Aug 302012
 

Swiss Family Robinson (1976)

Swiss Family Robinson (1976)

The Review: A classic Canadian family adventure. I remember this show from my childhood very fondly. Re-watching it today, I still found it charming.  Written for a  young audience and low production values such as a small cast, lots of stock footage, and half hour episodes are going to keep this show from getting a top rating, but as I said it is charming.

 

  • Episode 1 – The Arrival: A family from Switzerland is abandoned to die by the crew of their ship when a hurricane pushes them toward the reef of a deserted island. The family Robinson survives and makes it to the island. There they search for their youngest son who was separated from them in the storm.
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Aug 272012
 

Bones 3

 

 

  • Episode 1: The Widow’s Son in the Windshield -  Zack has gone off to Afghanistan and this, plus the awkwardness of Bones and Booth being left at the alter when Angelia and Hodgins ran off has made Dr. Brennan question her field work. When Booth tries to get her involved with his new case of a cannibal that murdered a violinist, she goes out of her way to use her staff to keep a distance between herself and him. (6 of 10)
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Aug 262012
 

Sherlock 1

The Review:

Sherlock Homes enters the twenty first century in style with this dark comedy detective series. The first season consists of three 90 minute episodes, a very different approach to a TV series that I have only seen once before in the first season of “The Lexx”, which starts with four 90 minute episodes. The story has lost none of it’s charm with the modernized setting, in fact I felt like I was watching one of the historical shows one more than one occasion.

The writers have some fun with those fans that have hinted that Homes and Watson were a gay couple in the first episode before stating for the record that while there is nothing wrong with being gay, Watson is a ladies man and Sherlock,… he is too married to his work to even consider sex with anyone.

The story also paints both characters of being socially dysfunctional and defiantly suffering from one or more mental disorders that push them to crave the dangerous thrills of crime fighting. They also start out with Sherlock having a hostile relationship with the police, and only with Dr. Watson’s diplomacy does he begin to be trusted, if still hated by most officers.

Homes and Watson also do a great job of acting like an old married couple, right from moment one. This is not even lost when love interest Molly Hooper is introduced.

Over all the series is amazing and I quickly got caught up in the show. Episode 3 was not quite as good as the first two, I felt it was just too predictable for a show that set up such a smart start. So I give Season 1, 8 out of 10.

 

  • Episode 1: A Study in Pink – Dr. Watson, returning from Afghanistan after being wounded in battle is depressed and irritable. A friend introduces him to Sherlock Homes, an eccentric researcher and self appointed police consultant detective who is looking for a person to share the cost of a London flat. Before Watson realizes what he is gotten himself into, he is dragged onto a crime scene, abducted and bribed by a mysterious man claiming to be Sherlock’s Arch Nemesis, and his new flat is ransacked by the police on a drug raid. The entire time, his new flat mate can only think about a series of suicides that seem to be connected.
    Watch A Study in Pink …also in [HD]
  • Episode 2:  The Blind Banker – An old school mate of Sherlock hires them to find out who vandalized his bank and more important how they got past the banks security. Sherlock and Watson soon discover that this simple vandalism case is really a multiple murder involving an international international crime syndicate.
  • Episode 3: The Great Game – Sherlock’s Brother Mycroft begs him to solve the unexplained death of a man that might have stolen top secret plans to a new rocket system. Sherlock, bored with simple cases, has no interest and turns him down flat. Instead he focuses on a bomber that is kidnapping people and planting explosives on them, and then forcing them to make calls to Sherlock Homes to solve other cases in time limits or the bombs will be set off. Watson is sent out to solve the Rocket case on his own, but is constantly interrupted to run errands for Sherlock.
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Aug 252012
 

Lost 3
Review:

Wow, a very messed up and WTF season of Lost. Just when I think I can’t hate and then love a character again, they come up with some new twist to play yo-yo with my emotions. That and every time the survivors come up against the Others, they just seem to get just as stupid as they were the first time. I mean it when I say, “Get your act together, you idiots.” Lots of new flash backs this season that put new twists on each of the main characters. Two new survivors are used as background characters and finally get their own episode. Some characters are killed off. We learn lots about the Others and some new directions are hinted at for season four. As much as this show drives me crazy, I have to say that it really has got me hooked, the big test for the show is, is it re-watchable? For now I am giving Season Three 8 out of 10, but I may come back and change that after I finish watching the series if I lose all interest in watching it again.

Episode Descriptions:

  • Episode 01
  • Episode 14
  • Episode 15 -
  • Episode 16 – One of Us: Jack trusts Juliet, (because he is stupid and wants to get into her pants?), so he takes her back to the beach to join the group. Claire at the same time is getting sick.
     (Watch One of Us …also in [HD])
  • Episode 17 – Catch-22: Desmond has a new vision of Charlie’s death, but instead of preventing his death, Desmond wants it to come true so that he can be reunited with his lost love.
     Watch Catch-22 …also in [HD]
  • Episode 18 – D.O.C.: Desmond works to save the woman that fell from the helicopter. Sun trusts Juliet to help her with her baby, and goes off alone with her. (Why the hell do these people trust any of the others?)
     Watch D.O.C. …also in [HD]
  • Episode 19 – The Brig: Locke returns to camp to get Sawyer to kill Ben. Everyone at camp no longer trusts Jack now that he is working with Juliet, and they don’t tell him about the helicopter or the satellite phone.
     Watch The Brig …also in [HD]
  • Episode 20 – The Man Behind the Curtain: Ben takes Locke to learn the island’s secrets and see the mysterious Jacob. Part of Ben’s origin is reviled as well as what happened with the Dharma Initiative.
     Watch The Man Behind the Curtain …also in [HD]
  • Episode 21 – Greatest Hits: The Others move up their attack on the beach forcing the survivors to make a desperate effort to kill off the others and at the same time try to be rescued. Charlie volunteers for a job that Desmond has told him will result in his death, but will insure that Claire and the baby are saved.
     Watch Greatest Hits …also in [HD]
  • Episode 22-23 – Through the Looking Glass: Jack leads the survivors to the radio tower as Desmond and Charlie try to figure out how to unjam all signals. The Other’s assault on the beach was a failure, but they still managed to capture Sayid, Jin and Bernard.  (lots of WTF moments in this 2 part episode.)
     Watch Through the Looking Glass Part 1 …also in [HD]
    Watch Through the Looking Glass Part 2 …also in [HD]

 


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Nov 172011
 

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