Watching TV: Revenge Season 1 Episodes 7-12

02/01/2014

SPOILERS AHEAD
I tried to keep this vague as to not reveal spoilers but after the second episode it was getting to be a confusing mess so I skipped the no spoiler thing.

After reading the description of the series I thought it might be worth something watching. Revenge stories are something I enjoy when done right. So here are some thoughts on the first season. I wrote these thought as I watched the episodes so some incorrect theories will pop up.

Episode 7
I glad to see she keeps her father box hidden I was worried after previous episodes of seeing her shove it in to a desk that how she normally kept it. We get more of a peek into Emily’s past and I like the mystery surrounding her. She has a interesting mentor. Tyler being gay makes a lot of sense as does his reasoning behind everything. Frank is really good at what he does till the end. Intriguing is the relationship between Emily and Amanda.

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Watching TV: Revenge Season 1 Episodes 1-6

01/27/2014

SPOILERS AHEAD
I tried to keep this vague as to not reveal spoilers but after the second episode it was getting to be a confusing mess so I skipped the no spoiler thing.

After reading the description of the series I thought it might be worth something watching. Revenge stories are something I enjoy when done right. So here are some thoughts on the first season. I wrote these thought as I watched the episodes so some incorrect theories will pop up.

Episode 1
The show starts off with scene that takes place five months in the future. This scene does pique my interest in terms of story and how the characters got to where they are at the party. When we find out what happens to Emily’s father I was thinking at first it was something small but the scope of crime that her father frame for had me shocked and a bit more intrigued. Lydia was a small cog in the machine but was the prefect setup of how truly evil Victoria can be. The ending was a nice way to give all the back story of who Emily was and who she used to be. Which appeared to be a bad ass chick with the way she handled Nolan and with the scene of her getting released from juvie. The side stories with Jack’s family do look to be something that can lead to some interesting stories. Anyway if the rest of the season is like this this I can find myself enjoying the show.

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Myself and I (WIP)

11/11/2013

Here is a little story that I wrote that’s a work in progress.

Myself and I

An old man living in a senior community approaches a neighbor’s door. On Tuesdays he plays board games with his neighbor Barry. Like Barry he is alone in his old age. Most family and friends either died off or moved on. When he was younger he wanted to be a writer but fear stopped him from going this route. Now days he collects a retirement check from an old job. He knocked on Barry’s front door but got no answer. As it was unusual for Barry to miss the weekly gatherings he decided to enter the house to check on his friend. Entering the key code he received long ago he walked into the living room. He called Barry’s name several times as he walked though the house but got no answer. He was about to give up when he saw the basement door ajar. This door was usually locked and he has joked with Barry many times about hiding bodies in his basement. He walked down the stairs calling out his friend’s name. He hit the bottom and entered what appeared to be a high tech lab of some sort. He looked around the place trying to get some clue where his friend was and what he was working on. Finally on a work bench he saw a note addressed to him that said Play Me. He grabbed the small device and removed the note and pushed the play button.

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A Bus Stop in Minneapolis

07/10/2013

A friend posted a status update wanting people to say how they met him. The catch was they had to lie. The following story is the result of me expanding on my answer to the question. Which was  It was at a bus stop in Minneapolis you had a dead hooker in one arm and a bag of money in the other. The first thing you said to me was “You want to make some money?” This is for you Ben hope you enjoy.

 

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A Bus Stop in Minneapolis

 

I was sitting at a bus stop on the edge of town waiting for a meet with a customer. I picked this spot because at 5am in this part of the city people were not out. As I was sitting slumped back watching for my customer I noticed a man looking around. I assumed he did not see me as the next thing he did was open the trunk and pull a young woman out of it. This is the first time I saw Ben. He started moving toward the bench where I was sitting and that is when he noticed me. Almost dropping the girl he jumped back in shock. At first I was going to tell him to go somewhere else but then I recognized the girl’s face. That when I decided to help this guy out. Plus the clock was running and I needed the guy out of here before my meet began. Before he could walk away or try something stupid I said. “Hey man looks like you got a problem on your hands. If you got some money I can help you out.” A worried face Ben replied “I got about five grand in the car if you give me a hand.” I told him “First thing is get her back in the car and bring me the money and we will discuss this further.” He came back with a brown bag in his hand. I looked in the bag and it looked to be about five grand in small bills but was planning on checking it out later. The main thing is I needed to get this guy out of here before my meet. “Small bills man what did you do knock off a liquor store after you killed her.” I said to him in a joking manner. “No man I was at this going away party my friends were throwing. The money was donations to help on the travels. The girl was a hooker working the bar where the party took place. After to many drinks and her working her charms I ended up in a motel room a couple blocks from here. Anyway when I woke later that night due to the wife calling my phone I found her dead beside me. Not wanting the cops to get involved due to me not wanting to explain to the wife the dead hooker. I decided to drop her off here.” “Sounds like you had a fun night.” I said I pulled out a pad and a pen a jotted down an address. “Here take the girl here and after I get some supplies I will meet you there.”  Ben went back to his car and drove off into the early morning air.

