Oded Fehr’s going to be on Stitchers, as a regular/semi-regular/recurring is my impression. So I watched first two episodes and here are my thoughts. No spoilers.
The premise is interesting if not entirely original (Tru Calling came right to mind) and right up my alley… but everything else so far sucks IMHO. I’m not sure whether it’s trying to be a comedy or a drama, the main character is unrelatable and cold, no one can act (especially the guest stars on episode 2) except maybe the girl who plays the room mate (I’d have loved for her to play the main character) and it’s like everyone is rushing through their lines/scenes in an effort to create a feeling of excitement and urgency.
I think I read somewhere that Oded will appear first in episode 9 (I could be wrong) and frankly, I’ll be surprised if the show makes it that far. If things don’t get better, Oded will elevate the show by about 150% simply by sharing space with the other actors – he won’t even have to say anything! If things don’t improve, in my book, this is the second worst thing Oded’s been in; only Drool is worse (I never did make it through that one). I’m actually kind of surprised that he signed on, but maybe the project looked different on page…
In a weird way, it overall reminds me of those sort of campy 1990s scifi tv shows like Sliders and The Sentinel, with the exception that those had their own brand of charm which isn’t a bad thing because I very much enjoyed them. Just that I don’t really see much charm in this one. Had this been made in the 1990s I think I would’ve been completely happy with it. But a decade of shows like Lost, Battlestar Galactica, The 100, Fringe… I expect more.
… Just my .02 cents.
The X Files is coming back as “a six-episode limited series”, helmed by Chris Carter.
I… don’t know whether I’m ecstatic or horrified.
Thought it’s time for a health & misc stuff update… Continue reading Catch Up
Seems I’ve pretty much lost interest in The Originals, starting with the first episode after Claire Holt’s last :/ I haven’t been able to watch 1×17 to the end, just not interested, and not particularly curious – even in general terms – about what’s been going on since Rebecca’s departure. She was a much needed counterpoint to all the male main characters, and the other female characters are either boring or annoying or not important enough to step into her shoes… they’re just not memorable, IMO. They’re so unmemorable I always had trouble remembering there even are other female characters on the show in addition to Rebecca in the first place. I really, really want to like Hayley but she has so little to do or whatever, that makes it seem like she’s an after thought whenever she’s on screen and serves only the male characters’ stories. Even though she’s supposed to be a main one herself 🙁
I also kind of like Genevieve. But she’s not a main character, and I just keep expecting/have a feeling she’ll be killed off sooner rather than later.
I don’t know yet what to do about http://www.the-originals.info Haven’t been working on it much since the hospital, and even less since Rebecca’s departure.
I’m still in the hospital, and don’t know when I’ll be released.
I can now confirm, that the big thing was/is my liver accompanied by a few other smaller things. Seems I’ve started recovering now though because my liver vitals improved a lot over the weekend.
There are still some liver related tests and biopsy results pending, and I guess they want to wait for those because the usual things that they look for first came up all clear, and now checking for other possible causes. So there’s no diagnosis yet.
So, heading to right direction at the moment but not out of the woods yet.