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What Did You Watch? 2017-10-11 (Wednesday)
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Ubiquitous
2017-10-12 12:02:24 UTC
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After an exhausting workout, I watched:

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY:
Unfortunately(?), I fell asleep between five and ten minutes into
the show.

What did you watch?
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icebreaker
2017-10-12 13:07:02 UTC
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Riverdale (CW) -- Arch without a drivers' license drives Fred to the
hospital. The doctor there is dress like Dr. Kildare or Ben Casey from
the 50s. The nurses are in 50s garb as well. All the gang and maybe
the entire school shows up to support The Arch. The Sheriff questions
Archie about the robbery and shooting. We get a hint that it wasn't a
robbery. Pop later confirms the perp didn't act like any robber he'd
ever seen and he'd seen a few. Ronnie is there to comfort Archicans
with her body. Juggie gets his Southsiders to investigate their own
for possible involvement as Fred had laid off/fired some of them he
had employed. Cheryl is also at the hospital with her scorched Mom.
Cheryl is insane. She says her mom went into the fire to rescue a
painting and that if mommy misbehaves she'll tell everyone how daddy
really met his demise. She also thanks Archie for saving her life.
Fred wakes up and Archie tells him he'll be there to protect him and
Fred counters he came back to protect Archie. Archie is standing guard
with a baseball bat at home watching both the front and back doors.
Meanwhile in another town, the same hooded perp sneaks up on Archie's
former music teacher and lover and slits her throat.

Dynasty (CW) -- I didn't care for the original and don't care much for
this version either. Fallon's chauffeur muching at her Y in the first
couple minutes didn't give me the idea I was watching a high quality
show and then Daddy sexing Cristal on his home office desk while
Fallon and her brother walk in was more of the same.

SEAL Team (CBS) -- This is definitely SEAL Team 6 and the others
training are already SEALs and looking to be bumped up to an elite
team. Spenser tries too hard to overcome his bottom 5 peer ranking. He
messes up with Stella before recovering. Hayes' estranged wife is
upset because she ran across a burner phone in their dead friend's
trunk from the garage she was cleaning out. Hayes decides to
investigate between missions. [Does a show like this need this type of
distraction]. The mission is in Pacific Asia this week with the rescue
of scientists from a research ship hijacked. Meh and maybe blah.

Chicago PD (NBC) -- Antonio gets Voight to take on a mudered Latina
drug muling and killed by being gutted to retrieve the drugs.
Sanctuary cities, illegals, etc. Blah.

Doctor Doctor (Aussie) -- Hugh's wife comes to Whyhope on the eve of
Jim and Hugh's transplant procedure. She's now in AA, needs to make
amends to Hugh, and has brought their divorce papers. Hugh just wants
to sign the papers and her to leave, but she's sticky.

Ajax is trying make amends with Haylie. Haylie decides to get back
with him and get married bcause she's already ruined herself for
anyone else by having sex with him. She's just going through the
motions though and is unhappy. Charlie tries to get her to understand
lust by introducing her to a beer delivery dude to whom both Charlie
and Matt are attracted. That works as she has now experienced
lust/attraction herself.

Hugh has a heart attack following surgery and luckliy Penny catches it
right away. She's been at his side the whole time, but steps out. The
now Ex steps into the room and is there when Hugh wakes up. He tells
her he doesn't want her to leave. Bummer.

Betty is jealous of Ken and Mia. When Penny suggests maybe she has
feelings for Ken, she lays one on him and get's no buzz. Ken renews
his friend activities with Betty who invites Mia to join in.

