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Not sure about this show. Have watched all of the episodes so far and so far, have been mildly impressed. A agree with Terrie, something is missing. And, when the owners of the restaurant were first shown, I had my suspicions then. After learning a little more about the dead guy, the connection was obvious and any mystery about who was responsible was over.

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I totally agree. The difference is that Law and Order was a show that had a built-in logic that some actors in the cast would change except for a couple of major characters. There were some actor teams playing the roles of law enforcement characters/detectives that did not mesh well and IMHO, was the cause for the show's demise. Sam Waterson's character was about the only one that was a constant throughout the show airing. But, in the end, overall a really good show and it did have lasting power.

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It may be fun for a couple of episodes but Castle and Justified are 2 shows I always watch. However, if the writers and producers play around with the dynamic between Beckett and Castle too much, since I don't record episodes, guess I will become one of the ones who do not watch at all. The antognistic relationship between Gates and Castle only adds to the great cast interactions that make it such a good or actually one of the best hours on network televison. Heck, I even watch reruns all the time and they are still enjoyable. Never fails does it? A show is popular with the format but eventually in order to add a "fresh" approach, writers and producers have to make changes that does not add anything but in most instances, detracts. "Fresh" approaches are good for a couple of episodes but viewers, whether they will admit it or not, like the continuity in a good series. About the only successful series that can change a main character and the show still works is NCIS. So far, they have had several characters playing the lone female in the group and so far, all have been great and able to fit in even with their differences in how they approach the role.

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This was not the strongest episode in the series but it was decent enough to enjoy, especially watching Kate in her black outfit. The only thing that bothered me was the high heels she was wearing when they found the mine shaft. How was she able to stand up or even walk over rough terrain wearing those heels? And I am not a fashion person at all. My idea of dressing up at my age is wearing a pressed shirt with my jeans. What I enjoy the most is the chemistry between Nathan and Stana playing their respective characters on the show along with the other cast members. There are a few series where the cast does mesh very well and Castle is one of the best. As for Kate rescuing Castle at the end, there is a certain ying and yang to their characters and it worked in this scene. Naturally, it was obvious who the bad guy was from the beginning but it worked o.k. The actor has been in a couple of other series but is not a highly recognizable name unless you are into trivia. The article did catch one thing that I noticed immediately when Kate lassoed Castle, it was her scar. Sometimes little things slip past the editors or actors but not this time and it tells me that for the most part, they pay attention to the little details that make Castle so entertaining. I do wish they would stop making Castle look like a doofus so often because his character, a very successful author who knows the world, wouldn't be or at least in my humble opinion, someone who couldn't handle most situations. Remember when he went to Europe to rescue his daughter? He wasn't a wuss in those episodes. In the end, it was a "fun" episode and hopefully the writers will return to their usual good writing.

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The series is enjoyable and the characters interact on a high level. Don't want to throw cold water on anything but am I the only one who thinks by now, Crane should be wearing something else other than clothes well over 200 years old? I can buy the premise but at some point, doesn't Crane have to reflect the 21st century if for nothing else, his clothes?
I know this is fiction but...........

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I agree with you Kate. A baby for Jane would not fit into the show at all. Maybe a failed pregnancy has already been setup when Jane mentioned she did not want to sit behind a desk and without her action filled role, the show wouldn't be the same.

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The Mentalist Review: It's About Time

Well, rationalgal2, now you have drawn me into the discussion, shame on you. My observation on the RJ ending. I guessed it would be the least likely one of the group Jane gathered but will admit I was surprised I was right. However, the choice of all of the candidates did not make sense and did not fit the profile I had built on the real RJ. It was my conclusion that he would have a very magnetic personal appeal in a non-threatening and passive manner. He would be inviting to people who are prone to being easily led and looking for someone who would have total control of their lives and would do anything he wished or told them to do. Someone who could easily manipulate devoted followers, even to committing murder, torture, and any heinous act he could come up with. I did not see the sheriff as someone who could be able to control others without using intimidation and anger. That to me did not fit the RJ profile. And, I do agree there are more RJ disciples out there and if the RJ that was killed is the real thing, will his followers continue his sick ways? But, it would be great if the writers could bring the RJ meme to a close as quickly as possible. After reading your comments and comments by others, the loose threads are too numerous to be left hanging without a final resolution. If we keep the Charles Manson and Jim Jones type characters in mind, they were able to control their loyal followers to the point of being willing to die for them. That is the problem I have with the way RJ ended.

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The Mentalist Review: It's About Time

As noted several days ago, it has been interesting to read comments and the depth of commitment to the show and characters. However, after years of Jane chasing RJ and the Marshall Dillon and Miss Kitty relationship between Jane and Lisbon, if the RJ meme continues, I will stop watching the show. Enough is enough and if the writers are not creative enough to come up with good story lines using Jane's deductive reasoning and observation skills to solve crimes, then it is time to close the series out once and for all. I like the show, always have but please, no more RJ.

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The Mentalist Review: It's About Time

It has been more fun reading the exchanges between several who have posted many times, discussing their particular point of view than actually watching the season ending episode. As much as I enjoy TM and at times find myself emotionally involved for an hour, in the end, they are fictional characters and trying to read into their motivations which come from the imaginations and writing skills of the writers, it is after all, a good television show and should be enjoyed as such.

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The Mentalist Review: It's About Time

It has been very interesting and entertaining reading all of the comments about the show, the characters, motivations, and all of the emotions the writers and actors have been able to evoke from all of us and all of us have a different take on the show and especially the finale episode. Great writing and great acting can create a diversity of opinions and the writers and actors should be proud of what they accomplished. When the audience can identify with the characters to the point so many apparently have with the characters on TM, it says something about the quality of the show. I like the show and try to not miss an episode but this season, I will admit that a few were missed but catch up. I am looking forward to next season to see how the final confession by Jane and Lisbon that they do love one another and how it will play out with the other members of the team. Cho's character is great and his no nonsense approach is refreshing because he never changes who he is. My only hope is that the writers continue writing well and keep the relationship going forward with all of the pitfalls that are ahead being addressed and overcome without dragging them out for several episodes. The Red John saga was a little overplayed and maybe should have been resolved sooner. Now, cannot wait for Longmire and Justified. This should be a good summer season.