Oh, you are so right! While I am very appreciative of Ray Romano, I could NOT watch that show! The mother was nightmare, the father was a jackass, and Ray's wife was often a shrew. His brother whined all the time, which is absolutely ridiculous in a tall, handsome man with a good job like that. Possibly I am just spoiled by an upbringing where we were taught to act like ladies and gentlemen, even to our family members, but BOTH of those families are farcical in their disfunctionalism. Absolutely unwatchable.
That is Phil Simms, the former quarterback of the New York Giants of the NFL. He is now a sportscaster for CBS. He's pretty good. I was a serious fan of Joe Montana, of the San Francisco 49ers, so I watched football intensively during the period he played. SImms was one of the quarterbacks against whom Joe played.
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I have not seen this show since sometime last year, and I would never have watched it again. I love Beau Bridges; I have been a fan since we were both kids, and he was guesting now and then on his dad's show. I have nearly never seen him in something where I did not love him, and his character on this show did not bother me too much. He had a subtle humor about him when delivering his lines, which made me think that Tom Miller was not as as feckless as he appeared. I've been a fan of Margo Martindale since I saw her on Dexter. She was brilliant; her hospice scenes still come to my mind at all sorts of odd times. She was amazing on that program. I had never seen any of the young ones before, and if I see them again, I will not remember them from this. I paid them no mind at all. This show simply did not work for me. Margo Martindale played too far over the top; Carol Miller was NOT a good mother, and it grated badly on me. She played a nasty woman. I never saw a bit of kindness in her, and she was totally self-centered. The character was unredeemable in my opinion, and it hurt me to see the hint of hysteria with which she imbued her. The actress is so much better than the part she was given. Perhaps the lack of audience coming upon this show is because of people like me, who simply did not like it. Last year, I turned the television off after The Big Bang Theory, rather than leave it on for that rather offensive show. I had high hopes for it, given the presence of BB and MM. It is too bad that it did not have better writers, and a better way of illustrating its premise. It really was kind of a funny idea. I am not saying anything regarding the period with Sean Hayes, whom I like. I did not see it this year.
I did not say anything about Tony and Ziva. I am not and never was a Tiva shipper. I think perhaps you responded to the wrong comment. Yours has nothing to do with mine.
It sounds like you were right to leave there. I hope that you have a better place to work now, with fewer restrictions.
It was my impression that Finch made him nuts (although he hated to do it) in order to save his life, not so that Samaritan could not use him. He would have still been a target, had he not denied his abilities.
Shaw could perfectly well be bisexual. I agree that it appeared that Root has a thing for Shaw, and that Shaw does not mind. There's nothing wrong with Shaw liking both of them ...
Logically, I think that she should keep the name Beckett at work, and at home if she wishes. If she wishes to be Mrs. Castle, that should remain in their private lives. I know a number of professional women, doctors, lawyers, and such, and the ones I know mostly have their own birth names professionally, unless they were married before they got their degrees and careers, or unless their maiden name is something truly dreadful. At this point in her career, she is in her thirties, and she has a lot of contacts in the department and elsewhere who know her as Beckett. That is the way she answers the phone. So, it would be detrimental to her career to change it. And slow down getting information from her contacts. No name change equals no explanations necessary. I agree that Demming is the logical choice for Beckett to have continued to see in the alternate universe. The change I disliked the most was Alexis's hair color. It is so not her. And I do not believe for a minute that her self-centered mother would ever permit her to live with her. That does not ring true. Since the only good change was in Martha, that has to be the one I like the most. I love her character, although I am glad I did not have a mother like that. It was nice to see her shine. Your commenters are correct. He was either in an alternate universe, or he was knowing things he has no way of knowing. If Beckett becomes a captain and sentenced to live out her days doing paperwork, she is going to WANT to get convicted of something and busted back down to homicide cop, the way Admiral Kirk was busted back down to Captain. Paperwork and politics are not fun. I've been there. Trust me. There was slightly more wedding than we got with Kevin and Jenny, but not much more. But then, I don't like weddings, so it was OK. I can't say as the green screen sunset impressed me or depressed me. I was too busy thinking about the pants suit she wore to get married. I will have to watch it again, but I don't remember it as being pretty. Beckett usually has better taste. At least it was not the godawful first dress.
Where I worked, we were allowed to have music, played low so as to not disturb others, and if we were stupid enough to want to sit on the floor, no one would stop us. However, I would no more sit on the floor of Abby's lab, considering some of the things she has had in there, than I would jump off the roof and flap my arms in the vain hope that I had suddenly turned into a bird. And sleeping on it is even worse. She has had some NASTY contaminants in there, and unless the whole place gets bleached regularly, they are still lurking.
I totally agree about both Abby and the cat. But since Abby is supposedly the most popular character on television, I will not be holding my breath any time soon for her to change back into a grown up. If the cat groomed his arm for an hour that cat was expecting to return from its jaunt outdoors. It is probably sitting outside the building, waiting to be let back in. (Yes, I know it is not a real cat. But that is what a real cat would be doing.) If they are trying to retrieve the character of Bishop in the eyes of the Bishop haters, I think they may have left it a bit late. And I am not even one of the haters. I am a Bishop disliker. And after last night's episode, I disliked her more than I did at the beginning of the show. In fact, when the closing credits came up, I said so out loud to the television. The television was not impressed. I thought Tony talking to the man he interviewed about cats was totally out of character, and wrong for the situation. I appreciate the insight in one of the other comments that this episode was written by a writer who consistently writes Tony badly. All said, I loved Ducky and Palmer last night. I though everyone else was either par for the course, or badly written. If I was the show runner, I would not have that writer back. I thought that NCIS New Orleans was a far better episode last night than NCIS. Better written, and better acted.
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