Burt Gummer’s Rec Room

A gathering place for paranoid survivalists and those who worship at the Church of Chang

August 2015: Dryer than a bone, and hotter than the surface of the sun- yup, it’s summertime in Perfection and El Blanco is on the prowl.

Disclaimer: This is the part of the Church that is the most no holds barred. None of it is intended with malice, and although it can on occasion seem a little bit fraught, it is banter rather than venom. So, be warned that this is like taking a naked swim in a piranha tank and not recommended for the faint of heart.

2,947 responses to “Burt Gummer’s Rec Room”

  1. Continentalop says :

    Finally finished Supernatural seasons 1-11. Upset that I didn’t watch it over summer so I could be following season 12.

  2. just pillow talk says :

    Robert Osbourne, RIP. TCM fixture….

  3. just pillow talk says :

    I watched the first 2 episodes of Legion. I liked the second episode, see where it goes.

  4. tombando says :

    I loved Robert Osborne. Great TV host of the Charles Osgood variety. Not many like him. Ben Mank there can take his place I think just fine. TCM is must viewing.

    • M. Blitz says :

      I have been missing his introductions and was hoping he’d be back! Not to be. Ben I find much less satisfying. RIP Osborne!!

      • just pillow talk says :

        I agree, no Osbourne, though by the sounds of it he doesn’t bother me as much as you….

      • M. Blitz says :

        Yeah dont mean to come across like some rabid mank hater lol. Just the disappointment of no more Osbourne. Mank seems less generous in his assessments. And hes got that annoying family vendetta against Welles. And his snark isnt my kind of snark. Dammit, there I go again.

  5. just pillow talk says :

    Looking forward to baseball…. Hopefully the young arms stay healthy. If Harvey can get into form by mid season, they should make the playoffs again.

  6. Continentalop says :

    Ok, going to start watching Hap & Leonard tonight.

    • Xiphos0311 says :

      I thought they did a pretty good job with the series. New season starts next month I think.

      • Continentalop says :

        First two episodes were good, but can’t help feel a little disappointed. As good as it is, Lansdale’s book is better.

        Missing his pop & pacing.

  7. tombando says :

    Moana is a fun, thoughtful turn through the whole princess saga. They made a nice job here. I enjoyed the whackjob rooster and the Rock as well. Check it out if it shows up on Netflix or whatever. Got it from Wallyworld on a whim and glad I did. You’ve likely seen it all before but the result is worthy.

  8. tombando says :

    It is close but I think the Rock lives.

  9. tombando says :

    Who has gotten a looksee at Iron fist yet? Any good?

  10. tombando says :

    Oh okay reading the reviews of Iron Man it was out already. I liked Luke Cage, guess am in the minority here. That’s okay. I have not seen Jessica Drew yet. I saw one ep of Supergirl and its okay but not for me. Arrow and Flash are fine but I didn’t have the interest in persuing. Gotham was terrible.

    For what it’s worth am seeing the Kong flick am sure its better than Jurrasic Kong from a decade back with Sir Petey Jax.

  11. tombando says :

    Kong Skull Island is a good time. Big Monkey gets plenty of air time, big monsters ditto, plus John Goodman, Sammy Jax, Loki, etc all in good form. Check it out.

  12. tombando says :

    oh yeah Big Monkey is all through it, you don’t have 60 minutes of Jimmy the Cabin Boy, and you like (some) of the people.

  13. M. Blitz says :

    Catching up on DVR’d stuff. Watched Rope (still love—the tricky/gimmicky change-over’s don’t bother), and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf–which I had never got around to seeing before. Wooooboy i was missing out! Oh, the brutality.

  14. Xiphos0311 says :

    In a statement that will surprise absolutely nobody Iron Fist isn’t very good.

    • tombando says :

      yeah sounds like they don’t even get the most basic part of the character right-the chop socky is all wrong. I will pass.

    • just pillow talk says :

      So then the Marvel mediocre infection has spread to their shows now.

      The Defenders will probably suck.

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        a true statement.

