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post Mar 9 2015, 07:36 PM
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Okay, I guess I'll be the first one to admit it. I haven't enjoyed this AT ALL since it came back in January (i.e. the past 4 episodes). Last night's episode was terrible. What the hell has happened?
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post Mar 9 2015, 07:43 PM
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I'm all for trying something a bit different but last night didn't totally work for me either.
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It's a bumpy ride for sure and I definitely felt the Ferguson episode was a CATASTROPHIC error in judgement. There were so many ways they could have made it work, by bringing it into a courtroom scenario for a start. Have the privileged white characters on the show challenge their views and position by having to prosecute the officers or whatever, many many interesting routes to go down and for a show so bold and decisive it felt very tonally deaf and reactionary to me.

This weeks episode was also very odd, but not because it was tonally deaf, it was PURE filler but at the same time it was a very interesting way to look at what it's like to be Alicia. We've seen them do pov camera a few times before, but having us actually see her thoughts was fascinating, if a little bizarre. I liked fake Will and his blacked out face, yet almost identical voice (was it ACTUALLY Josh Charles, it was so hard to tell, maybe it was from an earlier episode). It was nice for the show to remember that Alicia does have children as well and that Finn was/is a thing. Basically I loved the IDEA of it, but the execution was curiously a little off.

The issue with this season is the main narrative arc is so boring, but it's all they have. Cary's court thing is done now so all they have is Alicia running and that has an election in the future so they have loads of episodes to fill with...nothing much. Additionally for a show with one of, if not the BEST, casts on TV why they insist on having them all so disparate is beyond me. They set themselves up for a fall with S5. It was SO huge and so beloved and so well received that they tried to top that, not realising that as amazing as the big moments were, it's the small moments, the picking up the pieces, the quite internal reflection or the sombre moving on that made the show so special. They've lost the magic a little by losing who these characters ARE, beyond Saint Alicia anyway.

Call out to David Lee being a thing still and Canning maybe/maybe not dying. Who the f*** knows with that man.
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post Mar 10 2015, 10:21 PM
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same here...the campaign is getting bit tiring...
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post Mar 16 2015, 02:57 PM
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Who the f*** fires a plastic gun and expects it to work?

So I guess next week is the elections. Who do you think wins and who are you rooting for? I have no idea about either.
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post Mar 23 2015, 02:48 AM
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She won. Shocker.
I actually adored the last episode, I've hated this story-line and this season is by far the worst, but this by far was one of my favorite episodes this season.
Halo, Diane pimping herself out for business and Elfman's dream crush of having to leave Alicia behind was pretty rewarding.

Not sure what's next. The easy option would have been for her to lose and return to Florick/Argos/Lockheart/Whoever else. But at least the writers are going to challenge themselves with writing something completely different now.

Also, I know the beginning of the season was very "Cary" heavy - but we haven't seen much of him recently. And this Kalinda story-line is nothing to write home about either - she's been a glorified chauffeur for the last 5 episodes and nothing more.
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post Mar 23 2015, 02:51 AM
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Also, can we just move Niles Crane to series regular. He was acting rings around everyone bar Diane this season as well.
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post Mar 23 2015, 09:38 PM
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Diane shone as usual. I need a gif of her last scene where she takes a bite and chews.
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