Spoiler Alert Thursday
Apologies for missing last week, but that’s alright: other than “Human Target,” there was nothing on.
“Human Target.” Obviously, before the end of the season, Ilsa and Chance are going to become romantically involved, especially now that she’s killed someone. I liked the story in the second episode involving Guerrero, Winston and Buster from “Arrested Development” (Ames’ involvement not so much). I didn’t care so much for the Ilsa/Chance story from the same episode, in large part because I hate Ilsa Pucci.
“Luther.” Which, unfortunately, brings me to this BBC show: everything was going good–Stringer Bell in his original accent (?) as a troubled, but genius cop, occasionally saying things (minus that word absent from that new edition of “Huck Finn”) straight from the streets of Baltimore. And then Ilsa fucking Pucci shows up as his estranged wife. Really? Did they have to do that to me? It seems she plays one character: fairly to really wealthy do-gooder. “Humanitarian philanthropist” on “Human Target” and “international human rights lawyer” on “Luther.” The mouth on the murderer was seriously fucked up. I hope we put that arc to sleep soon.
“The Cape.” We had absolutely no intention of ever watching this show, but last week or so, Blythe noticed that Franklin the vampire was in one of the commercials, so that was something. We resolved to watch it with dinner understanding that we were only committed to the first of the two episodes playing. We were much relieved when we saw the opening credits: Cameron the Terminator and Vinnie Jones the insane killer from Guy Ritchie movies, in addition to the aforementioned Franklin the vampire. It would seem that Franklin’s acting abilities are limited to the criminally deranged, but at least it is a tolerable character (c.f., Ilsa Pucci/Mrs. Luther). The main question I have, though, is why they went with Parminder K. Nagra’s rejected Australian boyfriend from “ER” as The Cape and not Helo? I worry for Helo: he was in that episode of “Human Target” for all of two minutes.
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