Legion


FX     Wednesdays 10pm   Marvel         Dan Stevens Rachel Keller, Jean Smart, 

Set sometime in the 1960s or 70s  by the looks of the styles.

Dan Stevens plays psychic David Haller who’s as usual in the X-men world his powers are both curse and gift. His father is supposed to be Charles Xavier The X-men’s Professor X!  It’s not a direct adaptation of the Marvel comics but it’s a trippy mesmerizing head trip that will stick with you.

David has some mind blowing explosive psychic powers which are equating into madness so because of his gifts, he is thought to be schizophrenic.

The nature of David’s psyche is that different people occupy his mind and have an influence on him at any given time, and so is institutionalized.  Where he meets and falls for fellow mutant Syd.  Since she does not like to be touched (because of her power) it’s a romance of the mind. David is rescued by therapist Melanie Byrd from the mental hospital and Division 3 (who the hell is division 3?) agents.

While Therapist Byrd insists what he sees is real,  the way it is filmed David nor the viewers are not so sure, aside from the maze of disturbing memories, or are they memories? Could they be future prognostications or a mind made mad from powers he has yet to learn to control?  How can one tell if we are in his reality or in his head? It’s not easy to watch, you need to give it your utmost attention to keep up. I usually put down my kindle to watch this being if you play games etc while watching it, you will likely need to re-watch it again. 

He acts as both a force for light as well as dark at the same time in different ways. This is definitely a different type of ‘superhero’ show, and a break from all those others  DC or Shield wise. (Where do I get that psychotic bedtime story book?)

I would give a Binge worthy but the way the shows plays out, Your head might explode after watching 2-3 episodes in a row if you do!

 

Imaginary Mary


 

The half hour Comedy stars  Jenna Elfman, Stephen Schneider,Nicholas Coombe, Matreya Scarrwener, Erica Tremblay and last but not least the voice of Imaginary Mary… Rachel Dratch.

The coming attractions would have me laughing when Bunny (the youngest daughter) walks into the mail box and Mary yells “You broke it”  and as many times as that came on, it still tickled and made me laugh. 

The premise as you may already know is Alice (Elfman) is dating Ben who decides he wants her to meet the kids. With this her old imaginary friend Mary pops back into her life so she can deal. Imaginary Mary, is cute and funny but I find her to be a little of a bad influence on Alice…but realy… can you be a bad influence on your own self?!

Bunny the little one, is so cute and too sweet she gives me that ate too much candy on Halloween sort of tooth ache. I think you’ll just want to give her a big hug.

At first the kids want nothing to do with Alice, though the son Andy does go to her to ask for advice like in the third episode as he wants to audition for the school play…Grease. His father is concerned as Andy gets really down on himself everytime his expectations are not met. The father eats his feelings worse than some of us women do! I can understand having some icecream after a break up to cool you down (from possibly making an ass of yourself) but why eat your feelings when if you have a shot or just get blitzed with a few drinks you wouldn’t be putting on the calories? (Plus the added incentive of a possible  puke fest afterwards to rid more calories)   and NO i’m not saying you should do this… you should find a ‘healthy’ way to deal like a workout, a punching bag, writing  etc. My ‘therapy’ hobby is usually some form of crafts. Also writing.

The first 1 or 2 episodes I watched one after the other, (on our free on demand channel)  and I’d say its definitely bingeable.  I think I have a few episodes to catch up with as well (I always forget what day or station it’s on) which is ABC

So definitely give  it a chance I think you’ll have a few laughs.

 

Taken


10pm (est)   NBC  stars Clive Standen (Vikings)  Jennifer Beals , Gaius Charles   (IMDB)

Taken the tv series is a prequel to the movie series, that made Liam Neeson an action star in his mid-50s.

Its  the origin story of Liam Neeson’s Taken movie character Bryan Mills. to which we meet at 35 years of age, a former  green beret and yes ladies the character is single!  Although it’s a genesis series depicting the evolution of the character, it does take place in present time, and how the hero became the hero, before he had the full ‘particular set of skills’

Star Clive Standen a martial arts master who is best known as Rollo in the History series Vikings first had to shed some of his bulk of Rollo’s 220 pounds before filming.

Besides the trailers I was able to see the opening scene before the premier of the show, and between the two it looked like it was worth a watch (even if you are not in Vikings withdrawal) and a good action show. The first movie was pretty cool but then there were the sequels.

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APB


I thought to give this a try even though I’m not big on procedural shows, if you’d call this that. To me there are already too many cop dramas on in various forms and I normally save mine for Wednesday & Friday nights, in Lethal Weapon and Hawaii 5-0. That later for me is a 1 hour vacation of beautiful landscapes and I don’t have to pay to travel for.  I like the 5-0  chemistry, especially Dan-O and McGerrit they crack me up when they start to argue. There’s also the chemistry of Lethal Weapon’s characters, and like Hawaii 5-0 its not all seriousness. Yes they are very similar and why

I gave a chance to APB, because I wanted to see what it would be like with the cutting edge technology in it. Would it be full drama, or would we have some funny moments like with Hawaii 5-0 and Lethal Weapon.

As far as the first episode goes,  there was the drama of Precinct 13 not having the funding they need to do their jobs so it’s an incredibly bad area. Billionaire Gideron buys the precinct, and when the APB app comes out, the war on crime takes a turn in the cops direction.

(why isn’t there an app like this in real life? I mean you can’t always make a verbal call, especially when a text won’t get you shot! Just make sure you put your phone on silent mode  if they haven’t seen you yet!)

