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I won’t go into great detail about this comedic show.  My daughter and her fiance introduced me to this show.  In a word, it is hysterical!  It was love at first sight.  There was one episode, if my father was alive to see it, I think he would have laughed till he cried.  I gave out many guffaws and belly laughs and did cry!

I highly recommend this comedy series.  Maybe I’ve been watching The Big Bang Theory too long, because this seems 10 times funnier than that.

More on this soon… highly recommend seeing this ASAP!

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I was thrilled to see the most recent Star Wars film, The Last Jedi.  It had the feel of the very original films, Star Wars, and The Empire Strikes back.  However, it felt like a recap as well, which I suppose can be good and bad.  I imagine diehard Star Wars fans to be completely enthralled by this revisiting of the old films.  I have mixed feelings.  I understand keeping the fan base, but I think it bogged down the storyline and seem to be a “let us fit this recap into this part of the film”.  In particular, where there is yet another fight on the frozen tundra planet.  I did love the CGI ice foxes though; very creative and loveable.

My absolute most favorite part was the filming on Skillig Michael Island, Ireland.  The funny birds that were CGI were based on the puffins that live on this island.

I went to this island 34.5 years ago on my honeymoon.  Seasick all the way there and back.  Luckily for the Star Wars production crew, there is a helicopter pad.  See my pictures of Skellig Michael, on my blog Star Wars: The Force Awakens &; Skellig Michael Island: A Force to be Reckoned with!

Although a lot of the film was a rehashing of the other films, it has merit.  Yes, it is a overkill of good versus evil again, but I loved the fact that the next Jedi is a woman, Rey, played by Daisy Ridley.

Everyone who went with me to the film agreed that Princess Lelia should have died when she was in a coma.  Not to be crass because Carrie Fisher then died in real life, but because her purpose in the storyline had become very limited.   She was barely a “Force” to be reckoned with.

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Tell me what you think of this film!

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The rating on IMDB for this film is not so great, but again, my son recommended it & I thought it was awesome.  It starts out a little slowly, but as the car gains speed, so does the plot.  Jeremy Rush is the director.

The Wheelman ends up in a very bad situation.  He gets deeper and deeper into a hornets’ nest of harden criminals.  At first he thinks he can solve the problems by rational and reason and a hard stance.  Then he finds, not only does he have to take a stance, but he has to act, and act fast and perhaps even violently.

Frank Grillo plays the Wheelman.  We never find out what his real name is.  The actor I was most impressed with was his daughter Katie, played by Caitlin Carmichael.
A 13 year old who can drive a Porsche like a pro with her pink sneakers!  A young, strong female actor.  Now we’re talking.

This film made me want a Porsche … wait, I always wanted one.  This film will keep you in your seat till the end.  Remember, stay seated as the beginning is rather slow and mundane, but soon it will pick up speed, as the Wheelman takes you for a really exciting ride.

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I am on the first season, fifth episode and I love it.  It is subtitled.  I have put aside The House of Cards for now as I try to reconcile just watching Kevin Spacey as an actor and not as a molester.

Within The Bridge series, the Swedes and the Danish police are put in a position where they have to work with one another to solve a series of murders done by one man.  Saga Sofia Helin is the Swede and Martin Kim Bodnia is the Dane.  Each has a unique personality, but Saga’s is the most unique.  At times she grapples with simple social cues.

The Bridge shows two separate worlds, the Danes and the Swedes.  I wish I could understand their languages.  I am sure I am missing certain nuances that make the characters and plot more vivid.

There are a few stories going on here.  At first you will wonder, what do all these have in common with the main plot?  It soon becomes clear that the stories are converging and revealing more about the main plot each time you watch.

The series was introduced to me by my son.  It cries out to be watched and marvelled at.

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I tried, I really did.  I enjoyed the first and part of the second season of Blindspot, but it ends there.  It is so pathetically bad, I couldn’t bring myself to watch it any more.

The characters are boring, their actions are predictable.  Their interactions with one another is stale.  And, the storyline is outrageously bad and frankly just plain stupid.  I predicted that this series would end sooner than later.  I am startled it has lasted to the point of giving me the doldrums.

I’m sticking with Outlander!  You should too!

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Episode: First Wife

Outlander is back in all its glory!  I was a little concerned with the last episode, but all is well.

It has been 20 years between Jamie & Claire seeing one another & they are having growing pains.  They have to play catch up, but it is obvious it is painful.  Both of them had their own lives, albeit they were incomplete without one another, for years.  They had learned to live with the void, and even tried to fill it.

With Claire and Jamie ultimately facing their pasts and their present all at once is an overwhelming task.  I am sure the audience feels their emotional conflicts, and their pain at trying to get their indescribably intense love back on track.  Coming back together has pulled at their heartstrings and throws Claire a huge fact to be reckoned with… Jamie’s second marriage to a woman that tried to kill Claire.  And now I say, why hadn’t Claire told him the truth about her all those years ago?  They did after all, tell one another everything.

What do you think?

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I had this feeling a while back that I was being too complementary to most of the films and television shows I critiqued, but now it seems the tide has turned and I have nothing but negative things to say.  Is it because with most television series, with the exception of the Law & Order series, I think things go downhill over time.

I have to admit that I am hugely disappointed at the way Blindspot has progressed, or lack there of.  We see Jane and Kurt igniting Jane’s NEW tattoos that they are somehow related to the old tattoos – as if the woman isn’t covered enough.  And her brother, Roman, put them there at some convenient time.  No one knows why Roman put those tats on her.  Oh wait, we find out Jane has a price on her head and she is once again shoved in a suitcase.  At least this time it is in Venice.   

The relationships between the characters is forced, convoluted and predictable.  There must be a trick to how everyone gets just what they need at the exact time they need it.  Kurt gets a tank, armour, guns, planes, directions to his comrades in distress.  And of course in Venice Jane and Kurt get not just one boat, but two!  This series is now beyond contrived.  Do I still watch it so I can shake my head in disappointment?  Do I continue to watch so I can write on something that has gotten so trashy, I can barely write anything nice about it?  It is not as interestingly surreal as it once was, it a stupid television series on very thin ice.  Maybe you have to have several blindspots to keep watching.

What do you think?

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