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Criminal Minds Review: Suffer the Nannies
5/9/2013 7:31 AM
As always, a most worthwhile show. I never like to see dogs being used as an evil weapon as the Rottweiler was, but as his owner was evil that was inevitable. Should have put the dog down too. The nanny was far more evil than in a hurry, she hated those kids, ignored them, physically abused them and didn't anyone notice the steam coming from the bath water? Way too hot, another form of torture. Which the unsub also used to torture.
I would love to have Beth (or another interesting, kind, funny woman who can make Hotch smile) back on the show. Often mentioned there should be more of Will and now Henry, missed Jack lately, too. The horrors of the show need to be a bit more balanced with the personal relationships. Those are what keep everyone sane after dealing with often ghastly nature of their job.
Criminal Minds Review: Reconstructing Reid
5/2/2013 8:23 AM
I agree with Sue totally until she mentions Hannibal. I don't want Criminal Minds replaced, just keep renewing it. The cast are all excellent in their parts and the writers keep coming up with great stories. But those writers also help create the varied and interesting team that is Criminal Minds. The personal relationships keep us coming back. While I love Reid and could watch Matthew Gray Gubler for days acting in anything, I think J.J.'s husband Will is also underused.
Castle Review: Framing Big Foot
4/16/2013 11:32 AM
Loved the show and everyone in it. It's got everything going for it: murder, mystery, cops, romance, bromance and great family relationships (the Castles, anyway). To those who don't like the characters... then don't watch. We don't need your negativism.
Criminal Minds Review: Head Games
4/11/2013 11:40 AM
Very good, suspenseful episode with plenty of twists and turn. Never enough of Dr. Reid but I'm getting used to being disappointed by the writers in that area. Hate waiting for May for a new one but know it will be worth it.
Criminal Minds Review: A Monster's Dance with Karma
4/4/2013 3:43 PM
One of the most rewarding, satisfying dramas on TV. This episode is a standout. Rates a 6 out of 5 stars. Members of my family have had to learn to deal with and overcome the effects of molestation, though not me personally. I do know it's an on-going process that ever only ends at death. By that I mean it's a life-long process. I am so happy that Buford got what he had deserved for 40 years... in real life I would say "hope it hurt like hell".
Buford's conversation to Islam was a sham and I hope no Muslims were offended by it. That perv's only god was himself. On the other hand, Morgan's most courageous moment of this entire series was standing in front of those cameras and admitting what had happened to him as a child.
May I just mention once again that more of Dr. Reid would greatly be appreciated. The one show this season that actually featured him was so heart-breaking we (the royal we, of course) would love to see more episodes in which he plays as important a part as Morgan did in this week's show.
Bones Review: The Secret Is In The Sauce
4/2/2013 10:30 AM
Love Finn. Maybe it's a regional thing, but his Southern sayings and attitudes are funny and heart-warming. Then when Hodgins went to so much work to duplicate the sauce we saw what a really good human he is, not the rubber-band snapping paranoid from the first season.
While we expect Brennan to be Brennan, the "perfect child" routine went a bit overboard. And while I disagree with most of Alex Indigo's opinions, I agree the writers like Booth too much. He is one of the most irritating characters on the show. At least Brennan has the brains to back it up, he's a know-it-all blowhard. Thank goodness she hasn't married him. And like Alex, I'm really looking forward to next week's episode.
BTW, do you think Hodkins and Finn might recoup some of Hodkins' lost fortune with the hot sauce?
Castle Review: Here's to 100 More!
4/2/2013 10:11 AM
Absolutely fabulous. What a great twist and so much fun while still keeping "on the job" for our crew. I'm watching it again today, I know there were bits I missed, but this show is one of the main reasons I still enjoy TV. Never has a romantic relationship between the two protagonists been done so well. Just enough heat to be interesting, but still the snarky remarks and solid working relationship. Well done... very well done.
P.S. Anyone who thinks Beckett was insensitive to worry Castle has clearly not watched this show for any length of time.
NCIS Review: The Agent and the Admiral
3/27/2013 4:27 PM
After meeting with McGee's jerk of a father I can now see how he has put up with Tony's sarcasm, practical jokes, insults and general stupidity all these years. He grew with someone like that, only with a mean streak. McGee's a great actor and really shone last night. Only Gibbs, Abby and sometimes Ziva have shown him any respect before, now maybe the viewers will. He's just naturally a good, loyal, kind, courageous man... not a joke even the writers feel free to make fun of on their whim.
What's with taking Jimmy back to his long-ago silly kid days? I felt like I was in a time warp with his inappropriate jokes and big stupid grins. He hasn't acted like that in quite a long while. What gives?
