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CBS orders Geena Davis cop show

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 18th 2008 8:02PM
Geena DavisShe's trying one more time. That'll make it three attempts, but who's counting. Three attempts since the new century, that is. Anyway, the point is that Geena Davis's new police drama, Exit 19, has been greenlighted by CBS. The Oscar-winning actress (for The Accidental Tourist), is going from playing the first female president on Commander in Chief, to an eccentric New York homicide detective who's also raising two kids -- sans spouse -- in suburban Long Island.

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CSI: Living Doll (season finale)

by Jonathan Toomey, posted May 18th 2007 9:43AM

CSI: Living Doll(S07E24) "You were the one thing I thought I done right." -Ernie Dell

That's it, huh? It's weird, but I suppose it is possible to enjoy something that you don't like. It's too bad that this is what we waited all season for, but the resolution of the Miniature Killer story was far less imaginative than I hoped it would be. The identity of our killer ended up being just about as standard as it could get and nothing creative even seemed to be attempted. Very un-CSI like if you ask me.

Natalie Davis, i.e. The Miniature Killer, was indeed one of Ernie Dell's foster kids who just happened to be out of her mind. The "great" twist? She blamed Grissom for her foster father's suicide. Foolish I know, but there wasn't much else to go on I guess. I hate to say it, but I have to complain.

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CSI: The Good, The Bad & The Dominatrix

by Jonathan Toomey, posted May 11th 2007 10:46AM

Melinda Clarke as Lady Heather on CSI.(S07E23) "So now you're building your own?!?" -Catherine

A fan favorite returns. This was only Melinda Clarke's fourth appearance as Lady Heather on CSI, and I'm fascinated with how much they've developed her character in that short time frame. It just proves that good writing can go a long way, especially when the notion of "less is more" is kept in mind.

The episode started off quite unexpectedly, as we were reintroduced to Heather in a situation that didn't exactly jive with her own beliefs. She's a dominatrix, so why has she put herself in a submissive role? Recall what she told her late daughter Zoey in her very first appearance? Something like, give your body and heart to a man but never your power? Well now Heather is ignoring her own advice. Sounds like a good premise for an episode to me.

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CSI: Leapin' Lizards

by Jonathan Toomey, posted May 4th 2007 11:02AM

George Eads as Nick Stokes on CSI.(S07E22) Another one-shot episode and a crazy one at that. Fortunately we got some little hints as to what may be in store for everyone as the season winds down.

The main case as I said was a bit crazy. Believers of some kooky reptilian race were behind the conspiracy and murder of a Las Vegas black-jack dealer who they apparently thought was some kind of hostile lizard queen. Hmm... there's a sentence you don't find yourself typing out every day.

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CSI: Ending Happy

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Apr 27th 2007 12:03PM

Gil(S07E21) I've gotta be honest. I loved this episode, but it was frustrating. Give me more Miniature Killer! As enjoyable as these one shot episodes can be, I'm sick of being teased. Especially when those "Go To MiniatureKiller.com" lower-screen graphics keep popping up every ten seconds. At least we got some verification that Grissom and Sara are still going strong.

So the episode focused on a washed up boxer that had been living at a brothel on the outskirts of Vegas and guess what? He's dead. The question pressing Doc Robbins? What killed him?

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CSI: Lab Rats

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Apr 13th 2007 2:29PM

CSI: Lab Rats

(S07E20) I've got to be honest. After the previews for this episode, I was psyched. What a cool idea to finally feature all the lab techs in an episode. Not so much. This ended up just being a fancy way to roll out a clip show as a refresher to anyone who wanted to brush up on the history of the Miniature Killer. With no actual story, the episode was packed with scenes from the previous Miniature Killer murders. So while everyone else got wrapped up in other nondescript cases, Hodges and the rest of the techs weaved us a narrative we've already heard.

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CSI: Big Shots

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Apr 6th 2007 12:41PM

Method Man(S07E19) That was a pretty enjoyable episode. Pulling a move that CSI hasn't used in some time, the episode began with what seemed like two completely unrelated cases, but by the end of the episode, they were completely intertwined.

Adding to the episode was the return of Method Man, reprising his season six guest starring role as club and rap mogul Drops. The guy is a good actor. I don't care what anyone says. He brings this likability to any character he plays and Drops is no exception. He's a thug, but the whole time I still found myself rooting for him to find a way out.

However, the best part of the episode was definitely the closure Greg got from the Demetrius James case. Greg finally stood up for himself. It's about time.

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CSI: Empty Eyes

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Mar 30th 2007 1:04PM

Sara and Grissom(S07E18) Well this wasn't the best episode of CSI, but it still had its high points. I know it's a lot to ask to have every episode tie together and not stand alone, but I was really hoping for some more stuff on The Miniature Killer.

What we did get was a look at Sara how this job is affecting her. We've always known that she was the most emotional member of the Vegas team, but it really came through on this case. I suppose holding the hand of someone who's about to die will do that to you. However, as I said, despite the mediocrity of the episode as a whole, there were a few really good high points.

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Hell's Kitchen: Episode 8

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 31st 2006 10:17PM

Gordon Ramsay(S02E08) So there are four chefs left. And this has sort of turned into The Wizard of Oz: Keith needs a brain, Sara needs a heart, Virginia needs courage, and Heather...well, the comparison ends there I guess, because I can't think of something for her. Maybe she wants to find her way back home, I don't know. Sorry, lost the joke there somewhere.

The four chefs get their own restaurant in the first challenge...but it's not what they think.

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Hell's Kitchen: Episode 7

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 24th 2006 10:14PM

Gordon Ramsay(S02E07) "I suck, suck, suck." - Virginia

Yes, Virginia, there is no Santa Claus, at least not one that can save you from the horrible job you've been doing lately. Sara tries to "console" her, then rips into her to the cameras later. If this was a soap opera, Sara would be the conniving, backstabbing girl who pretends to be the "best friend" of the good girl, and then tries to seduce her boyfriend behind her back and fake a pregancy or amnesia.

We're down to five, Chef Ramsay gives them black and white uniforms. There are no more teams, everyone is out for themselves.

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Hell's Kitchen: Episode 6

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 17th 2006 10:15PM
Gordon Ramsay(S02E06) I'm typing this between 9 and 10 at night, and it's still in the upper 80s and unbearably humid. So, really, the last show I want to watch is something where people in long sleeves and pants are running around a hot kitchen, sweating, cooking hot food under pressure. Makes me feel even worse, as I search for even a hint of a breeze outside my apartment window. Ugh.

The women's team is hurting (Rachel was voted out last week), and the blue team is gloating that they are going to mop up the floor with them.

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