OK, joining this discussion a bit late since I've DVR'ed the episodes and am just now getting around to watching them. I have to say the scene in the diner with Hodiak and Charmaine was EXCEPTIONALLY well done - the photography, the acting, the whole storyline was outstanding. I especially love the fact that Hodiak encouraged her to not only report what she SAW, but what she SMELLED and HEARD. That scene was an absolute work of art, and shows just how good this show CAN be. BTW, why is this the last review of Aquarius? Where'd you go, Ms. Harlow?
I was sad, too, to see Isis go. I mean, what possible motive can there be for killing off a DOG, for heaven's sake? Violet has stolen nearly all the scenes this season, and she keeps getting better. You go, Dowager Countess!
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OK, is there going to be a review of episode 12? Only one more episode to go and this show is just rapidly devolving. On a side note, WHAT have the TVFanatic powers that be done to this web site? It's awful and takes much longer to download.
Excellent installment. Good discussions about the future of the monarchy, technology's impact on Downton, women's rights emerging, and in general the changing of the times, which seems to be rapidly picking up pace. Just a side note to the reviewer - there was NO such thing as the morning-after pill, nor any other hormonal-based birth control, available at that time. I suspect Mary was pursuing a diaphragm, as that, and perhaps condoms, were just about the only available birth control back then. I am so glad that times have progressed to where women have many more choices, and are free to pursue those choices now. It's taken many decades, but we really have come a long way, baby. Kudos to Mary for being smart and progressive enough to realize that she must take control of her body and fate, and not trust a man to that decision. I am starting to see for the first time that she is ahead of her time, and actually admired her on this episode.
Yeesh. Stick a fork in it; this show is DONE. I had such high hopes for this series; it has disappointed me at nearly every turn. I will, of course, stick with it till the end, just because I'm a stubborn $#@%$! And because of Kurtwood Smith.
Wow, I just have to say that it seriously concerns me that for several reviews running, NOBODY is commenting on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. There are a few "shares" and votes, but I hope the lack of comments is not an indication of a dwindling audience. This is an EXCELLENT show that I really hope is renewed for a third season. The ensemble work is fantastic, and Andre Braugher gets better with each episode. Any thoughts, anyone? Is anyone invested in this show? Disappointed? Indifferent? Hard to gauge any possible fandom here...
Forgive me as I repost a previous response to an older Gotham review: I get the distinct impression I like this show much more than the reviewer. I tuned in from the first episode because it just LOOKED good, had a dark sort of atmosphere in the promos and seemed intriguing, and because I was so overjoyed at seeing the return of Donal Logue. I must make it clear here that I have NEVER been a Batman fan, not the comics, the movies, the TV shows, anything. I have thoroughly enjoyed this series and always look forward to the new episode. Somehow it's just what I thought it would be, a dark campy ride, somehow striking the perfect balance between the two. I am learning much about so many characters in the Batman universe, and have been doing my part researching the storylines, characters, and devouring just about everything I can find about Gotham and Batman. I see a lot that I have missed during my years, and have this show to thank for introducing me to all that. In particular, I relish the actors that play The Penguin and Alfred; they are simply outstanding. I look forward to greater character development and more of the relationship between Jim Gordon and Donal Logue's characters. And, on a side note, goodbye and good riddance (I hope) to Barbara. I much prefer Gordon as a lone wolf with an anger and a hunger. Barbara, and the actress that played her, adds absolutely nothing to the show. OK, repost over. I too like the campiness (and, no, it's not overboard ) that reminds us of Batman's comic roots but expands on the darkness that is Gotham and its denizens. This is a show VERY well done, and I am enjoying it very much. More, please!
Excellent post, Mickey 123. Sorry to reply late, I am playing "catch up" after the holidays! What a great point about Penguins swallowing Fish, I never thought of that! I am anxiously awaiting the day. I have had NO previous interest in Batman, and knew very little about any of the characters or backstory. I thoroughly enjoy this series as it is teaching me much about Gotham and Batman's universe, and I look more forward to each episode. Sorry the reviewer can't seem to get past a few hang-ups. This is simply one of the better shows on TV right now. And agreed about Barbara; I think Jim is so much better without her; I much prefer him as an angry, hungry detective with no (STUPID) distractions.
Finally, things are starting to get good!I thought that was a perfect younger Fred as well. These characters are starting to get a little dimension, and that's a good thing. This is the first time I am actually looking forward to the next episode. More Kurtwood Smith, please!
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