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post #61 of 525 Old 10-20-2010, 09:43 AM
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The little middle-eastern looking woman, what is she, a paralegal? She's quite a fireball..

Inhouse private investigator and ex-cop if I remember correctly. Now with possible fake identity.


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The little middle-eastern looking woman, what is she, a paralegal? She's quite a fireball..

She didn't win an Emmy for nothing. Unless I'm mistaken I loved how she only smashed the windows/windshield which didn't cause any considerable damage. A real pro!

I always thought Will was a little weak for a managing partner but last night how he shielded Alicia impressed me. Up until then he reminded me too much of Daniel from Ugly Betty!
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It surprises me that there is so little discussion of this show, given its quality. If anything, it has gotten even better this year. I'm always surprised that an episode is ending as I become engrossed in the stories. That's one of the signs of a good show for me.

I agree and think this is one of the best shows on tv if not the best.
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I agree and think this is one of the best shows on tv if not the best.

Now that Mad Men has finished its season, I'd have to agree with that. At least in the drama category.
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Sometimes we get good performance, other times good direction, even rarer is good writing. But to consistently get all 3 is a real treat.
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I don't often save shows, but I've saved every episode from the beginning of this one!
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I watched all the seasons episodes tonight, and I have to say I'm still enjoying the show as much if not more than last year.

As to tonight's show, all I can say is wow --what a change of pace. Do I realistically see this happening, no - but very good story telling.

Not sure what to think of Blake, I can see him going more rouge than Kalinda, though she has played things shady for some time.
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As to tonight's show, all I can say is wow --what a change of pace. Do I realistically see this happening, no - but very good story telling.

I thought the episode was fantastic. It was almost like watching 24.

Earlier this year I saw Julianna on Letterman (or another talk show) and she said this season they (the producers) could do things how they wanted to a larger degree. Such as with their success CBS is giving them a little more leeway. My guess last night was an example.
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I watched all the seasons episodes tonight, and I have to say I'm still enjoying the show as much if not more than last year.

As to tonight's show, all I can say is wow --what a change of pace. Do I realistically see this happening, no - but very good story telling.

Not sure what to think of Blake, I can see him going more rouge than Kalinda, though she has played things shady for some time.

Except that much of the story content was lifted from real life. IRL, the woman's story stank so bad, even the local networks did not cover it, except in passing. NBC linked online viewers to the released police interviews; a great many details of the character's story came from that police interview. The writers just twisted a few things to make the story more plausible, and left out the outrageous inconsistencies that made the story utterly unbelievable. And AFIK, the writers added the coverup part. But to air this story one week before elections -- bad judgment and bad taste, IMO. As if it wasn't obvious enough, the writers added the party affiliation into the story.
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I was blissfully unaware of the specific real life context and thoroughly enjoyed the show as terrific story telling, as usual. I often sense their political viewpoint through the Baranski character, but I am able to get past it and watch a truly well done show.

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I often sense their political viewpoint through the Baranski character, but I am able to get past it and watch a truly well done show.

I couldn't care less if the characters express a political viewpoint. Perhaps even the opposite as it plays more to real life. Regarding last night's show being a docudrama I can't see anybody being influenced by it and if they are they are to blame not the show.

I especially enjoyed the line about black and white as I posted previously this show does gray wonderfully.
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The past two episodes have been fantastic and yet no posts about them. This is the best drama on broadcast TV (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CW).
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I was watching last night...well, trying to watch, but just couldn't stay awake. Will have to catch it on Hulu or something.

"But I didn't do it...!"
"I knew you'd say that"...*BLAM!*
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The past two episodes have been fantastic and yet no posts about them. This is the best drama on broadcast TV (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CW).

And yet, the only comment you can make about those episodes is that. So why did you expect anyone else to come up with something to say?

Yes, it's a good show, we've covered that. Beyond that this isn't a show that provokes conversation. It does what it does and it does it well.


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I've seen bits and pieces of this before... but set my DVR last night when I saw the previews with Michael J Fox guest-starring.

I liked a lot of things about it... and while I'm not sure what I thought the show was about, I'm not sure it was anything like what I expected.

A lot of familiar faces on the show, from movies and TV. I might have to consider trying to catch up.

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I liked a lot of things about it... and while I'm not sure what I thought the show was about, I'm not sure it was anything like what I expected.

A lot of familiar faces on the show, from movies and TV. I might have to consider trying to catch up.

You have to start from the beginning. This isn't a typical legal drama, there's a whole serialized political and character arc running through every single episode.

I think it has some of the most complex character dynamics on television and considering this is on CBS, that's even more surprising.


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Tonight's episode has great reviews. Good show becoming great...
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Agreed, great show this week!
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Interesting character development last few shows. Alicia is growing up, you could see the hurt and the pain of loosing her altruism with the China case. Somehow I don't think we've seen the last of Bond, I can just see him forming a firm with Cary, now that Childs is out odds are he won't want to hang around in that position.
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Eli Gold is one of the best characters on TV right now. Alan Cumming just plays him effortlessly.

Very good episode this week that really delivered some unexpected plot shifts and an excellent and ice-cold bad guy. I also like the way this show continues to buck convention by having the episode start in the middle of a storyline instead of the usual pre-credits setup that procedurals usually go for.

I was never a big fan of the Blake/Kalinda stuff though and the ending was either a great plot twist or a massive retcon. I wish I could remember how the scenes played out when Kalinda and Peter met in the first season so you could see how far in advance that angle was introduced into the story. If it had always been there it would have been a really clever arc element.


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It was always there, there were these furtive meetings between them in the first few episodes.
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This show is outstanding I look forward to next weeks to see how they might throw a few curve balls at us
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I agree. We just discovered this show this season. We look forward to this show more than any other show this season.
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Very good episode this week that really delivered some unexpected plot shifts and an excellent and ice-cold bad guy.

I was never a big fan of the Blake/Kalinda stuff though and the ending was either a great plot twist or a massive retcon.

I kept feeling like the rug was getting pulled out from underneath me. Similar to finding out you were completely wrong about someone. It takes a while to sink in. As I have posted previously I love the gray in this show... very little black and white.
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This remains the best scripted drama on television right now, with an extraordinary cast that isn't dominated by any one person. Julianne Marguiles is the nominal star, of course, but she blends into the ensemble seamlessly. Every episode ends in a way that makes me pray it's on again next week instead of a 3 week break.

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I agree, great show, I'm glad it's back. I'm also happy it's not so much about Julianne and Chris Noth's marital problems anymore. Her being constantly pissed at him was starting to wear thin.
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I agree, great show, I'm glad it's back. I'm also happy it's not so much about Julianne and Chris Noth's marital problems anymore. Her being constantly pissed at him was starting to wear thin.

Well, after the revelations of the last episode and the previews concerning Kalinda, I think we may again be re-visiting some form of that story.

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Her being constantly pissed at him was starting to wear thin.

I always felt they handled that very nicely. She seemed more conflicted than anything.
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wonderful episode.cant believe back to back shows without a 2 or 3 week break.
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wonderful episode.cant believe back to back shows without a 2 or 3 week break.

Is there truth that this show is on the bubble?
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