SONY INC V. NORTH KOREA V. FILM “THE INTERVIEW”

HERE’S MY PROBLEM WITH WHAT HAPPENED IN THE HACKING OF SONY COMPUTERS

AMERICA THINKS NORTH KOREA HIRED A HACKER TO HACK SONY PICTURES

BECAUSE THEY DID NOT WANT THE PICTURE THAT WAS TO START CHRISTMAS DAY 2014 TO TAKE OFF – THAT PICTURE IS CALLED “THE INTERVIEW”

SONY IS FULL OF AWHOLES – WHY?

WHY COULDN’T THEY JUST MAKE UP THE NAME OF A FICTITIOUS COUNTRY INSTEAD OF NAMING “NORTH KOREA” AND IT’S RIDICULOUS MORONIC AND PARANOID COMMIE ASSHOLE FATSO WITH BAD HAIRCUT – EMPEROR DICKWAD UN

UN LOSER

HE’S A DICKtator – what do you expect?

Why didn’t SONY create a fictitious country?

They are so stupid they deserve to be hacked.

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the New Yorker magazine

There’s no way to talk about “The Interview” without discussing in detail the dénouement and the ending. Those are the crucial parts of the film, the best parts of the film, and the ones that have reportedly aroused the most controversy within Sony, the film’s producer and distributor. It’s unclear how many people will even get to see “The Interview.” As I write this, Sony has cancelled the release of the film and North Korea has been linked to the Sony hacking by the U.S. government.

The subject of the movie, as everyone knows by now, is an entertainment reporter and host of a celebrity-centric talk show, Dave Skylark (James Franco), who learns that he’s a favorite of the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. Skylark and his producer, Aaron Rapaport (Seth Rogen), a tabloid-TV adept who aspires to serious journalism, get in touch with a North Korean office in the hope of interviewing Kim. When their plans are approved, the two are contacted by the C.I.A., whose agents persuade them to accept the mission of killing Kim.

This bare-bones synopsis doesn’t do justice to a story that is as much about the policies of the United States as those of North Korea. The film’s comic setup is built around the unfunny idea of North Korea’s ramped-up nuclear arsenal and the notion that its missiles can reach the West Coast. As Kim’s threats grow increasingly hectic, the C.I.A. asserts that a moderate dissident faction within the regime is ready to take over, but doesn’t dare act against Kim personally. What follows is a lot of clattery, only intermittently funny comic riffing by Rogen and Franco as they play bumbling but well-meaning bourgeois nerds who are forced into physical action. Yet Rogen and Evan Goldberg—the movie’s directors and the co-writers of the story, along with Dan Sterling (who wrote the screenplay)—take seriously, in their own soft-handed way, the movie’s underlying question: When is it legitimate to kill the sitting leader of another country?

“The Interview” is a post-9/11 and, especially, a post-Iraq War meditation on a pre-9/11 theme: What should be done about a belligerent government (as opposed to an Al Qaeda-like non-state group) that poses a threat to the United States? More precisely: At what point is an act of war—because, of course, that’s what the planned assassination is—justified? As it turns out, the Rogen-Goldberg standard is a very high one (when the U.S. is in grave, imminent danger), and a counterfactual one (in the service of comedy, the film overhypes the North Korean threat). The filmmakers have talked about the research that went into their construction of the comic portrait of Kim and the movie’s depiction of North Korean society, but most of the film’s action—and, in particular, the film’s climactic events—are utter fantasy.

Spoilers, as promised: Dave Skylark and Kim hit it off—they have a sort of bromantic connection—and Kim presents himself as a kind of Red Star frat boy, an unhappy heir with unresolved daddy issues. Skylark comes to recognize that their emotional bond is a ruse—that he has been seduced by the dictator, whose sympathetic personal self-presentation is a smoke screen to obscure his policies—but he doesn’t take the chance to kill Kim.

