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What did you watch?
soaps: B&B - This was somewhat of a treat! It was an episode from 2002
that sported both Courtnee Draper as "Erica" (later "Mary"!), and the
lovely Tracy Melchior as Kristen Forrester. *And* it had Stephanie
righteously tearing a strip of that craven slut Brooke! Love it!! :)
DOOL - This, OTOH, I found to be mostly a waste of an episode - the
only thing of note that happened was Brady forced Old Man
Kiriakis(/Aniston!) to recant about Krazy Kristen stabbing him, but Eli
pointed out to them that if they go that route with the authorities, 1)
Brady goes back to being the #1 suspect, and 2) they'll charge Old Man
Kirakis with perjury! Ha!! Also, Will & Sonny tell Lucas that they want
to adopt stupid Allie's baby (the episode finished before Lucas shared
his thoughts on the proposal!).
Stargirl (recorded) - "The Justice Society" (ep. #6). I liked this
episode... Pat basically orders stupid Courtney (who was actually less
obnoxious in this episode!) to take the JSA stuff back from Yolanda and
Beth, while Pat goes to do the same from Rick Tyler, but both of them
fail at the task, esp. Courtney who is guilt-tripped by Yolanda and
Beth, both of whom feel like the JSA stuff has turned their lives
around. Then Beth discovers that The Gambler is attempting to take over
some satellites, and voila! the (junior!) JSA has their first mission!
But what they think is an easy mission to take down The Gambler ends up
being a face-off with Tigress (this series' version, anyway) and
Sportsmaster. In the ensuing fight, only Wildcat and Stargirl come
anywhere close to holding their own! - Hourman gets his ass handed to
him by Sportsmaster, and Beth as Dr. Mid-Nite is mostly a coward.
Be fair! She's a teenage girl with no fighting ability, no training,
and no superpowers. That doesn't make her a coward! Well I guess she
could fling herself into the battle and while the villains are murdering
her the other heroes can flee to safety.
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Luckily, they are bailed out by Pat as S.T.R.I.P.E. at the last second.
In the end, Courtney agrees with Pat that while they won't get the other
kids to "quit" being JSA, they at least need to be trained to take on
And that was pretty much all I watched - in the evening, I put Hallmark
Channel on as background noise and finished grading...
Recorded for later: SHIELD (which I'll get to either tonight, or
tomorrow night), and The 'Hundred[sic].
SHIELD - "A Trout in the Milk" - This was a fun episode, right from the
start when they did the retro opening credits. I seem to always fall
for shows doing retro credits. This week team SHIELD battle HYDRA in
the 70s and finally rescue good old Enoch.
House on Haunted Hill (blu-ray) - 1999 horror remake staring a bunch of
90s celebrities including Taye Diggs and Ali Larter, who for whatever
reason seem to be poping up in several movies I've watched lately.
Anyway Geoffrey Rush stars as a theme park owner who plots to murder his
wife (Famke Janssen) using an old asylum turned haunted house as a
cover. It was mostly meh. This was very much a spur of the moment
watch decision to just kill some time.
Return to House on Haunted Hill (Showtime or maybe Cinemax) I had this
sitting on my DVR and in a half-hearted attempt to clear some DVR space
I watched this. Since they couldn't afford Ali Larter again, her sister
(Amanda Righetti) is forced to go to the house by some treasure hunters.
Wackiness ensues. This was not good, but It did have a *little* bit
of snark in it. Especially when the ghosts instead of just killing
people like in the first movie have to be played by young models who
strip naked and make out first before the kill.