Post by Ubiquitous
What did you watch?
I finished out two Netflix series (and am close to finishing a
third...) on Sunday:
Mako Mermaids (The Netflix) - "The Legend of Jiao Long" and
"Homecoming" (ep's #3.15 & 3.16), the series finale.
Well, this was disappointing. I think I maybe even remember Ice
mentioning something about this back when he watched this series, some
But they really made a *massive* mistake in putting both this show
and "H2O" in the same universe - this just opens up a massive number of
continuity issues/questions that cannot be properly explained, and are
frankly unnecessary in the first place! Really, if they wanted to link
these two shows up, putting "H2O" in an alternate universe (something
they had already established exists in a previous "series 3" episode,
"Wishful Thinking") was the much, *much* better answer here.
Apparently, they are thinking about doing a feature film based on
this and/or "H2O". If that comes to pass, that'll open up a whole bunch
of interesting questions (starting with who among the casts of both
shows would even bother to show up for the film?!...). But I bet it
Anyway, aside from the massive blunder of introducing Rikki into
this finale (which as it turns out was probably totally unnecessary and
basically just represents a case of "stunt casting"...), this series 3
wrapped up pretty satisfactorily. It's interesting that they sent
Ondina "out of town" at the end - if they do do a movie, they're going
to need either her (or Rikki, or *both*) to make it work... unless they
bring back Luck Fry's Lyla, I guess...
Longmire (The Netflix) - "The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of", the season #5 finale.
Mercifully, this (mostly) didn't end on a dumb cliffhanger like
season #4 did, though certainly most storylines were left unresolved.
Walt is still estranged from both Henry and Cady. Oh, and he and
Ally Walker basically break up (so I'm not expecting to see Walker in
season 6...). And people are still coming after Walt for his job
(though we finally find out what the civil lawsuit is *really*
We still don't know who the father of stupid Vic's baby is... but
the Chance Gilbert thing looks to be mostly resolved (though I still
think his family is going to try to kill Vic in season 6).
Cady is officially accepted into the tribe thanks to Mandy, who is
now officially working for Cady (which I guess means that we'll be
seeing Tamara Duarte in season #6 - not sure how she was able to do
both this, *and* "Wynonna Earp" at the same time!! - it looks like
"Earp" probably filmed before "Longmire" did...).
And Mathias allows Henry to "retire" Hector for a while, until the
heat dies down... but Henry runs right into the crosshairs of the
I'll be interested to see if they can satisfactorily wrap all of
this up in the concluding season 6...
The Worst Witch (The Netflix) - "The Mists of Time" and "Out of Bounds"
(ep's #11 & #12). Unfortunately, I thought both of these were a step
down from the preceding episode, "Spelling Bee" (which looks to be
perhaps the best episode from this show).
In the first, Mildred and Ethel inadvertantly travel back in time to
Miss Cackle's youth at the school, and start messing up the timeline.
In the second, Mildred allows herself to be tricked into letting
EVOL!!1! Agatha Cackle free, and then later Ethel conspires with Agatha
to allow Agatha to take over the school. This penultimate episode ended
on somewhat of a cliffhanger (literally a "To Be Continued..." tag),
which presumably will be resolved in the finale (which I will get to
Killjoys (recorded) - "Necropolis Now". An OK episode in which hottie
Doc Pawter's hottie sister Louella (Kimberly-Sue Murray) plots revenge
on The Nine by planning to assissinate them, and Johnny, D'avin and
Dutch are all caught up in the plot. The subplot was more nonsense with
Aneela and internal Hullen "politics" which I don't care too much about
(though Aneela's handmaiden Brynn (Kalinka Petrie) was another hottie!)
- in the end, the Hullen have taken Delle Sayah somewhere to torture(?)
Trapped Sisters (Lifetime) - A quasi-interesting picture about 2
(messed up!) sisters (one of whom is played by Alexandra Park of "The
Royals" fame) who get trapped in a swimming pool when the cover is
closed over the top of them, and who are then held for ransom by a
desperate, amoral ex-con janitor (Diane Farr) who wants money before
she will let the sisters out. One of the sisters has Type 1 diabetis,
and Farr's character cuts the heat to the pool, and yada, yada, yada.
You get the drill.
This was supposedly "based on a true story", but I wonder how much
of this flick is actually "true"...
The Mist (recorded) - "The Devil You Know". OK, I have officially lost
patience with this show. It's clear that they've gone full-on
supernatural and will never give a convincing, satisfactory explanation
for what is going on here. At this point, I'm only watching to finish
out "season #1" because I am a "completist". But this show has
absolutely failed to grab me, and I now just find it tedious...
Recorded for later: Sharknado 5: Global Swarming.
"His compassion killed him." - Dr. Sabine Lommers, in
"A Kingdom Divided Against Itself" (ep. #9), "Containment" (06-21-2016)