OK...random thoughts about this ep: 1. I DO know what Peak Freans are...and now so do you http://youtu.be/f4R3fqsyl4k 2. I-15 east? EAST? Really? Sorry folks, but a one- or two-digit odd-numbered interstate runs north-south. All that high-tech stuff, and no one from the writing staff bothered to look at a roadmap?
I'm not sure I agree with you. Maybe that's true with the action shows like NCIS, but not with your "geekier" shows like Elementary, the new show Scorpion, Bones (on another network), and The Big Bang Theory (a comedy on the same network). These shows, for the most part, feature an attractive woman and an emotionally stunted, socially ungraceful male genius who viewers are led to believe may eventually pair off (if they're haven't done so already)--the exception is Bones, where the socially ungraceful genius is the attractive woman. It's a rather interesting contrast that seems to say "We need the geek to fall in love with the pretty girl so people will relate, but the good-looking intellectually average dude can just date casually." And BTW, you clearly haven't noticed the writer' keen interest in Tony DiNozzo's romantic life--for the last couple of episodes, a female foil's been written in to take his mind off Ziva---except it's not working very well for him or the viewers.
Comment modified at November 03, 2014 18:00
I'm with the reviewer--ABC did a SPECTACULAR job promoting the hell out of an episode that was ultimately rather boring. I continue to lose patience and wonder whether this show is gonna get canceled before we get the full story. Step it up fellas....you're losing control of the room. The Season 1 finale already revealed that Bellamy was actually Thompson--the lost child with the curious birthmark. Meanwhile, Angela "Government Bitch" Forrester didn't make the connection even though she has custody of his dead body? Speaking of Angela, I don't think she's researching plane crashes as a hobby. Perhaps the reviewer's theory is right about people returning from them---INCLUDING Angela. I think the girl in the opening was Angela and she's a returnee too. Just a weird thought.... Nerd moment: On The Big Bang Theory, scientists are used as consultants to make sure the dialog is scientifically valid and all of those equations and diagrams on the white boards are accurate. Anyone know if Angela's white board is indeed that of a statistician? A lot of the symbols looked very calculus-driven to me--derivatives and such. Oh...and yes...Grandm'ma needs a needle full of that virus in her lyin' ass (literally)--give her some time to think about the bullshit she's heapin' on everyone else. And WTF was that "It wasn't a question!" to Jacob? You talk to my kid like that, and grandmother or not, you'll never see him/her again.
Comment modified at November 03, 2014 14:00
The promo after the show said "Only two eps left until we find out Who Killed Sam." I took this to mean that we'd see two more eps followed by the big reveal on the Nov 20 episode. However, the last few episodes have proceeded weekly up to the night of the bonfire. Last night was 5 weeks before so the next three eps (up to and including Nov 20) would be set 4, 3, and 2 weeks before, which is still two weeks early. Therefore, the next eps would skip a week or two... ...or not, which means the promo was a lie? Is Nov 20 the mid-season finale?
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Yes...MENTIONED!!!!! Meanwhile, CdP seems to have disappeared from the public eye for over a year now. Did sheeple honestly expect to see her in this ep? Talk about wishful thinking.
A tour-de-force courtroom performance by Viola--my heart was thumping up in my throat!!!!! She also saved Sam's bacon (for the moment anyway) and admitted she loved him. However, Sam MAY have betrayed that trust and it may have led to his demise--don't know that for sure of course, but we'll know soon enough I think. OK...raise your hand if you think Bonnie's the biggest hypocrite in the world. She warns Frank not to sleep with the students, warns Laurel away from Frank...and ends up in Asher's bed? Plus, we don't know that she isn't/wasn't ALSO sleeping with Sam--the reviewer seems to imply it was an either/or situation, but we have no definitive proof of that. Also, Bonnie's "I'd do anything for Annalise." does imply that Bonnie owes her a pretty big debt--wonder if we'll know about that soon too. Looks like Nate is the karma that bites Annalise in the butt. Lastly, what IS it with Asher and his emotional hard-on for that bloody (no pun intended) trophy? Is he THAT insecure that he needs some hunk o' metal for validation? Meanwhile, we know that he had it on the night of the bonfire, which occurred (in this ep) 5 weeks later. Did he have it all that time, thus taking it out of play for the other Keating Four?
Comment modified at October 31, 2014 13:00
Kudos to Billy Bob (I barely recognized him) for his comedy chops. I'm gonna have to start keeping track of how often the writers trot out the "hot beverage rule"--it's getting a bit old. Funny how these great scientific minds can make hot beverages, oatmeal and Cylon toast....but can't fry up a burger or broil some chicken. That aspect of their character hasn't evolved at all in nearly 8 years. :-) This ep had its moments, but I also found it kinda creepy--I didn't think the guys were into urology to the same degree as interactive video games and anime. I thought it kinda arrogant of Amy to speak for all female scientists by insisting the article be pulled. Yes, there are arguments on both sides, and the plot wouldn't have worked if Amy merely lodged a complaint, but I think Bernadette dealt with the elephant in the room--Amy's insecurity--though she didn't need to be that hurtful.
Well gosh...maybe if you sent a video to the producers showing how capable YOU are at breaking down a door, they'll give you a part on the show. Meanwhile, you've conveniently forgotten how effectively Bishop has profiled baddies and pinpointed their next move so that the team can catch them. There's more to the job than just destroying property so just because she's not good at the physical doesn't mean she's useless--Gibbs doesn't "do" useless.
You're right--that didn't occur to me. I don't see many commercials / promos because I don't watch CBS continually each night--I just tune in to the shows I want to watch. However, the fact that sheeple tuned in because Ziva's NAME was mentioned was some pretty wishful thinking on their part, IMO. CBS got a ratings bump; the viewers got a goose egg.
For how much longer? I don't watch "The Mentalist", but I understand it took 5-6 seasons before the male and female leads became romantically involved. Then there's "Bones" (on another network) where the attractive woman IS the emotionally stunted genius--took a while, but I understand that she and the agent/officer with whom she worked cases are now husband and wife. Then there's the "adorkable" "New Girl" (same network as "Bones") living with 4 men--I don't watch that either (anymore) but I betcha she became involved with one of her roommates. Just because it's not happening now doesn't mean it won't happen EVER. And don't misunderstand me--I'm not some broken-hearted dude who thinks "Love sucks"; I just think the "sexual tension" thing is a played-out plot device.
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