Balaji - LOL! I don't think she's cold, and I even understand why she has to be in control of her emotions. It won't help anyone if she cracks and I get that. I don't have to like it LOL. In that moment, there was too much cop-Beckett and not enough omg-my-man-has-less-than-24-hrs Beckett. But that's just me.
As for the rest - I think you're mistaken. Beckett and Castle weren't on and off for four years, but what they were was longing and dancing around each other for that time. They certainly weren't living together; Castle got a drawer on Valentine's day, and they spend lots of time at each other's places, but they still have their own homes. And after "Still", which was the first time Beckett even said she loved him, we had three episodes of Beckett angst where she wasn't sure if Castle wanted her, wanted a future, second guessing, almost kissing other dudes, lying about job interviews etc etc etc.
It's just hard to believe that a proposal - in those relationship circumstances - was enough to fix that mess when they proceeded to live in separate cities right after that.
On a different note - thank you for civil and friendly discourse. That's so rare on these internets :)
I think we had completely different thoughts on the premiere save for the last scene with Ted and the Mother. Like you, I loved that scene. Not only did we get to see a sharp contrast between present Ted and future Ted, we got to see the amazing chemistry between the two. I LOVE that they're showing us their relationship through flash-forwards; that way we get to see some of it. I was so afraid that the show was going to end only allowing us to see when they met!
As for the rest - I enjoyed Marshall with Sherri Shepherd. HATED the scenes in the limo with Barney and Robin (really - that we-might-be-related storyline was ridiculous and unnecessary). Lily with the Mother would be my second fave part of the episode. Welcomed the return of Wayne Brady, and really liked the divorce storyline.
As a single woman - I can totally relate to Ted at the hotel. If I had a dollar for every person who talked to me like Curtis did!! Geez LOL
I think I would have liked the episode more if I didn't remember all too vividly how it ended last year. Talk about mood whiplash. With all the doubting and hemming and hawing and lying last season - all of a sudden they're a happy couple living in different cities? Two months and all their problems disappeared in a long distance relationship?!?
That being said - once we got past the beginning and I was able to suspend disbelief - I enjoyed it immensely. A happy Caskett is a fun Caskett to watch. I also quite liked the case (which I haven't in a while), and I thought Lisa Edelstein was great. I thought Castle trying to get himself involved in a federal classified case was a little bone-headed (even for Castle), but I liked that his one slip-up has cost him so much.
I LOVED the cliffhanger, but how can a woman tell the man she loves - her fiance - that he's dying without even getting SLIGHTLY choked up?
I love Canada - we get it on Sundays now from the Atlantic feed. Just watched the premiere. Castle fans will not be disappointed - very enjoyable episode.
@MattRichenthal - I sincerely hope so. Glad you guys aren't wasting your time on it - what a terrible show.
Next week it's up against the premieres of S.H.I.E.L.D, NCIS (where Cote de Pablo leaves), AND The Voice. Doesn't stand a chance.
Although that's unfortunate for Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which I really enjoyed.
LOL - I guess no one's at TV Fanatic is reviewing Dads?
I kinda thought this was a pretty weak episode of New Girl. The whole "let's go to Mexico" just seemed like a forced way of showing that Nick and Jess were together for longer than a one night stand. There were funny moments, but there was no real conflict there.
I actually would have preferred if they had dedicated a larger part of the episode to the storyline with REAL conflict, i.e. Schmidt torn between two lovers. I think that plot has enough to be the major focus of an episode, as opposed to a subplot.
God bless Winston - even though the New Girl writers don't know what to do with him, man, does Lamorne Morris ever deliver!!! I would have watched him sing "puzzling" to his puzzle pieces for a good half hour. Hilarious!
They had me at "my twin daughters, Cagney and Lacey..."
I quite enjoyed this. I think Samberg managed to hit a sweet spot between cocky and likeable - and I think it's because his team likes him. Often the cocky character has trouble working in a team, trouble following orders, ego getting in the way of the job and workplace relationships. Peralta has a little trouble with authority, but not so much so that it affects his job and his place on a team. That's a good start to the character.
Braugher (who to me is the best voice of Darkseid ever) was fantastic - funny and compelling. Crews playing against type is going to be interesting. Everything Lo Truglio did made me laugh.
The only supporting character I wasn't quite feeling was Melissa Fumero's. She'll take some time.
A Hook/Emma pairing would definitely make for more interesting television.
For one, they have WAY more chemistry than Emma/Neal.
2. Think of the conniption that Rumpel would have if Hook was a potential step-father to his grandson...
While I usually root for the nice guy - I'm definitely on team Hook.
1. Very happy for Patinkin, it's about time.
2. Big Bang over New Girl - shouldn't be.
3. Tatiana Maslany - definite oversight.
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