Silent Witness Series Nineteen-After The Fall-Part One and Part Two. Some notes and dialogue only. Minor spoilers only. Was on in the UK on BBC One. Series Nineteen first aired on 4th January 2016 in the UK.

Silent Witness

TV Description of Silent Witness:
“Forensic Pathologist Doctor Niki Alexander solves crimes based on silent testimony offered by the dead”.

Nb. Each seperate story in the Silent Witness series of (approx) ten episodes: is made up of two consecutive episodes which are shown in the UK on Monday and Tuesday nights.

TV Description of-After The Fall:
“Niki arrives at a murder scene to find it’s the carbon copy of a case in her past.  she soon fears the killings are personal to her  but who will believe her and who can she trust”.

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Series Nineteen
After The Fall Part One.
(Episode one)

Some notes and dialogue on first watching.

TV Voice-over:
“This programme contains some scenes some viewers might find upsetting”..

Niki and Detective Constable Inspector/ D.C.I.  Porter are at the hospital (room) door.  Why?
I mean why is she there?  She’s a Pathologist.  And the patient is still alive.  No matter.  Niki is always there with the Police.

(So) A distressing Prologue.
 Then-
10 Years Later
So Niki bumps into an old flame.  Who is really rather nice.  Which probably means she will never see him again.  Or he will die.

First Crime scene-ugh.
Niki:
“This was no cry for help, you’ve got to cut through the tendons to get to the arteries..”

The Autopsy:
“The same L-shaped incision is present on the other..”
Ugh.  Still eating dinner.  Unfortunate.

Mr. Smooth/ Thomas:
“Some adhesive substance stuck to the armpit”
Hmmmm..”
“Other armpit’s clean”..
Niki:
“Thomas”..
Oh no, they’re  going for one of those mouth openings checks now, with a pair of tweezers.

They (the Lyle Laboratories team) discuss: (the case)
Thomas:
“What, and this?”
“Does he want the hands to bisect the watch?”
“Does time mean something to him?”

So the Parole Officer is somewhat weird in attitude.  But it’s a bit unclear what the guy’s crime was.

Later.
Clarissa to Niki:
“Traces of Lignocaine in his armpit”.

Second Autopsy.
(electric razor whirrs)
Niki runs out of the autopsy room.  Opening the door with her gloves on!  Tut tut Niki.

(she breathes frantically)
Bleep.  Bleep.  Nice car.

Niki returns to her flat. (thud) (thud)
Women always close up the window and or door of their flat with the mad murderer inside.  Don’t they.

But Niki then goes down to the basement.  To check the fuses…
Me I’m starting to wonder about the ex..

Then.
Niki looks up at the clock.  Du na da na.  (my sound description of a dramatic moment)

Here comes Jack:
“He (the killer) instead of feeling sorry, he feels merciful”..

Wonderful scene there with Clarissa- just silently poised with her hand over the phone.  For several minutes.  Just expressing everything with her face and stance.

Niki goes to meet Belinda- an ex-Pathologist.  Something tells me that Belinda isn’t coming back. She only popped out for a minute..

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After The Fall Part Two
(episode two)
Some notes and dialogue on first watching.

Jack:
” Evidence of blunt force trauma to the head..”
“Crescent shaped wounds”..

Niki: (her torch)
“It’s missing!”
“Someone’s trying to frame me!”
I know, I’ve seen (the series) Secrets and Lies.

Clarissa to Niki:
“I want to hear it all, war stories..”
Niki:
“I’ve only been in fifteen minutes, I’m hardly Papillon!”

Mr. Smooth (Thomas-the Lyle Laboratory Boss)
“All I’ve got is two bald patches on Carmichael’s chest”.

Yey.  Medical clues.  Much more enjoyable than the rest of the story.

I think I know who did it.

Niki has dispensed with her floppy feathered hair style and is in her avenging angel mode.  White forensic suit on.

Niki doesn’t seem to notice that a suspect is dressed in a serial killer black hooded outfit.

Niki to her ex: (boyfriend)
“Even people I love..”
Ah, but I preferred him as a serial killer.

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Quick note to my readers-an update to previous note posted on 22nd January 2016 and a new series-Trapped-in Icelandic with English subtitles on BBC Four in the UK and some new series including the return of the Walking Dead. See below.

Quick note to my readers-new series Trapped

Plus:
Updates to my previous note to readers:

The X-Files-New Series
So The X-Files has aired- on 8th February 2016  on Channel Five in the UK.

