Post by Obveeus
What did you watch?
Victoria (recorded) - "The King Over the Water" (ep. #2.7 - the title
refers to the King of the Scots, I believe). I actually mostly liked
this episode, mostly because whatever offenses were committed against
the actual history here are generally minor(!).
We begin when someone (the historical person in this case was a man
named John Francis) points a gun a the royal couple while on a carriage
ride in London but escapes. Victoria demands that they repeat the same
route the next day to catch the perp (Prince Albert is appalled by
this), and it works! (This is historically accurate!)
Afterwards, to recuperate, Victoria and Albert "away" to Scotland,
to the castle of a Duke Atholl(? played by Denis Lawson).
Here, the timeline gets muddled - Francis' "assassination attempts"
took place in 1842. Victoria apparently first visited Scotland in 1842.
So far so good. However, Victoria didn't visit Blair Castle, Duke
Atholl's place, until 1844. The latter date fits in better with where
the show is currently, plotwise, but doesn't fit in with Francis
"shooting attempt". Ah, well...
(FTR, Albert would buy Balmoral Castle in Scotland for the Queen in
1847-48 - and I believe it is still in the hands of the Royal Family...)
Anyway, Victoria loves the escape from responsibility (so does
Albert). Eventually, Victoria and Albert get lost horseriding, and have
to "night" with an old crusty Scottish Highland couple. There are
subplots among the Royal entourage, but they are minor.
So, a mostly decent epie.
It looks like next episode is the season finale (not counting the
subsequent Christmas special...).
Top of the Lake (Hulu) - Episode #1.3. Geezus - a full "network
time-waster" of an episode. This is unacceptable in a series where the
seasons are ONLY 6 EPISODES LONG! The only real development here is
that Robin Griffin (Elisabeth Moss) discovers a video with the missing
girl, Tui, that doesn't exactly reveal the ID of a potential perp, but
provides some clues to their identity. The rest of this episode was a
complete waste of time.
Raduis (The Netflix) - You know, I rather liked this (enough to give it
a 'Thumbs Up' on The Netflix). But I needed a movie to watch last
night, with nothing on, and nothing too severe, and this turned out to
It stars Diego Klattenhoff (from "The Blacklist") as an amnesiac who
appears to kill *anyone or anything! (animals included!)* that comes
within about 50-feet of him (hence the film's title). He eventually
comes across a woman (the delectable Charlotte Sullivan of "Rook.
Bleu"! among other things) who is also an amnesiac, but whom he doesn't
seem to kill when near... I won't say much else, as it would spoil
This was mostly good (though on the slow side for some, I'll wager).
My only real complaint is that they uncork a "twist" at the end that
was completely unnecessary, and in fact didn't really affect the
proceedings in any way, and so should have been cut from the film...
But, aside from that, this was pretty good.
Recorded for later: Just "The Alienist" (which I now have a backlog of...).
"Three light sabers? Is that overkill? Or just the right amount
of "kill"?" - M-OC, "A Perilous Rescue" (ep. #2.9), LSW:TFA (08-10-2017)