Instead, Skylark and Rapaport take action against Kim only in extremis, when he’s in the midst of an actual, literal, finger-on-the-trigger countdown for a nuclear attack against the United States. Here’s what happens: Kim is in a helicopter, in contact with his nuclear-command center. The directors show a military officer with his finger poised above the launch button, and intercut to Kim counting down with his orders. Skylark and Rapaport are in a functioning, weaponized tank (a gift from Stalin to Kim’s grandfather, Kim Il-sung) and, to prevent the nuclear attack, they launch a shell from the tank that incinerates Kim’s helicopter—and Kim.

That climactic scene is the one that was at the center of controversy between the film’s directors and its producers at Sony. The shell that’s launched from the tank flies toward Kim’s helicopter in super-slow motion. When the shell strikes, the helicopter bursts into flames (again, in slow motion). Then there’s a cut to Kim, whose countdown is about to reach zero. What results is a moment of grotesque comedy that shocked me with its gory audacity: the wave of heat and shock makes Kim’s face waver—then his hair, eyebrows, and even skin begin to catch fire.

Apparently, Rogen and Goldberg had gone further: the New York Timesreports that Kazuo Hirai, Sony’s C.E.O., “insisted over the summer that a scene in which Mr. Kim’s head explodes when hit by a tank shell be toned down to remove images of flaming hair and chunks of skull.” In the cut that I saw, at a press screening last week, there was a little bit of flaming hair and even flaming flesh—but no chunks of skull or other mutilations.

Rogen and Goldberg offer a comedic dramatization of a political principle that would pass muster over craft beers in a liberal barroom: the killing of a foreign leader, or an act of war, would be justified if and only if an attack were verifiably imminent. In effect, the filmmakers are responding to the past decade of American foreign policy. They are retroactively opposing the Iraq War without declaring themselves absolutely opposed to war. They’re asserting a liberal muscularity of readiness to take action in the face of a verifiable immediate threat. They don’t involve the U.N., they don’t invoke diplomacy, they don’t assert a principle of pacifism but affirm a policy of prudent and patient but ready and robust defense.

On the other hand, the filmmakers have other arrows in their quiver—the ones provided to them by Hollywood itself, the power of the mass media—and this power is the main subject of the film. Once inside North Korea, Skylark and Rapaport decide to combat Kim not with the literal poison that the C.I.A. has provided but with their own skills—the power of the poison press.

The condition placed on their interview, of course, is that the questions be scripted. Kim will answer the softball questions in such a way as to present himself internationally as a reasonable and regular guy, and to present himself simultaneously at home as an internationally respected figure. But the American duo discover that they have a friend inside Kim’s regime—their official handler, Sook (played by Diana Bang), who is actually a secret opponent of Kim and who, at the critical moment, takes Skylark and Rapaport’s side (indeed, with an act of violence).

So, under the protection of Sook, who is in charge of North Korea’s TV studio, the interview that Skylark administers to Kim actually becomes a hard-hitting interview (of sorts). Although Kim manages to parry questions of policy, his character is held up to ridicule, which is no news around the world but a shock to his subjects. The result is in an instantaneous nationwide revolt. The subject of “The Interview” is the political impact on North Korea of a worldwide media event such as “The Interview” itself.

The threat posed by “The Interview” to the real Kim Jong-un isn’t just that it holds him up to ridicule, but that it could subject him to ridicule at home—not least, by dramatizing that prospect. Before the movie’s release was cancelled,news broke that human-rights activists were planning to airlift DVDs of the film into North Korea, via hydrogen balloons, when the disks came on the market. Park Sang Hak, who runs Free North Korea, the organization behind the plan, is, according to the Hollywood Reporter, “a former government propagandist who escaped to South Korea.” He is perhaps uniquely placed to recognize the power of such ridicule.

Which leads to another question: Why isn’t the movie actually very funny?

