I have some suggestions, that will help prevent more eye-rolling as H50 continues:-Pick one story line per episode and stick with it. Jumping between three in one episode feels half-assed-Feature the original four and get rid of the others. Rotate the focus per episodes on either Steve/Dan-O or Chin/Kono.-Please try and make it SOMEWHAT believable. Assaulting a gang's warehouse with three cops--and then the flamethrower thing--verges on TJ Hooker.-Same with springing a federal prisoner and letting him walk around uncuffed and then sending him into a gang's warehouse-Does CBS really need that much money that they had to embarrassingly shove in a blatant Subway commercial disguised as part of the plot? Start there.
This show is in serious trouble creatively. It went so far off a cliff this week I don't know if I can come back. First: AGAIN with too many story lines--you've got the robbery, the pregnancy, the Shelburne thing, it is just all over the place. Then, as if it couldn't get any more asburd--REALLY? You sprung a guy who's in ISOLATION at prison and you let him walk around uncuffed on the beach? Really?!?! Like that would happen? But all of this paled compared to the fact they shoved a SUBWAY COMMERCIAL INTO THE ACTION? Was that a joke? An SNL sketch? Spending at least a minute plugging Subway sandwiches while the actors looked embarrassed? Then of course came the obligatory assault on the evil lair by the handful of them wearing just flack jackets and of course then came the FLAME THROWER...
I concur that this could easily be a crime-per-episode show and no need for dragged out storylines like, well, Lost. It's such an easy fix to begin with, the cast, that it's frustrating: absolutely get rid of Lori, Max, Sizemore's character. Joe is a question mark, but on thin ice. And while I realize this is fantasy, writers: watch some real cop shows, please. Half this crap would never happen, and some of the cliches are straight out of something like TJ Hooker. *facepalm* Example: interrogations don't involve placing the perp on a wood chair in the middle of a dark room--has nobody seen First 48, for God's sake?
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