Re: RARA-AVIS: Anyone see THE GLADES last night?

From: Michael Jeter (
Date: 14 Jul 2010

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    I agree completely about Rizzoli and Isles.

    I read the lead on _The Glades_ as a play on the Columbo/Robert Goren type ....seemingly lackadaisical and goofy, but calculating and analytical. I like that character type, so I will watch a few more episodes.

    On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 7:12 AM, Frederick Zackel <> wrote:
    > The Glades was bizzarely written and goofily edited, with fits and stops and
    > starts .... and I don't know why since that first episode was ONLY 53
    > minutes long -- with commercials. The show's story line was bad, too, filled
    > with failed juxtapositions and inanities and preposterous poop ....
    > But much much much worse was Monday nite's TNT's Rizzoli & Isles, which was
    > so bad that my wife stopped (BIG YAWN) with the prison visit. She knew the
    > actor who'd play the serial killer before he appeared on screen. (I saw him
    > a week ago in the exact same role on another show.) I watched Rizzoli &
    > Isles on the other TV because I couldn't believe that the producers took and
    > combined the plot for last night from TWO separate Tess Gerritson's novels.
    > TWO NOVELS and it was a poorly executed rehash. Boy, that show was a vapid
    > piece of bilious poop. And the ending? Hogwash. Stoopid stoopid stoopid. I
    > (Say, Kevin, I'm reading SO COLD THE RIVER by Michael Koryta because of your
    > recommendation. I had the ARC for two months but was too lazy to jumpstart
    > it. Now I'm halfway through and already it's a great book. I'd read his
    > first or maybe second one and loved it. Now he's moving supernaturally ...
    > and it's the same fun as a young Stephen King.  The next two ARCs on my TBR
    > pile? SAVAGES and THE DAWN PATROL.)
    > Fred Zackel
    > Today's new word: "neophilia" or the insatiable hunger for the new that is
    > one of the terrible
    > afflictions of contemporary society.
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    Michael Damian Jeter
    New Orleans, LA
    Literacy, Music, and Democracy

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