Stuff I’ve watched the long, hot days of summer.
Howdy! I thought I’d share a few new shows that I gave a shot this summer. I’ve been doing lots of re-watches actually. Since it’s the 50th anniversary of Star Trek and Star Trek Beyond doesn’t premiere in Japan until October I’ve consoled myself with a re-watch of my favorite Trek series Deep Space Nine. (I might blog about that, I’m up to season 4.) But I did get some time to watch a few newer shows. And here goes my reviews.
I wanted to like Minority Report. I really did. I wanted to cheer for a Black female heroine and I even enjoyed the movie. But the show. Well. It didn’t quite come together for me. Most of the first episode is explaining the premise of the movie and showing off cool futuristic stuff. High techie DNA stuff; Mobile drone scanners for crime scenes; and lots of infrared doodads. It’s cool, I guess. (Of course, I don’t understand why a unit of police detectives and crime scene analysts need a special infra red motion detector to find a kid hiding in a closet. I mean, wouldn’t trained police officers know how to secure a scene by opening a closet door???) And every woman in the future wears lots of latex, high heels, and low cut tops and have the money to go to trendy, upscale bars and have gorgeous, lavish apartments on a cop salary.
But I digress.
It’s mainly just boring. Nothing really happens that matters. The whole set up is that the cop and the leftover psychic are supposed to stop crimes from happening, but the characters are so one dimensional it’s hard to get interested in the crime.
The Last Ship
There’s a military ship in the Artic on a mission. And the world is ending in a pandemic. No one is entirely sure of what is going on, including me, the viewer. The coolest thing about it is looking at all the equipment on a military vessel. According to Wikipedia, its a fictional U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer. The view of the ship and all the gadgets was the best part to me. The rest…not so much. There’s some standard grizzled military guys, the cliche couple, and a bunch of assorted military personnel who have one line each and drift away. I don’t know. People love the series, and I may need to watch it in a better mood. I plan to try this one again.
I have fun with this series and just finishing up Season 2. It features Bo the Succubus who is caught between her allegiance between the Light Fae and the Dark Fae. There is s hot werewolf guy Dyson. There are various standard paranormal features, though no major vampires. Lots of sex. It’s a city that has a population solely of attractive people. Though they do have some neat takes on mythical creatures. The best characters are Bo’s best friend, Kenzi and Dyson’s best friend Hale. It’s not the deepest or most original show, but it’s entertaining.
Thoughts? Can you think in this weather?