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Old 01-21-2014, 07:51 PM   #301
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Rerun. It seems the show is on hiatus until March.
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:39 PM   #302
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Rerun. It seems the show is on hiatus until March.
Which makes the outlook for this show after this season dubious at best. Skipping February sweeps is not a good sign.
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:58 PM   #303
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Which makes the outlook for this show after this season dubious at best. Skipping February sweeps is not a good sign.
I think Feb sweeps will be dominated by the Olympics, so I wonder how many other new episodes of other shows we will see.
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Old 01-22-2014, 01:57 AM   #304
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Which makes the outlook for this show after this season dubious at best. Skipping February sweeps is not a good sign.
I don't know. I really like the show this season.

Although, I always wondered why they put it on Sunday evenings, with the scheduling unpredictability and all.
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Old 01-23-2014, 02:20 AM   #305
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I think Feb sweeps will be dominated by the Olympics, so I wonder how many other new episodes of other shows we will see.


That's my take on it as well. The Olympics will be a juggernaut, so why waste new episodes of any show when you know darn good and well that no one will be watching?
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:02 AM   #306
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That's my take on it as well. The Olympics will be a juggernaut, so why waste new episodes of any show when you know darn good and well that no one will be watching?
Maybe this should go in the Things That Baffle You thread, but I don't get why anyone watches that. I mean, yeah, sports are great, but the TV coverage of the Olympics in the US are always so badly produced that I gave up on them a long time ago.

I think networks that don't just surrender and actually provide some counter-programming will do very well for themselves.

In any case, I've got plenty of movies on the TiVo waiting to be seen....
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Old 01-23-2014, 02:20 PM   #307
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Maybe this should go in the Things That Baffle You thread, but I don't get why anyone watches that. I mean, yeah, sports are great, but the TV coverage of the Olympics in the US are always so badly produced that I gave up on them a long time ago.

I think networks that don't just surrender and actually provide some counter-programming will do very well for themselves.

In any case, I've got plenty of movies on the TiVo waiting to be seen....
I agree to an extent, but I think the problem is that they can't really target the audience. During the olympics, I imagine the demo that watches hockey is alot different than those that watch figure skating.

However, remember that Survivor previously started in what was thought the "doldrums" of the summertime TV season.
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Old 01-23-2014, 03:36 PM   #308
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However, remember that Survivor previously started in what was thought the "doldrums" of the summertime TV season.
Although there's a difference a time when nobody's watching TV, and a time when everybody's watching something else.

Regardless of busyba and me, a LOT of people REALLY like to watch the Olympics.
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Old 01-24-2014, 12:39 PM   #309
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In light of how many markets are now metered are sweeps months as important as in the past?
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Old 03-10-2014, 07:26 PM   #310
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First new Mentalist in what seems like forever. Good episode, the new characters are starting to jell.

Mentalist 2.0 is fun to watch again, but the side story, which I confess I don't even remember what it's about, is not needed. Don't want any Mentalist 1.0 drama, just stick to the new stuff.
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:42 AM   #311
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Are they trying to soften up the oh so bland/tough black chief guy? I mean he was acting so out of character when the toy arrived. The way his character has been up to now, I would have thought he would have tossed the toy in the trash the minute he opened it up because he's so "hardcore".

I guess I lost track of what story #2 was about...meaning the plot with VanPelt and crew and that ending. Was it something to do with phone tapping?
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Old 03-11-2014, 08:42 AM   #312
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Are they trying to soften up the oh so bland/tough black chief guy? I mean he was acting so out of character when the toy arrived. The way his character has been up to now, I would have thought he would have tossed the toy in the trash the minute he opened it up because he's so "hardcore".
I was also a little annoyed that the boy toys were sci-fi action figure type stuff, and the girl toy was a princess wand. Way to pander to gender stereotypes!
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Old 03-11-2014, 04:15 PM   #313
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I guess I lost track of what story #2 was about...meaning the plot with VanPelt and crew and that ending. Was it something to do with phone tapping?
Judging from past behavior, I expect the writers do not know either. They'll just write silly things like that until they figure it is time to come up with a conclusion to the arc, and then they will send the arc out with a whimper.
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Old 03-12-2014, 02:44 AM   #314
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I guess I lost track of what story #2 was about...meaning the plot with VanPelt and crew and that ending. Was it something to do with phone tapping?
Rigsby and VanPelt found out that a number of ex-CBI were being killed. They were trying to track down a link common to the killings.

