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Epix - Pennyworth.
« on: July 24, 2019, 10:15:04 PM »
I'd very much like something new to watch, so I gave Pennyworth a shot.

I lasted about 20 minutes. It's boring. They interject some bloody events from Alfred's war tour, he's got some rather significant scarring (Conveniently covered by a nice suit) But, It's not compelling.

Within the first 10 we meet Thomas Wayne, and a potential love interest. Alfie has a bit of a row with his father, who wants him to enter the family business of service - He tells Alfred he could be a butler by 40.

There's definitely some set recycling from Heller's previous - Gotham, and the green screening is as annoying here as it was there. A beautiful spectacle I give zero naffs for.

We also get an overarching conspiracy, Fascists and Socialists hidden behind the curtain as it were, but once again, they don't much make us give a poo as tell us "hey, this is compelling stuff". No, no it isn't.
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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2019, 08:33:41 PM »
I stopped watching the moment Alfred explains to Esme that when he was issued a "GUN" by his "SERGEANT MAJOR" his SM is supposed to have told him "THIS GUN IS NOT YOUR GUN, IT IS THE QUEENS GUN"...

For anybody who has served in the Army this is like dragging fingernails down a chalk board, 1) It is never referred to as a "GUN" it is your Weapon or Rifle (Sergeant Majors are at pains to drum this fact into recruits heads) 2) It is unlikely a Sergeant Major would issue weapons, that is the job of the armourer. 3) At the time Alfred is supposed to have been serving in the SAS our principal royal was King George VI (Not the Queen) Therefore the weapon would have been the Kings Weapon.

I could rip this poo apart all night but these were the most irksome errors although I have to make a honourable mention of the SAS soldier that was "Messing around" and got head shot, the SAS are NOT Buffoons or Clowns or Idiots, whilst it is entirely possible a sniper can take out a SAS soldier in this way, it will not be because the SAS soldier is acting so unprofessionally, sticking his head up above cover clowning around.
               

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Re: Epix - Pennyworth.
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2019, 10:08:18 PM »
Thanks for the review.  I had this in a list of shows I might check out but now it seems like I shouldn't bother.

ps Glad to see you, aelthric.  Hope all is well with you and Bruna.

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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2019, 03:16:54 PM »
Thanks for the review.  I had this in a list of shows I might check out but now it seems like I shouldn't bother.

ps Glad to see you, aelthric.  Hope all is well with you and Bruna.

Please don`t let my review deter you from watching and enjoying this.

Bruna and I are good although we are on tenter hooks waiting to find out how Brexit will effect us and our travelling to and fro between Scotland and Italy, with BOJO the clown in charge the forecast is bleak, but we will find a way ;D

How are you? Did Jock and Linda get in touch with you? I meant to ask before but as usual my life as become something of a chaos lately.

Hi ael.

Hi ChrisT how are things mate?
               

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Re: Epix - Pennyworth.
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2019, 03:48:05 PM »
Ael, six and I love ripping apart crap shows, so your post was more enjoyable than the actual show for me. Dunno how she feels about it.

If you'd like another crap sandwich show, look up LA's Finest, I ducked out of the pilot shortly after Ernie Hudson showed up. Not even a Ghostbuster could raise my spirits for that waste of photons.

Supposedly it's a Bad Boys tie in, because Gabrielle Union was in the sequel. With featured appearance from Will Smith - - - 's characters watch. I laughed pretty hard at that one.

One other thing about you mentioning the park scene came to mind. This is a first date, and she goes batshit insane screaming at him. In context, it's supposed to be a part in a play she's going to be in.

Out of context, it's our Butler's Bat Clue to get the golly outta there!
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Re: Epix - Pennyworth.
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2019, 04:18:16 PM »
Ael, six and I love ripping apart crap shows, so your post was more enjoyable than the actual show for me. Dunno how she feels about it.

If you'd like another crap sandwich show, look up LA's Finest, I ducked out of the pilot shortly after Ernie Hudson showed up. Not even a Ghostbuster could raise my spirits for that waste of photons.

Supposedly it's a Bad Boys tie in, because Gabrielle Union was in the sequel. With featured appearance from Will Smith - - - 's characters watch. I laughed pretty hard at that one.

One other thing about you mentioning the park scene came to mind. This is a first date, and she goes batshit insane screaming at him. In context, it's supposed to be a part in a play she's going to be in.

Out of context, it's our Butler's Bat Clue to get the golly outta there!

Totally agree, and where did Thomas Waynes fortune come from if he is just "An Accountant", surely any of his clients / employers would notice him skimming $Billions
               

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Re: Epix - Pennyworth.
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2019, 05:57:45 PM »
I don't know how the show handles it, but in the book his family helped found Gotham. Charles Arwin Wayne Bought the land, and his son Judge Solomon Wayne is responsible for how ugly the city ended up. :P

This was established in a storyline in 1992 Detective Comics, Legends of the Dark Knight issue 27.

One interesting note, The gothic architecture of Gotham was meant to keep evil out.

On his deathbed, Solomon Wayne believed he had locked the evil in. DUN DUN DUN.
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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2019, 08:50:18 AM »
Ageing disgracefully, as one would expect. Say hello to Jock & Linda (& Bubu) for me.

At the moment I am in Italy so Bubu says hello back, I will pass on your hello the next time I see or talk to Pat and Linda.

And Ageing Disgracefully is far more fun than than Ageing Virtuously  ;D
               

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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2019, 03:26:04 PM »
Oops, sorry. Let me rephrase.

Ciao, come stai?

LOL Si Ciao, Io sto molto bene come va? ;)
               

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Re: Epix - Pennyworth.
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2019, 07:07:25 PM »
At the moment I am in Italy so Bubu says hello back, I will pass on your hello the next time I see or talk to Pat and Linda.

And Ageing Disgracefully is far more fun than than Ageing Virtuously  ;D

Amen to that.  And send my regards to Pat & Linda.  I think I tried to contact Linda via FB but didn't hear back.  I suspect she's not on there much.

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« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2019, 07:11:35 AM »
Amen to that.  And send my regards to Pat & Linda.  I think I tried to contact Linda via FB but didn't hear back.  I suspect she's not on there much.

Hi 12shoes I will pass on your regards  ;D

meraviglioso, grazie!

Bravo!  ;D

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(My Italian is nearing its end: I only have "cucchiaino", "aiuola" and "i gatti sono sporchi" left!)

I am not much better due to Bubu being so fluent in English and I was always lousy at languages (Even English) at school my worst exam results were in English although Bubu insists it is because I do not apply myself to learning enough...  ;D

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Seriously dude - you were at death's door last time we saw you, how have you been - have you had all excess body parts removed to save straining what's left?

I am like a cockroach, hard to kill.  ;)  I am OK and when we are together Bubu takes good care of me, my main reason now for not being so active on the fora is that now I do a lot of travelling with Bubu filling my days with happy memories... ;D But enough of me how are you keeping dude?

Apologies to 8ully for derailing this thread, sorry mate.
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Re: Epix - Pennyworth.
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2019, 10:24:00 AM »
Oh yes, we must respect the sanctity of Pennyworth here good sir.

pfft.
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