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NCIS Review: Are You Ready to Rock!?
10/10/2012 4:59 PM
I agree with Josie Leeds that it was a delight to see Dr Mallard in action in this episode. David McCallum is my father's age, and yet he's still so vital and fascinating in this role, I am awed by his long career and his obvious relish in working with the other actors, especially Gibbs. Abby, Ducky and McGee are the ones who make NCIS shine for me, as they are really the people who solve the cases, Gibbs and the rest are just the people who do the reference work and arrest the perps.
And I, too, was delighted to see Rene Auberjoinois (I am sure I spelled that wrong), whom I will always think of as Odo, was great at playing yet another crazy scientist, like he did on Warehouse 13 not too long ago. Oh, and it was wonderful to see beloved Abby back to her old Caff-Pow-drinking self! Go Abby! And I LOVED the Gibbs-smack to Tony, I felt it was long overdue!
Bones Review: Eye of the Tiger
10/10/2012 4:44 PM
I agree with all those who said that Brennans reaction to the death of the Tiger was out of character and certainly over the top--she's supposedly hyper-rational, after all, so why suddenly is she screaming like a harpy over a dead animal? She barely raises an eyebrow over dead people, but suddenly tigers make her emotional? Huh? And the whole president thing was really stupid--she's been a fugitive and her father was in prison, how far does she think she'd get with any sort of campaign? She's supposedly a genius, yet she can't figure it out? Same goes for Lance Sweets, who has a ton of degrees but suddenly not an ounce of compassion or empathy for a girl he has been sleeping with for years? Bizarre! Though I know Daisy was very annoying, I thought she was funny in a bird-like way, with her hyper-sexuality and her giggles over things that should not be laughed over. I feel terrible for her character.
Hawaii Five-0 Review: All Aboard the USS Bromance
10/10/2012 4:29 PM
I agree with the review as I love the 'bromance' banter and the way that Danno and Steve manage to deepen their friendship while still getting on each other's nerves in a playful way. And how could any hetero gal not LOVE the fact that we got to see Danno and Steve without their shirts and soaking wet?! I was thrilled that we got so much eye candy in this episode! Hurrah!
Nothing like oogling some fine beefcake to make a girls evening brighter. I also feel that Daniel Dae Kim did some very fine acting in this episode, because you could see his broken heart bleeding all over the place, but he wasn't maudlin about his grieving. I hope Catherine does become a permanent part of the H5O team
Castle Review: Shhh! Someone Knows
10/10/2012 4:09 PM
I loved this ep, and yes, the handshake was EPIC and should go down in TV history as the sexiest handshake ever!
I wasn't so thrilled with Alexis being such a brat at first to Castle about his relationship with Beckett...she is usually more mature than that.
And I thought the whole thing with Gates and her creepy dolls was hilarious, because you just knew they were going to get broken. I think it was funny, too, that she read his book and wanted him to sign it. Also, I am not at all surprised that Martha knew, because she knows her son better than anyone, so she'd recognize his change in behavior. I agree with Linda that the banner photo should change to Stana with long hair, as that is the way she's had it for a long time now, and it suits her better than short hair
Glee Review: Give Your Heart a Break
10/6/2012 2:45 PM
This was one of the very few episodes of Glee that I have not loved, because everyone was breaking up, crying and it was all so bloody SAD. I just felt traumatized by the end of the night, and I seriously hope that Kurt and Blaine get back together, and that Emma and Will get back together, because otherwise my heart will hurt for them every time I see them on the screen. The music seemed strident to me because it was so emotionally laden, and I could not watch Blaine do "Teenage Dream" in the way that he did it at the bar because it was just too painful. But I, too, thought that Brittany and Santana's breakup was very mature and certainly much better than anyone elses. And I am glad that Rachel and Finn have broken up because Finn has just become a whiny, wimpy loser for some reason, I hope he gets it together soon!
