Charmed (2018)


For fans of the original I’d advise to keep away. While Pru (or even long lost) sis Paige) Piper & Phoebe felt very much like sisters, these reboots while thankfully the name Prue is not used, fall flat..

To give a quick rundown Maggie and Mel live in their grand Victorian with Mom, and Maggie goes out to rush a sorority.

Mel  is an annoying control freak, feminist who needs to learn when to keep her opinions to herself. She’s a lesbian, in a relationship which when you see the plain jane, you wonder why they are together. (I’m not sure which I wonder more, why she’s with the plain jane or why the Plain Jane is with Mel.)  They come off as immature to me right off the start. And first impression of Mel 1. I’d swear at one point it was Michelle Rodriguez  2. I don’t like her. She’s is one of the people that if I knew they were going to be at a party, I wouldn’t go and guess what… its a good call considering what she does at a party in the show. I don’ t embarrass easily but glad she’s not my sis, and if she were, I think I’d disown her as such. Oh yeah and she has piper’s power to freeze, though she does not seem as loving as Piper.

Maggie, Macy and Mel

Maggie to me looks like a cartoon character and being as she’s a real life person I’m not sure that’s a good thing. She get’s the Phoebe powers and frankly she’s possibly the only one that seems closest to the original. Still she doesn’t seem to have the caring and empathy as Phoebe did, defiantly more likeable than her older sis so far she reads minds.

Then we have the most interesting. Instead of having the 3 sisters start out then lose one and find one like we had with Prue and Paige, it just skips right over that. There’s an older sister that after the mother dies comes forward to find out what the mother was like. (Her father told her the mother died) of course she’s got telekinesis like Pure (and in a sense Paige but that was with her white lighter power)  and she’s a scientist.

So far to me the only possible good thing likeable about the show is one of the witches being a scientist. Seeing how they explain the supernatural side away with science will be interesting.(oh and they blame Trump for being the reason all hell is about to break loose.)

The white lighter  guy looks familiar but its certainly no Leo and they changed how he ‘orbs’ that frankly being he’s there they really don’t want him using it.

So a spoiler after the girls first spell… the ‘demon’ looks like a damn white walker.

I don’t mind if shows go meta but that pretty much looked like a blatant rip-off  and it wasn’t even a meta like episode.

As far as the pilot goes, it didn’t improve on the original, so far they are not very likeable.  It doesn’t feel like family not even like friends. Mel is just hostile can we get rid of her and get a likeable character? She’s the sort that makes us ladies sound like the uts guys talk about.

 

 

 

 

 

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Season, Series, parts and Epiosdes




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The world is a confusing thing. Especially when people don’t use words properly.

For instance I know the English use the term “SERIES” instead of season when it comes to each edition of a show. The show itself IS the series; though, I guess I see as they mean “the series”…series of episodes.

Then there was one show or as I see it ‘series’ called The Ranch that said it had 5 parts. I thought great I can finish that in a day… WRONG those so called PARTS turned out were actually seasons. That’s’ NOT a part.  A part is a small piece of something, so that would have been best used as another term for an episode. A perfect example Now Gilmore Girls: Year in the Life is a 4 part mini series of 1 1/2 hours each part.

Now if they want to use PART as Part 1 2 3 instead of Episodes fine that makes more sense. I might even understand instead of using series for season to use year, but that might not work as some series (shows) have 2 seasons in a year. There may be one in the spring/summer then later in the fall/winter.

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Summer of Netflix


While I was looking after my Aunt’s house in July I  started my Netflix summer vacation. Trying to binge as many of the original shows and some movies as possible.  I still have many others (like some of the Marvel series to watch but I’m not going to get through everything by the first week of October. I thought I’d also re-watch the first 3 seasons of American Horror Story, as Season 8 deals with Murder house & Coven. Also watched the first 3 seasons of Goosebumps (a show I enjoyed in my teens, I’ll be working on a classic Cuts for that)

I’ve temporarily canceled streaming as the regular fall shows are starting to come back will pick up watching the rest during the holiday hiatus so I don’t have to deal with all those holiday repeats. Speaking of which, I always wonders…..WHY are there not more Jewish, Kwanzaa, Yule/solstice stories? And WHY are those that celebrate these (and others that are not Christmas) not making a big fuss of not having their own holiday entertainment?  

