When I finally got to watch the episodes on CBS (I was watching *Dancing with the Stars* and it clashed with this show), I loved it! When I was a kid, I watched Wonder Woman and it filled a need in me for female superheroes. Supergirl reawakened that childhood feeling and I loved it! And now that DWTS is off, I can watch Supergirl on TV instead of just on the computer!
I am loving this show. Yes, it's a little like Grey's, but I find it more accessible and easier to identify with the characters. Like Grey's, I do tend to cry a little with each episode but it's not silly :).
I can understand Jo's sentiment. To a degree. But overall, she's childish and whiny and nitpicking. This is like a gf coming into the picture and getting mad at her bf for being committed to his family, all the while loving that he's family oriented. Meredith is his family. They are the last two. They've been to hell and back. This didn't suddenly start, jo went into her relationship with Alex seeing and knowing this and I guess thought it would change. You don't get to willingly go into a situation like that and then bitch about the situation constantly. It's like knowing your bf has a female bff and then getting jealous every time they spend time together. You knew going in. If she knew she couldn't handle it their relationship shouldn't have went any further. Period. I'm protective of Meredith and Alex's friendship too. I guess I already know I would be that person. An Alex or a Meredith in this situation. If you can't handle my family or my friends then we might not work. Jo will probably say yes. I hope she says no. I've never felt like she and alex are compatible. Maybe if it was a few seasons ago they would be but now Alex has matured and Jo is childish. She needs to focus on herself and her work. 2. I have never been a big Meredith fan. But I've actually enjoyed her this season. But yeah, she's definitely still grieving and it's coming out. She lashes out at Amelia the most, but to be fair Amelia has a remarkable ability to not know when to let something go. Almost every blowout they had could have been less damaging if Amelia knew when to back off, or let something go, or choose a better time, or know when to make something about her. She tends to lash out too. She chooses the absolute worst times to say the worst things and she tends to lack tact which makes it worse. So it's almost like she puts herself in the horrible position of Meredith lashing out at her and then is shocked when it happens. Mer not telling her about Owen (which was respectful to me) wasn't s personal attack on Amelia and shouldn't have even led to the Christina and Derek stuff. Nevertheless, they're a bit toxic but contrary to Meredith belief, they're sisters their relationship is that of teenage sisters. They are a mess and it's horrible but interesting too. 3. I know it seems strange to people but I get it and I like it too. They were due to connect deeper. They've always been in each others orbit. Mer has clung to Alex the most since Derek and it makes sense. There's that nostalgia and he represents the good parts of her past. He reminds her of Christina and the beginning. Owen was Dereks friend. Mark is long gone but Owen is there and he was the other spouse of the other twisted sister and there's a nostalgia there too. He was there with her when Christina was around and Derek was alive (as opposed to Amelia who was related to Derek and reminds her of Derek but wasn't there). Owen doesn't have anyone. Christina is gone, teddy is gone, Derek is gone. He doesn't have a person and he also happens to be an internalizer, who gets anti social and slips into the dark side (his PTSD is already triggered again).I think Meredith relates to him a bit, but she also wants to be his person because she recognizes all the above. It doesn't matter that they didn't always get along. He's kind of her family too. I actually think it goes beyond a promise to Christina. I think she's genuine in her concern and would have gravitated to him even if she didn't make a promise to yang, given the circumstances. I also thought she handled the inquiry with his mother well. She didn't ask for any information or tried to violate hid privacy but she asked as his friend should she be concerned. You figure she probably knows many things his mom does not especially regarding his mental health and his mom obviously knows more than she does. She didn't ask for specifics but she did want to make sure that her approach was the right approach. She's been giving him space while letting him know that she's there for him, she's been watching him carefully. In a way they deal with situations on a similar level which is probably why she does have a better shot at relating to him then Amelia does because Amelia is more open. Again that has nothing to do with Christina. 4. I watched PP for a season, stopped, but did tune in for that 3 part rehab bit because it was intriguing. I'm concerned for Amelia but she has a solid foundation here, even with Meredith. But Maggie especially. Stephanie. Richard. Owen even though he's messed up too they won't be toxic to each other. 5.i don't like most of the covers at all. They're too loud at times and sound obnoxious. Oops and Ignition for example were just obnoxious. The timing was weird too. I did like Chasing Cars and As long as you love me, which I discovered both were covered by the same band so, apparently I only like them and their covers. I haven't been a fan otherwise.
Ah you said so many good points re Mer & Amelia & Owen-I couldn't articulate them so thank you! I like your point re them being sisters but teenage ones. Mer took AGES to warm to Lexie and Derek helped her a lot. She's been SO much better with Amelia but is Amelia left it's not like Cristina leaving-Amy saw how close M&C were so it seemed ridiculous of her to bring C up: that cannot go well! She was spiteful to Mer, just saying things to be hurtful cos she is hurt-I understand she feels abandoned but Mer has only known her a short while & it's been a negative period throughout re Derek in DC, Cristina leaving, Derek's death, Mer leaving & new baby plus widow stress....I 'm seething at what she said about Derek being disgusted if he saw Mer now...I think he'd be impressed and repeat his elevator love letter proposal to her: 'when there's a crisis, you keep moving forward and get the rest of us to'!)
