If you have the option to record Sunday evening shows from west coast feeds do so. I leave in the east and record those shows from west coast stations. They don't get delayed by sports events which are almost always over long before 9:00 west coast time.
Here's a tip for Sunday evening recording. If you have access to west coast stations showing your favorite shows, record them from those stations. They record quite late for east coast times but they don't get preempted and delayed by sports events. I live in eastern Canada and record from Vancouver network stations. We don't get west coast versions of US networks in our cable package so for 60 Minutes I set it to record for 2 hours. That always seems to get the whole show even though I might have to fast scan through up to 45 minutes of football.
I hadn't thought about the reason for leaving the hairbrush but your comment is a very good one. That's the kind of reasoning that Kalinda would use. As for the campaign, I agree that it ended too quickly and simplistically. I also agree that it is hard to imagine watching those episodes again--much ado leading to nothing. Finally, the court case about mandatory sentencing could have been a lot more meaningful and ending on a clerical error was another lightweight script. This has been a good show over the seasons but the writers seemed to have phoned in a few episodes. They need to set up a compelling story line for next season before ending this one. While it is likely that someone (with a bit of patience) could start watching this series part way through, there are so many long running story lines that it would be a bit difficult to figure everything out. Unless people watch old seasons on DVD or Netflix, they would miss a lot. Therefore, the series stands to slowly lose viewers over time through poor scripts or plot lines and gain very few new viewers. In the end it just withers away.
I agree this was a good episode. Liked the conversation between Peter & Alicia. Time they moved on and this was a good position for both. Enjoyed the mock trial. We need more of this. Good points made by both sides which does, indeed, make you think. Probably won't change any minds but at least provokes thought. We tend to surround ourselves with like-minded people and not hear the other side of debates such as this. If only we could all have civilized rational discussions about such contentious issues. Is this how they get Kalinda off the show at the end of this season (by sending her to prison)? Voter fraud accusation was a shocker. Both my wife and I exclaimed "where did that come from??"
I thought the episode was pretty good. I'm not sure I see a Greek default as the start of Armageddon as the world financial institutions are better positioned to deal with it now. Of course, contagion to other European countries remains a risk especially if they see Greece get special treatment. I hope Stevie gets together with someone her own age. Her boss seems a bit creepy hitting on her in the office. Good move to get Henry into more action.
I hope this election victory doesn't mean an end to the legal part of the show. I have always found the trials interesting and thought-provoking. I hope they find a way to keep/return to some of that going forward. I agree that Alicia has become harder to cheer for. If she's going to have a romantic relationship, I vote for Finn. Some very good talent has been absent or very limited in recent episodes. Is this a way to keep the costs down? Do they only get paid by the line they deliver?
It isn't a comment on Castle but I totally agree about James Paterson. He used to be a great novelist but his latest works are outsourced and not worthy of his name. What a sell-out! I read the Castle books and they are quite enjoyable. At this point Richard Castle is way better than James Paterson (or whomoever he hires to do his work for him)!!!
I enjoyed this episode but I thought the guilty party was a weak ending. We never saw this person until she's suddenly identified at the last moment. Any decent crime drama makes the audience feel they have a chance to identify the criminal and this felt like I was cheated.
I agree with the reviewer. This was the worst episode of a great show. It was weird, disjointed, and boring. I could hardly stay awake and my wife felt exactly the same. To say it was brilliant is to delude yourself that it was somehow great art. It wasn't too smart. It was totally pretentious. This was a show with great courtroom drama. The plots this season haven't been nearly as interesting. I fear that with a few more shows like this we may be seeing the final season. Has The Good Wife "jumped the shark"? A few more shows like this and I won't care if they cancel it.
The episode was OK but I think I'll get tired of this PI bit pretty quickly. We aren't seeing enough of the regular cast. This season has been a bit disappointing. It started with that silly ending last season and continued with the unresolved/unexplained Castle disappearance. I enjoyed Beckett & Castle working together out west as newlyweds but this PI thing seems like a dumb diversion (like Beckett joining the FBI). I hope the writers get their act together because I still like the series and hope they don't blow it and get it cancelled.
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