Anyway so this is one extra long post. Hope you enjoy

Here are my recommendations,  (some are links to the individual review)

 

ORIGINAL SERIES

 

Iron Fist

I used to play some Marvel game with the Iron Fist in it. Once I got him I had a blast using him. Sadly I can not find it among my Facebook See the source imagegame apps. I think it was called Avengers Assemble or something like that. The only problem was my favorite move.you  couldn’t use him for a turn or 2

What’s in the show for the first few episodes needs to find itself. First off we mostly only see the siblings who took over Danny’s Family’s company. No one believes Danny is who he says he is as he was supposed to be dead and they all think he’s crazy not just because no one believes who he says he is but when he first comes back, looks like he’s homeless as well as telling those he knows he was in some mystical land where he became the Iron Fist. (Why are you telling people this in the first place, especially those that wouldn’t even understand it if you used it on them. Isn’t it bad enough that Stephen Amell from Arrow Jokes about everyone oliver Queen meets in arrow ends up being told that he’s the Arrow/hood. You are supposed to keep it a secret! )

I don’t know much about the iron fist aside from that previously mentioned video game  However he had a few cool moves and was one of my favorites to use. The fights with Danny do not have the fast kung fu choreography, however counter part and love interest Connie does. Now I found out the reason for this. The series was rushed to record, so Iron Fist star Finn Jones only had 3 weeks to train (then that should have been for at least 8 hours per day not only in a gym but with a sensei) Oh yeah and they’d give him the choreography for a fight 15 minutes before he had to perform it. So irresponsible!

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Venom


Came across this in a post search an thought it would make a nice Background for the desktop

2018       Tom Hardy,  Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed     114 minutes

So we start with an  inbound spaceship breaking up on re-entry and falls in I think it was Malaysia. Some how one astronaut survives or seems so. Set in San Francisco Eddie Brock for those of you that do not know the comics (which I don’t) is a reporter  and does ‘The Brock Report’. He does investigative journalism and tries to get the story no matter what. Well that one hunch and one mistake (and reason to NEVER give, even those you trust your passwords DON’T DO IT!)

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The Worst Witch


Yes like the movie from the 80s that starred Charlotte Rae and Fairuza Baulk.See the source image

I think there’s also another series but not sure when it was made but I would guess that was on a BBC station. While doing the work up on this  I found out the stories were originally novels by Jill Murphy, the first of which ‘The Worst Witch’ was published in 1974.

They have some scenes that are similar to the movie but usually have something a little different to them. And now I know why Snape always seemed so familiar in the Harry potter Movies… I swear J.K. Rowling had to have been inspired by Miss Hartbroom from this show for Snape or they had to be related! lol. In the series I’ve seen her do a few of Alan Rickman’s Snape mannerisms, and she teaches potions too!  So far I do still hold a special place in my heart for the 80s movie which I love watching around Halloween, but this I’d have to say is a decent reboot

(Whichever Worst Witch you are watching… have a sing along! with this  Worst Witch Chants Fandom Wiki

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American Horror Story: Apocalypse


I’d realized at the end of july maybe the beginning that its been a year or so since a new season was out. Last I had heard there were plans to do 2 stories a year.  I was wondering and willing for a new season so much I’d swear my shear force of will I made it happen. For some reason I thought after the Cult season that it was over, being as it’s taken so long for it to come back. I had not heard of any news or renewal between then and in August when I found out the first week lof august. I think I saw it trending on twitter or maybe it was in my paper.li Paper. Either way happy to see an old ‘friend’ is back. (Especially after it seems most of my shows  were canceled, or is replacing my favorite character. (as long as Vikings is still around I won’t have to kill anyone though I’ll send them to Murder house if I need to; after all the Scorpio (espcially me) do hold grudges as well or better than the dead!

See the source imageJessica Lange is BAAA-ACK! as well as many of its other stars from the varying seasons, like Taissa Farmiga, Gabourey Sibide, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Emma Roberts, Billie Lourd, Leslie GrossmanFrances Conroy, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, Joan Collins, Cheyenne Jackson, Billy Eichner and Adina Porter. and….Stevie Nicks.. Oh yeah and  we get to see them play some of their roles again.

They will be reprising their Roles: Constance Langdon (Murderhouse), Misty Day, Zoe Benson, Queenie, Cordelia Fox, Montgomery Madison, myrtle Snow (Coven)  while others like Billie Lourd and Leslie Grossman are playing new characters, and a few new additions  Cody Fern  will be playing the adult version of Tate’s evil baby from “Murder House.” He’s not just evil, he’s the Anti-Christ.

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He’s Back just older

 Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman and Kyle Allen appearing in a “guest” capacity.

In case you didn’t see it in my curated news post Everything we Know about AHS: Apocalypse so far  there’s more info as to what characters some of the stars will be playing. Lange is back as her Murderhouse character…looks like I will have to finish the first season before this one.

Apocalypse is supposed to connect Murder House and the Coven. This season sounds as though all the past characters from varying seasons will be mingling. Does that mean some of the stories from the past seasons will be continuing in this?

