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Poldark: Episode #5.1 (2019)
What a difference this series
OK, so not all of the language is 18th/19th century, but use of the word "task" as a verb is definitely -- and unfortunately -- a 21st century bastardism that does not fit here. Slap-dash writing, poor direction and questionable editing make for a serious and sad change from the previous 4 seasons. *SIGH*
The Mentalist: Blue Bird (2014)
Why is Jane the only one who can't commit . . . properly?
Not buying the Lisbon rant about Jane's twisted workings. She's not in love with Pike, she's in love w/ Jane and SHE can't say as much to Jane. Did she really think those dresses appeared in a moment after check in? No. Did she not tell Jane she was leaving -- and left it to others to tell him? I don't like that they made it look like Patrick is the only one with hangups. Boo hiss on Lisbon. You go, Patrick, you're the stronger and more-loving one of the two!
The Mentalist: Devil's Cherry (2012)
Wish she was nicer
This is the SECOND appearance of Charlotte and she turns out to be . . . not nice. I did not like how she is portrayed -- lippy and sullen and sarcastic. Oh well.
And although the "Trivia" indicates it's her first appearance incorrectly, Charlotte appeared in Season 1 -- as a 4 or 5 year old playing the piano and asking her dad if he liked it.
The Mentalist: Green Thumb (2013)
Jane's hair parted on the right now!
Took me a few episodes, but Jane's hair is now parted on the right w/ the larger top portion combed leftward -- starting in "My Blue Heaven". Before it was parted on the left and combed right. Now that is a cool change from "Red" to . . . any other color -- and his new life! Way cool!
The Mentalist: Red John (2013)
Gotcha, er, Jane Got John - excellent!
I thought this was a good episode, a fitting end to the saga of Red John and so happy Jane got revenge for Angela & Charlotte et al. Life over Death, Good Guy over Bad Guy, that's the way to be, to have it. Kudos to Bruno Heller for an excellent saga. And for Simon's great acting, especially that last. Wonderful!
And Where's your Badge?
Abbott walks in, claims to be FBI, waves a piece of paper no one reviews, shows no badge and . . . closes the department? In an otherwise excellent episode, the misses here in the second last scene are major errors for a show written w/ such finesse.
The Mentalist: Red John's Rules (2013)
Ahh, the magic and the fanciful . . .
That last and RJ's "admission" he'd "killed a happy memory that Jane had told no one about". There's the fancifulness of Bruno Heller et al. There's absolutely no linkage from RJ to . . a memory of . . . anyone. The 7 names RJ supposedly knew . . . another fanciful and magic (i.e., TeeVee-land makeup) moment.
It's a good ending to this year's series. It's OK there's psychic -- aka, Not Real -- moments. We are entertained.
What's Kirkland about re: Red John?
Why didn't Kirkland ask Lennon who Red John is before killing him? It makes no sense unless it has to do w/ time and having to kill him in revenge for his (Bob's) Mom was more important. OR, he was banking on Jane to find RJ FOR him. Still, I think it's a flaw in the story . . .
Poldark: Episode #4.7 (2018)
Why was my comment dismissed???????
This version of Demelza is false to the character of Seasons 1, 2 and 3 and of her loving w/ Ross in London in the earlier episodes of Series 4. Very exasperating and I write less now for fear of getting shut off again.
A Star Is Born (2018)
Such a downer I wasn't expecting that. . .
With all the hype I'd thought Cooper made it a story that would be . . . more positive. I had a really hard time finish watching it in the theater -- too long, and SO negative. I really didn't like Cooper's character, though his performance of such a tragic, flawed human being is worthy, solid. Stefani was OK, good vocals and held her own. Music was good and concert scenes were well-shot. But I was sorry I saw it because I really don't want to see negative, dark or very-sad movies anymore.
Suits: The Arrangement (2013)
Hurray Mike & Rachel, Boo Hiss Donna
Always glad for the M & R relationship, so well-written and played.
Donna: "The difference is, I did what I did for Harvey and I got fired for it." BS, the character shredded the memo to save HER butt AND Harvey's -- and she couldn't admit (as the writers are wont to suggest) that The Donna made a mistake and had to pay for it as anyone who did such a thing would have done. Just not happy they make her Holier-than-Thou to Mike (and other characters in the story over time) which is just not . . . realistic. More to the point, perhaps, it's just . . . annoying.
Suits: Pulling the Goalie (2018)
alright already with The Donna
I admit, I'm binge watching the series, but in this season and by this episode, I'm tired of the Donna dramatics. The character no-longer seems plausible let alone likeable at this point for all the mistakes she's making right, left & center.
The judge's enemy doesn't sound convincing if, in fact, her enmity is due to the judge having made one mistake 12 years ago. Not plausible on that score.
