Post by Ubiquitous
What did you watch?
The Worst Witch (Netflix) - "The Owl and the Pussycat" (ep. #3.5). And
finally a season #3 episode that features Enid and Maud! Meanwhile, the
'B' story focused on second year Beatrice who is now working for Miss
Tapioca as a cook.... The driver of the action was a "Wise Owl"
(basically an owl with magical properties) that Enid summons (in order
to help Maud whose familiar kitty is turning invisible!), and that
Beatrice recovers a feather from.
I like how in this episode, Ethel Hallow has already forgotten her
lesson from the previous episode, and is right back to being mostly
Killjoys (recorded) - "Three Killjoys and a Lady" (ep. #5.3). You know
a Skiffy show is pretty good when it can get you "choked up" about the
"death" of a ship A.I. but this episode managed exactly that. I'm also
releaved that it didn't turn out to be an "it was all a dream!!"
episode like I feared it would.
But it was mostly for naught - while Dutch, D'Av and Johnny escape
from The Lady's captivity, she captures them again by the end, and then
sends them all off to a SuperMax!! prison... Still, in the meantime,
Dutch does come up with an "endgame plan" for how to deal with The
Lady, so, progress... And Khlyen talks a good enough game to keep
Sidenote: No Zeph, Pree, or Delle Sayah & Jaq this epie.
Guidance (recorded off TeenNick) - Ep's #2.10 & 2.11. Just as with
season #1 this ended weak - though, frankly, I think season #2 ended
even *weaker* than season #1 did... :( - including not one but *two*
"time jumps". The first "time jump" tooks us from the dance shooting
aftermath (without properly resolving that scene, IMO) to "one week
later". In the week later time, Alana the guidance counsellor gets the
actual shooter to confess, and gets her mentor, the principal, to
resign when she discovers that he pawned off the original Mr. Ridley
"case" involving Polly to her incompetent predecessor. Then they do a
"six months later" which I think is supposed to be post-grad for an
awkward (and unconvincing) "happy" ending.
It appears for all intents and purposes that TeenNick has ended its
airing of AwesomenessTV stuff, so it looks like I will have to watch
the third season of "Guidance" off Hulu... :/ (It looks like the
first couple of seasons of "Betch" are also on Hulu...)
Pandora (recorded) - "Masters of War" (ep. #3). This episode actually
qualified as an "improvement" - in that I was able to actually follow
the action in this one. It also had better guest-stars - Ben Cross
(chewing scenery as the show's 'Big Bad'...) and Johann Urb.
However, the "science" and "space" stuff in this show is still
execrable, and the show is still awful.
Worse - this episode killed off THE ONLY PERSON IN THE CAST ANY OF
US EVEN KNEW. >:/
So I expect the show will get even worse from here.
Wu Assassins (The Netflix) - The first two episodes. This was mostly
set-up, but I'm interested enough to stick with it, and the
"chop-socky" segments are pretty solid (me like-y). I do like how Kai's
(Iko Uwais) trainer to be the Wu Assassin, Ying Ying (Celia Au), is a
total B-word!! ;) Meanwhile, Katheryn Winnick plays an undercover cop
here, though it's unclear what her role will be, and Byron Mann plays
Kai's adoptive "uncle", the head of San Fran's triad, and the 'Big Bad'
of the show.
This show is apparently filmed in Alberta (they give Winnick's
character a line that winks at this), with Calgary(?) unconvincingly
standing in for San Francisco.
The Outpost (recorded) - "The Blade of The Three" (ep. #2.5). The
non-Garret parts of season #2 continue to be decent - in this one,
Gwynn struggles to keep her Kingdom afloat, esp. after declining the
buffon Tobin's marriage proposal, and is only rescued when Elinor
decides she wants "legitimacy" (and thus "power") and uses her own
funds to restart the economy of the Outpost for Gwynn. Talon decides to
keep the new Blackblood, Zed, a secret from Gwynn. And Fred called it -
Naya finally makes a move on Janzo.
However, the Garret parts of this season are literally *killing* the
show. >:/ I can only guess that Andrew Howard wanted off the show
(probably esp. after the production moved to Belgrade), but killing his
character off (esp. with how it was done) was a grievous mistake - at
this point, the only acceptable outcome is Garret's death as well. I am
*really* unhappy with this turn of events.
Deadly Influencer (LMN) - Morgan Taylor Campbell got the correct 'note'
for a role like this, and played it completely
to-the-hilt/over-the-top, which mostly worked here. The problem was
that her character was a *complete psychopath* without any redeeming
qualities, and that makes flicks like this less interesting. Meanwhile,
Abby Ross was decent here, and this must have been filmed before Anne
Dudek did "The InBetween", because her face seemed to be mostly "fine"
All I See Is You (recorded off Showtime Next) - A really weird, mostly
annoying flick. It was mostly well-cast - Jason Clarke, Yvonne
Strahovski, even Danny Huston (and it features Wes Chatham from "The
Expanse" as well!!). But I really don't get the point. :/ P.S.
Ironically, Blake Lively actually looks much better as a brunette than
as a blonde.
Drive Angry (Showtime 2) - I had never seen this all the way through.
For a "low budget actioner", it's actually pretty darn fun. :)
soaps: DOOL - Hope is starting to make progress into her
"investigation". Stefan confronts Gabi (who doesn't back down). Rex
intends to leave town, as Eric's and Sarah's carrying on is pissing
GH - They do the "memory transfer" on Franco, but it's unclear
what's happened yet. Shiloh gets arrested again, and this time I think
it's gotta "stick". Cassandra Pierce has given Sasha a really nasty
strain of the flu, but it's unclear what will happen. Lulu freaks out
Willow about Chase's job as a cop.
Recorded for later: Reef Break, Killjoys, and Betch.
"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)