Okay I love Dallas. I had to catch up on the seasons. I like Christophers character with Elena. They may have seemed boring but they made a great couple. I also loved he relationship between John Ross and Pamela. John Ross is an ass but without him being an ass the show wouldn't be interesting. They need to pull out emmas character because she is just annoying. I don't know if I like the fact that they changed Elena's character to a bad girl but I am looking forward to seeing season 3 I just hope Christopher and Elena get back together.
Raylan and Art and their banter back and forth is what really hooked me on this show, now I'm not really feeling it...Ava and Boyd together works, them being apart doesn't! Please bring what used to be a GREAT SHOW BACK!!?
I am not happy with the storyline at all!!! I don't like Art and Raylon mad at each other, and not working together, TOO MUCH ANGER AND HOSTILITY!!! PLEASE GET Ava out of prison!!!
If the RJ mid-season mess was the fallout from negotiations with Heller re his leaving, I will forgive everyone involved in it. No more hard feelings and we move on (hopefully). Simon did order that no mention be made of RJ in the Blue Heaven episode and he has been an executive producer for some time. That means he has something to say about what goes into every episode. (It also means he has the ability to take Heller's place and reshape TM to his own vision.)
The TM concept was Heller's so he has contractual ownership of it. He could have run out S6 following the story arc and ending the series but he allowed it to end mid-way and jump-start something new. Sounds to me like a lot of people wanted to keep TM going so there had to be negotiations with Heller re what they could keep. I think Heller would want to accommodate them as much as he could while not giving away his intellectual property. So apparently the deal was that everything goes, including the RJ concept and everything related to it, except - so far - Jane, Lisbon and Cho (with Rigsby and Van Pelt kept on briefly to help the transition with a new killer that creates a way to get rid of peripheral cast members who might still be on contract.
We will NEVER hear RJ spoken of again, nor will we hear about Jane's family being murdered, only that they died and Jane has had difficulty dealing with that. The wedding ring will have to come off very soon so even their deaths will not be mentioned. Also, Jane may not do any more "psychic" stuff because that was Heller's idea, but he can still be a mentalist with keen observational skills.
Probably Heller allowed a few things like the wedding ring hangup to be kept for a few episodes to smooth the transition. Maybe that Blake Association was created at the last minute to allow for a smoother plot
transition, but with no mention of RJ.That's the only way it can make sense, since it is unrelated to anything RJ was shown to be interested in.
So what we have here IMO is not the TM writers screwing up because they weren't paying attention to their own story line, but the entire production being faced with a Heller bailout and how to deal with it and still keep TM going as the same show yet not the same. This tells me there will be a S7 because this "dangerous" switch had to have the OK from CBS. If no S7 was planned there would have been no need for the mid-season story breakup. The series would have simply ended credibly as the story line dictated. Maybe CBS went along with this because of those 7-year contracts and it was easier to work out a way to do a S7 without Heller than to deal with that. Just my best guess at this time.
Sounds like a good guess. You know for me that's kind of bitter sweet because Heller didn't do what he promised. He didn't close properly. Like a deer in the head lights, he saw a new opportunity and took off. Clearly he didn't finish what he started. He didn't care about the back lash by fans and lashed out at them by calling then internet lunatics. This is not a good way to sell a product to a fan base and I won't be watching Gotham, even if they shoot it in my living room. I understand that in Hollywood you have to strike while the iron is hot. But don't poke me in the eye with it in your way out. He made this a big waste of everybodies time chasing the almighty dollar all over the place. In the meantime were all sitting here just looking at him. We see you Heller. Whatever. So now we know what's, what. I do hope the show makes it under Simons direction, I believe he is more in touch with his fan base anyway.
Your take on the situation makes a lot of sense. Waiting for May to come along will be hard. Or.....maybe we will hear something sooner. Just because.......I would like someday to hear the inside story (if there is one). For me there is no other show that has caught my attention as much as TM. I guess I would like to know what went on because I have spent so much physical time watching, and mental time trying to figure it out, and am a die-hard fan that I deserve to know.
A little obsessive, I guess. Anyway, I wish every one of them well and hope they are fulfilling their hopes and dreams.
Washgurl: My feelings exactly! Now assuming the Heller bailout in mid-season, I'm wondering what they will do for the DVD special that is usually included with the season DVDs. Heller is always on somewhere. Will he be on for part of the discussion or none? Surely they will have some commentary on the season. If so, it will be mostly public relations B.S. but we would still learn something about what really happened. We are all very good at listening between the lines and reading body language. 6 years of TM will do that to you.
Rationalgal, you said a mouth full! You are an enlightened one. Get your Mentalist card stamped. Everybody has been spot on till it's getting kinda spooky in here. Wow! This is great! Hey, can you read my palm?
I don't think so. We are all in the same boat with you. AND WE NOT ROWING WITH ONE ORE! I think that was a bunch of crap. We invested in him and he bailed. He should have let the show run it's course. Instead of that he gave us the abridged version. While it may have worked for some it was rather anticlimactic for me. I get the philosophical ending and it was good. But I had to dig deep for it. I'm still not sure if that was me or him but that was not the way that story was suppose to end. I know it, he knows it and everybody else knows it's. I hope he doesn't pull this same crap at FOX. Cause the next thing he will be looking for is a train out of Hollywood and I'll sell him the ticket!
I liked seeing the sybling relationship between Amber and Drew. I am also over the Max story line and I hope they don't start a charter school. Still a great show and nice review!
Can't wait!! Time to get Sam and Andy back on track :-)
End it now, and get to making a second Firefly/Serenity movie, Fillions true masterpiece.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE WRITERS!?
Sheldon never get drunk on purpose, only by deceives
And finally they remeber Stuart, what i remember that he lived with Raj now, or did he move in a ghost chapter?
I want one to fit in those small wine bottles you buy in a four pack.
I think you all are right. This may have been Heller's way of ending the RedJohn arc. He did write that episode. Simon says he's vested in the show, maybe he will buy it. I hope something good will happen. So, if he does, I'm going to be the first one in line to be a new cast member. I could be really good for the show! I could lick on Jane and smack Kim around. Slap! Put that wand down and get back to work hag. I'll be back, I'm going to get my head shot. B-)
hahaha! She's ready for her close-up, Mr. DeMille! :D
I know right, crap, now I have to go find my best side. Ooops, no I don't, I LOOK GOOD ALL OVER! OK, I AM READY! :-D
Ani, the "new" TM definitely needs a character like you. Try not to steal every scene!!
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