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LUCIFER: Our devilish hero continues to search for 'The Sinner Man'
while being sidetracked by the case of the week involving a comedian
with puppets. To prove the danger of guns, LUCIFER accidentally puts
his hand on a gun and then accidentally fires it at a suspect...with no
repercussions at all for shooting the guy. Meanwhile, the new police
chief from SMALLVILLE is starting to look like he must be The Sinner Man
as his plotline of secretly investigating the case makes very little sense.
Well, you have to admit no one is going to suspect the puppet has a
gun instead of a control for the mouth. Though in a real show there
would be an investigation, but this show bends reality in many ways.
They tried to explain his secrecy as being due to his loss of someone
close to him (a wife?) due to his investigating the Sinner Man. That
said I do agree it doesn't make a lot of sense for him to show up in
LA and try to continue to chase the Sinner Man secretly.
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What did you watch?
I finished up my binge watch of MIDNITE, TX which I found to be a
great show. Lots of interesting characters and a lot of plots that end
up being related without being obviously tied to the main plot that
gets resolved by the end of the final episode. There was also a setup
for a second season. Though I have to wonder where they go as they
really took all of the characters on a journey of growth throughout
this season that I can't see them repeating in a second season. I
suppose if I had read the books I would see where things go (assuming
season 1 is only from the first book.)
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What did you watch?
I finished up my binge watch of MIDNITE, TX which I found to be a
great show. Lots of interesting characters and a lot of plots that end
up being related without being obviously tied to the main plot that
gets resolved by the end of the final episode. There was also a setup
for a second season. Though I have to wonder where they go as they
really took all of the characters on a journey of growth throughout
this season that I can't see them repeating in a second season. I
suppose if I had read the books I would see where things go (assuming
season 1 is only from the first book.)
Yes, I liked this one enough that I'd like to see it renewed for next
summer, despite my reservations about a few of the developments in the
finale.

If they get a season #2, I really hope they let us know what is up with
Arielle Kebbel's Olivia character. I'm still wondering if she's somehow
(partly?) supernatural...
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What did you watch?
I finished up my binge watch of MIDNITE, TX which I found to be a
great show. Lots of interesting characters and a lot of plots that end
up being related without being obviously tied to the main plot that
gets resolved by the end of the final episode. There was also a setup
for a second season. Though I have to wonder where they go as they
really took all of the characters on a journey of growth throughout
this season that I can't see them repeating in a second season. I
suppose if I had read the books I would see where things go (assuming
season 1 is only from the first book.)
Yes, I liked this one enough that I'd like to see it renewed for next
summer, despite my reservations about a few of the developments in the
finale.
If they get a season #2, I really hope they let us know what is up with
Arielle Kebbel's Olivia character. I'm still wondering if she's somehow
(partly?) supernatural...
Clearly she's not a normal human being with her ability to either
anticipate or move fast enough to counter attacks from vampires.
There's just no way even a Bruce Lee clone could do that.
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LUCIFER: Our devilish hero continues to search for 'The Sinner Man'
while being sidetracked by the case of the week involving a comedian
with puppets. To prove the danger of guns, LUCIFER accidentally puts
his hand on a gun and then accidentally fires it at a suspect...with no
repercussions at all for shooting the guy. Meanwhile, the new police
chief from SMALLVILLE is starting to look like he must be The Sinner Man
as his plotline of secretly investigating the case makes very little sense.
Well, you have to admit no one is going to suspect the puppet has a
gun instead of a control for the mouth.
But the dialog is "Ah, here's the trigger" right before he pulls the,
you know, trigger ...
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LUCIFER: Our devilish hero continues to search for 'The Sinner Man'
while being sidetracked by the case of the week involving a comedian
with puppets. To prove the danger of guns, LUCIFER accidentally puts
his hand on a gun and then accidentally fires it at a suspect...with no
repercussions at all for shooting the guy. Meanwhile, the new police
chief from SMALLVILLE is starting to look like he must be The Sinner Man
as his plotline of secretly investigating the case makes very little sense.
Well, you have to admit no one is going to suspect the puppet has a
gun instead of a control for the mouth.
But the dialog is "Ah, here's the trigger" right before he pulls the,
you know, trigger ...
Yes, but it's Lucifer so he's just thinking this is the way the
puppet's mouth is controlled. After all even the new boss has decided
he's a useful idiot. :)
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LUCIFER: Our devilish hero continues to search for 'The Sinner Man'
while being sidetracked by the case of the week involving a comedian
with puppets. To prove the danger of guns, LUCIFER accidentally puts
his hand on a gun and then accidentally fires it at a suspect...with no
repercussions at all for shooting the guy. Meanwhile, the new police
chief from SMALLVILLE is starting to look like he must be The Sinner Man
as his plotline of secretly investigating the case makes very little sense.
Well, you have to admit no one is going to suspect the puppet has a
gun instead of a control for the mouth.
But the dialog is "Ah, here's the trigger" right before he pulls the,
you know, trigger ...
Yes, but it's Lucifer so he's just thinking this is the way the
puppet's mouth is controlled. After all even the new boss has decided
he's a useful idiot. :)
Heh. I still wouldn't have used the word 'trigger' for what I found
shoving my hand up a puppet's butt.
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LUCIFER: Our devilish hero continues to search for 'The Sinner Man'
while being sidetracked by the case of the week involving a comedian
with puppets. To prove the danger of guns, LUCIFER accidentally puts
his hand on a gun and then accidentally fires it at a suspect...with no
repercussions at all for shooting the guy. Meanwhile, the new police
chief from SMALLVILLE is starting to look like he must be The Sinner Man
as his plotline of secretly investigating the case makes very little sense.
Nope. They cast the role of Sinner Man and it not Tom Welling.
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LUCIFER: Our devilish hero continues to search for 'The Sinner Man'
while being sidetracked by the case of the week involving a comedian
with puppets. To prove the danger of guns, LUCIFER accidentally puts
his hand on a gun and then accidentally fires it at a suspect...with no
repercussions at all for shooting the guy. Meanwhile, the new police
chief from SMALLVILLE is starting to look like he must be The Sinner Man
as his plotline of secretly investigating the case makes very little sense.
Nope. They cast the role of Sinner Man and it not Tom Welling.
At this point, I just want Welling to die horribly. He's giving a
hideous performance.
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LUCIFER: Our devilish hero continues to search for 'The Sinner Man'
while being sidetracked by the case of the week involving a comedian
with puppets. To prove the danger of guns, LUCIFER accidentally puts
his hand on a gun and then accidentally fires it at a suspect...with no
repercussions at all for shooting the guy. Meanwhile, the new police
chief from SMALLVILLE is starting to look like he must be The Sinner Man
as his plotline of secretly investigating the case makes very little sense.
Nope. They cast the role of Sinner Man and it not Tom Welling.
At this point, I just want Welling to die horribly. He's giving a
hideous performance.
The decommissioned hosts on WESTWORLD give more lively performances.
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LUCIFER: Our devilish hero continues to search for 'The Sinner Man'
while being sidetracked by the case of the week involving a comedian
with puppets. To prove the danger of guns, LUCIFER accidentally puts
his hand on a gun and then accidentally fires it at a suspect...with no
repercussions at all for shooting the guy. Meanwhile, the new police
chief from SMALLVILLE is starting to look like he must be The Sinner Man
as his plotline of secretly investigating the case makes very little sense.
Nope. They cast the role of Sinner Man and it not Tom Welling.
"Sinnerman,
Sinnerman,
Does whatever a Sinner can"
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LUCIFER: Our devilish hero continues to search for 'The Sinner Man'
while being sidetracked by the case of the week involving a comedian
with puppets. To prove the danger of guns, LUCIFER accidentally puts
his hand on a gun and then accidentally fires it at a suspect...with no
repercussions at all for shooting the guy. Meanwhile, the new police
chief from SMALLVILLE is starting to look like he must be The Sinner Man
as his plotline of secretly investigating the case makes very little sense.
The CC spell it Sinnerman as if it's his last name or something, like
Phil Sinnerman.