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A collection of random thoughts 2

06/07/2013

Thoughts on things I have read or watched recently.

World War Z
I enjoyed the movie but the ending felt abrupt. One thing this movie did bring to the table that I have not seen in other zombies/infected movies is the seeing the effects on the whole world. Which is one of the good things it took from the book. I enjoyed the book much more. I enjoyed how the story was told. Which was though different accounts recorded by a UN worker after the major fight against the zombie horde was over.

 
Under the Dome
Watched Under the Dome not bad. Based on the first episode you might as well forget what you read in the book. Things like character names & personality traits stay the same but a lot things are way different. Duke, Joe & Angie seemed to be the combination of several characters. The first intro to Barbie is a WTF moment for me. Julia being married is also a curve ball. Anyway The Dome concept is what hooked me on the book so I can live with the changes if the story winds up being good.

 
Whodunnit?
Whodunnit? was fun to watch. Have no idea who the killer is but figured out how the first person was killed with about 80% success. I seen the Mole aspects and a little Murder in Small Town X. The format is better than Murder in Small Town X though. I will continue to watch and see how the show rolls along. One last thing how can you find a lead ball in bedded in the back of someones neck and think they drowned. No wonder this person was the next victim.

Face Off
I have been marathon this show since I heard it mentioned on several podcasts. I have made it though season 3 so far. In the beginning of the seasons you can tell who has the worse designs right away but as it gets deeper into the show it gets harder to tell who will go home each week. I love the creative aspects of the show and it makes me want to do something creative. The only negative thing I don’t like about the show is the manufactured drama that is present. I understand the point of it but it makes me want to fast forward.

 
Walking Dead Rise of the Governor
I enjoyed the book it has several parallels to the comic series. The thing that kept me reading was the mystery of what happens to the group as we only really know the fates of The Governor and Penny. I think this book would have been better suited with the title of the second book which is Road to Woodsbury.

My Card Game Collection

09/22/2012

 

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Crazy thing happened when I watched The Amazing Spider-Man

09/06/2012

While watching the movie. Every time I seen this.

I thought of this.

They don’t look much alike but my brain just kept flashing Goombas in my head when The Lizard had a close up.  I think it is the structure of the mouth.

Hoped you enjoyed my weird tangent. Now back to your regularity scheduled life

Survivor Guatemala Rewatch Part 4

08/10/2012

In case you missed it here is Part 1 , Part 2 and Part 3

Final Six episodes 12-14

Items went pretty cheap early in the auction. I don’t why they let Danni get the advantage for the immunity challenge. They only made half-hearted attempts to block her from getting it. Rafe, Danni and Lydia seem to have used their time away well. The way they setup Judd was a pleasure to watch. Now it is questionable how much Lydia knew before she started game talking to Judd on the ruins. I have more respect for players who fight to save themselves than ones who sit back and take it. The kicker is Rafe lets Stephenie think it was her idea to get rid of Judd.

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Survivor Guatemala Rewatch Part 3

08/06/2012

In case you missed it here is Part 1 and Part 2

Early Merge episodes 8-11

I guess I was wrong about the ex Yaxha guys and what their plans were after the merge. I guess there was more plans being made than I seen but it also could be that they had no choice but to stick together. The hidden immunity idol makes it debut. This version is extremely weak compared to version 2 and 3. This version is a dud as far as I am concern and doesn’t have the bite of its cousins. It is to easy to counter because all the alliance has to do is set up a list of back up votes if it is played.

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Survivor Guatemala Rewatch Part 2

08/03/2012

In cased you missed it here is Part 1

Post Switch Episodes 4-7

I like how they did the tribe switch up in this season. Where it came out of no where for the players and I am guessing the people at home. They could have tipped their hand in the previews though I don’t know.

Unlike the first three episodes I am seeing more solid alliances forming in the two camps. Everything seemed more vague before with some pairs floating about. This could be because except for the pairs none of the pre switch alliances lasted so the editors probably did not waste time on showing them.

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