Rogen is, to my mind, an authentically, irrepressibly funny person—who at times tries to do too good a job of repressing it. His comedic inclinations seem even to trouble him. He sometimes performs with an angel perched on one shoulder—a triumphant angel who knocked the devil off the other. The ethical strain in Rogen’s comedy is central to his persona. Judd Apatow has made decisive use of this side of Rogen’s character in “Knocked Up” and “Funny People.”

In “The Interview,” Rogen deals with power even at its most extreme—international politics, nuclear weapons, the global media—yet there’s something inescapably small, even embarrassed, about the movie’s approach to it. The movie isn’t reduced just by its sketch-like comedy but by its ingratiating tone. It reflects an absence of temptation, an aversion to anarchy, overflow, id. It’s a comedy of responsibility. The irony is how its one moment of recklessly ecstatic excess—the sadistic destruction of Kim’s face—seems to have led to its downfall.

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THE PROBLEM I HAVE WITH SONY PULLING THE FLICK IS THAT IT IS GIVING INTO TERRORIST THAT ARE HACKER’S DEMANDS.

IN SHORT THIS IS WHAT I HAVE TO SAY TO DIPSTICK UN

YOU ARE A LOSER – HE’S THE ZUCKERBERG OF HIS GENERATION IN NORTH KOREA

YOU ARE A LOSER WHEN YOU HAVE TO HIRE A HACKER TO INFILTRATE AN AMERICAN COMPANY WITH WHOM YOU HAVE A DISAGREEMENT

WE DON’T ALL WANT TO SEE YOU DIE ASSWIPE

WE JUST WANT YOU, JR, TO STAY IN NORTH KOREA AND KILL OFF ALL YOUR RELATIVES

AND PLEASE DO NOT PROCREATE – THERE ARE ENOUGH DEVILS OUT IN THE WORLD WITH YOUR TYPE OF BACKGROUND. WE DON’T NEED MORE OF YOU.

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Every Big Theater Chain Just DroppedThe Interview

America’s five biggest theater chains have all dropped The Interview from their lineups after a group of anonymous hackers threatened violence against any theater caught screening the film. According to The Hollywood Reporter,Regal Entertainment, AMC Entertainment, Cinemark, Carmike Cinemas, and Cineplex Entertainment have all pulled the film, which was set to debut on Christmas Day; the movie’s New York premiere, which was also threatened, was canceled on Tuesday. Though the hackers told Sony to “remember the 11th of September, 2001,” the Department of Homeland Security insists there is “no credible intelligence to indicate an active plot against movie theaters within the United States.”

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NOT ONLY DID THE HACKER SO CALLED TERRORIST WIN – SONY SHOULD LEAVE THE USA AND GO BACK TO JAPAN – WHAT THE FUCK WERE THEY THINKING?

Sony pictures is at fault for allowing a film NAMING DIRECTLY UN & his country NORTH KOREA as the main subject of this film. They are supposed to be creative yet these producers writing this screenplay used a real country and a real person at the head of it – dictator instead of making up a fictitious name?

But with all the “protections” America is supposed to have on the internet foreign hackers hired by UN, a paranoid depressive commie dictator was able to hire these people and now they are threatening Sony Pictures?

Sony should close up shop and return to Japan with their heads between their legs. I find it laughable but I’d be insincere if I didn’t write that I am just as equally disgusted with how the Homeland Security handled this as well as Sony Pictures.

This picture was doomed from the start. I will bet that these so called producers are 20 years old working with their parents millions.

RUSSIA IS SINKING LIKE A STONE & I’M CALLING IT “KARMA!”

RUSSIA IS LOSING IT’S LITTLE MIND

THEIR RUBLE IS SINKING LIKE A STONE

THEIR ECONOMY IS BEING BLINDSIDED AND PUTIN BETTER START WORRYING ABOUT HIS PEOPLE

BURNING HIS LITTLE BIG CHEST

AT THE STAKE

FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE

TALK ABOUT GOING DOWN IN FLAMES FOR BEING AN ARSE!

