- Jun 17, 2019
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I am finally watching Erik the Viking after 30 years. I am disappointed to say that I am over halfway through and still waiting for it to be funny or interesting.
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I tried to start watching the second season of the Witcher, only to realize that I have forgotten too much about the first season to jump right back in. So I shifted over to Lock and Key, with the same results. It looks like I'll be reading through some season summaries this weekend to get back on track.
I haven't watched it yet. Still have some things in the queue before it. But the creators said they have a trajectory laid out that should last for 7 seasons- maybe 8 depending on how the last arc goes.After season 3 I figured one more season needs to end the series, but now I'm kinda looking forward to a 5th.
I definitely think that was the implication of Terry's "friends". Hillary Swank I could see doing a one-off thing, like Elizabeth Shue.I'm really hoping Mike Barnes (the secondary villain of KK3) returns next season. After the events of this season, I think they set up him returning. Of course, I'm wondering if we might one day see Hillary Swank's character, given she was Miyagi's other student
This weekend I caught the first episode of Masterpiece Theater's new version of Around the World in 80 Days, which got as far as Paris (and day 2). If you're as old as I am, you probably can't think of the book without the theme to the 1970s animated version running through your head. It's decades since I read the novel, or saw any other adaptations, but based on my shaky memories this new one has changed the story a lot to appeal to a modern audience. Rather than being an icy and unflappable English gentleman, the new Phileas Fogg (played by David Tennant) is a rather sad and hapless figure, who apparently once planned to travel but never had the courage to do so. The arrival of a postcard marked 'Coward' rouses him from his lethargy, and he departs on his famous journey. Passepartout, his new French valet (played by Ibrahim Koma) is a more formidable character than I remember the domestic in the novel as being; a fair amount of the first episode has to do with his family's background in French revolutionary activity. And Fix, who accompanies the two on their trip, is not a detective trailing Fogg because he suspects him of robbery, but a young female journalist (played by Leonie Benesch) chronicling the trip as a way to get her own byline.
I doubt if anyone would or could do a straight adaptation of the novel nowadays. Too much of its appeal for its original audience (I suspect) lay in the details of how Fogg manages to pull off his difficult but not impossible task, though of course there are other attractions to the tale as well. But the specifics of how one could circumnavigate the globe in 1872 probably wouldn't engage a modern audience. I did find it a bit odd that Fix has been changed from an opponent of Fogg's to a collaborator, though.
The part of the lyrics that sticks with me is:Around the world in 80 days, with Passepartout..
So Fogg can marry Belinda Maze...
By Jove, I even know some of the lyrics!
Though 'My version' will always be the one with David Niven.
The clock struck seven, and the party offered to suspend the game so that Mr. Fogg might make his preparations for departure.
"I am quite ready now," was his tranquil response. "Diamonds are trumps: be so good as to play, gentlemen."
I haven't watched the new season yet because I have so much on my backlog, but I did want to say that I saw an interesting interview with Zabka/Macchio when they talked about what was up for grabs.I've just finished Cobra Kai. I love how the dynamics in the show keep shifting. My prediction for next season is
conflict between the newly resurgent Cobra Kai - headed up by Terry Silver and Mike Barnes - and a defiant Miyagi-Do (including a bunch of Eagle Fang students) headed by LaRusso and Chozen. Johnny will be taking Eagle Fang to the streets of Mexico City and him and Miguel will be replaying much of KK2 only with Miguel in the Miyagi role and Johnny as Daniel.
Of course I could be wrong.
Finished the first episode. I figured out what I wasn't liking about it. Boba Fett is not a nice guy. He has a code, but he'll do whatever is necessary to get the job done. This guy isn't that Boba Fett. It seems like maybe they're deconstructing him? Not sure.book of boba fett. so far, i'm loving it.
This is my current complaint. They are making him kinda noble, and I’m not sure I like thatFinished the first episode. I figured out what I wasn't liking about it. Boba Fett is not a nice guy. He has a code, but he'll do whatever is necessary to get the job done. This guy isn't that Boba Fett. It seems like maybe they're deconstructing him? Not sure.
But this isn't the guy that named his ship Slave I.
But I haven't seen anything that makes him such.I think what they’re doing is trying to make Boba Fett justifiably cool.
But I haven't seen anything that makes him such.
Just going from the first episode The Gammoreans save him. Fennec goes after the assassins. The assassins that I assume are there because he didn't pay tribute. Which was requested because he backed down and didn't make an example of the major domo. Getting away from the sarlaac was cool, but stripped by Jawa? It didn't really come around until the end of the episode when he impressed the Sand People by saving (I guess) the chief's son?
It just didn't hit for me. And in a lot of those cases, other than plot armor, he should have been dead. Which doesn't give a feeling of badassery to me. It seems they're Disneyfying him, rather than going Star Wars villain with him. I want something like the Darth Vader novel they had for Boba Fett. But this, as I said, feels like more of a deconstruction. Especially with his naivete.