I love this show. It is so refreshing to watch a show that actually makes me think, as opposed to so much of the crap that is inundating TV these days...all the reality junk. I watched Christian Slater's/Mr. Robot's speech to Elliot several times, it was that amazing. I wholeheartedly agree with what he said, too. Rami Malek is just superb as Elliot, and I loved his scenes with Mr. Robot and Joanna. The revel that Elliot has dissociative identity disorder was a little shocking in the last episode. Joanna is most definitely very creepy. I really missed seeing Tyrell, and I hope that he shows back up in Season 2. I hate Philip Price, he is such a cold bastard, so clearly Michael Cristofer is doing an excellent job with the character. I certainly didn't except Angela to take the job, but maybe she has a hidden agenda. I also thought the into with Krista and Lenny scenes were just so-so, and I was surprised that their scenes opened the show. I loved seeing White Rose again, and am interested to know what exactly his allegiance lies. I hope to see more of BD Wong next season.
All season long, I have been wanting to know what it was that forced Elliot into court-appointed therapy, but now I don't know what I want other than for season two to start next week. This has been the best season of Summer television in a very long time.
I agree up to no. 14 (and regarding the The Flash pair -> Iris + Barry is far worse ;)
Absolutely LOVE this show!!! Best show on Showtime and there is 'only one actor' who is capable playing the role of Ray....Liev Schreiber!!! Just as there was only one actor who could play Tony Soprano, James Gandolfini! They ARE & BECOME the characters they play making them believable along with amazing hit shows!! Have Showtime's 'Ray Donovan' since S1, an avid viewer who always wants more.... Love the show & to the author of this article, 'job well done'......
What I thought was ridiculous was Julie and Charlie scheming in front of a huge glass wall with the Humanichs casting suspicious glances at them. None of them thought to do what Lucy did, and use that lip-reading program to spy on those two while they were hatching their plans? I hope JD survives. I really like him. But then I liked Toby too, and look what happened to him.
It's illegal for a patient and doctor to get involved. Sorry people but it's just not going to happen.
didnt even realize how much she looks like Angelina Jolie untill that scene outside, I dont know if it was the way she was lit in the apartment ( it was always dark in there) but my god She is a beautiful women and very Very good.
I don't like how Bassam treats Leila, even though she has been complicit in so many evil deeds. He should be nice to her. Honestly, I am not a fan of the acting by Adam Rayner. I don't like the way he emotes accept for when he is with Dayliah and his son and maybe his brother. He is near lifeless in just about every other sequence. He was okay as military leader but seems uncomfortable most of the time. Maybe in the end it is just great acting. Additionally, I am over Molly, neutral on Sammy and would have loved a more prominent role for Emma. She would have been a better rebel than her brother. In fact, I am over how they write the American side of Bassam's family. I know USA is the direct/indirect cause of so many questionable things going on in the world. Yet, we happen to be other things too. The writing for Bassam can be frustratingly wishy washy. Sometimes you just want the man to take a hard line here and there. At least Jamal has shown love, compassion and mercy along with his psychotic side.
Unfortunately for the show (but good for her) the actress who played Emma secured a role on ABC's upcoming Wicked City. I was happy that they at least discussed her in the finale; hopefully if the show gets renewed she may be available for some episodes or the role could be carefully recast. I agree that she initially would have been the better/more obvious choice to go and join the rebellion, but the writers made it work with Sammy.
All the past episodes of NCIS with characters such as Kate, Ziva and Franks were very memorable and can still be watched on cable stations or DVD sets. For a series to remain exciting, it has to change formats and sometimes characters, not only character positions. I wish NCIS a great season 13 !
Sometimes changing formats and characters is bad for the show.
yes like when Shane Brennan decided to push ziva to the forefront and played up the idiocy known as tiva, much to the chagrin of almost every cast member.
blah blah ziva hate. The show was a solid #1 during those years, no qualifying adjectives needed. I'm sure those cast members were crying all the way to the bank.
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The show achieved number 1 status in season 7 that was SB last yr then GG took over and actually GG was sort of running things in 7 too as SB was overseeing LA. The storyline that kicked it off was Ziva in jeopardy not Tiva. It also was accelerating up the charts when Leon replaced Jenny, in 6 so was it the end of 5that started it 6? Or even 7or 8 ,9, or 10? We're on a downtrend now, Cote left, her choice no one drove her away, and that's life. We couldn't have aZiva clone as a regular replacement. How do you replace an iconic if unbelievable character . You can't. You have to go different. They did, many hated it at first, many have come to like her, any some still savage her. I'll leave fairness to another debate, but it is what it is.
No, GG was just a writer when he first came on and didn't take over the mothership til mid season 8
He was a co exec producer in season 7 and was largely given show runner status, because SB was concentrating on LA. He was granted full show runner status at the beginning of 8. So really he was still largely in charge. Wikipedia isn't always correct but, I do recall seeing GG listed as a co exec producer in season 7
The show achieved #1 thanks to its entering into syndication and USA playing many marathons of pre-ziva seasons. That's been admitted even by Brennan. No attempts to link the ratings to ziva/tiva needed no matter how desperate you are to maintain its important status in the whole fanbase.
I want Tony to grow up, I think that he is, ......separate from Gibbs, no but he'll have to eventually. Funny I've never felt the need to complain nonstop for multiple yrs. I was worried and whined a little at the end of the season, as Gibbs is my fav, but I got over it, and then of course barely 2 months later we knew that Gibbs would survive, and I'd like to see some changes in the Gibbs character too,Just as with Tony. As I said earlier I did not like early Tony at all. Of the four originals when he went from the JAG eps to season one he was the most juvenile and annoying, which clouded my opinion of his skills for sure. So anything that makes Tony grow up is fine with me. Having his boss shot right in front of him? Grow up moment I think.
When an actor leaves changes happen. You can't stop that from occurring. The actor leaving that is. Which means change gonna happen. That requires a change in formulas a new character is introduced. Aging of the actors also requires formula change, which is why this new phase is happening. After all aren't there soo many on these pages who whine about how old MH is.
The vast majority of fans seem to want no change whatsoever in their comfort TV and its formula, certainly not the sort of change that requires their favorites to leave - hence why DiNozzo has spent 14 years as Gibbs' partner and SFA.Certain people calling for him to "grow up" and move away from Gibbs are doing so mainly because they are looking for things to complain about.
Right on about Joanna, a cross between a young Angelina Jolie and a member of the Borgia family….totally creepy and yet …but even in Elliots limited grasp of reality he saw her for what she is a predator …frightening, can't wait for the new season.
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