Monthly Archives: March 2012

Itchy Bumps Recaps ABC’s Finale Episode of The River Season 1

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Wow! You’re back! I hope you all have recovered from another St. Patrick’s Day. You know, not even the Ireland Irish make as big a deal of this holiday as we Americans do. But by God, if we’re going to do it, then might as well do it BIG!

Just funnin’ with ya.

As you know spring is right around the corner. Already my roses are beginning to bloom and it makes me want to spend time in my gardens. There’s nothing like getting dirt under my nails, in my hair and all over the place. Unfortunately when it gets on my face, I break out in itchy spots.

I don’t know what the deal is, but evidently over the years I have become allergic to dirt. It’s not something that’s just came up. I started having this problem about 10 years ago and over time it has gotten worse. The same thing happens when I handle newspapers too. If I somehow get newspaper dirt on my face, (which happens), it causes red, swelled, itchy spots too. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I also have a metal allergy.

By George! I think I’ve got it!

Could it be, that there are metals in the soil and, maybe, there are metals in newspaper ink? I’ll have to google it.

You can see how I’m working this out, can’t you?. I’m like a regular Sherlock Holms…, ha!

Well, enough about my red, itchy bumps. Now for the LAST of my re-caps of ABC’s paranormal, adventure “The River”.

Whew!

The River, Season 1, Finale

The crew of the Magus is finally heading home. Lincoln and rescued adventurer, Dr Emmet Cole, are having a little father and son time on deck when BOOM! a bullet catches Lincoln, dropping him like a sack of rocks. People scream, chaos ensues and Lincoln is pronounced dead.

Like the vengeful mother, Tess threatens to kill whoever felled her son. But not in a crazy, grief stricken, “Awww! My son is dead!” way, but in a weird, too cool, “I’m going to get you”, way. Lame.

Of course, Tess asks her husband, Emmet if he can do something witchy now that he knows magic, but Emmet says no. Bad juju to consort with demons.

Next we see Jahel, the ship’s mechanic’s daughter, at the helm. She hears something coming over the ship’s com. All we get to hear is static as she carries on a conversation with what we can only assume is a spirit.  The next thing you know, she’s down in the ship’s belly chanting and tearing up taro cards as she and Tess call on the spirits to return Lincoln’s soul to them. And, no “raising from the dead” would be complete without some blood letting courtesy of mama Tess.

Things get wiggy, lights flicker, stuff flies around, women scream, again, while some jungle entity makes it way to the ship. Then, walla! Lincoln is alive or is he?

Emmet suspects something’s fishy when his son tells him he loves him. Yes, very suspicious.

So, everyone goes about their business, like no big thang. Jonas stumbles upon Lincoln making a sandwich in the galley. Lincoln kills him with one punch because he knew it was Jonas that fired the bullet that was meant to kill Lincoln’s father.

Now we know that something is wrong with our boy. He’s POSSESSED by the god of all demons, Botuni. (I’m sure I didn’t get the spirit’s name right. ) Then Lincoln/Botuni, go after Kurt, the hired gun, finding him in the cell he’d been locked in because everyone thought he shot Lincoln.

Anyways, Lincoln/Botuni beats up Kurt. Something about Kurt being a guardian. Wasn’t quite sure what that was all about???? I didn’t catch all the dialogue because I was buttering some nuked green beans and only half listening. Hey! I was starving!

Ok, so Emmet figures out that Lincoln is not Lincoln. They trap him. Chain him up and preform sort of an exorcism. Spirit leaves. Lincoln is Lincoln again. Yeah! 

Now, the Magus is only two kilometers from civilization and the helicopter that will take our search party home, when, WHAT?!! “Where is the village that was suppose to be here?”

Yikes! Looks like the Amazon isn’t done with them yet as it morphs like a transformer, moving land mass and water to reshape itself, virtually cutting off any way of escape.

The End

My thoughts? Exciting and ludicrous but then again, still entertaining. However…, not sure how they are going to get another season out of this. Should they get picked up, I’ll probably watch. It’s still better than most of what the net works have given me to choose from.

When there’s a choice, buy USA.

~ K.L. Parry ~ Author of “The Pirate’s Daughter And a King’s Ransom”

Zombie Saving Time

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Spring forward, fall back. Really? What century am I in and why are we still practicing this archaic, by yearly ritual? Does the reasons for bumping the hour hand on our clocks still exist?

I can see the need to make use of all the daylight hours. I’m all for doing what we can to conserve our planet’s resources. So, why do we go back to Standard Time every year? Why can’t we just stay on Daylight Saving Time? (Follow the link for a history.)

I say we start a petition! Organize a march on Washington! That’s right! Stand up for all those whose internal clocks are crashed twice a year. Just think of the lives that could be saved because I’m so cranky right now, I’m about ready to kill someone!

Oh, yeah…, and a re-cap of last night’s episode of “The River“. Thank the lord, there is only one more week of this. I should just stick to reviews…, ha!

Season 1 Episode 7

This week’s episode we’re at the deserted compound with a search party consisting of Lincoln, Tess, Lena, cameraman 1 and 2, gun for hire, Kurt and producer Clark. The compound is a mess, looking very much like something catastrophic had occurred there.

We finally get a glimpse of Kurt’s back story in flashbacks of him with his girlfriend/fiance as she talks about heading out to work a security job in South American.

End of flash back…, the search party enters into the main building that stands on the compound. They find Emmet’s hat which leads them all to believe that he may still be there. As they continue to explore the site, they discover that it was a research facility. Research of a dubious nature when they find a villager’s body preserved in a glass tank. Yuck!

