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2013.02.08: "Evil returns as evil. But love... Souls mate eternal."


Friday, February 08, 2013

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Mulder: "Dana? If... early in the four years we've been working together... an event occurred that suggested... or somebody told you that we'd been friends together... in other lifetimes. Always. Would it have changed some of the ways we looked at one another?"

Scully: "Even if I knew for certain, I wouldn't change a day... Well... maybe that flukeman thing. I could have lived without that just fine."

I.

Brown rice: 28g in a custard cup or ramekin and a splash of vegetable stock, a pinch of salt, a dash of pepper. Oven to 375. Boil water, and add about 1/2 cup to the custard cup. Cover with foil, place in the oven, and let it be for an hour.

Take out, remove foil, fluff and enjoy.


II.

Lentils: 32g in a custard cup or ramekin and a splash of vegetable stock, a pinch of salt, dash of pepper. Oven to 375. Boil water, and add about 1/2 cup to the custard cup. Cover with foil, place in the oven, and let it be for about an hour.

Take out, remove foil, fluff and enjoy.


III.

It's Friday. That should mean wine and pizza ... isn't that a great end to the work week?

There was a small, personal pizza for Ms. S.; I opted for the rice and lentils for dinner, along with some lemon-roasted broccoli ... I had planned the chai panna cotta as an afternoon snack and the chocolate ice cream as an evening treat, and needed to balance those two cream-based sweets with something that at least appeared more healthful.

And then there was the red wine and the Godiva chocolate. Milk chocolate with hazelnut ... yum.

Anway, the rest of the evening: there was an episode of 'Millennium' ("522666") and one of 'The X-Files' ("The Field Where I Died") before a generally excellent episode of 'Elementary' ("A Giant Gun, Filled with Drugs"). "522666" is remarkable for a few reasons. It does not rely on Frank Black having any 'supernatural' abilities, though it's close to "The Judge" in that regard, and as in that, preivous, episode it's about Frank's one-on-one confrontation with a monster. This one also takes us away from the west coast as a setting; up until now everything has been S.F., Portland, or Seattle. Ms. S. wondered whether 'Millennium' will every become less ...dreary, less ... self-serious. I don't know the answer, as it's all new to me, too. Until it began I didn't recall the 'X-Files' episode, but once it was underway I recognized it as a more or less slow-paced character story. We get a cult and the ATF and such, but it's really about lingering connections over time. And even if Duchovny couldn't handle the script's range here, Kristen Cloke did, and it's still a rather beautiful hour of television.


Once dinner and everything else was taken care of we still had time ahead of us and so we finally got around to watching "The Man with the Iron Fists". Oh, RZA ... tsk, tsk. Oh, Eli Roth, really? It is, fortunately, only 'presented by ...' Quentin, but still. It's a mess ... a frequently entertaining one, but one that features shoddy wire work and shoddier CGI at points, a sloppy script and perfunctory plotting. The characters are all types ... I get and accept that. It's a western set in 19th-century China, which I accept. The homages, the references ... that I'm okay with. But it's not well done. It feels much longer than its relatively brief run-time. One of the few people who knows, well, not what movie he's in, but what kind of movie this ought to be, is Russell Crowe, who is doing his darnest to give us a 21st-century Orson Welles. All that ... bulk! Tsk, tsk!

On the hot mess scale I give this ... 'flaming'.
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