Wednesday, November 9, 2011

NCIS Episode 7: Devil's Triangle

It's been a long time since I posted an update on this very blog and I apologize for long delay because of the busy schedule I had right now but rest assure an update will be posted weekly when I can.

NCIS Episode 7 is entitled the "Devil's Triangle" as it involves Jethro Gibb's AND FBI Agent Tobias Fornell's ex-wife Diane who is now married to Victor Sterling who works for Homeland Security who went missing. Since both of her ex's where working for law enforcement agencies so she decided to approach them both first.

This is the second time that the show featured one of the Gibb's ex-wives (the first ex-wife to appear would be Gibbs' fourth and final marriage was to Stephanie Flynn on Season 5 episode 3 entitled "Ex-File"). This episode is quite hilarious because of the tension between the Diane and her ex-husbands. The case when the team was able to find Victor Sterling which was held captive by the suspects.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

My Impression on Ted Danson's debut on CSI

My impression on Ted Danson's character D.B. Russell is a bit loose and lighthearted person yet has good balance of investigating skills comparable to CSI New York's Mac Taylor. Although he is still adjusting to his new team, it has shown that he can get along with other members of the team while maintaining authority over team (like treating all members of the team for breakfast is one).

As a long time CSI follower, Danson's character might be the best person to lead the Las Vegas graveyard shift since Gil Grissom (Dr. Raymund Langston may have some of the scientific skills similar to Grissom's yet his character has dark side to which "alienate" some of the show's fans).

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Criminal Minds: Core members are back

I am glad the that producers of Criminal Minds has decided to bringing back the whole cast to the delight of the most fans as Season 7 has started. The premiere episode of new season is considered a closure to last season's finale on which lead to people thinking that Paget Brewster will be leaving the show permanently while A.J. Cook will be coming back to reprise her role as agent Jennifer "JJ" Jarreu- but I assume with this development, it might be better for the show to keep the core cast intact for now.

For those who are wondering what would happen with Agent Ashley Seaver (played by Rachel Nichols), According to Wikipedia, Nichols's contract was not included for season seven, and her character departed the show off-screen. It was mentioned during the episode that he was being transferred into another unit within the FBI.

You can read an in depth review and discussion about the premiere episode on ScreenRant

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Alana De La Garza Returns on CSI:Miami; Mac Taylor's late wife finally revealed

CSI: Miami and New York franchises will have a similar feature on there upcoming seasons as both shows' lead protagonists will feature their respective late wives. Alana de la Garza will reprise her role as Marisol Delko-Caine. Her return to CSI:Miami will play a part in resolving last season's cliff-hanger, in which Horatio was also shot. So, does Marisol appear in a dream? Who knows CSI Miami season 10 will premiere on September 25, 2011.

On a similar note, CSI: New York's Mac Taylor (played by Gary Sinise) will also have some "flashback" treatment from her late wife Claire Taylor which will be played by Jaime Ray Newman (of General Hospital and Eastwick). Claire died during the terrorist attack will appear in flashbacks during the show's Season 8 premiere, which honors the 10th anniversary of 9/11. CSI:New York returns on Sept. 23, 2011.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Ted Danson to replace Laurence Fishburne on CSI

This news really caught my attention:

"In a surprise casting, multi-award winning actor and television icon Ted Danson has agreed to join season 12 of ‘CSI’. Danson will take the place of Laurence Fishburne – who announced he would be leaving the series last month."  --
What the hell is the producers of CSI thinking? I mean they could have literally save the show by getting the person to be the face of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and that is William Petersen to reprise the iconic character Gil Grissom. Every CSI fan would agree with me on this one.

I get it. Ted Danson can give the show some new direction but heck they already did that with Laurence Fishburne which was okay but still the rating are not as good when Grissom was still the man,

Saturday, May 21, 2011

JJ coming back to Criminal Minds for Season 7 and 8

Criminal Minds fans and specially those who are fans of SSA -Media Liaison Jennifer "JJ" Jarreau (that includes me) will be delighted as A.J. Cook has sign on to return to show as the series regular for two seasons.

This would be a great news since they need another female agent on the team and there no one more suitable than JJ herself. She will also be a good compliment to new agent Ashley Seaver (played by Rachel Nichols) as she is basically Emily Prentiss' "replacement".

Monday, April 11, 2011

Sofia Curtis does a reprise too [Spoiler Alert]

As if we had enough of former CSI cast reprising their roles on the show another former regular cast  Louis Lombard will reprise her role as Sofia Curtis now a deputy chief on the upcoming remaining episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

More about this story here....

Lady Heather is back on CSI

If Gil Grissom's brief appearance was exciting, CSI episode 19 entitled "Unleashed" will feature the once loved dominatrix now a professional psychiatrist Dr. Heather Kessler or as we know her as Lady Heather played by the lovely Melinda Clarke. What make this episode a bit more exciting on my part is the initial tension that has brought in when Sara Sidle and Dr. Raymond Langston interviewed (Lady Heather,  I mean) Dr. Kessler regarding a case to which she is involved. 

