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Life: Find Your Happy Place




SO happy to see that this season is going to have all the fun, and also move the story forward.

"Violence against one is violence against all.  Violence against all is violence against myself."  Yeah, baby.

"Brandi would have liked you."  "Yeah?  Why's that?"  "Cause you seem kinda broken."

"Do you know if she had any trouble outside the club?" 
"Troubles?  No.  She had that Canadian thing...you know." 
"What would that be?" 
"Happy for no reason." 
(mary_the_fan  liked that line.)

But my very favorite thing was how realistically and awesomely they have evolved the Reese/Crews relationship.  She's still giving him shit about the zen and other little stuff.  ("He's right; you didn't get to three."  "I rounded up.")  But they're really partners now, which makes my fannish heart happy.
Reese:  "You know what my partner is thinking?"
Crews:  "You know what I'm thinking?"
(They walk forward in unison.) 
Guh, that was subtle and gorgeous. 

Anyone watch yet?  Talk to me.
 

Comments

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marymary
Sep. 30th, 2008 04:30 am (UTC)
That kid was so incredibly wonderfully creepy in that scene at the station. When he seems to be crying and you think Crews has definitely found the way in, the way to work him. Then he looks up with that smile and explains. Man, nice job!

Donal Logue's pretty good so far. (But it's gonna take him all season to erase his Men With Guns character from my brain.)

Is it just me, or is Dani incredibly hot this season?
gatsbyfan
Sep. 30th, 2008 10:30 am (UTC)
I like Donal Logue's character. I like that he's a bit nutty. His reaction when Crews left the office was great. He certainly isn't politically correct. And he seems to have a bit of a thing for Reese. I like how Crews and Reese seemed to notice it. Reese of course is a little disturbed by it. (I'm thinking especially of the scene with the ice cream.)

The Canadian line cracked me up and I thought of you.

("He's right; you didn't get to three." "I rounded up.")
I love his little smirk after he said that.

misreall
Sep. 30th, 2008 01:43 pm (UTC)
I loved the Crews/Reese stuff, the conspiracy business, and even Donal Logue (although the New Yorker than thou business could get old quickly), but is it just me or did they kinda forget to write most of this weeks mystery. The card shop guy? Really?

Then again, I get to see DL fresh and shiny every week so who cares? The card shop guy, great, I love it.
marymary
Sep. 30th, 2008 02:03 pm (UTC)
I agree, misreall...it was a little obvious. The kid was so over-the-top innocent. And you know how you can tell who's who by how the "show" treats them? Like, how good an actor is playing that role? Do we get close-ups of his face? Do we get reaction shots from him? Oh, now we're back at his shop again...?

And the mystery was kinda simple. That's why I liked the twist at the end. How Crews seemed to have cracked the code (the killings were because he was never happy and they were) and then we find that it's worse --- the killings make him happy.

Then again, I get to see DL fresh and shiny every week so who cares?

No kidding. Happy place indeed. :-)
marymary
Sep. 30th, 2008 02:05 pm (UTC)
Now I'm back on the partnership thing. I absolutely love the way their styles combine. In other words, Crews has an awesome way with both victims and suspects, coming at them from an angle. In the case of suspects, it serves to make him more imposing and menacing. He ambles up to them with the fruit and the nutty talk and then, Snap! he's not fucking around.

Reese is more straight on, but I love how you can feel the heat off her. That voice of hers when she talks to suspects. A little too loud, a little too punchy. Very "make my day".

The combination of the two of them is just magic. Crews winds up (which we can see, but not the suspect) then hits them with...whatever, his deduction or his threat. And Reese comes in right behind him. It's both powerful and touching, how beautifully in sync they are when they get like that. They're not interacting with each other, but you can feel how solid they are together. That kind of thing always makes me swoon a little.
misreall
Sep. 30th, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC)
Boxing kumquats wouldn't make a bad band name...
edgeriffic
Sep. 30th, 2008 11:30 pm (UTC)
Hello Life! So nice to have this back on, and for Mary to have opened a thread.

I love how beautifully shot it is. I'm not always the most visual person but from the beginning I;ve loved the colors and angles and just the whole look of this show.

And yes, Dani is def. hotted up even more. I thought the clingy gray shirt in the interrogation room was a bit much, even.

What was funny about boxing the kumquat was that the first box didn't fit and the second was sort of big for it.

And I totally agree with you on the development of their partnership. Very in synch, very funny with each other, slow build of affection and trust. It's written and acted beautifully. I esp. like the looks Crews is giving the new commander when he interacts with Dani. Paying attention.

aunt_deen
Sep. 30th, 2008 11:35 pm (UTC)
Just watched. And loved it.

Regarding this week's mystery: I just wanna know how the kid got everyone into the box. They weren't drugged. They were alive when they went in. Did they mention each one of them having a goose egg on the back of their skulls or something and I missed it?

