selenak: (Illyria by Kathyh)
2017-06-22 01:42 pm

American Gods 1.08

Getting this done before the Munich Film Festival starts tomorrow (guests of honor: Bryan Cranston and Sofia Coppola, who brings her parents along!).

Now that the season is over, I'm still not sure whether Fuller's decision to stretch the main plot out and pace it the way he does is justified. I mean, we STILL haven't reached the House on the Rock yet, and I assumed that would happen in the third episode, as it's this story's Council of Elrond scene, so to speak. Just think of a LotR tv adaption where they've barely made out of the Shire by the time the season finishes. Otoh, all that Fuller & Co. have added does enrich the story and I wouldn't have wanted to miss it, so.

And the moral of the story is... )
selenak: (Rachel by Naginis)
2017-06-21 09:52 am

Orphan Black 5.02.

Still feeling listless (me, that is, not the series) and waiting for my enthusiasm for the show to come back.

Spoilery comments ensue. )
selenak: (Jimmy and Kim)
2017-06-20 04:22 pm

Better Call Saul 3.10

In which Saul takes a backseat to Jimmy again, and only some of my speculations turn out to be correct.

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selenak: (Tourists by Kathyh)
2017-06-19 03:14 pm
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Doctor Who 10.10

In which who penned the very last Classic Who adventure broadcast on tv in the 80s makes a comeback, lets Bill geek out over Rosemary Sutcliffe, and quotes Tacitus on us.

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selenak: (Cosima by Karlsefni)
2017-06-14 11:58 am

Orphan Black 5.01.

Hm, I felt a complete emotional disconnect. Not because the episode was bad: it did what a season opener is supposed to, resolved some cliffhangers, showed what more or less the entire ensemble was doing, set up new stuff for the season, Tatiana Maslany is as good as ever in her various roles - but for some reason, I'm not feeling emotionally involved at all. Maybe it will come back to me? On to an actual review:

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selenak: (Jimmy and Kim)
2017-06-13 12:09 pm

Better Call Saul 3.09.

In which Saul hasn't just entered the building but has taken over the office, so to speak, and it's heartbreaking. (In a great show kind of way.)

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selenak: (Illyria by Kathyh)
2017-06-12 10:46 am

American Gods 1.07

Which combines in an ingenious way one of the book's "Coming to America" stories with another character's tv tale and a much-later-in-the-book reveal.

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selenak: (Tardis - Hellopinkie)
2017-06-11 06:35 am
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Doctor Who 1.09

I wasn't exactly overflowing with confidence when I saw this was a Mark Gattis episode, because to repeat for the nth time, I think he's a better actor than writer. However, there is the occasional exception to this rule, and I'm happy to report that this particular episode after the last two duds was enjoyable to me again.

Everybody likes the Thing )
selenak: (Jimmy and Kim)
2017-06-07 08:25 am

Better Call Saul 3.08

Wherein Jimmy finds a new way of community service.

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selenak: (Illyria by Kathyh)
2017-06-05 12:51 pm

American Gods 1.06.

In which we get a second road trip storyline and some acerbic comments the rl US status quo.

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selenak: (Frobisher by Letmypidgeonsgo)
2017-06-04 02:34 pm
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Doctor Who 10.08.

London-based friends, I'm so sorry, and hope you're all as well as you can be under the circumstances. Granted, the latest rl awfulness is impacting my mood, but this was really below par again, especially for scriptwriter Toby Whithouse who can do better.

Briefly )
selenak: (The Americans by Tinny)
2017-05-31 08:34 am

The Americans 5.13.

In which we seem to be at half point, in many ways.

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selenak: (Illyria by Kathyh)
2017-05-30 05:17 pm

American Gods 1.05

In which the show starts to surprise book readers.

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selenak: (Brig and Tardis by Ellisbelle)
2017-05-28 08:22 am
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Doctor Who 10.07

This was the first Doctor Who episode since "The Caretaker" I disliked thoroughly, albeit for different reasons.

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selenak: (The Americans by Tinny)
2017-05-25 06:48 am

The Americans 5.12

Which had two ZOMG moments for me. One of which expected but one not.

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selenak: (Jimmy and Kim)
2017-05-23 05:35 pm

Better Call Saul 3.07

Yep, Saul Goodman has most definitely arrived.

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selenak: (Illyria by Kathyh)
2017-05-22 02:29 pm

American Gods 1.04.

In which it becomes apparant why Bryan Fuller delayed a certain reveal as much as he did.

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selenak: (Bill Potts by Ella_Rose88)
2017-05-21 04:14 pm
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Doctor Who 10.06

I've found a Bill icon!

Spoilers get existential )
selenak: (The Americans by Tinny)
2017-05-19 01:31 pm

The Americans 5.11.

Watching a show about Russian spies set in the 80s is increasingly weird when contrasted with the current day reality. If only the KGB had known back then how incredibly easy it is to get the entire Republican party to do their bidding…

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selenak: (Jimmy and Kim)
2017-05-16 03:50 pm

Better Call Saul 3.06.

In which there's no Mike, but we're still back to parting screen time between the lawyer and the drug world side. No sweat, thoug, it's all good, man.

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