It was great to see Erica Durance back on TV. She played a disgraced CIA operative exiled in Cuba named Samantha Masters. She fell from grace because she got in a relationship with Bosley years ago but failed to catch him when he was a hacker hiding in Europe. Clark Kent wouldn't like that at all. Odd coincidence Erica Durance guest starred in an episode where the Angels were trying to rescue a character named "Tess".
We learned why Bosley works for Charlie; Bosley was also in a relationship with Charlie's dead daughter Elizabeth. Charlie kept Bosley out of prison in exchange for being the Boy Friday to the Angels. Also, when Bosley rented a van in Cuba, for some reason he rented the Mystery Machine.
As for The Beat Up Minka Kelly Show, "Angels in Chains" was a big letdown. Big. When the Angels go to Cuba and got sent to a women's prison, the warden Elizabeth Pena backhand slapped the bejesus out of Minka Kelly. But that was really it for Minka Kelly abuse. Later, Minka Kelly allows herself to be held hostage so the Angels, Bosley, and Durance can escape with all the American tourist girls held in the prison. It's implied the Big Bad beat up Minka Kelly but it all happened off screen. Weak.
On the other hand, for the first time ever, Rachael Taylor took a hit. The hit came from Minka Kelly, who bashed her in the head with a metal food tray to provoke a prison riot. Minka Kelly, paying the beating up forward.
Next week - and apparently there will be a next week - we meet Rachael Taylor's father, played by John Terry (Christian Shepherd from LOST)! Sweet. All the best Angels have daddy issues.
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That episode may still air, if it's in the can. Production is shut down but eight episodes have been shot and EW indicates ABC will still run what they've shot, unlike NBC with The Playboy Club episodes they already had finished.
Truth is, I like watching Charlie's Angels. I could watch Rachael Taylor and Minka Kelly all day long. They're so pretty. Rest assured, no one, as long as Charlie's Angels is on television, I will recap it for the board. I owe the Angels that much (no, I don't).
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Originally posted by CerebusI'm kinda curious about something John. What other new shows do you enjoy? I'm interested cause I wanna see if they get cancelled as well.
I really like Homeland on Showtime. That's the best new fall show I've been watching. I doubt that would be canceled. Pan Am being canceled would be more likely, but I hope that isn't the case since I have friends who work on that show.
The Playboy Club and Charlie's Angels weren't canceled because I'm watching, if I'm reading what you're inferring. They were canceled because audiences soundly rejected both shows upon arrival. I decided to ride on both Titanics knowing about the icebergs. It was an amusing ride while it lasted.
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borderline anorexic women in a boring plot. That's why this show failed.
The original Charlie's Angel's worked because having unbelievable looking women in that role wasn't the norm for TV then. And Kate Jackson you could argue wasn't even a bombshell. But even by the 3rd season of the original, people had enough, it was buried in ratings until canceled in the 5th season.
Originally posted by John OrquiolaIt's implied the Big Bad beat up Minka Kelly but it all happened off screen. Weak.(edited by John Orquiola on 13.10.11 1825)
I would never harm a hair on Minka Kelly's lovely head. Derek Jeter, however, I would happily punch.
"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
Not only that, but for the little bit we made it through, it was hard to tell if the singing scenes had anything to do, continuity-wise, with the scenes immediately before and after the song and dance. Conversation, random song, conversation.