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Grimm Series Five.  
Episode Seven.
“Eve Of Destruction”

Monroe to Rosalie:
“The Black Claw?!”
Love.  Grimm.

Nb. Episode Eight was:
“Reptile Dysfunction”

Onto episode nine next..

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Shadow Hunters.
A Netflix Production.  Weekly Installments.

I thought this might be like Hemlock Grove-light..

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The 4400
I am currently affixed to the Netflix series The 4400.
On Series Four now.   It’s a slow burner..

Stan Lee’s The Lucky Man on Sky 1 channel and new series of Silent witness on BBC One
This is whilst dipping in and out of Stan Lee’s The Lucky Man and the occasional episode from the new Silent Witness series.  (Series Nineteen)

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Celebrity Apprentice U.S.A.
Currently showing late Friday nights on BBC One.

Great stuff.  At least half of the contestants are unknown to UK viewers.   Which makes it even more interesting in terms of lost nuance and status considerations linked to their celebrity in the USA. Therefore UK viewers really are judging on performance only.

This year there is George Takei, from Star trek who is recognisable to any viewer. Then there is Teresa from Housewives of New Jersey I believe.  Famous for her table-tipping episode in her reality show.  Also Tia Carrera, an internationally famous and beautiful actress.

Nb.  Teresa is being so uncharacteristically reserved and quiet here: that her fellow contestants and even Donald himself have taken to fondly remembering with nostalgia, her table-tipping days.

I say watch out for the quiet ones..Vis a vis-last year’s well deserved winner John Rich with a special mention to his team-mate,  Lil’ John.

Nb. The women and the men are divided up into seperate teams.

For reasons best known to the officially cool crew (made up of  the women who think they are creative) Tia and Teresa keep being sidelined into the “uncool van”.  As Tia describes it.

When the rest of the women are clearly travelling, as evinced (fairly gloatingly it has to be said)  by flame haired Aubrey who declares:
(no-me neither)
” We’re in the cool van!”

Oh yes and there is Lou Ferrigano, once known as The Hulk.  Who rather amusingly, always wants to get green-painted up and rip off his shirt..for every task.  I say they should let him do it: at least once. Then maybe he would get it out of his system.  So to speak.

Meanwhile at each de-briefing (and then firing) session: Donald Trump slices and dices up egos and bluster and winds-up contestants like a Master surgeon with an invisible scalpel.  He just does it with words.

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This looks interesting:
New Series tonight in the UK on BBC Four but not note, on BBC Four HD.

Trapped
An Icelandic drama series.

TV Description:
“A dismembered body is found in the river, sparking an investigation and a call to Reykjavik for detective reinforcements to assist the small local police force.”

First aired 13th February 2016. @9pm on BBC Four.

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Limitless starts next week.
A series based on the film of the same name.  On Sky 1 Channel on Wednesday, 17th February 2016 @ 9pm.

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The Walking Dead Series Six.
(this has been corrected from calling it series seven as I hear that there was a mid-season break)

So the second half of series six -The Walking Dead will air on FOX Channel in the UK on Monday, 15th February 2016 @ 9pm in the UK. The next, new episode being episode nine.

This show airs a day before the UK in America.

Episode Nine of The Walking Dead Series Six is called:
“No Way Out”

The Talking Dead 
Hosted by the ever effervescent Chris Hardwick: this is a live chat show which now directly follows on from The Walking Dead on FOX Channel at 10pm in the UK.  Witty, informative and fascinating in turns.

The Talking Dead has had the writers, directors, producers and the special effects creator for The Walking Dead on this show.  Along with the actors from The Walking Dead and the fans of the show.

There is an amusing interlude where the zombies that died that evening are remembered:
In memorium..

see link below:
http://www.foxtv.co.uk/shows/the-walking-dead/talking-dead

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Killjoys
SyFy Channel Mondays @ 9pm.  First aired on 25th January 2016 in the UK.
Oh yes- I spotted this series which apparently is made by the same people who produced the Canadian series Orphan Black.

TV Trailer:
Getting into deep trouble..
In deep space..

TV Description of the series:
“A fun loving, hard living trio of interplanetary bounty hunters chases deadly warrants”.

Series One: Episode One.
TV Description:
“Intergalactic bounty hunters Dutch and Johnny face a dilemma when the subject of their latest warrant is an estranged relative”.

