I watched "Pay Up' last night while sitting on the toilet. Yes, I know. Anyway, it was nice to see Eddie Cahill getting his acting-fu on, but the more I watch the episode, the less sense it makes. The department might not have known about Flack's romance with Angell, but his friends obviously did, so why would Mac--Mr. Association with the Victim Clouds Your Judgment--allow Flack anywhere near the takedown? Why even give Flack the opportunity to cross the legal line and go vigilante? Why not keep him outside with Hawkes and call in other reinforcements? Flack might have convinced himself that he could handle it, but the others should have known better. I love the episode and the arc it set up for Flack, but the complete lapse in character, continuity, and protocol just irks me.

At least it rekindled my interest in the Flack/Stanhope one-shot I've got in the fire.

Is it too much to hope that Dunbrook re-emerges at some point as a foil to Mac's teeth-grinding sanctimony? I loved the character and want to know if he indeed managed to outwit Mac on the embezzlement and racketeering charges.
I don't know how, but a plastic tile in my bathroom floor broke, and I'm not sure how to fix it. It's weird because the location of the break is odd. If it were further out, I might think that it cracked from one of my front wheels coming down on it after a wheelie, but it's too close to the raised threshold for that. I just know they're going to blame me whenever they come to fix it, because you know, those crafty cripples are always breakdancing on the floor tiles. It couldn't be because the university uses the cheapest material available in its housing.

I couldn't find Emigrate in any of my local CD emporium galoriums, so I special ordered the album from Sam Goody. After years of being saddled with godawful albums for the sake of one song and mourning the waste of money, I'm leery of buying music unheard, but I did like "My World" and "New York City" when I heard them on Youtube, so I decided to take a leap of faith. Perhaps it will be rewarded, and even if it isn't, some of the songs might improve with age. I hated "Reise, Reise" on first listen, but after listening to Volkerball three million times, I adore that song. In any case, it should be here in one to two weeks.

On TalkCSI, they've posted a "Grade Season Five" thread. My immediate reaction was to harrow my face and gibber and point and scream, "Burn! Burn the witch!", but upon further reflection, I decided to break it down by the numbers.

Final Grade for CSI:NY S5 )

Overall grade: D+
I don't know how, but a plastic tile in my bathroom floor broke, and I'm not sure how to fix it. It's weird because the location of the break is odd. If it were further out, I might think that it cracked from one of my front wheels coming down on it after a wheelie, but it's too close to the raised threshold for that. I just know they're going to blame me whenever they come to fix it, because you know, those crafty cripples are always breakdancing on the floor tiles. It couldn't be because the university uses the cheapest material available in its housing.

I couldn't find Emigrate in any of my local CD emporium galoriums, so I special ordered the album from Sam Goody. After years of being saddled with godawful albums for the sake of one song and mourning the waste of money, I'm leery of buying music unheard, but I did like "My World" and "New York City" when I heard them on Youtube, so I decided to take a leap of faith. Perhaps it will be rewarded, and even if it isn't, some of the songs might improve with age. I hated "Reise, Reise" on first listen, but after listening to Volkerball three million times, I adore that song. In any case, it should be here in one to two weeks.

On TalkCSI, they've posted a "Grade Season Five" thread. My immediate reaction was to harrow my face and gibber and point and scream, "Burn! Burn the witch!", but upon further reflection, I decided to break it down by the numbers.

Final Grade for CSI:NY S5 )

Overall grade: D+
For those who have wearied of my lengthy screeds on why CSI:NY sucks, I offer you an abridged review of last night's episode: I couldn't have asked for a bigger, more insufferable pile of shit if I'd fed an elephant some Ex-Lax alfalfa and asked it to build me the Leaning Tower of Pisa in my living room. "What a bunch of shit," I opined when the episode was over, and my Roomie, who's quite accustomed to my one-sided conversations with the TV, just started laughing.

What a pile of shit. Thus ends my abbreviated review. Those of you who can't stand my negative witterings but are too lazy to put me on your Ignore list may now proceed to the next post.

For those of you who enjoy watching a macaque seize, allow me to elaborate, because if I don't, I might explode.

