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2013-02-23 06:43:54 PM  
Thursday's episode was good.
They have to avoid getting too formulaic which they did with that episode.
 
2013-02-23 07:48:54 PM  
Absolutely. That and the show immediately following, Elementary. The best and most intelligent things on TV today.
 
2013-02-23 07:57:09 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Thursday's episode was good.
They have to avoid getting too formulaic which they did with that episode.


True.  For the first part of the episode I was unsure, but the second part was quite good.

I don't watch a lot of television, but it is one show I enjoy.
 
2013-02-23 08:57:16 PM  
It's a good thing you qualified that headline with network TV, subby
 
2013-02-23 08:58:14 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: tenpoundsofcheese: Thursday's episode was good.
They have to avoid getting too formulaic which they did with that episode.

True.  For the first part of the episode I was unsure, but the second part was quite good.

I don't watch a lot of television, but it is one show I enjoy.


I tried this show when it first started up, but quickly lost interest. Last night I was channel surfing for the first time in ages (usually just watch Netflix), and stopped when I saw Sarah Shahi. Took me a while to realize what I was watching since the main characters were nowhere to be seen for most of the episode.

If the show is as good without her as it was with her, I might have to give it another chance. But her character was great. I'm pretty sure that won't be her last appearance. The show's not even on her IMDb page. Weird.
 
2013-02-23 09:07:44 PM  
It's pretty clear they were setting up a spinoff with that chick.
 
2013-02-23 09:17:21 PM  
I don't know why I didn't pick up on that show when it kicked off; I loved Michael Emerson in LOST.  I should go check if it's streaming on Netflix or something before I go and check the price at the Pirate Bay Store.
 
2013-02-23 09:19:18 PM  

Speaker2Animals: Absolutely. That and the show immediately following, Elementary. The best and most intelligent things on TV today.


Elementary does suffer from not being as good as Sherlock, but it's still better than most.
 
2013-02-23 09:20:46 PM  

Mugato: It's pretty clear they were setting up a spinoff with that chick.


If so, hopefully they'll include some more of her best work ever. Actually she was also really good in Life, haven't seen her in anything else though.
 
2013-02-23 09:23:28 PM  
I started watching because I like looking at Jim Caviezel, (who really should get naked once in a while) but I kept watching because I am in love with Michael Emerson now.
 
2013-02-23 09:24:18 PM  
It also has the best villains anywhere, from Elias to Stanton to 'Special Counsel.'  Jay O. Sanders' speech the other night about the 'horrible math' he has consider every day almost made me feel sorry for him.

And I loves me some Amy Acker.  Root forever!
 
2013-02-23 09:25:40 PM  

IlGreven: Speaker2Animals: Absolutely. That and the show immediately following, Elementary. The best and most intelligent things on TV today.

Elementary does suffer from not being as good as Sherlock, but it's still better than most.


Watched Elementary the other day. Not bad, but Hugh Laurie was a much better Sherlock than Sick Boy will ever be. And I like Sick Boy.

Farking say something, huh?
 
2013-02-23 09:26:41 PM  
It's my favourite show. Elementary is good too, but not quite as good as the new Sherlock from the UK.
 
2013-02-23 09:32:10 PM  

LectertheChef: Mugato: It's pretty clear they were setting up a spinoff with that chick.

If so, hopefully they'll include some more of her best work ever. Actually she was also really good in Life, haven't seen her in anything else though.


She had her own show called "Fairly Legal" a while back. Never watched it, though.
 
2013-02-23 09:36:27 PM  
I watched three or four episodes of shootings on deserted Manhattan streets and Jim Caviezel beating people up, then decided I had better things to do with my time.
 
2013-02-23 09:40:11 PM  
Saw a couple eps last season
Started following it this season
It certainly is very good
So is Elementary  which follows it
 
2013-02-23 09:42:26 PM  

Brakefornobody: It also has the best villains anywhere, from Elias to Stanton to 'Special Counsel.'  Jay O. Sanders' speech the other night about the 'horrible math' he has consider every day almost made me feel sorry for him.

And I loves me some Amy Acker.  Root forever!


There sure are a lot of hot brown-eyed brunettes on that show.
 
2013-02-23 09:56:37 PM  
It's unlike anything else on the box that talks. I enjoy the show very much (unlike most of the shiat offered up) but if I miss an episode (or forget to DVR it) my week isn't ruined. It is just a tv show, after all.
 
