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#5330 - 06/18/12 01:28 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Barbara]
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No. It came as an anti-climax, although there was no real climax for it to be anti- to.

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#5331 - 06/18/12 06:29 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Christopher]
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Well, that's in keeping with the low-key style of the whole series, isn't it? I thought it worked OK.

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#5334 - 06/19/12 10:37 AM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Lorna]
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Isn't making the least likely suspect the killer a no-no in mystery writing? There was some preparation for him, but none at all for her. I just didn't buy it.

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#5354 - 06/25/12 08:23 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: ]
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Did anyone catch the two new shows last night, The Great Escape and The Newsroom? They both come with good pedigrees, but I found them both underwhelming.

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#5383 - 06/29/12 05:00 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Christopher]
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So did I. The Great Escape does have a good pedigree -- Ron Howard and the TAR producers, but it was a big yawn as far as I'm concerned. It probably wasn't wise to set the first episode at Alcatraz; that decrepit, rubbishy, filthy place is hardly an enticement to watch.

The Newsroom is Aaron Sorkin's third attempt at a series set behind the scenes of a television show, and it's just like his other shows -- rapid speech, everyone talking alike, instant recall of tons of statistics, etc. The first episode had a long sequence of preachy idealism which I didn't buy for one minute, and I doubt that I'll watch the second episode.

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#5461 - 07/10/12 01:04 AM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Barbara]
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The Closer came roaring back tonight with the first of its final six episodes, and right away change is in the wind. And Eureka looks to be in for the biggest change of all; final episode next Monday.

I'm going to miss both these shows.

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#5466 - 07/10/12 11:59 AM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Barbara]
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One thing about The Closer bothered me, and that was the casual dismissal of the problem of who was the leak in the office. The law suit is gone, the sleazy lawyer is gone, and there's no one left to leak info to. Surely they're not going to leave it at that?

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#5468 - 07/10/12 06:42 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Lorna]
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That might just be a reminder instead of a dismissal, a reminder that someone in the squad can't be trusted. Just as Raydor was brought in as a messenger right at the end, to remind us she's part of this picture. Anyway, I'm hoping that's what it is.

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#5481 - 07/11/12 09:46 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Rita]
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Jon Tenney (Fritz) showed up in a small part in The Newsroom...couldn't tell if it's a recurring role or a one-shot. But with Brenda Leigh gone, Fritz doesn't really have a function in the show.

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