I still like the show -- but the comments last week and this make me leery about whether enough of us will like it or if it isn't already canceled and all we'll get is whatever number of episodes were already made. What I like most is that the show portrays a gritty, grubby world rather than a slick TV world. Although it does remind me a little of Baretta back in the day, it mostly sort of reminds me of Pacino in Serpico (which was a true story) and the EMT scene is right out of that movie like how the cops let Serpico walk into gunfire without back-up because he turned crooked cops in -- that gritty, that dirty, that kind of reality.
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I enjoyed this show a lot. It'll be the first new show I watch since Black List and before that Elementary (just to point out how few shows interest me personally). I may have misunderstood, but I don't think the reviewer recognized that he's the team leader, that Gravely and all the others are under him, which was why he was giving them assignments. Perhaps what was confusing is that he doesn't pay attention to what they're each doing after he directs them due to all his bad habits. I also think the talking to himself is original (and so easy for the others to make fun of him for). And he is the best cop in the room, figuring things out before forensics and investigation can verify his conclusions. Great premiere!
Kitty is an expendable character. These are only wild guesses, but what will Kitty do/sacrifice to get her rapist (maybe her life?). Watson is no longer competing with Sherlock, by closing shop. That's one accomplishment. It might also be a future plot twist if she discovers something sinister about the insurance company and needs Sherlock to help her bring it down ... and Kitty is gone and the two are back together like previous seasons. It's possible!
Hilarious episode! Lily was one of the few funny clowns I've ever seen. I enjoyed Luke and the girl next door too. Poor guy. It was funny all Manny found out about himself (and so perfectly Gloria that she would just fabricate a reality to help him be as proud of himself as she is of him). I really don't like Phil and Claire's neighbors, though (Halloween or this episode). They're just not very nice. All 3 households had great story-lines this week, though!!
I think the whole talk about leaving the FBI is just the set up for the end of the show, that the writers will fill out dead time here and there for the rest of the season discussing what comes next -- which hopefully will lead to some syndicated version of the show, but otherwise will probably be the two of them riding off into the sunset.
I didn't think there was any "story" to this episode/story. It was all gimmicks/jokes, like every situation could only happen in a sitcom. whereas the basis for Modern Family's success is the humorous and sometimes insightful way it handles real events or real feelings that relate to real experience (naturally within comedy entertainment). Not a good episode this week (to my mind, anyways).
Fischer didn't seem to serve any purpose, so I'm glad she's gone. I like Vega a lot. She strikes me as a Grace type character who will help Jane without questioning & criticizing him. I liked the comment about Abbot being in charge except when Jane is, and I liked the awkwardness of what could Lisbon say when Jane was standing up for her with the stick-up-his-rear FBI agent. She kind of just had to stand there and wait for it to be over. I also liked that they acknowledged Jane had money, which they seemed to utilize in the past and overlook some too. I suppose it could be a gargantuan ego, but Pike struck me as a little too bitter (maybe caused by his ego) ... like he may turn out to be a bad guy before the show ends.
I don't like it in shows when the bad guy gets off. Even less do I like any inference that murder is a positive way to carry out your fanatical ideology -- which, I'm sorry, but is how I took this. Bella and Holmes were fun, so this was otherwise a good episode, but the conclusion does and will bother me.
What you're saying is true and all (and exactly what they did), but Castle plays games and fantasy role-playing and, much like the end of Quigley Down Under, it would have been fun and not so far from the realm of possibility that Castle could have turned out to win a quick draw in the climax. Just for fun, not realism.
They've definitely changed the dynamic between Holmes and Watson. I wonder where it will lead. Holmes and Watson may not have equal talent, but each is capable of doing the job alone that they used to do together (sort of like a boss leaves a company, an assistant is promoted and does the job successfully for a year, the the boss decided to return and right off shows off his superior skills). What's the interaction going to be like? I'm not sure how it can be even friendly unless something changes/develops. I like both characters and will be watching to see what they'll do, but I admit I'm a little afraid the show will fade away.
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