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Life: Crushed


Reese:  "I don't like getting sat on, Rob."
Crews:  "She doesn't.

Not only is she a tease, which I loathe as if I were a guy, they have no chemistry.  How is that possible that she is so beautiful and yet has no chemistry with Damian Lewis?  

 

Anyway, I want him to get some in the worst way, so I hope next week he's hot on the trail of HER KILLER.

 

It makes me want some UST between Crews and Reese even more, cause they would knock that out of the park.

 

And I know this is maybe not a sentiment you guys share, but TPTB, stop ramping up Reese and Tidwell!  It's squicking me really bad!  I love both the characters, but I do not want them together.  Yeeesh.  And didn't we love him last week when he was all business with her?  What happened?  Now he's blatantly hitting on her?  On IM?  *sigh* Though I do sorta like how overconfident he is about it.  That's amusing.

 

Tidwell is a lot of fun when he's not hitting on people.  "Wow there really is a Bethany!  I've gotta rethink a lot of things."  Also, when he wants to hold the guy.  "On what charge?"  "On the charge of freaking me the hell out."  Heh.

 

Maybe my favorite Charlie moment this week was when the girlfriend didn't want to let them in and hear what they had to say.  "Maam, this is happening.  It's happening whether you close this door on us or not." 

That's one of the things I love about this character.  The existential stuff isn't just for him, it's for them.  It actually helps the people he interacts with sometimes, and helps him solve cases.  That moment reminded me of two moments in the pilot.  The one where he distracts the boy and then questions him.  And the one where he tells the mom, "He's out there in this same moment.  Sharing this moment with us."  And that's how he gets to her.  Love that.

 

And, am I getting this right?  They're doing a character redemption on Jack Reese?  Not sure how I feel about that!

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aunt_deen
Oct. 18th, 2008 02:51 pm (UTC)
I was having a conversation about the ex-wife with misreall (both of agreeing wholeheartedly that she is simply awful in every way) and we were talking about the dilemma. God, we hate her and she so doesn't deserve him. But god we love to see Charlie hot and bothered.

Here's the thing. She is totally trying to reel him in. While she would have been utterly unable to stick out the twelve years being loyal to her imprisoned husband (even if she had believed in his innocence), she is now wistfully thinking that if she had gone that route she'd be the heroic, long-suffering wife now joyfully reunited with her vindicated, filthy-rich husband. So since she can't have that, she's thinking the next best thing. Get him to fall in love with her again so she can divorce her second husband and move into the mansion.

So here's how it could work. They have sex. Vigorously. Showing us as much as the censors will allow. With any luck, the lingering, panning shots will focus more on him than her.

Then, while they're both still breathing hard, Charlie will look at her in a friendly way and say, "That was good. I think it was important for us to do that. I feel better about the whole thing, don't you?" He'd add a bit of Zen, too. (Hey, where's all the Zen this year?) But the bottom line is that he'd leave her gaping and rather humiliated and he'd go back to his hookers.

Although I think they were more floosies than hookers.

The PTB are hooking Reese up with Tidwell. They just are, no matter how much I may grimace in disgust. They could at least give us this.

And as for Tidwell, ick. I just cannot see him in any way as someone who would attract Dani on any level whatsoever.

That said, he did have his moments this week. I loved the bit when he said. "Trombone. I was good, too."

And yeah, Jack Reese. What the holy hell is this? He's been "protecting" her all these years? By being complicit, if not downright culpable, in her family's death? And then by handing her over to the man who sliced up her family and who is now a crazy fire-'n'-brimstone preacher living in the desert with way too much fake wood panelling? Do not EVEN try to shove this one down my throat because I will never, never choke it down.


marymary
Oct. 18th, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
(Hey, where's all the Zen this year?)

I know what you mean, but I'm ok with where they're leaving it. Last season, they hit it hard. He would say something wacky and Reese would look at the person they were talking to and say, "It's zen." Or between themselves, she'd say "Is that zen again?"

Then she started catching on, anticipating what he'd say or how he'd react. Something frustrating would happen and Reese would go, "If you say (blank) I'm gonna kill you."

Now she's just totally with the program, and we sorta are too. I could do with a few more zenlike things, cause I dig it, but I'm glad they're not overdoing it. So, for example, his line that I mentioned ("This is happening...") is zen, but they just don't put all the exposition around it anymore.

Likewise (observe my segue) the ex-wife. The fact that Charlie goes right for her, and even brings it up to the husband, makes sense as part of his philosophy. I like the fact that he's not all knotted up about it. He's like, "I want that, everybody knows I want that, and I'm trying to get it." He doesn't like the husband so he has no reservations about hurting Jennifer through the pursuit.

But where is Jennifer's head? She comes onto him, she runs, she slaps him, she comes onto him again, she runs again. That is the WORST kind of stereotypical female crap. I'm almost getting mad at Rand Ravich here, cause you DO have to write a woman as if she makes some sense, not just as a problem for Charlie to deal with. I can't stand it when a show seems to say "Women! You just can't figure them out."

And if that's somehow really her, then she is a manipulative, cheating tease and then why does he love her?

Not for nothin, but Jennifer Siegel, who plays Jennifer Something Crews Conover is married to Gavin Newsom, the mayor of San Francisco!

