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The Good Wife Review: A Mess, Indeed

This was one of the better "Good Wife" episodes of late...intense, complicated and in the end very gratifying. Diane stood up to Alicia and told her the unvarnished truth and she would be wise to accept the partnership. It's been a good home to her throughout all her trials and tribulations and I don't see her mixing it up with the Canning firm. I can't even imagine how lurid it would feel to be his "sidekick" for anything, but I sure know I wouldn't wish it on anyone! A prenup is a tough ticket and all is fair in love and war. This time I say well done and that's simply what it took to get a reasonable outcome for a life with a scoundrel for all intents and purposes. No telling just what Alicia is feeling at this point but it seems clear that this "good wife" may be just a teeny weeny bit fed up with being so...well, accommodating to everyone. It's high time she carved out a real life for herself instead of this limbo she's been dealing with ever since Peter had his dalliance with another woman. Once a cheater always a cheater? Or is that just the way men are? I hope not.

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Oh Nolan...it's so much more fun when you're in on every scheming so and so in town. I'm loving watching him play Padma like a fiddle and he and Emily are made for one another- schemer 1 and schemer 2 but in no particular order. Surely Aiden and Emily will find their way back to one another? I truly feel there is something between them that should last. It's just difficult for Aiden to deal with everything while Emily is "playing house" with Daniel so to speak and of course the "problems" with his sister. Certainly there is a lot of 'splaining to do where this story-line is concerned and I'm eager for everything to be exposed for what is is or isn't. In the meantime, I'm happy to watch all of the compelling characters in this nighttime soap opera because revenge is sweet!

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Let's face it, Cora is up to no good. She wouldn't know "good" if it hit her in the face...and I wish somebody would! No..she will never fess up to framing her own daughter and all of Storybrooke is simply much too blase about what the stranger saw or did not; regardless, they should be taking every precaution "just in case." But alas, I suppose that IS the show and we shall see what becomes of them in the future as the world looks on. I, too, wonder how on earth anyone could deliver that line-"I ate my boyfriend"-with a straight face but the humor has become yet another interesting and FUN character in the show. Kudos to the writers and I'd like to see even more fairy tale characters show up, even if it's only a cameo appearance. Keep this juggernaut moving along...but be clever about it!

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Hawaii Five-0 Review: I Want It That Way

I love this show for a lot of reasons-the locale, the cast and usually the writing. Last night's episode was no exception though I did not feel like getting caught up in voting for the "villain," choosing instead to pay attention to the show and one of the better episodes. Sometimes the "banter" between Danny and Steve can get a little tiresome, though I enjoy it in small doses. Kono is one hot and tough cop to round out the talented quartet we enjoy each week and I particularly liked all her work with Sang Min last night, a much better villain all-round than the troublesome Wo Fat. Andrew Lawrence could not have been more perfect as someone related to the wise-cracking Danny and it was clear that Central Casting had done their home work. Hope we see him again! No problem with the ending gimmick but I don't see that being a staple on prime time television...but let's keep this show going for the many positive reasons we all enjoy it!

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Revenge Review: Keep Your Enemies Closer

First of all...yes, I feel confused about the Initiative's intentions; in fact, I often feel confused about a lot of stuff on Revenge. What's clear is everyone has an agenda and nothing is as it seems. Visually the show is fun to watch and I'm talking more about the actors than the scenery which they chew with relish (forgive the pun). Padma's line was all too much for me and I'm afraid I really can't buy Nolan's interest in her, or any other female for that matter. He'd fare better with far less drama if he would just stick with men, right? And the Ryan brothers are most certainly still "around" and that's one big mess for Declan and Jack especially. in addition, I wonder what Helen Crawley meant when she said about her attackers, "I have a good idea!" Does she know who it was or will they get away with that deception? I'm not so sure, she seems pretty worthy opponent for our clever Emily. All in all, I DO think the writers need to tighten things up a bit and not make this too incredibly convoluted. Emily can carry this show and they should rely on her revenge-filled charisma more as they did in season I. Stick with the title and the title character and keep everything pointing at her or emanating from her!

