Monday, July 27, 2015

'The Strain' Recap: 'Fort Defiance'

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BY DAWN FEAKES

Y'all, I thought that by having ready the books I'd know what was going on. Ha. Haaaa. Nope. Okay, time to make sense of this mess. Let's do this.

Even vamps are vain as Bolivar's wig is worse than Eph's. But like Kelly, he's been allowed to keep his voice so can tell the cops who stop him helpful things like 'don't touch the soil.' They of course don't listen and bcome instant vamp chow. The man told you, you didn't listen. Not my monkeys, not my circus.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

'Defiance' Recap: 'My Name Is Datak Tarr and I Have Come To Kill You'

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BY DAWN FEAKES

There is so much awesome going on with this title that I don't even know where to begin. But to refresh: Berlin bailed on the town with Conrad, Nolan issued his "Independence Day" speech to rally the town to defense mode, Stahma is incredibly unconcerned about Datak seeing as Kindzi's looking for an excuse to eat her and Datak? Well, he's just hanging around...on the shaming rack. After weeks of preparing we might finally see some action. Y'all ready? Let's do this.

Opening with a flashback to Datak as a kid bodes well. He's basically the alien Inigo Montoya, but instead of his father being dead and practicing fencing, his father is very much alive and displeased to find young Datak playing with a charge blade. I agree, Daddy Tarr (or Datak 1.0); at that age blow guns are much more appropriate. No matter how painful the past, it has to be better than the pain of the present because shaming rack. With everyone so focused on the punishment of Datak, no one sees the VC advance guard arming themselves right down the street. This will probably come back to bite you. Just saying. All this torture is making me peckish, dinner? Amanda and Nolan don't get to finish though as the VC burst in, ordering the humans to line up on their knees behind the bar. I'm betting it's not for shots. To be shot though, that's a likely possibility. All of this pomp and circumstance is really just so Tak can demand the town's surrender. Amanda takes the 'offer' really well which means that a fire fight breaks out, killing every human in the bar except Amanda and Nolan. She's going to have a helluva time finding new staff as no one will be caught dead working there now. They had a little help though from a mysterious stranger who looks a lot like the disguised Bebe but sure, we'll take him at 'face' value. (I am sorry for so much in that last paragraph.)

Monday, July 20, 2015

'The Strain' Recap: 'By Any Means'

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BY DAWN FEAKES

Last time, Kelly gets a new family, Eph and Nora do science, and Setrakian was even grumpier than usual. Let's do this.

Gabriel! You're looking rather...Goth...this evening which is good because you have been chosen for great and wormy things. I'll also say that the feelers are creepy as all get out but if you displease Mama Kelly, well, there is no place for you here. That's some tough love right there, Kelly.

Eph and Nora experiment on the older couple who got turned, you know, for science. Okay man, I get it but there's a fine line between science and butchery and you aren't a very good skater. Fet has no time for their shenanigans because Setrakian is cranky that he can't find a clue he knows is in the books about an ancient book from the storage unit. Might I interest you in the Dewey Decimal System perhaps? I hear it's very good.

Flashback to Vienna when a young Setrakian was an associate professor in Vienna. In the midst of class, a young Eldritch Palmer visits with a quest for the legendary cane of Jusef Sardu. I'm going to go out on a limb here and predict that this partnership is doomed to not end well.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

'Defiance' Recap: 'The Beauty of Our Weapons'

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BY DAWN FEAKES

Looks like we're finally going to get that war Rahm Tak has been yakking about. Will anyone remember to check on Amanda? Will the injury to Stahma force T'evgin's hand? Will the Tarrs ever be a happy family again? Let's do this.

Amanda has a helluva headache and is recounting Datak's crimes to the council. The hatred she has for him and Stahma is so deep, it's like flames on the sides of her face. High treason tends to do that to a person. Her vote is for conviction and we are all shocked by this pronouncement. Even with Doc Yewll on the council, the vote is unanimous. I guess that having to live in the town outweighs any lingering resentment of the whole 'skinning alive' thing. You may make a brief statement to the council if you wish so of course he goes the insult route. Don't ever change, Datak.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Season 11 of 'Ghost Adventures' Premieres August 22

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The eleventh season of Travel Channel's "Ghost Adventures" premieres on Saturday August 22 at 9 p.m. ET when Zak, Aaron, Jay and Billy investigate Iowa’s Edinburgh Manor. The complete details for Season 11 are provided in the network's press release, including information about upcoming locations (Clown Motel!) and a special Halloween episode (Deadwood!).

Check out the details, a sneak peek and then mark your calendars for August 22.

Press Release:
Lockdown your Saturdays with the fearless team from Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures,” returning for a spine-chilling new season on Saturday, August 22 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Paranormal investigators Zak Bagans and Aaron Goodwin, along with A/V techs Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley, explore America’s most haunted hot spots in pursuit of answers to the ghostly mysteries that lie within. In each “lockdown” investigation, Bagans and the team use advanced scientific technology to confront the reported paranormal activity and document key evidence. Season 11 is comprised of 11 hour-long episodes and one two-hour special.

“America is rich with haunted history – both iconic and obscure,” said Bagans, host and lead investigator. “The locations we visit this season are intensely haunted. The deeper we investigate and the bolder our measures, the more we learn not just about the afterlife but different events and times in our history. Each place tells a story that is both transfixing and frightening.”