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post #121 of 495
Anyone know the name of the song that they played near the end of the show (when they were in the elevator)?
post #122 of 495
"Any Other World" by Mika

Courtesy of my Shazam android app.

http://grooveshark.com/#/s/Any+Other+World/2pIwuh?src=5
post #123 of 495
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Originally Posted by kaydigi View Post

You guys consider that cheating? They are separated without the paper work being filed.

Under the circumstances, it is more understandable cheating... but it is still technically cheating... and more importantly, since separation papers were not yet filed, it creates grounds for Peter to counter-claim that Alicia was also unfaithful in their marriage should he choose to do so... which is why it wasn't a smart thing to do.
post #124 of 495
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Under the circumstances, it is more understandable cheating... but it is still technically cheating... and more importantly, since separation papers were not yet filed, it creates grounds for Peter to counter-claim that Alicia was also unfaithful in their marriage should he choose to do so... which is why it wasn't a smart thing to do.

If only they had a good lawyer or two to advise them of that...
post #125 of 495
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Originally Posted by HDMe2 View Post

Under the circumstances, it is more understandable cheating... but it is still technically cheating... and more importantly, since separation papers were not yet filed, it creates grounds for Peter to counter-claim that Alicia was also unfaithful in their marriage should he choose to do so... which is why it wasn't a smart thing to do.

We know papers weren't filed because? I'm not saying they were just that we aren't privy to everything that went on. Just like Kalinda a good surprise once in a while is entertaining.
post #126 of 495
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..... Just like Kalinda a good surprise once in a while is entertaining.

That was an entertaining scene While they have hinted at Kalinda's orientation before it's been only that, hinting. No doubt now....
post #127 of 495
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Originally Posted by HDMe2 View Post

Under the circumstances, it is more understandable cheating... but it is still technically cheating... and more importantly, since separation papers were not yet filed, it creates grounds for Peter to counter-claim that Alicia was also unfaithful in their marriage should he choose to do so... which is why it wasn't a smart thing to do.

I thought it was heavily implied that papers weren't filed so it doesn't stain Peter's inauguration day. I took this when Alicia was billed during the meeting with her "boss"?
post #128 of 495
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Originally Posted by Matt L View Post

"Any Other World" by Mika

Thanks Matt!
post #129 of 495
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Originally Posted by jjeff View Post

That was an entertaining scene While they have hinted at Kalinda's orientation before it's been only that, hinting. No doubt now....

Kalinda has always been Bi, there never was any doubt about that point.
post #130 of 495
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Originally Posted by Charles R View Post

We know papers weren't filed because? I'm not saying they were just that we aren't privy to everything that went on. Just like Kalinda a good surprise once in a while is entertaining.

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Originally Posted by kaydigi View Post

I thought it was heavily implied that papers weren't filed so it doesn't stain Peter's inauguration day. I took this when Alicia was billed during the meeting with her "boss"?

Yeah... it was basically inferred that Alicia should wait to file for a bit to let Peter take office first... which is a good deed yet again by Alicia... and while her elevator thing is understandable, it will surely come back to bite her next season. There's no way it won't get used against her. This show has been all about things coming back to haunt people.
post #131 of 495
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Originally Posted by HDMe2 View Post

Why?

Not defending infidelity... but look at it like this...

Peter cheated multiple times with multiple partners... and went to prison... and Alicia believed he had changed and was trying to learn to accept him and slowly move forward.Peter has not cheated since

Then she finds out that the whole time he had kept yet another secret from her... Why would Peter have not come clean on everything so nothing could come back and bite him?You expect him to name names of those he slept with? That he did is known, they were working that out

So... Alicia feels betrayed all over again, and to some extent thinks Peter and Kalinda might have even been mocking her stupidity for not knowing about them... This her irrational overreacting

And now they are separated again... so if she does fall into something with Will... it's hard to blame her... she was kind of pushed into it...BS and at least she has some feelings for Will, unlike Peter who appears to have been just cheating because he could (or thought he could) get away with it.

That said... it isn't smart... given how it will look in the press... and how Peter can spin it to say "see, she was doing it too" even if it is just that one time at the end of all Peter's betrayals.

So it just isn't a smart thing to fall into for Alicia... given all the smarter ways she had been handling everything else... but she is human.

I also suspect that Kalinda would be helpful... as she genuinely likes Alicia,They should have slept together and does not like Peter...I have not seen any evidence of this over all this time... so likely Kalinda ultimately helps Alicia out of this slip-up somehow.Kalinda is out for Kalinda

I do hate the schedule change, thoughThats what DVRs are for, watch what evr day or night you like... This fit well with me on NCIS night... I hated Cold Case on Sundays because (as others have noted) it almost never came on at the scheduled time during NFL season... which made it hard to watch or DVR along with FOX shows I watch for the same reason.