2013-02-23 10:15:45 PM  

Cymbal: IlGreven: Speaker2Animals: Absolutely. That and the show immediately following, Elementary. The best and most intelligent things on TV today.

Elementary does suffer from not being as good as Sherlock, but it's still better than most.

Watched Elementary the other day. Not bad, but Hugh Laurie was a much better Sherlock than Sick Boy will ever be. And I like Sick Boy.

Farking say something, huh?


Any chance you want to take another stab at that name?
 
2013-02-23 10:15:46 PM  

Cymbal: IlGreven: Speaker2Animals: Absolutely. That and the show immediately following, Elementary. The best and most intelligent things on TV today.

Elementary does suffer from not being as good as Sherlock, but it's still better than most.

Watched Elementary the other day. Not bad, but Hugh Laurie was a much better Sherlock than Sick Boy will ever be. And I like Sick Boy.

Farking say something, huh?


Hugh Laurie could play a piece of poo better than a real piece of poo.
 
2013-02-23 10:19:44 PM  

Mugato: It's pretty clear they were setting up a spinoff with that chick.


I'd be OK with that.  I really liked her in "Life" and I think she needs to get more work.
 
2013-02-23 10:22:05 PM  

LectertheChef: Mugato: It's pretty clear they were setting up a spinoff with that chick.

If so, hopefully they'll include some more of her best work ever. Actually she was also really good in Life, haven't seen her in anything else though.


She is the best thing to ever come out of Euless, Texas.

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2013-02-23 10:23:29 PM  

100 Watt Walrus: If the show is as good without her as it was with her, I might have to give it another chance.


This was a better than average episode, but it shows what the show can do when it's really firing. I expect next week's episode to be a standard number-of-the-week episode as a "break", but I'd love to be proved wrong.

Lokasenna: Any chance you want to take another stab at that name?


I'm going to go out on a limb and assume that he's pointing out that Sherlock  Holmes and Doctor  House are basically the same character.

Also, Benedict Cumberbatch is pretty much the most British a name can get without having a title attached to it. Knight him and give him an Earldom, and he'd basically be Mr. Britain.
 
2013-02-23 10:26:09 PM  

t3knomanser: 100 Watt Walrus: If the show is as good without her as it was with her, I might have to give it another chance.

This was a better than average episode, but it shows what the show can do when it's really firing. I expect next week's episode to be a standard number-of-the-week episode as a "break", but I'd love to be proved wrong.

Lokasenna: Any chance you want to take another stab at that name?

I'm going to go out on a limb and assume that he's pointing out that Sherlock  Holmes and Doctor  House are basically the same character.

Also, Benedict Cumberbatch is pretty much the most British a name can get without having a title attached to it. Knight him and give him an Earldom, and he'd basically be Mr. Britain.


He's Scottish
 
2013-02-23 10:30:30 PM  

t3knomanser: 100 Watt Walrus: If the show is as good without her as it was with her, I might have to give it another chance.

This was a better than average episode, but it shows what the show can do when it's really firing. I expect next week's episode to be a standard number-of-the-week episode as a "break", but I'd love to be proved wrong.

Lokasenna: Any chance you want to take another stab at that name?

I'm going to go out on a limb and assume that he's pointing out that Sherlock  Holmes and Doctor  House are basically the same character.

Also, Benedict Cumberbatch is pretty much the most British a name can get without having a title attached to it. Knight him and give him an Earldom, and he'd basically be Mr. Britain.



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1. Derek Honeybun

 
2013-02-23 10:31:13 PM  
Since I heard of it just now, it'll be canceled next week. Or it will start to suck for the next 5 years.
 
2013-02-23 10:32:08 PM  
LOVE this show!  Emerson and Jesus have surprising chemistry.

And - calling this here and now:  Finch's limp and Reese's penchant for shooting people in the leg are NOT unrelated!
 
2013-02-23 10:32:42 PM  

IlGreven: Speaker2Animals: Absolutely. That and the show immediately following, Elementary. The best and most intelligent things on TV today.

Elementary does suffer from not being as good as Sherlock, but it's still better than most.


At least they didn't turn him into an action hero, like the Robert Downey version. And I like Lucy Liu.
 
2013-02-23 10:37:46 PM  

BeatrixK: LOVE this show!  Emerson and Jesus have surprising chemistry.

