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4/29 Sunday What You Should Watch

29 Apr

The Good Wife‘s season finale airs tonight. Will Peter really run for governor? Will the Florrick’s move back into their old office? The previews  make it look like Kalinda is going on the run, is she running from Lamond Bishop or is her x-husband finally coming to the show. I am betting on the ex-husband, the writers have been dangling that carrot in front of us for a year and half. It’s time for the payoff. If the show didn’t already have enough on its plate, Michael J. Fox and Martha Plimpton are back to take down Lockhart/Gardner. 

 Once Upon A time, it’s the second to the last episode of the season, based on the previews Regina is putting the moves on David(ewww), and we find out that August (the writer) is Pinocchio and he leads Emma on a quest to discover her destiny.

The Killing, last week they dropped a bomb, what does it mean, we should find out in 3 or 4 episodes. This is The Killing after all.

Mad Men, the last two weeks have been exceptional, and that is saying a lot for a show that is always exceptional. I can’t wait for tonight’s installment. I for one am hoping to find out that Megan is running a con on Don, somebody suggested she could be the daughter of the real Don Draper.  Unfortunately that is too soapy for Mad Men.

Also new tonight, HBO has Girls and Veep, CBS has The Amazing Race, NBC has Celebrity Apprentice and ABC is airing the second to last episode of Desperate Housewives.

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The Killing “Ogi Jun”

15 Apr

I don’t want to sound mean, but I do not care about Linden and her custody battle, Richmond’s recovery or the Larsen kid’s emotional problems. Why do good shows insist on dragging down the action with unnecessary side stories.  Smash does the same thing, stick to the theme, the main idea. If you can’t figure out enough action around the theme, don’t bore me with BS.

I do care about the investigation into Rosie’s murder, so lets stick to that ok.  Linden and Holder worked on tracking down tattoo guy, in the process they learned Stan was suspected of a murder of a former associate. The murder was his ticket out of the polish mafia, it gives us more insight into Stan’s character. And a possible motive for murder.

Speaking of Stan, he goes to the morgue to retrieve Belko’s body, how much do we love Brent Sexton. When he gets there, he finds out that Kovarsky has made the funeral arrangements. Kovarsky is making a serious play to get Stan back in the family, and using everything he can to manipulate Stan. Stan teaches Tommy a valuable lesson, if someone talks shit about Rosie, pick the biggest kid in the bunch and punch him in the bridge of the nose. I guess Stan doesn’t believe in turn the other cheek.

Holder and Linden stake out tattoo boy’s house, and bond, I love these two together, Starsky and Hutch, Eames and Goren, they are the new cop power couple. Linden takes off, Tattoo boy shows up Holder gives chase. He couldn’t jump the fence and the kid gets away, that was not believable.  I will say this,  the soundtrack for this show is fantastic, the music for the chase sequence was spot on.

The mayor pays Richmond a visit in the hospital, for a bit of gloating. Basically Richmond tells him he knows he was behind whatever evidence the police had that made them so sure he was the killer. I guess Richmond and Jamie are going to team up to uncover the truth. Richmond decides to officially withdraw from the race, Jamie tries to talk him out it, Richmond fires him.  Again I really don’t care about this BS, it doesn’t solve the murder.  

Terry calls Jasper’s dad, with whom she had an affair, or he was her Beau Soliel client, not sure if we ever got confirmation. I guess that secret has yet to come out. It doesn’t impact Rosie’s murder, so moving on.

We find out Tattoo boy’s name Alexi, he is a foster child, who was the son of the man Stan killed.  Oh dear, that can’t be good. I know you are thinking it was a revenge killing, but that is too obvious for this show. I think Alexi and Rosie were in love and were planning on leaving together, I don’t think either knew the truth about their father’s connection. 

I always hope that she shows I watch are smarter than me, all this build up and Rosie’s murder is simple revenge. I have more faith in this creative team.

Are you watching The Killing or did you give up after last year’s finale.

The Killing “Numb”

9 Apr

Numb, Richmond is Numb, Terry and Holder want to be Numb and I bet Sarah wishes she was.

As the episode opens we catch up with Mitch on her road trip, she is smoking listening to bad rock and passing up a hitchhiker who looks a little like Rosie.  The same girls pops up later at the hotel where Mitch is staying and banging random sales guys she picks up in the hotel bar.

Holder continues his downward spiral after finding out he was a patsy for the high ups and used to further their agenda. I must say when he hits bottom he really knows how to hit bottom. He lies to his nephew, beats up a former dealer and his mother, has skanky sex with a fellow junkie in his car and ends up playing in traffic.

Stan Larsen takes matter into his own hands, he uses his polish mafia buddies to track down the Beau Solei (escort service) computers. When his buddies get the computers they tell him Rosie wasn’t on them, but we see them being erased at the end, so either she was and they are covering it up or they are erasing them to cover up the crime and resell the computers for profit. If memory serves, Terry worked for the service, I wonder when that will come up again.

Richmond, thinks he is getting feeling back in his legs and insists on starting rehab immediately. By episode end he must face facts, and his future as Professor Xavier.  I am interested to see where we are going with this character, will he continue his run for mayor, will he ever find out why he was set up. Will we?

Sarah spends the entire episode in a bulky sweater, that looks hot and uncomfortable, I couldn’t work like that. I do have to give the show credit, they aren’t trying to sex her up with a lot of cleavage.  She works on tracking down Rosie’s backpack, when she gets it and realizes what Holder did she calls him to make nice.  She is also working on getting the warrants for the escort service computers, before she can the place is torched.  She uses surveillance camera footage to track down the guys who did it, they are driving Larsen’s van and the driver has the Anime tattoo.  In the scenes for next week we see them track the tattoo guy down, but who knows if it is the same guy.

