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Life: The Business of Miracles


What I'm looking for this week is for someone to turn me around on this episode.   Cause I was kinda meh, and that really hurts my heart.  I love this show!  Maybe my expectations for it are too high.

I enjoyed it.  I did.  Just not amazed and tickled like usual.

I did like the line on the couch.  From the promos.  "Aren't you supposed to be looking for a murderer?"  "That's what I'm doing."

Crews seeing his ex when he hallucinates is BORING.

But I did absolutely love how he asked the husband whether he could have sex with his wife. 

And I LOVED how Crews fell down, when he was punched.  Did you see that?  I want more physical comedy from him!  I think he's got game!

What is Connie doing?  There are a lot of Connie haters on TWoP, IIRC from last season.  I was never one.  I liked her.  But what fresh fuckkery is this?

Help me, f-list.  You're my only hope.
 

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aunt_deen
Oct. 8th, 2008 10:18 am (UTC)
I felt exactly same way.

The hallucination was dull and it was pointless, except to make Ted even more hapless than usual. Poor Ted.

Dani getting her hair stuck in the door could have been fun if she had to get rescued by Crews but I am just hanging my head in resignation at the Dani-hooks-up-with-the-captain freight train that is headed our way.

And what the hell is his name, anyway?

I thought the bit with Jack pounding his steering wheel and yelling "no!" was a little forced. And then they repeated it with Dani! It was both clumsy and heavy-handed, two things which this show just isn't

The punch and the fall were awesome. The look on Charlie's face, the way his legs stayed perfectly straight as he started to fall, his conversation afterward with Reese as he's holding his jaw ... it was the only bit of the show that was up to par.

But I suppose every episode can't be brilliant.
aunt_deen
Oct. 8th, 2008 11:42 am (UTC)
Oh yeah, and what the hell IS up with Connie? Fresh fuckery (*steals that phrase*) is exactly the way to put it.

Sorry, I guess I'm not really helping you turn around on this one.
marymary
Oct. 8th, 2008 02:53 pm (UTC)
Fresh fuckery(*steals that phrase*)

Not precisely mine. I think I got that from both Amy Winehouse and...Shakespeare? In which case I should definitely medal in referential gymnastics.

misreall will know. :-)
marymary
Oct. 8th, 2008 02:59 pm (UTC)
I agree on the wheel-pounding, deen. Also, I didn't like Dani at the family dinner. I get that she just couldn't stand the tension. But she's a very tough, well-disciplined police detective. She can stand a lot of stuff. She would have talked to him in another setting. I thought the dinner question was overly dramatic and stagey.

Also, the guy talking to Jack Reese.
"There was six. There is five. There could be four..."

I'm sorry...whaaa??? Are we actually developing back-of-the-head guy into a character? Because, otherwise, I cannot account for the heavy-handed grammatical errors.

What makes me so sad is that this was the episode queued up after Heroes --- the strategy being to pull a new group of viewers in. *bangs head on stuff*
misreall
Oct. 8th, 2008 03:08 pm (UTC)
I liked this episode, but mostly because I really didn't like the first two. Bad points first, the hallucination of his wife was dull and not funny. I only thing I liked about it was, in juxtaposition to the conversation he had with Betsy Humanshoes about how you can hate what someone does but still want them.

Being a Connie hater I still didn't like the stuff with her. Too obvious and forced. And Jack Reese's steering wheel pounding was the worst emoting by an actor in some time.

On the plus side, this weeks mystery was at least sort of interesting, and not obvious. It could have been any one of the suspects for a change. The whole scene with the husband and the (much deserved) punch was golden. You are right, our boy can do the physical comedy.

I like Reese and Tidwell. I thought the stuff with the car and her hair was very well done. Especially that, being Dani, she is just willing to cut it off to get loose. And he was nice about it, while still being amused, and didn't letch on her when he could have easily. I am actually in favor of this couple, down the road, just because he is so different from the type of guy she goes after when she is at her most self-loathing.

And I like that Dani decided to confront her dad, even if she knew full well that he would probably kick her out. It was as close as she will ever get to an overt statement of allegence to Charlie.

Finally, I would have been ok with Charlie having some really dirty sex with Betsy. They were a lot, lot, lot hotter together than with his ex. Or I thought so.

marymary
Oct. 8th, 2008 03:30 pm (UTC)
It was as close as she will ever get to an overt statement of allegiance to Charlie.

Yes. Because I 'ship them (mostly) platonically. As partners. I guess it would be called partnership. Did I just make up a new word? Cool.

I really like the signs, small and large, that they support each other and that was a great one. I just thought her timing strained credibility a little. And she's at the other end of the table, staring him down? Come on, show....

I am actually in favor of this couple, down the road, just because he is so different from the type of guy she goes after when she is at her most self-loathing.

Yes, I do get that. I love the idea of her slowly building an attraction to someone because of the whole package, intellect/personality/talent included. I would love to see her with somebody that she's not using to punish herself or just feed a need.