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anim8rfsk
2017-10-12 15:36:01 UTC
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Riverdale (CW) -- Arch without a drivers' license drives Fred to the
hospital. The doctor there is dress like Dr. Kildare or Ben Casey from
the 50s. The nurses are in 50s garb as well. All the gang and maybe
the entire school shows up to support The Arch. The Sheriff questions
Archie about the robbery and shooting. We get a hint that it wasn't a
robbery. Pop later confirms the perp didn't act like any robber he'd
ever seen and he'd seen a few. Ronnie is there to comfort Archicans
with her body. Juggie gets his Southsiders to investigate their own
for possible involvement as Fred had laid off/fired some of them he
had employed. Cheryl is also at the hospital with her scorched Mom.
Cheryl is insane. She says her mom went into the fire to rescue a
painting and that if mommy misbehaves she'll tell everyone how daddy
really met his demise. She also thanks Archie for saving her life.
Fred wakes up and Archie tells him he'll be there to protect him and
Fred counters he came back to protect Archie. Archie is standing guard
with a baseball bat at home watching both the front and back doors.
Meanwhile in another town, the same hooded perp sneaks up on Archie's
former music teacher and lover and slits her throat.
Wait - they killed Miss Grundy?
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Dynasty (CW) -- I didn't care for the original and don't care much for
this version either. Fallon's chauffeur muching at her Y in the first
couple minutes didn't give me the idea I was watching a high quality
That was a low point
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show and then Daddy sexing Cristal on his home office desk while
Fallon and her brother walk in was more of the same.
That they've been showing in every ad for weeks ...
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2017-10-13 02:59:17 UTC
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Riverdale (CW) -- Arch without a drivers' license drives Fred to the
hospital. The doctor there is dress like Dr. Kildare or Ben Casey from
the 50s. The nurses are in 50s garb as well. All the gang and maybe
the entire school shows up to support The Arch. The Sheriff questions
Archie about the robbery and shooting. We get a hint that it wasn't a
robbery. Pop later confirms the perp didn't act like any robber he'd
ever seen and he'd seen a few. Ronnie is there to comfort Archicans
with her body. Juggie gets his Southsiders to investigate their own
for possible involvement as Fred had laid off/fired some of them he
had employed. Cheryl is also at the hospital with her scorched Mom.
Cheryl is insane. She says her mom went into the fire to rescue a
painting and that if mommy misbehaves she'll tell everyone how daddy
really met his demise. She also thanks Archie for saving her life.
Fred wakes up and Archie tells him he'll be there to protect him and
Fred counters he came back to protect Archie. Archie is standing guard
with a baseball bat at home watching both the front and back doors.
Meanwhile in another town, the same hooded perp sneaks up on Archie's
former music teacher and lover and slits her throat.
Wait - they killed Miss Grundy?
Yes. She'd relocated to a town just across the river and was seducing
kids again. The actress probably jumped up and down for joy when they
called her back for s2, and then she found out that she was going to be
in it for about thirty seconds.

I don't believe her throat was slit, BTW. I think her larynx was
crushed from behind by the hooded guy, who was wielding a lampstand or
something similar. We aren't told *why* Miss Grundy was killed,
though.
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2017-10-13 03:37:55 UTC
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Riverdale (CW) -- Arch without a drivers' license drives Fred to the
hospital. The doctor there is dress like Dr. Kildare or Ben Casey from
the 50s. The nurses are in 50s garb as well. All the gang and maybe
the entire school shows up to support The Arch. The Sheriff questions
Archie about the robbery and shooting. We get a hint that it wasn't a
robbery. Pop later confirms the perp didn't act like any robber he'd
ever seen and he'd seen a few. Ronnie is there to comfort Archicans
with her body. Juggie gets his Southsiders to investigate their own
for possible involvement as Fred had laid off/fired some of them he
had employed. Cheryl is also at the hospital with her scorched Mom.
Cheryl is insane. She says her mom went into the fire to rescue a
painting and that if mommy misbehaves she'll tell everyone how daddy
really met his demise. She also thanks Archie for saving her life.
Fred wakes up and Archie tells him he'll be there to protect him and
Fred counters he came back to protect Archie. Archie is standing guard
with a baseball bat at home watching both the front and back doors.
Meanwhile in another town, the same hooded perp sneaks up on Archie's
former music teacher and lover and slits her throat.
Wait - they killed Miss Grundy?
Yes. She'd relocated to a town just across the river and was seducing
kids again. The actress probably jumped up and down for joy when they
called her back for s2, and then she found out that she was going to be
in it for about thirty seconds.
I don't believe her throat was slit, BTW. I think her larynx was
crushed from behind by the hooded guy, who was wielding a lampstand or
something similar. We aren't told *why* Miss Grundy was killed,
though.
I thought I saw blood dripping on her foot s he lifted her off the
floor so I thought her throat had been cut. Maybe not.

