major crimes season 2

D.O.A., A Reactionary Post

Major Crimes S2xE04, Episode Review
The Long Lost Husband

What this episode is about:
A Leopard Can’t change it’s spots
Jack + The Squad + Taylor
Sharon & Rusty talk about Jack
Jack + Rusty: The Fun Parent
Laura + Jim
Sharon + Jack
Provenza + Sharon + The Lieutant
Andy & Provenza & Jack
Andy’s Blood Pressure Meds
Sharon + Andy
(Betting with Toothpicks: The significance of them)
A scene made of gold

A Leopard can’t change it’s spots

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Your guide to summer TV(plus which cool actors have new gigs)

May 18:
The Bachelorette (ABC, Season 11 premiere)

May 19:
The Fighting Season (Audience Network, limited series premiere)

May 2o:
MasterChef (Fox, Season 6 premiere; two hours)
500 Questions (ABC, series premiere)
Celebrity Wife Swap (ABC, Season 4 premiere)

May 21:
Braxton Family Values (WE tv, Season 4B premiere)
Cutting It: In the ATL (WE tv, series premiere)
What’s My Car Worth? (Velocity, Season 6 premiere)
Between (Netflix, series premiere)

May 22:
American Diner Revival (Food Network, series premiere)

May 25:
American Ninja Warrior (NBC, Season 2 premiere)
The Island (NBC, series premiere)
Texas Rising (History, limited series premiere)
Barmageddon (truTV, Season 1B premiere)

May 26:
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (Fox, series relaunch)
America’s Got Talent (NBC, Season 10 premiere)
I Can Do That (NBC, series premiere)
Extreme Weight Loss (ABC, Season 5 premiere)

May 27:
The Briefcase (CBS, series premiere)
Bullseye (Fox, series premiere)

May 28:
Aquarius (NBC, series premiere)

May 29:
Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars (WE tv, Season 3 premiere)

May 30:
The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (Lifetime, miniseries premiere)

May 31:
Halt and Catch Fire (AMC, Season 2 premiere)
Golan the Insatiable (Fox, series premiere)

June 1:
So You Think You Can Dance (Fox, Season 12 premiere)
The Whispers (ABC, series premiere)
Devious Maids (Lifetime, Season 3 premiere)
UnReal (Lifetime, series premiere)
T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle (VH1, Season 5 premiere)

June 2:
Chrisley Knows Best (USA, Season 3 premiere)
Royal Pains (USA, Season 7 premiere)
Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family, Season 6 premiere)
Stitchers (ABC Family, series premiere)- Allison Scagliotti
Secrets & Wives (Bravo, series premiere)
How to Be a Grownup (truTV, Season 2 premiere)

June 3:
Girl Code (MTV, Season 4 premiere)
Melissa & Joey (ABC Family, Season 4B premiere)
Baby Daddy (ABC Family, Season 4B premiere)

June 4:
Hannibal (NBC, Season 3 premiere)

June 5:
Sense8 (Netflix, series premiere)

June 6:
Power (Starz, Season 2 premiere)
Tabloid (Investigation Discovery, Season 3 premiere)

June 7:
The Da Vinci List (Ovation, series premiere)

June 8:
Major Crimes (TNT, Season 4 premiere)
Murder in the First (TNT, Season 2 premiere)
The Fosters (ABC Family, Season 3 premiere)
Becoming Us (ABC Family, series premiere)
Odd Mom Out (Bravo, series premiere)

June 10:
Skin Wars (GSN, series premiere)
Knockout (NuvoTV, Season 2 premiere)

June 11:
Beauty and the Beast (The CW, Season 3 premiere)
The Seventies (CNN, limited series premiere)

June 12:
Orange Is the New Black (Netflix, Season 3 premiere)
Defiance (Syfy, Season 3 premiere)
Dark Matter (Syfy, series premiere)
- Zoie Palmer
Hit Record on TV (Pivot, Season 2 premiere)
Secret Lives of Americans (Pivot, series premiere)

