Skip to main content

Prime Suspect: Where I Add My Two Cents After The Time Where It Would Have Mattered


Photobucket

Okay, well, we're long past the new fall shows, and I really should have been posting my impressions about what I've been watching a month or two ago. I got a late start though, and hey! I'm in college, homework rules my life (of course, I don't let that stop me from putting 30 hours into Saints Row: The Third every week, but let's not go there.) Over the next week or so, I hope to cover everything I've recently started watching. To start with, there's Prime Suspect.

Sadly, Prime Suspect was just cancelled, but that doesn't mean it's not worth checking out. There are 9, so far, really solid episodes of cop show there. It stars Maria Bello as Homicide Detective Jane Timoney. She's the only woman in her squad, and the first few episodes replayed the same theme over and over again, of her fighting the oppression of not being "one of the guys", but then the guys completely screw up a case, and she's the only one who does it right. That goes on for about 3 episodes, and it got really tired fast. After that, it got good.

I don't watch a lot of cop shows, although I find I'm watching more since my good friend is all about the cop shows, so I can't really tell you what sets this show apart from all the rest. What I really love about it is the dialogue, I love good dialogue, and the way these cops talk to each other, and give each other crap, it just feels right. At one point they're talking about tracking a cell phone even though it's turned off, and one cop says: "Did you know we could do this? Does it bother anyone else that we can do this?" to which my favorite character replies "Actually, it kind of gives me wood".

The rest of the show seems to be just the right mix of interrogating witnesses, beating up bad guys, and looking into the personal lives of the characters. I can't really say anything more about that portion, except that I've always been entertained by the show, and I'm sad that it's been cancelled

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

What It's Like To Get Pipebombed

Well, I'm going to break with my rule of not actually mentioning anything about having a pipe thrown at you, but in celebration of the 6 month anniversary, I really wanted to write it up.

So, without further ado, here's what happened on my Fourth of July 2009, and the six months since:

So, it's the Fourth of July, 2009, about ten-ish or so at night. Being that we live in a condo, and our homeowner's association has prohibited fireworks being let off in our complex, we decided to take a walk around the neighborhood in order to better see the fireworks everyone else was letting off.

We walked straight out the front gate, got about maybe 50 feet down the street, and a dark car with it's headlights on pulled out onto the street, about a block ahead of us a man with a white shirt was walking in the same direction as us, nothing noteworthy about either of those. However, upon passing us, something was tossed out of the passenger window and bounced off my chest, upon the gro…

CM's Star Gaogaigar

So, this is Star Gaogaigar from the King of Braves Gaogaigar cartoon, one of the infamous Brave series of cartoons. Basically, the Brave series was a handful of cartoons with toylines supported by Takara after the original Transformers line had stopped being profitable. Each series was unrelated to the last, and was heavily aimed towards selling toys, featuring a lot of combining figures, especially centered around a central hero character, which would combine with just about everything else under the sun for various upgrades. A lot of Transformers fans consider the toys to these cartoons as the spiritual successors of the original Transformers line.

I've never watched the cartoon, so instead, here's the opening:







Now that that's out of the way, look at that box! It's huge! Height and width, it's about on par with the larger Soul of Chogokin boxes, but the thing that's really odd about it, is that it's just as deep as it is tall, if you look at it from the sid…

The Worst Contact Allergic Reaction I've Ever Had

I'm started to feel like a bit of a freak show. I've of course been injured by shrapnel from a pipe bomb, and I've got impressive scars to prove it (side note: One of my friends said that I need to come up with a really awesome story to go along with my scar, and I sad "Someone throwing a pipe bomb at me isn't awesome enough?")

I've mentioned that I took a first aid/CPR class in my first quarter of college, taught by Ron Hussman at Edmonds Community College. He was a great instructor, with a lot of great stories being a navy medic for 24 years, I think that's what he said. I'm proud to say that the pictures of my leg injury are now part of his curriculum, but I got tired of raising my hand every time he asked if someone had done something in particular.

Called 911? Check
Used an epipen? Check
Been in shock? Check
Ridden in an ambulance? Check
Had burns in your throat? Check (seriously, don't let your kids hold roman candles while they fire)
Latex all…