They really needed to have included a bit of "Previously on..." to get us back up to speed. It took me quite a while to remember.
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Old 03-12-2014, 06:57 AM   #315
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My wife, who has a great memory (but does not pay close attention to the Mentalist) did not even remember the phone plotline. I could not remember details either. That is the problem with these long hiatuses, when you have arcs. I have abandoned many a series when by the time the new season comes, I can't remember what was going on before.
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Old 03-12-2014, 07:09 AM   #316
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I don't recall it either. And was there any fallout after:

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The former CBI boss/Internal Affairs guy died? I don't remember anything about that after the actual death. That will probably do bad things to Jayne mentally, since he called in his favor and it ended up in the guy being killed.

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I don't recall it either. And was there any fallout after:

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The former CBI boss/Internal Affairs guy died? I don't remember anything about that after the actual death. That will probably do bad things to Jayne mentally, since he called in his favor and it ended up in the guy being killed.
The incident you spoileized happened in the last few minutes of the episode. The fallout will occur in future episodes.
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The incident you spoileized happened in the last few minutes of the episode. The fallout will occur in future episodes.
Thanks! I am usually multitasking and wasn't sure if I missed it.
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I don't recall it either. And was there any fallout after:

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The former CBI boss/Internal Affairs guy died? I don't remember anything about that after the actual death. That will probably do bad things to Jayne mentally, since he called in his favor and it ended up in the guy being killed.
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I'm gonna miss those freaky eyes of his.

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Old 03-12-2014, 12:55 PM   #320
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So what was

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in the box from his safe? Did we ever find out?

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So what was

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in the box from his safe? Did we ever find out?
Yes.

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It was the tongue of the man who assaulted his mother.

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I had totally and completely forgotten that.
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Why are people spoilerizing things in an official season thread for the current season?
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Because we want to.

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Old 03-24-2014, 04:50 PM   #325
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Were there new writers/producers for the last couple of episodes, especially the Gray Water one?

The writing and acting just seemed lower caliber than what we are used to. Some of the interactions, especially the greetings/hugs between the FBI/ex CBI and Van Pelt/Rigsby were so forced.

Plus, the story line with Van Pelt and Rigsby and the bugging of phones is more of the old Red John story line that we don't need anymore. Just be done with that arc already.

The reboot had a chance to make it fun and fresh again. But now they are falling into the old traps.
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:07 PM   #326
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And the snow effects were sometimes terrible...it was obvious that it was just the usual LA mountains with sparse fake snow, and sometimes just the dirt CGI'd white! Sometimes they'd CGI the background mountains white...and sometimes they wouldn't.

I had to laugh at the car that was thick with dust as it drove through the "snow."
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And the snow effects were sometimes terrible...it was obvious that it was just the usual LA mountains with sparse fake snow, and sometimes just the dirt CGI'd white! Sometimes they'd CGI the background mountains white...and sometimes they wouldn't.

I had to laugh at the car that was thick with dust as it drove through the "snow."
Ah, thank heavens I wasn't the only one who noticed that! It was snowing, there was 'snow' on the ground but nothing in the trees and bushes! Utter weirdness!

It's extra weird since some LA mountains do actually have snow, but they probably didn't have a cabin there to film...
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Both the wife and I commented on how poor this episode was. I hope they get better again, I'd like it to be renewed.
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And the snow effects were sometimes terrible...it was obvious that it was just the usual LA mountains with sparse fake snow, and sometimes just the dirt CGI'd white! Sometimes they'd CGI the background mountains white...and sometimes they wouldn't.

I had to laugh at the car that was thick with dust as it drove through the "snow."
Everyone is a critic about CGI snow these days....
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I was disappointed that both Grace and Rigsby were unable to overcome a plump old lady. They are both supposed to be pretty bad ass (and smart, in Grace's case). But it seemed like they lost about 30 IQ points this episode.
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