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Grey's Anatomy Review: Cold Feet, Warm Heart

Yeah, I say well done, too but seems to me that Shonda is spending more quality time with Scandal than with our friends on Gray's
anatomy. I love Scandal, Gray's and Homeland, and though they're all very different, there are elements they all require to pique our interest. It should make each show better having the others as heads up competition, but that's not always the case. Last night's Gray's Anatomy was a winner however and I, too, was completely taken by Neve Campbell and her subtle yet extremely heartfelt performance...all grown up and looking good is our Neve; in fact, she's never looked better and I hope they expand her role...could be a very interesting dynamic? And Kudos to Christina for FINALLY telling it like it is-you never get anywhere when you don't let your own husband in on the truth. I knew...or rather hoped and prayed this was coming and I believe the second time around will be a charm...only thing is-what to do about that damn lawsuit and their "conflict of interest?" A great many things are truly important in this scenario and it's bound to complicate an already messy situation that I feel must head to a full on reconciliation. Derek is going to have his "hand" back, Neve will become part of the family and enjoy the birth of a healthy baby boy to her overbearing brother she loves unconditionally, Christina and Owen will reunite...Callie and Arizona will find the right shoes and Dr. Bailey will get another chance from Ben because that's just who he is (a really nice/handsome and all-round good guy) and Adele will unfortunately, but sweetly bid adieu to the show and Richard will at last be free to be whomever he wants to be. Now that's that but what's going to happen all around these couples to keep the suspense clock ticking as it usually does so well on this amazing show??? I'm a FAN, but look out...Scandal just may steal all the pie and cake, not to mention the unbelievably good writing and if ever a show has lived up to its name, it's SCANDAL!

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Oh...Glee, where art thou? Though I do love this show, it feels to me that something is amiss? Did they change their music producer, or engineer in the studio? The music just doesn't have the same "shinola" in it's arrangements, production and even the delivery seems forced. Is there anew choreographer on board...or no one at all? Whatever it is, I miss moments like Kurt singing, "A House is not a Home," clever medleys and a little more production value, please. At least the steps in NYC were a workable set for doing a musical number. OK, some of the camera work at the skating rink was good but Sam's frantic race around Brittany seemed forced and why does no one seem to care how these kids look? Sue made me happy last night and for some reason I got a kick out of seeing the gruesome twosome staring through the frosted window at the recipients of her sudden sense of humanity. Good for Sue...she needs a little redemption every now and then and oh yes, there was ONE scene that was lit well, costumed well and didn't fall nearly as flat as most of the other numbers...and that was the number with everyone in white...warm lighting and Christmas snow that made everyone happy, and it gave most of the glee club a nice moment or two "on mike." Butt just singing songs...any old songs is not enough and for some reason last night made me even more painfully aware that everyone is lip synching. I know they've always done that but somehow it's gotten worse. There's plenty of talent to go around but if you ask me, a certain someone is not present at the wheel, or they've run out of interesting ideas (shame ON...WHO?). The show desperately needs to get back on track and maybe they should put in a call to someone off beat like Dr. John to make sure they're on the right line, track and train before it pulls out of the station again. Clever, hip and just a little cool would be nice even though they are just high schoolers...but NOT just any ole high schoolers...these guys are National champs and every song choice and performance needs to be a winner...please? Pretty please?

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The Good Wife Review: Are You Serious?

It saddens me to see all these negative comments about this once great show. Do you think perhaps it is just a little "at sea" due to the fact that one of its "executive producers" jumped off the Tallahachee Bridge, so to speak. Tony Scott may have had more to do with this show than his title and I for one an more than willing to let this unfortunate chain of events sort themselves out and allow this great team of writers and actors time to get back to doing what they have done so well these past few years. Last year, it was consistently the BEST show on television, but now there's much more competition (much of it all on Sunday night I might add) AND THE LOSS OF TONY SCOTT WAS A TERRIBLE TRAGEDY. I say, hold on, The Good Wife will find its footing and we'll all be rooting for Alicia, Kalinda, Will and even Peter and Carey before all is said and done. Yes, I'm still a die-hard fan!

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Once Upon a Time Review: True Love's Mistake

Mulan seems like the new age Disney character that just doesn't have enough "antiquity" about her to give her any relevance, and Yes, she is mighty annoying and needs to work with them, not against them...especially since Aurora is totally on board. It's even hard to follow Mulan with that ever-flowing cape, at least quickly, as seen when everyone said, "We've got to hurry!" Mulan stepped off quickly but Snow and Emma were only able to dawdle as Mulan's cape took center stage-all of it! I bet i's been stepped upon more than once during rehearsals. Moving on...charming brought on the romance and some of those Zombies from the Walking Dead appear to have stumbled on to the wrong sound stage but why not-they didn't seem to be any real threat...not like that wicked Cora and...well, I somehow have to forgive Hook his shortcomings cause he's so easy on the eye and more than a little charming himself! Regina has no more "changed for good" (to coin a phrase from Wicked, the Musical) than Mr. Gold has given up magic for his one true love...but things are coming to a frenzied state of panic and I only hope they don't leave us completely hanging with Charming fast asleep and Snow and Emma under Cora's control in a land far, far away...until next season? Say it isn't so....puleeeze!

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What's not to love about this group from the "tekkkies to the hotties," it's all good-Hettie too! Best NCIS in my opinion and not to be missed!

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