Person of Interest Review: Taking Root
10/6/2012 2:31 PM
I second the good reviews for this episode, but the only nitpick that I have is that the reviewer said Root was "a little crazy" or "a little nuts" which is vast understatement for a serial killer like Root, splendidly played by Amy Acker. I mean seriously, a woman who sees the general population as "bad code" and feels no remorse for killing them in gruesome ways is not just a little crazy, she's clearly insane. I was hoping Reese would off her in some nice, neat way, and that we'd then be rid of her, but now I am afraid she's going to rear her evil head again, a couple of episodes down the line. I was thrilled to see that Reese saved Finch, whom I adore, and I was equally thrilled that Finch made it crystal clear to Root that he'd rather die than let her have access to the machine. And I also LOVE the way Reese fights with such grace and economy of motion. He is a joy to watch. I thought the part with Fusco and the dog was also hilarious. And I am glad to see Carter stepping up her game.
Castle Review: Forecasting Changes
10/2/2012 3:12 PM
I am with all of you who said you loved this ep, and I totally agree with the review, it is great to see Javi and Ryan back together in their bromance!
And the scene with Castle and the TV station bimbo straddling him, while Kate breaks in, gun drawn, was hilarious...I was kind of hoping she'd whip off a warning shot over the bimbos head, but alas, she's too professional for that. BTW, my husband worked at a TV station for a couple of years (he worked in radio for 20 years before that) and TV anchors and reporters really are a vain and nasty lot. There are always affairs going on, and the stations General Manager was being blackmailed by one of the news editors to keep her working, though she was a terrible manager and a really nasty person, but because she knew where the bodies were buried, she kept her job. Working in TV is like working in a nest of vipers, at least from what I have seen (I worked in print media for most of my career.)Anyway, I can't wait for next week! Go Caskett!
Revenge Season Premiere Review: They're Coming For You
10/1/2012 8:50 PM
I am with all those who are in love with Nolan...Gabriel Mann is just perfectly delicious enacting the witty, brilliant, slightly geeky sidekick to Emily, whom I also adore. Those two are the only reason to keep watching the show, IMHO. Madeline Stowe just slithers and slimes around, while the guy who plays her ex husband is busy chewing expensive-looking scenery. The chippy playing Amanda is too skanky for words, and Jack just seems way too clueless to be real. The guy playing Daniel is wooden and stupid, but pretty, and the evil Ashley probably is sleeping with his father as well...blech. I hope Emily kicks some serious butt this season and gets rid of the deadweight around the Hamptons, Ashley, Daniel, Daniels father, Victoria, etc. I say wipe them all out, Ems, and let Nolan cover it up for you.
Once Upon a Time Review: The Curse of Consequences
10/1/2012 8:36 PM
I was also kind of flummoxed by the addition of the "dementors" doing their soul-sucking thing right out of Harry Potter...and Mulan kind of threw me for a loop, too. Weird.
But still, I loved that we got to see Sleeping Beauty awoken, though I also found that moment when they were watching Philips soul being sucked away rather awkward...they didn't do anything to stop him, they just let it happen.
But I loved the Mary Margaret/Emma talk, and the fact that the Prince is determined to get them back. Rumple is just too evil to sustain a good relationship with Belle, so I think he is going to end up alone, bitterly battling against Regina, who is also evil, but entertainingly so.
Person of Interest Season Premiere Review: Finding Finch
9/28/2012 3:19 PM
Another great premier, and I was loving every minute of Reese talking to the machine and letting it know that he can't go on without Finch. I'm also loving/hating Amy Acker's insane Root, and hoping that she meets an appropriately grisly end, soon!
I also loved Bear being added to the team, and though he said he was speaking Dutch, it sounded to me like he was actually speaking Pennsylvania Deutch, which is German, not Dutch. Anyway, that scene with the HUGE biker guy (he must have been like 7 feet tall and weighed about 275-300 pounds...he was mamoth!) was hilarious, and it was great that Carter saved him. There were lots of fascinating moments in this ep, and I can hardly wait for next week!
