James Spader is always great but he seems to be replaying the mannerisms and intonations of his last role on Boston Legal. And I wish he'd let his hair grow. This style makes him look just plain pudgy--not a good look for a master criminal. Also I am growing weary of all the conflicted but highly competent beautiful young women in law enforcement. This week I recorded Hostages and watched The Blacklist. Next week, I think I'll reverse the process.
The site rejected my one word review so I have to add something, but actually "Meh" sums up my feelings very well. The character of Dexter could not have a happy ending. I think all of us who have been along for the ride realize that. That does not mean we viewers are content with the ending. Actually I agree with the reviewer. Dexter should have taken his punishment and died. I guess now we are to believe he will continue his killing ways.
I do wonder if Hannah is OK with becoming Harrison's mother.
Socially awkward. Autism is the condition du jour. How predictable.
Except for the excellent writing and the compelling characters, this show is mediocre. I know that sounds ridiculous, but here's what i mean. If the newsroom concept were actually significant, there wouldn't have to be office romances to keep our interest. But most importantly, go and watch a network news show. And tell me you care. Admit it, you barely look at the anchor and you certainly aren't worried if he or she gets the scoop on any of the other networks. Sorkin acknowledges this by loading each episode with romance. A sad trivialization of the news and yet I keep watching because of the sharp dialog. End of story.
The finale redeemed the the last 2 or 3 seasons of Burn Notice. Rarely has a program gone out in a more satisfactory way. All loose ends tied up, a tip of the hat to the loyal fans standing by since the beginning, and a lovely final scene complete with soul-stirring music. Yes, I know Fiona and Michael are sure to get itchy vegetating in an Irish village but at least for awhile they are living the dream, complete with a ready-made son. Thanks to all members of the cast and crew for keeping your eye on the prize from the into of the very first story. "My name is Michael Weston..."
Vogel? Easy come; easy go. She wasn't around long enough to make much of a mark.
If they had had less of the girlfriend and more legal crime, I think it would have been better.
Love this show! I especially the way Louis has gradually been made more sympathetic. The final hug between him and Rachel was so uplifting. Just as the beating Harvey delivered was the perfect punctuation for the nasty plot line involving Stephen--both in love and war. Add to that the clever discoveries made by Mike (which was about all his character was used for this episode) and you had a crackling episode, I have to admit, I can't keep up with all the shenanigans pulled by the various movers and shakers, but I just go along for the ride and enjoy the clever dialog and the good looking men and women.
Totally agree with your analysis that Jane Fonda stole the show. She commands the room no matter how big or small her part. This storyline sounds like fiction but I remember CBS and Dan Rather being brought down when Dan said what he presented was "fake but accurate."
This show has gone down hill this season. Too much tension without any respite. Annie no longer seems like the spunky young woman we met the first season. Frankly the characters are all tedious. They should do a Burn Notice and just wrap the whole thing up.
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