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Extanct-Series Two-A one-off Review. Episodes One, Two, Three and Four. Some notes and dialogue and a First and Second Review. Minor spoilers only. On in the UK on SyFy Channel numbers 135/ 165 HD on Virgin Media TV- Wednesdays @ 9pm. First aired 13th January 2016. Nb.Extanct Series One Episode One to Five was posted on 18th February 2015 with final episodes posted on 26th April 2015.

TV Description of
Episode One:
“Molly escapes from a psychiatric hospital to investigate bizarre deaths that mirror those she saw in space; Molly meets J.D. Richter, a Cop assigned to the case”.



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Extanct

Series Two
Episode One
“Change Scenario”

Molly’s voice-over:
“We adopted a prototype called Ethan..”
“I didn’t come back alone..”
“The child was dangerous..”

Molly:
“Change scenario!”
Voice:
“Molly Woods, your virtual reality session is terminated..!”

6 Months earlier.
Nice couple from a car: (to a child)
“Can we give you a lift, it’s cold out there”
Uh oh..
It’s not looking good for the cute baby..”
Woman screams..

The Senate Committee.
Senator to Molly:
“There are no more E.T.’s running around?..”
Molly pauses:
“No…”

Now.
So the General is the Governor from The Walking Dead.
(Nb. David Morrisey)

Wow.  So that is some good news then.
Plus Eloise, John’s assistant, is still intensely in love with John.
(Nb. John is Molly’s husband)

Molly to Diana : (her computer)
“All footage of John and Eloise..”

Ethan to man:
“Where am I?”
“Will I see my Mum and Dad again?”
Man:
“Shut up, robot.”.

Nb.  It’s Julie not Eloise.

Then.
6 Months later..

So before you know it Halle Berry as Molly is teamed up with an extremely hunky be-grizzled Detective with twinkling eyes and the requisite battered leather jacket.  Detective Richter.

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Episode Two.
Some notes.

There are some good actors and actresses in Extanct.  As always.  Which raises it above the ordinary.

You just know it’s all going to go horribly wrong.  With the new creation..

Nb. It’s a bit underwhelming when there is a chase scene.  As most people are in driver-less cars.  And the car won’t go past the speed limit.

So Extanct is all very or rather terribly silly really but enjoyable nonetheless.

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First Review

So Extanct is all supremely silly.  But beautifully filmed.  But with some excellent actors and actresses in it.  and some wonderful futuristic styling and technology.  Plus of course, the Humanix. Pronounced with a c not an x.

Me, I don’t get why the new Humanix already has nail polish on her toe nails.

Well things are getting a little sinister in some of the story-lines.  But then Ethan always was a little sinister.  Sinister but sweet.

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Episode Three 
“Empathy For The Devil”
(Geddit)
Some notes and dialogue on first watching.

David Morrisey is the actor playing the sort of General.

Charlie and Louise.
Charlie:
“Well I have an ethical self-adaptor too and the alarm keeps going off as we continue to make ethically ambiguous decisions.”

Lucy (the new Humanix) to Charlie: (looking incredible in her 3-D printed white dress)
“What does it all mean?”
Holds his hand.

There are some believable story-lines in Extanct along with all the madness..

Handsome young man to Molly:
“Hello, Mother..”

Uh oh.  There are a lot of unusually staring cute small children about the place.
Oh no.
Now what..

There is an exponentially increasing incidence in the appearance of attractive men.  Or I might be getting mixed up with the series Shadow Hunters.  Shadow Hunters.  Now that’s a whole different story..

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Episode Four.
Some notes and dialogue on first watching.

Prologue.
Voice-over:
Molly:
“My name is Molly, I’m an astronaut:”
“My husband John designed a prototype Humanix..”
“We adopted him, Ethan..”
“Everything changed when I went to space, I didn’t come back alone..”
“My baby was half child, half alien..”
“The child was dangerous..”

Now.
So it’s not entirely clear whether the prologue was real.  But it was.
David Morrisey had a bulletproof vest on.

Molly dips her hand in a kind of electronic finger bowl.
My first thought she was erasing her fingerprints..

Yey.  So Ethan has escaped on an electric scooter.  With his soldier G.I.Joe toy on the handlebars.  Now Ethan is carrying his helmet with his soldier nestling inside.

Detective Richter is an excellent character.

The Humanix Lucy to Charlie:
“Don’t change me Charlie..”

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footnote.

Molly’s hair seems to have grown longer.

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Second Review

So Extanct is more than minorly daft.  Plus a little bit underwhelming.  Without the space station/ astronaut aspect of Series One.  Molly’s amazing spacesuit.  Like spiderwoman made it into space. Well if there was a spiderwoman.  Maybe spiderman gets married.  Who knows.

