Let's see if I remember how this blogging thing works.
I know, I know, it's been a while. Between my reporter duties (have you been keeping up with my byline count in the last two weeks?) and personal responsibilities, I just didn't put fingers to keyboard last Friday night as I intended.
And the NCAA didn't help me keep my blogging mojo. I know, very unmasculine, but go Tarheels!
Besides, I just didn't know what to make of the episode. The opening certainly had me interested. I got the feeling I was watching something from "Saw" (which I can proudly say I have NO interest in ever seeing) or a Hollywood thriller. That probably was one of the creepiest sequences I've seen in any show … ever.
Just a handful of observations — and sadly, very little insight on my part:
• The ceremony, I guess you'd call it, at the house was just strange. Anybody know what that was all about? What were they trying to do? Did that have to do with the killer's later excuse that such-and-such evil spirit made me do it?
The scene had a cult feeling. As much as the music gave me the willies, the tone fit the atmosphere of frenetic energy and really added to the seizure-like dancing the one woman was doing. (Wait! Some insight; did you catch that?)
• Once Langston recognized the vic as one of his students, I had to wonder (yet again), why he was allowed to remain on the case.
I know I beat this to death, but why can't the writers come up with ways for the CSIers to connect emotionally with a case, like they did with Nick in the nifty chronology story a couple weeks ago, without going to the tired professional conflict? That's been getting really old. As a matter of fact, it's bordering on psuedo CSI cliche.
• Wrestling? Oy.
• Finally, what was up with the graphic shooting? It seemed like the audience was transported to a fairly tame rated-R film by showing the blood and bullet holes. I was stunned that was on prime time, even with all that's allowed on the Big 4 these days. I'm no prude, mind you, but still. …
Now, I'm going to hand it off to Tess (she didn't know about this — tee-hee!), since she e-mailed me to say she had a lot to say.
Check out her inevitable comments below — and post your own, of course. Pressure's on, readers!
Before I go, I'll provide some links to comic book- and film-related stories I've been geeked about: • The "Green Lantern: First Flight" DVD has been moved up one week. Here's the must-see trailer: http://comicbookresources.com/?page=video&show_id=76871 • Downey suits up as "Iron Man 2" starts filming — http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/F/FILM_IRON_MAN_2?SITE=KMOV&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT