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#2762 - 07/12/11 07:54 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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Well, Brenda Leigh's troubles begin, right in the first episode. I remember that case she's being investigated for, the one where she released a confessed murderer knowing the other members of his gang would kill him. But Brenda was backed into a corner by the interference of others...Pope promised the murderer immunity in exchange for information and the FBI or some other agency was poking its nose in as well. It wasn't all her doing. She could have offered police protection, but that goes against the grain as well. However, as the Mary McDonnell character pointed out, Brenda just did the same thing again last night when she put that young girl in danger by using her as bait. What if the cops had gotten there five minutes later? The girl would have been dead. Yep, Brenda's in trouble, all right.

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#2763 - 07/22/11 01:20 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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Strangely, I've come to like Suits. It's just as glib as all of USA's shows, but I love the interplay between the young self-taught lawyer and his mentor, and their cases are entertaining. Only one weak link in the supporting cast that I can see, and that's the woman who plays the owner of the law firm. She just doesn't have the authority for that role.

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#2764 - 07/23/11 08:27 AM Re: Television 2010-11
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Self-taught lawyer???

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#2765 - 07/23/11 09:09 AM Re: Television 2010-11
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Young guy who is a prodigious reader and remembers everything he's read. Passed the bar exam without ever going to law school (no money for college). Now he's working at a law firm that worships the ground Harvard Law graduates walk on. Only Harvey, his mentor at the firm, knows he's not a Harvard man.

The young studmuffin is cute, but Harvey steals every scene he's in. Lorna's right, the show is glib, but it is entertaining in its own way.

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#2766 - 07/23/11 03:35 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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Mike Ross (the studmuffin) has made one big mistake, when he admitted his secret to the notoriously unreliable Trevor. A man is still judged by the company he keeps, and Mike's choice of lifelong best friend does not reflect well on him. Harvey keeps telling him to cut Trevor loose; I hope Mike listens, but it may already be too late.

Harvey is great; he has a touch of Alan Shore in him -- but not too much. He's played by Gabriel Macht, Stephen Macht's son.

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#2767 - 07/24/11 11:21 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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Who's Stephen Macht?

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#2768 - 07/25/11 12:33 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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Stephen on the left, Gabriel on the right. Stephen never made it as a big star, but he worked steadily from the time he gave up teaching for acting full-time. He has a PhD from Indiana University, and Gabriel attended Carnegie-Mellon in Pittsburgh.

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#2769 - 07/25/11 06:56 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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Stephen ended up a regular on some soap opera, didn't he? I remember him mostly as Sharon Gless's now-and-then boyfriend in Cagney and Lacey.

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#2770 - 07/29/11 10:39 AM Re: Television 2010-11
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Am I the only one who found this last episode of The Closer disappointing? Very disappointing.

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#2771 - 07/29/11 11:51 AM Re: Television 2010-11
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It looked like a filler episode to me. They were capitalizing on the success of an earlier episode, the one in which Provenza and Flynn made fools of themselves over a couple of stewardesses. Obviously going for a light touch -- but it just didn't work. For one thing, a man was murdered when he was mistaken for another man, and no one blinked an eye! He wasn't much of a man, a petty grifter, but he was innocent and he died unjustly. For another thing, Provenza had to work too hard at being funny. It wasn't funny.

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