Then they discover the bodies. A freezer full of rotting corpses. Guess we know now where everyone disappeared to, or not. Gruesome findings but to the relief of our search party, no Emmet Cole. Miraculous though, who shows up alive and relatively well is the woman producer from Cole’s lost expedition.

Quick! Run for your lives! Flesh eating Zombies! What?!

Now, we flash back to the lab as the scientists are dissecting one of the natives while they ou and ah over his remarkably youthful organs. They think they have found in him the secret to longevity. Kurt’s girlfriend barges in, evidently to stop them from discovering something further, I think. She shoots one of the scientist and inadvertently causes some sort of toxic viral spill which immediately affects everyone in the operating room, including herself. Wa la! We have Zombies!

Flash back over…, our party is hiding from Zombies. Then the Zombies go away. Poor things tire easily and need to take frequent naps. The search party does one last search of the compound to find Cole but they don’t hold out much hope until a dragonfly appears to led them. (Dragon flies have magical powers in the Amazon, you know.) Oh, and on the way they find sleeping Zombies and Kurt blast them with his big gun.

Yeah! Emmet’s cocooned in a room on the roof. Yes, I said cocooned, giant man-sized cocoon. Tess cuts the sack. Cole’s slimy, unconscious body is pulled from it and they make a frantic run for the Magus as more Zombies begin to chase them.

Whew! Safe onboard ship, Emmet’s dog strangely refusing to join them, they take off down the river. Yikes another Zombie attack and this time it’s Kurt’s ex that wants to eat their brains.

Kurt, heartbroken and unable to save her, blows her head off. But there’s still another Zombie on board and Cole wakes up from his cocoon induced coma to blast it.

He makes some comment but I don’t remember what it was…, shrug…,sorry.

My thoughts? Crazy, man! Loved it even though I wondered how they came up with the seemingly endless supply of Zombies after Kurt  had supposedly killed all but his girlfriend. 

Until next week, Buy USA!

~ K.L. Parry ~ author of “The Pirate’s Daughter and a King’s Ransom”

Sucky Re-Cap of “The River”

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What is fun for one may not be fun for another. That can also be re-worded to say, what is fun with another may not be fun alone.

I’m talking about packing.  As in, helping someone pack up their belongings when they are preparing to move. 

Over the last several weeks I’ve been spending some of my free time helping a friend pack up her house. It’s not fun by yourself but it is a lot of fun when you have a friend helping you. At least I think it’s fun. You get to learn about that friend’s history, collections and perhaps some of their odder habits as you go through memorabilia, old photographs and rarely opened cabinets. Things are discussed that may not have come up in your regular conversations. Of course there may be other things that one might want to keep “in the closet” but who else to share them with than a good friend.

Well. I’ve come to the conclusion that I suck at this re-cap thing..lol. You’d think that fact alone would deter me from making another attempt? But, No! However, I will give you a link to a page here at WordPress that I think is absolutely brilliant thus giving you the option of reading my dull and lack luster take or the witty and colorful review of another. (Kevin’s blog, THIS IS BLOG!, is really so much better than mine…lol! Look for a link to his site at the bottom of the page under “related articles”, 2nd from top.)

My sucky version is posted below…, ha!

 The River Re-cap Season 1 Episode 6

This week’s episode begins with the crew of the Magus debating on whether to send Lena home after last week’s discovery of her father’s ghost. But she insists on remaining to help in the continued search for survivors of the ill-fated Cole expedition.

With information they had received from last week’s discoveries the search party heads inland to “the falls” where they find Emmet Cole’s pocket knife and backpack along with some new footage that his crew had taped.

Here is where the episode takes a turn. Flashbacks, via the discovered tapes, of the last journey of Cole, his producer and camera man.

Cole and Russel, Lena’s father, are fighting over Cole’s involvement of Lena in the expedition, via satellite. Cole’s excuse was that Lena “is marked for it” (I know, my grammar sucks too.” More sadness for Lena when it’s revealed that her father, Russel, refused to accompany his friend Cole on his one way trip to find the “sourse of all magic”, thus leaving him alone, stranded and eventually easy prey for the ghost ship’s crew and his subsequent demise.

In real-time, after hearing this, Lena shaves the back of her neck to find some weird birthmark. Near this point, she reveals that it was she who remotely activated Cole’s becon that provided the false hope that the adventurer was still alive.

Flashback. Now the expedition of three and one dog are looking for a secretive tribe that guards the source when they are set upon by a jungle spirit which skins Manny, the camera man.

I think it gets the girl producer too but at that point I received a phone call and was distracted.

Now it’s just Cole and the dog which he contemplates killing because he’s starving to death.

Cole’s found by native people, nursed from the brink of death, then dropped off at some chain-link surrounded, modern outpost. Thus ends the flashback.

In real-time, our crew thinks they have found Cole and immediately go in search of the outpost only to find that it has been deserted. Here is where the episode ends.

Wow, there was a lot of information given the audience in this episode. I was riveted to my couch, not wanting to miss a thing.

Yes, I did take a call but only because it was my sister and I knew she wouldn’t have called me at that time unless it was important, which it was.

I think next week’s episode is the last for this mid-season series and I can’t even guess at whether they’ll conclude the story there or set it up for another season. It’ll be interesting to find out.

Until then, if you have the option, BUY USA!

~ K.L. Parry ~ Author of “The Pirate’s Daughter And A King’s Ransom”

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