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Comments by Grace LeBleu
True Blood Review: Up in Smoke
7/10/2012 1:28 AM
Talk about being bored by unnecessary story lines...I watch online, and I just completely skip over the Terry, Lafayette, and Andy story lines. Couldn't care less about them. I watch for the Authority/Bill & Eric and (surprisingly) Tara/Pam/& and now Jessica(?) story line (and I guess Sookie and Alcide are all right :-). Everything else is ridiculous, out of place, and there's just way too much going on!
Criminal Minds Episode Trailer: JJ on the Attack!
2/11/2012 12:41 PM
How come there was no review for the new episode of Criminal Minds that aired on Wednesday, February 8? It was guest starring Dean Cain...
The Vampire Diaries Review: A Guilty Pleasure
1/6/2012 1:10 PM
As for Jeremy, I'll miss him, though I'm sure he'll be back. This show has proven they don't mind killing people off when the story demands it. If they were going to get rid of Jeremy for good, I think they might have allowed him to be killed. (although I realize the effect that could have on main characters like Elena, and they probably didn't want to stray with that either).
To end with, I have one question for Matt Richenthall. You've been saying for months that Bonnie has become a horrible character in the way the show uses her as nothing more than a plot device. I agree with you, but how does the show change that and still keep her around? Should there be a huge story arc for her that gets her back on track, a new love interest (though that hasn't proved successful in the past). What do the writers need to do to bring Bonnie back, to make her a true part of the show again, or should she still be around at all?
The Vampire Diaries Review: A Guilty Pleasure
1/6/2012 1:10 PM
Something I was quite excited about was the introduction of Dr. Fell, Dr. MEREDITH Fell to be more specific. No offense to Paul Wesley, but I could care less that his wife is playing the part, I'm interested in the character. Anyone who has read the books knows that Meredith was a very big character. Now in keeping with the show's history, this Meredith is completely different from the one in the books (which I'm glad about, I like the show much more than the books), but the introduction of Meredith was something that Kevin Williamson promised last season would be coming in the near future so I've been waiting for it.
I'm going out on a limb to say, I think that may be another reason why Sara Canning as Jenna was killed off last season. They were making room for a new romantic interest for Alaric.
The Vampire Diaries Review: A Guilty Pleasure
1/6/2012 1:09 PM
For me personally, I was happy to see the Delena kiss finally. Sadly, I think I was kind of glad that they just did it finally, and wasn't so happy about the kiss itself. I agree with what others have said it was tainted by Damon telling Elena that Stefan saved him, because now Elena is more confused than ever. But never the less I'm glad the kiss finally came, and I am looking forward to seeing where they take it in the coming weeks.
Final Dexter Episodes to Set Up Series End Game
12/5/2011 8:12 PM
After last week's episode, I answered the poll with "Predictable and pathetic". But after this week's episode (Episode 6x10), I changed my response to "It was obvious, but I'm still intrigued". I am now much more interested in watching the rest of this season (and the next two seasons). I agree with many, this has been a poor season for Dexter, but I think there may be hope for redemption...
The Good Wife Review: Welcome to Bizarro World
11/22/2011 1:58 PM
How can you not comment about the whole food pyramid story with Eli? I thought that was hilarious! (right down to the music they played every time one of those scenes came up!) I thought it was a great way to show just how ridiculous so much of the lobbying and political maneuvering tends to be today. I mean seriously, trying to get corn on your side as either a vegetable or a grain...! I know this episode was written and filmed before certain recent events, but it sure tied in well with the whole pizza is a vegetable thing...
Criminal Minds Review: Forecast Murder
11/12/2011 5:37 PM
My first thought towards the end of this episode was, "Huh, suicide by tornado, that's a new one". Seeing the UnSub awaiting the twister and then getting sucked up...you have to admit, that is definitely a story line that Criminal Minds has NEVER done before (or any other show for that matter).
I could be wrong, but I think there may still be more trouble on the home front for J.J. It seemed like she was definitely having issues, and maybe this episode was just breaking us in. Or I could be completely off, and that was the extent of it...only time will tell.
The Big Bang Theory Review: Get Your Women In Line!
11/4/2011 2:01 PM
Definitely agree: Amy and her brains, gross and annoying.
And very happy that Leonard and Priya have called it quits. I liked Priya in the beginning, but when she told Leonard she didn't want him to hang out with Penny anymore...yeah that didn't go over very well with me.
Sheldon, as always, was hilarious. 'Nuf said...
The Vampire Diaries Review: Always and Forever?
11/4/2011 1:56 PM
I loved the episode, flashbacks are always winners with me. HOWEVER, I did have one problem (admittedly minor) with Stefan's scenes in the bar. We have had it pounded in this season that Stefan is a RIPPER, that once he starts drinking blood, he can't stop. Isn't that where most of the suspense was in the "The Reckoning" when Klaus compelled Stefan to drink Elena's blood, when he shouted at Elena "I'm a ripper, I'm not going to be able to stop!" So, why then was Stefan able to drink just a bit from the girl in the bar and then stop and let her walk away. I know this is not pertinent to the story line, but I hate the inconsistencies!
