Am waiting for a bad or boring ep and it just ain't happening. More impressed each week with this perfect cast and excellent production.
A couple comment on terms and conditions: All marriages have terms and conditions, even if most times they are implied or assumed. When Neil got upset when he found that Grace had posed naked, he thought it was a term of their marriage. Grace acted surprised and acted as if she didn’t think that it was, although I suspect that she knew that it was. They need to sit down and discuss the terms and conditions of their marriage, which they, of course, will not. The neighbor says that he and his wife have terms and conditions for their marriage. They argue with each otherbecause they still care. Once you stop fighting over the small things, you quit caring. I am not buying into that argument. I think that when your marriage is going well, you don’t sweat the small stuff.When things are not going well, you argue about the small stuff as a surrogate for bigger problems. When Grace gets mad because Neil says he has to work and can’t makethe college tour and will be there on Sunday Grace gets angry. Would a wife in a good marriage get mad about that? I think not. There are bigger issues that need to be addressed and she is avoiding discussing them and for good reason. I think that Grace and Neil and are both avoiding a confrontation on the real issues because they are afraid whatthe result might be. Neil is hoping he can fix the marriage without confronting Grace. Who knows what Grace wants or thinks?
As we all know, Grace posing for a nude pics is the least of the problems. Grace started checking out of this marriage, 6 months before Neil found out. That's what makes this service so unrealistic, to most of the viewers I agree kinda with your opinion of Grace, I just don't give her as much credit. Which goes back to why this series is so unrealistic, to us viewers, that have stuck by it this long.
It might be somewhat realistic. Neil is unhappy at work, but there isn't much that Grace can or will do about it. She could say he really doesn't need that job or to make that much money and that he should find something he really likes, She knows he is unhappy but I don't remember her saying anything about it. Grace is feeding her ego and nothing is going to change that unless there is a price to pay and Neil isn't going to press the issue as things stand now. Even in real-life something like this could go on for ever unless something or someone forces them to address the problems in their marriage. Maybe they should split up. Neil is just treading water. Grace does not seem to care about the marriage. They might both be happier. Things have to get worse before they get better and soon.
Comment modified at August 31, 2014 07:00
I agree with you position. The neighbors argument wasn't small stuff. He sent naked pictures to a female friend. Also just before Grace met Simon weren't Neil and Grace arguing about who was going to drive Anika. Small stuff. The problem was the small stuff was masking the big stuff.
Thanks for a great recap. It was a pleasure to tweet with you tonight.
I am so glad the only shows on this list I recognize are BB and GOT.
Looking forward to seeing the gang back together! And especially looking forward to more Carol and Glenn.
I think you'll find that's Tim, not Tony who went to Russia.
Wish I could be excited. As usual Gibbs, this time with McGee, gets the most action packed dramatic story of the season while Tony sits in the office and clicks the clicker. Wish Gibbs, McGee or Bishop was my favorite. It really sucks to be a Tony fan. I don't guess he'll get much of anything again this season. All the good stories will go to Gibbs, as usual.
I want the writers to bring the competent, capable agent they gave us teasing, tiny glimpses of from time to time only to pull back into the comic relief and the prop for Ziva. And I want to see that awesome agent consistently. And I want all of them to work cohesively in a team/family dynamic. It doesn't feel to me as though I'm asking for too much. Looking forward to finding out.
I hear you. ony's my fave too. I started watching for the Gibbs/DiNozzo dynamic that's long since been shredded and lost, sadly. But I'm hopeful about for this year about everything and that includes Tony's role based on various reports and cast tweets I've seen.
I think they barely had any scenes together in season 11. So much for "renewing" that relationship. As for this season, I expect zip for Tony. All they have is a new love interest. who cares? I want him to be a real agent again.
I quite agree that the show is better without Ziva. Her character had become too central and Tony's only reasons to exist seemed to be to prop her and her multitude of dramas up, and of course to provide self humiliating comic relief. I really don't have any hope that Tony will get much of anything again this season. Gary Glasburg gives all the nail biter action stories, emotional stories, and hero moments to GIbbs. I don't think that the writers are actually allowed to make Tony look too good. Weatherly's acting and Tonys' character might turnout to be more compelling than Harmon's Gibbs and that's against the rules.
I don't see much ahead for Tony. It's become the super GIBBS show and giving Tony anything remotely flattering might take the spotlight off of wonder GIBBS and that's a huge no no.
Now that Ziva is gone, Tony has nothing to do or care about.
I have to disagree here. I think now he can shine because he won't have to be in her shadow or used as only a prop for her or stand around because the writers only wanted her to be competent and no one else (except Gibbs of course).
Wow, insulting much? You must have been in the camp that tweeted Michael Weatherly after Cote CHOSE to leave, and told him he might as well leave because he's useless with Ziva. Sorry, but Tony has there and relevant before Ziva and he's still there. If Glasburg chooses to under-utilize the character because he doesn't have a clue what Tony is about, it's just a sad continuation of how his character has been damaged during the later Tiva years.
Oh, I don't know... I just watched the first episode preview and it looks to me as if Tony gets to come to the rescue of Gibbs and McGee. So you may all be pleasantly surprised!
I will be surprised if Gibbs hasn't already handled all the danger by the time Tony gets there. So if we're lucky, Tony will get to stand with a gun in the last 10 seconds of the episode while Gibbs and McGee survive a helicopter crash, wolves, and a massive fire fight. The writers go out of their way to give us hero Gibbs, and non entity Tony these days.
It is about time they started with there new season.The good wife is my favorite show,but with all the new show they might loose a lot in there ratings.
Wait for it...
What? Irrational Ziva twaddle, or the "Tony don't get no respect" meme? :p
Take your pick
No first lady Abby Bartlett from The West Wing. For shame!
That would be a "blast from the past" Abby. These are all the current characters. Or, current through this past season! :-)
Sign up for our
and receive the latest tv news delivered to your inbox for
© 2014 TV Fanatic
Sign up for our daily newsletter to receive personalized television news for