THREE: @ womansciencegeek1966 It is true that TV Fanatic last year began truncating long posts. There were a few of us who liked to write essays, and they got tired of it. But you have already discovered the way around that. The cat walked on the keyboard for the previous one, before I was ready to send it. Sorry. (They don't even remove those. They leave them there to embarrass us indefinitely.)
THREE @ womansciencegeek1966 It is true that TV Fanatic last year begsan truncating long postds. tHERE WERE A FEW OF US WHO LIKED TO WRITE ESSAYS, AND THEY GOT TIRED OF IT.
TWO: @ womansciencegeek1966 I remember quite well where I was, the day I watched the first episode of the original Star Trek air. My grandmother and I were visiting her sister in Lockport, Illinois. They were yakking away in the kitchen, and I was parked on the floor in the living room, watching the new show I had heard so much about. And the world changed. You are so very right about Lt. Uhura. The role was ground-breaking, and it continued to be so. The actress has had a close relationship with NASA over the years; she has helped to change the world just as much as her character did. Whoopi Goldberg was inspired by Ms. Nichols and Lt. Uhura. Switchboard operator? I don't think so.
@ womansciencegeek1966 Your comments are not offensive, they are thought-provoking. I would not say you are wrong about anything you said. I would not have said most of it, but then, I was focused elsewhere this episode. TV Fanatic does not remove anything except the perpetual advertising of that idiot who is trying to promote his employer's business, and perhaps occasionally someone who is obscene. If they were going to censor in that way, I would know about it, because I have said quite harsh things about several programs in the past, as recently as yesterday, and my comments remain. So do others from provocateurs who are stupid, wrong-headed, or obtuse, but stick to the subject of which ever show they are dissing. So, never fear. Your comments will be here. There are even some intelligent folks who will be delighted to welcome you into the group which discusses these issues at length.
He was an idiot for walking away from Whitney, yes. Jamie had the right reaction. However, the OTHER three reasons Frank listed when telling her "bye bye" in the restaurant were quite valid. Erin was so far out of line, she was on another continent. She acted like a jealous wife. Ridiculous. She is too old for that silliness.
@ stephie1973 Penny was exceptionally unhappy for a while, and was drinking far too much. This was after she broke up with Leonard. So, she does have that tendency, although characterizing her as a drunk is a tad premature. She has not turned into one yet. Sheldon is very obedient towards women. His twin sister, his mother, Leonard's mother, and Penny can all give him curt direct orders, and he will immediately obey them. Amy needed to order him over to that couch to kiss her. Five years ago I gave my brothers an order in the big sister voice, which they'd not heard in 45 years, and they cracked to instantly. Too bad Amy seems to be an only child. She doesn't know about that voice.
@ Alex Indigo You're welcome, and thanks back. That is why I still read the reviews and comments about shows I no longer watch ... You have summed up my qualms about Booth much better than I did. David Boreanaz is eye candy (although apparently he has other talents, being a good director one of them). And I have a sweet tooth for him, and have had, ever since Buffy. But with the loss of the chemistry between Deschanel and Boreanaz, and the addition of the seriously tiresome Sweets and the cartoonish Southern intern (Finn?), not even Hodgins and Caroline can save this one for me. Some shows (NCIS, NCIS: LA) get better as they go along. Some tank. Too bad. I have the DVD's for the earlier seasons, but if Zack is not in it, I seldom watch even an old episode. They've wrecked it.
I agree with you other ladies about Jim Cavaziel. Good grief! I didn't know anyone was allowed to be that gorgeous, since the young Robert Redford, or that sexy, since the 30-ish Richard Bradford ... I was set to wondering after this episode whether Finch actually does not have any way at all to "adjust" the machine, or whether he left himself a back door, still. I can see the logic of it being either way. If there IS a back door, Root may get it out of him. If there is none, then Kara's program may corrupt the machine indefinitely. One point about that is that the machine CAN be reasoned with. When Finch was kidnapped by Root, Reese told the machine that it had to help him get Finch back, or else. And the machine thought about it, and gave in. The machine can reason. So, perhaps if it IS corrupted, but has no back door, they can still get it to heal itself. Just a thought ...
TWO: I don't know the ins and outs of Hodgins losing his fortune, but I have thought about it a lot since I read the review. It seems to me that it would be totally impossible for a man wealthy enough to be the major funding source of the Jeffersonian (season 1) to have so stupidly invested his money, or banked it, with such inadequate supervision, that he could be reduced to depending on his salary by one thief. Shark number 546, please move to the front of the line to be jumped. I used to love this show. That's what is so seriously dismaying.
@ Alex Indigo Due to a total lack of anything else to watch and a disinclination to read, I did see the first episode of this season. I was not overly impressed. Booth any more makes me hiss with dismay, when I see the last one minute of the show after turning to Fox to watch the next program. (The Following, no pun intended) Also, I see the commercials for the shows weekly. In my opinion, they have dumbed down and Catholic-ed up Booth to the point where I cannot see what Brennan sees in him, aside from the face and body any more. He sounds like a religious fool. I have no objection to him having his religious beliefs, but again, this show has become rather preachy, as numerous posters have mentioned, and in this case, preachy about religion. But it is possible to be Catholic and not sound like a childish moron, and Booth is not managing to do that. He has not moved beyond catechism class. A senior FBI agent should not be coloring so much through his religious beliefs. I don't know the ins and outs of Hodgins losing his fortune, but I have thought about it a lot since I read the review. It seems to me that it would be totally impossible for a man wealthy enough to be the major funding source of the Jeffersonian (season 1) to have so stupidly invested his money, or banked it, with such inadequate supervision, that he could be reduced to depending on his salary by one thief. Shark number 546, please move to the front of the line to be jumped. I used to love this show. That's what is so seriously dismaying.
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