Clark Kent is so *obviously* Phil Sinnerman that he better not be.
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What did you watch?
SUPERGIRL / 3x01 / Girl of Steel

[Kara deals with the loss of Mon-El by focusing all her energy on being
Supergirl and the mysterious new threat against National City. Alex
confesses a secret to Maggie about their impending nuptials. A citizen
of National City has a mysterious connection to Kara, and Lena makes a
bold move.]

"Oh, come on, Alex. Your unrelenting seriousness is one of your best
qualities."

Kara and Mon-El soap opera. Alex and Maggie soap opera. The usual
liberal social agenda throughout the script. Kara is basically a bitch
to everyone because it's the nuance- and subtlety-free way that bad CW
writers *always* have their characters deal with loss. And c'mon. It was
Mon-El, after all. If he was really supposed to be portrayed as the love
of her life, then chalk that one up as a fail on the part of past
writers, as well. In any case, she's all better by the end of the
episode since that's also how CW writers handle this sort of thing: make
a character an asshat, but only for 42 minutes or less.

At the unveiling of a "Girl of Steel" statue, wackiness ensues when some
bad guys start torpedoing the event, and a young mother shows mysterious
signs of an ongoing role on the show. Later, Lena buys CatCo to keep
Evil Businessman Edge from doing so. In perhaps the only good exchange
of the entire outing, Alex asks Hank to walk her down the aisle at her
wedding. And how does that work, exactly? Will she and Maggie take turns
walking down the aisle or will they both walk down it together?

And some other questions. Why was that car parked sideways on the road
with those two people in it at the beginning of the episode? Why was
Lena slipping into and out of the actress's native accent throughout the
episode? Why was the mysterious mom freaking out when her daughter was
safely tucked under a piece of metal that wasn't touching her and was
posing no danger to her? And why didn't the daughter just crawl out from
under it? How long will it take the writers to forget that they just
made Supergirl strong enough to effortlessly raise a submarine up into
the air from underwater?

Grade: C-

THE GIFTED / 1x02 / rX

[After exerting her powers beyond their limits, Blink goes into a state
of shock, forcing Caitlin and Eclipse to go on a mission to find a
special serum that will help her to recover. Meanwhile, Reed faces some
difficult choices when it comes to helping his family, and Polaris runs
into some trouble.]

"A lot of people have been fighting this fight for a long time. And now
it's our turn."

In a flashback to a year ago, the Strucker family goes bowling, with
Lauren using her mutant abilities to cheat. Soon after, a young mutant
in a neighboring lane loses it for some unknown reason and damages the
bowling alley. Reed identifies himself as a prosecutor and encourages
the girl's father to get her out of there since she's technically in
deep doo-doo for damaging property with her ability, even though it was
accidental. Clearly this shows us that Reed is a jackbooted racist thug.
Meanwhile, Lauren wonders why the father and daughter had to be the ones
to leave, apparently missing the fact that the girl had just trashed the
place. Well, at least we know that the blonde part is natural.

In the present day, Kate, who we learn is a nurse, helps Blink to
recover from making like mass transit. She and one of the beautiful
people steal drugs from a hospital. In her less than ideal state, Blink
keeps inadvertently opening portals that threaten the others, but no one
thinks to just knock her unconscious for the time being. Instead, Lauren
and Andy use their powers to help keep the portals and authorities at
bay. In short, too much of this plot relies on the lame claim that
moving Blink is somehow too dangerous to consider. In the end, though,
the stolen drugs do their job and Blink is on the road to recovery.

On the Reed front, he spends the hour in the custody of Sentinel
Services, and they're looking to make to make an example with some
heavy-duty charges, including terrorism. They're also harassing his
mother and threatening to do similar things to other people close to
him. He eventually appears to be ready to make a deal that will keep his
family safe while doing something altogether different for the Mutant
Underground. We also learn that "It's not illegal to be a mutant."

Elsewhere, Polaris struggles to adjust to prison life, but at least
they're giving her a generous supply of cosmetics. And finally, because
I noticed the pattern halfway through the credits, I went back and did a
producer count and these are the insane numbers:

