Can you smell that? Can you? That's Friday, and it's right around the corner, folks. It'll be here before you know it. Buckle down. Get the job done. The weekend will be here in no time.
Well, well, well ...
Erm ... yes, I've seen Ahsoka's third episode, and (cough cough) I'll have something to say about that debacle later today. On some levels, it's honestly like they're really not even trying any more, folks. It doesn't appear that anyone at Walt Disney and/or Lucasfilm and/or Dave Filoni's immediate family is all that interested in winning fans back to the intellectual property. I don't think it's as awful a show as some online (those YouTubers are really good as dissecting this stuff, far more than I am), but I'll heartily agree that it has its own issues. I'm not certain that at this point these shortcomings can be overcome. It's like starting out to build a house on an already broken foundation; nothing one does after putting the frame up, starting the walls, and whatnot is going to fundamentally fix what was sub-standard at the beginning. I can appreciate the effort ... but, sigh, it isn't looking good. Maybe they're keeping the real surprises -- the true good stuff -- for later.
Other than that, I do have another review I'm going to try to pen this afternoon: I watched The Last Man On Earth on cable the other day (I had DVR'd it), and I have some things I'd like to say about that. It's actually INCREDIBLY good. I was gobsmacked with how much I enjoyed it. I know I'd seen it years ago, but I didn't remember much of it. Now that I'm older -- and unquestionably wiser -- it resonated more. That's a good thing.
Also, let me give some last minute props to 2018's Black Circle? I review it yesterday (here), and I was reasonably smitten by it. It's an atmosphere piece told in a very unconventional way, and I think that's probably what kept more folks from either trying it and/or liking it. I get totally jazzed by low-budget thrillers that actually find interesting ways to cultivate their mystical auras witihout spending a lot of money; and -- on that level -- I totally dug its vibe. Totally. I will add that -- as I said in my review -- it's a tad overlong -- the last reel definitely overstays its welcome -- but otherwise it tickled my fancy quite nicely.
Alright, alright, I hear you. Pipe it down. Here's what you really came here for:
As always, thanks for reading ... thanks for sharing ... and live long and prosper!