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TV Staff Selection, Take Five: Sam & Dean for Most Dynamic Duo!
11/30/2011 5:14 AM
Dean and Cas should have made this list.
TV Staff Selection, Take 8: Damon & Alaric for Most Dynamic Duo!
11/30/2011 5:14 AM
Damon and Alaric's unexpected friendship very much mirrors another pair of dynamic duo who are sadly not on this list -- Dean and Castiel of Supernatural. Much like Damon/Alaric, Dean/Cas was not a duo chosen from the beginning, in fact, Cas wasn't even suppose to be in more than a few episodes but the palpable chemistry from that very first moment cinched what would become one of the most epic relationship. Like a star-crossed story of a vampire and a vampire hunter becoming the best of friends, we got an angel who rebelled against all of Heaven for one single man.
NCIS: Los Angeles Review: Blindsided!
11/23/2011 7:59 AM
Absolutely love this episode! Brilliant from beginning to end! As for Kensi and Deeks, honestly, I can see them going romantic or just stay partners and either would be perfectly fine for me. Obviously right now I don't think Deeks is actually talking or thinking about romance, but who knows, somewhere down the line there might be something in the future, that'll depend on how the writers want it to be, and if they can write it right, then I see no reason they shouldn't, Daniela and Eric have amazing chemistry.
I gotta admit, I didn't see those twists coming, and I like you was quite surprised that Callen and Sam didn't fight it that hard, that should have been my first warning bell and Quinn trying to get too close should have been another! You know, it's the mark of an amazing episode when you get so caught up in the character story that you don't even see those twists coming until it hits you right in the face! I love it! :) This is what good writing is all about! Twists and turns that make sense but you're smart enough to cover them well enough that the audience doesn't realize it until it happens! Bravo for LA!
I did love that in the end, Deeks' boss recognized that Deeks did find a family with NCIS, but still acknowledged that Deeks is still one of his boys, I thought that was rather cute and sweet.
I gotta say, honestly, the show bringing on Eric Christian Olsen was probably one of the best decisions they did for the show because it certainly has made the show even better than before when he came on, the quality and perfect banter just soared! :)
NCIS: Los Angeles Review: Modern Day Ninjas
11/4/2011 7:04 AM
To Evan, I don't see how that is annoying about Sam, he has a code that he lives by, he's a soldier, he's not gonna leave an innocent person to die, it's who he is and it's what any true soldier would do in his position. Would you rather that he just doesn't care? His loyalty to the military and soldiers is a part of what makes him who he is, it's a part of his quirk, just like for Callen it's his impulsiveness, for Hetty it's her mystery ninja ways, for Kensi it's her feisty tomboyish independence, and Deeks for his humor and style. Sam is a soldier, he is dependable, he is a man's man who is a protector. There is nothing wrong with that.
NCIS: Los Angeles Review: The Greatness of Hetty
11/4/2011 3:10 AM
To "klimville", Deeks doesn't need to clean up, he is who he is, that hair and that style is a part of his character, if you take that away, you away a part of who he is, it'd be like if Eric suddenly started dressing in suits or Sam decides to have hair. It wouldn't work. And for the record, Deeks is still with the LAPD, he is not NCIS as he even announces himself in this episode that he is DETECTIVE Marty Deeks, LAPD while Kensi was NCIS.
To "Greenfield Lady", I do think in recent episodes, NCIS LA has been able to make headways better than the original NCIS, but that is because NCIS LA has an advantage that it learns from the mistakes of the past. LA would not be where it is if it was not for NCIS being there before it and having gone through the harsh toils. Because of that LA has a leg-up because their writers and show-runners know how to avoid the pit-falls that new shows always fall into. And also, NCIS is a much older show now in its 9th year, the characters there are the ones that we know very well, it is harder to take in more personal stories whereas the LA crew is still new and fresh and many things to discover. It is not a matter of writing, but more of a matter of new vs. old.
