A whole episode full of David McCallum! I was in heaven! I was one of the young ladies with a massive crush on him, and on Illya Kuryakin, and on the young man he played who died heroically in The Great Escape, and on the young man he played on The Outer Limits, whose head grew enormous. He was gorgeous then, he is gorgeous now, and I hope he never retires. The character is so sweet ... I loved the little throwaway scene showing Ducky has always had a difficult time with his mother and her Corgis, too. Consistency. The young actor who portrayed him in this was fine, but no one has ever had that mystique and hint of vulnerability to him the way David McCallum always has. He really is one of a kind. Yep. Aged fan girl. It was a good story, too. Reading the comments of others, and the review, it is quite possible that Ducky and his lady friend may use up some of his large amount of vacation time. I hope it is just vacationing, not retiring, though. One of my grandfathers worked more than full time until he was 83. I think that Ducky could, too.He could, at the very least, supervise or consult. His character would be a considerable loss to the program.
"What do you think Castle fans? Can you wait one more month to see a Caskett wedding?" We have a choice? November sweeps ....
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.
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