Scandal Season Premiere Review: Two Sides To Every Story
9/28/2012 2:26 PM
That was a bloody AMAZING premier, and I am with all of those who feel the need to genuflect to Shonda Rhimes, who has made this show so perfectly plotted and characterized that you can not help but watch and marvel for an hour. I was literally biting my nails throughout Quinn/Lindsey's trial, and then that twist at the end left me gasping! My only concern with this show is that usually shows that are this brilliantly written and enacted are cancelled because the general public doesn't understand them, and prefers low-brow humor/drama on reality shows, which make me ill. While I absolutely LOVE Olivia, I loathe the first lady, who is just vile, she is so manipulative. But good for Fitz for taking Olivia's advice and telling Cyrus that he will only start a war when he absolutely has to, if at all, not when he's been pushed into it. I also love the computer guy, whose name escapes me, but he is an incredible actor, he does more with those fathomless eyes than most actors do with their whole bodies. Mercy, but I love this show. Can't wait for next week!
Glee Review: A Change Will Do You Good
9/28/2012 2:05 PM
Having been a magazine editor, I can tell you that he's extremely lucky to have landed the first job he went after, especially with no professional editorial experience. And finally, I think Brody is screamin' hot, and his chemistry with Rachel sizzles, so I think that she should dump Finn, who is old news, and do the dirty hula with that hot senior guy...yummy. I think Brody is better for her than Finn, because he isn't connected to her old life in Ohio. And I think it would be great if Mr Shue went away for awhile and left the Glee club to Gwyneth Paltrow! She ROCKS! Or Ricky Martin! Or, and this is just a wish, what about Hugh Jackman? He's been angling to get on Glee for a long time...he'd make a great substitute teacher!
Glee Review: A Change Will Do You Good
9/28/2012 2:03 PM
I was LOVING Blaine's Tears for Fears "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" solo at the beginning of the show...it just made me smile and sing along, as that was the big hit my freshman year of college. And I get that he is feeling abandoned, which I think is rather cruel of Kurt, especially considering what Blaine gave up for their relationship. That said, I am really glad Blaine won over Brittany, who is coming across as a real Byotch this season, stupid, monotone and worthless..so much so that I wouldn't blame Santana for dumping her.She has completely lost her charm, and I do not know if that is the direction the writers are going with her, or if she is just not that good an actress and not into the role anymore.
I also really loved Rachel/Kurt/SJP's mashup and makeover, it was fun, funny, and charming. I'm thrilled that Kurt is finding his raison d'ete at Vogue.com, and how impressive is it that he got an internship at such a huge fashion flagship magazine site? Having been a magazine editor, I can tell you that he's extremely lucky to have landed the first job he went after, especially with no professional editorial experience. And finally, I think Brody is screamin' hot, and his chemistry with Rachel sizzles, so I think that she should dump Finn, who is old news, and do the dirty hula with that hot senior guy...yummy. I think Brody is better for her than Finn, because he isn't connected to her old life in Ohio. And I think it would be great if Mr Shue went away for awhile and left the Glee club to Gwyneth Paltrow! She ROCKS! Or Ricky Martin! Or, and this is just a wish, what about Hugh Jackman? He's been angling to get on Glee for a long time...he'd make a great substitute teacher!
Alphas Review: One Final Stand
9/26/2012 8:50 PM
BTW, this episode gets its title from "Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat" from the musical "Guys and Dolls" and I think it was appropriate, considering how various characters were rocking the boat for various reasons.
I also think it is interesting that both Stanton Parrish and Dr Rosen look to be around the same age (though we know Parrish is much older), so it is like two smart old silver foxes doing battle for earth, just like mythological gods. One is the god of reason, order, and compassion while the other is the god of misrule, fear, chaos and death.
Alphas Review: One Final Stand
9/26/2012 8:42 PM
I agree with the reviewer in that the subtle moments on this show are very powerful and wonderful to behold. I think that speaks to the quality of the actors and the writing.
I was distressed to see the end of Dani, but, as was pointed out, she served to galvanize both Parish and the Alphas in their stance, one to destroy the world, the other to save it. This show can really highlight how those who are different are treated, and how they choose to use their differences. I found that final scene with Rosen and Cam both grief-stricken to be particularly gut-wrenching. I hope Nina is able to use whatever Dani gave her at the end. And I hope that Nina and Cam get back together, they were good for each other. Gary and Bill have a lot of fun banter, and I also enjoy the gal with the super senses and her new beau, though we don't get to see much of them.