Still.  I digress.

It would take too long to explain all the goings on in series one here.  So it’s good that Molly’s voice-over in the prologue does that job nicely.  I wrote about the whole of series one here, episode by episode.

Suffice to say things have moved on a pace since the end of series one.  In fact things are looking all a bit (the film) One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.  But set in the future.

Yes, I will miss the spaceships.  Plus the insanely wonderful Director Sparks from Series one.  The whole (sort of) blob thing.  Going on.

Here the story is grounded, with Molly suffering new horrors.  This time on dry land.

The fact that Extanct is so beautifully styled makes up somewhat for being spaceship-less.

However many horrors may befall Molly-she pretty much looks the same.  And stunningly beautiful too.  She just gets increasingly starey eyed and intense at times.

I’m not sure all this internal turmoil is really believable to watch, but then mad things (indeed) are happening to Molly.

Let’s just say that Molly is most herself when she has her inexplicable astronaut jump suit on when she she goes to work.  All serious and soldier-like down at the super duper lab.  Where the smiling bearded scientist and others: have the entire human genome and more on gigantic blue screens.

Screens that trill in quick successions of sounds, small dings, as yet another vertical swathe of striped strips of genetic coding swoop by.

The operator moving and stopping this every moving succession at will.  Using two see through pointy plastic fingers worn like broken glove ends on their hands.

Molly, on her first day, gets given the screen called the DNA junkyard.  God’s junkyard as the ginger bearded scientist said.  Cool.

Yes, Molly gets this screen to play with.  So to speak.  In the quest for finding a cure..

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Footnotes.

Detective Richter can move his face and everything.  His wonderfully crinkly even dare I say- wrinkly face- makes him seem hugely warm and human compared to the rest of the cast.

Unfortunately Detective Richter is given the most syrupy scenes.  However he pretty much acts everybody else off screen.  By just barely mumbling.

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Goodness only knows what is meant to be going on with Molly’s fingers.

Plus what on earth is that electronic finger bowl thing?  These and many other unanswered questions remain…
Unanswered for now.

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As well as being an astronaut, Molly has a doctorate in molecular biology and genetics.

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Extanct Series One-SyFy website Channel link:

http://www.syfy.co.uk/shows/extant

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Extanct Series Two Series SyFy website Channel link:

http://www.syfy.co.uk/shows/extant-series-2

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So I discover from the above link that Humanic is actually spelt with a c not an x as I had first thought.

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Hemlock Grove Series Three-Episode Five, Six, Seven and final episodes-some notes and dialogue with Final Review at the end. Minor spoilers only. A Netflix Original Production. This write-up follows on from Hemlock Grove Series Three Episodes One to Four posted on 31st January 2016.

Hemlock Grove


Series Three
Episode Five.
Nb. All notes are done in the chronological order of watching the episodes.

Some random notes and dialogue on first watching.
Aito to Shelley:
“Your idiosyncratic beauty..”
“And after, we can go to the dump, watch the raccoons scrabble for shit..”

Aitor Quantic is how you spell it.

Chacao:
“Chango, the protector of children..”

Shelley: (to the crowd)
“The poem was written by Bill Brautigan”..
“Spinning like a ghost in the space at the bottom of the top..”
“I am haunted by the space..”
she continues:
“Pass along the abundance..”

Olivia and Chango:
Olivia:
“What do you think Chango?”
“Do I look maternal enough?”
Pfff.“”
She takes of the coat.
“Who wants to look maternal?!”

Uh uh.  I know what Olivia’s up to..
Look out..

Antico Quantic: (to Shelley)
“Really think you’d like Piranha Two, it prefigures Cameron’s best work..”
Aito: (he continues)
“The warrior mother’s journey..”

Chacao: (to Olivia)
“If I leave before rush-hour I can make it by sunset..”
“There’s a Marlin out there, with your name on it..”

Aito and Shelley.
Aito:
Personally I think Armageddon is happening all around us, in slow motion”..

Doctor Pryce writes:
Hello, I’m a scientist..
Yes, really.
Perhaps along the way I can find a friend who can show me where the light-switch is?
Ah.

Aito to Shelley:
“If you’re looking for the truth, you’ll need a lantern, like Diogenes.”
“We start our story back in the time of Alexander The Great”
“Diogenes was going to be the greatest living philosopher of all time”..
“But he was begging for scraps..”
“Most nights he slept in a ceramic jar at the market place..”

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Episode six
A note on first watching.

So you gotta love even Olivia really.