And - calling this here and now:  Finch's limp and Reese's penchant for shooting people in the leg are NOT unrelated!


But wasn't he in a wheelchair in that hospital where Reese's old flame worked?
 
2013-02-23 10:54:36 PM  
Been a fan for awhile.

CBS is the network I watch the most among the big 3. The shows (except for Hawaii Five-O, uggh) just feel like they aren't trying to slam a liberal agenda down your throat like on NBC, and they aren't an insane show killing Disney owned piece of shiat like ABC.
 
2013-02-23 10:57:04 PM  

Speaker2Animals: BeatrixK: LOVE this show!  Emerson and Jesus have surprising chemistry.

And - calling this here and now:  Finch's limp and Reese's penchant for shooting people in the leg are NOT unrelated!

But wasn't he in a wheelchair in that hospital where Reese's old flame worked?


Perhaps he was getting surgery on his leg...which had been shot?

Just a theory me and Mr BeatrixK have.
 
2013-02-23 11:09:46 PM  

And while I'm at it...this is now a Sarah Shahi thread.


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2013-02-23 11:12:40 PM  
I watched most of the first season, but it got a bit repetitive, and the entire central premise of the show is a giant deus ex machina. Around the time the show came out, I heard some stories about Caviezel being a total nutjob; normally I couldn't care less, but having an extreme-right Christianist playing a violent character who uses a big brother wet dream machine to "fight crime" was a bit much.
 
2013-02-23 11:38:57 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: having an extreme-right Christianist playing a violent character who uses a big brother wet dream machine to "fight crime" was a bit much.


Actors act. It's kinda how they get paid.
 
2013-02-23 11:39:19 PM  

John Buck 41: It's unlike anything else on the box that talks. I enjoy the show very much (unlike most of the shiat offered up) but if I miss an episode (or forget to DVR it) my week isn't ruined. It is just a tv show, after all.


Ondemand? Intertubes?
 
2013-02-23 11:55:36 PM  

cmunic8r99: shower_in_my_socks: having an extreme-right Christianist playing a violent character who uses a big brother wet dream machine to "fight crime" was a bit much.

Actors act. It's kinda how they get paid.



Yeah, but knowing how political he is kind of ruins it when you realize he just happens to be playing a right-winger's wet dream.
 
2013-02-24 12:05:21 AM  

Mugato: It's pretty clear they were setting up a spinoff with that chick.


Nah, she'll be a recurring character (this show has a LOT of recurring characters), and she will be the one who kills Root.

/Fan since the pilot.
//Soooooooooo good.
///Paige Turco has aged very well indeed.
 
2013-02-24 12:06:38 AM  
The last episode was good. The show is uneven.
 
2013-02-24 12:12:43 AM  

shower_in_my_socks: I watched most of the first season, but it got a bit repetitive, and the entire central premise of the show is a giant deus ex machina. Around the time the show came out, I heard some stories about Caviezel being a total nutjob; normally I couldn't care less, but having an extreme-right Christianist playing a violent character who uses a big brother wet dream machine to "fight crime" was a bit much.


static.guim.co.uk
Nutjob? I never would have guessed.
 
2013-02-24 12:31:26 AM  
the show is a disappointment.  the 2 main protagonists do an okay job initially in the first season but when they introduce the two worst depictions of cops on TV is where it is totally ruined.    the storyline and the character development to gain their trust AND then their loyalty was just awful.  it's network, so i get that they can't use actual adult language but it's one of the most candy-assed versions of "bad-asses" in the violence arena and two of the least believable cops on tv.

as far as I'm concerned, the best drama on network tv right now is The Good Wife. it is solidly written and has a host of compelling side characters and handles the politics side superbly juxtaposed with the lawyer side.  if POI had even remotely good side characters I could give it a B, maybe a B+ but as it is right now it's barely a C.

yes, that new girl is super-hot and also totally unbelievable as a bad ass assassin.  how she got out of the hotel room half-paralyzed was stupid.  how she ended the episode with her ambulance escape and tit-for-tat with them and how they so casually dismissed her serious walk-away with a little humor was just stupid.  the quips in that show are completely unnecessary.  there is no need for levity for a network show that is allowed to only be so serious.  it has enough limitations as is.

i played video games while it was on, it was that "compelling" and "interesting".

yes, you will come back with "why are you still watching it" and my answer is "i dont own cable and there is nothing else of value on a thursday night".  it's just background noise while i occupy my mind with something more interesting.
 