In the end Linden and Holder reunite and get back to the business of solving the case.  Alot happens but a lot doesn’t happen, but again this is the killing.

 

The Killing “Reflections/Lucky Day”

1 Apr

I know I am in the minority here but I like the pacing of this show, I like that they haven’t revealed Rosie’s killer. Life isn’t a sprint it’s a marathon and the answers we seek don’t always come as quickly as we would like. Tonight’s premiere was full of new developments to keep us plenty busy this season, lets hope they all lead somewhere and don’t go the way of the “The Cage” or Bennet Ahmed.

Tonight’s premiere picked up exactly where the season finale left off, Richmond (Billy Campbell)  under arrest for Rosie’s murder is shot, Linden (Mirelle Enos) finds out the picture was a fake and Holder (Joel Kinnaman) thinks he has closed the case securing his future. By the end of the episode he finds out he is a pawn and both he and Linden have been used. 

Linden tries to get answers but obstacles are at every turn, even though she is a cop the sheriff’s department, who controls the cameras has closed ranks.  Holder questions Belko (Brendan Sexton III) who has shot Richmond and killed his mother (BTW Belko was Rosie’s killer in the Danish version).

Gwen (Kristin Lehman) and Jamie (Eric Ladin) bond in the hospital waiting room while they wait for word on Richmond, its nice to see the writers fleshing these characters out some more.  They were both on the verge of becoming one note characters last season, Gwen was shrill and unlikable and Jamie’s motives were not exactly clear.  Gwen tells Jamie that Richmond wasn’t with her the night Rosie died, he went out and when he came back he was soaking wet. 

We have a few new clues, a tattoo reflected in the mirror of Rosie’s bike from the super 8 movie she shot. As the patrolman aptly points out, not exactly the councilman’s style.  Holder’s curiosity is piqued, he starts to do some research. His promotion to detective first class came at too high a price, one man is paralyzed the other dead.

Somebody deposited Rosie’s backpack on the Larsen’s doorstep. He calls Holder, when he goes through it he finds the Super 8 camera but no film. Stan says the camera isn’t hers, and he quickly figures out that Richmond isn’t the guy. 

Mitch(Michelle Forbes) is taking a road trip, Terry is helping Stan (Brent Sexton) with the boys. We never did find out what Terry was hiding, and wasn’t it Terry not Rosie who had the connection to the escort service. Isn’t that how she met Jasper’s rich daddy? The Larsen family situation continues to unravel. Are Stan and Terry going to hook up, because they sure made it seem that way.

One of the most gripping scenes of the evening was the interrogation room scene between Stan and Belko, the acting on this show is really spectacular.  Belko is a broken man, and Stan feels responsible, the scene is short but its the emotion, the reaction that gives it the richness.  When he kills himself a few scenes later, the look on Holder’s face says it all.

Linden continues investigating the phony picture and the man who gave it to Holder, we all know that won’t be resolved any time soon.  She gets a reporter to call Sloan and congratulate him for providing the picture that lead to Richmond’s arrest, he hangs up on the reporter and erases his hard drive. He takes off with Linden on his tail, he meets with the mayor’s assistant, someone is photographing Linden as she watches.

Linden searches Richmond’s apartment, but it has been stripped clean by the cops. She looks at a photo of Richmond and his wife, her death still hangs over the show and while it may not be a major plot point it fits in somehow. She checks out where Richmond went the night Rosie was murdered when he wasn’t with Gwen. He went to the bridge in Tacoma where he had proposed to his wife, October 5th was their wedding anniversary. He jumped, tried to kill himself but a fisherman saved him. 

In the end Holder went to Linden to explain but she wouldn’t let him in, I hope theses two make up soon I don’t like it when they are on the outs.

Stan went to his mob buddy for help, he asked him to find and kill Rosie’s killer.

We go some answers, more questions and away we go into the second season of  The Killing.

What did we learn tonight

  • Richmond is paralyzed
  • Holder isn’t easily played
  • Jack eats too much junk food and wants to go live with his father
  • Linden and Holder’s boss is either in on it or trying to keep evidence from the bad guys, either way he is out
  • Linden goes to the DA with the evidence exonerating Richmond

4/1 Sunday What You Should Watch

1 Apr

The Killing is back tonight with a 2 hour premiere at 8pm on AMC, and as many of you have pointed out it seems appropriate that the second season should debut on April’s Fool Day.  Many thought the show pulled a fast one at the end of the first season by not revealing who killed Rosie Larsen.  You know the old saying, fool me once, shame on me, fool me twice, shame on you.  The show’s creators claim they will reveal the killer by the end of season 2 and it will not be same person it was in the original Danish series.

I will be watching because I got hooked on the characters and the actors.  

Also on my DVR schedule tonight, Mad Men and Once Upon A Time.  The Good Wife is not on, but when it returns in two weeks we will see the Alicia/Jackie fight that was teased at the end of last weeks episode.

Once Upon A Time promises to finally reveal the source of Regina’s hate for Snow, something about a stable boy. 

Mad Men continues its slow burn, the season premiere last week, was satisfying and unsettling.  I don’t like this Don Draper, what has Megan done to him.  I think she is pulling a con, and she is going to Dick Whitman Don Draper. Only time will tell.

The Killing

Sarah investigates a possible cover up; an ominous discovery is made at the Larsen’s house; Councilman Richmond has a dark secret.

Mad Men

Episode: Tea Leaves
Peggy is given new responsibility; Don and Harry indulge a client.

Once Upon a Time

Emma keeps searching for evidence to prove Mary Margaret’s innocence in Kathryn’s murder; the root of the evil queen’s disdain for Snow White is revealed.
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