BTW, when is this top-rated of all shows going to be shown respect by the entertainment media and community? They should be winning awards, instead of one-offs from Showtime, HBO, etc. Just asking...
Castle Review: A Mob and a Mistress
3/26/2013 11:33 AM
This show just keeps on getting better and better. There are no minor characters, everyone has an important role to play. I always miss Martha and Alexis but they get their times to shine, too. Ryan was awesome. His character was so nuanced, the tough thug, the regret over the hurt he had caused, the really smart player. It's wonderful that there's always humor too, plus romance but never overdone. Well played, everyone. Well written, too, that goes without saying. Can't imagine ever getting tired of Castle.
Criminal Minds Review: Psycho Shell Game
2/7/2013 4:28 PM
Very good episode although there were unanswered questions. Gibson has real talent as a director. But more of Spencer, please. He's such a fascinating character and hides so much. He needs his own "Penelope" to help him through his bad times. And I'd like to see more of his mother... she's fascinating and their relationship is hear-warming.
Castle Review: Exes Come and Go
1/8/2013 12:43 PM
For a great character-driven show, not just Becket and Castle but all the regular cast, they also managed to have an interesting crime to solve. I was Castle-deprived after a month and would have been happy with a less-than-great episode but it turned out to be far more interesting than I had anticipated. Esposito and Ryan giving Castle relationship advice was so cool, you can tell they are watching out for Beckett and they don't want him messing things up.
Criminal Minds Spoilers: When Will We Meet the Unsub?
12/6/2012 9:30 PM
All I ask is a lot more of Spencer Reid. Lots, lots more. Gubler is so talented and the character he portrays so appealing I don't know why we don't have more screen time with him. I love all the characters, but Dr. Reid makes the show.
Bones Review: Joke's Over
11/27/2012 6:46 PM
I really enjoyed the show. The ick factor was actually funny and Booth was spot on with his stand-up routine. He's usually so grim and condescending it was a refreshing change. Brennan as usual can do no wrong, but sometimes it feels like she's just another character, not the "back Bones" of the show.
As for the other characters, I love them all (except for Pelant, may he roast in flames before he dies). I agree that there isn't enough Caroline (cher) any longer, she has a wicked sense of humor. So does Fisher with his deeply neurotic personality. I totally get Cam and Arastoo, he's always been a favorite intern and their relationship isn't taking over the show, it's like our little secret. Angela and Hodgins are always good, I just wish there were more time to develop their characters on a personal level. Same with Sweets and that darling Southern intern.
Anyway, I love the show, even the "fillers" and look forward to next week's episode, same as always.
Covert Affairs Finale Review: Annie Gets the Guy
11/21/2012 5:30 PM
Finally! Annie and Auggie get together. The chemistry has always been great. This show has grown on me and now it's set up for a great new season. Hope they handle the Annie/Auggie relationship as well as Castle does. Writers. are you listening? Can't wait to find out what Wilcox has up his sleeve and how Annie fits in with his plans.
Castle Review: Meet The Parents
11/20/2012 12:45 PM
Love this show, it's now my favorite. It's for grown-ups, which is rare on TV, and even when it's not as good as it could be, it's great. This episode was all over the place - in a good way. The twists and turns, including those on a personal level, kept me wondering just what would happen next. Not often does a show do that.
And yes, Becket and Castle certainly do work as a couple. This could go on for a long time and if they keep up with the great writing we'll never get bored. Every character is interesting and always changing, just as we do in real life.
Castle Review: May Fortune Guide Your Journey
11/6/2012 1:52 PM
Every week I think "Can this show get any better?
" and then it does. Hilarious in parts this episode, but who would have thought Beckett would be the uber-fan? I watch TV for entertainment along with some brain stimulation and this show just rocks it. It even satisfies my secret sappy side, the relationships are all so loving and/or supportive. Just keep doing what you've been doing, I'll be happy.
Criminal Minds Review: The Leg Whisperer
10/26/2012 8:23 AM
While this was a gruesome episode, we've seen worse. In fact, Wise played a far less despicable character than the villan on last week's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Even the photo of the dead girl on that show was worse (or more realistic) than this.
I'm just glad we're getting some more "Reid time" and would like to see it continue. As some have mentioned, he is quite concerned with privacy but that doesn't mean we as viewers and fans can't know more about his life. Seeing all his enthusiasm and charm put into a romantic relationship would be interesting to watch. We know from his bond with his mother Reid is capable of great love and caring. This week's cryptic look into his personal life could be the start of a great story arc for the show. How typical of him to find someone who seems to be in a difficult, frightening situation.
