"And tell us TV Fanatics, what did you think of Frank's buy back program?" When I was a child, my father told me in a conversation about heroin addicts (this was in the 1950's -- there really weren't any other drugs of concern at that time) that in his opinion, the world would be better off if all the heroin addicts were shot. He saw no useful purpose they were serving for society. I have thought about that conversation a lot over the years, as more and more street drugs became available, and the price became higher and higher, in destroyed lives, including the beloved younger brother of a childhood friend of mine, who fried his brain in college, and in the gestation of more and more criminal empires feeding off the populace. I would not have lifted a finger to start that buyback program, either. That Kelly at least attempted it before thinking better of her actions shows a lot of character. I think she was wrong, but it is a promising development in their relationship. Poisonous street drugs are kind of Darwinian, but effective, in weeding out those who are so stupid they should not be breeding. I expect that in these touchy-feelie times, that is not a popular view, but you did ask. That is my opinion.
Well, the tiger was death, but it was neither fire nor explosion. That's what was sticking in my mind. However, there was nowhere to run from the tiger, either.
So did I. It was a classless move, in contrast to the way he stayed with Beckett when she was standing on the trip plate for that bomb, even after the time had expired to be beyond the kill zone. Sometimes I think they get people writing these episodes who have never seen one before, or who do not look at the show's bible, or who think the viewers are too stupid to remember a few episodes (or years) back. Castle should not have run out like that. He went INTO Beckett's apartment when it was on fire, after it blew up with her in it. He stayed while she stood on the bomb. He did not run away from the nuclear device in the back of that van. This was utterly ridiculous.
When they do scenes at home, it is not very different. There is still very little chemistry between those two no matter where they are, any more. At home, there should be some steam. I see none.
I was not watching the scenes from the next episode, but that would be fine with me. I was picking up an attitude of contempt and ice from her towards Tim in the early parts of tonight's episode, and I do not like it at all. I have never been impressed with her. I like Tim and Abby together much better. I also liked that computer programmer/game player girl he was with for a while. Just not Delilah. And buying an unsolicited tuxedo? Way to try to manipulate! Far too much. It is inappropriate.
I had not read any rumors, but I have been wondering the same thing all season. These two characters act like co-workers, not lovers, most of the time. If they really have had a falling-out, that is way too bad, but they need to act over it. If Marlowe is trying to avoid the Moonlighting trap, then he is trying too hard, because this season grates. It is just not right-feeling.
I do not believe that celebrities, movie stars, television personalities, whatever you want to call them, live lives quite like normal people. Plop that group down in Sandy, Utah, or Custer, South Dakota, or Hinckley, Illinois, and they would mostly be married. Possibly not the child.
I don't think there is too much Amy at all. I really enjoy her character; she has toned down and smartened up socially from her original persona, and shown she is capable of growing emotionally. Last night Sheldon took another tiny baby step, when he comforted Leonard about the problems with Penny, without making any inappropriate or hurtful comments. (We will ignore the "kick me" sign). I was getting kind of tired of waiting on Sheldon to grow up, and there had been precious few hopeful signs of that in more than a season. But there it was! While I don't believe that it is possible for Sheldon to become normal, given his mental state, I do believe that it would be possible for him to improve to the point where he could live a more normal life. I spent most of my childhood and adult working life in and around universities; there are some very geeky folks who nevertheless manage to live vanilla lives. If they ever let him learn, as a man that smart is capable of doing, he might attain that, too. It would make for a nice final episode of the series ....
Wasn't that character retiring and moving to Hawaii?
They sound like an utterly charming couple. And lovely of them to rescue dogs. I hope that she appears a lot this season. It is sometimes annoying to me that so many programs have so many single persons as adult characters. While apparently this is an increasing trend in the USA, it is by no means as common in a workplace as they portray it on television. I don't know about Perlmutter, but otherwise, Gates and Ryan are the only married characters in this cast. Just not normal. So, it would be nice to see more of Mrs. Ryan.
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