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Riverdale (CW) -- Arch without a drivers' license drives Fred to the
hospital. The doctor there is dress like Dr. Kildare or Ben Casey from
the 50s. The nurses are in 50s garb as well. All the gang and maybe
the entire school shows up to support The Arch. The Sheriff questions
Archie about the robbery and shooting. We get a hint that it wasn't a
robbery. Pop later confirms the perp didn't act like any robber he'd
ever seen and he'd seen a few. Ronnie is there to comfort Archicans
with her body. Juggie gets his Southsiders to investigate their own
for possible involvement as Fred had laid off/fired some of them he
had employed. Cheryl is also at the hospital with her scorched Mom.
Cheryl is insane. She says her mom went into the fire to rescue a
painting and that if mommy misbehaves she'll tell everyone how daddy
really met his demise. She also thanks Archie for saving her life.
Fred wakes up and Archie tells him he'll be there to protect him and
Fred counters he came back to protect Archie. Archie is standing guard
with a baseball bat at home watching both the front and back doors.
Meanwhile in another town, the same hooded perp sneaks up on Archie's
former music teacher and lover and slits her throat.
Wait - they killed Miss Grundy?
Yes. She'd relocated to a town just across the river and was seducing
kids again. The actress probably jumped up and down for joy when they
called her back for s2, and then she found out that she was going to be
in it for about thirty seconds.
I don't believe her throat was slit, BTW. I think her larynx was
crushed from behind by the hooded guy, who was wielding a lampstand or
something similar. We aren't told *why* Miss Grundy was killed,
though.
I thought I saw blood dripping on her foot s he lifted her off the
floor so I thought her throat had been cut. Maybe not.
There was blood all right, which you'd get from a crushed larynx. I
was going by what the hooded guy was doing to her, or at least what I
could see of it.
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2017-10-13 04:49:16 UTC
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Riverdale (CW) -- Arch without a drivers' license drives Fred to the
hospital. The doctor there is dress like Dr. Kildare or Ben Casey from
the 50s. The nurses are in 50s garb as well. All the gang and maybe
the entire school shows up to support The Arch. The Sheriff questions
Archie about the robbery and shooting. We get a hint that it wasn't a
robbery. Pop later confirms the perp didn't act like any robber he'd
ever seen and he'd seen a few. Ronnie is there to comfort Archicans
with her body. Juggie gets his Southsiders to investigate their own
for possible involvement as Fred had laid off/fired some of them he
had employed. Cheryl is also at the hospital with her scorched Mom.
Cheryl is insane. She says her mom went into the fire to rescue a
painting and that if mommy misbehaves she'll tell everyone how daddy
really met his demise. She also thanks Archie for saving her life.
Fred wakes up and Archie tells him he'll be there to protect him and
Fred counters he came back to protect Archie. Archie is standing guard
with a baseball bat at home watching both the front and back doors.
Meanwhile in another town, the same hooded perp sneaks up on Archie's
former music teacher and lover and slits her throat.
Wait - they killed Miss Grundy?
Yes. She'd relocated to a town just across the river and was seducing
kids again. The actress probably jumped up and down for joy when they
called her back for s2, and then she found out that she was going to be
in it for about thirty seconds.
You sure about that? From what you people have been saying about this
show she might have asked to have her character killed off so she can
get off it!
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Riverdale (CW) -- Arch without a drivers' license drives Fred to the
hospital. The doctor there is dress like Dr. Kildare or Ben Casey from
the 50s. The nurses are in 50s garb as well. All the gang and maybe
the entire school shows up to support The Arch. The Sheriff questions
Archie about the robbery and shooting. We get a hint that it wasn't a
robbery. Pop later confirms the perp didn't act like any robber he'd
ever seen and he'd seen a few. Ronnie is there to comfort Archicans
with her body. Juggie gets his Southsiders to investigate their own
for possible involvement as Fred had laid off/fired some of them he
had employed. Cheryl is also at the hospital with her scorched Mom.
Cheryl is insane. She says her mom went into the fire to rescue a
painting and that if mommy misbehaves she'll tell everyone how daddy
really met his demise. She also thanks Archie for saving her life.
Fred wakes up and Archie tells him he'll be there to protect him and
Fred counters he came back to protect Archie. Archie is standing guard
with a baseball bat at home watching both the front and back doors.
Meanwhile in another town, the same hooded perp sneaks up on Archie's
former music teacher and lover and slits her throat.
Wait - they killed Miss Grundy?
Yes. She'd relocated to a town just across the river and was seducing
kids again. The actress probably jumped up and down for joy when they
called her back for s2, and then she found out that she was going to be
in it for about thirty seconds.
You sure about that? From what you people have been saying about this
show she might have asked to have her character killed off so she can
get off it!
She was already off it. They wrote her out after like half a dozen
episodes in season one.