Always liking Mike & Rachel characters -- whoever wrote for them (and perhaps the actors had a say in what their characters' lines were), theirs is the most consistent in terms of personality and choices, and certainly in the interactions 'tween the two.
The Louis character now is over the top, it's a wonder he can do any real part of his high-level job -- indeed, as the seasons progress, he does less and less lawyering and more and more crazying if that's even a word.
Still, like the show for the most part. Official tag line for it: "What do you want?"
Blindspot: In Memory (2018)
season ending w/ few explanations
I agree with noalygh's review in large part.
I, too, have watched this show from inception and enjoyed Seasons 1 & 2. This third season left too many plot holes and contrivances and inconsistencies re: characters.
How did Roman put those tattoos on Jane? When? We don't know. How did Roman acquire feelings? Roman w/o amnesia due to ZIP (i) had no feelings of love in Season 2 (see psychiatry episodes) yet somehow (ii) loved Blake in Season 3 to the point where he double-crossed the Team and changed sides so he could be part of a family. Oh yes, and he DID have feelings for his sister. How did Roman manage to be everywhere he needed to be -- always one step ahead, er, one flight ahead. When did Blake acquire murderous tendencies -- weakest character they've created. Why didn't Jane have symptoms of the ZIP poisoning long before Roman considering she was injected 4+ years ago w/ much more ZIP than him, and Roman only one shot 2 years ago.
Best of season: Rich Dotcom and Patterson, hands down. The actors are so good the writers can't but help write them great dialogue. But Extras on DVD show Ennis did some adlibbing for portions of his time on camera! Great fun. Also Luke Mitchell is one fine actor and I liked most of the Roman character and wished he coulda been a good ALIVE guy "in the end".
Personally, I'd have thought -- and would have liked -- that at some point they'd have said "Ali" and "Ian" to one another, at least at the last just before he died. They knew each other with their real parents to about ages 8 or 10 and then in the orphanage until Shepherd adopted them, so they were Ali or Alice & Ian or Eon during their very-formative years, but the writers had them always use 'Remi' and 'Roman'.
As for the hints of Season 4; I'll be curious to see who Roman talked to at the last. Otherwise, no interest in viewing a bad Remi or Zapata; and the Blake character did nothing for me, so I don't care about what she will do. Finally, the "scattered digital bits" that complete Roman's tattoo clues and info re: cure for the ZIP poisoning is right out of Harry Potter . . . each bit sure to be in some obscure place and dangerous to retrieve, just like the horcruxes of Voldemort.
Blindspot: Galaxy of Minds (2018)
He's still everywhere . . .
That's Roman --> how he manages to be everywhere he needs to be to advance his side of the plot, I don't know. Too fanciful.
Main bone of contention -- Roman loves Blake. Really? Roman is incapable of loving anyone, see Dr. Sun in Season 2, so this whole "Roman has turned because he wants a family" is just waaaaaay out there and . . . not consistent. OK, we can take fanciful and coincidental, but we, OK, I, cannot take 'inconsistent' when it comes to character development. Oh well.
Blindspot: Everlasting (2018)
Groundhog theme good, ending bad
Enjoyed the 'lighter' episode, and agree w/ other commenters that Ashley was terrific in this -- but she's just good all around in the role.
The end, tho. Borden somehow alive -- No. Just. No. That typical soap opera BS and it does NOT belong on an evening TV show. SIGH*
Blindspot: Technology Wizards (2018)
Now who's unforgiving?
Jane about Kurt: "To keep a lie and pretend that it didn't happen.. How am I supposed to forget that?"
Well, Jane, that's what you asked of Kurt back in Season Two? Didn't you? Huh? Oh yeah, then he married you AFTER he forgave you for lying . . . many times!
Who's writing this, and do the writers think we have the same ZIP problem as Jane and Roman had when it comes to knowing Who said What and What happened with Who and When? Seriously.
Blindspot: Balance of Might (2018)
C'mon already . . . he's everywhere, he's everywhere
That's Roman; he knows everybody that "fits", that he "needs", he knows where they are, where they will be, how to 'play' them, how to plant evidence thousands of miles away, how to kill w/out anyone ever knowing or seeing, and how to squirm out of lying, especially with those feelings he doesn't have if One has watched Season 2 of this show. So, that last shot w/ him in the pic w/ Avery, well, C'MON!
Also, Jane cheated on Kurt. Boo Hiss. Now we just have to wait for an episode where we get to see flashbacks of who Kurt cheats on Jane with, because now we really are in soap-opera land.
Season 1 & 2 were enough for the premise of this show, i.e., the tattoos, the amnesia and change of allegiance(s), the mystery and the character developments. Why oh Why don't successful people quit while they're ahead and create a new show -- even w/ the same actors, we would probably tune in. Sheesh.