December 23rd, 2008

Samantha Spade

Playdates With Procedurals!

But first: after scanning Office Tally's Q&A for "Moroccan Christmas," I can definitively say that Justin Spitzer, you are on my shit list as Worst Office Writer Ever.

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NCIS: 6x11, "Silent Night"
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Without a Trace
I've written 7x05 off as a last cause, mostly because a) I can't find it and b) I'd like to see Medina as little as possible, but I finally got around to going back and watching 7x06 - apologies to both y'all and Future Self if you're more into titles than numbers, but I'm working with mass quantities of episodes here, and it's easiest for me to keep track of chronology this way - and so I have some very brief thoughts on that before I get to the more recent one.
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Lastly, after forgetting that I still had CSI: Miami on my list of "current shows I need to do minor catch-up on," I dove into my first pile of backlogged TV: Law & Order, SVU.  No particular reason, really, except that it was Saturday night and I wanted a big stack of video I could watch without having to put a lot of thought into it.  I figured SVU wouldn't be too much of a commitment.  I was wrong.  There was MUCH to discuss, react to, be emotionally punched by, rage at, and/or give my sarcasm button a heavy workout.

Children, it's time to bring out a magical device that hasn't been seen since May - the Wayback Machine.  Step into its wondrous depths, push the buttons, and travel back with me, almost two months back, all the way to October 28th, 2008...

SVU, 10x05, "Retro"
A word which here means not a 70's flashback, but having to do with the wide, fun world of the retrovirus as it relates to AIDS, or rather, people who willfully disbelieve in AIDS.

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10x06, Babes
[Pre-review note: Ooh, seems that Recapist swept in to save the SVU-recapping day immediately after Television Without Pity dumped it.  I love when they do that!  Nova A's taking over...I know that name, but I don't know why.  She seems pretty good at it.  Yay for not having to hunt all over the internet for a new memory-jogging source!]

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10x07, "Wildlife"
I heard a couple of different rumors about this one, both of which sounded too good to be true, so I tried to put them out of my mind and managed to avoid hearing any specific details about the episode after it aired.

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P.S. QUESTION. I finally caved to pressure and got myself a Gmail account (everyone has one.  I hate it on principle), because I need something for professional purposes to replace my school e-mail.  Since the school one is where I had my LJ comments sent, I changed those over as well, except for some reason Gmail turns my comment notifications into a pain-in-the-ass conglomeration, nesting all the replies for a particular entry into one e-mail that says it's from the first person who commented.  ANNOYANCE FACTOR: HIGH.

How do I change this so they're separated again? I really don't want to go back to sending them to Hotmail, because Hotmail hates LJ, but if I can't correct that, I so will.  I require being able to see all my respondents individually, before I open anything.
Samantha Spade

I'm through SVU, and Without a Trace too

Ow.  Stupid body!  The day before Christmas Eve is not an appropriate time to send me reaching in agony for the Midol! < /public venting to feel better >.

Without a Trace, 7x10, "Cloudy with a Chance of Gettysburg"

I'm afraid I have to take issue with Jack's opening statement that "It just goes to show you can't trust anyone in a bowtie."  One, Bill Nye.  Two, have you MET Bob Crowley, love of my Survivor-watching life, the best teacher I've never had?  Yeah.  Put a cork in it.  Aside from that, BRILLIANT EPISODE OF WIN.

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Law & Order, SVU
10x08, "Persona"
I have a suggestion - if you haven't seen this episode yet, skip this commentary and stop watching as soon as you hear the final verdict/sentencing charges.  You'll be a much happier person for it.

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10x09, "PTSD"
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10x10, "Smut"
I have a suggestion for this episode, too - if you haven't seen it, skip it entirely.

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