What can I say? My favorite TV show of all time has ended but it will stay with me forever in memory and DVD replays. Christine, your report was spot-on and I agree with your assessment fully. Thank you! I understand the slow public showing of affection that has disappointed viewers but it fits with their slowly developing relationship and was a way to show their uncertainties about it. Considering the series overall my one wonderful impression is of how fresh and creative the characters were portrayed. No stereotypes, a nice nonjudgmental sprinkling of ethnic, cultural, religious, etc etc diversities, I loved how the series, through Jane's character, treated everyone except evildoers with respect, including prostitutes. I loved how the series dealt honestly and humanely with gender differences, miscarried justice re capital punishment, death with dignity re Dr. Steiner, and how it presented sexual scenes without resorting to that ridiculous clothes-ripping stuff other shows seem to think necessary. That "Erica kiss" for example. The most sensuous scene ever, yet minimally physical. I loved Jane's view of right and wrong, unorthodox as it was. It was right for the situation. I especially loved the creative staging of Jane's hideaway in the CBI attic. It said so much about his character while being visually intriguing. The only negative thing about the series was the mishandling of the Red John reveal and takedown. Didn't even remotely fit anything the series had told us about the Rj character. However, I did love the killing scene, showing Jane strangling McCallister with his left hand, wedding ring in full view. To me it was as though Jane was symbolically bringing his wife and daughter with him and the three of them got their revenge together. I could go on and on, as we all could. and I will miss these chats. I do hope the DVD will have an extra where the cast sheds more light on S7 and why they worked it out as they did. It was a beautiful thing. Thanks to all of you for your comments and to Christine for her well written and insightful reviews.
One of my local stations is doing reruns of TM every Thursday evening. I love watching them. Makes me feel TM is still with us. Knowing how it all turns out makes the reruns even more interesting. I could watch the DVDs but seeing TM on TV makes it seem like it's still an ongoing TV show.
How about a daughter like Lisbon's niece Annie? Remember "Where in the World is Carmine O'Brien?" That was the only episode she was in, as brother Tommy's daughter. Jane was teaching her to pickpocket and she loved it and caught on quickly (what a great scene that was!) and she loved guns and wanted to be like Lisbon. I always hoped they would bring her back into the series but no such luck.
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