Post by Obveeus
What did you watch?
Two-day (assuming I can remember it all...):
Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures (recorded) - "The Embersteel
Blade". An amusing episode in which Kordi impersonates a princess and
the Freemakers crash a fancy shindig in order to buy a spacecraft with
a crucial needed part for their new spacecraft that they're trying to
build for the Rebels. Pretty much all the old gang shows up at the
shindig (there's even a shot of the block of carbonite containing
Naare!), including Wick Cooper whom I was certain had bought it in the
season #1 finale!!
Shadowhunters (recorded) - "Hail and Farewell". They want us to think
that the Sebastian/Jonathan problem is finally resolved, but they made
the cardinal "horror movie mistake" of not separating his head from his
body, so I'll believe it when I see it. Meanwhile, Morganstern
effectively *kills* a bunch of mundanes, and nobody seems alarmed that
he's crossed this "Red Line" (hey - I thought the Shadowhunters are
actually there to *protect* the mundanes, yet they never seems to
really do that, or even care about it!!). Oh, and they inexplicably age
the Seeley Queen from the intriguing regal tween (Lola Flanery) they
had playing her, to "Modern Family's" Sarah Hyland (why?! is she a fan
of the show or something?!...) - I have no idea why... IOW, this show
is "teh stoopid!" Still, at least these storylines finally seem to be
moving somewhere - hopefully Morgenstern is finally dead at the end of
next week's season finale...
Death Race 2050 (recorded) - Recorded off Siffy a while back. OK, so
this is, like, the *opposite* tone of the Jason Statham 2008 flick.
And, hey! look!! - it's Red Abby (Marci Miller) from DOOL as the main
female lead in this, opposite Manu Bennett!! Still, I didn't think this
was all that bad. Once you realize that they're playing this one for
straight laughs, with a mild side of social commentary, this aimably
passes the time. Still, I thought the main opponent, Jed Perfectus, was
pretty good comedy relief, and I liked the dark/ridiculous ending... So
I didn't think this was nearly as bad as others seem to.
Hooten & the Lady (recorded) - "Ethiopia". Covered in the separate
thread on this episode. Basically, this episode was sort of mild in
story and action, but I liked it anyway.
Shooter (recorded) - "The Dark End of the Street". The flashbacks
finally catch up to where Solotov came in to the picture. And in the
present, Bob Lee and Isaac are getting closer to catching him.
Meanwhile, Julie seems to be slowly cracking up from PTSD. And Memphis
does some more digging.
Raising the Bar (The Netflix) - No, not the TNT series! This was the
recent flick that Ice recommended!! (Heh.) Anyway, this was a
legitimate starring vehicle for "Lab Rats'" Kelli Berglund (she's in
nearly every shot of this flick). It was filmed in Australia (hell, it
looks like it was filmed in "PAL" rather than "NTSC" to boot!), and
looked to be pretty low budget. In the flick, Berglund plays an ex
(American) gymnast who relocates with her mom to Australia, and is
immediately drawn back into the sport by her "wacky" new Aussie friend
(Lili Karamalikis). Berglund must have some background in gymnastics,
as she looked like she knew what she was doing in the parts they let
her do the performing...
Anyway, while this didn't start nearly as well as "Stick It" did, it
also didn't crash and burn at the end like "Stick It" did. In fact, the
ending was rather appropriate.
Bottom line: Probably not for anyone who's not a fan of Berglund's,
but Berglund fans will probably be satisfied.
Andi Mack (recorded) - "Best Surprise Ever". I finally got around to
watching the season #1 finale of this, that I recorded quite a while
ago. Suffice it to say that watching this just confirmed that I really
don't like this show - I don't plan on watching season #2.
Recorded for later: More Lego Star Wars..., The Bold Type, Salvation,
and Mightnight Groundhouse Presents: [The] Blood Drive!!
"His compassion killed him." - Dr. Sabine Lommers, in
"A Kingdom Divided Against Itself" (ep. #9), "Containment" (06-21-2016)