Now I see that Vanessa Morgan from MY INCREDIBLY HOT TEENAGE BABYSITTER
IS A SOULLESS BLOODSUCKING DEMON VAMIRE is going to be in Riverdale this
season. Damn it.
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Riverdale (CW) -- Arch without a drivers' license drives Fred to the
hospital. The doctor there is dress like Dr. Kildare or Ben Casey from
the 50s. The nurses are in 50s garb as well. All the gang and maybe
the entire school shows up to support The Arch. The Sheriff questions
Archie about the robbery and shooting. We get a hint that it wasn't a
robbery. Pop later confirms the perp didn't act like any robber he'd
ever seen and he'd seen a few. Ronnie is there to comfort Archicans
with her body. Juggie gets his Southsiders to investigate their own
for possible involvement as Fred had laid off/fired some of them he
had employed. Cheryl is also at the hospital with her scorched Mom.
Cheryl is insane. She says her mom went into the fire to rescue a
painting and that if mommy misbehaves she'll tell everyone how daddy
really met his demise. She also thanks Archie for saving her life.
Fred wakes up and Archie tells him he'll be there to protect him and
Fred counters he came back to protect Archie. Archie is standing guard
with a baseball bat at home watching both the front and back doors.
Meanwhile in another town, the same hooded perp sneaks up on Archie's
former music teacher and lover and slits her throat.
Wait - they killed Miss Grundy?
Yes. She'd relocated to a town just across the river and was seducing
kids again. The actress probably jumped up and down for joy when they
called her back for s2, and then she found out that she was going to be
in it for about thirty seconds.
You sure about that?
No. It was a joke.
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From what you people have been saying about this
show she might have asked to have her character killed off so she can
get off it!
She was already off it. BTW I'm not one of "you people"; I like the
show quite a bit.
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Riverdale (CW) -- Arch without a drivers' license drives Fred to the
hospital. The doctor there is dress like Dr. Kildare or Ben Casey from
the 50s. The nurses are in 50s garb as well. All the gang and maybe
the entire school shows up to support The Arch. The Sheriff questions
Archie about the robbery and shooting. We get a hint that it wasn't a
robbery. Pop later confirms the perp didn't act like any robber he'd
ever seen and he'd seen a few. Ronnie is there to comfort Archicans
with her body. Juggie gets his Southsiders to investigate their own
for possible involvement as Fred had laid off/fired some of them he
had employed. Cheryl is also at the hospital with her scorched Mom.
Cheryl is insane. She says her mom went into the fire to rescue a
painting and that if mommy misbehaves she'll tell everyone how daddy
really met his demise. She also thanks Archie for saving her life.
Fred wakes up and Archie tells him he'll be there to protect him and
Fred counters he came back to protect Archie. Archie is standing guard
with a baseball bat at home watching both the front and back doors.
Meanwhile in another town, the same hooded perp sneaks up on Archie's
former music teacher and lover and slits her throat.
Wait - they killed Miss Grundy?
Yes. She'd relocated to a town just across the river and was seducing
kids again. The actress probably jumped up and down for joy when they
called her back for s2, and then she found out that she was going to be
in it for about thirty seconds.
You sure about that?
No. It was a joke.
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From what you people have been saying about this
show she might have asked to have her character killed off so she can
get off it!
She was already off it. BTW I'm not one of "you people"; I like the
show quite a bit.
Okay, you are part of the other "you people" then. :)
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Chicago PD (NBC) -- Antonio gets Voight to take on a mudered Latina
drug muling and killed by being gutted to retrieve the drugs.
Sanctuary cities, illegals, etc. Blah.
I was pleasantly surprised that ICE wasn't vilified as one step removed
from Nazis the way they usually are on Dick Wolf shows. Voight even said
at one point, "Those guys are just doing their job."
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What did you watch?
Just:

Violetta (The Netflix) - Ep. #1.53. Not much happened in this episode,
except that Andres finally partly confessed to Pablo that's he's been
forced to work for Gregorio (looks like Pablo will confront Gregorio
about this in the next episode). Oh, and the cops haul Ramallo
(pronounced: Ra-mash-o!!) (and Olga the maid!) off to the cop-shop for
"planning a robbery" (which they overheard on Matias' "wire", which has
not been discovered yet), but later release Ramallo and Olga. Finally,
Antonio threatens to close the "estudio" in a week, as the financial
situation has gotten dire.

Poldark (recorded) - Ep. #3.3. I'm still not sure how Poldark pulled
off what he pulled off in France (almost getting himself thrown in jail
- *twice*!) but he gets the prisoners list, and Dwight is on it. So now
they'll have to figure out a way to rescue him from France.
Meanwhile, with Ross away for an undisclosed amount of time, Demelza
gets into one of her usual anti-Ross snits, and gives one of Ross'
barns(?) over to the Wesleyans/Methodists after Warleggen has them
kicked out of the regular Anglican church. Her brother continues to
flirt with Ross' nephew's governess, Morwenna.
On the Warleggan front, Warleggan gets Elizabeth all frothed up in
an anti-Ross frenzy, and convinces her to leave Trenwith for his place
in Truro. Then, while on the bench, Warleggan does the expected and
throws a rape victim under the bus to curry favor with an upper class
patron. In response, Elizabeth starts taking drugs (opium?) to deal
with her disgust.

The Blacklist - An OK episode in which Red sends Lizzie and the team
after a Blacklister who co-opts "good" cops to perform assassinations.
Meanwhile, Red has to come up with an elaborate scheme to deliver on an
arms deal he made with some of his clients back when he had his empire
- in the end, Red is able to deliver the goods, and gets a (currently
non-functional) airplane out of the scheme. But he looks to be adding
more "participants" to his fledgling criminal enterprise... Meanwhile,
Tom seems to be getting closer to the truth, and I think Red now
suspects this. And Ressler continues to do nothing about his
"blackmail" problem, though Red makes Ressler an offer that I suspect
Ressler will eventually take.


