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Perception – Sticks and Stones…

Last night I watched the 2nd episode from the 3rd season of another show that really excites and engages me – TNT’s Perception. I wrote about it a year ago as well (in a post that also went almost completely unnoticed) and its longevity has surprised me even more that of Continuum. And yet here I am, writing about it again. Hell, maybe you do have to be crazy to get it, but there’s apparently crazy enough to go around!

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Continuum – Dark Places…

The heart wants what the heart wants, right? And whether it’s for love, family, a better world, or merely to survive, we all feel the urge to fight for what we want despite the obstacles standing in our way – even when the odds against us seem impossibly high. Struggles such as that, IMHO, are perhaps the essential defining characteristic of our species – the one thing we all have in common regardless of where we come from as individuals. And when we, as individuals, look for something to inspire us – to make the odds we face seem less insurmountable somehow – there’s just nothing like a bigger-than-life tale of heroism, true or fictional, to do the trick.

The SyFy Channel series Continuum is one such tale.

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Ralph Waite – A Belated R.I.P.

Though Ralph Waite was probably best known for his role as ultimate father figure John Walton in TV’s The Waltons, fans of Bones and NCIS like me will also remember him fondly for his roles as Seeley Booth’s grandfather, Hank Booth, and Leroy Jethro Gibbs’ dad, Jackson Gibbs. In addition to being truly saddened by the news, I am also embarrassed as well to discover that he died almost a week ago, on Thursday, February 13, 2014. I completely missed what was reported about it on television and on the blogs I follow. I only know about it now because I stumbled upon the NCIS “Ralph Waite Tribute” marathon the USA Network is airing as I write this.

Ralph Waite was one of my all-time favorite actors. He will be missed…

Hellboy & Liz

Burning Love…

Okay, some might consider my longing for love to be normal, and even touching perhaps. Others might see my obsession with the “tragic” kind of love as a sign that I might just be little “touched” in the head instead. Well, putting opinions and psychobabble aside, all I know is that watching Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army back to back last night has left me with my horns inflamed, my tail a-twitching, and my heart lusting for some burning love… :wink:

Not Enough Tissues

The Lady In White

If you missed last night’s “The Woman in White” episode of Bones, then you missed what I think was the best episode of any show – ever! With a cast line-up that included almost all of my favorite characters from the past, a cameo appearance by Emily Deschanel’s real-life husband, and an awesome rendition of “At Last” by Cyndi Lauper, “The Woman in White” was without a doubt the “Must See” event of the television season!

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Slow Justice is No Justice!

I just finished watching a really good, if not downright excellent, movie called Faster, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Carla Gugino, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Maggie Grace, and lots of other very familiar faces. With movie taglines like If you’re on his list, you’re already dead, Slow Justice is No Justice, and Justice is swift. Vengeance is faster, Faster is a very intense, action-packed, thrill ride. Of that, there is no doubt. But the thing that really got to me was the preacher sermonizing on the radio, which left me suspecting, rightly (and dreading, for some strange reason), that he’d somehow end up being on our avenging angel’s hit list…

Say It Ain’t So NCIS!

When I first saw the images below over on Tumblr last night, I didn’t know quite what to make of them. But a quick Google search led me to a HuffPost TV article that confirmed the awful news: After 8 seasons, actress Cote De Pablo has decided to end her run as the lovable but lethal Special Agent Ziva David on the hit CBS series NCIS, with her character’s storyline scheduled to be concluded early on in season 11.

So, Satan Walks Into This Bar…

“I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.” “It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.” Mahatma Gandhi Quotes It’s funny how, just when I’m…