Sue ann

What, no supporting actress in a comedy?

Sue ann

I agree with tahonia. I don't believe Jane has room in his heart for anyone but his family, and the occasional child he helps. I certainly think he and Lisbon are totally unsuited to each other. I would like Red John identified.

Sue ann

Yes, the same here. I was sorry that I'd missed the second half of Hell's Kitchen to watch it. I thought that it was just annoying. It reminded me of many, many times we headed for the basement when I was a kid growing up in northern Illinois. 17 tornadoes. Very regrettable subject for a comedy show, at this particular time of the year. And I agree that it was nothing special, just another episode. Nothing FINALE about it.

Sue ann

@ Aja Bird You are most certainl not alone in your views on the cute nickname thing. It is sickeningly cutesie, and I wish no one had ever started it.

Sue ann
Criminal Minds Season 8 Report Card: B

I am quite happy with Blake, but then, I loathed Prentiss, and was happy to see her gone, twice. I agree about JJ's real son. That child is a doll, and the actor who plays his father is eye candy, as well as portraying an interestng and unusual character. I would very much like to see Kevin and Garcia get back together. I never much cared for Hotch's wife; she was kind of a bitch. The new girl friend is very nice. The little boy is fun to watch as he grows up, too. I'd like to see more of Reid's mother .... My favorite characters, as always, are Reid and Garcia, but the rest of the cast is growing on me, with the absence of Prentiss.

Sue ann

TWO I still maintain the writers were drunk, and this is stupid. It was a very bad, ill-timed, humiliating proposal. Castle is a man who is normally submissive to ALL women, but it has reached the point of ridiculousness. It has almost reached the point of obsequiousness. Definitely, weakness. And Castle is not a weak man. Remember how brave he was in confronting the dirty bomb in episode 3.17? That's just one example. They are humbling him down and bitching her up, and it just feels wrong. In a lot of ways, this reminds me of the shows of my youth, where Mother knew best, and Dad was a bumbling fool. This show used to be like The Thin Man, Nick and Nora Charles, where the man was quirky, the woman was grounded, and they made one heck of a team. Any more, it is more like Bewitched or I Dream of Jeannie, where the women run circles around the clownish male. (And writers: THAT IS NOT A COMPLIMENT!) I am deeply dismayed.

Sue ann

@ Tonya The Mentalist regularly garners more than 850 comments, week after week. There are so many that I don't have time to read them all. I think the writers painted themselves into a corner, and then lit the paint on fire. I don't see how they are going to get out of this one, but they have to, because if they send Beckett to DC and jettison the 12th Precinct, they would be gutting a fairly successful show, to no good purpose. No one wants to see her go off and be superwoman all alone. No one wants to see Lanie, Espo, Ryan, Martha, and Alexis left behind, assuming she and Castle go to DC. They have to fix this mess. People want to see the crazy murders, with a woman stuffed partly into a wall safe, or a frozen woman dripping on a scaffold at a construction site, or another woman covered in flower petals like the picture on the cover of Castle's book. I still maintain the writers were drunk, and this is stupid. Bad proposal. Castle is a man who is normally submissive to ALL women, but it has reached the point of ridiculousness. It has almost reached the point of obsequiousness. Definitely, weakness. And Castle is not a weak man. Remember how brave he was in confronting the dirty bomb in episode 3.17? That's just one example. They are humbling him down and bitching her up, and it just feels wrong. In a lot of ways, this reminds me of the shows of my youth, where Mother knew best, and Dad was a bumbling fool. This show used to be like The Thin Man, Nick and Nora Charles, where the man was quirky, the woman was grounded, and they made one heck of a team. Any more, it is more like Bewitched or I Dream of Jeannie, where the women run circles around the clownish male. (And writers: THAT IS NOT A COMPLIMENT!) I am deeply dismayed.

Sue ann

THREE Sometimes the writers on this show leave holes in their fast-moving plots through which the viewer could drive Sherman tanks, and they expect us not to notice.

Sue ann

TWO I agree, the sound sold this. I do not watch (shows which contain) torture, generally, but I do read books which contain it. It was certainly memorable and disturbing. But, not too much for me. I do believe it would have been better at a later hour. That show is on at 8 o'clock in the center two time zones, still the so-called "family viewing time". Had I young children, I would not let them watch this program. When I was young, I never ever saw The Untouchables. My classmates spoke of it, but my parents "broke" the TV for a few years there. After a week's consideration, while I was very unhappy with the torture of Deeks, I was even more unhappy with the heavy-handed continuation of the contemptuous attitude of Sam and also of Kensi, towards Deeks. He deserves a great deal more respect than he gets. Kensi, I understand. Displaced sexual tension. Sam, his attitude is ridiculous, and he should know better. Sometimes the writers on this show leave holes in their fast-moving plots through which the viewer could drive Sherman tanks, and they expect us not to notice.

Sue ann

I wasn't very happy about the torture, but that is because I like Deeks so much. I don't really want anyone to take a drill to such a pretty face. If he is not rescued rather fast, the damage is going to be financially, physically, psychologically and emotionally huge, and particularly take a long time to fix physically. I mentioned flippantly in the post after the review of this episode that I figure Sam is going to need to kiss Deeks's feet after this, rather than take the nasty attitude he has been, because I think Deeks will not break. Were Deeks to break, I figure his character would have to leave the show, and Eric Christian Olsen has signed for another year. Both Sam and Deeks himself would insist upon it. If he breaks, there would be no fixing him so he could look the rest of them in the eye. So, he will not break. Just MHO, of course. I agree, the sound sold this. I do not watch (shows which contain) torture, generally, but I do read books which contain it. It was certainly memorable and disturbing. But, not too much for me. I do believe it would have been better at a later hour. That show is on at 8 o'clock in the center two time zones, still the so-called "family viewing time". Had I young children, I would not let them watch this program. When I was young, I never ever saw The Untouchables. My classmates spoke of it, but my parents "broke" the TV for a few years there. After a week's consideration, while I was very unhappy with the torture of Deeks, I was even more unhappy with the heavy-handed continuation of the contemptuous attitude of Sam and also of Kensi, towards Deeks. He deserves a great deal more respect than he gets. Kensi, I understand. Displaced sexual tension. Sam, his attitude is ridiculous, and he should know better. Sometimes the writers on this show leave holes in their fast-moving plots through which the viewer could drive Sherman tanks, and they expect us not to notice.