CSI:NY 524-Grounds for Deception--SPOILERS )
For those who have wearied of my lengthy screeds on why CSI:NY sucks, I offer you an abridged review of last night's episode: I couldn't have asked for a bigger, more insufferable pile of shit if I'd fed an elephant some Ex-Lax alfalfa and asked it to build me the Leaning Tower of Pisa in my living room. "What a bunch of shit," I opined when the episode was over, and my Roomie, who's quite accustomed to my one-sided conversations with the TV, just started laughing.

What a pile of shit. Thus ends my abbreviated review. Those of you who can't stand my negative witterings but are too lazy to put me on your Ignore list may now proceed to the next post.

For those of you who enjoy watching a macaque seize, allow me to elaborate, because if I don't, I might explode.

CSI:NY 524-Grounds for Deception--SPOILERS )

A sheer embarrassment to the franchise. F-
CSI:NY 522-Yahrzeit--SPOILERS )

A for the episode, but D for the shameless Emmy-whoring and DL pandering.
laguera25: Dug from UP! (Default)
( Mar. 31st, 2009 11:07 am)
I watched the last half of CSI:Miami last night to kill time before bed, and all I can say is, oh, Miami. Have these people never heard of communication? Delko and Calleigh have proven their loyalty to Hocaine and the team time and again--hell, Delko and Horatio are co-conspirators in a murder plot--and yet, they're constantly kept in the blind whenever Horatio gets up to didoes in the name of protecting one of his own. Why? Horatio and the writers would no doubt tell us it's because Horatio is selflessly protecting them and offering them the mantle of plausible deniability, but such repeated abuse of the trust they place in him and in each other is bound to have a corrosive effect on team morale. There were hints of that last night when Delko told Wolfe to get the hell out of the trace lab, though Wolfe feebly tried to blame the Russian mob for the brewing discord.

"They're trying to break us, H."

Bzzzzt. No. They aren't doing anything. You and Horatio are poisoning the communal waters all on your own, if you please. Foisting the blame for your crumbling team dynamic onto shady criminals might make you feel better, and might get the viewers who pick and chew while they watch to remain steadfastly in the Cult of Caine, but it won't make it true. Horatio is a manipulative dick who gets his jollies using his team as pawns in his masturbatory power fantasies. The end. He's not a hero; at best, he's a beneficent sociopath.

Squee About the CSI:NY Season Finale SPOILER--BIG Honking SPOILER )

And oh, think of the fic potential, canon and AU. The angst fodder is limitless.
-The rain has finally stopped after three wretched, unhappy days. Unfortunately, it promises to return on Tuesday and Wednesday. Oh, rhapsody.

-A Fear That Able Folks Will Never Know: Whenever there's a bad electrical storm, I'm reluctant to go to the bathroom, because I'm convinced that the nanosecond I touch the metal handrail, God will smite me with His mighty bug zapper and electrocute me as punishment for all those naughty thoughts about nailing Flack in a public restroom. Or in the interrogation room. Or the precinct rack room. Or the back of a cab.

-After ~Sarah's~ illuminating comments about the use of the term "Indian" and why Native Americans shouldn't think it that big a deal in the CSI:NY spoiler thread, I'm glad I put her on my Ignore list. Sadly, my oft-assaulted intelligence isn't fully protected from her virulent idiocy because respondents hold forth the choicest bits for all to see.

SPOILER Speculation About the CSI:NY Season Finale )

I'm not bitter at all. Why do you ask? My axe, hear me grind it.
I apologize for the tardiness of this review, but the weather in my area has been atrocious, and rather than risk my faithful computer, I decided to wait it out and not reduce her to a sad, smoldering heap of God-soldered circuitry.

CSI:NY 519-Communication Breakdown--SPOILERS )

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Because I am a sad, sad moppet, I cruised the Internet in search of regulations on obtaining a marriage license in the state of New York. I wanted to see just how badly the CSI:NY PTB mangled reality in their bid to ply wet-pantied, vinegar-fingered teenies with treacly romance. Here's what I learned.

Cut for Discussion of DL SPOILERS )
Massive CSI:NY Season Finale SPOILER )


I find it cute that FallenforFlack is so heroically manning her butthurt cannon on behalf of Anna Belknap.

I find it annoying that my Nielsen diary lacks a space in which to record my comments about the shows I watch. I was so hoping to write, "This horrifyingly juvenile glurge caused my eyes to bleed and my sphincter to asphyxiate," at least once before I mailed it back. The lasting mental images conjured by that sentence would be sublime, no?
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