Private Practice Review: When Everything Changes
9/26/2012 1:33 PM
I am glad that Addie chose Jake, as I think they have great chemistry together, and will be good parents for Henry (what an awful name for a baby! UGH!) Anyway, I really thought the way they presented this episode with the name of the character going into their POV was more style than substance, and it was distracting from the story after the first two times it was presented. They kept having to repeat that same clip over and over, and that got old really quick. I hope they never do that again, as it is probably fun for the director and the camera guys and post production, but not so great for the viewer who just wants to get on with the story and the characters. I am glad that Coop and Charlotte are pregnant, but not so happy that Charlotte isn't thrilled about it. And I am worried about Sheldon's prostate cancer. I did not miss Pete at all, and I thought Violet was even crazier than usual, and my setting on her annoyance scale was up to 7!
NCIS Season Premiere Review: The Aftermath
9/26/2012 4:40 AM
I, too was somewhat disappointed that Tony and Ziva didn't become more intimate or have more sexual tension that was acted upon in the elevator. They just bickered as usual, so that was kind of boring, until Abby opened the elevator, bless her. I also felt like Dearing's death was anticlimatic, but somehow it still fit the whole zeitgeist of the story arc.
I agree, too, that Ducky and Jimmy Palmer's scenes were the best of the ep! But then, Abby, Ducky and McGee are the holy three to me, and I would not watch the show if they were not on it. Ducky stole every scene he was in, and I was tremendously relieved that he is okay and recovering. I loved the show's final scene, with Gibbs looking at all his collegues and friends and realizing how precious they all are to him and to NCIS. Go Navy!
Bones Review: You Slept Under a Bridge?
9/26/2012 4:25 AM
I can see how viewers can be mad at Brennan, who was rather cold and nasty in this ep, but I have always seen her as a sort of "Spock" to Booths "Kirk," characters that are somewhat archtypical in their behavior. What is fun is watching others around them try to help them understand how to change their behaviors in order to grow as a people.
That is why I don't necessarily watch this show for the Booth/Brennan relationship, which is very predictable. I watch it for the more human, crazy and fun characters, like Sweets, or Hodgins or Angela or the wierd Squintern of the Week, who never fails to bring comedy relief to an autopsy.
Hawaii Five-0 Review: Off And Running
9/26/2012 2:11 AM
I was really saddened that Malia died, Chin Ho had so little time to be happy, and Daniel Dae Kim is such a wonderful actor, he should have gotten more angst-free drama. I totally agree with Jodee on the rest of it, I love the chemistry between Kono and Adam, and while I was anxious to see Mama McG, I have to reserve judgment of her until we find out exactly how dirty she is, how far in league with Wo Fat, whom I'm beginning to be bored by, he always gets away and always kills everyone he wants dead. He's just too slippery and too black hat to be real. Though I am not a Kono fan, I loved that she jumped up on the car and got nasty, that made her character seem tougher and more realistic. Loved my Alex O moments, as usual...sad that he didn't take his shirt off in this ep, but you can't have it all. :)
Castle Season Premiere Review: Not a Dream
9/26/2012 1:58 AM
Loved, loved, loved the season opener, especially Castle's "It wasn't a dream?" line, and their flirtatious behavior afterward and throughout the ep, including Beckett grabbing him in the elevator...how delicious! I was so ready for this romance as a fan, and now that it has happened, it is oh so sweet!
Thrilled to see the rest of the characters, but yeah, disappointed that we didn't get more of Lanie and less of Iron Gates.
Oh, and to the person who said Nathan Fillion needs to lose weight, you are totally crazy, he is perfect, ruggedly handsome and just right for his height. I loathe the way that Hollywood forces women and men to be emiciated to the point of illness just to work on TV. It is hideous and evil, and people of all shapes and sizes should be allowed to work on TV as actors/actresses. Look at Melissa McCarthy, who has awards coming out her rump, and Kathy Bates, same story, and neither are a ridiculous size 0. They are real women, and TV should allow for real men, too. I find Castle and Beckett both gorgeous.