Aside from that and the fact that Katherine's fate is still a mystery after 2 weeks, I thought the episode was fantastic. The Lockwood's family secret doesn't seem like such a stretch after having it explained that the Original family...originated in Mystic Falls before it was ever Mystic Falls. Ok, so I still think it's a bit of a stretch, but a bit more believable now. As with previous seasons, I think Season 3 has some serious potential building, and I can't wait for next week's episode. Although having to wait until January 5 is not so exciting!
The Vampire Diaries Review: Break On BOO to The Other Side!
10/28/2011 10:56 AM
Ok, I definitely agree about the ghosts...not a fan. BUT, I did enjoy seeing one ghost back last night...and that would be Lexi. I was so disappointed when she was killed off after just one episode in Season 1. She came back briefly in a Season 2 flashback, and now we see her again tonight. Personally, I think she's awesome.
However, Lexi aside, I wasn't very happy to see any of the other ghosts. I did like the end with Anna and her mother, hopefully they've both "found their peace" now and that's the end of that.
It pisses me off that the original witch's necklace is still hanging around though...which definitely indicates that the ghost thing is not completely done yet, I think.
Hopefully next week will bring better results. I'm always a sucker for flashback episodes...and I really would like to know what happened to Katherine.
True Blood Review: "You Smell Like Dinner"
7/5/2011 5:37 PM
I'm really liking the direction this season of True Blood is taking. When the show first started, it actually followed the books pretty closely. Seasons 2 and 3 got us further and further away from that. But Season 4 seems to be coming back home.
The witches, Eric losing is memory, Jason getting turned into a werepanther, that's all in the books. Now, not everything is the same, Sam's and Tara's storylines are totally different, the reason for Jason turning into a werepanther is different, and King Bill is definitely different. But I think the combination of taking storylines from the book and coming up with new ones is working very well. Season 4 is shaping up to be one of the best yet.
The Vampire Diaries Round Table: "The Sun Also Rises"
5/9/2011 5:32 PM
@Vanessa, you really need to watch the episode! It was fantastic! It's probably up on CWtv.com by now. But to answer your question, no Elena was not turned, she is alive and still human. It's a lot to explain, much better to watch!
The Vampire Diaries Caption Contest 56
4/17/2011 2:13 PM
Matt (in an overdone Translyvanian accent): Buhahaha, I vant to drink your blooooddd!
A.J. Cook: Possibly Returning to Criminal Minds Full-Time!
4/14/2011 1:21 AM
This would be fantastic! The only thing that could make it better is if (as others have said), they bring back BOTH JJ and Prentiss. Stupidest move CBS ever made getting rid of those characters. Thank god they didn't kill off Prentiss' character! At least that means there's a chance as far as the storyline goes. Just need the CBS execs to get their heads out of their asses!
And like others I am not a fan of Rachel Nichols' character. I feel bad for her really. She came onto an established show with an established and much loved cast. Those are some big shoes that are pretty much impossible to fill. I mean her no offense and wish her the best of luck...but if it's either JJ and/or Prentiss or her, you can bet I want JJ and Prentiss back!
The Vampire Diaries Review: Another Game-Changer!
4/8/2011 12:38 PM
First off, fantastic episode in my opinion. It was focused on the characters I like to watch, and there were lots of Katherine scenes, which as I've said before is always a plus in my opinion. Nina Dobrev just flows back and forth between Elena and Katherine so effortlessly it seems.
On the topic of Katherine though and as far as more deaths go...I still think there is a good chance Katherine will be one of those to bite it...(sorry couldn't resist). Again, I know how loosely the show follows the book (and what a huge understatement that is), but Katherine died there, and I see that possibly happening here. As much as I love the Katherine character and would rather see her stick around, it seems more likely to me that she may not see the light of Season 3 this fall.
The Vampire Diaries Fan Fiction Entry #3: Mother Salvatore?!?
3/18/2011 1:06 PM
Don't know if this is true. But as far as the TV series goes, I was under the impression that the Originals (i.e. Klaus, Elijah...) were always vampires. I know that's not how it was in the books, but doesn't Originals sort of imply that they were always vampires? Plus, it would account for the extra powers they have...able to compel vampires, surviving a wooden stake through the heart.
Again, obviously I don't know this for sure, but that was the impression I always had...my question being, why would someone who has always been a vampire want to become human?
Sorry, I think I take all this a tad bit too serious (I'm having VD withdrawals).
Criminal Minds Review: Let Me Go ...
3/17/2011 3:20 PM
The reviewer mentioned that he didn't necessarily like the cliffhanger ending with Prentiss apparently still alive and going undercover again (with the fact that they went so far as to even have a funeral for Prentiss). But it is definitely a way for their to be closure for the other characters (so that the show can go on), but this way there is also an opening to possibly bring Prentiss back at some point. It's reminiscent of Law and Order: SVU, when ADA Cabot (played by Stephanie March), was apparently killed. They had a funeral for her too (though Benson and Stabler learned different in the same episode). But everyone else believed she was dead (giving necessary closure), but then they brought her character back later on...albeit several years later...
Personally, I loved everything about this episode EXCEPT that Prentiss is gone and of course so is J.J. No offense to Seaver, she just doesn't fit. Maybe that will change as we get more used to her, but getting rid of Prentiss and J.J. in the same season is just killer to me. For that reason, I'd give this episode 4 out of 5 stars. I loved the episode. Matthew Gray Gubler's direction and acting was great, artfully done in my opinion. But I was already missing seeing J.J. every week and will now miss Prentiss as well.
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