I agree with you on all counts. I thought the episode was riveting. It's interesting because everybody wants the A storyline to end. Well, at some point the real world is going to come crashing in. It has to. I thought it was great to see the ramifications of this A BS first hand and for their parents to finally get involved and care about them. Far too often it feels as though they live in a community without grownups. These are kids, still in high school for goodness sakes. For them to be going it alone all the time is ludicrous. This made sense to me. Was it all fun and games? No. But nothing they've been through for five seasons should have been looked at that way. I also agree with you about escapism. I, too, miss the days of escapist TV. That's why I gravitate toward sci-fi television and the Hallmark channel these days. Outlander almost drove me to toss myself off the roof. What was fun about that? Someone said Tyrion had a line in GoT about there being too much violence in life and he didn't want it in his leisure time (HA - that was you!). Amen brother. All of that said, it was STILL necessary to address the reality of what the Liars have gone through at some point. If they're truly bringing the A story to a close, there's no time like now to get it all out on the table so they can wipe the slate clean and move on. On any other show, one of them would probably commit suicide after all the trauma they've been through, so we're likely getting off easy.
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Person of Interest was renewed for 13 episodes, so it's likely being held for a later date, perhaps 2016.
As a huge fan of the CW, you should know that this aired just last season in 2014. Where was everybody when the show needed viewers? If you're watching The Flash, then you know the network was a fan of the stars enough to give Robbie Amell another job almost immediately, and you might recognize Captain Cold's sister, Lisa Snart, as well. Btw, The Messengers has already been cancelled. Some shows make it and others don't. That's how the business works. We were all surprised The Tomorrow People didn't have staying power, but the people have landed in their feet.
I just don't watch. I didn't like the pilot and never went back. Unfortunately, I'm not a Nielsen house. Also, I don't have a lot of faith in said households (or statistics), so I don't think there is much you can do to alter the fact that the households who DO watch will continue watching. I do think this will all change someday, however. So, chin up! :-)
Your distaste for The Mysteries of Laura has been noted. However, Heartbreaker isn't about a woman who will get pregnant any time soon, so it wouldn't make sense to change the entire format of the series to write in Melissa's pregnancy.
Everyone on H&CF is just borderline unlikable, and going for the prize this season is Cameron. Whereas last season I wanted her to succeed, part of me wants to see her fail this season. That's not good!
I'm sorry that's your ultimate decision, but I understand how you arrived at it. :-/
Thanks for reading. :-) Get some rest!
Editors don't have editors, so we make what are called "mistakes."
It was definitely hard to watch, and more bonding would have been healing, both for us and for Jamie. What was portrayed was only a mere fraction of what it took to bring him back to life, but he was also speaking to Claire far in advance of the time on the show in the book, so a lot was lost in translation. :-/
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