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harsens_rob
27 June 2016 @ 10:35 am
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Ugh.

But other than that, the work scheduling is changing back to the way it used to be. This means a mixture of midnights and afternoons. AND this means, that I SHOULD... yeah, grain of salt people... should be able to get back to posting more regularly and reviewing a bit more than of late. Working on reviews is easier when I'm not sleeping all day in order to get enough rest to go back to the next midnight shift.

I expect things will be awkward this week, as I'm trying to readjust my internal clock again but I really do want to get back into the swing of reviews, starting with getting The Zeppo for BTVS done.

I also went through about half of my YouTube Roundup in another effort to cleanup/delete the "moved to private", "copyright complaint - cannot view in your country" and "removed" vids. Always a frickin' annoyance.





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Welcome back to another edition of ‘Best Of / Worst Of Character Moments’, where we’re going to focus on the first series episode of Kolchak: The Night Stalker.

First off, it’s important that we all remember that Chicago, IL in the 1970’s had a semi-arid environment… and, uh, the suburbs had… mountains…. Look, Global Warming changed a lot of stuff between then and now, okay!

Yes, this is the character rewards and pans for “The Zombie” with our main players for scrutinizing consisting of Carl Kolchak, Tony Vincenzo, Monique Marmelstein, and Gordon Spangler.

I had Captain Leo Winwood there as well, and was even mentioning that it’d be nice to have him as the recurring police captain who half-clashes/half-assists Carl in future… but then he turned out to be a corrupt cop on the take. Damn it.
No one is horrible, but they"re not paragons either.Collapse )

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harsens_rob
20 June 2016 @ 11:24 am
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BTVS
Season 10, Issue 27





Own It: The Centre Cannot Hold

Writer: Christos Gage, Art: Rebekah Isaacs, Colors: Dan Jackson, Letters: Richard Starkings & Jimmy Betancourt [of Comicraft]
Cover: Steve Morris

Blurb: While concentrating on rescuing Dawn and Xander from another dimension, Buffy and the Scoobies fell victim to the vengeance demon D’Hoffryn’s treachery. Having assassinated the entire Magic Council and stolen the Vampyr book to take full control of the new rules of magic, D’Hoffryn intends to make himself invulnerable. Buffy, Willow, Spike, and Giles must put aside their recent differences and rally all the backup they can muster to defeat the Big Bad. For now, Dawn and Xander will have to be on their own….

Frustrated gnashing of teeth... mine, not the characters".Collapse )

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Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
 
 
harsens_rob
19 June 2016 @ 04:58 pm
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*SIGH*.

This is by far the longest lasting and deepest funk I've ever fallen into. BUT, the plan is to do the review for BTVS, Season 10, Issue 27 this evening for posting tomorrow. This has been planned and put off about five times now, but no really....

I may or may not choose a random "Best Of / Worst Of" subject or two if I can force it.

The BTVS, Season 03, Episode 13 review - "The Zeppo" - has been started... but barely. It's hard to review when you can't go more than 5 minutes without feeling a crushing weight that "This doesn't matter, nothing is interesting, why don't I waste more time browsing youtube or playing 10 minutes of game while that is also failing to generate any interest, why can't I just sleep for a day or two continuously as that would be a better use of my time, when will this just end?"

I also just bought Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. first season because it was on sale and I was trying to bump up my mood, but now I've realized I'm probably adding another series to review which leads in a horrible circle back to the above.

"These endless days..." aren't finally ending in a blaze, and it feels all the worse for it currently. I know, I know, it's just currently.

Also, I'm really hot without air conditioning and that makes me crabby.


And finally... GET OVER IT.







1) Man-Woman is from dailymail

2) Woman-Woman is from glamourdaze

3) Man-Man is from everydaygay



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Current Mood: morosemorose
 
 
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And here we are with Angel & Faith's last Best of / Worst of Character Moments for their season 1. Let's take a look at our characters heroics and failings in Issue 25!


Our Main Players for scrutiny are: Angel, Faith, Rupert, & Alasdair.
Not a lot to judge, really, despite a really good wrap up.Collapse )
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Here we are gang! And if we can avoid another power outage just as I'm working on it even though there has been no effing storms anywhere in our area for HOURS, then this will wrap up the Season 9 BTVS 'Best of / Worst of Character Moments' with Issue 25, The Core part V.

The issue in which Simone Doffler loses that which she gained because she's a vengeance seeking hag with more passion than sense, even after she's been replaced with a vampire. You may've gleaned that I don't like her.


But with our characters that I do like, we must sit in judgment. These would be: Buffy, Xander, Willow, Koh, & Illyria.

Only the villain earns a demerit, as it should always be.Collapse )
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Back for another edition of "Best Of / Worst Of Character Moments" with Buffy, Season 09. Our subject this time out is the crazy happening in Issue 24 in which we've got an Old One, A Universe threatening would-be time manipulator, a fading out of existence Dawn, and a "Slaypire" all demanding story attention!
WHEW!


Our Main Players for judgment though are confined to: Buffy, Xander, Willow, Illyria, Koh and the Mystic Council.

Um, what was that I was saying about "confined to"?
The only demerit in this one is my own.Collapse )
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In our post this time out, we'll be focusing on "Best Of / Worst Of Character Moments" for BTVS Season 9, Issue 23.

Simone finally gets the power she always craved... uh, sort of... I guess.


Our Main players to be inspected are: Buffy, Willow, Xander, Koh, Illyria, & the Mystic Council.
Simone Doffler finally loses it completely.Collapse )
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harsens_rob
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Hey Gang,

  Let's wrap up the "Best Of / Worst Of Character Moments" for Season 9 of BTVS and Season 1 of Angel & Faith. We're going to focus this time around on BTVS, Issue 22 in which Dawn is continuing the slow fade out of reality while Buffy tries to stop this. But she has to deal with a stubborn Mystic Council in her way, and the reality that Xander has in fact gone over to the Simone Side... let's just put that down to temporary crazy.


Our Main Players to be Judged Are: Buffy, Willow, Xander, & the Mystic Council (yes, they're in the way but they are still the good guys). There are plenty of others, but they're side players.

Behind-the-scenes demerit coming up.Collapse )
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harsens_rob
04 June 2016 @ 06:25 pm
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Supernatural
Season 01, Episode 16

Shadow

Writer: Eric Kripke
DIR: Kim Manners

Blurb: In Chicago, Sam has the luck to run into Meg, the pretty blonde he met weeks earlier at an Indiana bus stop. But it may be bad luck, especially if Meg is connected to a demon wreaking death on the Windy City.



Scene 01: We open, not surprisingly considering the blurb, in Chicago, Illinois.

It’s night and we’re looking down on the cityscape.

I liked the twisty turns in the scripting.Collapse )

Next up in TV reviews: BTVS, Season 3, "The Zeppo".

Next Movie Review: Still "Clash of the Titans"



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