Recorded for later: The All New! NEW!! DIE-Nasty! Channel Zero: No-End
House, and The Shannara Chronicles (season 2 premiere).
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What did you watch?
Violetta (The Netflix) - Ep. #1.53. Not much happened in this episode,
except that Andres finally partly confessed to Pablo that's he's been
forced to work for Gregorio (looks like Pablo will confront Gregorio
about this in the next episode). Oh, and the cops haul Ramallo
(pronounced: Ra-mash-o!!) (and Olga the maid!) off to the cop-shop for
"planning a robbery" (which they overheard on Matias' "wire", which has
not been discovered yet), but later release Ramallo and Olga. Finally,
Antonio threatens to close the "estudio" in a week, as the financial
situation has gotten dire.
Poldark (recorded) - Ep. #3.3. I'm still not sure how Poldark pulled off
what he pulled off in France (almost getting himself thrown in jail -
*twice*!) but he gets the prisoners list, and Dwight is on it. So now
they'll have to figure out a way to rescue him from France.
  Meanwhile, with Ross away for an undisclosed amount of time, Demelza
gets into one of her usual anti-Ross snits, and gives one of Ross'
barns(?) over to the Wesleyans/Methodists after Warleggen has them
kicked out of the regular Anglican church. Her brother continues to
flirt with Ross' nephew's governess, Morwenna.
  On the Warleggan front, Warleggan gets Elizabeth all frothed up in an
anti-Ross frenzy, and convinces her to leave Trenwith for his place in
Truro. Then, while on the bench, Warleggan does the expected and throws
a rape victim under the bus to curry favor with an upper class patron.
In response, Elizabeth starts taking drugs (opium?) to deal with her
disgust.
The Blacklist -
Saved for later.
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Recorded for later: The All New! NEW!! DIE-Nasty! Channel Zero: No-End
House, and The Shannara Chronicles (season 2 premiere).
I'm watching Shannara now off of OnDemand. My DVR didn't pick it up
since it changed channels.


I watched:


Are You the One? - So the guys and girls are all bored so they decide to
have fun by wrapping themselves in pillows and sumo wrestling. Then
someone gets the idea that they should have awards/punishment. Someone
then says looser has to lick chocolate off a woman's butt. Another guy
quickly pipes in to say, no winner. Now the woman in question has *no*
problem with this and is more than happy to let whatever guy wins, lick
her butt. This escalates to a different woman eventually having
chocolate licked off her breasts. Now here's where it gets interesting.
She's already paired off with another man, who happened to be outside
swimming. He comes in just in time to see his woman having chocolate
licked off her breasts. For some strange reason he didn't take this
well. But to her defense as she put it, "All the other women were doing
it."


Law & Order:SVU - Team SVU investigate a man found castrated in a hotel.
The first half of the episode is spent tracking down the women who did
it and getting them to confess to the crime. The second half of the
episode is spent prosecuting the castrated man...There was a scene
during the guy's trial when a woman who was testifying suddenly pulls
out a large conch shell and in a very dramatic moment holds it up and
then destroys it and cuts herself. I was thinking to myself *how* did
she get that huge thing through security (where was she hiding it as she
testified), and why would the judge let her dramatic breakdown, complete
with props play out like that without comment. And do I really need to
mention the entire case against the guy (for something that allegedly
happened *years* earlier) was based on the word of the woman who
castrated him then was caught in lie after lie after lie. But as the
cops put it, she wouldn't have done it unless he did something to her
first, so she *must* be telling the truth. The fact she castrated him
is all the corroborating proof they need.


The Mayor - "The Filibuster" - The mayor fights the city counsel over
funding for music for kids. This show is really not funny. The
characters aren't particularly likeable either. The *only* thing
keeping me in their is I generally like the premise and I see some
potential if they can get their act together.


Survivor - "My Kisses Are Very Private" - The cast of survivor auditions
to be on Are You the One.


Legends of TOmorrow - "Aruba-Con" - Already covered. It was OK, but not
as good as I thought it would be based on the comments.


American Horror Story: Cult - Holes" - Episode from last week.
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2017-10-12 14:41:37 UTC
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Survivor - "My Kisses Are Very Private" - The cast of survivor auditions
to be on Are You the One.
The virgin girl who said that seems 100% like high school girls who kiss
different boys all the time and claim it was just being friendly and
that it meant something special and that they don't do such things with
just anyone and ... well, I think they are generally called 'prick
teases'. Hard to believe she is still acting out that persona in her
mid 20s.
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Legends of TOmorrow - "Aruba-Con" - Already covered. It was OK, but not
as good as I thought it would be based on the comments.
I have failed this newsgroup.
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Legends of TOmorrow - "Aruba-Con" - Already covered. It was OK, but not
as good as I thought it would be based on the comments.
I have failed this newsgroup.
*plonks* Anim with a green suction-cup arrow.
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Legends of TOmorrow - "Aruba-Con" - Already covered. It was OK, but not
as good as I thought it would be based on the comments.
I have failed this newsgroup.
*plonks* Anim with a green suction-cup arrow.
That's not how this works. That's not how *any* of this works.

You plonk my innocent helpers to teach me a lesson.

For instance, Ian.
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Legends of TOmorrow - "Aruba-Con" - Already covered. It was OK, but not
as good as I thought it would be based on the comments.
I have failed this newsgroup.
*plonks* Anim with a green suction-cup arrow.
That's not how this works. That's not how *any* of this works.
You plonk my innocent helpers to teach me a lesson.
For instance, Ian.
Ian would like it.

