Search Page

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 13:04

Agent Coulson is still carving at the "Crazy wall" , the writing is coming every day, he can no longer sleep and he's worried. 

Not as worried as the young artist who has also been drawing the symbols and has found a third person who knows about them. This mysterious man wants her to remember why she's painting, and he knows how to make her. Apparently this involves filletting her.

Skye and Coulson investigate and find dozens of pictures in the victim's apartment that have extra detail that makes the pattern in his head bigger.

An autopsy reveals a connection between killer, victim, Skye and Coulson, the TAHITI project and the resurrection blood. 

Only one way to explore the connections beetween everyone...

It's this season's solution to everything... 

...

Read more
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 09:33

The preamble is coming to an end.

Along with everything else.

We're now only a few hours away from the big supernatural punch up. 

The characters are on a collision course for Lower Tadfield. Newton Pulsifer, Witchfinder Private has arrived in a very wrecked car and is taken to Anathema Device by Adam and pals, a not entirely unexpected event. 

Deprived of the actual book of predictions, Anathema has a handy card index of summaries, annotated and cross referenced, a sort of cardboard Wikipedia (Wikipredictia?). 

Newton's arrival is anticipated, and it transpires that the cards reveal the connections of the modern day witch and witchfinder and their respective ancestors. It also reveals what they are supposed to do next. 

In the past...

Read more
Monday, January 19, 2015 - 20:40

If music be the food of love...

Then throttling someone to death in their car with a double bass string and then  torching the car and victim would be what exactly ?

The connection is a song. 

The titular 6 A.M. a famous Jazz track that made the fortunes of a few, and being Jazz, probably bemused almost everyone else in the world, and will have prompted the age old question about this particular style of music...

"Is it supposed to sound like that?"

The accredited writer of this Jazzy phenomenon is challenged by the son of an old colleague who is claiming proof that his father was the real song author. This is what gets him garrotted and toasted. 

Daddy Jazz player (Pepper) is tracked down at his permanent gig as a public transport system busker, down on his luck and despairing...

Read more
Monday, January 19, 2015 - 20:33

Well it's not up there with Game Of Thrones but it's certainly novel to have a dominatrix fitting a ball gag to a willing masochist less than 5 minutes into the program. 

You can tell it's going to end well can't you?

Sure enough it's body dumped in the street time and off to Henry's autopsy slab. 

Whoever marked his card marked the body...a lot. Whip scars, ligature marks, gag marks, its an MP's wet dream...

It turns out that this was a regular session for those who need a more unusual release for their tension, administered by Iona Payne an often scantily clad therapist with a not at all subtle interest in Henry. 

Det. Jo is none too impressed with the attention going Henry's way, and views the therapist as little more than a hooker. She's even less impressed that Iona out-diagnoses...

Read more
Monday, January 19, 2015 - 20:21

Marvel.

Question?

Are you being ironic? 

The Mighty World Of Marvel (Screen Dept) has been coming in for critcism lately for its lack of diversity. Too many white men, not enough women. It's hard to refute this really. Of the big screen films we have less than a handful of female hero types (even counting the non-Marvel Studio Marvel films it's still a real imbalance). 

So an extra woman in the franchise will take off the pressure right ? 

Well not if that character spends a lot of time not fighting the forces of Evil, but fighting bigotry and sexism. Or as its also known ... The forces of Evil...

This show brings it to the fore, so you could well be hoist with your own petard.

...

Read more
Monday, January 19, 2015 - 18:46

Secondary characters to the fore for this episode.

Sergeant Shadwell's Witchfinder Army (both of them) are commissioned by both Mr A and Mr C to hunt suspicious characters in Tadfield, home of Adam Young and his gang.  While kitting out Newton with his Witchfinding kit we get a reminisce back to the Witchfinder Army's only failure...

Agnes Nutter. Actual witch. Actually able to predict the future . Not a good idea to try and surprise her then....oh no...

Speaking of Agnes Nutter, Josie Lawrence's accent seems to be moving up North. She started in Birmingham in week one and is now in Yorkshire. By the end of this series I hope you've all passed your advanced Norwegian language courses or this could get confusing...

Agnes' book of predictions has fallen into Aziraphale's hands, who makes the reasonable...

Read more
Monday, January 19, 2015 - 18:42

So you've lost your Antichrist, what do you do ?

Go looking I suppose.

And that's exactly what Crowley and Aziraphale do. But where to start...?

Well to ACTUALLY start this episode we have recruitment into the Witchfinder Army, and (Peter Serafinowicz please take note), a MORE than pitch perfect introduction of the Witchfinder recruiter in Clive Russell. The word BONKERS looms up, trips you over and performs a jig in your chest. 

Then something that I hate everytime I hear it on a radio program, the recap speech added into the dialogue. There must be a better way of doing this , how about a "Previously on ..." pre-credits, or a small narration at the start . I know its for those that haven't heard it before, but you don't get it in books just in case someone starts in the middle.....

...

Read more
Monday, January 19, 2015 - 17:37

It's been a while since I read this book from Messrs Pratchett and Gaiman.

Years in fact, so the details are hazy. That should help me treat this as a nice surprise for the Xmas season (as you can see I started this episode review ages ago but didn't get around to finishing it until the New Year).

So, in the beginning we have 'In the BEGINNING', Garden Of Eden, Angels, Demons and the Fall.All that malarkey.

The two main protagonists are introduced as Crawley and Aziraphale, Demon and Angel buddies, who are embroiled in mankinds' exit into the big bad world. They spend the next few thousand years going native and getting comfortable. It's a fine life being supernatural in the world of men.Living and LIVING (although within the bounds set by their respective bosses), the Angel is now a bookstore owner, the demon a corporate shark. 

...

Read more
Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 21:25

It's on my list okay ?!?!

It's on my list of books regarded as classics that I might one day get around to reading. Maybe. If I run out of other stuff to do . And I get the time. Here it is presented as an Amazon TV Pilot.

There is a reason why it hasn't jumped to the top of the pile, the premise has put me off.

Stop me if you've heard this before ....

America has been taken over by....

(Dramatic Chord) ....

NAZIS !

NO... WAIT ...

COME BACK ..!

I HAVEN'T FINISHED....

Oh well ..

I'm going to write a review anyway!

...

Read more
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 17:34

Some people eh? 

You're born to a billionaire family, become a self-impoverished philanthropist doctor treating the poor of New York. 

You end up receiving an award and it goes straight to your head. 

Through the skull and into the brain in fact.

No misconceptions here, no trying to hide that it's a murder. 

Henry and Jo investigate the wealthy college friends of the dead doctor, and instantly you don't like any of them. There's "Jittery coke-head boy" , "Arrogant lawyer girl" and "Slimy corporate tosser lad". Not one sympathetic character among them. Yes, the rich are wankers,and if you renounce your wealth for altruistic reasons then your reward can only be a pointy crystal trophy straight into the cerebellum.

The investigations...

Read more