Glee Review: Hit Me Baby One More Time
9/21/2012 3:14 PM
...than waiting for Finn, whom I bet has moved on. Rachel should move on, too. And Cassie is loathesome, a horrible teacher and not at all what performing arts school teachers are really like, at least to my knowledge. I really miss Mercedes and Santana, never more so than when I have to listen to the new crop of singers, most of whom are pretty dull.
Glee Review: Hit Me Baby One More Time
9/21/2012 3:10 PM
I am going to go out on a limb here and say that I just do not like the Jake Puckerman character at all. I don't like the actor who plays him, because I don't think he is at all attractive, nor do I feel he's talented enough to warrant a place on this show. I sincerely hope Blake, who won the Glee Project, will swoop in and basically remove Jake from the Glee club and the school. I know that Blake is talented and has a gorgeous voice because I watched him through all the eps of Glee Project 2. Meanwhile, I also think the gal playing the new Rachel has zero energy, and her voice and presence isn't half as strong as Lea Michelles. She's boring, basically, and never is that more apparent than when we get to see Rachel and Kurt in NYC, though we've not really gotten to hear much singing from Kurt yet, much to my sorrow. And I agree that having a second Brittany tribute ep was a huge mistake. I do like Brody, though, and I think Rachel would be better off having an affair with him rather than waiting for Finn, because Finn has moved on, and she needs to not live in the past. I loathe Cassie the teacher, but we are supposed to hate her, so no big deal. I really miss Mercedes and Santana, but I don't miss Brittany at all. She was so dull and stupid in this ep, it was nauseating.
Alphas Review: First and Last
9/18/2012 5:42 PM
I felt pretty bad for Kat getting caught up with that d-bag of an ex-boyfriend who was using Alphas to make a street drug...the way he told her that she'd be sleeping with him again in a few months made my skin crawl, and I was hoping she'd beat him so badly that she'd kill him and we wouldn't have to worry about him or the drug anymore. But I agree that she is a great addition to the team.
And I felt so sorry for Rosen having to turn in his daughter, but I think that is best for her.
Warehouse 13 Review: From The Heart
9/18/2012 5:33 PM
I loved the scenes with Jink's mom and the whole forgiveness and pure heart of a mom getting him off the metronome, mainly because I would do the same for my son, and I imagine most moms would sacrifice just about anything for their children. Did anyone else catch the line Jinks said when Claudia inquired as to whether his mom was upset about him being gay? "No, she didn't care about that at all" or something like that, and then when his mother welcomes them so warmly, Claudia says "Yeah, what a nightmare you lived," which was hilarious. I thought that was so cool when they made him being gay a non-issue. I also wanted to state that I get a 'gay-vibe' off of Myka all the time, and I don't know whether it is the actress who plays her or the character she plays, but she only seems to have chemistry with HG Wells. Anyway, loved that Mrs Frederick and HG are now on the case of Brother Adrian, and I hope that that whole thing will be taken care of without killing any of our favorite Warehouse 13 characters!
Bones Season Premiere Review: Hope, Pain and Grief
9/18/2012 5:18 PM
Thoroughly enjoyed this first episode of the new season, and I gotta give props to the wonderful TJ Thyne as Hodgins and Angela as they really worked hard to get Brennan back to work at the Jeffersonian, and I loved the fact that Hodgins lost it and nearly killed Pelant! GO HODGINS! As Max said "That man needs killing" and I was actually surprised that Max didn't do it when he got the chance during this ep, because he has his daughter and grand daughter's well-being in mind, and he knows as long as Pelant is alive, they are still in danger. And I have to agree with all the other commenters who said that Flynn is probably in cahoots with Pelant somehow...he kinda gives me the creeps anyway, with his weasely eyes. And I hope that in a future episode that Booth and Brennan get married, because I think that it would cement their relationship.
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