As for this episode, I love it as usual, and so happy to see Criminal Minds' little actor Cade Owens appearing on here! He's so cute and brilliant in the scene with Sam! :)
Supernatural Review: Double Trouble
10/29/2011 7:09 AM
I like this episode, I actually enjoyed it a lot, but that Leviathan Boss, if that is the top of the food chain and THE big bad, how disappointing! He was about as interesting as a speck of dust and about the personality and threat-level of a sponge! I simply didn't get anything from that whole big monologue, I don't know if it's the character or just the actor but it lacked gravitas and screen presence. To be honest, maybe this is selfish and biased, but I really wished that they had given Misha Collins the chance to run with the Leviathan Boss role because I was more terrified in those last seconds of the premiere when he became the Levithan than I ever was at this guy spouting off to Crowley. I've never been more bored in my life.
TV Fanatic Presents: Television's Sexiest Male Sidekick!
10/29/2011 1:19 AM
Considering the show uses every chance to call him pretty and sexy, I had no doubt he would win! GO CAS!
Who is TV's Sexiest Male Sidekick?
10/24/2011 12:53 PM
Misha Collins no doubt!
NCIS Round Table: "Safe Harbor"
10/20/2011 11:59 AM
I don't believe NCIS will be ending anytime soon, with the way the ratings are going down the drain these days on network TV, NCIS is one of the few shows still boosting near 20 million viewers and that's rare, I can't see CBS ever giving that up, it's the one show that is pulling up their average rating numbers and keeping them at the top. Chances are there are at least four more years in NCIS to go before we ever get to the end. Hawaii Five-0 ran for 12 years on CBS during the original series, and CSI even now is at its 12th year, so I think NCIS will be hitting that spot before we see the beginning of an end. I think now it's just the characters are growing up, Gibbs' kids are leaving the nest because they aren't the little newbies they were before, I think it's a natural progression.
Most of the actors have signed I believe 4 year contracts so I think NCIS will be around for a long time to go, especially by the ways the ratings are going for this show.
Supernatural Review: Sam's First Kiss!
10/8/2011 6:44 PM
If anything, this episode gave me all I need to drop Supernatural off my list of viewings. The old stories of the boys and the impala no longer held the allure it used to, it's old and stale and recycled. And Dean's actions in the end have only cemented that this isn't the show I want to watch anymore. I thought Dean grew out of that attitude a long time ago that he wasn't the arbitrary decision maker in people's lives, I thought after dealing with free-will and destiny that he believed people weren't ruled by who they were. Not only did he killed a mother who was protecting her child, a mother who also saved Dean as a kid, but he made smart-ass comments at the kid who just saw his mother murdered, the same thing YED did to him and Sam. Honestly, I hope little Jacob comes back and kills Sam or Bobby to mess with Dean, because this my-way-or-high-way attitude is so Season 2 I'm tired of it. If the boys aren't gonna learn from their mistakes and parents' mistakes, then fine.
@Andrea, I guess you and Dean share the same kind of black and white logic, maybe he should have killed Sam a long time ago then because Sam was becoming a monster and a freak, why didn't he just kill Sam then when he was killing people? But hey, whatever, I guess some humans just don't get other beings. So what she was born a monster, doesn't mean she can't have the same rights. Are you saying you wouldn't kill if it would save your child's life? What makes Dean the decision maker? Who the hell died and made him God to decide who gets to live and die? He's a hypocrite, not a hero. And he's not less of a monster than what YED was. A killer, and a mother-murderer. He tortured souls in Hell, human souls, it's not different than what Amy did.
Supernatural Season Premiere Review: Kiss Your Cass Goodbye
9/24/2011 3:23 AM
All I can say is someone please hand Misha Collins an Emmy right now! He totally OWNED this episode, possibly THE best and most frightening performance I have ever seen on this show!
I can't say enough good things about how Misha's performance turned out, I couldn't be more proud and terrified at the same time. It looks like Sam and Dean didn't just stumble into a face-off with a Leviathan, it's like a psycho-version of Misha's own quirky personality! And this will sure be interesting to watch!
This was another tour-de-force episode from Misha Collins, proving again and again why he belongs on SPN!
