Subject: Re: What Did You Watch? 2017-12-06 (Wednesday)
> In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Obveeus<Obveeus@aol.com>
>> On 12/7/2017 10:07 AM, icebreaker wrote:
>>> On Thu, 7 Dec 2017 06:25:51 -0800, Ian J. Ball<IJBall@mac.invalid>
>>>> On 2017-12-07 09:30:41 +0000, Ubiquitous said:
>>>>> What did you watch?
>>>> Not much:
>>>> Chicago Med (recorded) - "Trust Your Gut" (ep. #3.3). Covered yesterday
>>>> by Obv.
>>> Obv doesn't watch this one. It was I.
>> Ian is just trying to keep his tradition alive regarding his being wrong
>> about everything.
>> Meanwhile, did no one actually watch KNIGHTFALL?
>> Current review status:
>> KNIGHTFALL: 50% (5of10) at Rottentomatoes and 8.2 (142ratings) at IMDB.
>> HAPPY!: 75% (14of21) at Rottentomatoes and 8.1 (83ratings) at IMDB.
>> That suggests a very small sampling for both.
> Like others, I recorded but have not yet watched KNIGHTFALL.
> I'm still wondering if anybody but me watched this week's awful DA
> FLASH. I was waiting for somebody else to start the review so I could
> froth and rant.
> I watched a couple more Cash Cab reruns, and then FRANKIE DRAKE
> MYSTERIES (there is apparently no 'The' in the title).
> An unholy triple mashup of MURDOCH MYSTERIES, MISS FISHER, and WOMEN'S
> MURDER CLUB, FDM presents the adventures of the first female private
> dick in Toronto in the 1920s (abeit being filmed in Ontario a century
> later). It looks to be produced by the MURDOCH production company. It
> features the lesser of the early stars of MUTANT X as Frankie Drake, a
> modern woman of even looser morals than Miss Fisher (and who has almost
> identical origins), a lovely black actress named Chantel Riley as
> Frankie's lovely black partner in the agency, Trudy, Sharron Matthews as
> the rather zaftig M.E. (guess this has some THE CORONER in the mix too),
> and, by far the most important, the incredibly lovely, incredibly
> talented, incredibly skinny Rebecca Liddiard as Mary Shaw of the
> Morality Police (!). Some of youts may recall her as officer 0.12-12.0
> of HOUDINI AND DOYLE. While on the earlier show she was grim but
> charming, here she steals every scene she's in as the goofy comic
That's where I've seen her before!
> relief. She even does a bit with Matthews about how she's too skinny!
> They made a big deal in the publicity about a fifth lady in the cast,
> Grace Lynn Jung as Whiskey Wendy, but all she's done in the 5 episodes
> aired to date is serve them coffee. As you'd expect in a MURDOCH
> derivative, historical figures like Ernest Hemingway and Max Sennet show
> up, as do delectable Canadia guest stars like Laura Vandervoort. The
> good outweighs the bad, the bad being that it's all so unrealistically
> progressive and given it's Murdoch heritage they're going to invent the
> forensic techniques we take for granted today (and get them
> embarrassingly wrong). It's not great by any means, but if you're a fan
> of MM, MF, or WMC this is something you'd likely enjoy.
> Fred-Box sez "Check it out"
I have and like it.