Regarding Donal Logue: I am not sold, although I did love his reaction, as gatsbyfan mentioned, when Crews just walked out of the office. Then again when Crews got zenny again and he said to Reese, "Is he about to walk out again?" I also do not see Reese falling for him, as rumors have had it. She's a smokin' hot woman in her late twenties and he's a pasty, pudgy guy two decades older who works too hard at being hard-bitten.

Regarding (*sniff*) Robin Weigert: She got demoted? Why?

Regarding crossover casting: Anybody recognize the mom in the park? Nursy McJudgy in an Aunt Jemima headscarf!

Regarding the Canadian "happy for no reason" line: mary_the_fan and I snerked in unison.

Regarding Dani's hotness: They're letting her hair hang loose this season and from what I've heard, the bun is no more. I find that rather disappointing. I thought the bun actually looked great on her plus it's a very practical, no-nonsense hairstyle which I think suits her.

Regarding the partnership: Read everything marymary said up there. ITA.
marymary
Oct. 1st, 2008 03:21 pm (UTC)
I esp. like the looks Crews is giving the new commander when he interacts with Dani. Paying attention.

Yes! I noticed that too, edgy.

Regarding Dani's hotness: They're letting her hair hang loose this season and from what I've heard, the bun is no more.

Too bad about the bun; I agree. The hotness, for me, was more about the clothes, like you said edge. IIRC she wore a lot of cotton shirts last season, so her clothes seemed more form-fitting in this ep.

I also do not see Reese falling for him...

No, no, no, no. That will piss me off. Let's see. Christina Hendricks and Adam Arkin. Sarah Shahi and Donal Logue. Anybody see the incredibly infuriating pattern here? I call it Seinfeld Casting.

How about a little UST with Crews? (Emphasis on the U.) They have unbelievable potiential, IMO.

Edited because Sarah Shahi doesn't need FOUR h's in her name.


Edited at 2008-10-01 03:23 pm (UTC)
marymary
Oct. 1st, 2008 03:30 pm (UTC)
Regarding this week's mystery: I just wanna know how the kid got everyone into the box. They weren't drugged. They were alive when they went in. Did they mention each one of them having a goose egg on the back of their skulls or something and I missed it?

Forgot to say...yes. No, I don't think they did explain how that 5'6" kid got the grown man, conscious, into the box.

Also, though my plot stupidity is legendary, I was confused even more than usual at the end. So Crews is interviewing the real killer (I forget his name) about the whereabouts of Rachel. He refuses to talk. Then Crews is standing in a room and figures out there's a hidden room, in which they find Rachel.

So...the interview of the killer yielded nothing? But then they went back to (what I figured out was) the hostel anyway? And just stood in every room until they found the not-like-the-others room?

And what was that Crews said to her at the end, that seemed to calm her down? I don't even remember what it was, but it seemed important.

Ow. Can somebody assist the plot-impaired?
aunt_deen
Oct. 1st, 2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
And what was that Crews said to her at the end, that seemed to calm her down? I don't even remember what it was, but it seemed important.

He said, "The fire sent me," which calmed her down because that's what her "daddy" would say all the time in his preaching.

How about a little UST with Crews? (Emphasis on the U.) They have unbelievable potiential, IMO.

I do not, under any circumstances, want Dani & Charlie to be a couple. But if they do some (completely gratuitous, ratings-whorish) plotline that gets them to fall (drunkenly, angrily, impending-death-ly, I'm not picky) into bed, I will not complain. Because they would be HOT.
marymary
Oct. 1st, 2008 05:39 pm (UTC)
Love the cantaloupe icon, deen.

He said, "The fire sent me," which calmed her down because that's what her "daddy" would say all the time in his preaching.

Thank you! See, that's why I need TV buddies.

I do not, under any circumstances, want Dani & Charlie to be a couple. But if they do some (completely gratuitous, ratings-whorish) plotline that gets them to fall (drunkenly, angrily, impending-death-ly, I'm not picky) into bed, I will not complain. Because they would be HOT.

Oh, absolutely. No couple. I love them as partners. And I don't even need them to go to bed (or floor or wall or shower) together (though part of me would love it), just in case that would mess up the partner awesomeness.

But I wouldn't mind a few close calls, a little internal struggle. I think they both feel strongly about each other at this point. And they're both attractive and straight and single. And that CAN get confusing. Realistically, not gratuitously, their situation is ripe for a little tension.

Like...remember that drug-bust shower thing from the pilot. That was realistic and cool and alittlebit hot. Put that in the middle of their present-day relationship and it might feel different to them. Not just because of the physical experience, but because it made her so vulnerable, which is unusual for her. And now she trusts him, where she didn't before.... Potential. And they could play the hell out of some UST, the two of them.

Oh...another thing. I liked the bit in the elevator, where he said, "Do you want to know my secret?" They're both on the same page (it's about her father) but she cuts him off. I liked that.
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