My issue is more my (admitted) sensitivity to the beauty-and-the-beast pairings that male show creators put out there as if they're cultural canon. So self-serving and icky, to me. I mean, the weight, the stubble, the greasy, slicked back hair that's way too long? I don't mind an odd couple, once in awhile. And if it could EVER EVER EVER be the woman who's homely one, and the hot guy is attracted to her based on her personality, their chemistry, whatever...that would be nice.

And he was nice about it, while still being amused, and didn't letch on her when he could have easily.

Yes! That was very good. And I actually like his character, in general. I'm still chuckling over his line from last week. "...oh, you don't do that here?" Donal Logue can surprise you with the subtlety sometimes.
aunt_deen
Oct. 8th, 2008 03:44 pm (UTC)
Finally, I would have been ok with Charlie having some really dirty sex with Betsy. They were a lot, lot, lot hotter together than with his ex. Or I thought so.

Absolutely. I really like the actress who played her. Wasn't she in West Wing? Didn't she play the secretary who sold Leo out and got bitch-slapped by Sam and then forgiven and(idiotically) re-hired by Leo?

As for Tidwell, I am still not sold on that character. He seesaws back and forth for me between rather cool and sort of funny back to just obnoxious and two-dimensional.

I did like the character during the hair-in-the-door scene. I just disliked the scene itself.

misreall
Oct. 8th, 2008 06:10 pm (UTC)
Hey, your icon. I want to have a menage with it and that .jpeg of Vincent Cassel from Brotherhood of the Wolf.
aunt_deen
Oct. 8th, 2008 07:01 pm (UTC)
I just went looking for that picture, too and I couldn't find it.

I'll do a screencap at home and send it to you because you must have that icon.
misreall
Oct. 8th, 2008 04:19 pm (UTC)
I agree about the whole beauty and the beast thing, but, since Logue is actually not a bad looking guy, I am wondering if he is going to get cleaned up later on (new hair, a proper shave, etc.). And, as someone who doesn't mind a bigger guy now and then, I kinda like his bulk as a difference between him and the hyper-LA type of guy.

I also think they keep his hair like that because he is another redhead and they can't quite decide if they should go with that or give him a dye job. Having him and DL in full ginger glory might be more than most HD sets can handle.

marymary
Oct. 8th, 2008 05:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I didn't mean to call DL (hey!), I mean Donal Logue, a beast. He's a perfectly...normal looking guy. (to me. YMMV.) His very regular-guy features plus all the other stuff = very unnattractive to me.

Ow! mary_the_fan just smacked me on the back of the head. Seems Donal Logue is Canadian.

Having him and DL in full ginger glory might be more than most HD sets can handle.

Ha. This is an excellent point.
gatsbyfan
Oct. 9th, 2008 01:08 am (UTC)
I watched today at work so I missed things because of the interruptions.

Donal Logue can surprise you with the subtlety sometimes.
I LOVE him. His character can be a bit much at times, but I liked him with Dani. She's willing to cut off her hair to escape him and he is just trying to help.

And Jack Reese's steering wheel pounding was the worst emoting by an actor in some time.
I feel that way often. I don't know I just don't like the character and not because he is responsible for framing Charlie.

I enjoyed creepy guy from "The Riches" appearance at the Drug Company's owner. For some reason he does creepy well because the whole thing with him being attracted to Dani amused me. Blood or urine sample? Ew. But sort of funny in an odd way. Apparently Dani can only attract weirdos at the moment.
marymary
Oct. 9th, 2008 01:21 am (UTC)
Hi, gatz!

For some reason he does creepy well because the whole thing with him being attracted to Dani amused me. Blood or urine sample? Ew. But sort of funny in an odd way.

ITA. And I've definitely seen him somewhere before, but it's not The Riches.

Hey, speaking of HITGs...Wasn't that Naomi from Lost as the research assistant?
edgeriffic
Oct. 9th, 2008 06:19 pm (UTC)
I really like the actress who played her. Wasn't she in West Wing? Didn't she play the secretary who sold Leo out and got bitch-slapped by Sam and then forgiven and(idiotically) re-hired by Leo?

Nope--looks kind of like her, but not her.

Hey, speaking of HITGs...Wasn't that Naomi from Lost as the research assistant?

Yes.

edgeriffic
Oct. 9th, 2008 06:22 pm (UTC)
Little thing--I rewound it twice--doesn't it seem like Dani deliberately gets her hair stuck in the door? I'm not saying she did, but for some reason it looked like that to me. Maybe she was turning back to get her keys? The whole thing just looked weird to me. Maybe I'm crazy, 'cause I can't think of why she WOULD do that, it just seemed like she did. Help?
aunt_deen
Oct. 9th, 2008 09:53 pm (UTC)
doesn't it seem like Dani deliberately gets her hair stuck in the door? I'm not saying she did, but for some reason it looked like that to me. Maybe she was turning back to get her keys? The whole thing just looked weird to me. Maybe I'm crazy, 'cause I can't think of why she WOULD do that, it just seemed like she did

My impression (and I didn't rewind it at all so take it or leave it) was that it was just a spaz-out moment. She saw Tidwell, she ducked and turned thinking to avoid him, and the hair just got stuck. I'll have to watch it again, though. Maybe I'll find the scene less annoying this time.

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