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post #181 of 513 Old 07-29-2008, 06:28 PM
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Was it just me or did Julie look, well, terrible? I guess she was supposed to...
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I am surprised to see that nobody has posted about last night's show yet. It was another terrific episode, I thought. Brenda's relationships with the other cops is a hoot. Somehow, they manage to maintain the tension among without letting it get out of hand.

Not much in the way of big laughs last night but one thing the show does really well is bounce between genuinely funny moments and very powerful drama. The contrast between the two keeps the storylines varied and the show less predictable than a lot of other cop dramas.

It was good to see Taylor get some more screen time and not just be an a**hole in the background making investigations difficult.


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It was good to see Taylor get some more screen time and not just be an a**hole in the background making investigations difficult.

I agree that Taylor has turned into an interesting and multifaceted character. He is much more interesting now than when he was the bureaucratic p*i*k from central casting.
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And didn't you just want to strangle Daniel Baldwin with a CNY sweatshirt.....

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I agree that Taylor has turned into an interesting and multifaceted character. He is much more interesting now than when he was the bureaucratic p*i*k from central casting.

I also like the direction they are taking Taylor in the show. It seems they are gradually taking out most of the hostilites between Brenda and other police officers.
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I also like the direction they are taking Taylor in the show. It seems they are gradually taking out most of the hostilites between Brenda and other police officers.

I agree. I've seen the actor in other roles as a completely likable guy, so I know he is a good actor here since he has been so easily hatable early-on.

I think they are slowly moving in a way that says he really is a good police officer, with some vices like the rest of the characters... and it just took longer for him to relax the initial hostility against Brenda-the-outsider. Similarly, if you really watch season 1 closely, you actually find that Brenda often created her own personality conflicts by not being more forthcoming and just running around doing stuff and then telling people later.

At the same time Taylor is learning to be accepting... Brenda too has been learning to trust her team and even Taylor and actually bring them in on stuff to help rather than trying to do it all herself and step on toes.

This show is really actually very good at showing growth for all of the characters over the course of a season.

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Tonight's episode was among the best ever. Got to love Flynn and Provenza!
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I liked last night's ep, though at times I felt it was slow to develop. Not my favorite from this season, though I ADORE Provenza. Loved the ending with the two old dogs commiserating over some scotch (or whiskey?)

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I loved last night's episode, G.W. Bailey's Provenza has become one of my alltime favorite TV characters.
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I think it's becoming a series regular now. The Provenza and Flynn comedy case. I'll take any episode which gives them more screen time.

Pity that there's something about Jennifer Coolidge and the roles she plays which just annoys the hell out of me. She seems to be a variation of the same character in every one.


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I agree, she's definitely NOT one of my favorites either. She's right there with Lesley Ann Warren(In Plain Sight).
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How's everyone's pic quality tonight? It's been looking pretty good ever since the Mpeg4 Direct switchover, but tonight's episode looks like the mpeg2 feed, macroblocking, motion is smearing badly.

Great episode as always, just disappointed in the picture tonight.
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I'm on mpeg2 and it looked bad. I thought my hard drive was going, lots of little white boxes scattered all over the picture.


Edit: Sorry, I should mention I watched via D.
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Looked good on my setup. I wish they would do more of this kind of episode as opposed to light comedy.
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How's everyone's pic quality tonight? It's been looking pretty good ever since the Mpeg4 Direct switchover, but tonight's episode looks like the mpeg2 feed, macroblocking, motion is smearing badly.

Great episode as always, just disappointed in the picture tonight.

Looked like crap via DirecTV, Saving Grace also had some bad portions. OTOH, I'm glad it's not just me as I had someone on my roof yesterday and my first thought was they knocked the dish out of alignment.
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How's everyone's pic quality tonight? It's been looking pretty good ever since the Mpeg4 Direct switchover, but tonight's episode looks like the mpeg2 feed, macroblocking, motion is smearing badly.

Great episode as always, just disappointed in the picture tonight.

I noticed this watching on Comcast. I thought something was wrong with my TV. I was relieved to see that it wasn't when I switched to another channel.

I still can't believe that EW gave Saving Grace a better review than The Closer, though.
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I noticed this watching on Comcast. I thought something was wrong with my TV. I was relieved to see that it wasn't when I switched to another channel.

I still can't believe that EW gave Saving Grace a better review than The Closer, though.

Interesting; I also watched via Comcast (in S Florida) and the PQ was actually very, very good!, Just a few very minor glitches here and there but overall, very good!

(This is unlike a two or three weeks ago when it was unwatchable)!

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The only problem I had with the PQ was the trouble I always have with this show. When credits are running and the rest of the screen is black, I get huge blocking artifacts. Fortunately, once they shift to the program itself, the artifacts go away so it isn't a practical problem. I don't know whether to blame Cox, TiVo, my CableCARDs, or TNT. I suspect it's TNT's fault but, as noted, I don't really know.
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Man, last night's ep was powerful. I can't stop thinking about Brenda's interview with the killer and his reasons for killing Oscar. And then the ending with Provenza holding up Sanchez while he sobbed. Wow.

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What was the bit with all the first names? For years no one was referred to by their first names. Even "Provenza" stumbled on using first names, as an inside joke?
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What was the bit with all the first names? For years no one was referred to by their first names. Even "Provenza" stumbled on using first names, as an inside joke?

I think it was because it was one of their own, it was much more personal.
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Man, last night's ep was powerful. I can't stop thinking about Brenda's interview with the killer and his reasons for killing Oscar. And then the ending with Provenza holding up Sanchez while he sobbed. Wow.

This was very powerful. With my small town background it is so sad that people are killed for seemingly wearing the wrong piece of clothing.
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Personally, I thought this week's show was rather cliche. I still enjoy the show but the more they emphasize the murder of the week the less I enjoy it.
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Put me down as someone who agreed that it was cliche and that especially the 'hat' ending was so predictable. It doesn't occur to Brender the Chief that Sanchez just might 'get involved' behind the scenes? Just fallen off the pumpkin truck?

I like the series, just not this episode.
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Man, last night's ep was powerful. I can't stop thinking about Brenda's interview with the killer and his reasons for killing Oscar. And then the ending with Provenza holding up Sanchez while he sobbed. Wow.

and like every commercial network show now, an atmospheric or emotional ending is completely blown as soon as the credits appear and some noisy promo with it. No chance to let the moment sink in with some quietly atmospheric music.

The plot was pretty derivative but I thought the acting chops of the cast pulled it off nicely. Another great Provenza scene in the boat as well.


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Personally, I thought this week's show was rather cliche. I still enjoy the show but the more they emphasize the murder of the week the less I enjoy it.

Funny I'm considering skipping next weeks episode because they bring in Brenda's parents. Those ones really irritate me.
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Funny I'm considering skipping next weeks episode because they bring in Brenda's parents. Those ones really irritate me.

There is a reason why CSI is/was number one and I have never finished an episode.
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There is a reason why CSI is/was number one and I have never finished an episode.

Touché.

I don't think CSI has been #1 in a long time if ever it's always idol or some other reality show. I pretty much will give any tv show a chance except reality types and sitcoms with laugh tracks.
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Man, this show just keeps getting better and better. My favorite ep of the season...loved the case and I loved how they showed that Sanchez is not the same as before. Methinks he may be gone if they continue to need to get rid of a detective. Loved Fritz and his dealing with Brenda and her parents. Can't wait for next week!

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I'm of the opposite opinion, it almost seemed a fluff piece after last weeks show. Ilike some parts of it, but overall I'd give it a C+.
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