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June 9, 2013

Who Is Red John?

I’m a big fan of The Mentalist. In the season 5 finale, we found out who’s on Jane’s list of suspects (which has been vouched for by the show’s creator, Bruno Heller). Given certain information, Jane was able to narrow the list of possibilities to seven. Here they are, along with the list of episodes each character appears in. I’ve tried googling “who is red john? episodes” and “suspected red john episodes” and all kinds of other things like that, to no avail. So although it’s way outside the normal realm of this blog, I thought I’d do a public service and post it. We’ll be back to regularly scheduled programming shortly.

Bret Stiles (Head of Visualize Self-Realization Church)

Season 2        Episode 20        Red All Over

Season 3        Episode 3       His Thoughts Were Red Thoughts

Season 4        Episode 16       The Blood on His Hands

Season 5        Episode 8       Red Sails in the Sunset

Gale Bertram (CBI Director)

Season 3        Episode 1                  Red Sky at Night

Episode 4                  Red Carpet Treatment

Episode 13                  Red Alert

Episode 16                  Red Queen

Episode 23                  Strawberries and Cream: Part 1

Episode 24                  Strawberries and Cream: Part 2

Season 4        Episode 1                  Scarlet Ribbons

Episode 2                  Little Red Book

Season 5        Episode 1                  The Crimson Ticket

Episode 3                  Not One Red Cent

Episode 14                  Red in Tooth and Claw

Ray Haffner (Former FBI Agent; former CBI Supervising Senior Agent; currently a private detective. Also, known Visualize member.)

Season 4       Episode 2             Little Red Book

Season 5       Episode 13            The Red Barn

 Reede Smith (FBI Agent)

Season 5       Episode 1                  The Crimson Ticket

Robert Kirkland (Homeland Security Agent)

Season 5       Episode 5       Red Dawn

Episode 7       If It Bleeds It Leads

Episode 8       Red Sails in the Sunset

Episode 16       There Will Be Blood

Episode 18       Behind the Red Curtain

Episode 19       Red Letter Day

Sheriff Thomas McAllister (Sheriff, obviously)

Season 1          Episode 2          Red Hair and Silver Tape

Brett Partridge (Forensics Tech, considered a Red John expert)

Season 1             Episode 1            Pilot

Season 2             Episode 23            Red Sky in the Morning

Season 5             Episode 15            Red Lacquer Nail Polish

Episode 22            Red John’s Rules

September 27, 2012

i would like to rescind my previous comments

There is no way that Criminal Minds can give me a headache like the one I have from watching SVU just now. I do not know why somebody in production thought it would be cool to shoot SVU like a soap opera (complete with crappy acoustics), but someone somewhere is responsible for this headache.

Plus, a 2 hour premiere? That was a little much. (Sorry, Mariska. I really do like you.)

September 26, 2012

Ramblings on a New TV Season

As you can imagine, 3+ months in bed yields quite a bit of hobby time. When you can’t move very much, your hobbies are somewhat limited, so I’ve been mostly reading, watching tv and movies, playing Catan on my cell phone (there’s an app for that! hallelujah!), needlepointing, and messing around on Pinterest.

I have a DVR in my room, so I can keep TV watching on my schedule, and not on the acronyms’ schedule. (This is especially important when I crash and burn, and need to nap despite the airing of the season premiere of Castle.

Tuesday nights are going to be light this season for the DVR – only has to record one 30-minute episode. But Wednesday nights… holy moley. I have to make choices. I never thought I’d say this, but there is too much good stuff to choose from airing at the same time.

Tonight is the whopper: Modern Family, Criminal Minds, and Law and Order: SVU all premiere tonight at 8. My poor DVR only records 2 shows at a time. The only way I can see around this problem is to watch the SVU premiere (2 whole hours of busting bad guys and putting them away) in another room (if I can bear sitting on a couch) while the DVR records Modern Family and Criminal Minds.

But this is no long-term solution. SVU will air at 8. Modern Family will air at 8. Criminal Minds will air at 8. What’s a girl to do?

I think the time has come for me to admit that Criminal Minds is a show I like to watch random reruns of. Maybe someday I’ll borrow some DVDs and watch a season straight through. The truth is, though, that Mandy Pantikin (who was Inigo Montoya! I had no idea until yesterday!!!) isn’t on the show anymore, and that’s probably why Criminal Minds has been relegated to the “Better Than Eh” list. A great actor playing a great character – love to see that. But Matthew Gray Gubler can’t make up for Pantikin’s absence, and I guess I’ll be skipping Criminal Minds this season.

See what profound thoughts I have in between saying the wrong words and having weird dreams?