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The River Review: An Exodus

I'll be very disappointed if this show is axed. It is totally unique and since it takes place in the Amazon anything is possible. It's like one of James Rollins' older novels.

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I share reviewer's opinion that this was the best ep. yet. The chemistry between Scott, James, and Alex was absolutely on point. Would love to see James Caan back for more in future.

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Grimm Review: Assassination and Anxiety

I have the feeling that the fact that Nick is a Grimm is quickly becoming the worst kept secret in Oregon. More and more of the creatures who meet him and discover his identity are surviving. Word must be spreading fast. Some, like Eddie will become allies. Some will always be enemies and some will inevitably be pragmatic about the situation. Season two will probably explore this more in depth.

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Southland Review: Who's The Daddy?

Sam should get a dog first. Then learn how not to be a door mat. Then get a girlfriend. One who is less needy or doesn't do drugs or doesn't spend all his money or kick him out of his house to live with her new boyfriend. The fact he's kept it together this long is surprising. Hope his luck changes soon. Same for Lydia who has a heart of gold that has somehow continued to shine despite... Everything. Train tracks scene; very amusing.

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My favorite part of this episode was that, as the genie mentioned at the episode's beginning, everybody's wishes end badly. Even the king's altruistic wishes ended badly for him. The genie should have known better.

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I have read in a lot of other people's comments about how improbable all these things are to be connected. I'm willing to bet that half the people who cited "too many coincidences" as something they didn't like about the show believe in a God/creator. If this story was 2,000 years old and appeared in the bible, however, it would be totally believable no matter how unlikely it seemed. I thought the episode was great. Much different than I anticipated, but better than anticipated. Collective consciousness, entanglement, whatever... is a concept I've always found intriguing. I'm happy to see a tv show that might introduce that concept to a much wider audience and as a result open millions of minds to such possibilities. The documentary, "What the Bleep Do We Know?" helps explain some of these concepts. I'm eagerly awaiting the next ep.

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Southland Review: Caught in the Undertow

Ben is becoming somewhat of a jerk. I hope it's stress-related and he doesn't continue going down the road he seems to be following right now.
I'm not sure how I feel about him punching that girl. Part of me wants to point out that if it was a boy he punched like that, there would be no issue here. Sure, the boy's family and friends would most likely claim police brutality, but the media would probably let it die pretty quickly. The fact that it was a female high school student he punched, with all those phones capturing the action, will have the media salivating in anticipation of huge ratings. Still, one's gender should not be a determining factor on what's assault and what isn't.
Grambo has got to be one of the greatest names ever.
Happy to see that Tang showed no hesitation jumping into the fray to help subdue a rabid gorilla.

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Alcatraz Review: Taken

Good observations, Jim. Not only do a lot of people NOT live in glass houses these days but, it appears that many don't have any windows either. I personally have no problem with the cryptic nature of this series so far. The hunt for the returned prisoners each week and the flashbacks are enough entertainment for right now at least. I'm confident the show will reveal its secrets eventually and the loyal fan will be rewarded with each new revelation.

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I had to laugh at myself midway through this episode. I was initially confused about what was going on. When the first guy was killed, and as he was being dragged away, I noticed he looked a lot older. I didn't make the connection that we were looking through the killer's eyes at the victim. I thought the killer had done something to the victim that aged him 20 years. Same with his next kill. I began wondering aloud why the heck the detectives didn't mention the fact that these victims looked a lot older than they actually were. LOL! Anyway, great episode and it's nice to see Juliette getting more involved. I agree with the review, this show continues to get better with each new episode.

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Harry's Law Review: Depravation

Aura's right. Judge is played by Marianne Jean-Baptiste (also starred in Without A Trace).
Another wonderful episode! It'll be a shame if this series gets cancelled.
I thought Finn Wittrock was excellent. Great emotional scene at the end with Wittrock and Bates.