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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, '19, 9:30 pm 
Did anyone else catch the season premiers of three Chicago based shows? Below are a few of my comments and wondering what will happen with the season fair warning might contain spoilers:

Med: A bit shocking at the end of the ep. We knew two of the doctors were going to be leaving. Just didn't expect it to be that dramatic. Looks like they have a new doctor joining the cast. The cancer story arch will a powerful but hard to watch for me.

Fire: This ep was hard to watch. I saw the cliffhanger at the end of the previous season so I knew things would be bad. Just didn't think it would be *that* bad. Cast changes happen and exits take place. But that one was a sucker punch. Too early to tell how the rest of the season will shape up. Casey might pull a Serveride in terms of how he handles things.

PD: This was more or less a typical PD ep. Twists and turns but everyone knew the outcome. What I don't fully know is Dawson's fate. I know the guy who played him left the show. Just not sure he will remain living or put on a bus to oblivion.

Bonus: Law & Order SVU: The ep was OK. But the show is sadly running out of gas. The story keeps feeling more and more forced. The writing has taken a major nose dive the last few seasons to the point that it really is hard to watch. Acting is decent. But their is very little in terms of character development.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, '19, 11:37 pm 
Rylen, I don't think I have watched any of those shows you mentioned. You describe them very well and they all sound interesting. I usually like med/police/fire related programs. They usually seem to be very popular. I will try and check them out if I get a chance.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, '19, 5:37 pm 
What I like about the Chicago shows is that they are interconnected. It is not uncommon to see characters cross over all the time. Case in point in the Med premier someone from PD and Fire showed up. That's how I got hooked on the other shows.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 4, '19, 3:25 pm 
A short recap of my thoughts of the newest eps:

Med: New doc has a chip on his shoulder but seems to be a good fit for the show. The cancer arch still hits close to home for me. I think we will be seeing some kind of "love triangle" play out with Halstead. So far some pretty good stuff. The Dr Manning arch is going to be a troubling one.

Fire: I was wrong about Casey. The Bret arch felt too rushed to have any kind of impact. Could tell who the new guy was going to be with in the first few moments of the show. The Severide on the boat felt kind of out of place with the rest of the ep. Didn't do much to advance the stories. The Mollie's bar arch was good and glad to see they are keeping it in the show. Seems to be a Dick Wolf trait as he had something like it in Homicide: Life on the Streets.

PD: This was pretty much a typical ep. Nothing really going on other than to introduce a new character. Not sure if she will last long. This show isn't afraid to bringing people in and then having them put in the bus to the parlor.

SVU: After what I felt was a lack luster season opener this ep was classic heart strings. The story was strong and over all good outcome. They even addressed one of the issues I had with the lack of detectives. A odd theory comes to mind given one of the flash backs. I'm wondering if they will be bringing back one of the previous detectives. But this is just pure speculation on my part.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 4, '19, 8:01 pm 
Sounds like some interesting shows, episodes, and characters Rylen.

Who are some of the actors on these shows? I wonder if I know any of them or have seen their work before?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, '19, 4:52 pm 
Today's recap:

Med: This ep had a few twists and turns. Also a few rather fun surprises. The main focuses were the new doc, Manning/Halstead interaction and of course the cancer arch. Over all not a bad ep.

Hallstead: Nick Gehlfuss
Manning: Torrey DeVitto
Crockett (new doc): Dominic Rains
Goodwin: S. Epatha Merkerson (she use to be on the original Law & Order)

Fire: Over all not a bad ep that was pretty low key. The main arch focused on the two paramedics with the back up story on the new fire fighter. He told a brave story on how he got in. But at the end of the ep you learn the truth which adds a heart breaking moment to the story.

Boden: Eamonn Walker
Bret: Kara Killmer
Severide: Taylor Kinney
Casey: Jesse Spencer

PD: The focus on this ep was the new recruit and her ability to fit in with the rest of the unit. They did explain why Dawson left the previous season with a simple one line. However it fit in with the characters sister leaving Fire a season or two before that.

Voight: Jason Beghe
Atwater: LaRoyce Hawkins
Upton: Tracy Spiridakos
Ruzek: Patrick Flueger

PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, '19, 4:18 pm 
Today's Recap:

This one will be a little bit different. The last few seasons the three shows do a epic level crossover event. In this case the lines between the three shows become rather blurred. Warning: This recap will contain some spoilers:

One Chicago: Infection!

Part I, Fire: The ep starts with the Fire Cast scroll. A typical foot ball game turns into chaos as someone shows up with a major infection. Not long after a couple is found deceased with the same kind infection. A few twists and turns and a fire at a collage sets the links into motion.

Part II, Med: With the severity of the infection now in place. Efforts are put into try and contain, identify, and find a proper treatment. A new doctor from the CDC shows up and turns out to be an old classmate of Halstead's. Their are a few stories that are heart breaking as you watch them unfold.

Part III, PD: At this final act is told from the eyes of PD as they now have a suspect in mind and a reason for it happening. The ep is some ways is not so much about the infection itself. But rather how our own fears can make even good people think and act in ways that go counter to our nature.

This cross over was extremely well thought out. Though most of the major story arch that were started this season did not advance much. This ep was also extremely gory for even Prime Time TV. as they showed the infection in vivid details. Even made my stomach turn a few times while watching. So if you decide to watch this later: you have been warned. In fact that was probably my only real complaint. The cast interaction was amazing. For me a cross over works when the lines of the shows are blurred. Even when the focus shifts from one cast to the next. This is why the ep stands out. Till next time.


PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, '19, 7:47 pm 
Sounds very interesting. I haven't had a chance to watch it yet but will try soon. I don't recognize any of those actor names listed above but I may recognize their faces when I see them. I used to like watching the tv program "ER" so I may like the Med part, and Police and fire shows are usually interesting.

Enjoying these show recaps. Thanks Rylen.

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