I have never seen this show before, because I remember the original so fondly. But, when Carol Burnett shows up on something, I will watch it. Lovely to see her.
It reminded me of when she was on Magnum P.I. back in the day -- she looks good in Hawaii.
Comment modified at November 23, 2013 20:06
I usually get the DVD's from the library when each season is over, and watch them then, or not. I have missed huge parts since the end of season 5. But I do tend to skim and look for Caroline and Hodgins. I think he is a big treat, too.
Comment modified at November 23, 2013 20:07
I agree that the fight scene was ridiculous. I turned away and read emails until they were done with that. I also skipped most of the dancing. Actually, I generally skip the show -- tonight there was nothing else on and I was down for the night. About the only thing I liked was Caroline. She still tickles me. Nice character, and I have read, an even nicer actress. More Caroline, that would be nice.
You must be rather young yourself, if you truly believe that "no one can make anyone do anything." People make other people do things they do not want to do all of the time. Peer pressure is a dreadful thing, especially amongst the young, who desperately want to fit in. I did things I did not want to do until the day I retired. And it took until I was over fifty for me to get secure enough in my own mind to ignore peer pressure entirely. It was totally believable that Rossi would have succumbed to it as a teenager.
My view at his trial would vary, depending on whether the specific trial for which I was a juror was for murdering the men, who presumably were two of the six who castrated him, or whether it was a trial for murdering the women, who presumably were just white. I figure the murders of the men, under the circumstances, were fair. They deserved it. Those of the women were not, and for those, I would convict him. It may be Biblical "justice", to punish sins of a man onto his children several generations down, but it is not fair, and it is not right. It is no more fair to kill women for being white than it was to castrate him because of a lie, or for any other reason.
I do agree that it was a very un-Criminal-Minds-type episode, but I found it fascinating. I remember those days, and I hope that the country leaves them behind soon. We haven't yet, and it seems there is always another minority group to oppress, but perhaps we are learning.
I think the actor playing the killer was absolutely brilliant.
She said exactly the same thing last night on Letterman. In fact, she said that it was a condition of her originally taking the job. She told them that she could not commit to seven years, a standard contract, because it would interfere with her film career.
Oddly, I was exceedingly relieved that the previews were deceptive and Fusco did not die, but I wasn't so horrified by Carter's death. Perhaps later. I liked the character, but I have become attached to Fusco. He is so sad. More interesting to watch...
Comment modified at November 21, 2013 12:53
I hate telephones. I hate ringing telephones. I don't like the sound. It was driving me nuts. What anybody knew was not my point -- I hate the sound.
Comfort may make for complicity in whatever is going on, whether one should be complicit with it or not, just to avoid shaking one's own comfort. As in, going along to get along. For slightly different reasons, I spent my youth leaving jobs or places whenever I got too comfortable. I was not looking for comfort in my life; I wanted challenges, and the excitement of feeling alive because things were NOT certain. But I made very few compromises. I did not have to.
That was my interpretation of what she said, anyway. It resonated with me personally, just exactly as she said it.
Indeed. It was driving me nuts.
"I sure hope that next week opens with the happy and not the complicated!"
Based on the preview, it didn't sound like they were going to be very happy. That's too bad, because they make an excellent couple.
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