Producers: 1
Consulting Producers: 2
Co-Executive Producers: 7
Executive Producers: 11
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occupant makes the rescue imperative." -- Lt. Gordon Malloy, THE ORVILLE
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What did you watch?
THE GIFTED / 1x02 / rX
[After exerting her powers beyond their limits, Blink goes into a state
of shock, forcing Caitlin and Eclipse to go on a mission to find a
special serum that will help her to recover. Meanwhile, Reed faces some
difficult choices when it comes to helping his family, and Polaris runs
into some trouble.]
"A lot of people have been fighting this fight for a long time. And now
it's our turn."
In a flashback to a year ago, the Strucker family goes bowling, with
Lauren using her mutant abilities to cheat. Soon after, a young mutant
in a neighboring lane loses it for some unknown reason and damages the
bowling alley. Reed identifies himself as a prosecutor and encourages
the girl's father to get her out of there since she's technically in
deep doo-doo for damaging property with her ability, even though it was
accidental. Clearly this shows us that Reed is a jackbooted racist
thug. Meanwhile, Lauren wonders why the father and daughter had to be
the ones to leave, apparently missing the fact that the girl had just
trashed the place. Well, at least we know that the blonde part is
natural.
In the present day, Kate, who we learn is a nurse, helps Blink to
recover from making like mass transit. She and one of the beautiful
people steal drugs from a hospital. In her less than ideal state, Blink
keeps inadvertently opening portals that threaten the others, but no
one thinks to just knock her unconscious for the time being. Instead,
Lauren and Andy use their powers to help keep the portals and
authorities at bay. In short, too much of this plot relies on the lame
claim that moving Blink is somehow too dangerous to consider. In the
end, though, the stolen drugs do their job and Blink is on the road to
recovery.
On the Reed front, he spends the hour in the custody of Sentinel
Services, and they're looking to make to make an example with some
heavy-duty charges, including terrorism. They're also harassing his
mother and threatening to do similar things to other people close to
him. He eventually appears to be ready to make a deal that will keep
his family safe while doing something altogether different for the
Mutant Underground. We also learn that "It's not illegal to be a
mutant."
Elsewhere, Polaris struggles to adjust to prison life, but at least
they're giving her a generous supply of cosmetics. And finally, because
I noticed the pattern halfway through the credits, I went back and did
Producers: 1
Consulting Producers: 2
Co-Executive Producers: 7
Executive Producers: 11
You didn't grade this one - What's your grade?...
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of "kill"?" - M-OC, "A Perilous Rescue" (ep. #2.9), LSW:TFA (08-10-2017)
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What did you watch?
THE GIFTED / 1x02 / rX
[After exerting her powers beyond their limits, Blink goes into a state
of shock, forcing Caitlin and Eclipse to go on a mission to find a
special serum that will help her to recover. Meanwhile, Reed faces some
difficult choices when it comes to helping his family, and Polaris runs
into some trouble.]
"A lot of people have been fighting this fight for a long time. And now
it's our turn."
In a flashback to a year ago, the Strucker family goes bowling, with
Lauren using her mutant abilities to cheat. Soon after, a young mutant
in a neighboring lane loses it for some unknown reason and damages the
bowling alley. Reed identifies himself as a prosecutor and encourages
the girl's father to get her out of there since she's technically in
deep doo-doo for damaging property with her ability, even though it was
accidental. Clearly this shows us that Reed is a jackbooted racist
thug. Meanwhile, Lauren wonders why the father and daughter had to be
the ones to leave, apparently missing the fact that the girl had just
trashed the place. Well, at least we know that the blonde part is
natural.
In the present day, Kate, who we learn is a nurse, helps Blink to
recover from making like mass transit. She and one of the beautiful
people steal drugs from a hospital. In her less than ideal state, Blink
keeps inadvertently opening portals that threaten the others, but no
one thinks to just knock her unconscious for the time being. Instead,
Lauren and Andy use their powers to help keep the portals and
authorities at bay. In short, too much of this plot relies on the lame
claim that moving Blink is somehow too dangerous to consider. In the
end, though, the stolen drugs do their job and Blink is on the road to
recovery.
On the Reed front, he spends the hour in the custody of Sentinel
Services, and they're looking to make to make an example with some
heavy-duty charges, including terrorism. They're also harassing his
mother and threatening to do similar things to other people close to
him. He eventually appears to be ready to make a deal that will keep
his family safe while doing something altogether different for the
Mutant Underground. We also learn that "It's not illegal to be a
mutant."
Elsewhere, Polaris struggles to adjust to prison life, but at least
they're giving her a generous supply of cosmetics. And finally, because
I noticed the pattern halfway through the credits, I went back and did
Producers: 1
Consulting Producers: 2
Co-Executive Producers: 7
Executive Producers: 11
You didn't grade this one - What's your grade?...
Amy Acker stepped up in this one, but the whole bit where they
essentially said, "We can't move Blink and we can't knock her out
because PLOT!" was a little bit annoying, so I'll give it a B-.
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occupant makes the rescue imperative." -- Lt. Gordon Malloy, THE ORVILLE
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What did you watch?
SUPERGIRL / 3x01 / Girl of Steel
[Kara deals with the loss of Mon-El by focusing all her energy on being
Supergirl and the mysterious new threat against National City. Alex
confesses a secret to Maggie about their impending nuptials. A citizen
of National City has a mysterious connection to Kara, and Lena makes a
bold move.]
"Oh, come on, Alex. Your unrelenting seriousness is one of your best
qualities."
Kara and Mon-El soap opera. Alex and Maggie soap opera. The usual
liberal social agenda throughout the script. Kara is basically a bitch
to everyone because it's the nuance- and subtlety-free way that bad CW
writers *always* have their characters deal with loss. And c'mon. It was
Mon-El, after all. If he was really supposed to be portrayed as the love
of her life, then chalk that one up as a fail on the part of past
writers, as well. In any case, she's all better by the end of the
episode since that's also how CW writers handle this sort of thing: make
a character an asshat, but only for 42 minutes or less.
At the unveiling of a "Girl of Steel" statue, wackiness ensues when some
bad guys start torpedoing the event, and a young mother shows mysterious
signs of an ongoing role on the show. Later, Lena buys CatCo to keep
Evil Businessman Edge from doing so. In perhaps the only good exchange
of the entire outing, Alex asks Hank to walk her down the aisle at her
wedding. And how does that work, exactly? Will she and Maggie take turns
walking down the aisle or will they both walk down it together?
And some other questions. Why was that car parked sideways on the road
with those two people in it at the beginning of the episode? Why was
Lena slipping into and out of the actress's native accent throughout the
episode? Why was the mysterious mom freaking out when her daughter was
safely tucked under a piece of metal that wasn't touching her and was
posing no danger to her? And why didn't the daughter just crawl out from
under it? How long will it take the writers to forget that they just
made Supergirl strong enough to effortlessly raise a submarine up into
the air from underwater?
Did she just lift it to the surface, which wouldn't be too bad if it had
only slightly negative buoyancy, or did she lift it completely out of
the water?
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Grade: C-
THE GIFTED / 1x02 / rX
[After exerting her powers beyond their limits, Blink goes into a state
of shock, forcing Caitlin and Eclipse to go on a mission to find a
special serum that will help her to recover. Meanwhile, Reed faces some
difficult choices when it comes to helping his family, and Polaris runs
into some trouble.]
"A lot of people have been fighting this fight for a long time. And now
it's our turn."
In a flashback to a year ago, the Strucker family goes bowling, with
Lauren using her mutant abilities to cheat. Soon after, a young mutant
in a neighboring lane loses it for some unknown reason and damages the
bowling alley. Reed identifies himself as a prosecutor and encourages
the girl's father to get her out of there since she's technically in
deep doo-doo for damaging property with her ability, even though it was
accidental. Clearly this shows us that Reed is a jackbooted racist thug.
Meanwhile, Lauren wonders why the father and daughter had to be the ones
to leave, apparently missing the fact that the girl had just trashed the
place. Well, at least we know that the blonde part is natural.
In the present day, Kate, who we learn is a nurse, helps Blink to
recover from making like mass transit. She and one of the beautiful
people steal drugs from a hospital. In her less than ideal state, Blink
keeps inadvertently opening portals that threaten the others, but no one
thinks to just knock her unconscious for the time being. Instead, Lauren
and Andy use their powers to help keep the portals and authorities at
bay. In short, too much of this plot relies on the lame claim that
moving Blink is somehow too dangerous to consider. In the end, though,
the stolen drugs do their job and Blink is on the road to recovery.
On the Reed front, he spends the hour in the custody of Sentinel
Services, and they're looking to make to make an example with some
heavy-duty charges, including terrorism. They're also harassing his
mother and threatening to do similar things to other people close to
him. He eventually appears to be ready to make a deal that will keep his
family safe while doing something altogether different for the Mutant
Underground. We also learn that "It's not illegal to be a mutant."
Elsewhere, Polaris struggles to adjust to prison life, but at least
they're giving her a generous supply of cosmetics. And finally, because
I noticed the pattern halfway through the credits, I went back and did a
Producers: 1
Consulting Producers: 2
Co-Executive Producers: 7
Executive Producers: 11
Each one with a SURFACE tablet, circling kneecaps.