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THE UKRAINE IS LAUGHING AT FUGLY PUTIN & COMPANY

GOOGLE, APPLE AND IKEA ARE AMONG THE STORES THAT ARE EITHER RAISING PRICES OR PULLING OUT OF THE SUPER POWER

POOR RUSSIA – GO FUCK YOURSELVES – WELCOME TO KARMA LAND

COURTESY OF “THE UNIVERSE”

Russians Rush To Stores As Country Fears Bank Run

Posted: 12/17/2014 8:33 am EST Updated: 38 minutes ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian consumers flocked to the stores Wednesday, frantically buying a range of big-ticket items to pre-empt the price rises kicked off by the staggering fall in the value of the ruble in recent days.

As the Russian authorities announced a series of measures to ease the pressure on the ruble, which slid 15 percent in the previous two days and raised fears of a bank run, many Russians were buying cars and home appliances — in some cases in record numbers — before prices for these imported goods shoot higher.

The Swedish furniture giant IKEA already warned Russian consumers that its prices will rise Thursday, which resulted in weekend-like crowds at a Moscow store on a Wednesday afternoon.

 Shops selling a broad range of items were reporting record sales — some have even suspended operations, unsure of how far the ruble will sink. Apple, for one, has halted all online sales in Russia.

“This is a very dangerous situation. We are just a few days away from a full-blown run on the banks,” Russia’s leading business daily Vedomosti said in an editorial Wednesday. “If one does not calm down the currency market right now, the banking system will need robust emergency care.”

Alyona Korsuntseva, a shopper at IKEA in her 30s, said the current jitters surrounding the Russian economy reminded her of the 1998 Russian crisis when the ruble tumbled following the government’s default on sovereign bonds.

“What’s pressuring us is the fact that many people (back then) rushed to withdraw money from bank cards, accounts,” she says. “We want to safeguard ourselves so that things wouldn’t be as bad they were back then.”

Consumers are buying durable goods as they are seen as better investments than most Russian stocks. And, an overwhelming majority of Russians cannot afford to buy land or real estate.

Earlier this week, the ruble suffered catastrophic losses as traders continued to fret over the combined impact of low oil prices and Western sanctions over Russia’s involvement in Ukraine’s crisis.

Some signs emerged Wednesday that the ruble’s freefall may have come to an end and the currency could recover, at least in the short-term. After posting fresh losses early Wednesday, the ruble rallied more than 10 percent to around 60 per dollar at 9 p.m. Moscow time (1800 GMT, 1 p.m. EST).

Analysts credited a series of reassuring statements from the Central Bank and the government for the improving ruble backdrop.

First, Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseyev said the government will sell foreign currency from its own reserves “as much as necessary and as long as necessary.”

Then the Central Bank announced an expanded series of measures to help calm the situation such as giving banks more freedom to increase interest rates on retail deposits and offering them more flexibility to deal with the ruble’s depreciation on their balance sheets.

Neil Shearing, chief emerging markets economist at London-based Capital Economics, said the “authorities have at last started to develop a strategy for containing the effects of the ruble’s collapse on the banking system and wider economy.”

Tom Levinson, chief foreign exchange and rates strategist at Sberbank CIB, agreed, saying the Central Bank could ease pressure on the ruble, even without massively spending its reserves.

“If they can provide measures that help secure the banking sector, provide confidence to investors and also to the population as a whole … that could be the first toward stabilizing the situation,” Levinson said in an interview. “Long way to go, but we are seeing some positive steps at last.”

The ruble’s tailspin continued Tuesday, despite a surprise move by Russia’s Central Bank to raise its benchmark interest rate to 17 percent from 10.5 percent — a move aimed to make it more attractive for currency traders to hold onto their rubles.

Should the current attempts to shore up the ruble fail, then the Russian authorities could be imposing capital controls.