Criminal Minds Planning "Personal" J.J. Storyline
9/22/2011 5:27 PM
I sure hope that Will and JJ's relationship will stay the same, I don't want there be some dramatic break-up, I mean, can't there just be one relationship that works? JJ and Will are beautiful and Will was able to give up everything for her, that has to mean something more! Keep Will and JJ together!!
NCIS: Los Angeles Season Premiere Review: Kill Them All!
9/21/2011 11:16 AM
I thought this one was a solid episode! Brilliant from start to finish and I couldn't take my eyes off it!
Game of Thrones Review: "The Pointy End"
6/6/2011 12:21 AM
Rickon Stark is not 3, he's 6 years old as they have stated earlier in the series. Most of the kids have been aged up by 3 years from their original ages in the book.
Criminal Minds Suspect Behavior Review: Where It Went Wrong...
5/26/2011 7:16 AM
CBS killed this show, even a group of good writers wouldn't have saved it. I've come to that realization at the end, the network was the reason CM:SB never took off the way all those other spin-offs did, and if CBS ever wants to do more spin-off, then it better get its act together and stop making stupid decisions!
CM:SB faced what seems to be most of their airing on their own without a lead-in, in fact, when others weren't airing, they were churning out new episodes, and as viewers are pretty much trained to believe that break means all shows are on break, no one watched it, and CBS didn't bother advertising it. The mess of scheduling didn't help the ratings any better.
CBS threw this show under the bus once it decided to announce that the reason all the changes for the original CM with the cast and storylines that have pissed off the fans is all because of the spin-off. I don't know who the hell made the decision to say that, but the moment they did, CM:SB was buried before it even started. It's one thing for people to suspect and another to decide to announce it to the world and give the fans a place to blame. It's no wonder CM:SB sinked faster than the Titanic with the way the fans of CM basically just shunned it and ignored it and blamed it as the reason CM was changing.
If CBS had just laid its grubby paws off the original CM, CM:SB would have gotten a chance to survive and start off fresh, but that never got a chance to happen because the moment CM:SB was on the scene, it was controversy and bad press that the show never got out from under.
It's true the writing wasn't always consistent or the best, but it was growing and getting better and improving, but CBS just kept on burying this show and killing it with its stupid actions that the fans never stayed around to see how things would turn out.
If CBS really wants to do a successful spin-off then stop messing with the original, NCIS and CSI got good spin-off starts because fans of both original and spin-offs can enjoy what they wanted, CM and CM:SB never got that chance.
The writing may not have been great, but in the end it's pretty clear, the network killed this show. The cast certainly deserved better.
NCIS Review: Baltimore's Finest
5/4/2011 12:05 PM
Oh and it should also be noted of the return appearance of NCIS agent Chris Pacci, the guy who handed Gibbs the file on Tony and then talked about how he needed to go to the infirmary to check his ulcer, how his stomach was going to be the death of him, and then ironically back in Season 1, he was killed by a gunshot to the back of the neck and disemboweled in the elevator.
NCIS Review: Baltimore's Finest
5/4/2011 12:03 PM
Technically this is Tony circa 2001, not Tony 2003, when we first met Tony, he was already two years into NCIS so his hairstyle would have changed and everything.
Kevin Zegers, Ryan Eggold, Lauren Cohan to Star in Pilots
4/30/2011 9:56 AM
No offense, but Heavenly's "angel" Dashiel Coffee sounds like a badly written rip-off of Supernatural's Castiel.....really CW? You couldn't come up with something new? It's insulting!
TV Renewal Bubble: Which Shows Will Return This Fall?
4/22/2011 12:16 PM
Nikita is hardly on the bubble or in jeopardy, CW doesn't have a lot of openings for next year, so Nikita will most definitely be back on the schedule.
You did not add Blue Bloods onto the jeopardy list, it may be a hit, but even that is a stretch, it's numbers are not really that much better than CSI NY's numbers. I would surmise Blue Bloods be the one to go if the push comes to shove. Whatever you may say of CSI NY's numbers, it is still a CSI brand show, and CBS won't let it go without making a big fuss about it.