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What did you watch?
SUPERGIRL / 3x01 / Girl of Steel
[Kara deals with the loss of Mon-El by focusing all her energy on being
Supergirl and the mysterious new threat against National City. Alex
confesses a secret to Maggie about their impending nuptials. A citizen
of National City has a mysterious connection to Kara, and Lena makes a
bold move.]
"Oh, come on, Alex. Your unrelenting seriousness is one of your best
qualities."
Kara and Mon-El soap opera. Alex and Maggie soap opera. The usual
liberal social agenda throughout the script. Kara is basically a bitch
to everyone because it's the nuance- and subtlety-free way that bad CW
writers *always* have their characters deal with loss. And c'mon. It was
Mon-El, after all. If he was really supposed to be portrayed as the love
of her life, then chalk that one up as a fail on the part of past
writers, as well. In any case, she's all better by the end of the
episode since that's also how CW writers handle this sort of thing: make
a character an asshat, but only for 42 minutes or less.
At the unveiling of a "Girl of Steel" statue, wackiness ensues when some
bad guys start torpedoing the event, and a young mother shows mysterious
signs of an ongoing role on the show. Later, Lena buys CatCo to keep
Evil Businessman Edge from doing so. In perhaps the only good exchange
of the entire outing, Alex asks Hank to walk her down the aisle at her
wedding. And how does that work, exactly? Will she and Maggie take turns
walking down the aisle or will they both walk down it together?
And some other questions. Why was that car parked sideways on the road
with those two people in it at the beginning of the episode? Why was
Lena slipping into and out of the actress's native accent throughout the
episode? Why was the mysterious mom freaking out when her daughter was
safely tucked under a piece of metal that wasn't touching her and was
posing no danger to her? And why didn't the daughter just crawl out from
under it? How long will it take the writers to forget that they just
made Supergirl strong enough to effortlessly raise a submarine up into
the air from underwater?
Did she just lift it to the surface, which wouldn't be too bad if it had
only slightly negative buoyancy, or did she lift it completely out of
the water?
Completely out of the water. And not pointy end first, or anything like
that. And the bad guys on the sub were actively resisting.
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Grade: C-
THE GIFTED / 1x02 / rX
[After exerting her powers beyond their limits, Blink goes into a state
of shock, forcing Caitlin and Eclipse to go on a mission to find a
special serum that will help her to recover. Meanwhile, Reed faces some
difficult choices when it comes to helping his family, and Polaris runs
into some trouble.]
"A lot of people have been fighting this fight for a long time. And now
it's our turn."
In a flashback to a year ago, the Strucker family goes bowling, with
Lauren using her mutant abilities to cheat. Soon after, a young mutant
in a neighboring lane loses it for some unknown reason and damages the
bowling alley. Reed identifies himself as a prosecutor and encourages
the girl's father to get her out of there since she's technically in
deep doo-doo for damaging property with her ability, even though it was
accidental. Clearly this shows us that Reed is a jackbooted racist thug.
Meanwhile, Lauren wonders why the father and daughter had to be the ones
to leave, apparently missing the fact that the girl had just trashed the
place. Well, at least we know that the blonde part is natural.
In the present day, Kate, who we learn is a nurse, helps Blink to
recover from making like mass transit. She and one of the beautiful
people steal drugs from a hospital. In her less than ideal state, Blink
keeps inadvertently opening portals that threaten the others, but no one
thinks to just knock her unconscious for the time being. Instead, Lauren
and Andy use their powers to help keep the portals and authorities at
bay. In short, too much of this plot relies on the lame claim that
moving Blink is somehow too dangerous to consider. In the end, though,
the stolen drugs do their job and Blink is on the road to recovery.
On the Reed front, he spends the hour in the custody of Sentinel
Services, and they're looking to make to make an example with some
heavy-duty charges, including terrorism. They're also harassing his
mother and threatening to do similar things to other people close to
him. He eventually appears to be ready to make a deal that will keep his
family safe while doing something altogether different for the Mutant
Underground. We also learn that "It's not illegal to be a mutant."
Elsewhere, Polaris struggles to adjust to prison life, but at least
they're giving her a generous supply of cosmetics. And finally, because
I noticed the pattern halfway through the credits, I went back and did a
Producers: 1
Consulting Producers: 2
Co-Executive Producers: 7
Executive Producers: 11
Each one with a SURFACE tablet, circling kneecaps.
It's just crazy. I'm going to try to figure out if this is the new-ish
normal or if it only applies to newer shows. (Both this one and STD
being new, of course.)
--
Jim G. | A fan of the good and the bad, but not the mediocre
"Captain, respectfully submit that the attractiveness of the ship's
occupant makes the rescue imperative." -- Lt. Gordon Malloy, THE ORVILLE
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What did you watch?
SUPERGIRL / 3x01 / Girl of Steel
[Kara deals with the loss of Mon-El by focusing all her energy on being
Supergirl and the mysterious new threat against National City. Alex
confesses a secret to Maggie about their impending nuptials. A citizen
of National City has a mysterious connection to Kara, and Lena makes a
bold move.]
"Oh, come on, Alex. Your unrelenting seriousness is one of your best
qualities."
Kara and Mon-El soap opera. Alex and Maggie soap opera. The usual
liberal social agenda throughout the script. Kara is basically a bitch
to everyone because it's the nuance- and subtlety-free way that bad CW
writers *always* have their characters deal with loss. And c'mon. It was
Mon-El, after all. If he was really supposed to be portrayed as the love
of her life, then chalk that one up as a fail on the part of past
writers, as well. In any case, she's all better by the end of the
episode since that's also how CW writers handle this sort of thing: make
a character an asshat, but only for 42 minutes or less.
At the unveiling of a "Girl of Steel" statue, wackiness ensues when some
bad guys start torpedoing the event, and a young mother shows mysterious
signs of an ongoing role on the show. Later, Lena buys CatCo to keep
Evil Businessman Edge from doing so. In perhaps the only good exchange
of the entire outing, Alex asks Hank to walk her down the aisle at her
wedding. And how does that work, exactly? Will she and Maggie take turns
walking down the aisle or will they both walk down it together?
And some other questions. Why was that car parked sideways on the road
with those two people in it at the beginning of the episode? Why was
Lena slipping into and out of the actress's native accent throughout the
episode? Why was the mysterious mom freaking out when her daughter was
safely tucked under a piece of metal that wasn't touching her and was
posing no danger to her? And why didn't the daughter just crawl out from
under it? How long will it take the writers to forget that they just
made Supergirl strong enough to effortlessly raise a submarine up into
the air from underwater?
Did she just lift it to the surface, which wouldn't be too bad if it had
only slightly negative buoyancy, or did she lift it completely out of
the water?
Completely out of the water. And not pointy end first, or anything like
that. And the bad guys on the sub were actively resisting.
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Grade: C-
THE GIFTED / 1x02 / rX
[After exerting her powers beyond their limits, Blink goes into a state
of shock, forcing Caitlin and Eclipse to go on a mission to find a
special serum that will help her to recover. Meanwhile, Reed faces some
difficult choices when it comes to helping his family, and Polaris runs
into some trouble.]
"A lot of people have been fighting this fight for a long time. And now
it's our turn."
In a flashback to a year ago, the Strucker family goes bowling, with
Lauren using her mutant abilities to cheat. Soon after, a young mutant
in a neighboring lane loses it for some unknown reason and damages the
bowling alley. Reed identifies himself as a prosecutor and encourages
the girl's father to get her out of there since she's technically in
deep doo-doo for damaging property with her ability, even though it was
accidental. Clearly this shows us that Reed is a jackbooted racist thug.
Meanwhile, Lauren wonders why the father and daughter had to be the ones
to leave, apparently missing the fact that the girl had just trashed the
place. Well, at least we know that the blonde part is natural.
In the present day, Kate, who we learn is a nurse, helps Blink to
recover from making like mass transit. She and one of the beautiful
people steal drugs from a hospital. In her less than ideal state, Blink
keeps inadvertently opening portals that threaten the others, but no one
thinks to just knock her unconscious for the time being. Instead, Lauren
and Andy use their powers to help keep the portals and authorities at
bay. In short, too much of this plot relies on the lame claim that
moving Blink is somehow too dangerous to consider. In the end, though,
the stolen drugs do their job and Blink is on the road to recovery.
On the Reed front, he spends the hour in the custody of Sentinel
Services, and they're looking to make to make an example with some
heavy-duty charges, including terrorism. They're also harassing his
mother and threatening to do similar things to other people close to
him. He eventually appears to be ready to make a deal that will keep his
family safe while doing something altogether different for the Mutant
Underground. We also learn that "It's not illegal to be a mutant."
Elsewhere, Polaris struggles to adjust to prison life, but at least
they're giving her a generous supply of cosmetics. And finally, because
I noticed the pattern halfway through the credits, I went back and did a
Producers: 1
Consulting Producers: 2
Co-Executive Producers: 7
Executive Producers: 11
Each one with a SURFACE tablet, circling kneecaps.
It's just crazy. I'm going to try to figure out if this is the new-ish
normal or if it only applies to newer shows. (Both this one and STD
being new, of course.)
Well, remember, Bryan Singer is surrounded by sycophants. It was
reported that on Supergayman Lives, he had TWO full time psychiatrists
following him around.

