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Hannibal: Futamono Review (Article) - 4/7/2014 8:21:32 AM

Miriam Lass being found was really the most shocking part of the episode.  Who would have thought Lector would keep prisoners?   Maybe he respected her a bit because she was the first one to get on his trail and that is part of the reason he kept her.   

I didn't really care about Alana hooking up with Hannible because I've read Red Dragon, and never expected her to end up with Will, even though I know some things will be changed between the books and the show. 

From Will's point of view, he knows Hannibal is a serial killer and he isn't in a real position to stop him through normal legal channels.  He knows Hannibal killed Beverly Katz due to her getting too close to catching Hannibal as his proxy.   He has this "tool" in the psychopathic orderly to attempt to stop Hannibal.  How many lives would he save if the orderly had been succesful?    Under those reasons I don't feel Grahm is a "killer" in the same sense and not as close to the dark.  

Can't wait to see what happens now that Will is going to be out of captivity.   

Game of Thrones: Two Swords Review (Article) - 4/7/2014 8:06:31 AM

I do think they failed capture the book's mood of the scene of the Hound and Arya's "fight" at that roadside inn.   In the book, Arya took out two of the men in the inn and I seem to remember she went a little crazy on one by stabbing him in the back and then repeatedly stabbing him while shouting the questions they had asked while tourturing people back when she was their prisoner.   The whole tone in the book had a feeling of her losing any innocence she may have had left to me. 

Hannibal: Mukozuke Review (Article) - 3/31/2014 10:54:26 AM

I, too, was thinking about all the glass and hardware to create the display.  Along with the transporting of the materials and time to create it.  Hannible doesn't strike me as someone who owns a truck.    Its probably time for the FBI to install some remote closed circuit cameras on that observatory.    I let the logic of the set up slide as slightly lazy writing, because the rest of the episode was pretty good.  

I really hope they get to stay on air long enough to at least do Red Dragon. 

 

 

Hannibal: Takiawase Review (Article) - 3/25/2014 10:17:48 AM

Found the show through season one being available on Amazon Prime streaming.  Now its one of the shows I look forward to the most.

Regarding NBC getting away with pushing the limits as much as they do, I believe I read that some of their affiliates have dropped it or moved it to an even later time due to complaints.   I believe those were in Utah with the large religious populations out there.

Super Bowl 2014 Trailers (Article) - 2/3/2014 1:16:49 PM

At the beginning of that 24 trailer, I thought it was going to be a continuation of that Jaguar English villains ad that came up earlier.   so when "Jack Bauer" appeared on screen I was pretty surprised.   Or it could be that "Jack" saw the Jaguar commercial and that was the end of him taking out the three English villains. 

Preacher TV Pilot for AMC (Article) - 11/18/2013 11:44:52 AM

I'd love Preacher on HBO, Showtime, Starz, or Netflix.  Like most here seem to think, I don't think AMC would be able to do it with out a lot of trimming of the graphic insanity in the books.   I think it would lose a lot of its bite.   I also don't think AMC would have the budget to do the effects well.    As far as actors?  I know when I first read the series, I thought of Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette a lot, becase of True Romance but they probably too old.  I know at one point in one of the previous incarnations, James Marsden was supposedly attached to play Jesse, like him but not for that role.

OLDBOY: Josh Brolin Transformation Featurette (Article) - 10/24/2013 7:11:29 AM

I think Oldboy came out early on BluRay during the last format wars, and I heard about it then so I watched it and came away unimpressed.   Maybe it would have worked for me as an episode of Twilight Zone or similar short but I think the plot was so far out there (at least for Western Culture) that I just couldn't get into it.

Beorn: Hobbit 2 First Look (Article) - 10/7/2013 7:20:41 AM

I'm sure the studio and Jackson will need to break Beorn's appearances down into 3 more separate movies before continuing on.  $$$$

DEXTER: Remember the Monsters? (Article) - 9/24/2013 12:15:23 PM

Just got done watching it and was dissapointed.   I agree there were a lot scenes where logic or believability had to be put aside to advance the plot.   Though I think when Quinn said "Looks like self defence to me," was more along the lines of "that piese of sh!t needed to die, so I don't care how it happened.  We look after our own." 

After Dexter dumped Deb, I thought  he might either cut his own wrists or neck and end in a pool of his blood, since the blood was a big obsession for him.  

Normally you would think Miami Metro would suspect Dexter of being alive and start looking for him.  Elway is eventaully going to come to, and notify law inforcement that Hanna was fleeing with Harrison, thus tying Dexter to her and making the lack of finding his body suspect.  But, they show the cops to be inept at times so maybe they never piece it together.

On the final scene, I was half- expecting to see Dexter to kill an innocent.  That he now is a total monster with no compass.  Not even that, just a blank stare.  Maybe they did that as if to leave it up to the viewer.  A very Sopranos like ending, and we know how well that went over.

Looks like the best show endings I can think of off the top of my head are MASH and The Office.  I guess Fringe ended ok considering they were not sure if they were getting that final season.   If Supernatural had ended at its original ending of season five like planned it would have been good.  It really is hard for for great shows to come up with a good ending since so many have failed.

TV Wasteland: "His name was Phil..." (Article) - 9/23/2013 7:28:37 AM

Wonder if its going to be weird that SHIELD won't be able to use mutants at all due to the licensing issues.  I read that they won't even mention mutants in the show. 

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