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Joe Carroll from The Following.

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I think Margo Martindale is brilliant; I loved her on Dexter. I have been a fan of Beau Bridges since we were both children, and I watched him on his father's television show. With that in mind, I had high hopes for The Millers. Those two (I thought) could rise above any bad writing.

I guess I was wrong. That show, much as I want to watch it, makes me cringe. Ms. Martindale's character is too far over the top. She is presented as a good mother, despite her excesses, but she is NOT a good mother. Beau Bridges's character is too stupid to believe; no one of even average intelligence can be that oblivious to the way the world and its devices run.

I have never seen the three young ones before, the son, daughter, and son-in-law. And if I happen to see them again, I won't remember them from this. I intend to forget about the rest of this program as quickly as possible, too.

I never saw any of the five programs in your list, so I have no opinion on which of those may have been worse than The Millers, if any. (If that is possible.)

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Considering Vance's temper, I cannot imagine that there would NOT be more friction between Vance and Addison. Vance is almost always on the prod. (I just LOVE Ben Vereen -- since his Chicken George days).

Palmer and Breena are sweet, kind, generous, smart, well-employed, respectable individuals, very much in love. They have a lot to offer to a child, and any agency which met them should be able to see that. They should not have more trouble than anyone else getting a child. They might have difficulty getting a healthy white baby, though. The supply is limited.

I'm always up for coffee cake.

Ducky's a wizard at profiling.

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I was being sarcastic. You are being stupid. I watch the show every week, I own all the DVDs of NCIS and JAG, and I have been commenting on this show here for years. Get your head in the game.

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@ Hilary No, I say that some posters on this site have trouble comprehending anyone who does not slavishly worship at the shrine of Shane Brennan.

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Yeah, I don't watch it. That's why I own all previous seasons on DVD, well-worn by now, plus all the DVDs of every season of the parent show, JAG. I am as entitled to my opinions as anyone else. I did not like Ziva very much. I loathed Kate. And I don't like this one, the way they are writing her.

I have been a supervisor of people much of the last fifty years. Anyone walking into a job, newly working for me, who started disobeying me and making their own rules and telling me how to run my operation when they have been there so short a time that the ink is not dry on their paperwork yet would have been shown the door, pronto.

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I think it looks like they are going to be centering on this marvelous new blonde agent with black eyebrows now, rather than dividing time more equitably. I like her less than I did in the first go 'round, and I think her making independent decisions in the field again as she did last episode shows that she is no team player, and has problems with authority. I think the power structure of the casting on this show must be male. Why else would they hire her? And she appears to be Teflon.

If Fornell is stupid enough to take Diane back, he deserves what she will do to him. He is sticking his head into a wood chipper with her.

When their suspect turned out to be Secret Service, I just started laughing. NCIS, the FBI, an IRS agent (Diane), AND a Secret Service agent? Come on! I love this show, but this was ridiculous. And I have seen quite enough of the ex-Mrs. Gibbs, ex-Mrs. Fornell. Her next visit should be no sooner than season after next. She does not improve upon acquaintance.

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That is not his house. That is a library he has purchased from the city during the downsizing. She's locked there because it is their headquarters, and the most recent time he locked her up, she returned to her cage of her own free will, after being free. She won't last forever; it would appear that no one does, on that show. But for the present, those involved feel that she is needed, and those are her quarters.

Without watching it again, which I do not intend to do, I am not one hundred per cent sure he locked the padlock this last time. I thought at the time that it looked like he did not....

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Good one! My only quibble is that she seems to be already married, so she cannot marry Gibbs. (Unless her wedding ring, like Patrick Jane's, is worn in memorium. Seems unlikely.) So do all of her current abilities, and I have a memory like Sheldon's on The Big Bang Theory. These memories are rare. Seems like a copy, to me.