DIE NASTY has 6 executive producers, an associate producer, a
co-producer, and 3 developed by credits. But some of those slots are
filled by the real shows creators and may be effectively honorary.

STD is so top heavy because they kept firing people but let them keep
their now completely phony baloney titles.

Inhumans is the one I suspect would be a real mess, because, Marvel, and
location filming.
Lets see ... 2 executive producers, 1 producer, 2 co-producers, 1
production executive, and one ... "transmedia producer" - I gather he's
in charge of the cross dressers.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transmedia_storytelling

Transmedia storytelling (also known as transmedia narrative or
multiplatform storytelling) is the technique of telling a single story
or story experience across multiple platforms and formats using current
digital technologies, not to be confused with traditional cross-platform
media franchises, sequels, or adaptations.
Henry Jenkins, author of the seminal book Convergence Culture, warns
that this is an emerging subject and different authors have different
understandings of it. He warns that the term "transmedia" per se means
"across media" and may be applied to superficially similar, but
different phenomena. In particular, the concept of "transmedia
storytelling" should not to be confused with traditional cross-platform,
"transmedia" media franchises,[1] or "media mixes".
From a production standpoint, transmedia storytelling involves creating
content[2] that engages an audience using various techniques to permeate
their daily lives.

That's as far as I got before I ran screaming, literally decimated.
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THE GIFTED / 1x02 / rX
[After exerting her powers beyond their limits, Blink goes into a state
of shock, forcing Caitlin and Eclipse to go on a mission to find a
special serum that will help her to recover. Meanwhile, Reed faces some
difficult choices when it comes to helping his family, and Polaris runs
into some trouble.]
"A lot of people have been fighting this fight for a long time. And now
it's our turn."
In a flashback to a year ago, the Strucker family goes bowling, with
Lauren using her mutant abilities to cheat. Soon after, a young mutant
in a neighboring lane loses it for some unknown reason and damages the
bowling alley. Reed identifies himself as a prosecutor and encourages
the girl's father to get her out of there since she's technically in
deep doo-doo for damaging property with her ability, even though it was
accidental. Clearly this shows us that Reed is a jackbooted racist thug.
Meanwhile, Lauren wonders why the father and daughter had to be the ones
to leave, apparently missing the fact that the girl had just trashed the
place. Well, at least we know that the blonde part is natural.
In the present day, Kate, who we learn is a nurse, helps Blink to
recover from making like mass transit. She and one of the beautiful
people steal drugs from a hospital. In her less than ideal state, Blink
keeps inadvertently opening portals that threaten the others, but no one
thinks to just knock her unconscious for the time being. Instead, Lauren
and Andy use their powers to help keep the portals and authorities at
bay. In short, too much of this plot relies on the lame claim that
moving Blink is somehow too dangerous to consider. In the end, though,
the stolen drugs do their job and Blink is on the road to recovery.
On the Reed front, he spends the hour in the custody of Sentinel
Services, and they're looking to make to make an example with some
heavy-duty charges, including terrorism. They're also harassing his
mother and threatening to do similar things to other people close to
him. He eventually appears to be ready to make a deal that will keep his
family safe while doing something altogether different for the Mutant
Underground. We also learn that "It's not illegal to be a mutant."
Elsewhere, Polaris struggles to adjust to prison life, but at least
they're giving her a generous supply of cosmetics. And finally, because
I noticed the pattern halfway through the credits, I went back and did a
Producers: 1
Consulting Producers: 2
Co-Executive Producers: 7
Executive Producers: 11
Each one with a SURFACE tablet, circling kneecaps.
It's just crazy. I'm going to try to figure out if this is the new-ish
normal or if it only applies to newer shows. (Both this one and STD
being new, of course.)
Well, remember, Bryan Singer is surrounded by sycophants. It was
reported that on Supergayman Lives, he had TWO full time psychiatrists
following him around.
I wonder how that made him feel.
Post by anim8rfsk
DIE NASTY has 6 executive producers, an associate producer, a
co-producer, and 3 developed by credits. But some of those slots are
filled by the real shows creators and may be effectively honorary.
STD is so top heavy because they kept firing people but let them keep
their now completely phony baloney titles.
Inhumans is the one I suspect would be a real mess, because, Marvel, and
location filming.
Lets see ... 2 executive producers, 1 producer, 2 co-producers, 1
production executive, and one ... "transmedia producer" - I gather he's
in charge of the cross dressers.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transmedia_storytelling
Transmedia storytelling (also known as transmedia narrative or
multiplatform storytelling) is the technique of telling a single story
or story experience across multiple platforms and formats using current
digital technologies, not to be confused with traditional cross-platform
media franchises, sequels, or adaptations.
Henry Jenkins, author of the seminal book Convergence Culture, warns
that this is an emerging subject and different authors have different
understandings of it. He warns that the term "transmedia" per se means
"across media" and may be applied to superficially similar, but
different phenomena. In particular, the concept of "transmedia
storytelling" should not to be confused with traditional cross-platform,
"transmedia" media franchises,[1] or "media mixes".
From a production standpoint, transmedia storytelling involves creating
content[2] that engages an audience using various techniques to permeate
their daily lives.
That's as far as I got before I ran screaming, literally decimated.
Crazy, and while it seems to be bloating more and more on the producer
side of things, it's part of a long-established trend. Look at movies.
Credits were originally listed only for the director, the writer(s), and
the producer (only one in the beginning). Heck, you could fit all of it
on one or two screens of big fonts. Nowadays, everyone down to
hairdressers and personal assistants and craft services folks get
included by name and it can take ten minutes to roll credits, even with
tiny fonts. I guess it's like a Hollywood version of a participation trophy.
--
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"Captain, respectfully submit that the attractiveness of the ship's
occupant makes the rescue imperative." -- Lt. Gordon Malloy, THE ORVILLE
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THE GIFTED / 1x02 / rX
[After exerting her powers beyond their limits, Blink goes into a state
of shock, forcing Caitlin and Eclipse to go on a mission to find a
special serum that will help her to recover. Meanwhile, Reed faces some
difficult choices when it comes to helping his family, and Polaris runs
into some trouble.]
"A lot of people have been fighting this fight for a long time. And now
it's our turn."
In a flashback to a year ago, the Strucker family goes bowling, with
Lauren using her mutant abilities to cheat. Soon after, a young mutant
in a neighboring lane loses it for some unknown reason and damages the
bowling alley. Reed identifies himself as a prosecutor and encourages
the girl's father to get her out of there since she's technically in
deep doo-doo for damaging property with her ability, even though it was
accidental. Clearly this shows us that Reed is a jackbooted racist thug.
Meanwhile, Lauren wonders why the father and daughter had to be the ones
to leave, apparently missing the fact that the girl had just trashed the
place. Well, at least we know that the blonde part is natural.
In the present day, Kate, who we learn is a nurse, helps Blink to
recover from making like mass transit. She and one of the beautiful
people steal drugs from a hospital. In her less than ideal state, Blink
keeps inadvertently opening portals that threaten the others, but no one
thinks to just knock her unconscious for the time being. Instead, Lauren
and Andy use their powers to help keep the portals and authorities at
bay. In short, too much of this plot relies on the lame claim that
moving Blink is somehow too dangerous to consider. In the end, though,
the stolen drugs do their job and Blink is on the road to recovery.
On the Reed front, he spends the hour in the custody of Sentinel
Services, and they're looking to make to make an example with some
heavy-duty charges, including terrorism. They're also harassing his
mother and threatening to do similar things to other people close to
him. He eventually appears to be ready to make a deal that will keep his
family safe while doing something altogether different for the Mutant
Underground. We also learn that "It's not illegal to be a mutant."
