Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Bad Behavior, Good Behavior, Search Warrants, and Mysterious Prime Ministers

1. Started watching an episode of Sea Patrol.

2.  Saw, from IMDb, that one of the stars of Sea Patrol, Matthew Holmes, was on two episodes of True Blood

In season seven, he played Charles Dupont. 

I think that was the last season. Right?

3. Consulted Lord Wiki's cousin about Charles Dupont.

The cousin doesn't have much to say, except that Charles Dupont was a minor character.

5. Felt bad for Spider (Jay Ryan). Within a very short time, he was both praised and severely reprimanded.

He got in trouble for stealing the French flag soon after doing something courageous.

Actually, now that I think of it; this was the theme of an episode I saw a few days ago. In that one, Chef Rebecca (Kirsty Lee Allen) did something very brave that made up for her inappropriate outbursts of anger.

I guess both stories are sort of opposite of each other. With Spider, he was praised for bravery; then got in trouble. With the chef, she got it trouble; then later did something brave. Although both Chef and Spider did their misdeed before their good deed.  The only difference really is that it took awhile for Spider to get caught.

6. Figured the general message is most humans do a mix of good and bad things. We can be very pleased with what someone has done for us; and soon after be very angry at them.  Or someone can totally disgust us; then turn around and do something wonderful.

7. Started watching an episode of Underbelly.

8. Intrigued by something on the episode.

The police approach a man and tell him they're going to search his car.  The man says the police will need a warrant. The police laugh, and say he's been watching too many yank TV shows.

So, does that mean Australian police don't need a warrant for searching?  Or...the show takes place in the 1970's. Maybe back then, there was no need for a warrant?

9. Found this website about New South Wales police procedure. It says police can search a car if they have reasonable suspicion about drugs.

It could be the same in the US as well. It probably is.

10. Thought that the police officer's comment might be more about television vs reality than it is about Australia vs. United States law.

11. Found this website, which I think is American.

It says pretty much the same thing as the New South Wales site. With probable cause the police can search your car.

12. Read about probable cause. The same website says, Probable cause for arrest exists when facts and circumstances within the police officer's knowledge would lead a reasonable person to believe that the suspect has committed, is committing, or is about to commit a crime. Probable cause must come from specific facts and circumstances, rather than simply from the officer's hunch or suspicion.  
I'm thinking that both in the United States and Australia the police can't legally search your car just because they have a bad feeling about you. At the same time, if they have evidence against you, they don't need to go through the process of getting a search warrant.

13. Tried to figure out which Prime Minister this is supposed to be.


At first, I was thinking Hawke...even though he doesn't look like Hawke. I was just thinking about the late 1970's-1980's time period. I associate Hawke with the 80's, but offhand don't know if he was PM in the late or early 80's.

Then I realized that it's probably Malcolm Fraser. I don't think he looks too much like Frazer, but I know Frazer was PM in the late 70's.

14. Looked at the IMDb credits for the episode. It's interesting. They don't name the Prime Minister. Tony Llewellyn-Jones is listed as simply "Prime Minister".

15. Saw that Llewellyn-Jones also played a Prime Minister in a 2008 TV movie called The Prime Minister is Missing. He didn't play the missing PM. He played John McEwen.

16. Consulted Lord Wiki about Malcolm Fraser's time in office. It was from 1975-1983.

At the beginning of each episode of Underbelly, there is a little message saying the show takes place between 1970-something and 1980-something. I forgot what it is, exactly.

Anyway, maybe the creators of the show aren't sure when the particular meeting with the Prime Minister took place; and maybe they're not sure which Prime Minister we should be seeing.

Maybe Tony Llewellyn-Jones is playing a sort of Hawke-Fraser hybrid.

17. Finished watching the episode of Underbelly.

I'm sort of starting to like it more. I'm less bored by it, at least.

18. Went to the Triple J 2014 list.

Today I'm going to be listening to the song "Wrong Direction" by British India.

What if I'm going in the wrong direction?

19. Started to watch the video for "Wrong Direction"

It seems pretty cool...in a horror movie kind of way.

There's a guy and a dog on a camping trip.

20. Thought that the singer sounds like Paul Kelly.

21. Thought the scenery in the video was pretty.

22. Wondered about the eerie camera angles.

Is there someone following the camping guy?

23. Liked the song.

24. Went back to the TV Guide feature I've been looking at lately.

I'm going to continue on my quest to find Australian actors in new American TV shows.

Today's TV show is Scream Queens. I've heard of that. I didn't realize it was new.

It looks like it's a spin off of American Horror Story. It has the same creators; and like AMS, it's an anthology thing.

25. Started looking at the cast list for Scream Queens.

26. Looked through most of the cast of Scream Queens.

I don't see any Australians.

27. Heard really weird noises coming from outside. Maybe I'm about to become a scream queen.

Though it sounds more supernatural horror; than slasher.






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