Sunday, 13 April 2014
Saturday, 12 April 2014
Friday, 11 April 2014
After the two weekend strips, I think that's the last we'll be seeing of J6 here on YFaN, though I think the blog itself is coming to the end of its useful life anyway and will shortly be taken to the knackers yard and turned into whiskey money. IT'S WHAT HE WOULD WANT.
Have a good weekend, y'all.
Thursday, 10 April 2014
Wednesday, 9 April 2014
The entitlement of the establishment throughout the whole affair - not just from Miller, but from Cameron who makes a clumsy attempt to move the goalposts even after the final whistle - is telling, and shows the assumption they work from that public money is their money and that their jobs as public servants exist not to exercise the will of the electorate (fair play they already admitted that when they failed to win the confidence of a majority of it), but as a kind of Rube Goldberg machine which they have to play with in order to find a way to funnel that money into their own pockets.
Miller was an albatross who was dragging the Condems down just as sure as she was being dragged kicking and screaming towards her own resignation, and it's a damn shame she's let them get off as scott free as she herself has, citing even in her goodbye missive that she isn't actually going very far from the teat of public money to which she is entitled to suckle upon. All that remains now is to see what unelected position within government she is rewarded with.
Tuesday, 8 April 2014
Crisis - a tv show about the kidnapped kids of the American elite being held hostage to the plans of a CIA operative with a Long Game that's unveiled over the course of the season, a female FBI agent must blah-de-blah-de-blah. It's by-the-numbers stuff for a 2014 tv show, and not a patch on similar efforts like The Blacklist.
The Blacklist - ex-CIA operative with a Long Game, female FBI agent, blah-de-blah. Unlike Crisis, there's effort made to present an identifiable format with a villain-of-the-week framework, as James Spader's intelligence broker manipulates the FBI into taking down a list of his customers and competitors while insinuating himself into the life of a seemingly random agent. Spader does a very watchable smarmy sociopath and the rest of the cast is good even when working with some pretty leaden stereotypes, though the season arc peels back the layers of the onion faster than is usual so there's some brisk character development unusual for this kind of episodic telly.
The Following is a show which stars Kevin Bacon as Kevin Bacon, a hard-drinking maverick with nothing to lose who defies the conventional methods of the FBI in pursuit of a charismatic serial killer as he plays by his own rules, except when he breaks them because he doesn't play by anyone's rules - not even his own. It is high camp stuff and not to be taken seriously - which I admit may be a redundant observation as I have already pointed out that it stars Kevin Bacon.
I have no idea what Continuum is supposed to be about - there, I've said it. It started out as a sci-fi show about a copper from the future pursuing terrorists into the past, but then it just sort of milled about for a season and a half before becoming dull and scattershot. I suppose someone must still be watching it, I'm just not sure why I am.
Monday, 7 April 2014
I speak of course of Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva, a show about rich white people who love money. Rich, white Christian people who love money (the series mythos is rooted in Western Christian theology), whose central protagonist's karmic donkey-punch comes when she is prevented from being skinny and blonde and has to work for a living - a nightmare scenario, I'm sure we can all agree.
Also some gay shit about dragons and elves is back on TV, but I'll only watch that when I run out of shows that matter.