swordznsorcery: (whitecollar)
( Oct. 25th, 2010 20:46)
There's a businessman. He gets taken to some offices by a large chauffeur in a very nice hat. Nice hat notwithstanding, the businessman clearly isn't very happy about the experience; even though, shortly after arriving, he's introduced to Anton Lesser. Who wouldn't want to be introduced to Anton Lesser? Okay, so he has a lousy beard in this, but he's still Anton Lesser. Nonetheless, the businessman is unmoved, both by his host, and by the business offer that he's soon made. Obviously there's no room in this world for people who are mean to Anton Lesser, so the chauffeur picks up a large bazooka that they just happen to have lying about the office, and blasts the businessman to kingdom come. More television programmes should start this way. When offices (and businessmen) are exploding even before the theme music kicks in, then the viewer is assured of quality. Especially with Anton Lesser in the picture as well.

Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland) )
Ed squares off against a bloke named Jason at a karate class, only to have his opponent go nuts on him, and start fighting like he's possessed. Seconds later he collapses, and is immediately whisked away by some shadowy paramedics. Something peculiar is going on, which is why the Bugs team are already on site. It seems that there's a new, undetectable drug under development, which supercharges athletes, before causing them to collapse when their heartrate hits 180. Called Trimescalin, it's the brain child of a dodgy boffin with dodgier associates, who dwell in a lair with some spectacularly dramatic lighting. Concerned for the integrity of sport, or just because they're hoping it'll give them a chance to blow some more stuff up, the Bugs gang are eager to get investigating.

Electric High )
swordznsorcery: (face)
( Oct. 21st, 2010 15:02)
Otherwise known as "The Episode When Absolutely Everything Explodes". I've got to admit that this isn't a particularly good episode. It really isn't. The plot is rubbish, there's no real tension created either by the script or by the direction, and the bad guy is about as scary as a koala bear. You certainly can't fault it for its bang quotient, though.

Are Robot Monkeys Paid With Electric Peanuts? )
A scientist is attempting to solve the world food crisis with slimy green algae; and when some people break into the lab to try to steal a top secret sample, they're forced to flee in a rush from security. Chasing! More chasing! And they explode even before the opening credits! What more proof do you need that this a really good episode?

Electric Barbarella )
swordznsorcery: (manolito)
( Oct. 17th, 2010 02:02)
Some people are shooting an advert for a shiny new sports car, which apparently has some amazingly amazing features. Whilst the brilliantly awful ad is being filmed, though, the two models make off with the car. I'd cheer, but by heck they're appalling actresses. To add insult to injury, one of them is the one who ruined the recent remake of Survivors (well, it was a fair split between her and the scripts). I'm trying not to hold that against her, but... hang on, no I'm not. Anyway.

Electricity )
A tag team of Italian politicians arrives in London. Not sure why, but they do. They represent a new party aimed at eradicating political corruption, so you just know that at least one of them is going to be corrupt. Pretty soon it becomes clear that the plan is for at least one of them to also be dead. Across town though, a computer software engineer is busy hiring the Bugs team to check out his security, and - gosh! - he's engaged to be married to one of the politicians. Well whatever are the chances of that. Very quickly the team find themselves with an assassin to foil, a spy agency to stay one step ahead of, and a wedding to attend. It's all a day in the life of a gang of computer geeks.

Or technically one computer geek, one sort of half a computer geek, and Ed. But that doesn't have quite the same ring to it.

She's Electric )
I love this episode. It has everything that you could possibly want from a Bugs episode. Techno-crime, stuff blowing up, fabulously hissable villains, and did I mention stuff blowing up? Really good direction, too. Beckett on the other hand doesn't seem to enjoy it. I suspect this is because he elects to spend the entire episode handcuffed to a submarine, but then that's his own silly fault.

Together In Electric Dreams )
What happens when an evil geek starts flying planes by remote control? Bad jokes mostly. Also squeaking, intense staring, and lots and lots of bright green mood lighting. And a bad guy who helpfully kills himself in the final reel, as usual.

Electric Boogaloo )
In episode two, some fiendish electronics experts have come up with inventive ways to kill people, and the gang find themselves caught up in the middle of it; mostly due to Beckett being daft. He puts things right in seriously awesome fashion, though.

I like Beckett. Beckett rocks.

Electric Avenue )
Yes, I've been watching television again. Sorry.

Are Friends Electric? )



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