*another green suction-cup arrow hits Anim*
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Law & Order:SVU - I was thinking to myself *how* did she get that huge
thing through security (where was she hiding it as she testified), and
why would the judge let her dramatic breakdown, complete with props
play out like that without comment.
Judges in Dick Wolf TV courtroom scenes are like the refs at a WWE
wrestling match. Mere decoration.
the entire case against the guy (for something that allegedly
happened *years* earlier) was based on the word of the woman who
castrated him then was caught in lie after lie after lie. But as the
cops put it, she wouldn't have done it unless he did something to her
first, so she *must* be telling the truth. The fact she castrated him
is all the corroborating proof they need.
<facepalm>
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The Mayor - "The Filibuster" - The mayor fights the city counsel over
funding for music for kids. This show is really not funny. The
characters aren't particularly likeable either. The *only* thing
keeping me in their is I generally like the premise and I see some
potential if they can get their act together.
"Me too." It has more heart than art. Good intentions, but not well
told.
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Legends of TOmorrow - "Aruba-Con" - Already covered. It was OK, but
not as good as I thought it would be based on the comments.
"Me too" too. I like that they're more explicitly acknowledging that
the Legends are habitual screwups, which actually makes it my favorite
DC show right now, but it's possible to make them out to be so hopeless
that one would expect Rip would find a way to get rid of them to
safeguard humanity.

-Micky

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What did you watch?
Recorded for later: The All New! NEW!! DIE-Nasty! Channel Zero: No-End
House, and The Shannara Chronicles (season 2 premiere).
I watched:

SURVIVOR: The episode gives us some time at all three camps and we see
googoo eyed women falling in love at two of those camps. At the
challenge, we see one guy single handedly lose it for his tribe because
he isn't capable of being a team player. At the vote, his tribe has to
decide whether to evict him for being a loser or evict the 'old lady'
for being non-social. In the end, a sore loser is evicted and life is good.

MODERN FAMILY: Haley has to live without a phone and is the better for
it. Cam and Mitch are redecorating their fire gutted home and bickering
over the remodel details. Jay is trying to deal with his lying wife.
Phil is trying to deal with a bad luck underwear day.

YOU'RE THE WORST: The entire cast is absent from this episode, aside
from Gretchen. Gretchen is back in her home town to visit her sister
who is having a baby, but before she can fulfill family duty she runs
into her not dead friend from high school. So, the two of them go on a
drinking binge and play at statutory rape and run from the cops
and...Gretchen is a really horrible person...so bad that even her
friends aren't her friends and her family connection is zero, too.

THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES: After last season's horrible finale I was
worried that this show had gone down the stupid path. In the season
premiere, we find out that 1 year has passed and our main protagonist,
Wil, has totally forgotten to go and save the damsel in distress. Ah
well, she isn't really in distress anyway as she is back with her
people, treated well, and now has a new girlfriend to keep her warm at
night. Meanwhile, our SPARTACUS druid has been hunting for the big, bad
guy and finds him after 1 year...by looking in the big, bad guy's house
of all places...and happens upon him just as the big bad guy is casting
an evil spell to unleash evil upon the land once again. Meanwhile,
there is some evil military general going around killing everyone with
magical powers because...it makes no sense and goes against the wishes
of his boss. So much nonsense...I guess from the original novel material.

MR. ROBOT: Elliot survives his gut shot from last season's finale. He
wakes up at Angela's house and she tells him he just got there
yesterday, but also says he has been unconscious for 6 days and she
knows who shot him...so clearly she knows more than she should and more
than she is telling him. Meanwhile, Elliot is depressed so the power is
still out. BD Wong (aka White Rose) is still leading some evil plan
(and it might involve a huge time machine full of human stasis
chambers), but also feels the need to follow some religion-ish fate
route of letting Elliot act in whatever ways Elliot wants. In the end,
Elliot stops Plan B or Plan 2 or whatever by closing the back door to
the hacker path that resulted in an idiot politician being elected and
leading towards the downfall of society due to fear mongering. He asks
Angele to watch over him and warn him if his dad returns...little does
he know that she is working with his dad to do something evil that will
maybe cause the entire world to go back in time. Whatever is going on,
Elliot sees hope and so the power comes back on.

THE LOVERS: A 2017 dramedy about a couple (Debra Winger and Tracy
Letts) in an unhappy marriage where both of them are cheating. As the
film progresses, there is light at the end of the tunnel, if only they
can get through a weekend visit with their annoying son. This film
wasn't too bad, but I'm not sure what the message was really supposed to
be...commentary on the social condition, I suppose.

