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Old 06-24-2014, 07:32 PM   #1
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Rizzoli & Isles enough with the baby theme.

We used to like this show, and it is still good. However I hate it when a show turns into a single theme. Think Red John! Anyway, am I the only one who hopes that they stop with all the "sick because she is pregnant" cliches and comments?
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Old 06-24-2014, 09:07 PM   #2
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I couldn't disagree more with you about the first two episodes of the season. I thought they were beautifully written to address the death of the actor who played Frost. Tonight's episode dealing with the funeral was especially moving to me. I find the baby side plot to be fun and keep the lightness that this show has always had.
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Old 06-24-2014, 10:02 PM   #3
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Man, that one time she had the morning sickness sure was repetitive!
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Old 06-25-2014, 04:38 PM   #4
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Man, that one time she had the morning sickness sure was repetitive!
I do not disagree with the funeral, etc. But they seemed to overdo the morning sickness/sensitive to odor stuff.
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Old 06-25-2014, 05:51 PM   #5
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They're doing the same thing on Royal Pains. Lose the baby. And the brother.
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Old 06-26-2014, 08:53 AM   #6
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Too many shows lose their original appeal by trying to build a backstory of 'relationships' involving the characters. But then maybe advertiser are more interested in appealing to the idiots that "believe" that sort of nonsense.
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Old 06-26-2014, 09:52 AM   #7
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Old 06-28-2014, 08:51 AM   #8
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Unless a show had a baby or babies as part of its initial premise, the introduction of a new baby virtually always a bad idea.
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Old 06-28-2014, 09:04 AM   #9
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Usually out-of-the-blue pregnancies on TV shows are the result of the actor's pregnancy. But that doesn't seem to be the case here, which makes the decision to drop in an out-of-the-blue pregnancy seem a little odd.
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Old 06-29-2014, 03:17 PM   #10
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TNT has the same problem with Major Crimes. I hate child/teen characters in most dramas, especially cop shows.
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Old 08-14-2014, 02:04 PM   #11
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In case anyone hasn't seen the last episode.
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Jane is now sick because she lost the baby!

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Old 08-14-2014, 06:18 PM   #12
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I dropped Major Crimes a while ago and more recently Rizzoli & Isles and I find I don't miss either one of them. If it gets to a point where I just watch a show out of habit and not because I look forward to seeing it, it's time for it to land on the chopping block.

I recently purged several other season passes for shows I'd been watching for at least a few seasons and now I'm enjoying a lot more free time than ever before. I suspect I'll be trimming the tree even more come the fall. I'm actually starting to get bored with a lot more shows these days.
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:52 PM   #13
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I look forward to both Major Crimes and this each week. Not mind-blowing television, but I like the characters and the actors.
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Old 08-16-2014, 01:43 AM   #14
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I look forward to both Major Crimes and this each week. Not mind-blowing television, but I like the characters and the actors.
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Old 08-16-2014, 07:35 AM   #15
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I look forward to both Major Crimes and this each week. Not mind-blowing television, but I like the characters and the actors.
I do too. It's just that beyond the likeable characters the story lines weren't enough to keep me interested. I already watch way too much TV so I needed to reduce my viewing hours to have time for more important things. I liked the shows but I didn't love them.

I lost all of my season passes a while back trying to fix a problem on my HTPC so I've been gradually rebuilding them when shows begin to air in their new seasons. I totally forgot about Major Crimes when it started back up and I discovered that I didn't really miss it. There are a few shows that I record mostly for the wife so we can watch them together. Once she decides she's no longer interested in a show it tends to get dropped from my lineup.
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