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White Collar Review: Cooper 3

How many times has Neil done something to save Peter's Bacon? Something, that in the long run, helps Peter out.
Neil should stand up for himself and say to Peter... "You know what? I'm tired of you always thinking I'm bad and that I'm incapable of doing the right thing in your eyes. The next time you get in a jam perhaps the best thing for me to do is DO the right thing in your eyes and let you hang out to dry! You need to get off of your high horse! You and that wonderful your career of yours would be FINISHED if it wasn't for me going out on a limb FOR YOU! You and your lovely wife would be talking to each other on a phone between thick glass if it wasn't for me STICKING MY NECK OUT FOR YOU! Yes! I did some things that were 'necessary' in order to keep you from rotting away in a cell. It's NOT ALWAYS BLACK AND WHITE PETER!" I'm really getting tired of Peter's character. I hope that he does go to Washington. We need some new blood on the show. It's getting boring with Peter's incessant I'm so perfect that I smell like Vanilla pudding / holier than thou attitude. Actually, now that the show has progressed, I'm really getting tired of the show's original premise. I'd like the show much better with a much cooler Agent than Peter and Neil OFF of his ankle bracelet fighting crime side by side. A go getter Agent along side the convicted Felon whiz kid and his quirky side kick Moz. I'm glad to see Hagan dead. Yay! I'm glad that the writers didn't drive that plot line into the sub basement. Rebecca's files for the White Collar Division were in what looks like TWO drawers of that array of file cabinets. What are in the other 33 drawers? Who was Hagan talking to? It's also surprising that Rebecca, as calculating as she is, would be so sloppy as to leave the 'device' with the yellow and green wires so plainly visible on the wall next to the door. Neil can't catch a break for his love life it seems. I'm thinking Rebecca is either in charge (of Hagan and others) or she's answering to yet another more sinister foe. She's a beautiful and sinister. Perhaps she's orchestrated all of this all the way back to working in the Museum , leaving crumbs if you will, seeing moves way ahead of the her opponents on the Chess board so that Neil would 'use' her to get what she could not get done.

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Nikita Series Finale Review: Freedom

I enjoyed all of the different series to tell you the truth. Each had its strong points and weak points. For me this Nikita has had some obnoxious writing faux pas over the seasons, but this last episode was pretty decent. I try not to compare too much. Each is relevant to its time. Look at how many versions there are of "The Tomorrow People"

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Why is this review on the Recent Episode Reviews?
These reviews should NOT be located here. All of these reviews are for episodes that aired many months ago!

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Why are we getting reviews for this show right now? Every time I see one of these reviews on this site I'm thinking to myself oh good the next season has started only to find out that it's not.

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Nikita Series Finale Review: Freedom

I can't complain about the writing on this episode. It was a great ending to a really good series. I am curious though, all of the prisons that the 'writers' on this show dream up (the Plexiglas enclosure Percy was in and others) never seem to taking into account people having to use the toilet and in Amanda's case eating and drinking. Unless they plan on feeding Amanda through a tube and giving her some water she'll be dead from lack of water in 3-4 days max and if not given any food; anywhere from 10-60 days.

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Peter needs to look at the big picture. Getting tired of his holier-than-though, everything is black and white attitude. He should be thanking his lucky starts he still has a job. Neal could have said, you know what? You don't appreciate it when I go out on a limb for you, you don't trust me, you never will, so why don't you just go through the system, take your chances and if it doesn't work out you can sit in Prison for the next 25 to life years. By the time you get out, if ever, I'll be off of my ankle bracelet and you can become a CI. I hope that Rebecca is not a monkey wrench thrown into the gears. I like her. Let's think about it. She was working in the Museum. I can't remember do we know for how long? If she had been working there for several years it would be unlikely she's in cahoots with Hagan (a character I'm getting tired of) so I hope she's genuine and there's a real love interest there. They make a good couple and the fact that she's not too uppity or Peter-like that she can accept Neal for who he is; being a criminal, makes her pretty decent in my book. The only thing I hate about this show (at least for me) is the really hideous music / opening show credits. I have to scramble to hit the mute button every time. For me that opening music is like fingernails sliding down a blackboard. I'm not a big fan of show's theme songs anymore. That was so yesterday. Blue Bloods has a theme song that I really look forward to. It's melodic, well produced and classy all at the same time. It's short and very pleasing to listen to. I don't like shows with long, drawn out theme songs for the simple reason is that after the first time it's just something that we have to suffer through over and over again. Take for example Charlies Angels from a long time ago with Farrah and friends. That theme song was about 2 minutes long. That is not part of the commercials, it is part of the show. Fast forward to today. We have shows with long story arcs or complex themes. If we have a show that has been on for 14 Seasons, with an average of 24 episodes per season and it has a 2 minute theme song, then over that period of time, 11.2 hours has been wasted or lost on the repetitive theme song that could have been extra scenes / content for the actual story line. Sorry I digressed.