Castle Review: Shhh! Someone Knows
10/9/2012 4:12 PM
This show just keeps getting better and better. I agree with Lisa, I'll shake Castle's hand anytime. That scene was hotter than 99% of all the rolling around in the sheets we see all the time. I knew all along Martha was wise to what was happening, she misses nothing. I hope everyone else doesn't find out at the same time... the tension is one fun part of the show so let's drag it out awhile.
The Mentalist Review: A Desperate Grief
10/8/2012 11:32 AM
Just when you think this show can't get better it somehow does. This episode was so sad in some ways and yet had moments of humor. My only wish is that it was done in two parts. For such a fascinatingly evil murderer, interesting suspects and Jane's hallucinations, 43 or so minutes just wasn't enough. And Lisbon's feelings for Jane were so obvious. She cared more about what was happening to him, leaving Cho to handle the investigation until she made sure Jane was alright. Or as close as he gets.
I'm hoping this show keeps getting renewed. Like Leverage it keeps a viewer involved with wit. intelligence, great stories and characters plus superb acting.
Bones Review: Doppelganger Hijinks
10/2/2012 4:11 PM
Fun to have an episode with little of the overbearing bully Booth. No wonder none of the women in his life have wanted to marry him, they are too smart. Some viewers are calling Daisy annoying when she at least listens to what people say and tries to become a nicer person, unlike bombastic Booth. I'm sort of sorry for her with Sweets straying again. Sweets is a great character, I've liked him from the first and hope he is on screen more, but he's been using Daisy for too long.
Hope the season goes back to the crime fighting (or figuring out) and less of the Brennan/Booth battleground they call a relationship. Back to the lab, boys and girls, there's work to be done.
NCIS Season Premiere Review: The Aftermath
9/26/2012 12:28 PM
Tony asking Gibbs if he had called Dr. Ryan was Tony's finest moment on the series so far. He seemed to actually care about both of them. Good going...
Bones Review: You Slept Under a Bridge?
9/25/2012 12:33 PM
It's about time Brennan rebelled against control-freak Booth. He's so controlling and she's been more than patient, especially since her pregnancy. Being on the run for a while must have been a relief. Her father is much more adept at dealing with her than Booth. His arrogance is far from charming, a trait Max has in spades.
Most of the posters here seem down on Brennan. If one can't stand to see a strong, opinionated, highly intelligent person - who is a woman, no less - they why aren't they watching drivel like Dancing With the Stars? I identify with Angela, she sees the flaws but loves the person. Booth just wants to change her into his "little housewife" ideal.
The conflict is one of the things that make this show but we need more of Angela, Hodkins, Sweets, Caroline, Daisy and the other characters. Take a lesson from the show "Criminal Minds"... all the characters have their backstory and time to shine.
Castle Season Premiere Review: Not a Dream
9/25/2012 12:08 PM
ABC really surprises with this excellent program. Great writing, interesting characters, good plots, not too much sex but enough to keep us a little breathless and cast chemistry that is the best on TV. Usually I go to USA network for this kind of show.
Loved the humor, the tension between Ryan and Esposito is understandable but abating, Castle's panic when his mother and daughter came home early... it's all good. The bad guy was rather predicable, we all know politicians are criminals under their expensive suits. But Beckett's standing up to him and making the deal was awesome. That is one scary woman. Just one suggestion. Please go back to her hair style of the first season. It was edgy and powerful. Long hair does not a woman make.
NCIS Season Premiere Spoilers: 10 Things to Watch For!
9/18/2012 2:16 PM
Love the show and the spoilers. Don't like the endless bickering between posters on this site, though. What a waste of time. We all knew Ducky would be back as he signed another two-year contract months ago. The big question is: Will Tony ever grow up... will it happen this next season? I have my doubts.
Please, please bring back Jamie Lee Curtis. She is the only woman character that has had any real chemistry with Gibbs or had his respect. She's as smart and secretive as he is and is so hot... just like Mark Harmon.
Leverage Review: Triple Play
9/17/2012 3:28 PM
Love that this show takes chances and ups the ante. It's what we've come to expect of Timothy Hutton for over 30 years but seeing that the producers of TV make use of it is remarkable. Both shows were excellent. reinforcing the bond of the entire team. even when working on different missions. I hope they follow this trend more often. It's good to know we'll be seeing more of this show. As with some other TV series, they show how much "movies" made for the theatre suck. All the good writers and actors are showing up on TV. Way to go... I had much rather watch entertainment in my clean home than in the filthy movies theaters that are the norm.
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