Elsewhere, Polaris struggles to adjust to prison life, but at least
they're giving her a generous supply of cosmetics. And finally, because
I noticed the pattern halfway through the credits, I went back and did a
Producers: 1
Consulting Producers: 2
Co-Executive Producers: 7
Executive Producers: 11
Each one with a SURFACE tablet, circling kneecaps.
It's just crazy. I'm going to try to figure out if this is the new-ish
normal or if it only applies to newer shows. (Both this one and STD
being new, of course.)
Well, remember, Bryan Singer is surrounded by sycophants. It was
reported that on Supergayman Lives, he had TWO full time psychiatrists
following him around.
I wonder how that made him feel.
Post by anim8rfsk
DIE NASTY has 6 executive producers, an associate producer, a
co-producer, and 3 developed by credits. But some of those slots are
filled by the real shows creators and may be effectively honorary.
STD is so top heavy because they kept firing people but let them keep
their now completely phony baloney titles.
Inhumans is the one I suspect would be a real mess, because, Marvel, and
location filming.
Lets see ... 2 executive producers, 1 producer, 2 co-producers, 1
production executive, and one ... "transmedia producer" - I gather he's
in charge of the cross dressers.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transmedia_storytelling
Transmedia storytelling (also known as transmedia narrative or
multiplatform storytelling) is the technique of telling a single story
or story experience across multiple platforms and formats using current
digital technologies, not to be confused with traditional cross-platform
media franchises, sequels, or adaptations.
Henry Jenkins, author of the seminal book Convergence Culture, warns
that this is an emerging subject and different authors have different
understandings of it. He warns that the term "transmedia" per se means
"across media" and may be applied to superficially similar, but
different phenomena. In particular, the concept of "transmedia
storytelling" should not to be confused with traditional cross-platform,
"transmedia" media franchises,[1] or "media mixes".
From a production standpoint, transmedia storytelling involves creating
content[2] that engages an audience using various techniques to permeate
their daily lives.
That's as far as I got before I ran screaming, literally decimated.
Crazy, and while it seems to be bloating more and more on the producer
side of things, it's part of a long-established trend. Look at movies.
Credits were originally listed only for the director, the writer(s), and
the producer (only one in the beginning). Heck, you could fit all of it
on one or two screens of big fonts. Nowadays, everyone down to
hairdressers and personal assistants and craft services folks get
included by name and it can take ten minutes to roll credits, even with
tiny fonts. I guess it's like a Hollywood version of a participation trophy.
Plus, it's something they can screw you out of.
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SUPERGIRL / 3x01 / Girl of Steel
[Kara deals with the loss of Mon-El by focusing all her energy on being
Supergirl and the mysterious new threat against National City. Alex
confesses a secret to Maggie about their impending nuptials. A citizen
of National City has a mysterious connection to Kara, and Lena makes a
bold move.]
"Oh, come on, Alex. Your unrelenting seriousness is one of your best
qualities."
Kara and Mon-El soap opera. Alex and Maggie soap opera. The usual
liberal social agenda throughout the script. Kara is basically a bitch
to everyone because it's the nuance- and subtlety-free way that bad CW
writers *always* have their characters deal with loss. And c'mon. It was
Mon-El, after all. If he was really supposed to be portrayed as the love
of her life, then chalk that one up as a fail on the part of past
writers, as well. In any case, she's all better by the end of the
episode since that's also how CW writers handle this sort of thing: make
a character an asshat, but only for 42 minutes or less.
At the unveiling of a "Girl of Steel" statue, wackiness ensues when some
bad guys start torpedoing the event, and a young mother shows mysterious
signs of an ongoing role on the show. Later, Lena buys CatCo to keep
Evil Businessman Edge from doing so. In perhaps the only good exchange
of the entire outing, Alex asks Hank to walk her down the aisle at her
wedding. And how does that work, exactly? Will she and Maggie take turns
walking down the aisle or will they both walk down it together?
And some other questions. Why was that car parked sideways on the road
with those two people in it at the beginning of the episode? Why was
Lena slipping into and out of the actress's native accent throughout the
episode? Why was the mysterious mom freaking out when her daughter was
safely tucked under a piece of metal that wasn't touching her and was
posing no danger to her? And why didn't the daughter just crawl out from
under it? How long will it take the writers to forget that they just
made Supergirl strong enough to effortlessly raise a submarine up into
the air from underwater?
Did she just lift it to the surface, which wouldn't be too bad if it had
only slightly negative buoyancy, or did she lift it completely out of
the water?
Completely out of the water. And not pointy end first, or anything like
that. And the bad guys on the sub were actively resisting.
How? Jumping up and down as hard as they could?
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SUPERGIRL / 3x01 / Girl of Steel
[Kara deals with the loss of Mon-El by focusing all her energy on being
Supergirl and the mysterious new threat against National City. Alex
confesses a secret to Maggie about their impending nuptials. A citizen
of National City has a mysterious connection to Kara, and Lena makes a
bold move.]
"Oh, come on, Alex. Your unrelenting seriousness is one of your best
qualities."
Kara and Mon-El soap opera. Alex and Maggie soap opera. The usual
liberal social agenda throughout the script. Kara is basically a bitch
to everyone because it's the nuance- and subtlety-free way that bad CW
writers *always* have their characters deal with loss. And c'mon. It was
Mon-El, after all. If he was really supposed to be portrayed as the love
of her life, then chalk that one up as a fail on the part of past
writers, as well. In any case, she's all better by the end of the
episode since that's also how CW writers handle this sort of thing: make
a character an asshat, but only for 42 minutes or less.
At the unveiling of a "Girl of Steel" statue, wackiness ensues when some
bad guys start torpedoing the event, and a young mother shows mysterious
signs of an ongoing role on the show. Later, Lena buys CatCo to keep
Evil Businessman Edge from doing so. In perhaps the only good exchange
of the entire outing, Alex asks Hank to walk her down the aisle at her
wedding. And how does that work, exactly? Will she and Maggie take turns
walking down the aisle or will they both walk down it together?
And some other questions. Why was that car parked sideways on the road
with those two people in it at the beginning of the episode? Why was
Lena slipping into and out of the actress's native accent throughout the
episode? Why was the mysterious mom freaking out when her daughter was
safely tucked under a piece of metal that wasn't touching her and was
posing no danger to her? And why didn't the daughter just crawl out from
under it? How long will it take the writers to forget that they just
made Supergirl strong enough to effortlessly raise a submarine up into
the air from underwater?
Did she just lift it to the surface, which wouldn't be too bad if it had
only slightly negative buoyancy, or did she lift it completely out of
the water?
Completely out of the water. And not pointy end first, or anything like
that. And the bad guys on the sub were actively resisting.
How? Jumping up and down as hard as they could?
Heh. Presumably by flooding the ballast tanks, setting the dive planes
appropriately, etc. I don't recall actual dialogue, but we saw the crew
battling against her efforts.
--
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"Captain, respectfully submit that the attractiveness of the ship's
occupant makes the rescue imperative." -- Lt. Gordon Malloy, THE ORVILLE
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2017-10-12 17:33:02 UTC
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THE GIFTED / 1x02 / rX
[After exerting her powers beyond their limits, Blink goes into a state
of shock, forcing Caitlin and Eclipse to go on a mission to find a
special serum that will help her to recover. Meanwhile, Reed faces some
difficult choices when it comes to helping his family, and Polaris runs
into some trouble.]
"A lot of people have been fighting this fight for a long time. And now
it's our turn."
In a flashback to a year ago, the Strucker family goes bowling, with
Lauren using her mutant abilities to cheat. Soon after, a young mutant
in a neighboring lane loses it for some unknown reason and damages the
bowling alley. Reed identifies himself as a prosecutor and encourages
the girl's father to get her out of there since she's technically in
deep doo-doo for damaging property with her ability, even though it was
accidental.
"It's a crime to damage property with a mutant ability, even
accidentally."

