Thanks nicodelaney for the links with the pictures.. love the black and white..
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Posted May 15, 2012 @ 12:33 PM
LOL! But seriously, much as I love Original!Alex and Gloria (who seems like a sweetie), I am extremely nervous about Alex's return. It'll be okay as long as it's in an episode with No Sara, but I have less than zero desire to see them in an episode together again where Alex's soppy twin is forced to give Neal and Sara her blessing, and to urge Neal to get it on with another woman when she obviously has feelings for him herself. Enough Alex character assassination already, Eastin, TYVM.
I'd like to know which Alex is returning -- the original Alex or the imposter from the S2 finale. If the original Alex is back maybe she'll lure Sara into believing they can be friends so she can involve her in some scam involving stolen loot from Sara's insurance company (perhaps the Raphael) and Sara will wind up getting carted off to prison while Alex makes off with the loot. Or maybe she'll simply shove Sara off the balcony -- either way it works for me.
Posted May 15, 2012 @ 12:48 PM
Posted May 15, 2012 @ 2:42 PM
It'll be okay as long as it's in an episode with No Sara
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Posted May 18, 2012 @ 9:56 AM
Character development is still a huge problem -- actually it's more like character "distortion" or "demolition", but we must remember it's all in keeping with the writers' desire to make our characters unpredictable . . . and unrecognizable, I'm afraid.
And if the damage done to the characters is not enough, there are the plotholes, and the "filler" episodes and the cutesy attempts at situation comedy.
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Posted May 18, 2012 @ 4:01 PM
I really need to get a life.. LOL
Isaac: Two trees, a hammock, and a stack of books this high.
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Posted May 19, 2012 @ 3:26 PM
I know, we haven't exactly lost our show -- it only seems to be trying to lose us.
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Posted May 20, 2012 @ 7:36 PM
Criminal Minds and Hawaii 5-0 went through similar situations, with shout outs from fans that they didn't like a certain replacement actress or the intro of a new regular actress.. Both those shows powers that be, eventually said sayonara to them and pleased their fans once again.
Posted May 20, 2012 @ 8:01 PM
The problem with White Collar seems to be that nobody higher up the food chain cares enough to put a stop to Jeff Eastins weird Hilarie Burton worshipping.
Posted May 20, 2012 @ 8:41 PM
IMO I honestly think it is both!
It's not Hilarie Burton who's the problem. It's the full-tilt commitment to the idiotic domesticated conman ideal.
In the case of Criminal Minds it was more network meddling than anything else. And at one point they came to their senses and tried to repair things
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Posted May 24, 2012 @ 2:33 AM
the original Alex or the imposter from the S2 finale.
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Posted May 25, 2012 @ 12:09 PM
And a major reason I like Alex for Neal is because I like the idea that Alex likes Neal the con. I don't want Neal to become a "good guy," at best I want him to become a private detective that does shady things, and will still occasionally do what he wants when he wants to regardless of the law. That's something Alex would be able to participate in, not because she's sacrificing something to be with Neal but because that's who she is.
Agree, natyanayaki They set up the story of the two of them so beautifully in S1, with all the double meanings. How often they made reference to each other that "that's who we are", or "that's what we do", as they finished each other's sentences..They are so natural together. Alex never overpowered the story..She could be offscreen and he could continue the flirty thing.. I like that she has deeper feelings for him too and I would love to see him discover that as the story goes on. Just like the look he had after the Under the Radar Kiss, and the way he looked at her as she said goodbye with the fantasy treasure line.
there's an equality to Neal and Alex that his other pairings IMO are lacking, as well as an understanding between them not seen in Neal's other pairings.
Love it Sakura12 This sounds a little like Leverage. That would be fun.. spin-off anyone?? LOL
I'd like to see that scenario for the end of the series. Neal finally gets rid of his leash, leaves and they show a few years later and Neal, Alex and Mozzie are running a private investigation business with an occasional heist to keep the day interesting.
SO TRUE, nicodelaney..
I get amazed sometimes at how these characters have touched us and fired our imaginations in so many different directions, how passionately we write of them, defend them, want so much for them -- how quickly and deeply we respond when the characters are taken in directions that we sense are somehow wrong for them -- un-characteristic.
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Posted May 25, 2012 @ 1:18 PM
I believe that the majority of us who watched faithfully from week to week from S1, really felt the change-up deeply.
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Posted May 25, 2012 @ 2:23 PM
This is why it rankles when Eastin and others dismiss our concerns and tell us to watch something else. "Faithful" fans who feel changes "deeply" and who speak out about them are a liability. That seems wrong to me, but maybe it's just the way things are these days. Keep things light and breezy -- don't get too invested in a show or in its characters. Change is good -- unpredictable is best. Neal (I'm not sure which version, but one of the S2 Neals) said it best when he announced he'd moved on in regards to Kate. In the very next episode he was groping what's-her-name in the archives. Moving on rather swiftly it seemed. Maybe he was just trying to send us a message -- we told you to move on -- if you can't keep up, if you don't like this, maybe it's time to change channels.
Posted May 27, 2012 @ 5:55 AM
Do Not Waste Time on Shows That Are Just Good Enough
Posted May 27, 2012 @ 8:21 AM
This is why it rankles when Eastin and others dismiss our concerns and tell us to watch something else
Posted May 27, 2012 @ 4:04 PM