ALREADY TOMORROW IN HONG KONG: A 2015 romcom starring real life couple
Jamie Chung (THE GIFTED, ONCE UPON A TIME) and Bryan Greenberg (THE
MINDY PROJECT, ONE TREE HILL) as a couple of Americans living in Hong
Kong. Consider this a 'meet cute' type film which spent much of its
screen time being a travel infomercial for Hong Kong. Good film that
might need a sequel.
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ALREADY TOMORROW IN HONG KONG: A 2015 romcom starring real life couple
Jamie Chung (THE GIFTED, ONCE UPON A TIME) and Bryan Greenberg (THE
MINDY PROJECT, ONE TREE HILL) as a couple of Americans living in Hong
Kong. Consider this a 'meet cute' type film which spent much of its
screen time being a travel infomercial for Hong Kong. Good film that
might need a sequel.
STILL YESTERDAY IN JERSEY CITY
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ALREADY TOMORROW IN HONG KONG: A 2015 romcom starring real life couple
Jamie Chung (THE GIFTED, ONCE UPON A TIME) and Bryan Greenberg (THE
MINDY PROJECT, ONE TREE HILL) as a couple of Americans living in Hong
Kong. Consider this a 'meet cute' type film which spent much of its
screen time being a travel infomercial for Hong Kong. Good film that
might need a sequel.
STILL YESTERDAY IN JERSEY CITY
Replace 'Jersey City' with 'Los Angeles' and you have a line from the movie.
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ALREADY TOMORROW IN HONG KONG: A 2015 romcom starring real life couple
Jamie Chung (THE GIFTED, ONCE UPON A TIME) and Bryan Greenberg (THE
MINDY PROJECT, ONE TREE HILL) as a couple of Americans living in Hong
Kong. Consider this a 'meet cute' type film which spent much of its
screen time being a travel infomercial for Hong Kong. Good film that
might need a sequel.
STILL YESTERDAY IN JERSEY CITY
Replace 'Jersey City' with 'Los Angeles' and you have a line from the movie.
Well, then, I don't have to watch it now!
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The Blacklist - An OK episode in which Red sends Lizzie and the team
after a Blacklister who co-opts "good" cops to perform assassinations.
Meanwhile, Red has to come up with an elaborate scheme to deliver on an
arms deal he made with some of his clients back when he had his empire
- in the end, Red is able to deliver the goods, and gets a (currently
non-functional) airplane out of the scheme. But he looks to be adding
more "participants" to his fledgling criminal enterprise... Meanwhile,
Tom seems to be getting closer to the truth, and I think Red now
suspects this. And Ressler continues to do nothing about his
"blackmail" problem, though Red makes Ressler an offer that I suspect
Ressler will eventually take.
Ressler was blabbing about the body in the trunk to Lizzie and Samar. Do they both know he's being blackmailed??

I liked the elephants. :)
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Ressler was blabbing about the body in the trunk to Lizzie and Samar. Do they both know he's being blackmailed??
Nobody knows the answer?
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Ressler was blabbing about the body in the trunk to Lizzie and Samar. Do they both know he's being blackmailed??
Nobody knows the answer?
Nobody even knows what show you're talking about.
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Ressler was blabbing about the body in the trunk to Lizzie and Samar. Do they both know he's being blackmailed??
Nobody knows the answer?
Nobody even knows what show you're talking about.
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You dont remember last week when Ressler was telling everyone he had to get rid of a body b'cuz he was being blackmailed??

There was nothing this week but why was he telling them that last week??
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What did you watch?
On Wed Oct 11 I watched:

HAWAII 5-0: Fire Will Never Say that It Has Had Enough
I missed this return of the show & had to resort to "Tenplay"
with its compulsory ads & no CC.
The diction was good & so only missed about 5% of what was spoken.
The fire seemed very real.
I liked the blonde girl.

800 WORDS: 3x5
Woody has a grown up daughter he never knew he had.

NCIS:LA: Se Murio El Payaso
I don't know what the title means.
Again I had to resort to "Tenplay",
and the diction was not so good.
Sam goes undercover as a financier,
which seemed silly to me.

THE WRONG GIRL: 2x8
I watched this at my daughter's place,
with distractions ++.

Season final next week, tg.
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What did you watch?
HAWAII 5-0: Fire Will Never Say that It Has Had Enough
I missed this return of the show & had to resort to "Tenplay"
with its compulsory ads & no CC.
The diction was good & so only missed about 5% of what was spoken.
The fire seemed very real.
I liked the blonde girl.
800 WORDS: 3x5
Woody has a grown up daughter he never knew he had.
NCIS:LA: Se Murio El Payaso
I don't know what the title means.
"The Clown Died"

Does that make sense?
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What did you watch?
HAWAII 5-0: Fire Will Never Say that It Has Had Enough
I missed this return of the show & had to resort to "Tenplay"
with its compulsory ads & no CC.
The diction was good & so only missed about 5% of what was spoken.
The fire seemed very real.
I liked the blonde girl.
800 WORDS: 3x5
Woody has a grown up daughter he never knew he had.
NCIS:LA: Se Murio El Payaso
I don't know what the title means.
"The Clown Died"
Does that make sense?
No.
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What did you watch?
HAWAII 5-0: Fire Will Never Say that It Has Had Enough
I missed this return of the show & had to resort to "Tenplay"
with its compulsory ads & no CC.
The diction was good & so only missed about 5% of what was spoken.
The fire seemed very real.
I liked the blonde girl.
800 WORDS: 3x5
Woody has a grown up daughter he never knew he had.
NCIS:LA: Se Murio El Payaso
I don't know what the title means.
"The Clown Died"
Does that make sense?
No.
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What did you watch?
RIVERDALE / 2x01 / A Kiss Before Dying

