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Alphas~ RAGE!!!!

In Take 2: Film/TV Reviews on 25 July 2011 at 11:05 pm

Episode 1: Cause and Effect

Episode 2: Unpredictable Prediction

Episode 3: Rage!!!!

I took one of the longest naps in history and I woke up just in time to turn the channel and watch this. I tweeted Malik Yoba and told him that I was going to make it in time to view……SCORE!

Take 2 in 5, 4, 3, 2, 2, 2, 2……#Alphas

Okay, what in the world did I miss. This guy was having a disagreement with this lady and a cop grabs her and an all-out fight breaks out on the train, ending in a police officer being shot! Double-U, Tee-Eff!!!!

How does Garry walk and look at the electromagnetic signals at the same time? Bwhahahaha… and then he asked Bill for a gun and then a grenade…lol. And then he asked Nina to push Bill to persuade him to shoot the tower. Funny.

Apparently, Rachel’s parents picked out a guy for an arranged marriage and she needs to learn how to be more assertive and tell her parents no. Obviously it didn’t go so well. Yeh, she needs more work.

And Cameron is slamming balls through glass windows in the office because his wife wont be more accommodating to his visitation schedule with his son. Shame. People…if the man wants to be there, let your feelings go and let the man take care of his son. He doesn’t want you…..and I’m going to stop preaching right there.

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Alphas~ Unpredictable Prediction

In Take 2: Film/TV Reviews on 18 July 2011 at 11:08 pm

Episode 1: Cause and Effect

Episode 2: Unpredictable Prediction

I went to an event and then raced home with literally 2 minutes to spare. Yes, I was going to watch this show in real-time tonight! I hope that you had a chance to watch it too.

Take 2 in 5, 4, 3, 2, 2, 2, 2……#Alphas

Okay, so… there is this random dude in the back of an ambulance. Apparently, thanks to the intro of the show…. I am guessing that he is an Alpha who has abused his power. So he looks at a pole, the oxygen tanks, and even the cars riding behind the ambulance. Why? SNAP!!!!!! WOW! Dude just calculated EVERYTHING about his transportation surroundings. He caused a crash by flicking a quarter that was tucked in his mouth, it hit the pole, which hit the cabinet and dropped oxygen tanks on the EMS guy and started a trickle of events which led to a crash. OH SNAP! Then he got out and dialed 911…lol. Read More

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Alphas~ Cause and Effect

In Take 2: Film/TV Reviews on 13 July 2011 at 5:00 pm

Episode 1: Cause and Effect

Okay, so…. I heard rumor that there was going to be a show starring Malik Yoba on SyFy. Part of me was curious, simply because I am a Looooooooooooooong time fan of Malik’s, while the other of me was so not into science fiction. Then, I sat and I watched it just because… and low and behold…. I had been lying to myself. The cool kid in me had me brain washed into believing that I didn’t like sci-fy….Double U…Tee..H.

I had watched 4400, read Olivia E Butler’s Kindred, and stalked Twilight on On-Demand like there was no tomorrow. I am a nerd in disguise. I had to be real with myself. Alphas reminded me that I really am a sci-fy junkie in denial. And episode 1 had been my rehab…go figure….lol.

Take 2 in 5, 4, 3, 2, 2, 2, 2……#Alphas

I had a competition to win on Monday ( did I mention that I won?) and so my DVR was set for Basketball Wives and Single Ladies. I must admit that I even forgot that Alphas was coming on. But… great old Hulu flashed across my computer screen while I was at work and the curious Georgia in me clicked on it to watch. Glad I did.

Now, as I write this review, this is my second time writing it so I am sure there are things I did not catch the first time through…..which will make it all the more fun.

So it starts off with Cameron Hicks (Warren Christie) gets a call on the cell phone while stocking items in a grocery store. After that it just becomes a better version of Legion, almost like how the old lady said “the baby’s going to die” out of nowhere.  BAM! I didn’t even notice the “ghost” guy buying groceries the first time around. ….clever.  But I couldn’t help myself from laughing at the Jamaican man on the street who tells him to “pull the trigger”. It just reminded me of Dormtainment’s Leaning Leon….bullet! hahahaha . But something appears to be wrong. Cameron almost appears to be in a haze or under a spell…yet knows where to get on this rooftop and shoot a high-powered weapon. AWESOME START!!!!