However, Russia’s Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev has denied the government is considering doing so. While easing pressure on the ruble, the move would shatter Russia’s already tarnished reputation to investors.

Russian officials, meanwhile, have sought to project a message of confidence on state television, dwelling on the advantages of ruble devaluation, such as a boost to domestic manufacturing.

There are fears that the ruble could come under further pressure this week as President Barack Obama is expected to sign legislation authorizing new economic sanctions against Russia.

Whatever happens with the ruble, the Russian economy is set to shrink next year by 0.8 percent, even if oil prices stay above $80 per barrel. If oil prices stay at the current level of around $60, the Central Bank said the Russian economy could contract by nearly 5 percent.

The German government’s coordinator for relations with Russia, Gernot Erler, said the economic crisis in Russia was largely the result of the drop in oil prices, not the sanctions imposed by the West.

“It’s an illusion to think that if the sanctions were to fall away tomorrow, the Russian economy would suddenly be all right again,” Erler told rbb-Inforadio on Wednesday.

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Vladimir Kondrashov and Vladimir Isachenkov in Moscow and Frank Jordans in Berlin contributed to this report.

AGGGH, THE REPUBS ARE GONNA HAVE A FIELD DAY ON CUBA!

PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS RESTORED OUR POLITICAL RELATIONSHIP WITH CUBA WITH THE HELP OF A POPE, SECRETARY KERRY, RAUL CUBA (THE BROTHER OF THE COMMUNIST) & BARTER/TRADE.

MEANWHILE REPUBS – MARCO RUBIO – WHO CLAIMS HE CAME TO AMERICA UNDER CASTRO & LIED – IS FURIOUS; DEMOCRAT MENENDEZ – ALSO A CLASS A DOUCHE IS WARY AND HATES CASTRO’S CUBA & TED CRUZ WHO COMES FROM CANADA BY WAY OF

HELL

IS UPSET

OUR POLITICAL PRISONER ALLAN GROSS WAS RELEASED THIS MORNING AFTER BEING IMPRISONED THERE FOR SPYING OVER 5 YEARS IN THEIR JAILS THERE. HE WAS SWAPPED FOR 3 POLITICAL PRISONERS THAT ARE CUBAN BEING HELD IN GUANTANAMO BAY

AND LET’S FACE IT

OBAMA DOES NOT WANT TO CLOSE GUANTANAMO BAY COS WERE ARE  WE GONNA PUT THESE TERRORISTS AND WHERE ELSE CAN WE TORTURE THEM WITH SUCH GREAT SUCCESS? (total sarcasm)

So I’m sure the lampooning will begin and impeachment processes for Obama’s head courtesy of the Repubs in Congress. It’s gonna be a zoo for a coupla days people.

This is your heads up – Fried Obama for Xmas.

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Personally, I have a let’s wait and see attitude because really we scooped up Cuba before Putin could win them over and it’s better to have an ally 90 miles in our hood than not.

Obama Speaks On Relations With Cuba, Release Of Alan Gross

Posted: 12/17/2014 11:07 am EST Updated: 26 minutes ago

President Barack Obama spoke Wednesday on U.S. relations with Cuba, hours after American Alan Gross was released from a Cuban prison, where he’d been for five years.

Gross was accompanied back to the U.S. by Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.). The Cuban government had detained Gross for setting up satellite Internet access as a subcontractor for the U.S. Agency for International Development, and charged him with violating the country’s “territorial integrity.”

“Today, Alan returned home, reunited with his family at long last,” Obama said in remarks delivered from the White House.

Three Cubans who had been jailed in the U.S. for spying, along with a U.S. intelligence source who had been jailed in Cuba for more than 20 years, were also released on Wednesday. Obama said that U.S. source was released “separately” from Gross.

Several lawmakers were quick to criticize the release of the Cuban spies, including Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.).

