I liked the actress when she was on The Messengers last year, and I agree that a love triangle wasn't really needed. Here is hoping there is more to Patty than just bravado and nerd-cred!
I'm surprised nobody mentioned Steven Tyler on the show. While he still sounds amazing he looks like his face was attacked by a swarm of bees and then the hair club for men gave him mustache/goate plugs.. Did he use the same plastic surgeon Kenny Rogers and Mickey Rourke did? (shudder).
Elaine, I'm sad. In your haste to dislike (nearly everything about) this first episode, you missed the great nod to the original show. Go back and watch the opening credits. Paying close attention when Kermit standing at the Craft Services table and everyone coming and going. When the last person leaves (and the food is decimated) Kermit says "Well, it's time to get things started" which was his cornerstone line in the original series. That being said, I agree that the writing needs to find its footing, it was a bit all over the map, but that happens in pilots. Given a little time I'm betting the show will find its way. Though I think they could throw Scooter from a moving golf cart every week and I would laugh every time. (What can I say, I'm a sucker for puppet slap-stick). On the flipside, I have do have to disagree with your assessment on the recently "public" breakup of Kermit and Piggy. I thought it was genius that they led into the show with post on social media on how the two had broken up. Before then many of the previews made no sense. -- but that is pretty minor overall.
I agree with your review completely Henry! I think this was the exact amount we needed for the amphora closure.. If they had tried to make this take place over two episodes it would not have been as fast-paced and nail-biting. Normally trying to hurry a story along works against the story, but it was the ideal pace for this story. It would be interesting to see Season 3 (I'm just going to plan their will be a season 3 given how good this one has been) if they will explore the Nephilim idea. It has merit. Given how much they've come back to Nomes and her wings, I suspect that Alex (and his markings) are some how going to help her get wings again, though I suspect they could be white in color, which will have some deeper meaning as they've made a point of all Arch-Angles having dark/black wings so far. Many will say this is me just dreaming out loud, and that maybe true, but look at how much they've come back to her and her wings, phantom pains, Amphora dream, showing the scene in "previous on" ever week. My "inner-writer" is screaming that these are all hooks to keep the story plot moving towards another twist. -- maybe I'm wrong and it is just a fantasy... but I hope I'm not.
The really sad part is that as soon as he started rattling off what an "Eden" the place was with seeds and DNA, I knew it was done for as one of the oldest tropes in the book is the "too good to live" trope, and places are subject to the same rule..
Glad you like the new image for the Round Table... this is my new favorite that I've made recently... :)
I was SUPER impressed with McLaughlan's performance during the scene with he is telling Skye about her history and her mother. You nailed it on the head, what could have come across campy and over-acted, came out amazingly touching and tearful. It seems like Cal reached his daughter just a little, as the first thing she yelled when seeing him fighting Coulson was "dad". Maybe it was just to get his attention, but I suspect not. I'm sad that we lost Tripp, but honestly, he had become a bit of a one trick pony, with being the one with access to Howling Commando's stuff. Don't get me wrong, I liked Tripp, but they never developed the relationship with Simmons that was showing last year and he wasn't focused on much until tonight. But by far my favorite scene was the Terrigenesis scene. Soooo well done, and it you watch Skye, you get a glimpse of her powers as Quake (http://www.comicvine.com/quake... as she creates a sonic wave to blow out the Terrigan coccoon away from her.
Were there anymore episodes of Perception left, or was it done for season 3?
I agree that Madam Secretary is very well done, I'm glad it's getting a full season. I really like Scorpion's decision to have a little "human" element at the end of the episode after the case is solved. So many shows want to run the case up to the 1hr mark, it's nice to see a show take 2-4 mins and remind us the characters are human and have feelings and lives. Finally, I have to say, NCIS NOLA is all about the chemistry between Brody and LaSalle, with a dash of "Papa Pride" thrown in for flavor.
I agree with you Sean, I think Tom is behind that door too. As to Red's conversation with the cult leader at the end.. I wonder if that is written out or if they just let Spader ad-lib the entire thing. It seems to be another "of the week" thing where he does it every week, but I still love it..
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