Thoughts on SPN S11 trailer

Well, I have not intended to go this long without posting but things just keep interrupting.

What can I do real quick?

Alright everybody!  Time to play the drinking game!

Let’s see… lots of random civilians dead in a disturbed environment?

Castiel going mental on his former allies?

Black goop spewing out and changing people?

Oh it looks like the players want to use “ancient black-thing released” to go for yahtzee but the judges are denying it.  So we’ve got 4 drinks for the season 7 rerun team!

Round 2… Sam blaming himself/at fault?

People attacking violently in an almost zombie-like fashion?

Looks like the Season 5 rerun team has only 2 drinks tonight.

Hang on, we’re getting an interruption.  Looks like the season 4 rerun team has pointed out that rapid cuts to dark, red-lit rooms implying torture.  The judges are consulting… YES! They are giving that one as an echo of season 4, the team gets to take their drink.


Seriously though, the DarknessTM?  I mean say what you will, but in S7, the “Leviathan” had the advantage of being named after something distinctive, which a lot of people had probably a vague recollection of hearing once.  Which played up to the new monsters because they played the unknown, quiet infiltrators.

The DarknessTM?  That’s not distinctive.  That’s the name of a villain from a corny cartoon show like My Little Pony (and not the cool, Friendship is Magic version, the older, dorkier ones).  Judging from the promo clip, it’s not even doing anything unique save what croatan infectees once did and (if we’re honest) the way demons kind of should be (you know… evil).

I don’t know.  If my “divisible by 3” rule of seasons hold up, then we’re still 1 more season away from a really, truly atrocious one.  Still, my instinct is saying this is going to shape up to just be a train wreck.  If Carver had demonstrated any effort previously at weaving together intricate tales and making it all work…

Oh it may not be in the ratings, but in the sense of writing?  Artistic integrity?  Train wreck.

But you know what?  I hope I’m wrong.

Flash Back – 90s Flash episodes 12-15

Man, its hiatus time… not much to write about.  I’m bummed Flash is off the air.  Gues I could write a season 1 review but not much to say that I haven’t already in the episodes themselves.

Oh hey!  What’s this old DVD sitting on my desk?  the Flash?  That’s right!  The 90s era TV show, I didn’t finish rewatching all of it.  Well time get right back into the swing of things.

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iZombie – Season 1

I’ve been watching this show through the season with some bemused interest, but didn’t quite feel the need to talk about it, especially given that there wasn’t much to say about it in general that I hadn’t already said about some other shows.  Leaving the conundrum: Do I repeat myself in the hope that new readers will stop by and appreciate not having to dig through my archives?  Will they find repetition while they dig through archives annoying?  And will either of my readers get fed up with the repetition and go away?  Ah such are the burdens of anonymity.

So yeah, I watched through this season and enjoyed its mix of a little bit Psych, a little bit CSI, and a little bit Supernatural.  It was a fairly creative take on the old police procedural without them breaking suspension TOO much (which is more the fault of my day job than the show writers) while having a premise that wasn’t stretched too much after the first dozen cases or had run thin (like Numbers or Lie to Me could).

Spoiler Free: If you enjoy those type of police procedural shows and like to have a bit of the fantastic mixed in to keep things interesting, I’d say definitely rent this and check it out.  Consistently above average for a 1st season and entertaining.  Keep an eye out for it on redbox or Netflix.

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