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#2672 - 02/04/11 08:29 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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That's a horrible scenario! I don't mean the part about the money, I mean the part about Russell winning. Ugh.

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#2673 - 02/08/11 08:05 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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Did anyone watch The Chicago Code last night? I thought it was pretty good. I especially liked the voiceovers spread among several members of the cast.

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#2674 - 02/09/11 02:38 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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Re Survivor, I expect that exposing Russell now keeps him off the radar for the "fan favorite" voting. After all his claiming about loving the game and being the best, that fact that he was exposing secrets does rather undercut his worth even as someone "you love to hate". Except that I didn't even care for him on that level.

I think it's far more likely that exposing him now is a write off because the players get rid of him early. So what was supposed to be an "epic battle" between him and Rob actually ended up with Russell being booted early and a failure on Redemption Island itself. At least that's my guess and hope.

Oh, meant to add:
I thought last night's NCIS was a really nice one. Plus, yet again, Gibbs deflects someone from probing deeply into his psyche.

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#2675 - 02/09/11 06:03 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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Quote:
Did anyone watch The Chicago Code last night? I thought it was pretty good. I especially liked the voiceovers spread among several members of the cast.

I liked that aspect of it too -- especially the surprising use made of one of them (I'll say no more in case someone recorded it to watch later).

As a Chicago boy, I also liked the use of the city. Unlike many shows ostensibly set there but faked in LA plus a sprinkling of second-unit shots, this one really gets across what it looks like and feels like.

It's also a clever move to have the one cop with a distaste for profanity (about which he lectures his junior partner); it lets them make a show that feels a bit like a gritty cable series while avoiding the language one might expect in that context.

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#2676 - 02/09/11 08:47 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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Yes, The Chicago Code is very well done. I suspect whether you like the show or not is going to depend on how much you warm up to Jennifer Beals and Jason Clarke, the guy who plays Supercop. She's the ranking officer but he's playing the role of her instructor; maybe that will change as the show progresses. That strong sense of the city is quite appealing. I hope it isn't just new-show bait and will be sustained.

Last night's The Good Wife had an interesting twist. It was a Love Canal plot: a pharmaceutical company didn't dispose of its toxic waste in an EPA-required way but simply buried it, resulting in health hazards for residents in the area (sterility, for one). Alicia's law firm was vying for the right to bring a class-action suit against the company with a lawyer who was pushing for a quick settlement. It turned out the lawyer was actually in the employ of the pharmaceutical company, who wanted the quick settlement because that would save the company millions of dollars. Ingenious, in an evil sort of way.

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#2677 - 02/13/11 08:05 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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Westminster tomorrow.

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#2678 - 02/15/11 11:57 AM Re: Television 2010-11
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Westminster is the only beauty pageant I watch, and I know judging is based on some ideal standard for each breed, but the judges made some unexpected choices last night. The Scottish deerhound was the first surprise. Does anyone remember a Dick Van Dyke episode about "the ugliest dog in the world"? That was a deerhound. The Peke and the Shar Pei could have been cousins. Only the bearded collie fit traditional standards of canine beauty. Now, I'm not saying only cute little Yorkies or Bichons should win. In fact, I think this may be a good thing. Tonight should be interesting.

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#2679 - 02/15/11 06:23 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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I remember that Dick Van Dyke episode well; Billy de Wolfe played a pet salon owner who gave the dog a makeover. You can watch the episode here:

http://www.imdb.com/video/hulu/vi4221895705/

Westminster: I was a little surprised that two "push-faced" dogs won, but of course the group judges don't consult or even consider other group winners. I thought Mary Carillo added to the show; bringing her on board was a smart move.

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#2680 - 02/15/11 11:19 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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Ha ha ha ha ha! Look who won!



Hickory, the first deerhound ever to win Westminster.

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#2681 - 02/15/11 11:29 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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A gangly, loose-jointed sort of dog with a surprising dignity. She was a good choice.

That Shar Pei must be the homeliest dog I've ever seen...I loved her! Her name is Jayne Hathaway (after the character Jane Hathaway in Beverly Hillbillies?).

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