Sue-ann

Sue Ann

I am a retired baby boomer. I have seen way too much television in my lifetime, and I am not overly impressed with a lot of what is being created today.  As it runs down,  time has more value to me.  I am less inclined to waste it on trash. If I consider a program to be trash, I will say so.  I don't really care what anyone's opinion of me is; I am too old for that fifth grade stuff, too.  I am not here to be liked. What I see as well done, I will watch, and discuss.  I don't intend to deliberately offend anyone, so assume that I am your grandmother, and take that into account.   Old people do not view the world from the same vantage point as the young. The picture is Doc Holliday.
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Castle Review: No Happy Ending

I can't say that I agree, or disagree, but it is an interesting postulation. I wish I had the time to go review past episodes right now, but I don't. However, this has been generally a lousy season, and I was not kidding when I volunteered Alexis or Gates as those to sacrifice. The writers turned Alexis from a sweet, smart, charming young woman into a snarky, bitchy brat. I don't see where her character has ever really recovered. Different writers just left that part out lately. I still wish she was gone. Oxford, as she mentioned once, would be nice. Stay. Get every degree you can think of. I cringe every time she opens her mouth. That is why I was concentrating on her face, and noticed the porcelain skin of the actress who portrays her. I am still annoyed every time someone has to call Gates "Sir". It is disrespectful of women to imply that only a man (a SIR) can command the respect engendered by that position. We women have enough to overcome in the working world. We really do not need other women to refuse to be recognized as women in order to assert the power of their position. The most powerful persons for whom I have ever worked have been women, and there was no doubt about either their gender or their power. And they went by "Ma'am" or their names. NOT "Sir". I found most of this season so generally boring that I have made no effort to be home to watch it on television the last two months, and I have no other way to watch it. No DVR, or whatever. It could very well be that the spark of conflict is gone. Richard Castle has always been extremely submissive towards women (not surprising), but this year, they have made him practically a toady. I used to think, and say, that this show was very well-written, and was maintaining the clever repartee and spice level of the greats of the genre, like the early Thin Man films. This season, they did not do that. It was not the Moonlighting Curse, I don't think. But you are right. Something is really missing. Let's revisit this point right before season 7 starts. I promise to watch the whole run of the show this summer. (I have the DVD's). (Tell ya how low it's fallen in my estimation -- I have not yet opened the DVD set for Season 5. It used to be my favorite show.)

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Bones Season Finale Pics: First Look!

Actually, you mean "shoo in", not "shoe in".

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Castle Review: No Happy Ending

As far as your survey goes, none of the above. I am not upset, and I just don't care. I won't give this show another thought until next fall. I missed some of the more recent episodes, and now that one has to sign one's life away to view missed ABC shows, I will not be seeing them until the DVD comes out. And I don't care. This was a pretty bad season. The things I liked best about this episode: 1) There was a camera angle with the sun (supposedly) on Alexis's face in the loft which made her skin look like porcelain, ancient and precious. She truly is a beautiful young woman. 2) I am a big fan of Eddie McClintock. With both Eddie and Nathan Fillion running around, the eye candy quotient in this hour was overflow status. (Not to mention Ryan and Espo, hunks in their own rights ...) 3) That horrendous dress is destroyed. It had to be one of the ugliest gowns I have ever seen. The remains need to be burned, so there is nothing left of it in this world. 4) The wedding was moved to the Hamptons. It should never have been anywhere else. The ending was tacked on and ludicrous. If they are going to force a cliff hanger down our throats every year, at least make it have real potential threat. Castle is the center of the show. Put someone else in peril, someone who might reasonably not survive it, as Capt. Montgomery did not. I volunteer Alexis and Gates.