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Major Crimes Review: Mommy Issues

This was a fantastic episode that never let up. I never got a chance to raid the refrigerator - thought I'd miss something. Kudos to the writers and the entire ensemble cast - they just keep getting better and better. And I totally agree with you, Carissa, NO RIOS WAS A TREAT! Does the Major Crimes show runner realize what an annoying idiot they have created and dropped on us/themselves??? DDA Rios' character actually kills each episode - no matter how good it was. I change channels when she comes on. Is anyone listening at Major Crimes???

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Hooray!!! I think Scott Foley is terrific! It would have been a scandal if Scandal had NOT signed him! ; )

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I tune in to this show because of the obvious bond the squad members have with one another and enjoy all of them in their own right. They are also starting to respect Raynor. However, I caught myself cringing having to watch Mary McDonnell in the Raynor role. While McDonnell is a brilliant actress, she just isn't warm and fuzzy, yet forceful, as Kyra Sedgewick was -which this show needs. This season I hope we get more of the squad and much less of both Raynor and Rusty. As for Rios (lots of negative "r"s here), if the writers' goal was to introduce us to a totally disgusting and useless character, they succeeded. Totally not sure why they needed a Rios with the big, superb cast they already have and Raynor being a legal eagle = Rios seems really redundant. Dump Rios. The writers already made sure no one would miss her. Otherwise, a good start to the season.

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NCIS Season 10 Report Card: A-

I gave this season a B+. I felt the show was much improved over the last 3 seasons but it still needs work. Did not like the finale. Getting sick of the writers splitting/blowing up the team for the summer (this has got to be about the 3rd or 4th time). Kinda lazy writing IMHO. I thought "You Better Watch Out" was much better than what I'm reading here. I totally agree that the Abby portrait, "Hit & Run" was the worst episode this year. I love Abby but the writers erroneously portrayed her in this ep as a whiny, sniveling, little girl. It was bad but kudos to the young actress who portrayed the young Abby. Bottomline: Season 10 was much improved over recent years. I think the show runners finally started listening to the fan complaints and got back to some basics. They can still do better. Hey, we're hard on NCIS because we know how good it CAN be!

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Let me preface this with I LOVE POI and watch it every week.
That being said, a heads up to the showrunners and CBS - I am seeing way too many comments on many sites in the past 4 months or so by POI fans saying they were dropping POI. Reason:
- they are having to "work too hard" to follow this show" due to
- "a very choppy season"; going weeks without a new episode - repeatedly;
- then coming back only to find too many new characters and plot changes to the point they don't know what's happening. I hope CBS is paying attention and will just leave POI alone - in order to repair the apparent damage done to them in season 2. Perhaps a summer of uninterrupted reruns acting as a primmer to our lost fans might help lead them back to the fold?

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Rachelh - I totally agree with you. You pretty much said what I was going to post myself. NCIS:LA has been pretty light on the blood and gore - now staples for many other shows. It has a big family audience - in part, because of this. Same question: are the writers testing the waters to see how far they can push the audience next year with regard to violence and gore? Are they hoping to go down a bloodier road next season? If yes, count me out. (I spent 4 years in the Middle East and got enough of the real stuff).

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I was cringing a little that POI's season finale might be a cliffhanger that is typically offered up by TV these days - an ebola outbreak, a plane crash, thermonuclear war. Instead, POI writers took the high road and worked hard at giving us a succulent ending to a great season. Thanks, guys! Enjoy the summer break - you sure earned it!

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Castle Review: Here's to 100 More!

I got a big kick out of this episode. It was very creative and surprised most of us no doubt! The only caution - beware crying "wolf" one too many times as after a while no one believes you when you need them most... (Aw, that's just another prank by Beckett and the boys).

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With Red Team I saw a lot of good actors who I have seen before - but no chemistry between any of them. If Red Team is picked up, they got a whole lot of work to do on this chemistry vacuum or the project will go down in flames - just like the Criminal Minds spin off that was just about DOA. I wish them luck!

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Hawaii Five-0 Review: Talk Derby to Me

Sorry. Roller derby and Dog the Bounty Hunter turned me off completely. This "police procedural" is getting really silly. Click.