And now for something completely different: I really look forward to the journey Bruno Heller & Co. have in store for us in the post Red John world aka The Mentalist 2.0. "My Blue Heaven" will be here in a few short hours. Bring it Bruno! My 1st of December wish for those of you in the US: no feckin' football delays.
Maybe I am overly sensitive Ani, but I have found that reading this board has been a downer recently. Simple as that. People are snarking at each other for opinions and ideas and I don't care for that. That's the long and the short of it. I can't cite any specific examples and don't want to look for them. I'm game as long as discourse is not confrontational or personal but I haven't found that has always been the case in the past couple of weeks. Suffice it to say, I don't need the aggro. Hoping we can revert to respectful discussion as the season progresses.
I don't think it is necessarily ignorance that leads to bliss. For me, it is a willing suspension of disbelief in light of the fact that the TM world is a fictitious one. I count myself in the obsessed viewer category, to my chagrin actually. I just choose to look beyond loose ends and apparent inconsistencies to enjoy the larger experience, the characters and the show as a whole. I am alive to the fact that TM isn't perfect, but the plot holes - the details - don't bother me. In the world of network TV, TM is as rich and satisfying as it gets, at least for me. And as with Ani, I enjoy reading what you have to say jsyk.
Have a look at Scene Of The Week (December 1) on spoilertv.com for a couple of opinions on 6.08. I offer them as concisely views that I happen to share ... just my opinion. http://www.spoilertv.com/2013/...
I'm not bashing anyone. Sorry if you got that impression, Ani. Opinions are just opinions as you know. If yours differ from mine that's a-okay. I actually see why you could be disappointed by the episode. No big deal. What I am not enjoying are the personal barbs. Too negative for me. I couldn't even tell you who has said what to whom. Only that a nasty vibe has arrived here where before it was an insult-free zone. Passion is fine but I get off the bus when it becomes disrespectful. I still enjoy your ideas and reading your point of view, never fear!
Hmmm. What's going on? The level of discourse here is becoming like that for some other shows. Shame. I'll continue to check in for Christine's reviews and will undoubtedly take a peek at the comments but I'm not into negative personal remarks so won't be engaging. Maybe we should all take a moment and grab some perspective. This is a television show after all.
Random post: A wee new tidbit from Rick Porter's zap2it blog about 6.09: "Jane can't help it. Though he's out of the crime-fighting business, Jane can't help but try to right injustice when he sees it. So when he has a run-in with a local drug dealer, it ends up being bad news for the dealer."
Loving your analyses. It won't be me black balling you rationalgal :) and I'm looking forward to more of the same. I think the fact is that not all viewers look for the same thing when they watch. Some dig deep, look beyond the minutiae of continuity and plot holes (the criticism of eating children, the recipes) and others do not. For the most part, there is something for each type of viewer to be found in TM but sometimes some are left disappointed. I for one devour the allegorical and the symbolic but I also leave room to enjoy the stuff on the top layer and the fun too. That, among other things, is what makes TM such an attractive network show for me. It delivers both and delivers them beautifully.
I'm certain the promo pics and videos show he still wears the ring.
This is so good. Very thought provoking. It helps me get inside Patrick Jane's head and understand him in a way I hadn't before. I've always loved the character and thought him fundamentally decent. You have rationalized this and some of the things he has done over the course of the series. Thank you!
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