Sue ann

@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.

Sue ann

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.

Sue ann

I think they need room for the cameras. Also, they don't seem to have a lot of specialized rooms -- file cabinets, desks, etc., are all in the great room. The kitchen/dining area is partially open to it. It certainly gives them a lot of options for camera angles. I remember that one of the constant complaints in the commentaries on the DVD's of Stargate SG-1 was that even with a cut down the middle of the conference room table, they had a miserable time trying to make interesting camera shots of people sitting and talking in that room. It really drove them nuts, and it went on for ten years. It appears to me that NCIS New Orleans does not plan to fall into that trap. That is just a guess. But the most functional apartment I ever saw in my life was a second floor apartment which was just one huge room, and an enclosed shower stall. There were no interior walls at all. I did not rent it because the landlord was hinky, but I have never forgotten it, either. This set is equally flexible.

Sue ann

I think it was just a MacGuffin to bring in an NCIS crossover from one of their characters.

Sue ann
NCIS Season 12 Episode 1 Review: Twenty Klicks

No, I noticed that too. It is not the first time that they have broken the laws of time and space, however. It is sloppy writing.

Sue ann
Under the Dome Review: Thank You, Jim

I think it is possible that he could only handle the egg because he was trying to do what the egg wanted, which is send it back inside the dome. It would be interesting to see if that egg can kill the men pointing guns at him, or whether it cannot, or will not, or just does not.

Sue ann

And very, very handsome! Eye candy who can dance! He speaks well, too, in the sense of, what he says is actually interesting.

Sue ann

As someone or other pointed out last night, Keo will join the dance troupe, and we will see him in that this season. It is too bad that his first week was his last as a partner, but there will be more seasons, probably. He certainly is a handsome and personable young man.

Sue ann
Under the Dome Review: Whoopsy Daisy!

A respectable ending would be everyone escaping, or travel normalized between under and outside, or at least, an explanation. I would rather see it renewed, though.

Sue ann
Castle Review: No Happy Ending

I can't say that I agree, or disagree, but it is an interesting postulation. I wish I had the time to go review past episodes right now, but I don't. However, this has been generally a lousy season, and I was not kidding when I volunteered Alexis or Gates as those to sacrifice. The writers turned Alexis from a sweet, smart, charming young woman into a snarky, bitchy brat. I don't see where her character has ever really recovered. Different writers just left that part out lately. I still wish she was gone. Oxford, as she mentioned once, would be nice. Stay. Get every degree you can think of. I cringe every time she opens her mouth. That is why I was concentrating on her face, and noticed the porcelain skin of the actress who portrays her. I am still annoyed every time someone has to call Gates "Sir". It is disrespectful of women to imply that only a man (a SIR) can command the respect engendered by that position. We women have enough to overcome in the working world. We really do not need other women to refuse to be recognized as women in order to assert the power of their position. The most powerful persons for whom I have ever worked have been women, and there was no doubt about either their gender or their power. And they went by "Ma'am" or their names. NOT "Sir". I found most of this season so generally boring that I have made no effort to be home to watch it on television the last two months, and I have no other way to watch it. No DVR, or whatever. It could very well be that the spark of conflict is gone. Richard Castle has always been extremely submissive towards women (not surprising), but this year, they have made him practically a toady. I used to think, and say, that this show was very well-written, and was maintaining the clever repartee and spice level of the greats of the genre, like the early Thin Man films. This season, they did not do that. It was not the Moonlighting Curse, I don't think. But you are right. Something is really missing. Let's revisit this point right before season 7 starts. I promise to watch the whole run of the show this summer. (I have the DVD's). (Tell ya how low it's fallen in my estimation -- I have not yet opened the DVD set for Season 5. It used to be my favorite show.)