Another thing that makes this episode more interesting was Heather's help on how Dr. Langston can catch serial psycho "The Dick & Jane Killer" Nate Haskell. Lady Heather sure has a thing for the show's main protagonist (albeit in a non-romantic way).

Breakout Kings and White Collar added to my list

Here's a new twist to my TV series show that I have been watching as of late. I have been watching police procedural shows that pertains to a more "conventional" methods of catching the bad guys. And now I have two new shows to add my "TV Shows to watch" bucket list and these are Breakout Kings and White Collar. The  theme of this shows are basically federal agencies are using the unconventional methods of catching criminals by using the same criminals in exchange for reduced prison sentence and/or avoid solitary confinement  altogether. 

White Collar is a USA Network television series created by Jeff Eastin, starring Matt Bomer as con-man Neal Caffrey and Tim DeKay as Special Agent Peter Burke. It premiered on October 23, 2009. On September 27, 2010, the USA Network renewed White Collar for a third season with 16 new episodes. The show's main protagonist Neal Caffrey a con-man, forger and thief, is captured after a three-year game of cat and mouse with the FBI. With four months left while serving a four-year sentence, he escapes from a maximum-security federal prison to find Kate, his ex-girlfriend. Peter Burke, the FBI agent who initially captured Caffrey, finds him at a dead end in his search and returns Caffrey to prison. This time, Caffrey gives Burke information about evidence in another case; however, this information comes with a price: Burke must have a meeting with Caffrey. At this meeting, Caffrey proposes a deal: he will help Burke catch other criminals as part of a work-release program. Burke agrees, after some hesitation. Through the successful apprehending of several white-collar criminals, Caffrey has proven to Burke that he will help him, and that he will not try to escape again. This begins an unconventional but successful partnership.

Breakout Kings on the other hand is a virtual polar opposite of White Collar in terms of the type of criminals they employed and the methods use to capture is somewhat of "blue collar" and the federal agency in connection are the US Marshals. The story goes like this: In order to catch escaped convicts, a squad of U.S. Marshals makes a special deal with several current prisoners . If they agree to help, their sentences will be reduced by one month and they will be transferred to a minimum-security facility. However, if any of them should try to escape, they will all be returned to their original prisons and their sentences will be doubled. The show premiere last March 6, 2011).

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Criminal Minds: Suspect Behaviour Review

Criminal Minds: Suspect Behaviour is CBS's new spinoff of one of their hit TV series Criminal Minds. The new series is almost similar to the main show but this time the group is more of a "rapid response team" called Red Cell and they are reporting directly to the director of FBI. What makes this group differ from the parent series is that they are quick to create profiles and are more direct-to-the-point. This unit is lead by Agent Sam Cooper (played by Forrest Whitaker) his colleagues are Agent Beth Griffin (played by Janeane Garofalo), Agent Jonathan "Prophet" Simms (Michael Kelly), Agent Gina LaSalle (Beau Garrett), Agent Mick Rawson (Matt Ryan) and Tech assistant Penelope Garcia (which is still played by Kirsten Vangsness) rounds up the group. This show is broadcasted right after Criminal Minds

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Emily Prentiss does a "Horatio Caine"

Criminal Mind's Season finale has thrown a "Horatio Caine" scenario as Emily Prentiss faked her own death so that she can go after the Ian Doyle with the help of former BAU colleague Jennifer "JJ" Jarreu. Initially we thought that Paget Brewster will also be "cross-out" because of her death to find out there's a "mind game" that is being played to catch Ian Doyle in the end. The finally is basically a cliffhanger that will setup a final showdown between Prentiss and Doyle. I really approciated that the producers decided to guest A.J. Cook on the show. Personally, I would really hope that the show's producers would decide to bring JJ back into the show.

Any idea of Paget Brewster leaving the show is deemed "premature" in my opinion.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Gil Grissom is back on CSI! ... as a Guest and in Skype

The long awaited guesting of William Petersen on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation will be shown on the show episode entitled "The Two Mrs. Grissoms" to which the focus of the episode will be the relationship of between Grissom's mother and his wife Sara Siddlle-Grissom. If you don't believed me here's a sneak peek of the episode (Warning: Spoiler Alert)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Rachel Nichols becomes a regular on Criminal Minds

Last December 2010, the producers of Criminal Minds has decided to add Rachel Nichols (which she plays FBI Cadet Ashley Seaver). So far she's been doing fine but her character is still well received by most since most fans still can get over the loss of Jennifer "JJ" Jarreu (played by A.J. Cook) from the show.

I would hope that the producers of the show develops her character more turn her into a full fledge agent.