Post by Ubiquitous
What did you watch?
The Worst Witch (Netflix) - Ep's #3.2-3.4. I actually watched ep. #3.2
& 3.3 over the weekend, but forgot to mention them.
Season #3 still continues to be the weakest of the three, what with
making Mildred pretty unlikeable, and making Ethel Hallow pretty much
100% EVOL!!1! by this point. They've also bumped a recurring character
teacher, Mrs. Tapioca the cook, up to main cast, and added her
heretofore unseen daughter to the cast.
Anyway, these episodes continue with Mildred acting like a little
s*** and breaking the rules to "turn her mom into a witch too". Mildred
succeeds in actually *stealing* the "Make a Wish"(?) potion, and gives
her mom magic powers. Wackiness ensues. Meanwhile, Ethel doubles-down
on being a EVOL b**** trying to take down Mildred and Mildred's mother
(who's now the school's art teacher). They even get Miss Hardbroom
acting like more of a b**** about the latter development than usual,
which kind of ruins her shtick.
The one episode which was kind of OK was ep. #3.4, "The Swamp
Troll", where Ethel's "casting magic with EVOL!!1! (intent)" finally
catches up to her and turns her into a hideous troll (i.e. the
"outside" now matches the "inside"!). This episode also seems to
possibly resolve the storyline with Mildred's mom, as she "gives" her
magic up, which should keep them all out of trouble.
So, there's lot's about season #3 I don't like: Mildred, Mildred's
mom, Ethel, Maud and Enid seemingly being shoved more in the
background, Ethel trying to "corrupt" Clarice. The one thing I do kind
of like is Sybil Hallow being wary, if not downright dismissive, of
older sister Ethel.
Hopefully, with the Mildred's-mom-gets-magic storyline (seemingly)
resolved this season will improve.
soaps: DOOL - Ted is dead (shocker), so Kristen has to dispose of the
body. Hope continues to snoop, and may make common cause with Stefan
DiMera. Gabi reports her "triumph" to Brady, and then warns Brady that
she's not going to "hand over" DiMera Enterprises to him - instead she
intends to use it to be his rival.
GH - Jason frantically searches for Sam. Michael tries to tell Sonny
about meeting whom we know is Cassandra Pierce, but doesn't get to
finish the story. Honestly, I fell asleep near the end of this episode,
so I'm not sure what happened at the end.
Grand Hotel (recorded) - "Long Night's Journey Into Day" (ep. #8). Javi
suffers no permanent damage from the balcony collapse, but the doctors
tell Santiago and Alicia that Javi is a pill-popping addict! We then
get background on Javi's accident where he lost his leg, and Santiago
wears Javi down and gets him to go to rehab. Danny and Alicia are "back
on". Carolina and Yoli visit their father (Adrian Pasdar) and *of
course* he's actually conning them! Ingrid loses the baby. Mrs. P gets
inadvertantly stoned (don't ask), nearly blows it with an 'internet
influencer" (Joe Adler from the latter-days of "The Mentalist"), and
spills the secret about why Santiago keeps Mateo on at the hotel.
Next episode: We meet Mateo's big mob boss, and it's... Katey Sagal?!??!!
Betch (recorded yesterday) - And we *finally* get an "earlier" episode
of this (IMDb indicates that this was season #3, ep. #3...). This
episode was from 2016, and guest-starred Liza Koshy (among others) - in
fact, the first thing I notice about these episodes compared to the
most recent ones (season #6(?)) is that there's a lot less "naval
gazing" in these episodes, and there are a lot more "featured players"
and guest stars beyond the main "betches". In addition, while she's
"credited" main cast, this episode is early enough that they don't even
feature Jessica Marie Garcia in the pictures of the cast in the show's
Anyway, this episode was OK - there were a few bits of amusing parts
(the opening sequence where Koshy shows her mad "pun" skills I found
pretty amusing...). So far, I think I prefer earlier "Betch" to later
Guidance (recorded) - Ep. #2.6(?). After confirming that Mr. Ridley was
the victim of the dance shooting at the end of the previous episode,
this episode confirms that Ridley (Ryan Rottman) is indeed seducing
students (currently it's Chachi Gonzales' cheerleader Brianna
character, and possibly Leah Lewis' musician character Liddy), and was
responsible for knocking up the former student Polly ("Last Man
Standing's" Molly McCook). Ridley also moves to convince the principal
(Eric Allan Kramer) to put the guidance counsellor Alana (Erica Dasher)
on "sick leave" (mostly to stop her investigation into Ridley). But the
kids, primarily Hilary, Smiley and Tyler James are gathering evidence
against Ridley, and Alana ends up joining them.
Zac & Mia (recorded) - I ended up recording the last episode of season
#2, just to see how this series ended. It was still cloying treacle,
right up to the end, and I'm honestly not even sure what the ending
Recorded for later: Pandora (ick!), Guidance (x4!), Blood & Treasure
(season finale!), and The HUNDRED[sic] (penultimate season finale!!).
"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)