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Subject: Re: What Did You Watch? 2017-12-06 (Wednesday)
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Subject: Re: What Did You Watch? 2017-12-06 (Wednesday)
Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:49:42 -0800
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anim8rfsk wrote:
> In article <p0bnt4$8g8$>, Obveeus<> 
> wrote:
>> On 12/7/2017 10:07 AM, icebreaker wrote:
>>> On Thu, 7 Dec 2017 06:25:51 -0800, Ian J. Ball<IJBall@mac.invalid>
>>> wrote:
>>>> 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.