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The Mentalist at Midseason: Grade It!

I for one am glad to see that the Red John saga is over. What's going to happen to the other cast members? Are Grace and Rigsby being written out of the show? Or, did I miss something. Were they mentioned in Patrick's list of conditions? I don't like the idea of PJ and TL getting together. I like the new feel of the show. Now that Patrick is doing stuff for the FBI it opens up a whole lot of new doors and that brings with it a whole new set of interesting problems to solve. If the writers/producers don't screw it up, it could lead to a whole new lighter format that could have at least as many new seasons that we've already had. Look at Bones with 9 seasons, NCIS with 11 seasons or CSI with 14 seasons. There is no reason, if the writers can write some compelling Patrick solving style episodes, add some more of Cho's deadpan humor, a love interest for Patrick that's not Lisbon and some light hearted humor all the way around, that this show could not keep going for a long time.

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I really like Brooklyn 99! I think it's great. Dad's was awful. Never watched Mom or Super Fun Night. I was on the fence with Lucky 7. Had the writing been just a wee bit better, it might have gotten some legs. I have a complaint about how most Polling is done. Instead of having to choose just one show, there should be multiple choices where we could indicate, for each show, our preference on a number scale that scored how much we loved it or hated it and a N/A if we had not watched it.

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Blue Bloods Review: The Blind Spot

This was a show that I passed up on when it first started airing on TV. I guess that, at that time, I was not in the mood for yet another cop show. So, for the first 3 season, I never gave it a chance. A few weeks I happened to watch the first episode on line. And that led to the next and the next and after a marathon of episodes I'm finally caught up. This is an amazing show from a lot of perspectives. Tom Selleck is the perfect Commissioner and the rest of people are cast brilliantly. One of the great things about this show is the family meals. This is the way things should be done, where the entire family sits down and shares their thoughts. I'm jealous of all of the fantastic food they get to eat! But it is a good example of how much our society has been fractured. I wonder how many families actually have this traditional Sunday meal gathering these days. With everybody Facebooking or Tweeting or Pinning things, do we, as a society even get together as human beings in real life anymore? I also have to say, that this show has one of the most enjoyable opening theme songs of any show that I watch. It's a smart, classy and melodic theme. I give it a A+ or 100. White Collar's theme song is (at least for me) one of the most obnoxious, irritating themes of any show that I watch. I have to scramble to hit the mute when it comes on. I give it a F- or 0. Getting back, Blue Bloods has some really great emotional moments and some terrific character development. That being said, I do have a complaint about Danny's character. You would think that he would have learned by now, NOT to yell POLICE, while holding his badge when he's still 30 feet away from the person he and his partner are trying to apprehend. He should be walking around, like he's sightseeing, until he's right up on top of them. Of course if he's made then he's got to run after the perps. But normally he's the one that's tipped his hand way to early. This is a great show. I'm glad I started watching it.

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Nikita Review: No More Secrets

There are times when I am glad this series is ending; I'm so tired of the writers, penning these idiotic scenes where the characters do really stupid things! Ryan Fletcher's been fighting Amanda for years, he's been kidnapped; confined to a chair; he's learned Amanda is still alive; he's found out that she wants to take over, he escapes the chair; knocks Amanda out (glad to see that happen - a favorite scene in the show), he kills the guard and THEN, what does he while he has a gun in his hand? He leaves the room and goes hallway! Seriously? After all he's been through with Amada? Why didn't he do the absurdly obvious? Empty the GUN into Amanda? With a "Will you finally DIE you F#$KING piece of $hit bitch? DIE!" Instead, he gets into a firefight and that results in him jumping out a window. Now he's dead and indestructible Amanda is STILL alive, for now. If Amanda had been killed he might have made it out of there or if he had taken her hostage... I suppose we needed this to we can get to the finale, but all through this series, there have been these massive brain farts by the characters that have allowed the villains to repeatedly escape. I like good drama that's uses some modicum of common sense with a dose of 'reality' within the framework of the story. You can write a great series without having to sacrifice the 'intelligence' of the characters. It's one thing for characters in a show to be outsmarted by villains. It's quite another to continually let the villain get away because the writers have written 'stupidity' into a character. This whole series has been fraught with faux pas by 'supposedly' super trained agents that have done some bone headed things. Sorry to see Ryan's character get the axe. If anyone deserved to have a break it was him.