“Trading Mr. Gross for three convicted criminals sets an extremely dangerous precedent,” Menendez said in a statement. “It invites dictatorial and rogue regimes to use Americans serving overseas as bargaining chips.”

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) also criticized the spies’ release, saying during an interview on Fox News that it “sets a very dangerous precedent,” and calling the normalization of relations with Cuba “absurd.”

“This is going to do absolutely nothing to further human rights and democracy in Cuba,” Rubio told the AP earlier Wednesday. “But it potentially goes a long way in providing the economic lift that the Castro regime needs to become permanent fixtures in Cuba for generations to come.”

Obama addressed these critics in his remarks on Wednesday.

“I respect your passion and share you commitment to liberty and democracy,” the president said.

Obama also said he’s “under no illusion about the continued barriers to freedom” Cuban citizens still face.

“I do not expect the changes I am announcing today to bring about a transformation of Cuban society overnight,” Obama said.

Officials said Wednesday that talks will begin to normalize full U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations, according to the AP. The U.S. also will aim to open an embassy in Havana in the coming months.

“We will end an outdated approach that for decades has failed to advance our interests, and instead we will begin to normalize relations between our two countries,” Obama said Wednesday, noting he’s instructed Secretary of State John Kerry to begin the discussions to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba.

Obama said he instructed Kerry to conduct a review of Cuba’s designation as state sponsor of terror. He also said the U.S. is “taking steps to increase travel, commerce and the flow of information to and from Cuba,” noting the changes will make it easier for Americans to travel there.

“Neither the American nor Cuban people are well-served by a rigid policy that took place before most of us were born,” Obama said, describing the steps being taken to improve relations as the beginning of a “new chapter.”

In a background call with reporters about an hour and a half before the president spoke, senior administration officials outlined the contours of the deal and how it came together.

The biggest news was that Obama on Monday personally spoke with Raul Castro for at least 45 minutes about both Gross and normalizing relations between the two countries. One senior administration official called it the “first engagement at the presidential level with Cuba since the Cuban revolution.” Absent from the call was Fidel Castro, the longtime Cuban strongman who has ceded authority to his brother Raul as his health has worsened.

The deal probably could not have come together, the officials said, without the assistance of two major actors. One was the government of Canada, which provided office space and other assistance to help facilitate the talks. Ben Rhodes, Obama’s senior foreign policy hand, and Ricardo Zuniga, senior director for the Western Hemisphere National Security Council, met Cuban counterparts in Canada.

The second major actor was the Vatican. Pope Francis personally issued a letter to Castro and Obama urging them to resolve the Gross case. The letter came after the president’s meeting with the Pope. A senior administration official called it “very rare” to receive such a direct appeal — so rare that they weren’t sure if it had happened before.

Obama thanked the pope, along with the Canadian government and members of U.S. Congress who worked to free Gross, in his remarks on Wednesday.

The administration officials said they had talked to members of Congress in advance of the announcement, which the presence of Flake, Leahy and Van Hollen on Gross’ plane home certainly suggests. But they also appeared aware that the policy would spark blowback. Officials said Wednesday’s announcement should not be considered a call for the ending of the embargo, though they do want it eased.

The officials repeatedly stressed that they were not exchanging the Cuban prisoners held in the U.S. for Gross. They said the exchange was for the intelligence asset that Cuba was currently holding, and that Gross was separate from that deal.

There still will be some limitations on relations between the two countries. The administration officials said that they were “acting within boundaries of the law” and could not “completely lift the travel ban.” Instead, they were broadening the number of acceptable reasons to travel to Cuba.

“We are authorizing as much travel as we possibly can within the constraints of the legislation,” said a senior administration official.

The administration said it also would allow licensed U.S. travelers to Cuba to import $400 worth of goods from the island. Of that $400, $100 could consist of tobacco and alcohol products combined.

“That can include cigars,” said a senior administration official, when asked twice if people will be able to smoke Cubans without fear in the new era of Cuban-U.S. relations.

