Mob City was pretty good, although I was a little concerned at the beginning with the fake backdrops and completely lackluster opening scene of the three young mobsters gunning down the competition. And the hackneyed 'grey hat' speech that came with the introduction of the main character. Oh yes, you are so noir. Soooo noir. I worry that they have tried a little too hard to make him not be a white knight - murdering a man who was not particularly evil is not very cool. And I totally believe that that dork from Heroes was in the Marines with the main character. Totally. And Simon Pegg was not distracting at all. But I really did like it overall - the two hours flew by with how engaging it was.
Can't be too upset about the winners of Amazing Race. They were close every leg.
After the Afghans got eliminated, I was rooting for them, although most of it was me rooting against the other two teams, especially bitchy ex-girlfriend. No one really discussed the elimination of the ice girls. It was crappy how the one team (I think it was the girl who ended up winning) told the befuddled doctor how to do the last challenge so she was done right as the ice girls were starting, but the ice girls had themselves to blame for being in that position by getting lost.
Survivor I am hoping for an epic Laura comeback, else Hayden or maybe Katie.
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Just watched the first 2 hours...but it isn't anything special really. Pedestrian NOIR plot, looks like a tv show, so so acting from folks I expect better from(DeMunn, Pegg)...will keep watching but Knepper playing a part he could do in his sleep is about the only real highlight for me. And I never understood how Ed Burns continues to work. He is horrible...
Take that Once Upon a Time...
Disney Making Descendants, A Movie About The Offspring Of Their Most Popular Villains
Sounding something like a mash-up of Tiny Toon Adventures, Once Upon a Time and Good Omens, with maybe a shake of Wicked on the side, Disney’s Descendants is to be an original TV movie about the teen offspring of some of the studio’s characters.
Here’s the official blurb:
In a present day idyllic kingdom, the benevolent teenaged son of the King and Queen (Beast and Belle from Disney’s iconic Beauty and the Beast) is poised to take the throne. His first proclamation: offer a chance at redemption to the trouble-making offspring of Cruella De Vil, Maleficent, the Evil Queen and Jafar who have been imprisoned on a forbidden island with all the other villains, sidekicks, evil step-mothers and step-sisters. These villainous descendants (Carlos, Mal, Evvie and Jay, respectively) are allowed into the kingdom to attend prep school alongside the offspring of iconic Disney heroes including Fairy Godmother, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel and Mulan. However, the evil teens face a dilemma. Should they follow in their nefarious parents’ footsteps and help all the villains regain power or embrace their innate goodness and save the kingdom?
So, some will come good, some will go bad and there’s going to be a bit of starcrossed love. And that love might even save the day.