Keith Vlasak

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The Mentalist Review: It's About Time

I saw an old Tyrone Power-Betty Grable movie recently, "A Yank in the R.A.F." Grable couldn't resist Power & even ran to England to get away from what he did to her. He's a cad, a heel, runs into a buddy when he has a date with her & doesn't show until 4 AM. She meets a nice guy, Power's commanding officer, who wants to marry her and she's determined to ... but Power goes missing in a dogfight and it's all out the window. The nice guy says he was afraid he couldn't pry her away from him. She rushes to Power as he comes off a ship, bandaged, and is all over him -- and even then, at the end of the movie, a cute nurse comes running up saying "our" car is here and he brushes her off & she says but you're not going to forget about Thursday? He stutters out he'll remember to change the bandage Thursday; then takes Grable's arm and as they go off (with the nice guy following along), Power says, "I know, I'm a heel ..." and it makes no difference anymore. That's Lisbon and Jane, for all his faults, and Pike the nice guy who can't pry her away.

The Mentalist Review: It's About Time

You touched on all the things I liked (especially the crime in the beginning, which was my favorite scene of the show, & everyone showing up/motel room scene)! I wasn't a shipper, but was, "A-w-w-w-w," at the chase and airplane scene and Lisbon coming in the next morning. To me it was done in a way that suited the characters, the tentative way they each ever exposed their feelings to anyone.


I expect that Penny moves in with Leonard and Sheldon doesn't go anywhere. Actually, the friendship dynamics are such that if Sheldon isn't living with Leonard, he would probably never see any of the others (except Amy). Also it was a big move forward for Raj, but they could easily not bother bringing back Emily next season for somebody different eventually (Emily is the least eccentric character maybe ever on the show).

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Glee Season 3 Ratings Down

My point of view is that I'm not so happy with the third season of Glee.  I wondered if ratings were down ... and they are, but still "good," although I'm not sure what that means and couldn't find actual rankings of all shows for all three seasons (meaning were they a top 10 show in the first or second year or a top 50 show out of maybe 80 or 90 total shows?).


I don't know what these articles say (and they suggest difficulties and then suggest the suggestions are phony), but wanted to stick them where other Gleeks might look at them and maybe say something that will help me figure out what I think I can expect of Glee going forward ...


Article: Why Is "Glee" Down In Ratings?





Article: "Glee" Drama - Is Lea Michele Leading a Mutiny?





Los Angeles Times Article: Has 'Glee' lost its grip?

Softening ratings and grumbling over the Fox series' third-season direction are raising questions about its future.









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I don't understand something

I think it was the costumes and what the song was about -- but I was never sure either. If no one jumps in to say, maybe you can figure it out by finding the review and comments of that episode, although I'm sure I read them and still don't know (but then sometimes things go right by me). If you didn't notice, in "Home" there are a couple of thousand pages, and maybe you can look under shows and then reviews there.
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The Inconsistency of characters

At the end of the 1st 13 episodes, the characters were all resolved.  those episodes were written to end the show (if the network didn't want any more episodes).  I read after they came back that they "reset" all the characters, since they'd resolved all their initial conflicts.  I think that created then and still creates the inconsistencies because they keep doing it.  Quinn is a bitch, Rachel is overly sensitive and vulnerable, Finn is a dumb jock, etc., etc.

Other shows allow their characters to grow while still solving a crime every week, or healing their patient, or whatever the show is about.  Glee should.

Quinn for instance began to grow as she dealt with her pregnancy to the point that when she asked Scheuster if he thinks she can get it all back, he says, "No, she can get something better."  Why can't they let her?

I guess they want to keep the characters simple so they can plug them in as a stereotype and feature the songs (think about how so many songs are about the different aspects of love and maybe that's why all the partner-drama).

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