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  1. Aliferously

    S01.E02: The Last Nice Guy in New York

    I don't think Benji had an iPhone. Didn't look like it to me anyway. So does the other book shop guy know that there's a soundproof cage in the basement?
  2. Aliferously

    S01.E01: Pilot

    I must say I find this show surprisingly compelling. Not sure what to make of Joe, or if I find him creepy or astute or a bizarre mix of both. Yes, curtains are good. I also like the idea of seeing past the superficial mirrors people put up on social media.
  3. Aliferously

    Bewitching Quotes

    Harvey: I don't fly without you, Sabrina.
  4. Aliferously

    S01.E11: A Midwinter's Tale

    It was okay for a Christmas episode. I think shows with long hiatuses between seasons (looking at you Stranger Things) really benefit from Christmas episodes. I really liked the Gryla plotline. Out of the five million different ones crammed into this episode, that one stood out. I didn't think she was THAT evil or scary though. re: Susie, the actor/actress (not sure what the right definition is, just actor?) is very elfin looking. Who knows why some people are so much more bitten by the Christmas bug then others. I don't know if it's because I saw the actress kill it in Hill House, but younger Sabrina seemed a little too old and weary to sit on Santa's lap. Shame it was only one scene, too. The second season is going to be interesting in terms of relationships.
  5. Aliferously

    S01.E10: The Witching Hour

    Now that I've finished, I can say I was pleasantly surprised. I didn't go into this expecting to make it far (hell, only just made it through the Riverdale pilot) but it was quite enjoyable. Perhaps signing the book was necessary because it'll make her grow as a witch. She's been going about the magic/witchy stuff half assed because I don't think anyone ever told her everything she needed to know. I don't know about the goth look but I really preferred the post-book signing version. So, when Sabrina's mom said they took her baby, perhaps she wasn't talking about Sabrina. I foresee secret sibling stuff coming in season 2. I don't mind Roz or Susie or Harvey with helpful skills. It wouldn't be half as interesting if they went about not knowing for five seasons. Then I'd prefer they'd be useful rather then plot points. I think it will be interesting to see what happens with a relationship that is supposed be adversarial by nature but isn't. "I don't fly without you, Sabrina" makes my heart melt every time.
  6. Aliferously

    S04.E01: America the Beautiful

    The contemporary music over the last five minutes completely took me out of an otherwise good opening episode. I know that in the book Marsali is not with them (and she's already had Germain etc) but how did Claire not notice that sooner? In the book she does, anyway. Young Ian (John Hunter Bell) is such a gem. Loved every scene he was in. The CGI background couldn't have been more glaringly obvious if they put up a sign saying "THIS BACKGROUND IS REALLY FAKE" on it. Because I saw someone mention it on the first page, Bonnet did look like a poor man's Heath Ledger with Johnny Depp theatrics. I always imagined him to be a more polished character, though.
  7. Aliferously

    S01.E04: The Twin Thing

    I think it was coincidence. And she was warning her brother to leave rehab to find her (Nellie), not Joey.
  8. Aliferously

    S01.E04: The Twin Thing

    I thought this was the lesser episode of the four I've seen. The ghost creeping under the bed made me jump, but in hindsight I found it sort of hokey. Why does he need the cane? He floats, he doesn't actually need to support himself. But then I ask myself the strangest questions. The old lady reflected in the speaker thing was far creepier. So, Luke basically kicked himself out of the recovery centre to find his friend, who then skipped off down an alley and he didn't bother to check that she hadn't been attacked or something? I kept waiting for the reveal that Joey (after he found her) was never real in the first place. Younger Luke is adorable. I loved that line when he asked if anyone else was with Nelly on the other side of the speaker. Theo or the housekeeper. Same difference. Amused me anyway.
  9. Aliferously

    S01.E03: Touch

    I think the mom is really good at putting up walls. Not sure what she does all day, but this isn't just one thing. It's a lot of things happening to all your children. It wasn't really a jump scare episode, but I liked the underlying psycho analysis of what ghosts are and how we create them for ourselves. I'll second and third how wonderful the kid actors are.
  10. Aliferously

    S01.E02: Open Casket

    I think I would have flipped out too if someone MADE me look at a dead body in a casket. The kid said (numerous times) that he was at peace with her passing and didn't feel the need. Stop banging on about how it'll help him cope. I thought the made up dead Nellie looked artificial. Like, nothing like in that wedding picture. I watched that corpse make up scene through my fingers. My great grandmother was laid out on a bed at the funeral home. She looked peaceful and it really helped me process. I don't think a casket would have had the same effect. It's the whole confined space effect that freaks me the fuck out. Open casket funerals are luckily not a thing here. I don't think I can look at kittens the same way ever again. I'm not sure if what freaked me out more about the last five minutes of this episode. It replayed in my head for hours.
  11. Aliferously

    S11.E01: The Woman Who Fell to Earth

    It didn't suck. I didn't expect it to, but my viewership has been sketchy the last few seasons. I hope they didn't try to teach Ryan to ride a bike on a cliff side when he was young. What's wrong with pavements? Or empty parking lots? Or perhaps a less crappy bike, that would have worked. Poor Ryans Nan. Saw it coming a mile away though. I kind of liked that the colour scheme at the funeral were the Doctors colours (purple, aqua, gold) Tim Shaw sounds like a sketchy pro Brexit politician. Which may have been the point. One never knows. The villain didn't do all that much for me, really. Didn't get the outer space bit either. The Tardis is coming for them, no?
  12. I tried watching because it featured Aaron Stanford. I got four minutes in, to where she's discussing June telling Jim he's going to die. I got so annoyed I had to turn it off. Christ, woman.
  13. Aliferously

    S04.E11: The Code

    I think this episode was written by 12 year olds. In case you might miss it, the central theme in this episode was beer. Big neon signs spelling it out, pretty WTF speeches about beer. Jim is a delusional twat, but he's played by Aaron Stanford so that doesn't make me completely hate him. So that was Jim's truck they were scooting around in? Lovely zombie performances though. I am torn between Roadkill Zombie and Traffic Sign Zombie #1 or Traffic Sign Zombie #2. I think at this point in the Apocalypse, not having killed zombies is a stupid reason for abandoning a guy surrounded by them. You can say a lot about Chris and Nick and Madison, but they didn't hesitate or refuse to do what needs to be done. .
  14. I know that they never hark back to that (other then meeting her mom), but I wonder about that too. It seemed very much like a divorced single mother situation, really. Maybe they were half or step siblings and she's wasn't close to them to begin with.
  15. Aliferously

    S02.E05: Captive

    I am really late to this party, I know but I'm new to this show and made it nearly halfway through the second season. This episode was on offer last night. The only time Madison is bearable is in scenes with Strand. So everyone was pissed at Chris for killing Reed (who was most likely to die from being gored anyway) but killing off Liza who had merely a scratch was morally justified? I laughed when ZombieReed was pinned to the wall, flailing aimlessly at out of reach food.