Wednesday, September 21, 2016

It's that time again

Actually, the new fall TV season snuck up on me last night. I had two shows to view and I had to stay up until 10. I know!

I watched the debut of Michael Weatherly's (formerly very Special Agent Tony DiNozzo on NCIS) Bull. Lead character Dr. Jason Bull has quite the operation going on at Trial Analysis Corporation. He and his team use advanced technology, psychology and much more to sort out which team each juror in the courtroom will side with. His firm has a courtroom set where they conduct mock trials based on the actual trials that he and his team are dealing with. There are cameras set up and the "mirror jury" is analyzed in such a meticulous manner to match up exactly with the real jury that's been selected for the case, down to their personal characteristics, likes/dislikes and behavior. Based on all this analysis, Bull is able to identify which of them will side with the prosecution and which will side with the defense.

It's actually scary the knowledge they accumulate on people and I'm sure by this point it's real what they do on the big trials. I would watch the next episode.

And surprise! The new season of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D started last night in its new time slot of 9pm. Not much to say about this episode one.

 It was mainly just introducing a new character to this show but well-established in the Marvel universe, Ghost Rider, and establishing where all our regular characters are since the last we saw them. Some funny scenes with Fitz not expecting to see a naked female robot/cyborg/AI ...

....and nice to see Fitz and Simmons in a calm, happy place after we’ve opened seasons with Fitz suffering severe brain damage and Simmons trapped on a hostile alien world, so seeing the duo happy, in bed together, discussing football, it’s all kind of refreshing. We know it can’t last, but for the moment, it’s good to see something going right for these crazy kids.

It can't last. Just warning ya.

Oh, hey, while we're on TV shows, NCIS Los Angeles has a two hour premiere on Sunday. So I'm sneaking a Deeks.

Of COURSE it's also the first night of Poldark season 2 on PBS.

And the season premiere of Once Upon a Time but I'm not as enthusiastic about that one because last season was not that great. These people, I tell ya.

I'm just about finished with THE ABSENT ONE by Jussi Adler-Olsen. This was a digital loan from the library and I almost didn't read it which would have been a shame. It has grabbed my attention. It should be right up my alley with cold cases as the focus but it is on the back burner for me, in general.

I'll be starting THE KEPT WOMAN by Karin Slaughter. 6th of 6 in series combining the two series leads Dr. Sara Linton, a pediatrician and coroner in Grant County, Georgia, and Will Trent, an agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, in Atlanta

With the discovery of a murder at an abandoned construction site, Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is brought in on a case that becomes much more dangerous when the dead man is identified as an ex-cop. Studying the body, Sara Linton—the GBI’s newest medical examiner and Will’s lover—realizes that the extensive blood loss didn't belong to the corpse. Sure enough, bloody footprints leading away from the scene indicate there is another victim—a woman—who has vanished . . . and who will die soon if she isn’t found.Will is already compromised, because the site belongs to the city’s most popular citizen: a wealthy, powerful, and politically connected athlete protected by the world’s most expensive lawyers—a man who’s already gotten away with rape, despite Will’s exhaustive efforts to put him away. But the worst is yet to come. Evidence soon links Will’s troubled past to the case . . . and the consequences will tear through his life with the force of a tornado, wreaking havoc for Will and everyone around him, including his colleagues, family, friends—and even the suspects he pursues. 

Published 2016, it has 480 pages.  I hope Slaughter hasn't lost her touch with Will since she hasn't written in this series for three years; he's one of my favorite characters.

It's dark and cool and misting out. Wasted at work once again. Should be home reading and napping and cuddling with dogs and having tea. Bah.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

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