Average User Score: 9.3May 6, 2011This show is the best. If you have not watched it yet you should. Timothy Olyphant has been compared to the young Clint Eastwood. I wouldThis show is the best. If you have not watched it yet you should. Timothy Olyphant has been compared to the young Clint Eastwood. I would agree, with the added comment that Timothy Olyphant is a really good actor. Justified is far superior to The Shield in my opinion and I am so happy that it will have a third season. The combination of humor, tension and character development is just unequalled on TV.
The decision to keep Walton Goggins in the neither totally good nor totally bad character of Boyd Crowder was genious. The writing is solid with Olyphant pulling off some of the funniest lines outside a comedy format and each season's story is completed within the 13 episodes with usually just one little thread left to continue into the next season. Love it.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.0May 6, 2011This is good television, not great television. Personally I liked Rubicon a lot more than this AMC show.
Filmed in Canada with a mostlyThis is good television, not great television. Personally I liked Rubicon a lot more than this AMC show.
Filmed in Canada with a mostly Canadian cast (just like The X Files) the acting is wonderful, the pacing is appropriate to the premise but some of the investigative plotting is questionable and weak. I am suspicious of the fact that they are encouraging viewers to be interactive in solving the crime. Do the producers even know who did it? Or is America going to decide? Is this Dancing With the Stars for crime drama buffs?… Expand
Average User Score: 6.8Dec 23, 2010I have watched Law and Order since the first episode in the fall of 1990.
I like this British cast and they bring the stories a new slant butI have watched Law and Order since the first episode in the fall of 1990.
I like this British cast and they bring the stories a new slant but I was hoping this show would have it's own original stories. I watch the show and I already know what the story is. The only difference is how the British legal system works. The producers seem to want to pay homage to the US productions so we see lots of walking and drinking of coffee in the streets of London. It also seems curious that most of the stories they have chosen to adapt have been about the cases that the DA (Crown Prosecutors) loses. I love the theme music, though. Very appropriate for a British program. I would like to see them take the idea and make it their own.… Expand
Average User Score: 9.1Dec 23, 2010I was intrigued by the teasers for this show and since I am a life long Holmesian I had to watch.
This is brilliant. Dominc Cumberbatch'sI was intrigued by the teasers for this show and since I am a life long Holmesian I had to watch.
This is brilliant. Dominc Cumberbatch's Holmes is the absolute pitch perfect 21st century "edtiion".
I love the lighting and the ways they bring in hints from Victorian times like Cumberbatch's hair cut and that wonderful swirling overcoat and scarf he wears. His body movement is amazing. He BECOMES Holmes and yet definitely puts his own stamp on the character and it's a deliberately modern stamp....AND the great thing is you buy it....you go with it ....he just takes you away. The long suffering Watson is now the tough guy partner who will not hesitate to use force and he always has his partner's back. Watching him at first so sad, war weary and skeptical and then becoming mesmerised by Holmes' impossible knack for pursuing excitement and danger was a treat. The stories are modern takes on the originals so you see events and hear names that harken back to the books.
So many wonderful films and TV shows come out of the UK and we love them for it.....but this? This is a wonder on so many levels. I had to watch the first episode twice because I couldn't believe how brilliant it was. Thank you Masterpiece Mystery for this wonderful realisation of our beloved Sherlock.… Expand
Average User Score: 3.0Dec 23, 2010This show is just not good. I watched the entire "season" (hoping for more) and was embarrassed the whole way through. Host Vernon Kaye isThis show is just not good. I watched the entire "season" (hoping for more) and was embarrassed the whole way through. Host Vernon Kaye is an annoying sock puppet of a fellow and Tannith Belbin has a screechy way about her that grates on the nerves. Some of her critiques seemed to have nothing to do with reality. I have skated all my life and it takes years of training to achieve some of the moves these people were expected to learn in a few weeks. Consequently the edge went to the women who could be lifted into pretty poses by their professional male partners and with the exception of the winner, had to do very little else of consequence except stay on their feet.
The judges are a weird trio of folks, of whom Johnny Weir makes the most sense, and he is way too nice. The female judge has no business on a skating show and Dick Button perpetually looks like he doesn't know how he ended up there.
For a true fan of figure skating this was just painful to watch. From people getting hurt to Vince Neil lumbering around while his partner did all the work, to Sean Young tortuously paired with a shorter smaller partner, all amid covers of tunes coming from nowhere....was there an orchestra somewhere?
There is, of course, the inevitable comparison to Dancing With The Stars and this show is just a whisper of a shadow of it's more mature sister.
The drama is just as manufactured and choreographed but DWTS has a lot more class and you do come to care about the contestants (love them or hate them).
Skating With The Stars produced a feeling of indifference in me and I can only equate my continued viewing to slowing down at a bad traffic accident. You shouldn't want to look but you end up staring to see just how bad it is. Also there is nothing else to watch on Monday nights.
I am hoping it does not return but, producers....if you must? A few tips.
The theme music is cheesy.
Trying to look and sound like DWTS is probably a mistake...find another formula. Your whole "vibe" is DWTS Junior.
Find a different host. Get a lower key Brit or American. Someone with class.
Tone down Tannith's voice, SOMEHOW.
Have three skating judges. That dancing judge was clueless, too fond of her own voice and opinions and made watching the judging a chore. Also many times what the judges said had nothing to do with how they scored.
The ice size is just too small. If you can't build a bigger rink then maybe you should not be doing this show.
The only good thing that happened is that the correct person won. No other skater came close to what she achieved.
Oh and PLEASE....that trophy.....also awful...not even kitschy...just sort of big and ugly and weird.… Expand