As this show winds down I have to comment on one thing. Ever notice what a great actor Simon Baker is? Look at his face in the first "previously on the Mentalist" scenes when he tells Lisbon he would do what he did again to protect her. It's a look of steely resolve, that no matter what Lisbon thinks of him or does, he will protect her at all costs because he can't do otherwise. Then look at his face when he tells Lisbon he doesn't want to lose her. He is literally at the point of tears just thinking of the possibility of her death and finding it unbearable. And he does this so subtly that it is utterly believable. In so many instances throughout the series, Simon Baker's face just says it all, and at great depth. Marvelous to watch. Robin Tunney does the same job in her lesser role. Look at her face in the Red Brick and Ivy episode when Jane says of his psychiatric treatment, "It was a locked room." The depth of feeling and empathy and understanding is profound. There are many instances like this where all that's needed to understand what the characters are thinking is the look on their face. And never hammed up, always totally believable. I think that's why we love this show so much. The characters make us feel their feelings and their joys and sorrows and fears and hopes. It makes the show a joy to watch repeatedly, just to see great artists at work.
I agree that Simon Baker is a great actor. Robin is good also but I would say he is better. And I sure have enjoyed watching them both too.
I know that this is old news to most everyone. However, I became a fan of Criminal Minds from Re-runs on ION TV. As in, watching them for the first time over the last year or so. That means that Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior is a brand new show to me! And I can tell you, at least for me, that the reason that the showed failed is because they cast someone named Janeane Garofalo (however you spell it, spells S--T to me), one of the most Liberal, lame-brained POS that could absolutely NEVER portray realistically an FBI agent, or any other Law Enforcement character for that matter! Whoever the idiot was who decided to include her in the cast of this show doomed it from the start! I will not watch this failed show even though it is in re-runs now. And that is a shame, as I have been a real fan of the original Criminal Minds show. I wouldn't let Janeane Garofalokiss my a** (or any other part of me). And I sure as Hell will not watch a TV series with her as part of the cast.
I really enjoyed the finale and wish it had been two hours as well. As well as the deleted scenes, It would would've been nice to see one in which Joel and Julia inform the kids of their decision to adopt Victor's sister, which I imagine would have had a profound effect on Victor in particular (in a positive way).
Yes, more Justin. Erin mentors him (over time) into a truly great lawyer!
I hadn't heard Longmire was cancelled-wth? God forbid they let a popular show with an established audience continue (and I seriously doubt it was expensive to produce) so again I say, wth? I'm sured it's demographic skewed too old, and we know, they only care about the young demographic because they think (mistakenly, I firmly believe) that they spend all the money.
Jared Padalecki is pretty nice also.
Southland, Men of a Certain Age, Alphas, Being Human (US version), Almost Human.....and of course, the ultimate fan cancellation regret-Firefly!
I miss Tom Welling's handsome face on my TV. He was an amazing Clark Kent!
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