Dec 10th 2010 9:42PM Great acting, directing and best of all real writers who could create scripts... that's what made this a stand-out show. TNT set the bar for what a TV drama can be. This show and its great cast will be missed in a huge way. Can we at least hope that TNT has something else like it in the works? First Saving Grace goes, now The Closer. What is an educated adult supposed to watch now?
Nov 9th 2010 9:47AM Should I win this tree would not be for me but rather for a dear friend. She is an oustanding elementary school teacher who cannot seem to catch a break in life. Not that she complains, because she never does. She teaches in one of the best districts in our state yet lives in one of our worst neighborhoods because that is where her salary allows her own a home. She has an autistic son who at the age of 8 is just becoming verbal enough to talk about Santa. Nothing gets her down, nothing stops her, she is the most dedicated and impressive teacher, mom and woman I have ever had the pleasure to know. She is an inspiration and I would love to be able to show her that sometimes you do win!
Jan 20th 2010 3:53PM OMG... apparently you can only be a real man if you are spending outrageous amounts of money on yourself. Guys get over it. Carry whatever you want in whatever it fits in as long as looks decent (no WalMart bags please) and it's not in my purse!
Oct 14th 2008 6:03PM While it seems obvious to me as a responsible adult that McCain should win I cannot understand the course his campaign is taking. McCain is the ultimate bi-partisan leader, he makes tough decisions, takes the high road even when he knows it may not be the popular one and up until now hasn't been swayed by following the "republican" party line. Yet in his speeches and debates he cannot seem to transmit this information in a clean clear fashion to the general voting public. He is not a Bush Republican... as a matter of fact he isn't even particullary liked by the Republican leaders. I think he won the party's nomination BECAUSE of that fact that he is a non-republican Republican. He's as far from Bush as you can get and still be a party member. Somehow his campaign has forgotten that McCain has a number of great qualities that do indeed make him presidential. His experience, his ability to make a decision, his firm stand for things he believes in, his ability to cross party lines, his military background, his fiestiness and yes even his age... these are all pluses not negatives. We all applauded Reagan when he made sure the world knew his opinion of communism, when he made sure Russia knew he wouldn't back down. Yet somehow today we're afraid that McCain's firm opinions are a negative. I say give me a candidate with a firm opinion and not afraid to say it aloud. I don't want an Obama...I don't want someone who walks on eggs and is afraid of voicing a real opinion. I don't want a President who needs opinion poll results to figure out what to say. Give me McCain and his strong opinions anyday. At least I know where he really stands!
Jan 25th 2007 8:51PM The Today Show in general is losing appeal. I guess the new format doesn't have time for actual news or topical information - the show seems to be an early morning version of Entertainment Tonite combined with TV Guide. NBC promotes itself, it's sister stations and anything else corporately owned...the rest gets a quick :30 spot. The Today Show's current version of news and political interviews consist of someone interviewing Tim Russertt, Tom Brokaw or another of their own reporters who then tells you about their own show - or better still quoting a newspaper. Enough! Lets go back to reporters with brains looking for stories and giving the American public news. If I want Entertainment Tonite I'll turn it on. And if I want news from the NY Times I'll subscribe. This show used to give you a view of what was happening in the US and the world - now we get Matt and Meredith acting like long-lost high school buddies (yuk! you can't have instant comraderie with someone you've only just started working with - plus Meredith's lack of brains and personality is hindering all attempts at good tv) Katie should have been replaced by Anne - but Anne's been known to speak her mind on issues and I guess the corporate bigwigs don't always appreciate her honesty. Matt, Al and Anne are as strong as ever, the weak link is Meredith and she throws everyone off their game. Her interviewing style, lack of good questions and fawning over guests is pathetic. NBC needs to do better. Revamp quick or I'll just switch to our patheic local news - at least its news.