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Remember that Demon child from the first season? The one that was born of  Spirit and Living?

 

They did some AHS Revel8tion  on facebook sadly t was a BIG a waste of time. it seemed more like a fashion show than anything to promote the show. Maybe a few performance pieces but I give it an F.

Being as This season is titled Apocalypse… does that mean this is the end for the series? Or will there be one or 2 movie seasons? Maybe with a separate ‘universe’ then the first 7-8 seasons?

I re-watched seasons 1-3  a month or 2 before the new season as a refresher. (the 2nd season I only watched as I didn’t see all of it when it originally aired, either i’d forget it was on,  didn’t particularly care for it then, or I’d fall asleep while watching it. I’d say that season is better to binge at 2-3 episodes at a time. I still didn’t care much for it, but didn’t find it boring and slow this time.

So I came across a few images of the themes for each season (I have to find anything for the cult to add to this. However for Cult I can’t choose just one theme. Fear, equality…

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So around 7:30 pm the day AHS premiers we get Cast Promo pictures…

I love Joan Collins Dress

as for Cody fern who plays the Human Ghost child… Is it just me, or does he look like Lucious Malfoy to you too?

So the Cast Run Down is

Leslie Grossman as Coco St. Pierre Vanderbilt

Kyle Allen as Timothy Campbell

Kathy Bates as Miriam Mead

Joan Collins as Evie Gallant

Cody Fern as Michael Langdon

Billie Lourd as Mallory

Ashley Santos as Emily

Adina Porter as Dinah Stevens

and doing double & triple duty

Evan Peters as Mr. Gallant AND Tate Langdon

Sarah Paulson as Wilhelmina Venable AND Cordelia Foxx AND Billie Dean Howard

One thing about AHS I like is they don’t really ruin the season with Long trailers or too many also they like to deceive us.

I also like each year is a different story, that is not only various styles of horror but that there’s a mystery, and always some sort of a twist .

Select people go to or are just taken to an end of the world bunker. There’d 10 that are supposed to be equipped for permanent residence.

Sarah’s character Wilhelmina Venable is the head of this outpost, “think of me as the face of the Collective.”  I forget if there were `12 in the collective or 12 visionaries.

Purples = Elite  which get private rooms

Grey= workers

Rules NEVER leave building  and NO UN-authorized Copulation

My question is, when one actor is playing 2 or even 3 characters do they get paid more?

If this goes the way past seasons have (or at least some) The first half we will likely see the inside of the doomsday shelter for awhile. I am thinking the Coven is the collective and how this fan theory plays out ‘American Horror Story: Apocalypse’ Theory Suggests the End of the World Will Be Undone

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So its the end of the world as THEY know it… but is it really?

‘American Horror Story: Apocalypse’ Theory Suggests the End of the World Will Be Undone

So episode 3 ‘Forbidden Fruit’ has a surprising reveal for one of the help, and what Michael Langdon is looking for to take to the sanctuary which Coco doesn’t have. A Halloween party teaches to ALWAYS wait to drink or eat the food offered by your host until they have some themselves first. I do believe I may be right about the coven…

I have the feeling this will be one of the better seasons as far as plots and characters. My only question is, is Michael Langdon the part Ghost part Human child the only connection to Murder House (aside from a few returning characters)  or are there other connections  as well like  subplots linking the Murder House and Coven to the Apocalypse?

‘Ahs: Apocalypse’: The Biggest Questions We Have After That Bizarre Third Episode

Could It Be …SATAN

‘American Horror Story: Apocalypse’ Theory Suggests Not All Coven Members Are Witches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can find reviews to the last few seasons below along with other fodder

American Horror Story- Murder House s1

American Horror Story : Hotel

American Horror Story season 6 – Roanoke

American Horror Story season 7: Cult

 

AHS: WIKI FANDOM

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Tyler Perry’s BOO! A Madea Halloween


While some parts were funny, this was so stupid; however, at the same time, you should sit your kids down to watch especially the teens for the moral of the story.

Just gotta love the ‘punishment’ at the end, and I don’t mean the talking to, but daaaaaaamn! With those 4 old coots especially Medea she’d give anyone an anxiety/panic attack

Oh and fans of The Walking Dead…. NO that’s not the actor that plays ‘Jesus’ this guy’s name is Brock O’Hurn.

There’s really nothing ‘to write home about’ with this one.

 

is it fun, maybe a little is it scary well.. if you have a problem with clowns… there’s a creepy one in here.

It’s no classic and quickly forgotten after watched.

I would only suggest watching it if  its October/Halloween and  you are in a frat house (or next to one)

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