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  1. Captanne

    S04.E04: Search and Rescue

    Yeah, I just watched it last night and God stands there in the opening scene saying, "He's part of the grand plan" and makes it pretty clear that Humperdoo is not Jesus. In other words, Jesus is there as part of the summit and is being treated like Hitler, like a VIP with a seat at the table. Humperdoo, on the other hand, is a cretin and God is afraid he's being treated like an afterthought. So He keeps asking after Humperdoo's welfare to make sure he's not forgotten about. I like your interpretation and I'm not sure it's any different than what I'm saying. I think GMTA.
  2. Captanne

    S04 All Episodes: Live Chat and Speculation

    I love the Angel -- he reminds me of Blank Reg from Max Headroom.
  3. Captanne

    S04.E04: Search and Rescue

    The Real Jesus is there for the Heaven and Hell summit. Humperdoo is God's creation and He is clearly invested in him as some sort of "other" son. (I, too, thought he was originally supposed to be Jesus.) The way this show runs, it reminds me of comic books, which is why I like it so much. I can visualize all of the show on the page (if that makes sense). I'm sorry for Steve the pilot -- but in a way, he reminded me of Roy Batty from Bladerunner -- screaming at God for killing him before his time and wanting more life. It's the age old struggle -- but this time we had Jessie, God's representative on Earth, fumbling impotently in between the two. Vulnerable Man killed by Fate and railing at God for letting it happen -- while the Priest, who is supposed to have God's power vested, can do nothing. I liked it. As for sacrilege -- this show is full of sacrilege. I'm sure the comic book was/is, too. If you're going to bring "Preacher" to life, that's what you're committing to. I, for one, enjoy it. It makes me think. (I'm a practicing Episcopalian, by the way. And I'm not afraid to think for myself.)
  4. Captanne

    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    The whole Shiloh plot line makes my skin crawl. I guess it's a nice thing to say that the actor really brings the creepy horribleness but the headlines in today's newspapers bring enough. I don't need it in my escapism soap, too. I tend to tune the Shiloh performances out. (You know when there are annoying ads on the television or social media? You can tune them out because you know in just a month or so there will be something else in its place? Yeah. Like that. This plot line can't go on forever the way it is right now.)
  5. Captanne

    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    From Wiki: Port Charles, New York, is the fictional setting of the ABC Daytime soap operas General Hospital and its spin-offs Port Charles and General Hospital: Night Shift. It was revealed that the Queen's Point setting of The Young Marrieds, a short-lived sister series to General Hospital that ran between 1964 and 1966, was a suburb of Port Charles. Locations within the town are described, below, using in-universe tone. Port Charles is believed to largely represent the city of Rochester, New York. [emphasis mine]
  6. Captanne

    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    I think Port Charles is supposed to be a fictionalized version of Rochester, NY. I don't know where I heard that but Julian and Kim mentioned that NYC is only an hour flight away. According to Google, BUF-NYC is a 6.4 hour drive. ROC-NYC is a 5.5 hour drive. To this old jet pilot's mind, the ROC-NYC is more of an hour flight distance. BUF-NYC is probably 1.5 hrs. gate to gate.
  7. Captanne

    Shetland

    I'm watching via a Britbox or Acorn account through Amazon Prime. ETA: We don't have regular cable. We only stream.
  8. Captanne

    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    As for Olivia being ridiculous in the show yesterday, I thought she was being in character for what they wrote her as: an hysterical Italian mother protecting her son at any cost. That is a cliche stereotype and I found it insulting but I don't want to get self-righteous on someone else's stereotype. I don't have a dog in that fight.
  9. Captanne

    Shetland

    They knocked that out of the park, didn't they? Wonderful scene.
  10. Captanne

    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    I only mentioned the money because the missing $1M shouldn't be a motivation for Jason and Sam to be interested in Shiloh.
  11. Captanne

    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    That seems to be the answer -- the Corinthii hitman team are interested in the memories because of Shiloh......but I've been watching since then and I'm not clear why. I know Shiloh thinks there's $1M (cue picture of Dr. Evil) floating around somewhere but the Qs are rich. Presumably, so is Jason. I know Shiloh has done mean things to Sam (what with the whole freezer fiasco and such....) I know there is some WSB connection -- but that is a mystery to me. Is there more? Something obvious I'm missing?
  12. Captanne

    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    I muttered up thread about Franco's appalling physical performance as a member of the military (enlisted? officer?) He looks like he's got jock itch. It does make sense to me that Jason (and Sam) are interested in Drew's memories (of which Franco is now an integral part) but I didn't see the switcheroo when Miller arrived to take over the part of Jason Morgan so I don't know the particulars of why. Also? I stopped caring to even ask because the show is so all over the map with continuity in that plotline, I can't possibly keep up.
  13. Captanne

    S04.E03: Deviant

    I think what I enjoy most out of the "trying to outdo itself" show is that I can see the show in comic book format -- when I watch the actors perform, I can visualize it on the page. I don't know if that makes sense or not but it's something that I really like about it. The plot is all but gone so I'm not in it looking for any sort of resolution to any sort of beginning/middle/end structure.
  14. Captanne

    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    I'm a war veteran of over 21 years -- I'll never understand why actors who think they're being all "military" have to stick their dicks out in front of them as they walk, spread their legs when they stand, and scowl all the time (they make me think they are trying to walk in the middle of a genital herpes outbreak.) Franco's physical performance and the dialogue were painful to watch. (BM is great at it, he's totally believable to me -- he acts like a veteran who has normal mannerisms until the military training is needed.) Liz, yesterday, exhibited nothing more than "the worst nurse ever" behavior. This man has been through an unknown chemical transformation -- her bedside manner can't have been what's in the text book. And, if we're going to claim, "Yeah but it's her husband and she's emotionally invested!" then she shouldn't have been in the room. It was all very disappointing for my tastes. Yesterday someone said Billy Miller is coming back (not true, asfaik, and I can't remember why they said it) and I thought they meant Billy Warlock. That's how old I am. LOL
  15. Captanne

    Shetland

    I enjoyed The Killing very much although it was very slow for American audiences and fizzled out.
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