If you think that this country is not infested with religious fundamentalists in 2014, I believe you have not been paying attention. Criminal Minds includes them now and then, itself.
I did not say it offended ME. I said I thought it might offend a category of religious individuals, which does not happen to include me, but which is loud and vociferous when offended. One seldom sees mainstream television have a sympathetic character like Morgan make a comment which is potentially waving a red flag in front of an angry bull. (Touchy fundamentalists.) Writers and sponsors are usually a lot more cowardly, or politically correct, than to do such a thing. I live in a state in which so many are fundamentalist in religion that I, who am NOT, have perhaps become over-sensitized to such things due to the necessity of holding my own tongue. That I watch this program should make it clear that I am not one to be relegated to reruns of Little House on the Prairie, which was an excellent show in its own right, and irrelevant to this discussion.
I do not necessarily blame Morgan for being upset with her. I think that the phrase he used is very daring in this country at this time.
I thought it was a good episode; it moved along astonishingly fast. That must be "the thing" this season -- to set up a season-long arc instead of just having episodes. Castle. NCIS. CSI. Several others whose reviews I have read, but whose episodes I have not yet watched .... When did all that start? I cannot imagine anyone disliking JLH; she is a precious doll. Her character is nice, too. I also liked Blake and Jeanne Tripplehorn; it was too bad to see her go. I still do not miss Prentiss or Paget Brewster. Garcia is so sensitive that I doubt that she is going to recover from the necessity of shooting that man any time soon. I expect she is in for a lot more sleepless nights. From the previews, Morgan's slash at her for visiting the man she shot is plain nasty. It struck me as a slam which may offend a lot of fundamentalists; I hope I misunderstood what he said. Daring writing, if I did not. But perhaps the audience is not replete with fundamentalists.
Yes, I missed it. So did any blind viewers. They seldom think about that, I guess. Powerful visual imagery is a wonderful thing. Hard on the blind.
I like Castle and NCIS Los Angeles, but I watched Castle. The ONLY reason is because it is far easier to watch a CBS show online the next day than it is to watch ABC programs. Otherwise, I would have watched NCIS LA. This scheduling ticked me off to the point where I seriously considered going to the laundromat and ignoring both of them.
I would have liked some indication as the story went along of how much time was passing. It was a surprise to me when the Coastie said he'd been on the water five or six days. Admittedly, I did not watch, I just listened, mostly. There may have been clues in clothing changes, or whatever. But I was very annoyed by the time not being mentioned now and then. I totally agree that Martha and Alexis should have been haunting the precinct. They have done it before. If not for their ESP, Castle and Beckett would have frozen to death in that cold storage unit. I was not impressed, and I have waited to let it settle while I thought about it. Not at all impressed. The last episode last season was such a crock. I forgot the series all summer, just as I thought I would. This episode was not worth waiting for. Good thing I was not waiting. The best thing about this program has always been the banter, which harks back to the better mystery/comedy movies of the Thirties and Forties, such as The Thin Man or My Man Godfrey. That appears to have gone by the wayside. Pity.
I interpreted that the same way, and spent the next several minutes trying to figure out how the show would survive such a thing. How would they go on? I doubt it will happen, though. If I had to put up with a boss like that mayor, I think that I might consider retirement, too. I do wish that Frank would find himself a nice lady. He is so lonely. Too bad that Bebe Neuwirth went to another show ... Her character was smart enough and self-confident enough to stand up to him. He seems like the kind of man who would appreciate a bossy, take-charge woman, just as does his son Jamie.
@Douglas Wolfe "Pride calling his daughter so that he could feel better... it was all a bit much." That part rang very true to me, indeed. When I was in my twenties, my mother, a college professor, was mentoring a young woman who had been a juvenile screw-up. She mentored her right through finishing college. Soon after her graduation, there was a terrible automobile accident, and the young woman and her husband were both killed on the spot. My mother was absolutely devastated, and the first thing she did was come over to my apartment, latch onto me, and give me the hug of my life. When I saw Pride calling his daughter, I flashed back to that hug from all those years ago. That was good writing, not too much -- it sounds as though someone else has had this unfortunate experience, too.
I gritted my teeth and watched NCIS Los Angeles for more than a year before I started actually liking it. And even then, it was only Hetty and Deeks that I liked about it. But it has grown on me, to the point where I find it seriously annoying that it is now on against Castle. I do not feel like hooking up a device to record one of them. I think everyone should give this show some time. For goodness sake! This was the first episode! NCIS has been on for 11 full seasons, and it did not start out perfect, either. When I was young, my grandfather would have scolded you folks by saying that you wanted an egg in your beer. Give them some time. Mark Harmon is the executive producer, and I respect his judgment.
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