Monday, September 1, 2014

Intruders (2014)

"What goes around, comes around."

I watched the first two episodes on BBC America and I think I almost got everything figured out...or do I? The little girl who is playing one of the lead characters is fantastic. She can switch between personalities (like she is supposed to) at a moment's notice. The actress literally becomes another person. I am having fun with this one as it doesn't let go of it's secrets too easily or quickly to be sure.

I am just better than most at spotting the little clues that support my theory that these Intruders are immortal beings inhabiting human bodies. They can jump from body to body but need to be awoken from their old life to realize who they REALLY are. They can lie dormant for decades and older personalities can sometimes emerge. These personalities can be centuries old. The little girl was woken too early to her original self. It's like her 'real' personality has a mission to accomplish but even she is unaware of what that mission is. Now she will have a choice to make. Which side will she choose and what will that mean for the rest of us? We'll see if I get it right.

I think this one will get me in the mood to finally tackle some Orphan Black. That one also seems right up my alley.

Only eight episodes for the first season. I like short seasons like this the most. I haven't found anything to turn me off the story yet. I just want to be entertained. I want to enjoy some cool plot ideas along the way and I want someone good to live to the end. I expect most others to die but not without some kind of heroic sacrifice. The bad should also get fully what is coming to them. I just want to see something that moves me and surprises me a little without boring me to tears.

This one has the right kind of menace to propel the story forward. I like how I get to figure things out a few minutes before the characters on the show do.


Afternoon Captions


As Close To A Dream Figure As I Can Imagine

There is nothing cooler to me than a dead cosmonaut action figure. Especially if he is resurrected to do evil or help fight evil. I just somehow feel for all the dead cosmonauts who were killed during the early days of the Space Race.
Once again the Toy Haven highlights this premium figure. I will never own him but he's beautiful to look at.

He Did Know There Would Be Cameras On Him, Right?

I already want to defriend him and I am not evening following him.
Digital Prophet is a bit pretentious don't you think?

Cool Batgirl Hoodie

I would wear this everyday if it was socially acceptable.

Happy Labor Day, Kids

I am not proud to admit that some of the most fun I had teaching was doing the lessons about the Industrial Revolution - especially the ones involving child labor. I love reminding the students that if they lived back in those times that they would be crawling into dangerous machines to retrieve the fingers of the last kid who got caught in an automatic loom. Or the worse job which involved only the smallest children. They would sit in a hole in the mine wall with a candle to keep light for the other kids digging out coal.

I share these pictures with all you Hillbillies who think Unions and labor laws get in the way of pure unrestrained capitalism. If you know how many tiny hands around the world make the devices you and I couldn't live without, it would break your heart.


Cool Catwoman Cosplay Collection

Do I sense a theme here?
Next you will be telling me Catwoman is not a cat.
(I am still bitter over that Hello Kitty 'incident')

Monday Image Blizzard