June 13:
Jonathan Strange And Mr. Norrell (BBC America, series premiere)

June 14:
Southern Uncovered With The Lee Bros. (Ovation, series premiere)

June 15:
Antiques Roadshow (PBS, Season 19 premiere)
The Making of the Mob: New York (AMC, series premiere)

June 16:
Rizzoli & Isles (TNT, Season 6 premiere)
Proof (TNT, series premiere)
Tyrant (FX, Season 2 premiere)
Clipped (TBS, series premiere)

June 17:
Deutschland 83 (SundanceTV, series premiere)

June 18:
Mistresses (ABC, Season 3 premiere)
The Astronaut Wives Club (ABC, series premiere) -Yvonne Strahovski
Complications (USA, series premiere) -Beth Riesgraf 

June 19:
Killjoys (Syfy, series premiere)

June 21:
Celebrity Family Feud (ABC, series  premiere)
BattleBots (ABC, series premiere)
True Detective (HBO, Season 2 premiere)
Ballers (HBO, series premiere)
The Brink (HBO, series premiere)- Jaimie Alexander, Carla Gugino
The Last Ship (TNT, Season 2 premiere; two hours)
Poldark on Masterpiece (PBS, series premiere)
The Crimson Field (PBS, series premiere)

June 22:
POV (PBS, Season 28 premiere)

June 23:
WWE Tough Enough (USA, series premiere)

June 24:
Big Brother (CBS, Cycle 17 premiere; two-night premiere continues June 25)
Suits (USA, Season 5 premiere)
Mr. Robot (USA, series premiere)
First Peoples (PBS, limited series premiere)

June 25:
Under the Dome (CBS, Season 3 premiere)
Boom! (Fox, series premiere)
Rookie Blue (ABC, Season 5 premiere)
Graceland (USA, Season 3 premiere)

June 26:
Love Thy Neighbor (OWN, Season 4 premiere)

June 28:
Humans (AMC, series premiere)
Falling Skies (TNT, Season 5 premiere)
Last Tango in Halifax (PBS, Season 3 premiere)

June 29:
Teen Wolf (MTV, Season 5A premiere)

June 30:
Zoo (CBS, series premiere)
Scream (MTV, series premiere)

The Haves and the Have Nots (OWN, Season 4 premiere)

July 1:
Extant (CBS, Season 2 premiere)
Operation Wild (PBS, limited series premiere)

July 2:
Food Fighters (NBC, Season 2 premiere)

July 6:
The Boris And Nicole Show (Fox, series premiere)
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW, Season 2 premiere)
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW, Season 11 premiere)

July 7:
Hollywood Game Night (NBC, Season 3 premiere)

July 8:
The Spoils Before Dying (IFC, miniseries premiere)
Catfish: The TV Show (MTV, Season 4B premiere)

July 9:
Dates (The CW, series premiere)
One Bad Choice (MTV, series premiere)
Teen Mom 2 (MTV, Season 6 premiere)
Dominion (Syfy, Season 2 premiere)
Rectify (SundanceTV, Season 3 premiere)

July 10:
Masters of Illusion (The CW, Season 2 premiere)

July 11:
Livin’ Lozada (OWN, series premiere)
Flex & Shanice (OWN, Season 2 premiere)

July 12:
Ray Donovan (Showtime, Season 3 premiere)
Masters of Sex (Showtime, Season 3 premiere)
Basketball Wives (VH1, Season 4 premiere)

July 13:
Running Wild With Bear Grylls (NBC, Season 2 premiere)
Monica the Medium (ABC Family, series premiere)

July 15:
The Jim Gaffigan Show (TV Land, series premiere)
Impastor (TV Land, series premiere)
Dating Naked (VH1, Season 2 premiere)
Twinning (VH1, series premiere)

