I just read that NCIS was in its 13th season. I do not know how many seasons for Mash, Jag, Magnum PI or other great shows but they all did just one thing and did it well. I think the basic problem was that Castle was doing quite well and then the previous show runners thought that they should shake things up and screwed up royally with the ruined wedding and Castle disappearance. Now the new show runners felt they should shake things up again to regain lost fans and have screwed up too. Say what you will about who is to blame - Castle or Beckett or who should forgive who and how quickly. The problem is that the entire LokSat situation was poorly conceived and executed. It is completely out of character for both characters regardless of who is broken, spineless, has the greatest love for the other, etc. The entire LokSat case should have been started and continued with Caskett doing what they do best - work together. The "shake up" was actually, in the final analysis, unnecessary and a massive "screw up".
Hearing British Walker and Australian Spencer speak with their real accents feels weird. Great actors. You would never know they weren't born Americans.
The Chicago trilogy follows in the same quality tradition as the Law and Order francise. I watch all three of them, and for me, it's "Must see TV."
Thanks for posting. I find it sort of disquieting that the fans in the fan round table are so put off by the show. Please dont get me wrong , I AM ONE OF THEM. The fact that the fans feel so beaten and uninterested in the show, points to how bad S8 has been and the break up arc damage. I think the end scene was written and put in quickly as a "hail Mary" to try and stem the exodus of legitimately angry fans from the show. My own theory is that Hawley and the brain trust wanted RC to rebuff KB and that was going to be the "shift" but instead, faced with the real possibility of a 0.0 demo upon return, they threw this is fast. Again, I have nothing to base it on, other than how quick and cheap it felt ( which does actually go along with the rest of S8 writing). Also the shifing in the return of the show, from Feb to Jan, now back to Feb, it makes me wonder if the show is retooling the next episodes, and inserting Caskett back into the show (from now KB and RC are really broken up). Because either way the break up was stupid, like world class imbecile stupid. Now the "fake" broken up , is still stupid, but a little less so. Also Hawley & gang, couldn't have done the reconciliation on 803, we needed 6 episodes of "fake" angst. Really ? Also the show just needs more of Castle and Beckett together, working and solving cases together,and being husband and wife. I agree I am done with the conspiracy crap for a while.
I was screaming at the tv in the last scene. I've been so worried about both Peter and Saul this season!
Doesn't it feel like Quinn is the new Brody? If there is a chance he can be put into harm's way, he'll be there. It just doesn't feel like he's coming out of Homeland alive.
I'm trying to prepare myself for his death. I wasn't as invested in Brody as I am in Quinn. Anything can happen :(
Intrigued by the latest LokSat twist?Nope. Because if I remember correctly when they first dive back into Beckett's moms murder wasn't Bracken's job similar to this guy? I don't know law so I can't say exactly but this seems a little lather rinse repeat to me. Castle and Beckett reconciliation. Alright but waaaay too easy. I get that for whatever storyline these writes have wanted the two to get back together but I'd been fine if Rick had stayed angry at Beckett a little longer, because I sure am. And she use to be my favorite character. Character I'd get rid of?That being said, I adored Toks Olagundoye, Hayley on 'The Neighbors' and hadn't really seen anything that Sunkrish Bala, Vikram was in. But I feel that neither character was necessary for this season. They bring nothing new to the show. If I had to choose which one to lose I'd go with Vikram, that guy irks me to no end and I think it's cause I find his character to be super sketchy and manipulative with Beckett especially since we don't know his actual motive behind "helping her" is. What disappointed me about Mr. And Mrs. Castle?Since it's all been said before I'll go with something else. Mr. And Mrs. Castle, should have been called the S.S. Caskett, because that was a seriously misleading title for an episode I thought would have at least a mention of the film it alluded to not 'Titantic' which ironically enough seems far more fitting considering the shows current rating and viewer status.C'mon the only spy thing in the episode was the computer hacking scene, or possibly because they got back together in the last three minutes of the episode I suppose. Favorite scene from the episode?I wouldn't call any a favorite cause the episode was just meh for me, so I'll go with the hacking scene. It had brief moments of Caste from better times. The dance was fine but predictable and somewhat funny. What do I want to see when the show returns? Better characters. I understand that just like in real life people should change and grow and I feel that is good for books and shows too. However, Castle's core cast of characters seem to me at least must have been replaced because none of them are remotely the same characters from the past seven seasons. Except for Perlmutter who I think showed up for a whopping five minute spot. I mean I hate that I'm hating this show so much, but not a single character is recognizable from say even last year. I could go on but I really don't want to. So I'll just say that I hope that it gets better.
Thank you Christine and your fellow round tables. Here is my take on the questions asked--if it is ok. . "Are you intrigued by the latest twist in the LokSat mystery?" NO--not even a little bit. "If you could get rid of one character on this show, who would it be?" Vikram--given I have only one choice but I would be rid of all the new characters. The way they sent PJ packing after she thought she was in gave me my first bitter taste of the season. "Was there anything in “Mr & Mrs Castle” that disappointed you?" Yes--almost the entire ep but mostly the rushed and half done reconciliation. "What was your favorite scene from the episode?" "I am king of the world"--I love me some Nathan in spite of the writers :) "What do you hope to see when Castle returns on February 1st?" I am not sure I will be back --so this question is mute.I would love to ask the new show runners if they have ever watched this show prior to getting the keys to the kingdom.
What else happened in the post-credits prologue? Didn't get to watch it.
You can see that scene here (scroll down a bit to "Prologue to the Next Chapter of TWD"): http://tvline.com/2015/11/29/t...
It was 2 minutes.......Started out with Sasha, Abraham and Daryl in the truck still riding down the road. They come upon a gang on bikes in the middle of the road........The gang proceeds to tell them to get out of the truck and that they would give them everything they had--weapons, truck, and anything else. And that they would do that because it now belongs to Negan........The End........
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Ooh, thanks. I don't read the comics but my friends tell me that Negan was the one who kills Glenn, I think.
I haven't read the comics either, but, yes, apparently Negan is the one that kills Glenn in the comics. Me personally, I think it would be stupid to follow the comics straight down the line as everyone would know what is going to happen and that would make a boring show. Also, Negan has been cast and is going to be played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan who was on Grey's Anatomy and is now on The Good Wife. He is expected to show up on the season finale of The Walking Dead and be prominently featured next season on The Walking Dead.
i love this show. but I miss zombie blaine. and why did the mysterious chick almost at the end of the show not deliever the package like she did the first time? and why is major putting dead bodies in the freezer? zombie subjects?
What is with all these racism cases this season? It's getting kinda boring and redundant if you ask me. I'm hoping they don't drag out this "will they or won't they" with Jason and Alicia too long. Since Jeffrey Dean Morgan is going to be on The Walking Dead next season, I'm not looking for him to be on this show beyond this season. But, who knows? I really don't think Alicia would be interested in running for Senate. Are they going for a Bill and Hillary feel here? If she does, no doubt she will end up getting blown out the water by some scandal because that's the way this always plays out on this show. Was this their mid season finale? When it is going to be back?
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