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Hey, that's different.

I feel really lethargic and kind of "blech," like I just want to sleep, only sleeping doesn't bring relief.  I can't tell if I'm sick or just really malnourished.  By which I mean, I'm fairly certain that I am malnourished, as I haven't had fruit in a good 2 weeks because I'm not on a meal plan and there's just no convenient place to buy it, I have frozen peas/corn but I'm really missing raw vegetables like lettuce and carrots, and in general I seem to be existing mostly on caffeine, sugar, starch and carbs.  Going home this weekend cannot come soon enough. 

Now: I'm bored out of my skull so I'm watching "Criminal Minds" for the first time ever, figuring if this high-stakes episode can't hook me, I can officially write it off without a second thought. 

And mostly what I'm feeling is rage and frustration at the incompetence that can't get anyone to help the woman LYING ON THE GROUND AND BLEEDING TO DEATH.  Like, can't they just swipe a gurney and get her on that to bring her back to the safe zone?  Why is the Marine guy or whatever practically threatening to shoot, um...Morgan, is it*?...for crossing that barrier zone to go help the woman LYING ON THE GROUND AND BLEEDING TO DEATH. 

* I have all these names in my head from various peoples' posts, but I never knew which faces to match them up with.  I made educated guesses to satisfy myself (apparently, looking it up was too much work.  Well, there were like 8 people! Possibly more!), and I made most of them wrong.  Like, I always want to call the brunette woman JJ, I thought the heavyset blonde was Emily (and when I found out that was wrong, I assumed she was JJ, and in fact up until this very second I thought she was the pregnant one), and the black guy has been 'Garcia' in my head for way too long.

Anyway.  It's kind of hard to feel invested in the British blonde's fate (I think her name is Kate?) when I've never seen her before and really didn't even know she existed.   

I'm also learning just how far I've fallen from my crime-show roots, because I keep trying to substitute in other characters in this scenario to increase my emotional investment, but none of them work because none of my 'ships would ever be in this situation.  This is strictly limited to law enforcement partnerships, and I CAN'T THINK OF ANY I WANT TO SEE.  *pause* Maybe Danny/Elena would work.

All right, still largely bored 2/3 of the way through, so let's talk about my character impressions.  I've decided that I like J Em Garcia (god, that just sounds stupid.  I demand a renaming of her character) the best, Morgan and the woman played by Brewster are fairly likable (mostly as she's pretty), Spencer could grow on me if he didn't look so anorexic and emotionally fragile, Joe Mantegna fits in surprisingly well, and everyone else bores me to varying degrees, with the exception of Hotch, who somehow pisses me off merely by existing even though he was generally heroic in this episode.  (I may have read a Wikipedia entry.  He may have vaguely reminded me of Jack Malone when I got to the part about divorce.) 

*MASSIVE FIERY EXPLOSION* What.  You...did not just do that.  You did NOT just kill Morgan right after I decided I liked him -- I'm being very calm and detached here because it seems unlikely to be true, but I don't know how this show operates and for all I know they'd use the season finale explosion as a cover for killing off a main character in the premiere - oh, phew.  That's good.  In a way where I --

WHAT THE FLYING FUCK, YOU ACTUALLY KILLED KATE?  I LIED BEFORE.  I AM INVESTED IN THE FACT THAT A SEEMINGLY IMPORTANT CHARACTER JUST DIED, AND ALSO I WAS STILL WORKING DANNY/ELENA IN MY HEAD.  I'M UPSET.  I totally forgot about her life being at stake!  I figured once they finally cut through eight tons of red BS tape to get her to a hospital and in surgery, she'd be fine!  BOO, SHOW.  BOO.

In conclusion, I feel no particular need to ever watch this show again.  Luckily I won't have to, as Private Practice returns to rescue the 8:00 hour next week.

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eleigh
Sep. 25th, 2008 02:26 am (UTC)
No no. Kate wasn't important. Really. Her first episode was the last episode, or maybe 2, of last season. The only reason she was important is because of her resemblance to Hotch's ex-wife.

As far as Hotch's divorce goes my problem with these shows and the women who divorce their cop husbands is it's not like they didn't know what they were getting into. But his wife got pissed off every time he had to go to work.

Garcia's real name is Penelope so it really depends on what you prefer.

Uh, not that I'm trying to force you to watch the show. It's not very good but it has it's moments. I mostly watch all because of Morgan and Garcia. They are so awesome. But I didn't know it was on as the same time as Private Practice. Now I have to choose. Dammit.
rainbowstevie
Sep. 25th, 2008 11:19 am (UTC)
Oh, OK; I figured she had only been added sometime in the last season, but if it was only the last couple of episodes, then that seems somewhat pointless less awful. Although my feelings on Hotch remain unchanged, after that last scene with Morgan where I had an irrepressible urge to punch him in the face. That's a very Malone-esque trait.

...I do like Penelope better. But no one ever calls her that on the show, do they?
eleigh
Sep. 25th, 2008 11:25 am (UTC)
Yeah that last scene with Morgan was the most ass-ish I've seen Hotch in a while. I'm trying to chalk it up to him being upset by Kate's death and still dealing with his divorce, etc.

Morgan calls her Penelope occasionally and I think J.J.'s done it once or twice but most people call her Garcia.
soulwhispers
Sep. 25th, 2008 02:27 am (UTC)
Haha you crack me up.
I started watching this show I believe mid-season 2. When Emily (Brewster) joined, believe it or not there was a worse lady in Season 1 that I hate. And the main dude left last year. It all kind of has issues.

Anyway Morgan/Garcia are my only ship for the show. (Hunky black guy/blonde techy girl)

And I love Reid is all his anorexic emotional fragile self glory :)
rainbowstevie
Sep. 25th, 2008 11:23 am (UTC)
I can remember character names! I can!
You know what one of my other problems with Reid is? He looks a bit like Dexter. And I can't get over the idea that he might one day snap and somehow become a serial killer. (The Wikipedia entry does not make me feel much better on that count)

I have to admit that Morgan/Garcia is sort of adorable. Call me when they push beyond flirting. On second thought, is there a not-set-to-music YouTube reel that strings together a bunch of scenes showcasing their adorableness?
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