From: anim8rfsk <anim8rfsk@cox.net>
Subject: Re: What Did You Watch? 2017-12-06 (Wednesday)
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From: anim8rfsk <anim8rfsk@cox.net>
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Subject: Re: What Did You Watch? 2017-12-06 (Wednesday)
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In article <p0c2gl$5dp$1@news.albasani.net>, suzeeq<suzee@imbris.com> 
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> anim8rfsk wrote:
> > In article <p0bnt4$8g8$1@dont-email.me>, Obveeus<Obveeus@aol.com> 
> > 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.

:D

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