I much prefer shows I like to not be on Sunday nights unless they are on a channel like TNT or USA or something where you can count on the time they will air being solid.

Fixed it for you
post #132 of 495
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Originally Posted by GqMagic View Post

Fixed it for you

Not really...

If you know your partner cheated on you... and you thought you knew the whole story... but then a year later found out that he had cheated with a close friend... wouldn't you feel like that should have been told to you before?

Clean slate means clean slate... I do believe that IF you decide to forgive someone, you don't hold an axe over their head forever... BUT if you forgive someone who hasn't told you everything, and you find out that on top of everything else they were keeping additional secrets... it does kind of undermine the forgiving process.

On the DVR point...

It isn't so much the night of the week, but the fact that it will be on after NFL football for half of the season... and football notoriously makes shows unpredictably late.

I can set a DVR timer for a show that always comes on at 9pm... but if it could come on anywhere from 9pm to 10:30pm, it makes things difficult.
post #133 of 495
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Originally Posted by HDMe2 View Post

Not really...

If you know your partner cheated on you... and you thought you knew the whole story... but then a year later found out that he had cheated with a close friend... wouldn't you feel like that should have been told to you before?

Clean slate means clean slate... I do believe that IF you decide to forgive someone, you don't hold an axe over their head forever... BUT if you forgive someone who hasn't told you everything, and you find out that on top of everything else they were keeping additional secrets... it does kind of undermine the forgiving process.

On the DVR point...

It isn't so much the night of the week, but the fact that it will be on after NFL football for half of the season... and football notoriously makes shows unpredictably late.

I can set a DVR timer for a show that always comes on at 9pm... but if it could come on anywhere from 9pm to 10:30pm, it makes things difficult.


most dvr's let you add extensions to whatever you're recording. that's probably what i'll do.
post #134 of 495
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Originally Posted by HDMe2 View Post

Clean slate means clean slate... I do believe that IF you decide to forgive someone, you don't hold an axe over their head forever... BUT if you forgive someone who hasn't told you everything, and you find out that on top of everything else they were keeping additional secrets... it does kind of undermine the forgiving process.

My take is she only tried to work things out to keep the kids out of the situation as much as possible. I didn't see a real effort to put a marriage back together. I think her words were something like... the kids don't deserve any of this.

With the election over and getting hit over the head with the fact that he slept with her best friend enough was enough. Any good will he had built up instantly tumbled away. As she said in the elevator... it was building up for a long time and now it had simply boiled over.

I think if it wasn't for the kids she would have left him day one. She only stuck around so she wouldn't be the bad guy in the kids' eyes (make theirs and their dad's life worse) while he was in prison and running for office.

DVR wise if you pad the recording (at times) it will prevent you from recording another show during the pad period.
post #135 of 495
I feel the HD on this show has never been near as clear and sharp as other CBS shows.
post #136 of 495
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Originally Posted by Charles R View Post

I was comparing Boxee Box to my TiVo (recordings) and I noticed it looked a little soft (compared to some other shows).

Thanks for checking.

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I feel the HD on this show has never been near as clear and sharp as other CBS shows.

I agree. It's sharper than SD but not as sharp as other CBS HD shows.
post #137 of 495
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Originally Posted by grubadub View Post

most dvr's let you add extensions to whatever you're recording. that's probably what i'll do.

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Originally Posted by Charles R View Post

DVR wise if you pad the recording (at times) it will prevent you from recording another show during the pad period.

That's where the problem comes in... IF this were the only thing I had to watch on Sunday nights... I could work with it... but yeah, I don't want to have to record a 2 hr window just to catch one show at the expense of missing something else.

Not to mention the fact that I watch FOX shows on Sunday... and those already have the same problem... so now I have two networks to baby again!
post #138 of 495
Yup, that's why I have 6 tuners and a few times a year 5 of them are going at once.
post #139 of 495
Man I despise CBS Sunday night TV Week 1 of the Good Wife and they are running 28 minutes late Some football game must have ran long, as they ALWAYS do! get a clue CBS and schedule football 1/2 hr longer
post #140 of 495
Exactly. You have no idea how incensed I was to find the season premier of Good Wife cut in half on my DVR. Been years since I watched CBS Sunday nights now I know why. Going forward I have the super crappy CSI Miami set to record just in case. I hate that it will get reported as being watched when I can't tolerate it, but it's worth it for one of the best shows on TV. Bit T here I come...
post #141 of 495
Jeez, lucky I checked this thread.