Um, nope. 'Accident' means no mens rea component, which means no crime.
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We also learn that "It's not illegal to be a mutant."
Which avoids all the thorny real-world issues this would bring up,
because making it illegal to be a mutant would outlaw evolution.

How do you outlaw nature? What's next? Outlawing gravity? Outlawing the
speed of light?
Jim G.
2017-10-12 18:24:28 UTC
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THE GIFTED / 1x02 / rX
[After exerting her powers beyond their limits, Blink goes into a state
of shock, forcing Caitlin and Eclipse to go on a mission to find a
special serum that will help her to recover. Meanwhile, Reed faces some
difficult choices when it comes to helping his family, and Polaris runs
into some trouble.]
"A lot of people have been fighting this fight for a long time. And now
it's our turn."
In a flashback to a year ago, the Strucker family goes bowling, with
Lauren using her mutant abilities to cheat. Soon after, a young mutant
in a neighboring lane loses it for some unknown reason and damages the
bowling alley. Reed identifies himself as a prosecutor and encourages
the girl's father to get her out of there since she's technically in
deep doo-doo for damaging property with her ability, even though it was
accidental.
"It's a crime to damage property with a mutant ability, even
accidentally."
Um, nope. 'Accident' means no mens rea component, which means no crime.
Looks like none of the 87 executive producers wanted to pony up for a
legal consultant.
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"Captain, respectfully submit that the attractiveness of the ship's
occupant makes the rescue imperative." -- Lt. Gordon Malloy, THE ORVILLE
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2017-10-12 19:44:48 UTC
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THE GIFTED / 1x02 / rX
[After exerting her powers beyond their limits, Blink goes into a state
of shock, forcing Caitlin and Eclipse to go on a mission to find a
special serum that will help her to recover. Meanwhile, Reed faces some
difficult choices when it comes to helping his family, and Polaris runs
into some trouble.]
"A lot of people have been fighting this fight for a long time. And now
it's our turn."
In a flashback to a year ago, the Strucker family goes bowling, with
Lauren using her mutant abilities to cheat. Soon after, a young mutant
in a neighboring lane loses it for some unknown reason and damages the
bowling alley. Reed identifies himself as a prosecutor and encourages
the girl's father to get her out of there since she's technically in
deep doo-doo for damaging property with her ability, even though it was
accidental.
"It's a crime to damage property with a mutant ability, even
accidentally."
Um, nope. 'Accident' means no mens rea component, which means no crime.
Looks like none of the 87 executive producers wanted to pony up for a
legal consultant.
You'd think that in Hollywood at least one person in a random group that
large would be a lawyer.

