roximonoxide: (creative)
Definitely better than last week, even with some glaring technical inaccuracies...

6.02 Blacklist Review from Talk - SPOILERS WITHIN - )
roximonoxide: (adorkable)
With all the hype it's hard not to go into this episode with high hopes and the first half doesn't let down. Terrance is back briefly and I couldn't be happier about it! I'm not much for stunt casting but Nelly has already proved himself on this show and in my books he's among the best guest stars they've had.

cut for 5.25 'Pay Up' spoilers )
roximonoxide: (Default)
Oh my...

Mac went impossibly easy on Stella over this. I'm getting awfully tired of the picking and choosing they're doing that winds up only making Mac look like a total hypocrite. Also irritating that it's hardly explained why Mac felt obligated to follow her halfway around the world, but then, this show has a bit of a habit of doing that.

cut for Grounds for Deception Spoilers )

Ultimately a pretty weak episode.
roximonoxide: (Default)
I saw Star Trek on a whim last Saturday when my good friend asked me to the late showing with him. He's such a big Trekkie and a sweet guy too, I couldn't think of anyone I'd rather see it with anyhow, so away we went!

Now, I love two Trek series'. The original and TNG, but I can hardly claim any right to the title of Trekkie. I can't quote any specific episodes or character moments or epic plot points, and if it had nothing to do with either aforementioned series I probably didn't bother to see it.

I do however consider myself to be a K/S fan. :3 I'm always rabidly in love with the stoic characters on the ST shows. The ones that grapple with emotion and the human condition all the time. Chiefly Vulcans and androids. Spock, Data, ... 7of9 too.

But about the film-- )
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So crime and an entire office of civil servants take the day off so Lindsay can squeeze out a little bundle of something or other.

We learn early on that Danny's two week suspension is up and yet Lindsay is freshly back from Montana, so how exactly Danny spent his two weeks off with her while she was in another state we're really not sure, but asked to suspend belief again.

Cut for Greater Good 5.23 spoilers )

ETA: half way through watching the show here, I learned that CBS leaked it on their website. Silly kids. I wonder if that will effect their ratings, or if there was some rhyme or reason to doing that.

ETA2: It's damn funny that they went out of their way to make mention that the kid looks like Danny, not the mother. ^_^ Lucky for the kid. Danny's the pretty one.
roximonoxide: (Default)
Finally saw Wolverine. Surprisingly I wasn't in a rush to see it. Not surprisingly, it wasn't what it could have been, and I'm zen about it. What can I say? I've been exercising my mettā towards it since it was in talks. It was a PG rated movie about a mutant killing machine with knives in his hands. I feel like I should be impressed anyone could tell that story with a PG rating in any capacity.

Even when X-Men 2 had just come out, all the way back in 2003 there had been talks of contracting Jackman for a Wolverine solo thing and even then, I didn't let myself get too twitterpatted with the idea. I mean I'd love to see some of my favorite wolverine comics on the silver screen but I knew that by the time they got to his movie all of this would be so franchised and what not that they'd be completely unable to resist the pull of marketing. Why would they do the stories justice and write an 18A story when they could write one for the kids and make twice the money from box office sales to merchandising opportunities.

The long and the short of it is; It wasn't great. But I wasn't surprised in my disappointment and somehow that softened the blow.

It was a couple days ago that I actually saw it but I'll try to recall some of my thoughts )

Really though, I just hadn't set my hopes too high anyway and ultimately what I got out of it was the realization of some rather iconic scenes from wolverine comics that were occassionally handled pretty well. Chiefly the experiment, which Jackman's nakedness didn't hurt either I am capping the fuck out of as soon as I can.

At least with comics, everything already has so many different "universes" or streams of continuity that I can just write this one off to being movieverse and ignore it.

I still love Wolverine like none other. Nothing's gonna change that. 'Nuff said.

ETA: I'll probably see Star Trek next. I'm kind of pumped for that one. Who doesn't appreciate Kirk/Spock in some respect? I foresee a rekindled ship-love in my future. :3
roximonoxide: (flack-kevlar)
My review from talk, plus some personal blog extras. ^_^

The episode is kind of a nice mix of my favorite characters, but towards the end it leans more heavily on Mac. That’s all right of course, but it’s kind of a shame since Hawkes' philosophies on racism were getting pretty interesting and then got nixed.

The crime itself wasn't the most difficult nut to crack, nor did it feel like it weighed heavily on the initial victim, but the underlying themes of the case brought some tension to the whole show that really brings out the best in the characters.

Cut for 5.22 - Yahrzeit & finale spoilers )
roximonoxide: (intimidated)
Here's my review from talk with a few edits

This episode might have been really intriguing if this wasn't the umpteenth time we've seen Mac take on the bigwigs the same way. cut for 'The Past, Present and Murder' spoilers )

something else I'd like to add )
roximonoxide: (creative)
Not that I suspect this will draw too much interest --Here's my review from talk!

Well the case didn't blow my socks off, but for the most part I'm still pretty keen on tonight's episode --I'll over look some suspended belief and minor plot holes because of someones ability to maintain a little continuity, and make use of some under-used characters.

Cut for 5.20-Prey Spoilers and One Big Finale Spoiler. )
roximonoxide: (smoking gun)
I might start posting my occasional reviews from talk over here...Maybe, just in hopes of a better discussion. *snicker*

It's another one case week, which seems to be the norm these days, but I will give them credit for trying to branch out from the typical cases and remind us that NYC is home to more than just upper class white folks.
cut for NY spoilers and the rest of the review! )