Guess I can delete the "entire" episode and will either hope it gets rerun in the middle of the nigh due to viewer outcry or have to watch it at the abysmal CBS.com site.
post #142 of 495
Being on the west coast I got the whole episode recorded, but what I don't get is, I thought this was one of the Eye's very best shows, why would they relegate it to Sunday night where the football issue is going to cause problems? Does CBS really have that much faith that it's so good it will overcome the ratings(viewing) issues that accompany following the NFL, especially given that the majority of viewers are in the east, where football will cause the biggest problem? And it's leading into a show that's on life support? I'd love to hear the reasoning behind this scheduling.

My guess is, when Unforgettable flops it will move back to it's original time slot.
post #143 of 495
I'm confused. I'm vacationing on the East Coast now and watched it as scheduled from 9-10pm, no problem.

As for the opener itself, I was kinda disappointed, but I'm probably in the minority. Still a great show and all with a stellar cast and am thrilled JM won the Emmy. 8)
post #144 of 495
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Originally Posted by bruce73 View Post

I'm confused. I'm vacationing on the East Coast now and watched it as scheduled from 9-10pm, no problem.

Apparently some markets had the late game on CBS, and some didn't.

What I don't understand is why CBS can't simply plan for this. If Philadelphia, say, is getting a game that starts at 4:15, then PLAN on starting 60 Minutes at 7:30 and put that in the KYW-TV schedule data. NFL games take at least 3 hours. Don't schedule them into a shorter time slot.
post #145 of 495
Knowing what football would likely do, I planned ahead and recorded Good Wife and the show behind it. Worked fine - though when it abruptly ended on the first part, I could see where the anger would build to those with no backup plan. It was right in the middle of an important scene. The show itself is still must see for me and the premiere was fine. Lots of new story branches being set up and interesting places to go. With Peter back in power and having the 'inside knowledge' of how Alicia works, it played out with some nice court room twists, promising more to come. The sex scene with Alicia and Will was about as much as network tv could do (Will: "am I being too hard on you..."). Still a great show.
post #146 of 495
I checked my recording before deletion and luckily it seems to have started on time here on WRAL.

This entire problem should be solved by now. We live in a digital TV age and viewers are still encountering this issue even though Europe solved it nearly twenty years ago on the VCR!

Euro VCRs had Programme Delivery Control which waited for a scheduled signal being transmitted OTA from the broadcaster before starting and stopping a recording. That way when a show overran the scheduled recording didn't start or finish too early. Now UK DTV has Accurate Recording which uses the same idea to tell DVRs when a show actually starts.

The only difference DTV here seems to have brought is providers squeezing in more channels at lower quality. Sigh.
post #147 of 495
My DVR allows you to extend the stop time of a show so I extended it 1 hour. Then I just fast forward to when the show started.
post #148 of 495
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Originally Posted by jpillar View Post

My DVR allows you to extend the stop time of a show so I extended it 1 hour. Then I just fast forward to when the show started.

Actually that's also what I do. 45 minutes would be perfect(and probably catch 98%) but Tivo jumps from 30 mins. over(would still miss probably 30%) to 1hr(never missed something with 1hr) so I go with the 1hr. and simply FF through the inevitable football overrun.
As a former Cold Case recorder I'm very familiar with this time slot and it's chronic overruns. In the CC thread it was stated there was a reason for under scheduling the football, something about the ratings actually went up when it inevitably ran long. Not only did the football people watch the overage but also people watching live waiting for their favorite program to start. Advertisers probably don't care that DVR people will miss the ending, they will probably be skipping the commercials anyway...
Matt L, I feel the same way about CSI Miami, I like the other CSIs but really dislike Miami. If things are tracked then just extending the Good Wife recording shouldn't give Miami any more rating points
post #149 of 495
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Originally Posted by jpillar View Post

My DVR allows you to extend the stop time of a show so I extended it 1 hour. Then I just fast forward to when the show started.

Be careful with that... An hour will work most of the time... but there was one Sunday last year where everything that night was close to 1.5 hours off.

Also... if you're like me and watch multiple shows on Sunday night, including shows on FOX and CBS... it becomes a nightmare because you can't extend everything because then you run out of tuners on your DVR to catch everything.
post #150 of 495
IMO this is the best show on network TV. It's a crime they've put it on Sunday evenings. This probably will insure it won't survive, similar to what happened to Cold Case and Without a Trace when they were put on Sundays.
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