Friday, August 12, 2016

This Week: Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Pokemon Go's Team Instinct & More!

Hello Dwellers and Welcome To The Basement… 

It’s Friday let’s go over THIS WEEK With The SuperHeroes!

Over the course of the past year, I’ve been watching Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries… which airs on ABC… not I’m not talking about the American Broadcasting Company…. Instead I’m referring to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, who commissioned a series based on the novels of Kerry Greenwood and focusing on Phyrne Fisher, an upper-scale glamorous private eye set in the 1920s. It is very much from all 34 episodes that I’ve watch a ‘mystery of the week’ show, every episodes sees the crime introduced and Miss Fisher going about solving it, so it’s formulaic to an extent.


Where this show shines is through it’s main cast of characters, Miss Fisher, Detective Inspector Robinson, Dot & Constable Collins… in that you see that these characters care about each other… there is the playful flirtatious relationship between Fisher and Robinson where there is a constant point of conflict over her investigating crimes and putting herself in danger… then there is the courtship and marriage of Dot and Collins which is freaking adorable , there is comedy among the four that feels natural that these are people who are involved with each other’s lives, which of course helps keeps the stories interesting when we get those character moments. They have fully fleshed out personalities and come across as people you would want to hang out with.

Now don’t think that the plots of the episodes themselves are mundane, they aren’t, they are quite good and creative if at times a bit over the top in regards to the killer’s motivation at times… there are some elements of an over-arching plots at times, but the episodes stand on their own. My favorite episode is ‘Murder Under The Mistletoe’, from the end of series two, which sees a murderer killing people off while using the twelve days of Christmas as a theme… that is just wicked cool.

So I am really hoping a fourth series gets commissioned by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation… even though the final episode of the third series could be a closing episode… because I’m genuinely invested in this show, cause it gets right what Agent Carter, which aired on ABC here in the states got wrong.

And where Agent Carter failed, is that the characters didn’t matter… it rarely took advantage of its setting of the 1940s beyond wardrobe… and the stories were boring and muddled, and it makes me wonder why people want to save that show, when there is something like Miss Fisher available… but I digress.

The 2016 Ghostbuers Film has been officially called a flopped, as it hasn’t succeeded at the Box Office, between it’s $144 Million Dollar Budget and $100 Million+ Marketing campaign, it’s global box office take it $180 Million with only it only pulling in $118 Million Domestically. The Hollywood Reporter basically reported that a direct live action sequel if off the table, Paul Feig wants nothing to do with it or any other franchise that isn’t his directly any more, and full control over Ghostbusters future has gone back to Ivan Reitman to try and fix this mess.

On the flip side… in it’s first full week Suicide Squad has pulled in $300 Million World Wide with $161 Million coming domestically… which is driving feminists insane, cause of the lack of ‘positive female role-models’ in the film… and word is a sequel has already been ordered.

Steven Spielburg’s Hook hit its 25th anniversary, and 10 of the actors who played the Lost Boys reunited for a bit with Entertainment Tonight, which was pretty cool, if ET didn’t edited it to hell for just two videos. That said, I remember seeing Hook in theaters, and for the longest time I considered it to be movie to feature Julia Roberts. Considering the sets were built, the effects were practical, visually it holds up very well. Dustin Hoffman as Hook is just awesome, and what can be said about Robin Williams performance other than it is iconic in its own way, not his best work, but you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who could do a better job playing an older Peter Pan.

The Rock and Vin Diesel had battles of equal during the filming of the latest Fast and Furious film… I’m not surprised… meat head actors that weren’t apart of the 80s tend not to get along.

Billy Corgain of the Smashing Pumpkins is now the President of TNA Wrestling… wonder how much that ego-boost cost him…

Anyway we’ll close out this week talking about Pokemon Go...


MatPat of The Game Theorists posted part two of his look at what teams are players are choosing when playing Pokemon Go… and I proudly say I’m a member of Team Instinct… now at the time, I selected that team to join, I was unaware of what team had the most players, and certainly not all the data that he gathered when doing his Poke Poll… but at the same time his theory does hold up when saying people who pick Team Instinct tend to be those who go for the underdog… well being in Philadelphia area, that is just natural, our sports teams are always the underdogs, mainly because they are often terrible, so you get this chip on the shoulder that comes towards the favored teams. The other bit is the Perceiver versus the Judgemental aspect… of which I kind of fall in between, I do things on a schedule… but I’m casually enough it’s not totally set in stone beyond just doing something on a particular day. And then there is the color… I wear a lot of red and blue… so selecting a team that was yellow for me was just breaking a trend in my personal draping.

And on that note, it’s time to go, thank you for watching, be sure to subscribe to my channel for more nonsense. Tomorrow is Saturday, which means Doctor Who Tales From The TARDIS and we’ll be wrapping up the go over of the Sensorites… so till then my friends, and you are my friends… have a good one.

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