HOW APT THAT A BLACKLISTER NAMED THE "TROLL FARMER" WOULD TURN OUT TO BE A MASTER COMPUTER GEEK:: I can't believe the suspense of this first episode. Kudo's all the way around for James Spader as Raymond Reddington and the other characters, except for Ressler and Samar. What a jerk Ressler is! He is just as guilty as anyone for Lizzy escaping. And Samar showing fear and getting held hostage like a helpless woman who needs to be rescued? What is little Miss Mossad scared of anyway? After all, she is a spy and mass murderer for Israel's Mossad and she enjoyed killing people in Season 2. What gives with her shrinking violet demeanor now? I never liked her character anyway and was hoping that Ressler would have shot and killed her. Liked Lizzy's cleverness and resourcefulness. Her running to the Russian Consulate is a play on both Eric Snowden and his exile in Russian jurisdiction and Julian Assange, who is stuck in a diplomatic mission in the heart of a western city with said western government hot on his trail. This evil black guy who would kill a child makes me want to take him out. Sadly that Dembe could not do it for obvious reasons. Sad to say but I believe that Dembe will be killed off in very short order, as his character has not had any real serious development and he will get the same treatment that the red-shirt security guys on Star Trek the Original Series get: KILLED IN VERY SHORT ORDER. What will happen to Cooper though? He and his wife are still under investigation. I liked the box of goodies that The Blacklist has opened up and there are a number of ways that they can go with this. As someone else asked, isn't it Thursday, October 8 2015 yet??? I must rate The Blacklist: The Troll Farmer as 4.75 stars out of 5.00. Outstanding start right out of the gate!!!
I know this will play out like just another internet rant AND I know it is silly to question fact with this series being what it is - but the cat cub referenced as a leopard cub is not a leopard. Its rather frustrating that the character played by Billy Burke is supposed to be an expert in his field of animal pathology yet something as obvious as a simple species difference is completely ignored by the directors. I'm certain that the cub is a Serval, a substantially smaller cat species in comparison to a leopard, but thats irrelevant. Its just not a leopard, and looks nothing like one. If your show features animals, you can expect that animal lovers will be tuning it, and skipping details like this one seems lazy to me... First picture below is a Serval cub. Distinct for its ears markings and stripe spot combination. They top out at about 40lbs Second is a leopard cub, which has no stripes with the exception of its tail, a rounder face. Leopards can range from 100-200lbs Maybe I've seen too many animal documentries and I'm more in the loop than most - but seeing other comments assures me I am not the only one that noticed. ---end rant--- lol
I love seeing the expression on Alex's face when Jo asks her question. Come on Jo you cant just ask a guy that question and expect a simple yes or no. But then again its going to be funny because both Alex and Jo don't communicate well so it will be alot of whats wrong? and did i do something wrong? But poor Jo, she must be freaking out. I hope that she tells Alex in the same episode.
Spoiler and complaint about Zoo season 1 episode 11 - I know it is silly to question fact with this series but the cat cub referenced as a leopard cub in Episode 11 is not a leopard. Its rather frustrating that the character played by Billy Burke is supposed to be an expert in his field of animal pathology yet something so simple like a species difference is completely ignored by the directors. I'm almost certain that the cat is a Serval, a substantially smaller cat species than a leopard, but thats irrelevant. Its just not a leopard, and looks nothing like one. If your show features animals, you can expect that animal lovers will be tuning it, and skipping details like this one seems lazy to me...
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You absolutely nailed it. 1000%. Every feeling, emotion, thought, criticism... I think what pisses me off the most is the unmitigated arrogance of the new showrunners when they talk about this 'shake-up'. "Fans just need to hang in there, it's going to pay off..." Why? Why should I have to hang in there? Why should I.. no.. why would I sit and suffer through a bunch of contrived crap to get to your clever payoff? What's worse, is the writers actually said (and I'm paraphrasing) "If they're mad, I hope they're mad at us, not the characters.. " Well you idiots, you've stumbled around the real problem. Not sure why you're paid writers, but you're terrible at your job because you don't know how it works... good writing reveals the characters and their stories. Every writer worth their salt tells you.. "I didn't write it.. I uncovered it.. I just started writing it, and I was surprised myself when the character did this, or said that.. " and for the better part of 7 seasons (excluding the confounding resolution of Rick's disappearance) the show always felt organic, natural.. real.. that these are the actions of people, not the products of writers. It rarely felt like a writer was behind the words. the fans could argue Rick did this and he's right or wrong.. or Beckett did this and is right or wrong. But now.. now here we are.. If you're a good writer.. then sorry, we're mad at Kate because she's turned out to be nothing but a selfish, psychotic cop with delusions of grandeur who thinks she is the only person on Earth that can make a difference and Rick is a castrated, spineless, pathetic loser who will take whatever abuse Kate dishes out and keep coming back for more... OR we see and feel your completely contrived hands in all this. We see that you're forcing completely unnatural, contradictory behaviors and responses on characters that the fans instinctively know wouldn't react the way that both of them did at the end of 8.02. Sorry guys, you can't have your cake and eat it too... If you hope the fans are mad at you rather than the characters, then you don't understand the function of your job. Either we hate the characters because we're supposed to, OR you're doing a terrible job, either way, you've failed.. you've failed the characters, you've failed the fans...Your hubris has ruined the season. No matter what the payoff is with 'Mr. & Mrs Castle', the damage you have done to the characters is irreversible because they are both now pathetic and I'm angry at both. And I'm clearly not alone.
Agreed. This is so contrived and so far out in lala land I half expect the viewership to be in the low 6*5 or lower. Syndication will keep this show on the remainder of the season, but the episode viewer ship I expect to be garbage.
Kim Raver was playing a FBI agent who's looking for a missing FBI agent who's behavior has been questionable. Maybe Booth's behavior isn't questionable to us or his friends or Brennan but a FBI agent has to be objective. I found her to be just fine. Loved the whole episode and the flashbacks were terrific. Emily Deschanel did a terrific job and I know Brennan will understand and forgive Booth for whatever he did because he did for his brother. Just a great premiere
So, SO happy about this. I needed good news after so many shows I liked being cancelled this past year!
Spoiler and complaint about Zoo season 1 episode 12 - I know it is silly to question fact with this series but the cat cub referenced as a leopard cub in Episode 12 is not a leopard. Its rather frustrating for this character played by Billy Butler to be an expert in his field yet something so obvious is completely ignored. I believe its a Serval but thats irrelevant, its just not a leopard.
I knew Lucifer was in Mallory the minute "The Prophet" not only agreed to, but delighted in Michael's offer to play cards for his life. It may not have been a fiddling contest, but it smacked of the Devil all the same. I thought it was incredibly clever foreshadowing.
feels like SUITS with cops I wanted a show that you had to watch every minute of every episode to follow it. Not I can miss a few weeks then watch it again for this weeks case.
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