July 16:
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (FX, series premiere)
Married (FX, Season 2 premiere)
Geeks Who Drink (Syfy, series premiere)
Impractical Jokers (truTV, Season 4B premiere)
Friends of the People (truTV, Season 2 premiere)

July 19:
Welcome to Sweden (NBC, Season 2 premiere)
Tut (Spike, event series premiere)

July 22:
Last Comic Standing (NBC, Season 9 premiere)
Candidly Nicole (VH1, Season 2 premiere)
Life on the Reef (PBS, limited series premiere)

July 26:
Stewarts & Hamiltons (E!, series premiere)

July 28:
Face Off (Syfy, Season 9 premiere)

July 29:
America’s Best Dance Crew All Stars: Road to the VMAs (MTV, series “reinvention”)
Fameless (truTV, series premiere)
Friends of the People (truTV, Season 2 premiere)

July 31:
Cold Justice (TNT, Season  premiere)
Cold Justice: Sex Crimes (TNT, Season 3B premiere)
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (Netflix, series premiere)

July TBA:
Gunslingers (American Heroes Channel, Season 2 premiere)

August 2:
Bachelor in Paradise (ABC, Season 2 premiere; two hours)
On the Record with Mick Rock (Ovation, series premiere)

August 3:
Significant Mother (The CW, series premiere)
Ice & Coco (Select Fox stations, start of three-week daily preview)

August 4:
Playing House (USA, Season 2 premiere)

August 5:
Mr. Robinson (NBC, series premiere)
The Carmichael Show (NBC, series premiere)
America’s Next Top Model (The CW, Cycle 22 premiere)
A Wicked Offer (The CW, series premiere)
Job or No Job (ABC Family, series premiere)

August 10:
She’s Got Game (VH1, series premiere)

August 11:
Next Step Realty: NYC (ABC Family, series premiere)

August 12:
Kevin From Work (ABC Family, series premiere)

August 17:
Chasing Life (ABC Family, Season 2 premiere)

August 18:
Startup U (ABC Family, Season 2 premiere)
Six Degrees of Everything (truTV, series premiere)
Hack My Life (truTV, Season 2 premiere)

August 20:
Documentary Now! (IFC, series premiere)

August 22:
Blunt Talk (Starz, series premiere)
Survivor’s Remorse (Starz, Season 2 premiere)

August 23:
Vicious (PBS, Season 2 premiere)

August 24:
Switched at Birth (ABC Family, Season 4 premiere)
Black Ink Crew (VH1, Season 4 premiere)

August 25:
Public Morals (TNT, series premiere)

August 31:
Todrick (MTV, series premiere)
Girl Code Live (MTV, series premiere)
Awkward (MTV, Season 5A premiere)
Faking It (MTV, Season 3 premiere)
Big Blue Live (PBS, limited series premiere)

August TBA:
From Wags to Riches With Bill Berloni (Discovery Family Channel, series premiere)

September 6:
The Art Of (Ovation, Season 5 premiere)

Summer TBA:
Fear the Walking Dead (AMC, series premiere) Alycia Debnam Carey
The Strain (FX, Season 2 premiere)
L.A. Hair (WE tv, Season 4 premiere)
The Seven Year Switch (FYI, series premiere)
Hell on Wheels (AMC, Season 5 premiere)

Major Crimes- Episode 219 (Season 2 finale) “Return to Sender, Pt 2” Extended Promo

The Deep End, A Reactionary Post

A Wedding and a Funeral

Major Crimes, S2xE8: Episode Review
Finding the words to tell their story

Parents and Pressure
Mateo + Dad
Jack + Rusty
Nicole’s wedding
Sharon and Provenza conspire

Sharon and Andy…and so a relationship begins with a wedding

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There's No Place Like Home, A Reactionary Post

Let’s Party with the crew of Prognosis Homicide!