 

Wow those cops fight great! They don’t fight like the cops on any other show, that looked like there was some martial arts thrown in. Oh yea and fast choreography. So we not only have some cool fast fight scenes, chase scenes as well.  I do like those jackets but I thought they were fully bullet proof.  Also they look a lot more comfortable and moveable in.

After watching a few weeks  (it takes the time slot of Lucifer which I think had its season finale) I find the angle of the technology in it interesting.

Its a crime of the week sort so I wouldn’t call it binge worthy, but should definitely watch the first 3-4 episodes.

 

 

 

 

Supergirl


While Supergirl was on CBS, the only episode I watched was the Flash crossover. being as I watch Flash I figured it might be a good idea to watch in case something carries over from the Supergirl episode. With this one episode..

To me in the coming attractions and even this one episode I really could not stand the actress that played Supergirl,to me she came off as insecure/self conscious and there was something else I  still can’t quite pinpoint what it is or was, I could barely watch crossover episode, even with Flash in it.  Also I wasn’t crazy about the overall pace and storyline of the cross over.

So maybe others felt the same way as I in one way or another, and so with the show

Now on the CW for season 2, I thought I’d give it a try (well when its posted to the free on demand channel)

I still can’t figure out why CBS had the show in the first place, especially when all the DC comics shows are doing so well on the CW.

before I get to Supergirl herself  I will say I definitely did not like the actor portraying Superman…in this. I do wish ‘Smallville’ would make an appearance in some way ..sorry I should say Tom Welling and anyone else from that show, After all, this is a multi-earth/dimension universe. Well so far no ‘Smallville’ but we get Dean Cain!!!

So far she still comes off as… maybe its not insecurity but awkward to me and that’s WHEN she’s Supergirl. This is even as I finish writing this up in March (of season 2 with the finale likely to air in May). I would think the ‘Awkward’ and anything I didn’t like about a character or actor would have subsided by now. I do in a sense like the actress, she’s cute Kara wise, even when she’s perky and I hate perky but for her it works. There is still a little something there that bothers me when she’s Supergirl. I will also say the show is a lot easier to watch than when it was on  CBS.

Well if I didn’t watch it before or skipped an episode here and there… I’ve been making sure  I watch each week now that the charming Chris Wood (Vampire Diaries, Containment) in blatant CW fashion has yet again recycled (or is it re-purposed) him into another CW show. For him I’ll watch and see how his story arc goes. Plus I’m waiting for more crossovers of the collective shows…

I heard something about a possible musical but I don’t recall if it was flash and supergirl (which sounds really annoying to me) or maybe the crossover (nope… thankfully)… but I think a musical episode would have been better with Arrow (as long as John Barrowman was in it)

I do hope we get a mini movie with all the heroes in one show (one epiosde) at some point…maybe a 2 hour TV movie special. That would work well as a follow up on (or lead up to) a crossover story or the best way is to finish a season, and even better use for a series finale!

Hello @CW @DC do you hear me!!!! I’ve got some ideas for your show(s)!!! Make.It. Happen.!!!!

(Can we make the #ArrowMusical happen?  I saw @Stephen Amell & @JohnBarrowman singing at SDCC   (San Diego Comic Con)…

Definately IMPROVED (and saved)

 

 

Afterlife


BBC  S1.

Reluctant psychic/medium Alison who is burdened by her gift, butts heads with a psychology teacher (and former therapist) who is ‘treating’ her. Alison challenges his skepticism. He and some of his students sit in on some psychic symposium thing and Alison sees someone near one of his students, which is the little girl we see in the beginning.

 

Disk 1

In  More than meets the eye  a psychology class sits in on some psychic gathering. Where the reluctant Alison though refuses to come to at first, shows up. She picks out one of the students who is obviously freaked out, (as the psychic was spot on) and the student nose dives from there.

Lower than bones    Love the way it sounds, so suffice it to say it’s  my favorite title of the three. Alison helps a missing girl’s family.

Daniel one and two   This was the best of the three on the disk. It was a suspenseful mystery. Is Daniel being haunted or is he just delusional?

 

Disk 2

I didn’t list them but I think the first disk of episodes were most memorable.

The last episode on this disk still haunts my memory.  The episode alone is haunting, is she seeing the living or the spirits? We learn a bit more of her Train accident. Has she been dead this whole time?  It’s an interesting Drama but I think it only lasted for the 6 episodes.

the CW Invasion ~ Heroes vs Aliens


Based on the 1988 comic book miniseries Invasion! event from Keith Giffen, Bill Mantlo, Todd McFarlane, and Bart Sears, the plot of the story is The Dominators descended on Earth to bring an end to the “threat” of Earth’s burgeoning meta-human community.

So Supergirl kicks the whole thing off, however I don’t think I qualify it as cross over material. We just get what turns out to be a few time holes that pop into this scene or that and at the end (like the last 30 seconds…literally!) Barry and Sisco show up . For me that’s just a Supergirl episode, now if they had popped in half way through and participated more in the epiosde I would consider that a cross over. So as far as her episode goes, I’m not happy with it. If this were still on CBS I would chalk it up to that but sadly for me Barry and Sisco feel like they were just added to the story at the end and of course the time holes too. 

I will be re-watching the shows but this one I won’t as I do not recall anything in it having to do with the Aliens (aside from Supergirl herself and Mon-El)

 

I hope the Flash’s entry into the crossover event will be better.

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