      • Judge Droid says :

        Damn. IGN gave Iron Fist a 6.6. That’s essentially an Orang of Doom for that bloated dick suck of a site. Must be terrible. They gave Luke Cage 8.4 and I dumped that after two episodes, so I won’t be bothering with Fist.

      • Jarv says :

        Iron Fist’s first few episodes are far better than Luke Cage. Then it descends into shit and by the end is just dire.

        Watch up to the second cage fighting episode then can it.

      • Jarv says :

        It’s not mediocre. Luke Cage was mediocre. It’s actively bad.

        Basically problems are as follows-

        1) it feels like cut price and cut interest batman. Even worse than Arrow
        2) The villains, even by marvel standards, are terrible. The dude from 300 is just atrocious.
        3) it’s riddled with nonsense. There’s a bit in the second last episode that’s so astronomically stupid that I can barely bring myself to type it out.
        4) fuck parent issues as motivation
        5) It’s riddled with rotten acting. Aside from the aforementioned dude from 300, The “main” woman in it is truly, hideously bad. As is her brother, and love interest is pretty crap too. However, they all look award worthy compared to the nobhead in the lead.
        6) It’s about a mythical martial artist who can literally turn his fist into iron, and there’s nowhere near enough martial arts, and when they do come the fight scenes are badly choreographed
        7) It’s ludicrously overcomplicated. Just to an insane degree. The Hand might be a decent villain, but the bait and switch and the millions of attempted and all obvious twists just leave it a confused, bloated, mess. Shit is introduced that either gets resolved far too easily (the heroin) or is just forgotten about altogether (his “job” on the board). It’s Lost level bad writing.
        8) The pacing is all over the place- scenes that should take seconds get drawn out interminably- a good example is when he gets his office and spends fuck knows how long under the desk looking at stickers. Not to mention that it takes too long for him to get out of the nuthouse at the beginning.

        Having said all that- Trinity and Rosario Dawson are both good, even if they both belong in things that are worth their presence. And the early episodes do have some spark to them. But it’s clear that the longer it goes on the less idea they had what to do with the character or story.

  15. just pillow talk says :

    Okay, I’ve caught up on Legion. I have to say episode 6 is the most bizarre yet.

  16. tombando says :

    Well here been marathoning year 4 of Cannon.

    You get: Big boat cars-all Fords. William Conrad doing Karate! WIlliam Conrad chase scenes on foot! Obligatory gun fights! Leslie Neilson! Golf pants! Quinn Martin on location stunts and squealing car tires in water! Token black and hispanics in LA! Very very white Casting.

    I especially liked the episode where Richard Kiley plays a fighting Priest, he and Conrad were ace career Voice over guys, and their scenes together made me chuckle. The plots are cut and paste, the acting is…okay its 1974. Stephanie Powers as a high priced hooker is pretty bad in a few scenes oddly enough. You DO get Arnold from Happy Days as a hitman-he was still learning to act after being a stand up for ages, and you have Cannon hitting people from 500 feet away with his little snub gun. Amazing.

    Plus it’s never the Mob, it’s the Syndicate. Run by Poles. Of course.

    Check it out if you like Quinn Martin Production(TM) stuff. Check Out of it if you don’t. You know what you’re getting into methinks.

  17. Jarv says :

    Terrorists finally get around to attacking the Houses of Parliament.

    Pretty badly, to be honest.

    • just pillow talk says :

      The last one was not that good, yes? Burt should be in the series.

      • Jarv says :

        No. It was surprisingly good. Things to complain about but probably third best of the series.

        Still got Burt, too.

      • just pillow talk says :

        As you know, Tremors should have already been in space. Say the graboids came to earth on a meteor or some other nonsense. Send up a team to investigate.

      • Jarv says :

        They’re defined as Pre-Cambrian life from Earth. This is probably the one instance where you can’t send them to space.

        However, Tremors 5 ended with Burt and Son setting themselves up as TV monster hunters. So, they could, in theory go to Space to hunt monsters.

        Chronicles of Burt.

        I’d buy that for a dollar.

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