Loved the reference to Macgyver by Dr. Wade to Pride for being 'able to Macgyver 5 course meals with nothing but tuna, honey, and parsley' or am I the only one who heard it........
You were not the only one you heard that! It definitely earned a smile out of me.
Allison, regarding "I'm not an expert on medical cures or anything, but did anyone else find it weird that Sylvester's obsession with antibacterial soap somehow lead to him curing an ancient fungus?" When people over-use antibacterial soap, they can develop "superbugs" - e.g. highly resistant (read: strong/powerful) strains of bacteria on them. But, if in small quantities, not enough to make him sick = he'd develop antibodies to protect himself. You beat fungi with bacteria, so super fungi needed super bacteria. It definitely had to be a little of a perfect storm, but not so far fetched that I rolled my eyes. Signed, TV Fanatic's Regular Science Nerd Commentor
Oh Megan...you will be missed. That hit me like a ton of bricks. Walter has to come to grips with losing his sister and Sylvester is a widower already! I cried for everyone!I'd like to see how we are going to move forward and hope Megan isn't forgotten too soon.
I just came across this interview with Emily Wickersham by Parade Magazine about the challenges Bishop is facing this season. It's interesting stuff: http://parade.com/438255/paule...
Some interesting thoughts there, especially about the Ziva fans. Thanks for linking this!
Thanks a lot, ebau. You helped me prove that I have way too much time on my hands. Nevertheless, EW's comments about how TPTB are developing Bishop's character were to my belief that character development has been a great strength of NCIS. While TPTB haven't always satisfied me (Palmer, Abbie, and Vance who has a bigger story to tell in my opinion) it keeps me watching. And I agree that the thoughts about Ziva fans were interesting. Thanks for the link and introspective moment.
Jerome, until I cyber-met you, I, too, thought I had waaaayyyy too much time on my hands and, as it happens, I was right: I do. But at least I have you to share it with (and aren't we a pair of pathetic personages?)! I've enjoyed our exchanges and look forward to many more. Happy Thanksgiving!
I hope not too pathetic. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. And remember, "You can get anything you want at Mama Bishop's restaurant." Including spare ribs. Cheers.
While I don't like the way Will handled the situation with Nat, he had a point. There was another option for her case. Even is her option was a last resort she still had another option while Will's patient had no other options.
I cheered when Voight came in (although I'd like to point out it wasn't Riddle, it was the detective). I would love to see the entire Chicago gang rally around Boden, 51, the intelligence unit, and their new friends over at the hospital.
I agree with the bright spots .. Fornell and Wagner (but I would've recognized her. I didn't think Lindsay had changed that much). I would also add that I was glad to see Vance back. Even though it was just a quick appearance, I find I miss him when he's absent too long. Still loving the current Tony and especially the Tony/Fornell moments. I always thought it would be nie for Tony to have his own Fornell. For a time I wondered if "Slacks" could've been groomed for a lightly frenemy role but that ship has sailed. Bishop .. I don't know. On the one hand I kind of liked seeing her in a different setting and I rather liked seeing Gibbs casual out on that porch rocker talkig about talking to Taft. But I'm also a proponent of not immersing whole shows in a character's personal life. I like a case mystery with the team interaction surrounding it. Totally agree the comparatives with Bishop and Gibbs just wasn't called for. And, apologies for my broken record-ness, but he's there being so fatherly, caring and supportive to newbie Bishop while he's been belligerent and dismissive to Tony for so long, but especially this season. I get it's the whole daughter button pushing but it ticks me off. The whole 'Saving Private Ryan' thing needed more time devoted to develop to where it deserved to be. I've said it before and I'll say it again, why do tptb feel so compelled to wrap every episode up so quickly. If a plot bunny comes along that needs 2 eps to do it justice, then by all means, make it a two-parter. Oh yeah, Palmer ... enough.
That's a great point. Rather than tell us about the Lieutenant's dead siblings and how important it is they find this last one, why not spread it out over a couple of episodes and actually *show* us what's going on? Talking about it just won't get the audience nearly as engaged as showing. I was glad to see Gibbs opening up about his need to talk with Taft. That's the first overt signal we've seen that he's actually taking Taft's advice dead serious - enough to advise Bishop to do the same. I think Lindsay looked amazing. But I watched closely to see how much she matched the Lindsay we saw in other shows - and couldn't see the resemblance at all.
Maybe it was because her performance was so understated? Jaime Sommers was a more lively and energetic character. But I think understated was exactly what was called for in the role of Bishop's Oklahoma mom.
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