Probably on retainer to Harvey.
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instinct are running screaming.
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2017-10-12 19:50:55 UTC
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THE GIFTED / 1x02 / rX
[After exerting her powers beyond their limits, Blink goes into a state
of shock, forcing Caitlin and Eclipse to go on a mission to find a
special serum that will help her to recover. Meanwhile, Reed faces some
difficult choices when it comes to helping his family, and Polaris runs
into some trouble.]
"A lot of people have been fighting this fight for a long time. And now
it's our turn."
In a flashback to a year ago, the Strucker family goes bowling, with
Lauren using her mutant abilities to cheat. Soon after, a young mutant
in a neighboring lane loses it for some unknown reason and damages the
bowling alley. Reed identifies himself as a prosecutor and encourages
the girl's father to get her out of there since she's technically in
deep doo-doo for damaging property with her ability, even though it was
accidental.
"It's a crime to damage property with a mutant ability, even
accidentally."
Um, nope. 'Accident' means no mens rea component, which means no crime.
Looks like none of the 87 executive producers wanted to pony up for a
legal consultant.
You'd think that in Hollywood at least one person in a random group that
large would be a lawyer.
Probably on retainer to Harvey.
Reminds me of the The West Wing where Bartlett asked his staff if anyone
in the Oval Office meeting was a lawyer, and they were *all* lawyers.
And none of them knew their Latin.
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2017-10-12 21:11:49 UTC
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THE GIFTED / 1x02 / rX
[After exerting her powers beyond their limits, Blink goes into a state
of shock, forcing Caitlin and Eclipse to go on a mission to find a
special serum that will help her to recover. Meanwhile, Reed faces some
difficult choices when it comes to helping his family, and Polaris runs
into some trouble.]
"A lot of people have been fighting this fight for a long time. And now
it's our turn."
In a flashback to a year ago, the Strucker family goes bowling, with
Lauren using her mutant abilities to cheat. Soon after, a young mutant
in a neighboring lane loses it for some unknown reason and damages the
bowling alley. Reed identifies himself as a prosecutor and encourages
the girl's father to get her out of there since she's technically in
deep doo-doo for damaging property with her ability, even though it was
accidental.
"It's a crime to damage property with a mutant ability, even
accidentally."
Um, nope. 'Accident' means no mens rea component, which means no crime.
Looks like none of the 87 executive producers wanted to pony up for a
legal consultant.
You'd think that in Hollywood at least one person in a random group that
large would be a lawyer.
Probably on retainer to Harvey.
Reminds me of the The West Wing where Bartlett asked his staff if anyone
in the Oval Office meeting was a lawyer, and they were *all* lawyers.
And none of them knew their Latin.
Legalese is like English except it steals more words from Latin.
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instinct are running screaming.
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2017-10-12 22:16:04 UTC
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THE GIFTED / 1x02 / rX
[After exerting her powers beyond their limits, Blink goes into a state
of shock, forcing Caitlin and Eclipse to go on a mission to find a
special serum that will help her to recover. Meanwhile, Reed faces some
difficult choices when it comes to helping his family, and Polaris runs
into some trouble.]
"A lot of people have been fighting this fight for a long time. And now
it's our turn."
In a flashback to a year ago, the Strucker family goes bowling, with
Lauren using her mutant abilities to cheat. Soon after, a young mutant
in a neighboring lane loses it for some unknown reason and damages the
bowling alley. Reed identifies himself as a prosecutor and encourages
the girl's father to get her out of there since she's technically in
deep doo-doo for damaging property with her ability, even though it was
accidental.
"It's a crime to damage property with a mutant ability, even
accidentally."
Um, nope. 'Accident' means no mens rea component, which means no crime.
Looks like none of the 87 executive producers wanted to pony up for a
legal consultant.
You'd think that in Hollywood at least one person in a random group that
large would be a lawyer.
Probably on retainer to Harvey.
Reminds me of the The West Wing where Bartlett asked his staff if anyone
in the Oval Office meeting was a lawyer, and they were *all* lawyers.
And none of them knew their Latin.
Latin certainly helps on the other side of the pond.

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2017-10-12 20:58:28 UTC
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What did you watch?
SUPERGIRL / 3x01 / Girl of Steel
[Kara deals with the loss of Mon-El by focusing all her energy on being
Supergirl and the mysterious new threat against National City. Alex
confesses a secret to Maggie about their impending nuptials. A citizen
of National City has a mysterious connection to Kara, and Lena makes a
bold move.]
"Oh, come on, Alex. Your unrelenting seriousness is one of your best
qualities."
Kara and Mon-El soap opera. Alex and Maggie soap opera. The usual
liberal social agenda throughout the script. Kara is basically a bitch
to everyone because it's the nuance- and subtlety-free way that bad CW
writers *always* have their characters deal with loss. And c'mon. It was
Mon-El, after all. If he was really supposed to be portrayed as the love
of her life, then chalk that one up as a fail on the part of past
writers, as well. In any case, she's all better by the end of the
episode since that's also how CW writers handle this sort of thing: make
a character an asshat, but only for 42 minutes or less.
At the unveiling of a "Girl of Steel" statue, wackiness ensues when some
bad guys start torpedoing the event, and a young mother shows mysterious
signs of an ongoing role on the show. Later, Lena buys CatCo to keep
Evil Businessman Edge from doing so. In perhaps the only good exchange
of the entire outing, Alex asks Hank to walk her down the aisle at her
wedding. And how does that work, exactly? Will she and Maggie take turns
walking down the aisle or will they both walk down it together?
And some other questions. Why was that car parked sideways on the road
with those two people in it at the beginning of the episode? Why was
Lena slipping into and out of the actress's native accent throughout the
episode? Why was the mysterious mom freaking out when her daughter was
safely tucked under a piece of metal that wasn't touching her and was
posing no danger to her? And why didn't the daughter just crawl out from
under it? How long will it take the writers to forget that they just
made Supergirl strong enough to effortlessly raise a submarine up into
the air from underwater?
Grade: C-
Thanks for your review Jim.
I only just watched it last night.
I agree with your grade, but I was entertained by the episode.
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2017-10-12 21:58:14 UTC
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What did you watch?
SUPERGIRL / 3x01 / Girl of Steel
[Kara deals with the loss of Mon-El by focusing all her energy on being
Supergirl and the mysterious new threat against National City. Alex
confesses a secret to Maggie about their impending nuptials. A citizen
of National City has a mysterious connection to Kara, and Lena makes a
bold move.]
"Oh, come on, Alex. Your unrelenting seriousness is one of your best
qualities."
Kara and Mon-El soap opera. Alex and Maggie soap opera. The usual
liberal social agenda throughout the script. Kara is basically a bitch
to everyone because it's the nuance- and subtlety-free way that bad CW
writers *always* have their characters deal with loss. And c'mon. It was
Mon-El, after all. If he was really supposed to be portrayed as the love
of her life, then chalk that one up as a fail on the part of past
writers, as well. In any case, she's all better by the end of the
episode since that's also how CW writers handle this sort of thing: make
a character an asshat, but only for 42 minutes or less.
At the unveiling of a "Girl of Steel" statue, wackiness ensues when some
bad guys start torpedoing the event, and a young mother shows mysterious
signs of an ongoing role on the show. Later, Lena buys CatCo to keep
Evil Businessman Edge from doing so. In perhaps the only good exchange
of the entire outing, Alex asks Hank to walk her down the aisle at her
wedding. And how does that work, exactly? Will she and Maggie take turns
walking down the aisle or will they both walk down it together?
And some other questions. Why was that car parked sideways on the road
with those two people in it at the beginning of the episode? Why was
Lena slipping into and out of the actress's native accent throughout the
episode? Why was the mysterious mom freaking out when her daughter was
safely tucked under a piece of metal that wasn't touching her and was
posing no danger to her? And why didn't the daughter just crawl out from
under it? How long will it take the writers to forget that they just
made Supergirl strong enough to effortlessly raise a submarine up into
the air from underwater?
Grade: C-
Thanks for your review Jim.
You're welcome!
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I only just watched it last night.
I agree with your grade, but I was entertained by the episode.
It had its moments, but I continue to consider it the weakest link in
the CW superhero chain. I'm mostly back for the addition of the lovely
Odette Annable, although she's mostly looking like a slightly harried
and scruffy young mom at the moment here.
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"Captain, respectfully submit that the attractiveness of the ship's
occupant makes the rescue imperative." -- Lt. Gordon Malloy, THE ORVILLE
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