Just to set things straight and maybe I was watching an alternate "soap" reality but Clyde did NOT kill EJ - in fact it was one of EJ's goons that killed him by mistake. But Clyde had him killed and covered up everything else. So he may be an accomplice after the fact but he in no way even planned for EJ's death. So there goes murder 1 and 2.
Didn't watch an episode this season and won't watch until Annie and Auggie are back together.
LaSalle's accent is grating. The actress playing Brody is kind of old for the part…close-ups do her in!
Wow, 1200 comments, and still 7 months to go before 2nd season. Hate to go back to the simplest point, but just watched episode 1 and still think Grace is despicable and Neil is unbelievable stupid. Attending daughter high school recital after watching wife get nailed against the wall by lover , is just too much. I know its the whole premise of the series, but it's unbelievable.
The writers have definitely dropped the ball on Will's storyline,i don't even recognize the guy anymore!
OK, this was a dumb MOTW episode for me. The FBI comes in all commando to a neighborhood drugstore looking for a possible killer pharmacist (gasp!), but no one thinks to cover the back door of the store and he just slips away? Riiight...so convenient. And this is supposed to be a "smart" crime drama? I'm quickly losing my patience here - I guess after just watching shows such as "Homeland", "True Detective", "Fargo" and "The Americans" my expectations for tight scriptwriting, direction and acting is rather high. Not to say there aren't flaws where ever you go, but as a viewer when you see a certain level of excellence you want other highly hyped shows to live up to those in which they're compared.
I'm new to the series (2014, end-of-year binge show watching) so I'll reserve my final judgement. But I agree with the review, the peripheral characters take away too much from Graham and Lecter's interaction. What's with Crawford's obnoxious screaming, e.g. "What kind of crazy!" at Graham in the washroom?! Or the his giant chip on his shoulder? It doesn't lend to the show's development and makes you flinch/want to turn it off whenever you see Fishburne on the screen (too bad, he's a decent actor). Not a good start to bring in new viewers...
How can anyone route for Theresa? They have written a one dimensional character with no redeeming qualities. There are no Women to route for in Salem.As far as Clyde? One of the worst characters of the year.This show needs to do something but since they film 6 months in advance, I don't have much hope.
"At the end of that story we learned that, yeah, the guy who killed the guy would get jail time, but basically the writer painted him as somewhat of a sympathetic person - someone who wanted to serve but couldn’t." Too bad Robert Heinlien's service idea in his "Starship Troopers" was not in effect which would have taken care of the guy who failed his physical. In that book you had the right to serve if you wanted (note: Serving in the book was a prerequisite for being granted full citizenship). They just had to provide a job that you were capable of doing. The example of such non-military alternate service given was the hypothetical case of a blind wheelchair bound person. He could have been asked to count the hairs on caterpillars. The idea of non-combat alternatives to military service has been forgotten. There are stateside positions that he could have filled with his medical condition (freeing up some fully medically qualified person for other service). Note that I do not justify what he did but given the background at least part of the reason was that the government and the military had failed him by not allowing him to perform some (alternate) service in lieu of a full combat role.
Comment modified at December 21, 2014 18:00
"The second thing is something that always bugs me: remember when Bower first escaped the team when his girlfriend picked him up on her motorcycle? LaSalle drew his gun but then stopped when he saw a bunch of other people in the laneway. Now tell me: was his intent really to shoot a man who was escaping? If he had done so, surely he would have been court-martialed." He might have drawn his gun to try to do something that only gets done infrequently on shows when someone takes shots at a fleeing vehicle - Shot Out The Tires. I cheered earlier this season when on NCIS:LA a car was actually stopped by having its tires shot.
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