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Old June 18 2009, 11:04 PM   #1
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Old June 19 2009, 06:42 AM   #2
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Eh, this one felt like a filler... Hope next week is better.
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Old June 19 2009, 06:45 AM   #3
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I thought this was far better than last week; there was far more threat from this baddie than the last one.

Hmmm. A blue-tooth cell-phone signal receptor from a Pringles can? That's one I'll have to remember.

I actually felt sorry for Nate, which is a first.

But I am really not buying the annoying cop. I don't know if it's the actress or the writing, or a combination of both, but I don't believe her character at ALL. It's too forced, too fake, too....something. Her delivery, her smiling and flirting....GAG. She doesn't look or sound like a cop in the least. I hope they get rid of her soon.
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Old June 19 2009, 06:48 AM   #4
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The actress was a last-minute replacement. Jennifer Esposito pulled out.

You know, if this were real life, Michael (and probably his whole family) would be dead by now with all the people wanting revenge since everyone knows where to find him.

The way the bad guy was left unresolved obviously means he'll be coming back a third time. He knew all about Michael, so shouldn't he have known about his team?
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Old June 19 2009, 09:41 AM   #5
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Micheal should have killed him right then and there, time to stop leaving loose ends around.

But that's not good tv when he just talked to his daughter I guess.
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Old June 19 2009, 04:26 PM   #6
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My DVR didn't record sound last night. I'll have to wait 'til the Saturday mornin' rerun...

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Old June 19 2009, 04:49 PM   #7
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I especially liked the growth of Nate's character and the evolution of the relationship between Michael and Nate. But I agree with the above about Moon Bloodgood. I'm not buyin' it. Do something interesting with that plot line or ditch it.
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Old June 19 2009, 10:51 PM   #8
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My DVR didn't record sound last night. I'll have to wait 'til the Saturday mornin' rerun...

It's up on Hulu if you don't want to wait that long.

While I'm predisposed to like Moon Bloodgood after Journeyman, I agree that her character has been lacking. I found myself thinking (with a little shudder) that I missed Carla. And I pretty much hated Carla.

For some reason the show doesn't have the same charm it had the first two seasons for me. I didn't feel any of the brotherly connection they were going for with Michael & Nate. And Michael's mom is just becoming over-the-top irascible and unreasonable. And Fi is getting too sappy/clingy with Michael.
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Old June 20 2009, 12:00 AM   #9
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The actress was a last-minute replacement. Jennifer Esposito pulled out.
Maybe Esposito read the script! I thought I would be the only one complaining about Bloodgood, but it turns out otherwise. I don't buy the character at all. I think it's a combination of the acting and the writing, neither of which work for me.

This episode was okay. The improvised antenna was a good gag, as were many of the other things Michael did in this episode. But there wasn't enough Bruce Campbell.

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I wasn't all that crazy about this week's either despite loving the bad guy (I'm glad he'll be back). Something just seemed kind of off with the whole episode. I can't say I dislike the cop as much as you guys but I don't think she can last for long without getting tiresome real fast.
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Old June 20 2009, 07:47 AM   #11
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I loved this episode, it was a great example of putting Michael out of his comfort zone. Normally he has a lot of preparation or at least some good background on the jobs he's gonna do, in this case, total improvisation. I do like the bank heist episode better in that respect. I'm glad that Brennen returned, he was a good villan who understood Michael very well.

While I don't hate the Cop, I'm not a big fan of hers either. Moon Bloodgood is doing okay, but I hope that she fitzes out soon.
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My DVR didn't record sound last night. I'll have to wait 'til the Saturday mornin' rerun...

It's up on Hulu if you don't want to wait that long.
My television is bigger than my laptop. Much as I love Thrax, I don't use him for catchin' up on television, unless I have to.

Besides, I'll be home around 7:30, the mornin' repeat will be at 8:00, so I'll be all set.
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[QUOTE=Sakrysta;3103304]While I'm predisposed to like Moon Bloodgood after Journeyman, I agree that her character has been lacking. I found myself thinking (with a little shudder) that I missed Carla. And I pretty much hated Carla.
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For some reason the show doesn't have the same charm it had the first two seasons for me. I didn't feel any of the brotherly connection they were going for with Michael & Nate. And Michael's mom is just becoming over-the-top irascible and unreasonable. And Fi is getting to sappy/clingy with Michael.
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While I'm predisposed to like Moon Bloodgood after Journeyman, I agree that her character has been lacking. I found myself thinking (with a little shudder) that I missed Carla. And I pretty much hated Carla.
The trouble is that the "cop" is a pale imitation of Carla. I think the actress sucks. She has no screen presence and try as she might she can't even manage decent bitchiness. And having her pop up for 30 seconds at a time is just plain stupid. Either get her going as an actual threat to Michael or shut her up. Geez.

For some reason the show doesn't have the same charm it had the first two seasons for me. I didn't feel any of the brotherly connection they were going for with Michael & Nate. And Michael's mom is just becoming over-the-top irascible and unreasonable. And Fi is getting to sappy/clingy with Michael.
I agree. S2 had a great finish but right from the outset of this season, it felt wrong. I hope they get back on track. I love the premise and I love the characters/actors ... but Madeleine and Fi are so badly out of character right now, makes me want to smack them. Even Michael seems off (I don't recall Donovan being a producer in seasons 1 and 2, but I noticed he has a producer credit this season... I hope he isn't screwing around with the premise).
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Old June 21 2009, 05:08 PM   #15
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I liked it. I agree that the cop chick is an anchor on the show pulling it down right now. I hope that they have something planed for her later and that is why they are just snipping the ends with her right now. I'm just worried that she's going to turn out to be a plant for that shady group who carla was working for...

I loved Jay Karnes being on the show. USA should give him a show to lead, total untapped talent in my opinion.

Loved the Bluetooth bit. And any time they can get Larry involved is a lot of fun... I cracked up on his life coach line.


Is anyone staying for Royal Pains, the new show following BN on thur nights?
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