Deann
NCIS Review: Probie Paradise

So my point is that though the reviewer didn't buy that a TV journalist would actually kill to keep his job, I do buy it because I've seen the desperate journalists from all different media, and I know that it is tremendously hard to find a paying job as a reporter nowadays, and it is even harder to keep it. Desperate people do desperate things, and that broadcast journalist looked like he was getting long in the tooth, so he probably knew his days on air were numbered, and that he was looking at possibly years of unemployment, trying to find another position at a radio or TV station.
That said, I LOVED this episode, because I was so thrilled with how Vance handled Abby and allowed her to hug him and had her help his daughter with her science project. Win-win for everyone! I was also glad to see Tony get it in the chops for a change, he deserves a bit of grief.

Deann
NCIS Review: Probie Paradise

Speaking as a journalist of 27 years,
(albeit print journalism instead of broadcast journalism), I can honestly say that I can imagine a desperate broadcast journalist murdering women, especially women he sees as not valuable to society because they are drug junkies. My husband worked as a broadcast journalist, both in radio and TV, and the TV people were mostly ruthless people who cared only for their own rising star, and they didn't care who they had to step on to get where they wanted to be, and to stay there. With ad revenue closing down print publications and radio stations scrambling to keep advertisers to pay salaries, you have to know that TV stations are feeling the pinch, too. So firing journalists for being older and not as attractive, or for not getting the big stories that draw viewers is not uncommon.

Deann

continued... So I totally understand that moment where she tells her mother that she's made her own life outside of her hometown. I think that happens to a number of people who grew up as "different" and discovered that being so isn't as much of a handicap in the 'real world' as it is in a small town full of small minded people. I can hardly wait for the next episode! I am also glad that Lost Girl has been renewed for a 4th season! It is one of my favorite shows!

Deann

Wow, this was an amazing episode, purely from an emotional/psychological viewpoint for Bo. It was also great to see Kenzi back in action as Bo's sister/sidekick, and I was laughing several times when Kenzi was disparaging small town folk and their clothing. I also loved that Dyson (sigh, beautiful, hot, manly-man Dyson) was being such a gentleman about Bo's relationship with Lauren the boring doctor. I was glad when Trick pointed out that Bo can't stay monogamous with Lauren, because Lauren is human, and won't ever be enough for our favorite succubus. She needs to get back to spending some quality time with Dyson and other random hot fae. I also know how Bo feels about going home again, and having to confront all those bad feelings from high school and family. I was pretty happy to get away from my high school bullies and get into college and the workforce, where I made my own family from some great people I came to know and love. So I totally understand that moment where she tells her mother that she's made her own life outside of her hometown.

Deann

Excellent episode, though I am concerned about Snow turning evil and having the "black heart" that Cora so desperately wants for her.
I think Henry is being a brat, and I wish Emma would tell him that his father is a liar and a thief and she was only trying to protect him.I sincerely hope she doesn't get back together with Bae/Neil, because he's creepy, cruel, a liar, a thief and not at all handsome. I hope he's not Peter Pan, either, because at least Peter was fun. Bae hasn't shown us any fun side at all. BTW, I LOVE the little girl who plays Snow as a child...she's a perfectly marvelous actress, so emotive and lovely.

Deann
Arrow Review: Unhooded

Very interesting episode, and I loved that we got to see more of Tommy's father,played by the wonderful John Barrowman. I was also glad to see Alex Kingston of Dr Who come on board as Laurel's mom. I seriously hope we get to see some super heroine action from either or both of them!

Deann
Nashville Review: Dog Days Aren't Over

Oh, and I am with all the fans who say that Teddy and his mistress are BORING and need to go. The political stuff is deadly dull, and I hope that this show continues to focus on the wonderful music and musicians, and not the political wranglings of that turd Teddy and his heinous father in law.
Rayna is better off without both of them. I feel for her kids, though, that is really tough to see your parents marriage, divorce and infidelity played out in the tabloids. Poor kids.
I was also glad Gunnars brother was killed, because, as many other fans have noted, that was an awful storyline.

Deann
Nashville Review: Dog Days Aren't Over

I disagree with the reviewer that Avery is at all interesting. He's a slimy little twerp who only cares about himself, and he treated Scarlett like crap. I hope he fails in everything he does. He's not handsome, he is wimpy, and he's a narcissist who doesn't have enough talent to back up his arrogance.
Scarlett and Gunner, meanwhile, are huge talents, incredible singers/songwriters, and just as adorable as they can be. I LOVED that they finally got to make out, as the sexual tension was so thick between them you could have cut it with a chainsaw.BTW, really, reviewer, you don't know who Pam Tillis is? Heck, I am not even a huge country music fan, but even I know who she is! Duh! I loved Deacon's party and I agree that he's scrumptous and charming as heck, but I think he's at his best when he's with Rayna, not Juliette, who has a lot of work to do to deal with her mother and her own awful childhood.

Deann
Bunheads Review: Paradise Lost

continued...I would be seriously bummed if this show left the airwaves, it is dearly beloved and would leave a gaping hole in the TV schedule (that might, horrors, get filled with some godawful reality program).

Deann
Bunheads Review: Paradise Lost

I agree with you all that Bunheads needs a season 2! I loved this show from the outset, as I was always a theater geek, and I remember how hard it was for young girls to get the right kind of information about sexuality. My mom was a nurse, so she told me all the clinical stuff about "where babies come from" when I was 9 years old, but when it came to things like kissing, how to touch a guy and where, how he should touch you, etc, I had to do what the bunheads did, I had to do research, and when I was 13-14, there was a brand new book out called "Our Bodies, Ourselves" that was supposed to tell girls all that stuff, plus, it had helpful photos! Wow! After reading that book I decided I'd wait to have sex, because it talks about the emotional and physical consequences of losing your virginity. I was glad to see the bunheads reading it, but I was sad to see how upset Ginny was about her decision to have sex with Frankie. This show is so funny, so beautifully written and enacted, I would seriously miss it if it were not renewed. Please bring Bunheads back!

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