Nicky embodies the mindset "I am 17 years old, so I know everything." She is tiresome.
I hope it is not the Spanish flu. NASTY disease. My grandmother's older sister died of it.
It was the over the top gay cliches which really turned me off in the first three episodes. I have several gay friends, and if they had not mentioned it, one would not know, because they are regular people, just like blacks, redheads, science fiction fans, chefs, paraplegics, and females. One of my friends is a professional drag queen, and when not in drag, you would see none of those ridiculous mannerisms they have the gay characters using on the first three episodes. It is offensive in the extreme, and I am not gay. Just offended. If they do not cut that out, then the show will tank, because that time has PASSED.
Last night I watched the first three episodes online, and I was planning to never see the show again. Your review has convinced me to give it another look.
Abby is a dedicated bowler. She bowls with nuns. It is one of her occasionally-mentioned outside activities, from as far back as the episode where she had a crazy stalker, who wanted to kill her because he was confused about her "character" in McGee's books. Cover Story, episode 20, season 5. It has been mentioned since then, so it is an ongoing activity.
His son, accidentally, in anger. He did not realize that the crossword master had Alzheimer's, and had forgotten their appointment. I do not know the law well enough to figure what the charge would be, but it was not murder. His son was the young man writing the book about him. The child had been given up for adoption when his mother died in childbirth.
There is a new episode next Tuesday.
That has to be one of the stupidest laws on the books. There is no excuse for it. The Navy, and the training inherent in the position, is not inferior to the other services, and there is no logical reason for a corpsman to not be considered the equal of an Army or Air Force corpsman. Does that require a Congressional bill to change the law? If so, we are so screwed. I did not like it when Abby called out Tony on Ziva, and I did not like it this time around when McGee called out Abby on Bert. But then, I am very fond of people minding their own business. Little drama in that, and it is a dramatic show. That lady lawyer would be a good match for Gibbs. I like her.
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.
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