Skip to main content

Friday TV Update.

This update I should be able to keep. Honestly the only one that could be in trouble is the one for Sunday. My Mondays are just mucho busy. (Of course, Sunday contains Charmed which my readership seems most interested in.) Again, it may be weeks until I know for sure.

Stargate SG-1 had been rather dull, relatively speaking, the last couple of weeks. Last night, it came back with an episode that will have ramifications perhaps through the rest of the season. For the third week in a row, Carter was central to the story. I'm not complaining. In fact, I wish Amanda Tapping's navel ring was Air Force issue...The camera work in the scene where you see her bleeding and the super-soldier tracking a trail of blood that turns out to be another person, not Carter, was awesome. I do have a complaint, though. Carter had a huge gash in her leg and could barely walk at times. Her adrenaline must have been flowing like mad when she easily leaped over a pile of rocks.

Now, I said this episode would have ramifications for awhile. This is due to the alliance between Jaffa, Tok'ra and the humans coming to an end. This actually makes sense. The Jaffa probably do feel that they traded one master for another even though it isn't the case. They've been trained all their lives to follow the orders of "false gods" and probably view the world as such. Doing things for themselves for awhile may do them some good. Bra'tac wasn't in this episode to give his two cents so we'll have to see what happens.

The Tok'ra are right in their worries that this alliance ultimately affects them adversely. The old Dorito motto in the Jay Leno years, "Crunch all you want, we'll make more." doesn't apply to them because they don't reproduce sexually as the other two groups (Well, they did but the mother is dead.) do. They must stop keeping secrets from their allies, however. The old ways may have worked for them, survival-wise, but as Jacob pointed out they've eliminated more Go'auld in the last 7 years because of the alliance then the previous 700 hundred years by themselves. I find it hard to believe the Jacob/Selmac is the only Tok'ra who notices this. Could this lead to a Tok'ra civil war of sorts? That could be cool.

In other news, I was just watching VH-1's Fresh New Music. I only saw two videos that were actually "new." Not only was the Jessica Simpson video not new, it really makes no sense. Ok, technically I'm referring to the song not the video but whatever. To me, if she was walking around "with only a tee-shirt on," I'd be extra helpful and kind too. That ain't love honey...I mean she took the stand that she wasn't going to have sex until she got married and then suddenly Nick proposes. It's not "rocket surgery" here...

Ok, I must shower and start my day...

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Setup Complete

When I wrote my blog post on the previous Netflix series, Luke Cage, I noted it was only about 90% as dark as Daredevil  and Jessica Jones. Iron Fist  is only about 90% as dark as that series.While that does make me question the Mature rating, I have no problem with that.

I feel in the mood to structure at least the beginning of this review on my feelings on complaints I've heard

1. The acting and writing: I'm sure my bar is lower than others but I feel people who feel the strongest about this have never watched movies on Lifetime or Hallmark. (Oddly, I read a comment on Twitter from a complainer that he had higher hopes for Cloak and Dagger on Freeform than  Inhumans on ABC. Special effects budget, sure but writing and acting? I think that's an iffy wager at best but I digress.)

Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick are great as Danny Rand and Colleen Wing. Danny to me is just as a 25 year old man who spent 15 years cut off from the world as he knew it in a monastery (think ster…

The Blog Comes Around

Went to see Logan yesterday. I had already read tweets claiming it was the "best X-men film to date" which, to be honest, is not the highest of bars to leap over.  After seeing it, I would go much further with my praise. It doesn't really have the feel of a comic book film at all. This leaves both Spider-man 2 and The Dark Knight  in the dust in this respect...

To me, it feels more like a post-apocalyptic film (a genre that seems to get more critical praise, or at least scrutiny, incidentally.)  You have a small group of people, last of their kind, making the journey to Eden. This is the trope found in that genre. Death and bleakness, found also in Westerns, is evident from the Johnny "Man in Black" Cash songbook and the inclusion of Elizabeth Rodriguez best known from the show Orange is the New Black! (Sure, possibly a coincidence but if not? Sweet!) Just because it includes characters from comic, I'm pretty sure award voters will not see it in this respec…

Strange Times

No, this isn't about the election. I'm not ready to unlease that upon the world just yet.  Instead, allow me to share my thoughts on another fantastic entry into Marvel's cinematic universe.  Doctor Strange was the perfect blend of the tone we are used to and the adding of the supernatural world.

Friends on Facebook may have noticed my comment that the first part of  The Imitation Game  was unexpectedly hilarious due in large part to Benedict Cumberbatch's turn as Alan Turing so it comes as no surprise he's awesome as arrogant neurosurgeon (a redundant phrase in my personal experience.)

Doctor Strange, like Ghost Rider, is really not a character that lends itself to having a love interest but since it's an origin story, it worked here with  fellow surgeon Dr. Christine Palmer. Certainly better than in that movie... I've loved Rachel McAdams since The Family Stone  but I'm sure the character'll just go the route of Thor's Jane Foster and just be …