Monday, November 24, 2014

Gotham mid season finale reaction

Only two Tweets today

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Gotham, Harvey Dent reaction

I didn't tweet again, sorry.

Harvey Dent did not actually seem to be in the episode enough to justify being the title character.

Oswald continues to be creepy.

Having Barbara jump into bed with Montoya that quickly doesn't make sense to me.  I'm afraid they really don't know what they're doing with this storyline.  I want to root for the Lesbian storyline, but they continue not to inspire much faith in me.

Probably the biggest new is seeing Arkham truly being born.  Gordon is hilarious, he told the Mayor what the problem was.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

I have seen all 9 episodes of Sherlock

I enjoyed it, my favorite episode was probably a Scandal in Belgravia.  All the actors do a very good job.

I really like Molly, who I don't think is based on anyone from the original books.

It's interesting how Artistic inspiration goes in circles, House M.D. was clearly based on Holmes a great deal, and it's also clearly influenced the Holmes Adaptations that have been made since.

On the question of how Sherlock survived the fall..  We're kind of supposed to see the third answer shown at the real one, but it's still a little ambiguous.  I found the the 3rd scene shown the most absurd frankly, there is no way that couldn't have had witnesses who weren't in on it.

All 3 theories start with the same wrong assumption I think, that Sherlock surviving means he didn't hit the pavement.  It could be a simply matter of him doing something when he landed to minimize the damage.

Now the big mystery is If and ind if so How did Moriarty survive.  Which I find interesting because he killed himself the same away Henri Belcamp did in John Devil.  And while Feval never made a sequel to that I think he was going to if the novel had been more successful at the time.

People accidentally survive shooting themselves through the Mouth like that quite often.  Anything you can do by accident someone as smart as Moriarty could probably do on purpose.

I found the shows take on Charles Augustus Miverlton (Magnussen).  He's a total contorl freak and literally marks his territory.

The reveal of how his "Files" actually works reminded my of The Colonel's Treasure a little bit.  It's Psychological rather then Supernatural, but the premise is the same, it kind of doesn't actually exist.  He is the Treasure.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Gotham episode 8 reaction

Both a young Tommy Elliot and Sionis, this is great. 

There are reasons why introducing The Black Mask and Hush together is quite interesting.

Now for Tweets
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A mask hides the face but frees the soul. A mask speaks the truth. - Mr. Sionis
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Carmine The Roman Falcone

Carmine Falcone is an interesting character in the history of Batman villains.  The story he was first created for, Year One, he's theoretically the Big Bad but really a back ground character mostly, Leob and Flass are the more heavies.

The Long Halloween fleshes him out some, drawing on Godfather imagery, but he's still not much of a Supervillian there, the story is ultimately bout his demise.

In Batman Begins Nolan based him on very modern depictions of crime bosses, his name being Italian didn't influence how he was written much at all.

Gotham marks the first time I know of in which we really see the character at time that isn't just as his empire is about to fall to the advent of the freaks.  Yet the dialogue of the show constantly acted like he was about to fall anyway, everyone thinks he's become old and soft and weak.

At the end of Viper I like many others I'm sure thought of The Godfather seeing him in that hat feeding pigeons.  It was an interesting contrast as Maroni has a more Goodfellas/Casino vibe.

As of the end of Penguin's Umbrella we realize that indeed this Falcone is not an old push over yet.  He and the Oswald are going to be quite formidable.

And of course I now find myself thinking of Paul Feval's Colonel Bozzo-Corona from The Blackcoats.

I find it very unlikely that's intentional, that the writers of this show are familiar with the Novels published by BlackCoatPress.

Part of it because of The Godfather imagery, The Colonel is compared to Vito Corleone often, but I've always found that a very superficial comparison, The Colonel is much more Evil then either Vito or Michael.  And his level of respectability in society is well beyond what Vito has in Part I, more like what Michael's trying o achieve with the Imobolari deal in Part III.

Gotham's status as a Prequel where we know Gordon will fail which we've talked about before.  Now I'm realizing how that's similar to everything Stableford said about Feval decision to make Prequel novels with Salem Street and The Invisible Woman, where continuity demanded none of the Habit Noirs we know from the prior Novels will be brought down.

And now I'm really loving that, this Falcone will be like The Colonel.  People will keep trying to bring him down but they never will.  And Oswald I'm thinking could be his his Lecoq.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Gotham Penguin's Umbrella reaction

I didn't live Tweet at all yesterday.  I don't have a Mobile so I can't really do it like most people do, I generally just do it during commercials.  I can only do it at all if it's a show I watch with the rest of my family.

This episode was awesome Seventh episode twist.

Now that Gordon and Montoya are on the same side that triangle should become much more bearable.

Zass being a hitman for Falcone is something they borrowed form Begins.

Oswald is proving to be a magnificent little bastard.  This should be fun.