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Episode Seven
Some notes and dialogue on first watching.

Olivia to Chacao:
“”We could have been happy..”
“Men, they always leave..”

Ha ha ha.  I am just loving Olivia’s story in these last few episodes.
I would say what film this story-line reminds me of but that would give it away.

Aito to Shelley:
“He sent this?”
Aito:
“Looks like we got ourselves a benefactor..”

Doctor Pryce: (dictates)
“Organic pathologies..
“Full stop.”
He has stopped using so many commas.

Chaoco:
“New assholes for everybody!

OK it’s really the end of the notes now.  Because in spite of all the wonderful quotes flying around Hemlock Grove is too much fun now.  So it needs my undivided attention.

Hemlock Grove is firing on all cylinders.

Um, did I say fun.  I might have to scrub that bit.

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Notes for final review.
Containing some dialogue from the last few episodes of series three-episode eight onwards.

Yep.  One minute I’m thinking ha ha.  Then the next minute Hemlock Grove knocks you sideways.

Annie to Roman:
“There is room in my Father’s house”..
“It has many rooms..”

The dialogue is just so good.  Which might be why I can’t stop writing notes.

Chango: (to Olivia)
Now do you see why you should have listened to Chango?”
“There’s a reason I’m revered as a Demi-God!”

Aito:
“He summoned the powers, from the realms seen or unseen”..

Even when Roman is surprising us yet again (or not perhaps) he still has that innocent boyish look.

Hemlock Grove could be said to just get gorier and gorier.  As well as gloriouser and gloriouser.
Filmically and in all round quality.

I like the progression of Peter along with Roman as characters.

Roman to Peter:
“A lot of unimaginable shit went down.”
Yep.

Shelley:
“It was syncretic”
“Maybe one day we can be friends in heaven”
“I’m sending this e-mail into the cloud..”
“Maybe your cloud and my cloud will bump into each other one day..”

Olivia:
“Hell is murky..”
“Go, my Lord, fie, my Lord, fie..”
“We need not fear or take into account..”

It’s probably Olivia’s story I love best.  And Doctor Pryce.

The set scenes just get more wonderful as time goes on.

Doctor Blinksky to Olivia:
“Are you unwell?”
Olivia:
“I’m Motha bat-shit me suga!”

Olivia: (to herself)
“I didn’t shoot the Deputy!”
ha ha.

Chago:
“She is the lady and the tiger!”
Olivia:
“Pip pip..””

end of episode notes.

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Hemlock Grove Series Three-Final Review.

So I thought Hemlock Grove was really rather wonderful overall.  In retrospect, affecting too.  As in an oddly emotional experience.

Like while most of Hemlock Grove was all quite gloriously daft-at the same time it was horribly realistic and often disturbing.  But with touches of humour too.  I felt anyway.  Minor touches to leaven the gloom.

And yet another dose of sideways horror hits you.  Like an oncoming truck.

That surprising lurch into yet more unspeakable interludes gets me ever time.  Possibly because most of the time the viewer is concentrating on the various stories being told on screen.  That is the different characters and their friendships.

Friendships made up of loves, losses, crazy alliances.  Odd happenstances.

Yes.  Odd happenstances abound.  And that’s an understatement.  That last sentence I made up to go with Olivia and her dialogue.  It seemed to fit.  Like it’s something she would say.  Perhaps she did say it.  Who knows.  It was her kind of thing.  Her rhythm.  In her speech.

Yes, Olivia was an amazing character.  She would at first, only speak in dissociative, disjointed but poetic phrases.

Then, with Olivia as with the other main characters in Hemlock Grove, we observe their progression as people in their story-lines.  And there are quite a few transformations to be found.

For me Hemlock Grove is a story centred around the friendship of Peter and Roman.  The meeting of the two High School students after all: is how the story first begins..

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Footnote.

I felt that there was something of the classical Cowboy/ Western film in the final showdown.

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I think I have figured out the:
“Carthago endem est”
comment from Doctor Pryce which I referred to in the previous write-up.

“Carthago Delenda Est” is a well known phrase in Latin.  (I discover)
 This translates as:
“Carthage must fall!”
which apparently was a phrase coined by the Roman philosopher Cato who ended all his speeches with this phrase.  This is because he had come to believe that Rome could not survive without the fall of the city of Carthage.

So when Dr. Pryce says:
“Carthago endem est”
I believe that Dr. Pryce may be referring to his (beloved) clinic possibly falling like Carthage in the context in which he says this.  A kind of Latin in-joke then perhaps.

