Timothy Dalton and Linda Hamilton join in the fun, and Chuck and Sarah get hitched and
What did everybody think of Marg Helgenberger's farewell?
I don't write about "CSI" very often, but wanted to note tonight's departure of Marg Helgenberger from the cast after over 260 episodes. William Peterson's been gone a while now, and though Ted Danson has worked out quite well after the problematic Laurence Fishburne era(*), Catherine has been just as important to the show as the various leading men. Where Grissom exemplified the brains, Catherine (who was very smart in her own right) was where the heart was centered. Among the reasons I've always preferred original recipe "CSI" to the spin-offs is that I liked the characters better, and Catherine and the way she related to everyone else was a huge part of that.
What did everybody think of the new FOX drama?
I posted my review of FOX's "Touch" yesterday. Now it's your turn. How did you feel about Kiefer Sutherland in a slightly un-Bauer-ish role? Did you like the clockwork plot, or did it strike you as contrived? Did you feel moved or manipulated by the big closing moments? Did you enjoy the Kring-ian moments or did it feel too much like "Heroes" for you? Did you believe the way things turned out (particularly involving the Chris Rock fan)? And are you looking forward to seeing more episodes starting in March?
Have at it.
David Milch/Michael Mann drama brings the world of horseracing to life
- Critic's Rating A-
- Readers' Rating B+
Sherman has a bad day, Adams takes a dive and the precinct gets a new captain
Chuck gets a nemesis, Sarah and Chuck get other love interests, and the series gets two different finales
'It takes two big men to fill Margo's shoes,' he says
Carla Gugino and Mykelti Williamson stop by a packed episode
Drama gets off to good start, but can 'Heroes' creator Tim Kring make it work long-term?
- Critic's Rating B-
- Readers' Rating B+
In the new FOX drama "Touch," Kiefer Sutherland plays a single dad whose son Jake — diagnosed for much of his life as severely autistic — is revealed to have a special, near-superhuman ability to identify and manipulate the patterns in the universe that appear to most of us to be a series of isolated, random events.
With money, time and inspiration, the series delivers its strongest season