You have summed up exactly what was annoying me, although I was vague about it in writing. I have no idea whether Emily Deschanel can play those deep emotions, but I KNOW David Boreanaz can do it, because I saw him do that on Buffy and Angel. I think it is either the writers being incompetent, or the show runner being a fool. I ignore ratings, but if you are right and they are dropping, I am not surprised. I do not miss this show because I am watching something else -- I miss it because I don't care enough about it any more to bother to stay home or get home in time to see it. And that is on the writers.
I have seen the wife-actess before, playing various roles. Not the sheriff, or if I have, he strikes no bell in my memory. The bad guy plays nothing BUT bad guys, in my experience watching him. And his character did not ring true -- he adroitly played him like someone who was not what he seemed to be. He is a good actor; that is not my quibble.
My watching has been exceedingly spotty since the end of the fifth season, but I DID see this episode. And I saw Oliver once before. I thought he was a jackass, and I thought that it was too bad that Christine was not there to use the word correctly, aiming it at him. It is a gateway word indeed, and she cannot be permitted to use it unless she is talking to a male donkey. I remember when I was four, I used the word "hell" in a non-religious comment directed at my father. I remember quite clearly that he stopped what he was doing, took me, fetched my mother, and the three of us sat down on my bed and we discussed that word, and how wrong it was to use it, and that this was never going to happen again. And I never said another off-color word again to anyone until I was fifteen, and my parents were never around when I did. And I did not use them in front of my mother for the rest of her life. That conversation took place over sixty years ago, and I remember it well. So, I would have loved to have heard Brennan's version. This show has a bad habit of skipping that kind of thing, and leaving it to the imagination. Which makes me think that the writers lack one.
I only ever get to watch this when it shows up online, but I really do like it. This is too bad. But I guess it will free up Betty White's time for other projects. She never seems to run out of them ...
I knew who the killer was the instant they had him walk onscreen. They really should get some lesser-known actors to play the villains. Some actors who are not typecast would be good. Like, get Sally Field to play a murderer. She can do anything. But get her fifty years ago, before she got famous. As Hugh O'Brien said, get a young Hugh O'Brien. I loved the white dress at the end. It kind of made up for the pantsuit she wore to her wedding, and the appalling first wedding dress, the episode of which was rerun this weekend in my area. I did not need my memory of that Rose Bowl Parade float of a dress refreshed. But the cow town dress was lovely, even though it appeared more like an under-dress than an outer dress. Yes, hog tying class would have been interesting. Nathan Fillion can simulate a quick draw pretty well; he did it in Firefly. I'd have liked to see him do it. His character is a good shot; having him flub up that draw the way he did was idiotic for a man on his honeymoon with everything in the world to live for. (After all, he had already had a graphic illustration of how well the villain could draw that gun and aim it.) Castle is fairly submissive, and not just to women. He's also quite bright. Even considering trying to stop that man from leaving was stupid, and I did not buy it for a second. It quite took me out of the story. But since he was being stupid, it was a perfect time for him to be shown to be competent. And they just made him look like an incompetent wuss again. Annoying.
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It was pretty obvious listening to the judges' comments all evening that they had already been told that Tommy and Peta were going home at the end of the night, and indeed, it was the right time for them to go. As lovely and entertaining as he is, he does not rate being in the finals. I sat out the voting this season, and I plan to continue to not vote. But it has gone pretty much as it should, I think. Sentimentally, I would love to have seen Tommy Chong win it all. But the other four remaining are better dancers at this stage in their lives. If Tommy were able to come back as a thirty year old man to dance, then we would see. No time machines available just now, though. Aside from Tommy, my favorite tonight was Alfonso's Argentine Tango. The line of his back was just exquisite. He looked like a soldier dancing at a ball before going off to fight against Napolean. (His posture was so perfect he reminded me of those old movies which showed those balls, to be exact.) (Although Wellington's soldiers did not dance the tango ....) The other thing I liked tonight was the interview bit with the friends and family members of each remaining contestant. I finally found out who Janel is. It had been a mystery to me. Nice to see Ricky Schroeder again ....
Oh, you made me laugh so much I scared the cat! I have always kind of gotten the impression that Joe is a regular guy. I have never met him, nor seen him in person, nor do I expect to, but that would be nice. I would love to hear him talk about the march down the field in the Super Bowl against Boomer Esiason, where it was perfectly obvious to everyone watching, in the stands, at home, and on the opposing bench, that although he had next to no time to do it, Joe Montana was going to win that game. I felt like I was going to stroke out, my blood pressure was so high watching it, but they showed Boomer's face on the sidelines, and it was obvious that HE knew Joe was going to do it, too. And he did. It was one of the most wonderful things I ever saw on television. I could probably recognize every single quarterback from that period by sight. I watched a LOT of football. What I would like to know now is, is Phil Simms really that good at throwing a knife? It seems like a very odd cameo appearance, if he is not. And his QB skills are so good that he probably is that accurate with other things besides a misshapen ball ...
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.
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.
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