I watch a lot of procedural/crime shows. Each one has their strengths & weaknesses. For me, HAWAII 5-0 stopped being the "old" cops & robbers 5-0 in season 1. Today, I watch it for pure escapism, like a Bond movie. I loved the flashbacks to how everyone met, the couples therapy session, the over-the-top villains & action, weird relatives popping in & out of the team's lives, *and* how solid Adam & Kono still are after 3 seasons. They have got to be one of the sexiest couples on tv, and they don't even have to do anything! Just looking at each other in an outdoor shower, or sitting on a front porch, they have great chemistry. I hope Lenkov gives her a break, and lets Kono have that happy ending that the whole 5-0 team can get behind. Keep up the good work, 5-0! Leave the "reality" to the multiple CSIs, NCISs, L&O's, plus BONES, CASTLE, THE MENTALIST, ELEMENTARY, MASTERPIECE MYSTERY, etc. (all of which I watch). I want you to continue being my escapist fare that is not connected to any comic book series.
Colorblind women are rare. But, they do exist. It was explained that the witness lost her ability to see color due to the side effect of medication; not anything genetic.
With all due respect, you need to pay more attention. The rug victim is shown in flash *forward* - 3 months ahead. Why would it be the missing female student shown in the flyers, who has already been gone for a month, that none of them knew? It was a recently deceased person; not a decomposed body. Think, man!
Wes' neighbor said the previous tenant was a law student. Keating's husband teaches psychology.
Meh. I'll be the minority voice & say that Nowak, the showrunner (?), needs to step up his game fast if he's going to have Keating show her legal prowess every week in the courtroom. This week's case was a laughable snoozer, the worst part of the episode; and Keating was not a very good lawyer in her scenes IMO. HTGAWM competes with plenty of other shows that dazzle with defense lawyers' tactics. THE GOOD WIFE is the main one. Davis gets an A from me as far as charisma & talent. But, it was just lazy to show that Keating actually needed a piddly law student to tell her to discredit a witness' visual identification. Seriously? That's *basic*; something that should have been second nature to even her staff. It's such a tired trope of the courtroom drama, that I think it existed in movies even *before* television. Also, Keating didn't need the document that the law student whored himself out for. The business partner had already admitted he'd warned the victim about the repercussions of the affair. What was the point? Weak. If writing courtroom cases is not a strength of the writing staff, then change the format & have it focus on the personal drama & the competition between the students. There are better written criminal cases on plenty of shows every week. This will just suffer by comparison.
I don't know about "fun". But, plenty of shows are milking drama from twisty defense maneuvering that is based in reality. THE GOOD WIFE, BOSTON LEGAL, THE PRACTICE, L.A. LAW - none of them wrote down to their audiences regarding legal situations. HTGAWM was very weak in that sense. They need to get some decent legal advisors in there because, frankly, Keating's legal skills looked amateurish IMO; not impressive. And, this series boasts about her legal prowess. It didn't impress me that none of her staff (or her) thought about discrediting the witness' vision (BASIC!). Wasn't impressed that one of the characters boasted about clerking for a Supreme Court justice over the summer when that person hadn't even taken Criminal Law 100. Really? Why not just write it more realistically? Like have the course be for older students with more knowledge, experience, & cutthroat competitiveness for internships? If the writing is going to be tight & focused in the area of intrigue, why not pay the same attention to the legal details? Just looks sloppy & lazy otherwise because L&O gets these details all the time.
Your missing the larger point. The FROZEN storyline is emphasizing, comparing & contrasting, the change in Regina & Emma's relationship with the one Elsa & Anna has. They're using it to show character growth. It isn't just shallow product placement. FROZEN was a hit for a reason - because kids like to see strong, positive relationships between siblings. Not just rivalry. Regina & Emma have moved beyond their initial rivalry over Henry & are family now. They have really changed each other in ways they aren't even aware of, and the audience can see it by the visual cues in this episode that harken back to FROZEN.
This is a *review.* It's not a point-by-point recap of every single scene & detail that occurred in the episode.
Agreed. I do like the turn this season is taking though. Instead of blaming yet another person for her unhappiness, Regina is thinking differently, going deeper, & literally trying to change her story to allow for different options. It would be great IMO if the story got meta & the audience was treated to multiple conversations between Regina & the book's writer on what is the definition of a "villain," why everything has to be black & white for children & if achieving a "happy ending" should be the goal in life, as opposed to the end of a fairy tale in a book - two very different things.
That part is indeed oversimplified for dramatic effect. Booth has had honorable service in the armed forces recently & was nominated for a position that involved approval by Congress. The guy has Friends, as has been proven in many past episodes. He has friends in the CIA & the military that would probably have his back if he asked. To go from being interviewed by a Congressional panel to a fugitive chained to a hospital bed is rather drastic. And, yeah, if anyone would know how to stay out of jail at this point, it would be Brennan, who has enough money to put a defensive line of lawyers between her husband and prison for years.
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