So Dr. Rosen (David Strathairn) is swimming in his pull when some guy, named Don, shows up. Who is Don, anyway?  Dr. Rosen says that the plant “Asian pennywort” increases blood flow and oxygen to the brain. I wonder if that is true… I might go around sucking on grass…lol.

I want to be like Nina when I grow up!!!  Nina Theroux (Laura Mennell) obviously has some kind of “ mind control” ability (hyper induction) because she just got this police officer to eat her ticket…and the carbon copy…CLASSIC GENIUS! Hahahahaha. I love this show already and I am only 5 minutes in on my second viewing.  And thanks to the motorcycle cop… I know that this is somewhere in New Jersey.

*Mouth falls open, tongue on the floor* Malik Yoba without his shirt just turned me into Homer Simpson in front of Dunkin Donuts…..*drools then wipes mouth* I am trying to remain lady-like….but he can get it. Lol. Oh yeh, the character.  Bill Harken (Malik Yoba) has an amazing wife who seems to help him remember a ton of things…lol. I wonder if she knows that he has “abilities”.  And he must be in the FBI because his wife is wearing an FBI shirt. Is she an FBI agent too? So apparently there is a hearing and he has been off the job for a while but will get back on it. But the way that he just he used his enhanced strength to move this truck from blocking his driveway is HILARIOUS!!!

Rachel Pirzad (Azita Ghanizada) apparently lives with her parents and they own a cleaners. So apparently her parents know her condition, Synesthesia. She has the ability to make one of her senses more powerful than the others…but it cam render her defenseless at times.

Gary Bell (Ryan Cartwright) is one of my favorite characters, which is weird because I actually like them all and this is only the first episode. A strong statement and I mean it. #teamGary. Gary is a transducer and can pick up on any signal and wavelength known to man. If it is electronic…he can sense it. Cool! He’s quirky and even though I feel guilty laughing he is a comic relief at times, especially his obsession with wanting to drive…lol.  Like… how did I miss the whole “whatever, Bill” and “I have a bad attitude” scene the first time through? I think I missed a bunch. Guess I will be watching this a third time…lol.

So, now that we have all of the characters in check… the plot. Apparently some dude that they are calling “The Ghost” , an OCD rogue Alpha, is able to touch people with his creepy hand and convince people to do anything that he wants them to do. He touched Cameron and made him kill some dude via the assault riffle by shooting off the roof and managing to do so through an air vent a few miles away. The guy was shot in the forehead in an interrogation room. RANDOM!!! You mean to tell me that we can’t duck from an Alpha miles away! SCARY!!! Well, the Alphas check it out, hunt Cameron down and make him aware of his Alpha abilities. In the meantime The Ghost gets another puppet who winds up killing himself by drinking bleach at the instruction of The Ghost’s powers.

The Ghost figures out that he is being discovered, then stalks the Alphas and plans to kill Dr. Rosen because of his interference in the Red Flag’s activities.  Who/what is Red Flag? I wonder if it was The Ghost or this second “puppet” that was hired who took pictures of them on the roof as they solved the mystery to how the guy was shot in the interrogation room. The funniest like of ALL TIMES was when Bill Harken said, “You forgot the part about the bird that farted in New Jersey” when Rachel is describing the results of her sensory investigation. Hahahahaha. They said she can read a New York Times from 10 miles away. Niiiiice.

The Ghost manages to trick the Alphas by switching outfits with the bell hop and he manages to touch Bill Harken and convinced him that he will be the one killing Dr. Rosen since he can get the closest.  But in the middle of the assassination plot Nina jumps in and kisses Bill Harken to break his line of vision to Dr. Rosen…can we say JEALOUS! Dr. Rosen then runs over and stabs him with an injection needle which. Breaks him of The Ghost’s spell.  In the meantime, Cameron is in the parking lot trying to save Rachel who has been kidnapped by The Ghost. With a stroke of fate and an Alpha ability, Cameron shoots a nearby sign and the bullet ricocheted and hits The Ghost in the back, thus saving Rachel. But before dying, The Ghost informs Cameron that he is on the wrong side of “this”. I’m guess he means his working with the Alphas is going against the Red Flag’s agenda. And if you were wondering where Gary was during all of this….he was safely in the car (without keys) practicing his 10 and 2 o’clock. Classic.

I simply LOVED this show. I guess the only question that I had was… how long have they been working together. I ask because the scene with Gary putting his lunch in the fridge where he spoke as if this was his first time doing so. Also, Rachel acted as if this was her first time putting up with Bill’s messy and inconsiderate behavior. Oh, and how Nina offered to give Rachel some shoes. Other than that…. I didn’t have a problem with the show. I WILL be watching this on Monday. This is better than anything else that I have to blog about.