2013-02-24 12:36:57 AM  
Great show. Best episode. Loved it this week.
 
2013-02-24 12:37:14 AM  

Wellon Dowd: I watched three or four episodes of shootings on deserted Manhattan streets and Jim Caviezel beating people up, then decided I had better things to do with my time.



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"Maybe you should give it another try, or I might have to start shooting these nice people. You wouldn't want that, would you?"
 
2013-02-24 12:38:18 AM  
I got into it about a month ago. It's fun for what it is - it's kind of like an actioned up Quantum Leap without the time travel (think about it a moment) and it has a dynamic similar to basically Batman & Oracle. That said, there is a distinct, sinister underpinning that seems to support the constant surveillance of the population. It might be unintentional, but the whole premise relies on that infrastructure.
 
2013-02-24 12:55:05 AM  

Lord Binky: I got into it about a month ago. It's fun for what it is - it's kind of like an actioned up Quantum Leap without the time travel (think about it a moment) and it has a dynamic similar to basically Batman & Oracle. That said, there is a distinct, sinister underpinning that seems to support the constant surveillance of the population. It might be unintentional, but the whole premise relies on that infrastructure.


You should check out "The Equalizer" some time.
 
2013-02-24 01:45:07 AM  

Fish in a Barrel: Mugato: It's pretty clear they were setting up a spinoff with that chick.

I'd be OK with that.  I really liked her in "Life" and I think she needs to get more work.


She has her own show "Fairly Legal" on USA
 
2013-02-24 01:53:22 AM  

Trik: t3knomanser: 100 Watt Walrus: If the show is as good without her as it was with her, I might have to give it another chance.

This was a better than average episode, but it shows what the show can do when it's really firing. I expect next week's episode to be a standard number-of-the-week episode as a "break", but I'd love to be proved wrong.

Lokasenna: Any chance you want to take another stab at that name?

I'm going to go out on a limb and assume that he's pointing out that Sherlock  Holmes and Doctor  House are basically the same character.

Also, Benedict Cumberbatch is pretty much the most British a name can get without having a title attached to it. Knight him and give him an Earldom, and he'd basically be Mr. Britain.

He's Scottish


Scotland is part of Britain last time I checked.

/watched the first 2 episodes of PoI, couldn't get into it.  I'll try the latest episode, though.
//Sarah Shahi wearing tight pants on Psych made my pants tight
 
2013-02-24 02:01:39 AM  
I'm still surprised no one else has caught on that this is a near-direct rip-off of the Murphy/Sapir series THE DESTROYER.

The only thing missing (thus far) is Chuin, Sinanju and North Korea.

Has anyone caught references to either "Folcroft" or "CURE" yet?
 
2013-02-24 02:16:20 AM  

smimmy: Trik: t3knomanser: 100 Watt Walrus: If the show is as good without her as it was with her, I might have to give it another chance.

This was a better than average episode, but it shows what the show can do when it's really firing. I expect next week's episode to be a standard number-of-the-week episode as a "break", but I'd love to be proved wrong.

Lokasenna: Any chance you want to take another stab at that name?

I'm going to go out on a limb and assume that he's pointing out that Sherlock  Holmes and Doctor  House are basically the same character.

Also, Benedict Cumberbatch is pretty much the most British a name can get without having a title attached to it. Knight him and give him an Earldom, and he'd basically be Mr. Britain.

He's Scottish

Scotland is part of Britain last time I checked.

/watched the first 2 episodes of PoI, couldn't get into it.  I'll try the latest episode, though.
//Sarah Shahi wearing tight pants on Psych made my pants tight


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottland
 
2013-02-24 02:19:49 AM  
The show is great, there have been a couple episodes this season that have been outstanding. Thursday's was one of them, I was wondering when they were going to encounter someone working for the intended side of the machine. There was another one with the lady from John's past and I really can't say any more with out posting spoilers.
 
2013-02-24 02:47:41 AM  

Summer Glau's Love Slave: Mugato: It's pretty clear they were setting up a spinoff with that chick.

Nah, she'll be a recurring character (this show has a LOT of recurring characters), and she will be the one who kills Root.

/Fan since the pilot.
//Soooooooooo good.
///Paige Turco has aged very well indeed.


Yep. It will be the season finale. And she will also probably die.
 
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