Post by Obveeus
TEEN WOLF: We find out that a whole slew of characters got shot last
week, not just one...but hey, they aren't dead. With only a few
episodes left the show brings back 4 past male characters, but still
not the two female characters that would be logical to bring back nor
the male character that the show needs to bring back. I'm guessing
that Scott's former girlfriend, Kira, won't be back since he has a new
girlfriend now and it would be awkward...but still, why bring back the
pair from Europe that were sort of bad guys and who add nothing to the
story except a really dippy feel of a spinoff series that would get
cancelled after one season? Meanwhile, that teacher sure is evil...and
the main evil character didn't even appear in this episode.
THE ORVILLE: The pilot episode of this sci-fi sitcom which had a
sci-fi plot every bit as good as a STAR TREK episode right up until the
stupid resolution which could have easily been much better with only a
tiny modification. I like that there were so many alien creatures on
this ship...way better than what every version of STAR TREK has offered
up. On the down side, much of the humor was lame, especially the stuff
surrounding the ex-married aspect of the show. Still, I will watch
again. Also, is the back end of the ship supposed to look like the
layers of a toilet seat?
What did you watch?
I also, watched the above... and not much else...:
Violetta (recorded) - I'm trying to get to episode #1.40 (I think I'm
up about #1.37...) before retiring this one for a while (apparently,
that's how they run telenovelas anyway - if they have an 80-episode
season, they run 40 episodes (presumably with a "cliffhanger finale"),
then take a month off, then come back and air the "back-40" of the
Anyway, in this one, Violetta's father finally pulls the plug on the
live-action cartoon financee, but she refuses to accept it or move
out!! Then he tries to make a play for Angie, Violetta's tutor/secret
aunt. Also, the kooky maid of the house hires the Argentinian "Ghost
Busters" (who are con men, 'natch!) and they run into the live-action
cartoon's brother dressed up as the ghost!
The EVOL!!1! blonde busts the boy for wanting her, and not her
sidekick Nati, so unfortunately Nati the sidekick is still the EVOL!!1!
blonde's sidekick (I was hoping this story would finally prompt Nati to
quit!!). The owner of the "restobar" is told by the kooky girl Cami
that the cafe is bankrupt and will need to close. And Angie and
Violetta are both hemming and hawwing about lying to the father.
I do like the subplot with the disturbed dancing teacher visiting
the psychologist, with every session ending with the disturbed teacher
coming up with the *opposite* interpretation of what the psychologist
NFL football - None of the games really worked out for me in Week #1,
but I wasn't really paying attention anyway, and am not very engaged
with football these days.... >:\
Zoo (recorded) - "Cradles and Graves" (ep. #3.11). After an asinine
technobabble "McGuffin" that magically cured all the crew of their gun
shot wounds (which just reinforced what a *bad* ending the ending to
the previous episode was....), this episode actually picked up and
wasn't so bad. While the crew is trapped on their plane by the killer
"hybrid spores" and trying to figure a way out of this mess, the rest
throw Jamie in the brig because they all think she's nuts and don't
trust her. Meanwhile, a now-full term Clem is just about to "pop"...
I was sorry to see the character they killed off killed off here.
Meanwhile, they once again produce Hilary Jardine as Tessa.
Just two more episodes of this one to go...
Teen Wolf (MTV) - Covered by Obv. The one virtue of this episode is
that the three remaining principals were front-and-center and were
actually in the episode a lot (esp. Lydia - yum!)...
The Orville (FOX) - I also watched this (time-shifted), and thought it
wasn't bad. They're actually playing this much more "straight" than I
would have expected - it's actually mostly Skiffy, with humor on this
side, rather than the other way 'round like I was expecting. Though I
did LOL when MacFarlane's Capt. Ed Mercer stepped on the gelatinous
crewmember voiced by Norm Macdonald... I was surprised to see Penny
Johnson Jerald (let alone Halston Sage) in the cast of this.
Recorded for later: We're in the back-end of summer doldrums, so just
"The Last Ship".
"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)