ITA on the trombone line :-) and Jack Reese.
aunt_deen
Oct. 20th, 2008 06:14 pm (UTC)
I agree that it's good that they've cut down on the Zen this year but a fortune cookie (revenge is a poison meant for others that we swallow ourselves) every once in awhile would be nice.

As for why Charlie loves (or at least loved) the ex, I have to think that they married when he was young, and therefore easily manipulated.
tuesday_suit
Nov. 12th, 2008 01:48 am (UTC)
Yes, I am slowly catching up.

How is that possible that she is so beautiful and yet has no chemistry with Damian Lewis?

How is it possible for anyone not to have chemistry with Damian Lewis?

Anyway, I want him to get some in the worst way

Ron Livingston wants to volunteer.

Anyway. My notes:

Wax apples. BWAH! Poor Crews.

Loved the conversation about first cars.

"....and smelled of cat piss."
"Did you have a cat?"
"No."

(Gah, this was before the election! *zooms through ads*)

They've done this on Law & Order, too, Man Crushed In Car. It's gross on both shows.

"This is happening. It's happening whether you close this door on us or not."

Awww, Charlie. Bluntness with a soft touch.

Tidwell: "I played the trombone. And I was good."

Yeah, I bet. Let's not go to the video evidence.

Whoa. Rob smashed his computer pretty good there. And then he smashed Reese. Poor bug.

Stanley talking to himself in the corridor cracks me up. (And yes, I will continue to call him Stanley for pretty much ever.) And the flutter of keyboards taking down his every word. Hee.

Awww, all his students are leaving!!!! So sad! Come back, y'all! It's Stanley!

Crews and Reese do a nice job interrogating Rob. They're a great team, and like Mary, I'd love to see some UST, and I don't even know them that well.

I love Crews's white board. Even though it reminds me a bit of Tim Russert, which makes me sad.

"I'm just a humble public servant." Yeah. Poor baby.

"He does that." Heh. Yeah, a thing between them would be cool. Too bad Charlie is still all hung up on his ex....and there she is. Yay.

"And there's our bed."

Okay. Seriously? Charlie. Bad idea.

Reese is an alcoholic? Okay. This is new (to me).

BWAH! Stanley's student has a secret business plan to fight inflation. I wonder if he supports it.

Strawberry jelly and lasagna? Thanks, Charlie. I didn't want dinner anyway.

Online chick is Bethany's mother. Just guessing. I'm pretty drunk. And not at all hungry.

Charlie. Out of the storage unit, my friend. Stop staring at the wedding photo with that look on your face.

If someone could give me a primer on the Jack Reese story, I'd appreciate it. I'm damn confuzzled. (My own fault, since I didn't watch the show last year, but still.)

Aw, Stanley's three remaining students are on to him. Sorry, Stanley. But the very serious discussion about needing pencils was pretty funny.

"How come no one out here treats me like a commanding officer?" Maybe because it's hard to believe that you are one? Just a thought.

Told you it was Bethany's mom.....

Mmmm, Charlie in his Maseratti. Nice ending. :-)

I must say it's a bit strange to watch this show again after watching so much Band of Brothers in the past week or so. Same actor, totally different characters. He's a talented guy, our Mr. Lewis.
marymary
Nov. 12th, 2008 02:43 am (UTC)
Reese is an alcoholic? Okay. This is new (to me).

Honey you are so up to your ears in DVD homework from me I don't have the heart...but someday, please do yourself a favor and watch Season 1. I liked it even better than this one.

I think she's your basic all-purpose addict. Drugs and alcohol. There's an awesome scene relative to this in the pilot, as well as a small subplot that runs through Season 1.

If someone could give me a primer on the Jack Reese story, I'd appreciate it. I'm damn confuzzled.

Somebody else is going to have to help, cause I'm plot-impaired. Srsly.

Jack is Dani's father, and was a well-respected detective. He was involved in the plot to frame Charlie for the murder of his (Charlie's) friends. During the first season, using the Wall of Evidence, Charlie figured out that Jack Reese was at the center of the conspiracy. This was troubling, cause he likes Reese. Now Charlie knows, and Jack knows Charlie knows, and Dani knows what Charlie knows, and Jack knows Dani knows what Charlie knows. There is much knowledge.

I swear to god I can't remember anything else, except that Jack has been involved in hiding Rachel, the girl who survived the attack on her family. And, as you've seen, the masterminds behind the plot to frame Charlie are now threatening Jack with death. For some reason. See? This is like my favorite show and I can't even explain it. /hopeless
tuesday_suit
Nov. 12th, 2008 02:52 am (UTC)
but someday, please do yourself a favor and watch Season 1. I liked it even better than this one.

*adds to queue*

Does it explain the apples?

I think she's your basic all-purpose addict. Drugs and alcohol.

Oh, dear. I'd never have suspected.

Now Charlie knows, and Jack knows Charlie knows, and Dani knows what Charlie knows, and Jack knows Dani knows what Charlie knows. There is much knowledge.

Knowledge for all. Got it.

And, as you've seen, the masterminds behind the plot to frame Charlie are now threatening Jack with death.

All of this has happened before.....oh, wait. ;-)

Thanks, M. :-)
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