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Oh Lord - mention that the writing actually smells of idiocy and you have comments attributing the guest star with the attribute. If one truly doesn't know the different between an actor and a character-as-written, then perhaps it's time to go to a 'how to be a critic' class.

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Hawaii Five-0 Review: Archer Hits The Mark

For those who complain about the complainers - we do complain because we care about the show. So - when I see a famous guest star overacting like an idiot; when I see Danny being really stupid (get real - a 10 year old boy is a stalker???); when I see McGarrett being a side show to the guest star; and when I watch other shows who have proven their mettle by being on for a good number of years stay true to their main characters, aren't so neurotic about the merits of their shows that they have to continually bring in (and overly build up) guest stars - and who know how to introduce new series characters without using a sledgehammer - then I wander what Lenkov is thinking. As for stopping watching the show - may well do so if this week's episode is a sign of things to come. The 4 main characters deserve better writing.

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Hawaii Five-0 Review: Archer Hits The Mark

I found it mostly really corny with some good bits (when JC actually played it straight instead of overacting). Heavy handed overall, and the last pizza scene was way too much. As was the scene with Danny being so stupid as to equate a 10 year old boy with a stalker - like, don't trust Grace's smarts (which are, apparently, better than Danny's in this case.)
As for other episodes this season which were far better: the first one; the North Korea one; the "international incident" episode. In case one needs a reminder, check the first season for a consistency in character establishment and development. And see this season, with a few exceptions, wandering all over the map in terms of those critical elements of a series. Maybe I should have just followed Martinelli's "no comment" contribution but turning this show into a comedy hour will do more to kill it for me than Lori could ever have done.

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