Bones Review: "The Finder"
4/22/2011 12:08 PM
Gosh, people are so whiny these days. Don't you whiners understand? It's called a "backdoor-pilot", which OBVIOUSLY means that the main show characters will often have to take a backseat with new character introductions, it's not like the world is gonna end, seriously, get over yourselves, unless you simply just don't understand what a backdoor pilot means.
And Wanda, do you not understand that producing a new pilot is costing money that they don't have, it is a BACKDOOR PILOT, they use this to introduce spin-off ideas because it is cheaper, it is easier, and there is already an established base. But then again, you are clearly not someone who understands how TV works.
I think this episode did the job it was suppose to do, which is introduce us to the new group of characters and help establish Finder's roots and it did that well enough.
Haters will hate and whiners will whine, there will always be those people who cry and complain, but Finder has good potential and I will be thrilled to see it return back on primetime schedule.
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior Review: "Smother"
4/14/2011 6:16 AM
This show is getting better and better with each passing week, they have found their beat and is making it work, now if only people will give up their anger and prejudice to give this show a chance, that would be even more great.
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior Review: "Devotion"
3/24/2011 12:56 PM
The show has grown more and more comfortable with its storylines and its team interactions and I am more proud of it every episode! This one is probably one of their most consistent episode and mixed in with some great character interactions.
Obviously every episode can improve but I can honestly say this time I was pleasantly surprised by the twists and turns this story took, I had not been expecting the whole sister was dead thing until seconds before it happened.
I hope more episodes coming down the line will be great like this one and we see more character interactions and character moments.
And I am hoping against all hope that this show will come back for another season because I want to see it grow and develop the way the original show was able to do. One season does not show us everything and I hope to see more!
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior Review: "Here Is the Fire"
3/22/2011 8:17 PM
All people seem to do these days is to whine and complain, yes this show didn't start out as oh so amazing as the original show is now, but no one seems to care that they are being biased. The original has been on the air for 6 years, they have had plenty of time to peel back the layers on the characters that SB hasn't had the chance to. Of course people would like the original more, it's more consistent and more steady and it should be considering it has been on the air for 6 years. People don't seem to realize that even when original CM was starting out, they were not that good either, they were being too stiff and characters didn't just suddenly all mix in perfectly. Each show needs time to grow, and of course people don't want SB to have that chance because they still carry anger over what happened on the original CM, so they take it out on SB. It's typical fan behavior, and it only serves to bring down both CM shows.
Seriously, people complain first that this team is the same as Hotch's and then they complain it's not like Hotch's. Well make up your mind on what you want, you can't have it both ways and be whiny about it. This team isn't "professional", that has been made clear so many times unless you are dumb or blind you should see that. This is the rag-tag street team to Hotch's well disciplined by-the-book team, difference is that they are more relaxed and not in suits like Hotch's team.
This is first and foremost a crime drama, and CM's format doesn't always give room for as much as character background in every episode, even the original CM has had to gone through that phase. People just need to get over their prejudice.
And yes, winning in its timeslot is still important even if it's against reruns and reality, as long as that timeslot is CBS's win, that's what matters.
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior Review: "Here Is the Fire"
3/17/2011 11:46 AM
Wasn't it Cooper and Prophet laying out the profile? Not Mick and Cooper?
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior Review: "Here Is the Fire"
3/17/2011 6:08 AM
I watch this show, in fact, I follow this one more than I have even followed the original. I love this episode, so it's not completely perfect but their style has improved greatly and that makes me happy.
As for the comment in this review about Mick and Cooper's long history, I don't know why you wouldn't know, but it was always pretty clear to me that Mick and Cooper had a history between them, their interactions and little moments give hints to it, and also, the backdoor pilot during the crossover Criminal Minds episode dropped pretty big breadcrumbs about Mick and Cooper's history and Mick's loyalty to Cooper. Maybe I just watch too closely but Cooper and Mick's bond was the reason why I really got interested in seeing Suspect Behavior in the first place.
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