I hear you! The gathering and management of real time patient information is rife with objections and (most importantly) the inherent confusion that comes with cross-platform multi-formatted patient records. It's a huge task - here in Canada, the effort is there, but it's a constant uphill battle. Halo wasn't being touted as an information-gathering device, so much as a health device. They put the emphasis on that, which made it more palatable to the masses. Although Travis' transmission which interrupted the halo presentation shouldn't have come as much of a surprise to the audience. The pitfalls of a Big Brother device like that should have been obvious from the get-go. Still, I maintain that there is a mass innocence/willful ignorance about devices in general. Many people are starry-eyed at the prospect of new technology and will go out of their way to get their hands on it. I know I'm repeating myself a bit, but look at the buzz around the iWatch: it too is being touted (probably leaked by Apple) as a new wearable health device. In fact, it's the *ultimate* health device, making others obsolete. It's going to transmit your data to your other iDevices, I think - and therein lies the hole. If it transmits to the cloud, where else can it go? Most people I know tend not to think about such things. As to your question: no, binge-watching didn't answer all of my questions about Brad, and it for sure didn't shed much light about the traveller. I think your guess as to it being future Kellog is brilliant - and it's something I hadn't considered. It makes sense - the man is far more nasty and opportunist than either of the young Alecs (or old Alec) were.
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I binge-watched the last four episodes, primarily because it was otherwise hard to follow. So many different plot lines, to go along with the various timelines, just made it a chore. Binge-watching actually helped a lot: I'm guessing that this series - especially the final season - would have done much better with ratings if had been posted all at once on Netflix. That said, the writing was otherwise quite good, as was the acting. As a native of Canada, I can tell you that we don't take kindly to being tracked. We're probably on a par with America that way. But, like America, I think we take a lot of gadgets for granted, and don't stop to consider the many ways in which our metadata is put out there. As a prime example: Facebook. As another: smartphones in general. Both of these mediums track a heck of a lot of our collective data - data that we trust is not being used against us. Enter NSA and yadda yadda….now our governments have the ability to know everything about us. I didn't find the Steve Jobs-like auditorium deal hard to believe at all. Remember when the first iPhones came out? People did exactly like the show described: they missed work, and they lined up outside of stores just to get this new gadget. Watch the same thing happen when the Google Glass product launches, or when the new Apple iWatch makes its debut. We love technology - all of us, not just Canada - and we'll trample each other in an effort to be the first one on the block with one.
I loved the introduction of the wolf at what would be the end of Lorne's life. We saw it in two scenes: the first when it stopped Gus in his tracks (coincidentally at the cabin in which Lorne was staying) and then later when Lorne saw it just before Gus shot him. Beautiful.
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I'm not at all surprised it's being renewed, site unseen. It's got Vince Gilligan at the helm - and he's more than proven his worth. I think he may have put AMC on the map, actually.
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I found it nearly impossible to watch the first few minutes of the show, what with the wide-open mouth and someone digging at food (or whatever it was) in the teeth. So disgusting that it got me laughing. I think Lorne didn't shoot Lester right away because he wanted him to help move the bodies and help clean up the elevator. Both Lorne and Lester are clearly psychopaths. The only differences are the level of confidence and experience at it. Neither has any empathy - truly - for anyone other than themselves. I mean, that was a scumbag move on Lester's part, dressing his wife to make it look like him. What do you want to bet that Lorne immediately knew it wasn't Lester in the coat, but shot her anyway? That would be typical of him, I think. Interesting that when Molly was questioning Lester, his wife covered for him when she asked about why they left the hotel so soon. So his wife must have been aware that Lester had something to hide. I wondered about that. Lester's hubris has caught him. Now he has to clean up after Lorne and then try to get out of town, if he can. I'm beyond pleased that Key and Peale are playing such a big role in this production. Those two guys are hilarious.
Either viewers stopped watching - in which case the showed registered a drop in viewership…..or they kept watching, hoping the show would improve - in which case the viewership was maintained. You can't have it both ways, @Grumpycat. You are entirely welcome to your opinions on the show, but don't expect anyone to swallow the idea that you speak for everyone. Your continual lack of logic is at least entertaining.
"The poll is obviously rigged". LOL!!! I'm the one who created the poll but forgot to wear my black hat. And lets look at the (lack of) logic in your argument for a moment. If viewership for NCIS has gone down, it seems likely that those who left wouldn't bother reading reviews anymore nor would they vote in polls beneath those reviews, because what would be the point? They'd have no point of reference. I certainly wouldn't participate in a review poll of a TV program I no longer watch. So….any comments or polls undertaken by anyone would necessarily only reflect the views of those who are still watching the show . As for your projection: please feel free to check back in here at the start of Season 13.
Looking back, it seems obvious that Hayley would be attracted to Andy. He's just like her father: goofy as hell, but with a heart of gold. She and her sister don't understand it yet, but he's *just* her type. I think he'll be back.
Did you notice how Paige's pastor played such a big presence this season? She watched him with such fondness when he was carted away by the police at the protest. The man's presence is large on the small screen, and in Paige's life - which leads me to think that he might actually be a spy himself, planted by the Centre as a means to get Paige on board, in case her parents objected. At this point, nothing much would surprise me.
While I don't think Voigt shot him, the bigger mystery is: what took place when Voigt and Jin had that heart-to-heart? We didn't get to see it all. And how did that discussion affect Jin's decision to put that data on a flash drive - and to whom did he mail it? Very interesting cliffhanger.
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