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The Bridge Review: It's Not a Game

I think you're missing what will happen with Charlotte. She'll end up taking over some of the syndicate: she has nothing but the house and the tunnel (no money), she's already been hardened by her experience to the point that she shot Swayze, and the fact that she has slept with Marco (the subplot for everything it seems!) will make for an interesting second season for her to head a smuggling/? situation.

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WTH are you guys talking about "a good friend"? Steele was not "a good friend" and to say Jesse or Sam next is flat out laughable. He wasn't a Larry or a Simon but he wasn't even a Barry! Or a Sugar! I agree that he had to go darker this season, but when faced with the lives of everyone you love being destroyed, one might be surprised by what you have had to do. The only difference is in seasons past when the bad guys died (and they DID. A LOT), it was done after the screen cut and you didn't have to see it. Many of the times Michael and crew set it up so an enemy would take them out but they ended up dead nonetheless. If you thought the show never had darkness or death (um, hello CIA) then you haven't been watching.

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Burn Notice Review: Promises Must Be Kept

This is probably a dumb question, but is there ANY chance there are only 4 episodes left in the first HALF, then we'll have another half season after the break? Please?
I'm not ready.

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Fantastic episode.
Anyone ever notice that the moose walking around in Will's dreams is the same one on the shelf in Hannibal's office (that made a special appearance last night as the final murder weapon)?
I think that's Will's subconscious trying to "lead" him to realize what he already knows deep-down. I think that's supposed to come to fruition next week anyhow, but I've been saying that for a few episodes now. The statuette is just prominent enough to be noticed, but subtle.

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I have not read the books and thought the same thing the reviewer thought, so let's cut him some slack. You'd have to have been not watching any previous episodes to think Dany would just give up the dragon. I think she's so disgusted with the creep (I also think she has an inkling of the stuff he has said - somehow) and plans something devious to free these people. Bigger than Jorah or the other guy can immediately conceive of.
And Lord TwatBeard is awesome. My husband is considering changing his twitter handle to that.

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Hannibal Review: A Haunting Premiere

I am always so fearful of liking a show on NBC. The Event. Awake. Two shows that were promoted like CRAZY that I was afraid to love, and then figured heck, they promoted it so much, no WAY they'd cancel it right away. I love Deception and now have no idea how it would end. They're so stupid - fans don't want to bother investing in a show that they know NBC will yank. So, even with that intense trepidation, we really did enjoy the show and I liked this reviewer's review - hate to say it but most of the ones I've read lately are more unnecessarily (read: being caustic to feign intelligence) critical than they need to be. Looking forward to seeing where this goes!

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We loved this episode.
We also want to point out that most police would have done the same thing Carl did. That boy was NOT scared, he was closing the distance on Carl to his flank in order to obtain position. If he were flanked he could get inside Carl's reach and shoot Hershel. Carl seemed (to anyone who doesn't know him!) like the easy mark.
If he were really scared, he would have put the gun down the first, second, or THIRD time he was asked. And he would have stood still.
When faced with an armed assailant that you know means you harm (or at least did), and they are not complying with stopping and putting down their weapon, you shoot. Whether you shoot to kill or wound depends on the circumstances, but I think Carl did the right thing (and I'm a big softy liberal too, btw, all hearts and flowers).

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I love how people just flip out if an episode depicting a situation isn't how they think it would be in their myopic sense of the world. How many years did it take to bring down Gotti? Manson? Dahmer? McVeigh? SO many more. If you weren't aware, we do have humans at the FBI and other agencies who are not omniscient. And if you understood anything about combat you'd know that the risk was way too high that she'd shoot the girl in the head with the nail gun before anyone got a shot off, or in her last moment. NO ONE shoots a target with a gun to a head - the hostage has to move - unless it's a bad movie which you guys are basing your opinions on. In real life the good guys DO lose - a lot - and that's part of the reality of this. It's hard to "win" against people willing to die for their causes (see, again, Manson, WACO, etc.).

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Most of my opinions have been expressed here elsewhere, but the one thing I HAVE to say is that Regina DOES need some positive reinforcement when she makes a good decision once in a while! Each time she has some huge conscience moment, Henry doesn't so much as even say thank you, never mind hug her or something. She went through SO many of those this season with literally no reward. She is so desperate for love and approval that that would, frankly, be the best way to control her! SMH
I thought they were all jerks walking away from the well. If she sees somewhere she would belong she would soften. But alas, everyone's too busy being judgy. ESPECIALLY Henry. 30 seconds prior he's calling her his MOM and defending her, then he walks away. Little brat.

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Revenge Review: Hunting Season

I never thought of Aiden as falcon but that could be. Hackers can be really young - 12, 13 - and powerful. But Ems was only 8 or so when David Clarke was brought down. Aiden would have to then be a good 7 years older than her to have pulled that off and they seem really close in age. We know Nolan is a good amount older b/c Ems was only about 12 or so in the prison flashback and Nolan was a young adult. Padma's father - interesting idea. But if so, why would they need Carrion? Especially if the Falcon was capable of defending AGAINST Carrion, I imagine he could write it or better - he would have needed to anticipate what Carrion did and how to prevent against it. Each person I think of comes up with a 'no' on the age timeline. Grr.