The Librarians: And the Image of Image (Review)

The week’s episode of The Librarians (and the Image of Image) takes place in London, or Portland, Oregon where the series is filmed. The Librarians take on a technologically advanced Dorian Gray, Lindy Booth and Christian Kane show the flair for comedy.

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The week’s episode of The Librarians (and the Image of Image) takes place in London, or Portland, Oregon where the series is filmed. The Librarians take on a technologically advanced Dorian Gray, Lindy Booth and Christian Kane show a flair for comedy. Booth is truly hysterical as a high Cassandra  and Kane, as Jake Stone, takes frustration to new levels  while  Eve Baird makes a reference to Snowpiercer.

Eve: “Ezekiel. Be a comb,”

This is obviously a huge nod to the Tilda Swinton character in the Joon Ho Bong Chris Evans post apocalyptic film Mason, who explains how the train’s hierarchy works:

Mason: “Be a shoe.”

Clever homage moments aside,  this episode did have a few clunkers in it.  (Forgivable for a show that usually gets a lot of things right.)  The “English” or “London” accents were so watered down (except for that waitress)  that they lost any authenticity and some of the dialogue was “off.”

After the woman is “hit” by the car one of the clubbers outside “Club e” say “Call 9-9-9.” In England it would have been “Ring 9-9-9.” Inside the club later, the bouncer states that everyone must relinquish their phones before entering the club proper, in London, he would have referred to the cell phones as “mobiles,” not phones.

*Sidenote:* And speaking of that 9-9-9 incident…While the steering wheel was on the “right side of the car” the car itself was on the wrong side of the road.  Come on chaps…

Okay pointless and picayune moaning finished.  Although not before having a moan about the “waitress” with the dodgy London accent, while not as bad as the illustrious Dick Van Dyke “mockney” in Mary Poppins, it came damn close.  Part of the problem with the actors portraying “Brits”in this episode  was that at least two are from down under, one Kiwi (New Zealander) and one Aussie (Aussie).  At least the dialogue with the one real “Brit” (the bouncer) featured Stone being called Yank, although once more the London was dampened quite a lot…

The plot was great; with the idea that Dorian Gray was real and still alive managing to overcome the destruction of the painting by using the vanity of selfies and the age of narcissism to keep himself forever ageless.   We learn that little bit more about Jenkins and Eve in this episode was well.

The sight of a stoned Cillian doing her math thing in mid air was funny as was her drunken mumblings.  Overt comedic performance times Lindy Booth equals win to the nth degree. This episode allowed the ladies to shine. It was ladies night and Rebecca Romijn also took center stage to prove that she was more than up to the challenge of protecting her charges.

Later Jenkins hints that the Guardian will have a big battle to face later.  Colonel Baird takes a moment to look at some pictures of Carson Flynn (Noah Wyle) whom she still apparently is attracted to.  This may also be a clue that the big battle will include Flynn…

There is a reveal at the end of the show, where Jenkins and Evie are talking about  the library and Dorian Gray and the caretaker reveals that the Librarians themselves have almost figured out why they were chosen. This after Ezekiel gives a little expository rundown about each of the new members.

The Librarians airs Sundays on  TNT and still provides great family entertainment. Even the “sins” committed by Luke Cook as Gray were not too bad, the drug taking hinted at, as was the drinking to excess.  

Beyond the Lights Minnie Driver vs Nate Parker in Singer Love Story

Beyond the Lights Minnie Driver vs Nate Parker in Singer Love Story

Beyond the lights stars Gugu Sophia Mbatha (Odd Thomas, Belle) as Noni, Minnie Driver as her stage mother Macy Jean who takes on the world and the record company for her girl, later it is mother vs. Nate Parker (Non-Stop, Arbitrage) as the cop, Kaz who saves Noni’s life and the two fall in love. Danny Glover is the police captain father of Kaz, Captain Nicol, who has big plans for his son in the world of politics. Written and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love and Basketball, The Secret Life of Bees) Beyond the Lights starts with a young Noni winning first runner up in a local talent show in England and her mother telling her to throw the award away.

Victoria’s Secret 2 Million Dollar Bras on Show in Las Vegas

Victoria’s Secret 2 Million Dollar Bras on Show in Las Vegas

Victoria’s Secret held their last sneak peak of the two $2 million bras at the Fashion Show Mall in downtown Las Vegas and while a cash amount could be placed on the brassieres, no dollar figure could be placed on the two models who presented the gemstone undergarments. Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio flew into Nevada to be a part of the last chance customers had to see the items live. In a few short weeks the two gorgeous Victoria’s Secret Angels will be wearing these “coveted” Fantasy Bras while strolling down the runway on December 2, 2014.

Miley Cyrus Tasteless Date Rape Joke on London Stage

Miley Cyrus Tasteless Date Rape Joke on London Stage

Miley Cyrus decided to court even more controversy on Friday at the London G-A-Y club when she made a tasteless date rape joke on stage. The 21 year-old singer loves to be outrageous for her fans but this time it may have alienated quite a number of those who don’t find the idea so funny. While performing at the club, Cyrus brought a friend up on the stage with her so she could wish him a happy birthday.

Penny Dreadful Horror in Victorian London Showtime Style

Penny Dreadful Horror in Victorian London Showtime Style

Penny Dreadful is horror based in Victorian London on Showtime and the pilot has a grim sort of style to it. In the one hour introduction to the days of Jack the Ripper, and he is included in the program’s lore, viewers learn that in the old days, London was filthy, classist, and full of dark alleys with darker secrets. Thus far vampires, witches, a wild west show’s sharp shooter, Mina Harker and Victor Frankenstein have made an appearance.