I think that he is saying;
“I am (like) Carthage”.

Any Latin scholars or Classicists out there? I would be grateful for any further explanations.

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Hemlock Grove Series Three. Episodes One, Two, Three and Four-notes and dialogue with short review notes. Minor spoilers only. A Netflix Original Production.

Hemlock Grove Series Three

First few episodes-
Nb. All episode notes are done in the chronological order of watching the episodes.

Episode One.
Some random notes and dialogue on first watching.

Olivia is cheerfully chatting self-help positive psychobabble at herself.  Or you think she is.  Until you realise she is chatting to someone else.
When she opens the curtain.

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Episode Two
Some random notes and dialogue on first watching.

Olivia to Shelley:
“Don’t worry darling, mother’s here…”

Nb.  I like the use of Latin in Hemlock Grove.
(for example) Doctor Pryce:
“Carthago endem est”.
 (or summat)

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Episode Three
Some random notes and dialogue on first watching.

Doctor Pryce:
“Autopsy time..”  Great stuff.

So I’ve been in the zone since series two.  The music..the opening credits..

Oh no..  Just as I was about to say-I’m getting a bit worried about Doctor Pryce, who is now just scarfing from the bottle.  I was gonna mention it’s getting a bit Alien.  Then it happens.

Not quite sure about Annie.  She is a bit too good to be true.

Roman to some people:
“Do you all live nearby?”

Absolutely brilliant stuff.

Dr. Pryce ends his speech…(to Olivia)
“That’s why I’m drumming, it engages my left brain..”
“It helped me to find my own shadow!”

Roman’s new friend:
“It’s the metallic taste on the down notes..”

So things got super weird there.

Then something really terrible happens.

(meanwhile)
Roman and Annie are stirring the soup.  Yum.

Man to Shelley:
“God, that has to be the most chaotic face I have ever seen!”
“The upper right quadrant..”
he continues:
“I gotta say, I find your whole gestalt cool and unexpected!”
“My names’s Antico Quain (or summat)

Roman’s New Friend:
“An Eleventh century manuscript from Norway..”
(later)
Roman’s new friend:
“Great, as if the bogeyman being real wasn’t bad enough!”

Aitor Quantico:
“Did you know that hippopotami were the nearest thing to whales..”
“So that is how fat Moe was the first to lead his pod..”
“Right out to the ocean, out of their mud-caked existence”
“Right to the ocean, where there was never a rainy day..”

The crowd applaud/ applause.

So Hemlock Grove has been packing a punch for a while now.
As a proper fully fledged film.

Doctor Pryce is wearing a blue kerchief in his suit pocket now.

Dr. Pryce to Olivia:
“I do recommend drumming lessons..”
“I wouldn’t have got in touch with my shadow without it!”

Roman is an amazingly acted and engaging character.

Oh no..

Hemlock Grove is so beautifully shot.

I agree with Antico about Shelley’s eyes.

Antico is cool and reminds me of a young Kevin Costner.

Dr. Pryce is looking through his microscope.  In the lab.

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Episode Four
Some notes and dialogue on first watching.

Me I love it when Doctor Pryce talks all medical.

Oh I said I wasn’t going to write any more episode notes.  I’ll just stick the to the occasional quote.

Antico:
“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul”
“And sings the tunes without the words and never stop at all”
(Emily Dickenson)

Nb. I like the music in Hemlock Grove which is varied.

Annie:
“From Zion, perfect in beauty”
“From the rising of the sun to where it sets..”

Olivia to Doctor Blinsky:
“A master stroke!
“Genius!”

Ugh.  More ugh.

Uh oh.  It’s never good in dramas -as in a good outlook-when they are watching a wild life show on TV.
Cue-the voice-over:
The gazelle..

Review notes
So there are several story-lines going on at the same times.  Each one is powerful, dark and dramatic. Each story-line is like a film in itself.

Shelley:
“I tried to link a tender thing..”
“That any I had seen..”

You gotta love Antico.

Doctor Pryce has a vision.  (piano music playing)

Dr. Pryce:
“A quaint archaic trick, they thought that if they made everything really small,”
“No one would find it!”
(laughs)

Oh no.  So things get very dark in one of the story-lines this episode.

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Notes for Review.
Each episode is like a film.  It’s like watching several fully fledged films at once.  Stunningly shot: in incredible beauty.

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to be continued..

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Footnote.

See last write-up on Hemlock Grove for further discussion and possible explanation of the phrase:
“Carthago endem est”.