Monday, November 21, 2022

Doctor Who (1963) 11.02.02

Invasion of the Dinosaurs - Part Two

The Doctor and Sarah escape from the soldiers who are too busy dealing with a large dinosaur to notice their prisoners running away. The Doctor and Sarah escape into a garage where the Doctor finds some tools and removes the handcuffs that join them. They encounter a man who seems to come from the distant past. He attacks them but then he disappears. The Doctor thinks he was sucked backward in time.

The Brigadier finds the Doctor and Sarah and takes them back to his command post. He and Sgt Benton explain everything they know about the current situation. They are interrupted by General Finch who doesn't care for the Doctor's theories about what brought the dinosaurs to 20th century London. The Doctor comes up with a plan to capture one of the dinosaurs so that he can study it. 

Sunday, November 20, 2022

The Phil Silvers Show 2.26

Bilko Goes Around the World

Sgt Bilko tries to win $20,000 by flying around the world in 80 hours. He makes arrangements for flights but at the last minute his place is taken by a young boy named Sidney.

The Wrong Missy (2020)

The Wrong Missy (2020)

starring David Spade, Lauren Lapkus
directed by Tyler Spindel

90 minutes

Tim (David Spade) invites the wrong woman to go to Hawaii with him for a coporate retreat. He went on one date with Missy (Lauren Lapkus) and accidentally invites her thinking he was inviting Melissa (Molly Sims). Missy was too wild and crazy for him. He doesn't tell her the truth because he fears she is suicidal. 

Tim is forced to spend three days with Missy and introduce her to all his coworkers as his girlfriend. Complicating things is the fact that his ex-fiance is also there with her new boyfriend. The time in Hawaii is one disaster after another for Tim but eventually Missy starts to grow on him.

Saturday, November 19, 2022

13th (2016)

13th (2016)

directed by Ava DuVernay

100 minutes

This is a documentary about a loophole in the 13th amendment to the United States Constitution. The documentary looks at how that loophole has been used and abused to keep as many people of color as possible in a state that bears a strong resemblance to slavery. 

The documentary examines the transition from slavery to mass incarceration. It shines a light on events since the end of slavery that point to the fact that there is a strong bias in the United States of America toward keeping a large percentage of African American and Latino men locked up.

Friday, November 18, 2022

Better Call Saul 3.03

Sunk Costs

Jimmy gets arrested for breaking into Chuck's home and destroying his tape recorder. Jimmy spends the night in jail. 

Mike meets Gus for the first time. Gus explains that he doesn't want Mike to kill Hector Salamanca but he doesn't mind if Mike messes with Hector's operations. Mike reads between the lines and comes to the conclusion that Gus and Hector are competitors.

The Tick (2001) 1.02

The Terror

Arthur, Captain Liberty, and Batmanuel help the Tick celebrate the first anniversary of his arrival in the City. They eat cake, drink beer, and reminisce about the time he fought the Terror.

Thoughts

Not a whole lot happens in this episode. I'm not sure I would recommend this show to most people. It isn't great but it is fun to watch and it makes me laugh. I think it is the Tick's over the top bluster that does it for me. He is just so ridiculous.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Russian Doll 2.04

Station to Station

Alan travels back in time and space. The train takes him to East Berlin in 1962, in his grandmother's body. Agnes was a college student, from Ghana. He never knew her. It all seems great to him until he learns that her friends have plans to tunnel under the Berlin Wall and escape to West Berlin.

Nadia travels to Budapest, but not by train. She takes Maxine with her. Nadia is looking for clues about her family's past. She has the name of the Nazi officer who took her family's money. She finds Krystof, his grandson, but he doesn't have any answers for her. Maxine starts flirting with Krystof. He offers Nadia a hit of something that gives her a crazy dream.