In which I briefly consider forgiving ‘Manifest’ thanks to an amazing CGI wolf.

Manifest
“Upgrade”
February 4, 2019

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‘Manifest’: Major Nonsense

Manifest
“Crosswinds”
January 7, 2019

TL;DR version: The rescued passengers are holed up at a fancy beach house where Michaela picks up a calling from one of them urging her to “FIND HER.” She thinks it’s about the wife of one of the passengers, but the passenger in question turns out to be an abusive asshole. Meanwhile, Ben meets a podcaster obsessed with 828 and who confirms there is a “Major” behind all of this — whatever this is — who is looking for the “Holy Grail.” They somehow decide that the Major is a woman; the Holy Grail is Pre-Pubescent Son; and the Major is in New York looking for them. Also, Michaela and Ex-Boyfriend make the sex.

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‘Manifest’: The greatest trick this show ever played was convincing people it was any good

Manifest
“Dead Reckoning”
November 26, 2018

The TL;DR version: Our heroes find the poor guinea pig passengers and save them from the bad guys, but in the process, Beleaguered Federal Agent is killed and Ex-Boyfriend is TV injured (i.e.: he slips into a coma that he comes out of 5 minutes later). Grace kicks Ben out the house because he sucks and the writing sucks and everything sucks.

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