Major Crimes, S2xE9: Episode Review

That Amazing Cast of Prognosis Homicide
Wresting with age, Not past their prime
The Concept of Home
Lust is in the air…

(FYI this is rather image heavy)

After The Deep End’s heavy heavy episode - we dive into comedy. One thing that this show does very well is balance out it’s heaviness with it’s lighter episodes. Something a little show called Deep Space Nine was so also very good at as well. And if you know anything from me in this blog it’s that I’m a huge fan of that show. Seriously go watch it. I’ll wait. 

Instead of the show opening up at the scene of a murder - we get Provenza at the shooting range. It’s a nice change of pace because sometimes I think that this show follows too much a pattern.

You have to give the props department their due. Their so creative, this board stands out so much because they can’t show a penis on cable tv. So instead they take that part of the photo of their dead guy out and replace…with a leaf. ;)

So obviously a crack at them not being allowed to show the guys penis. They can blow some guys head away but penis’ and vagina’s shown in a non sexual way are off limits?

Also you have to love Mike’s facial expression here. 

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Rules of Engagement, A Reactionary Post

She realized that her prince was really a beast…

Major Crimes, S2xE7: Episode Review
What this episode is about:

The Dysfunctional Family
Sharon & Taylor
Sharon, Jack and Rusty
Waking up from the Love spell
Browning and his Fiance
Rusty + Kris
Julio + Emma
Sharon + Jack
Provenza owns Jack
Jack, Leaving for good
Squad Game: How stupid do you think I am?

The Dysfunctional Family

Sharon & Taylor
Always so much wanting to release their videos to the press. He loves using the press more than letting his own people do their jobs. Sharon is always much more strategic about when and when not to release videos and information. But for Taylor anytime the public is (possibly) in danger he wants the media’s attention on it. Sharon is trying to stop a gang war from happening before they have all of their ducks in a row.

Sharon, Jack and Rusty
I love how Sharon always sees right through Rusty. How many times have Emily and Ricky tried to pull ‘I’m sick, I can’t go to school.’? 

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I just found out that Provenza had a wife named Sharon...

I just found out that Provenza’s third wife was named Sharon and he remarked that she always had to be right. I wonder if Sharon Raydor reminds him too much of his ex-wife and that’s part of the reason why he’s so squicked out by Andy’s interest in her.

Backfire, A Reactionary Post

Okay, that may not have been the smartest idea…

Major Crimes, S2xE10: Episode Review

   (of a plan or action) rebound adversely on the originator; have the opposite effect to what was intended.

Actions that Backfire
Emma’s assumptions
Shaw’s Protection
The Judge vs The Lawyer
The Squad (Sharon & Andy) vs Taylor
A Scene Full of Gold

I love the intro it’s similar to ‘There’s no place like home’ although unlike that episode this one is a serious case. It really sets the mood. PAB is shut down, everyone has gone home for the day, except for them. It’s probably in the am, there’s takeout boxes on the table and their still negotiating with their suspect.
One thing I really love about the intro is that it really high lights how deserted PAB is. 99% of the shots in this show are of the actors so it’s really rare when there are no people in the scenes.

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Boys Will Be Boys, A Reactionary Post

She just wanted to be a girl.

Major Crimes, S2xE6: Episode Review
What this episode is about:

The Case: Lewis & Matt
The father’s speculation of the oddity of Michele’s death
Kris & Sharon
Parents disagreeing about their children
Michele’s Parents
Sharon & Jack
What type of parent I am
I’m a good parent
I’m not a good parent
Seeing their children in Michele
Julio the childless father
Andy + His Children
Sharon + Rusty
Love is blind!

Sharon & Andy

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  • <b> Mother:</b> what have you been doing these days my love?<p/><b>Me:</b> ....<p/><b>Me:</b> watching Major Crimes<p/><b></b> *Mother sighs and hangs up the phone*<p/><b>Me:</b> *continues to watch Major Crimes while crying because oh god Rusty*<p/>