Okay, I know I keep saying it but really this time…this review is gonna be super short because: a) I was laid off on Thursday & should really be spending time looking for a job and b) I’m grumpy ‘cuz of said layoff; and, c) this episode bored me to tears.
The couple jogging & the boyfriend monitoring the chick’s heart rate & her REALLY awful delivery of “Oh yeah? Well monitor my ass.” Come. On. I understand that these actors are “just” extras…but there HAVE to be extras out there with a little bit of talent…no?
I think that my grumpiness towards the show is because of the lack of quality Jim/Callie time. At least we got a little taste at the beginning…the two of them in bed talking about having been in bed for 14 hours. As if we didn’t have reason to love Jim before. That’s impressive. But, of course, JUST as they’re deciding to get out of bed & thinking of actually doing “stuff”, both their phones ring. Foiled again!!
You guys…I really want this show to be good. I do. I love the main cast/characters…their chemistry is great…their acting is good, believable…I don’t know…is it just the writing that’s letting us down? The guest actors? Something’s just really not working…for me, anyway. I could probably watch approx. 8 minutes of the show every week & be content that I’ve seen enough. Is it just me?
I’m about to have a birthday…it’s a big number…I’m only telling you this because I kinda resent the fact that Rena Sofer, who is not much older than me, was chosen to play an “older” woman who was jealous of another woman’s “beauty & youth”. Ugh. I’m not bitter about my age, I promise. I don’t look my age, everybody says it…I’m thankful for it. It’s just about believability for me…I can’t look at Ms. Sofer & think she’d be jealous of other girls’ beauty. I mean, I know it’s possible…women get twisted over ridiculous things… I just think Rena could’ve been chosen to play the Bureau Chief. SHE would’ve been believable to me as just a little bit older (than whatever her name is that’s playing Stark and more in line with Manus’/Jim’s age) and coming across as having enough experience for it to be likely that she’d be in a position to be checking up on the people & practices of the department.
I didn’t love Mike Ogletree/John Carroll Lynch. I didn’t get who he was supposed to be…homicidal wife killer, useless cop, big huge threatening dude (to Carlos & then Daniel), sensitive guy who feels bad for possibly getting an innocent man put in jail? Whatever.
There weren’t many highlights for me this week…maybe Jim playing with the breast implants in the plastic surgeon’s office…that made me snicker a little ‘cuz it’s just so typical.
The call between Callie & Jim when she told him about the visit from the lawyer re: dirty IRS dude was cute ‘cuz even though Cal hadn’t been completely honest with Jim way back when all that was going down he still made sure she knew he’d always have her back. (Love you, Jim!)
I’m still not in love with Dr. Miranda but it’s nice that she’s showing that she’s a little bit human and has some compassion in her. I’m not sure if I believe it entirely…she could just be using this as something to hold over Callie eventually…I don’t know how, exactly…I haven’t thought it out very well…it’s just that I don’t trust that chick even if she DID lower herself enough to have beers with Callie at the end of their shift. Whatever…we’ll see.
I’m also guessing that this whole Dirty IRS Dude thing isn’t really done even though Callie’s given her deposition…stupid Ray & his life of crime screwing with our girl’s happiness! Jerk.
Finally…please tell me that I lapsed into a coma & dreamt some randomly awful bullshit dream about the way things were when Jim took Mike back to jail & they were letting Logan Barrett out of jail. THAT’s where they decided to force a heartfelt moment?? I’m entirely sure that some guy who’s been wrongly convicted of killing his wife, spent 5 years in prison (was it 5? my eyes & ears wouldn’t pay attention to the details of the “old times” case that they were investigating to solve the new time case), gets the opportunity to confront the cop who fucked up his case & stole those years from his life would just say “Yeah, bro, no worries…you’re a total bumbling fuck up but eventually you got it right so thanks for that.” THAT WOULD NEVER HAPPEN!!!
Okay. Last week at this time it was holiday Monday and I was headed out to bake in the sun. This week, I’m officially on Day 2 of being laid off…the sun is shining, I’ve finished my review (such as it is) and I’ve already created a profile on an employment agency website…that entitles me to more baking in the sun…right?