[As Fred’s life hangs in the balance following the shooting at Pop’s
diner, Archie struggles with the emotional aftermath of what he
witnessed. Meanwhile, as Veronica steps out of her comfort zone to
support Archie, she learns that her father Hiram has arrived to
Riverdale earlier than expected. Elsewhere, at Pop’s diner, Pop Tate
recounts the chilling details of the shooting, which leaves Jughead and
Betty questioning the gunman’s true motives. Lastly, after running into
Cheryl at the hospital, Betty and Kevin are surprised to learn about the
fire at Thornhill.]

A mostly underwhelming season premiere, with most of it taking place at
Riverdale Hospital, which appears to have been built in the 1950s, with
no updates to the facilities whatsoever in the ensuing decades. Fred
slowly recovers and has dreams/visions that could have been written by a
high school-aged writer. We're minded that Cheryl is batshit crazy. Not
that her mom deserves much better, of course. On the age front, we learn
that Archie isn't old enough to drive, a reminder of how silly it is
when they writers place these kids in adult settings and situations,
whether sexual or otherwise. In the end, Fred recovers and Mom has made
it to town to help out, as well. And on the parents arriving in town
front, Veronica returns home to find that good old Dad has arrived
already. Lots of love shared. Or not.

Without a doubt, the best part of the episode occurs in the final 30
seconds, when we see that Ms Grundy has set up shop on the other side of
the river from Riverdale. We see her finish up a piano lesson at home,
followed by a kiss goodbye for her young student. So yeah, still
cougaring it. But not for long. Because an unknown assailant sneaks up
on her from behind and, if the amount of blood and the damage to her
neck are any indication, kills her. And it appears to be the same masked
man who shot Fred, making Archie the obvious common denominator.

Grade: B-

MR. ROBOT / 3x01 / eps3.0_power-saver-mode.h

[Elliot realizes his mission, and needs help from Angela; Darlene
worries about them coming out clean.]

"Okay. What qualifies as a visit? Do I have to leave the premises and
come back? Do I have to go home? Is it time-based? You see the faulty
logic here, don't you?"
"Well, he's kinda still alive."
"I know a space that has access. But you're not going to get in there
wearing that shirt."
"He started this, didn't he? I'm just helping him finish it. I'm pushing
him along. Isn't that what you do?"
"I've always wanted justice for her death. But how do you bring justice
to a conglomerate as untouchable as Evil Corp?"

Elliot recovers from his gunshot wound at Angela's place. When it's time
to leave and continue his mission, she loans him a Josh Groban shirt
because it's sheer perfection. (And a bit of fun in a show that trends
darker than dark.) Darlene reunites with Elliot and together they close
the backdoor and put a huge crimp on Stage 2 of the anarchy plan. Elliot
realizes the error of his past ways and wants Angela to get him a job at
Evil Corp so that he can finish fixing his mistakes. Unfortunately, Mr.
Robot is still in the picture and Angela is thinking of an even larger
reset button. And thinking of revenge for her mother. So while Darlene
is teaming with Elliot to undo their earlier actions, Angela is teaming
with Mr. Robot and Irving to bring Stage 2 to fruition. And more. And
Eliott is stuck in the middle because he can't possibly be anywhere
other than with Mr. Robot.

Grade: B+

DESIGNATED SURVIVOR / 2x03 / Outbreak

[President Kirkman is faced with a viral pandemic. Agent Wells and MI6
Agent Damian Rennett discover evidence that could change the lives of
members of the first family forever.]

This has been a borderline show for me since the beginning since I turn
to fiction to escape politics of any kind, not so that I can get more of
it in addition to real life. But the initial premise and mystery were
enough to hook me. Going into season two, it's obvious that (a) this
show has an identity crisis and (b) bears little resemblance to that
initial premise and that (c) the writers have no idea what to do with a
bunch of additional episodes that they probably weren't expecting to
get. As such, I'm literally fast-forwarding through everything in the
White House -- this week's viral outbreak (that will be resolved within
42 minutes) and Confederate monuments are a far cry from bombing
Congress -- at this point because it's not my thing and because I can't
stand New Guy at all.

Which leaves the Hannah stuff which, while far less interesting so far
than it was last year, is at least more in line with my own interests.
In short, it's the stuff that could have made an interesting show on its
own instead of being a small part of the bloated and generic thing that
we have. And at this point, Hannah has learned of some ties between the
First Lady's family and some possible shady contracts or deals done as
favors were called in to move The First Lady's father to the top of a
heart transplant list. Not quite "Who bombed the Capitol?" stuff, but
better than statues. Still, it probably would have been better to end
this as a one-season thing instead of trying to add to its lifespan like
this.

Grade: C- (D- for WH stuff, B- for Hannah stuff)
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