Muslim Angel: A Poem

In So-Shall Experience, Writer's Block on 5 May 2011 at 12:03 pm

       

        So, today is May 5th. When I woke up this morning I had nothing more than thoughts of foolish acts and enough liqour to make me forget about what I did.  But as my luck would have it…. it didnt turn out that way.

        I was minding my own business on the Washington, D.C. subway/metro system when something outrageous occurred. I witness Americans discriminating against a Muslim woman who was merely seeking help to get to another metro station.  She was no taller than about 5’5, 5’6 at the most, and between the ages of 48 to 54. She posted no threats whatsoever. When I tell you that I was soooo disgusted that I had to step in and do my part….. you cant even imagine what was going on in my soul.  As a black woman it clicked, as an American I was ashamed, and as a human I felt compelled to do whatever I could. All of this just 2 days after the news broke that Osama bin Laden was killed.

        I went to twitter and I posted the following status: “Dear Muslim woman dressed in full attire, I saw the looks we got on the metro as I helped you find Van Doren. I now understand.” Immediately upon writing that I wrote, “Pardon me….. I am inspired to write a poem.” And I did.

        Work was not a concern of me at the moment. I took to my computer and wrote the following poem:

Muslim Angel

By: 2Deep the Poetess (www.2deepuncensored.wordpress.com)

May 5, 2011

 

Rush Hour

Dim light

The sound of the hustle and bustle of destined feet rush by

Head bobbing to the rhythm of modern complacency

Conformed to public transportation etiquette

Confined

Blending

Silenced

Until

Muslim angel,

Because such a thing exists,

Dressed in full, all white garb

Hijab edges outlined in sea-foam blue,

Magnifying her faith 10 times over,

Wonders towards me in a 5th attempt to gain assistance

Previous attempts brushed off by head turns

Flaps of Express newspapers in response to her

Popping like bullets of insults

As headlines of Osama’s demise dangle in her face

As if to say, “Look at what we can do to your kind, here inAmerica”

I saw this

In that moment, I was not proud to be an American

If this was, in fact, the way an American should act

I knew it was not her Farsi trained tongue exercising broken English

That made them ignore her requests

I understood her just fine

Help me”, sprang from her lips

And translated to comprehension via my eyes

Before I even removed my headphones

I asked if she could repeat herself

Good Morning”, she said

Help me, please.

Van Doren.”

Without second thought I took the metro map out of her hand

Took her hand in my other and said, “Follow me.

I will take you.”

A gasp schoolyard bullied its way out of the throat of the Caucasian woman standing next to me

Eavesdropping getting the best of her

My original mission of getting to work on time escaping me

This was bigger than me

Something greater inside of me whispered

Do not let go of her hand.”

And I obeyed

Seemingly safe within the metal cage

Transporting civilians into the breast of the Confederacy

Older Black woman sang disgust

Like a house nigger gawking

As if I was a field nigger threatening to bring mud into the big house

Exercising her Jim Crow

Removing herself from the front of the car, next to us, to sit elsewhere

Muslim Angel and I stuck out like sore thumbs

Comparison to Freedom Bus rides

We sat front seat at society’s counter

Demanding we be served respect

Express newspaper under my thigh

Feeling guilty for seeking out current events

For today I now knew

I was not proud to be an American

She was I and I was she

And here we sat

Traveling to a place where only one of us knew how to get to

Me to Van Doren

She to a place where she could brave the prejudice and still keep her chin high while seeking help

She needing to know what I knew and vice versa

Yet we sat in silence

Communicating through squeezed palms

Praying to one another for remaining true to who they were

And though she spoke Farsi and I English

We both managed, somehow, to speak human

And we continued to hold on to one another

Next stop Van Doren”, rang over the intercom

Promised land for her and I

As I walked her out to the platform of her destination

Allah shook God’s hand

Hugged

And said many thanks

All the while I noticed we never said bye

Never shared names

Yet knowing we were sisters just the same

Understanding our coexistence in the midst of those who merely exist

I hope that you enjoyed the poem. I want to hear your thoughts on it. Your thoughts on the situation and anything else that you have to say. I pray that there are other people out there who think like I do and would have done the same thing.

Sincerely,

~*My Mother’s Daughter*~

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