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  1. S03. E03. Excessive Force

    A recycled plot twist, similar to, I believe, an "LA Law" episode where a lady cop pulls over a driver with a broken tail light. She insists on peeking in the trunk where she finds his freshly murdered wife's body and the murder weapon. Open and shut? Nope. No probable cause for the search, evidence thrown out, case dismissed. Except that a veteran cop would know better. Lo and behold, a stakeout catches the two having an affair. But I can't hold that against "Bull." After nearly 80 years of TV police & lawyer shows, fresh plots are hard to come by. Call them "classics." No one complains about all the movie remakes of "King Kong" and "A Star is Born."
  2. S10.E02: Kiss and Tell

    Ditto on the grandchild. Nolan is a musical prodigy (and a Mensa member) in real life. I wish they'd let him show off his talents -- having musical skill wouldn't be out of character any more than Claire dazzling Phil with magic or Jay having a soft side (that picture of Claire and Mitch in their red dance costumes he keeps on his end table). I miss sweet, goofy 10 year old Luke ("Luke! Stay! Stay!!" and "I like this doctor. I didn't even have to take my pants off! I found that out late."), but children grow up, and few writers know what to do with their characters, especially in a comedy series, the downside of success.
  3. S10.E02: Kiss and Tell

    Dylan trying to be a better person for Haley seems to include his no longer being goofy and clueless, just serious. He does now come across as someone who would do well in nursing school. Maybe he'll inspire Haley to be better grounded, too. I'm glad he's back, for wherever this arc leads, partly for the character, but mostly for actor Reid Ewing's own story. I wish them "both" well. A great episode, everyone involved (except Joe), and Phil finally got to hear honest praise from Jay. And Jay finally got an honest critique on his cooking skills (or lack thereof)! A lot of references to how long they've all been together (and on the air). A warm-up to the countdown?
  4. S11.E01: Fake News

    I didn't see any mention of it above, but in case anyone didn't know, Candice Bergen confirmed on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert that she really did go out with Donald Trump once, when they were teenagers, I think -- before he was "The Donald."
  5. S03.01 Mom Guilt

    Apparently, though, the "mean housewives" aren't the only women in town, since all of the guests at the birthday party loved Katy's work, as did the birthday girl. Give it your best shot, witches!
  6. S03.01 Mom Guilt

    Aging child actors can be a challenge when series catch on, Modern Family being the best example. Even when the characters are allowed to age, most often writers don't know what to do with them. Girls hold up better than boys, typically, but Anna-Kat is the most noticeably older. I think Daniel/Oliver looks the same, if taller as expected. His baritone was nearly as deep at the end of last season. His voice and delivery are perfect for my failing hearing, the only one I dont need CC for. I wonder if he does audio books. As for Georgie, it seems that as Montana ages, he looks even more like adult Jerry O'Connell. I liked the episode. My wife was a meeting planner. She had to rescue many near disasters including two hotel fires. Note that even Blondie Bumstead works outside the home now.
  7. S03.E25: Boo Normal; Once Upon a Time

    Yes, starring Jerry O'Connell. Multiple, parallel universes aren't the same thing as the butterfly effect as there is no cause-and-effect, just infinite random variations. The Simpsons included a butterfly segment in Treehouse of Horror V: Time and Punishment.
  8. Lain/Sheldon was simply adorable in his space suit. His scrambling out of mom's grasp like a greased pig was priceless!
  9. S03.E25: Boo Normal; Once Upon a Time

    They apparently met on the force, so since AU Chloe wasn't a real cop, no meet, no Trixie. And even if AU Chloe eventually joins the PD, Dan is already on the lam with Charlotte and "Lu's" money. I'm surprised no one has made a series based on the "Butterfly Effect" and "Sliding Doors" movie concept, where every episode has the same main characters and starting point, but something is "tweaked" each week, by God or by a roll of D&D dice, to send them all off in different directions. I'm not sorry to see the series go as is. Too much dead-pan Chloe and Lucifer railing at Dad and not enough supernatural crime-solving -- and Tom singing (a show within the show).
  10. Season 9 Talk

    Remind me, isn't Mosley the one who is so hyper about avoiding international incidents, demanding rigid compliance with rules and orders, and not allowing agents to participate in cases where they have a personal interest? Things look different when it's your ox being gored, don't they, EAD Mosley?
  11. S02.E22: Run

    "I have diplomatic immunity!" "Not from me." Bang! Bang! Who didn't see that coming? At last, Hannah Wells can fold up her multi-tools and move on to the next adventure, motherhood. So Tom Kirkman is going the Conrad Dalton route and running as an independent. Lotsa luck. Too bad we won't get to see Michael J. Fox as the new Attorney General.
  12. That encounter did make me think of the Monty Python sketch where John Cleese is passionately defending the crime of the century with implications reaching to the highest levels of government and his distraught client's worry is what will happen to his wife and kiddies, while a bewildered magistrate explains that "it's only a bloody parking ticket!"
  13. I have extremely critical, life-and-death news to give you, but instead of leading with it, I'm going to drag it out by emphasizing how vital it is until it's too late to save you. If this was a murder mystery, I'd only be able to tell you who the killer is if we meet in a coffee shop in a booth directly in front of the window where I first have to tell you my life story while the sniper gets into position. And other tropes.
  14. Season 9 Talk

    In my experience as a support group leader and facilitator, there can be any number of personal reasons why pregnancy and other health issues can be highly sensitive topics; even their mere mention can be upsetting. Let us be content to always wish our favorite performers well and to try to limit show discussions to plots and portrayals. And to remember the saying that great minds discuss ideas; mediocre minds discuss things; and small minds discuss people (no matter how well-intentioned).
  15. S09.E21: The Escape

    Ç'est l'amour.