I don't think they thought this one through very well. I also wanted it to be a success; I'm a big fan of David Krumholtz. But I did not make it past the first 18 minutes of the first episode. I was cringing so much my back was starting to hurt. Time has moved on past the Stepin Fetchit stereotype of the lazy shiftless black man, and time has moved on past the stereotypical comical gay who is just too precious to be believed. Four states just voted to allow or not forbid gay marriage. We just elected out first openly gay US Senator. Gay characters are now becoming a normal part of television, just as gays are a normal part of American life. The time has passed for this kind of farce. The network should never have put it on, and it should have been cancelled even faster than it was.
If Kensi and Deeks get together, neither would have to leave the boathouse gang, as you put it. NCIS has no rule against interdepartmental relationships or marriages. It was carefully explained on one of the earlier NCIS seasonal DVD's. The real NCIS has married couples. The rule about no relationships on the team is Gibbs's rule. Gibbs is not on this show. I am in favor of Kensi and Deeks getting together, and against Tony and Ziva being a couple.
Practically the whole squad and Castle made idiots of themselves. This is something I could have entirely done without. I've seen it done before. They even did it on the Mentalist a few years back. This is my favorite show, but this was a throwaway episode.
I have been very consistent in my disdain for the captain. Of late, they have been playing her as an idiot, often as not, and that is not where she started. Tonight she was a very annoying sycophant to the film crew. This show already has a clown; Castle plays that role. It does not need two. Given a choice of having her be a stone cold bitch, as she started, or this inconsistent brown-noser, I will take the bitch. Actually, I would prefer a different captain, one who does not want to be an imitation man.
I cringed a lot watching this episode; I will rewatch it this week when it is posted on ABC.com, and see if I still do. One thing which struck me is that I could absolutely not tell the difference between one skinny, scruffy, dirty-looking, unshaven brunette musician and another, or the roadies, or the guy who turned out to be the mentor/friend. So, I never knew exactly who was in the scene. Seems to me they could change it up a bit, get some blondes, skinheads, gingers ... Practically the whole squad and Castle made idiots of themselves. This is something I could have entirely done without. I've seen it done before. They even did it on the Mentalist a few years back. This is my favorite show, but this was a throwaway episode.
@ Fatin Deb has always been whiny and tiresome, in my opinion. It is nothing new.
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Even further back in time, Alicia Witt played the tiny sister of Kyle McLaughlin, Alia Atreides, in Dune, the one who called out the bad guy at the end of the movie. She was very scary then ... She did a nice turn as a predatory single woman in Two Weeks Notice, too.
I particularly liked the quirk in Reese's smile when Zoe suggested that they stay another night to "play poker." He was always so sad. It's nice to see the character lightening up a bit, developing a life, friendships, reasons to keep living. This show just keeps getting better, and it started out higher than most in the first place.
Some CBS shows are not eve available on the CBS web site. This is one of them. They said it is something about contracts. I think it is stupid; it cuts the viewership. But no one asked my opinion.
Danny would not have an affair. He adores his wife, and his father would clock him. Verbally. So would his sister, his grandpa, and his wife. The idea reminds me of something I read that Paul Newman said about his wife, back in the late '60's. Newman said, "Why go out for hamburger, when you have steak at home?" Danny's marriage strikes me as that kind of relationship.
As I have zero interest in either the Catholic Church or the voodoo religion, I appreciated the peripatetic way this episode ricocheted around amongst the various stories. Otherwise, I would have been bored. The only one which really caught my interest was Jamie's.
I agree it was horrible to see the gorgeous Ken Howard looking like that! I suppose old friends would say the same of me, if they saw me. My mother had Alzheimer's, and forgot everyone she knew after she was a teenager. It is an obscene condition. If it is indeed the policy of NYC hospitals not to look into where these folks belong, it is a disgrace. They turn into prey.
I did not like the partner of the episode at all. She was actually rather presumptuous and rude to Danny. That would NOT be a good start, if she was supposed to stick around. I read about the revolving group of partners to come, too. Good. Don't bring this one back.
Finch wasn't being stingy. The dog ate them off before Reese picked that one up. That's why he said that he wouldn't patronize that doughnut place again if he were Finch. Because dog saliva is not tasty.
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