Category Archives: drama

Second Sight (BBC)

Been watching this BBC crime drama series about (described on netflix as “absorbing”…eeehhh…not really all that absorbing) -Det. Ross Tanner, played by Clive Owen back before he had giant white caps put on his teeth, is going blind because of some weird eye disease thing.  Aren’t we a bit tired of all the different gimicks writers use to make the detective story “fresh”?  —The crimes in this series are fairly easy to figure out ahead of time and not very interesting….Clive is the only thing really making it worth while to follow….but I tell you, if you want a BBC crime drama, check out Wire in the Blood.


The Room

Like a 2 a.m Skinamax movie minus the soft porn sex scenes, this movie is seemingly low budget (though cost 7 million to make somehow), full of bad acting and a very poor plot created just for the purpose of setting up Lisa’s many sex scenes…yet, sex scenes in this movie were slow, boring, not very revealing, and shot “artistically” I’d guess…through the bed netting etc.  The plot seemed to be created just for the purpose of a sex scene every ten minutes but you’d want to sleep through them….

The horrible acting made our viewing audience turn into Mystery Science Theater type characters, filling in the dialogue with storylines and jokes of our own.  Truly the worst movie (to take itself so seriously) ever made–and yes, I’ve seen Manos…it’s Oscar bait next to this film!!  The writer/director/producer/lead actor, Tommy Wiseau, claims he meant it to be funny…somehow I don’t buy that.  And I now hope I never see roses, bed netting, silk, and the Golden Gate Bridge again.

Rent this movie if you love making fun of horrible movies….or if you are really curious just how bad a movie can be.

Wire in the Blood (finished series)

Was a great series.  Sad to be done with it.  I hope they give us a season 7 one of these days.  Dr. Tony Hill was one of my favorite TV characters.  And I learned a bit about psy profiling.  I didn’t care as much about the who done it of the crimes as much as I enjoyed watching Tony figure it all out using psychology.

9 1/2 Weeks

As far as erotic plot driven movies go, I’d rather see Last Tango in Paris.  But if you have a big boner for Kim Bassinger (and who wouldn’t) and want to see her in every frame, most of them half naked and crawling or dancing or moaning or sucking fingers or having food poured on her or fucking Mickey Rourke on a staircase in an disgusting alley (which was kinda hot), then you MUST rent this movie.  Personally I thought I’d get more lustful Mickey moments…not much Mickey…I think they filmed most of the scenes without him even there….I did find it annoying too, that every time she had on a black dress, it seemed that the sex was threatening or turned scary for a moment…but when she was wearing white it was “sexy” (IF you have aforementioned boner for KB)….But I’m thinking more black dress moments, maybe even a murder, would have pepped this baby up…and a good beaver shot…we didn’t get one of those either….

Wire in the Blood –Season 4

I’ve finished season 4 and if not for my total love of the character Dr.Hill and the drool factor for the actor who plays him (Robson Green), I wouldn’t have watched this season out of spite!  They took Carol off….the flirtations between Dr.Hill and Carol were great and I am pissed they dropped that storyline.


Wire in the Blood – Season 2, episodes 1 & 2


BBC — crime drama show….it’s awesome.  I, like everybody else who discusses this show, have a little crush on Dr. Hill.  I like this show almost as much as I liked Prime Suspect.  It’s that kind of show that makes you wish you were a criminal psychologist or detective.

Brideshead Revisted, episodes 6-13 (finished)


Should be subtitled:  how religion torments people and tears apart great loves …how religion is the death of happiness….that’s my non catholic accessment…to a devout catholic I’m sure it is a story of redemption etc….you could draw some parallels with Graham Greene’s End of the Affair (though Bendrix comes away with a different attitude about religion than Charles)… can catch a whiff of Atonement in this story too…..but only marginally.  All I know is, I’d hate having to live with the weight of being Catholic.  I sure will miss the house….