A senior administration official told The Huffington Post after the call was over that the announcement will have no impact on the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay.

Castro also made a statement on Wednesday welcoming the talks to normalize diplomatic relations with the U.S.

 

BRADLEY WILLIAM STONE IS ON THE LOOSE AFTER KILLING 6 IN PHILADELPHIA PA

IF YOU LIVE IN NJ AND SEE THIS POS – REPORT HIM – HE IS A MASS MURDERER

Bradley William Stone

Three Deadly Shootings In Pennsylvania As Gunman Remains On Loose (UPDATED)

Posted: 12/15/2014 10:25 am EST Updated: 3 hours ago
HUNTER SCHUECK

UPDATE: The latest AP story on the shootings is below

SEAN CARLIN, Associated Press

PENNSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man killed six people and seriously wounded another in three different homes outside Philadelphia and remained at large hours after the shootings, authorities said Monday.

Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman identified the suspect in the shootings in Philadelphia’s northwest suburbs as 35-year-old Bradley William Stone. She said all of the victims had a “familial relationship” to Stone.

On Monday afternoon, police converged on a home in Pennsburg, about 30 miles northwest of Philadelphia, and used a megaphone to try to compel an end to their daylong pursuit of Stone.

“Bradley, this is the police department!” an officer yelled. “Come to the front door with your hands up. You’re under arrest.”

Ferman said Stone was likely wearing military fatigues and was known to use a cane or walker to assist him.

The shootings occurred at homes in Harleysville, Lansdale and Souderton, three towns that are within a few miles of each other.

Neighbors at the first shooting scene in Harleysville said they awoke around 4 a.m. to the sounds of breaking glass and gunshots.

One neighbor, Evon Weron, said the suspect is a former member of the military and that the first victim was his ex-wife. Weron told the Lansdale Reporter the couple had been fighting over custody of children.

Police with armored vehicles and rifles flocked to Pennsburg after spending several hours at the Souderton home where several victims were found.

Several school districts ordered students and teachers to shelter in place. The Souderton Area School District, citing police activity in Souderton and Harleysville, lifted the order after about two hours but said officials were monitoring the situation.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

ACTRESS SARAH PAULSON CANNOT SEEM TO FIND ANOTHER JOB WITH OTHER PRODUCERS

SHE IS STUCK AS A ACTOR IN THE EMSEMBLE CAST OF “AMERICAN HORROR STORY” WITH RYAN MURPHY AND NOW SHE’S SLATED TO PLAY “LAWYER MARCIA CLARK” WHO LOST HER DA CASE RE: OJ SIMPSON.

APPARENTLY RYAN MURPHY THINKS HIS MERDE DON’T STICK SO HE’S GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER MINI SERIES ABOUT THAT SUBJECT.

Sarah Paulson of ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ discusses her upcoming role as O.J. Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark

She just cannot seem to find another job!

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Sarah Paulson in ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show.’ AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW — Pictured: Sarah Paulson as Bette and Dot Tattler. CR: Frank Ockenfels/FX edit (FX)
on December 11, 2014 at 2:45 PM, updated December 11, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Sarah Paulson‘s cell phone buzzed continuously Wednesday (Dec. 10) during Metairie location filming for FX’s “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” so much so that Bradley Buecker, director of the anthology’s upcoming season finale, powered the device all the way off while cameras were rolling.

Tuesday, Paulson had been announced to play prosecutor Marcia Clark opposite Cuba Gooding Jr. in “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.” The 10-episode season is intended to launch a new FX true-crime anthology with a story that combines courtroom drama, celebrity, tabloid journalism, sports, sex and violence. The series is another title from Ryan Murphy, of “Glee,” “Nip/Tuck” and “American Horror Story,” among others. Filming will begin in early 2015 in Los Angeles.

After an intense day of technically complex, emotionally draining acting as “Freak Show’s” conjoined twins Bette and Dot Tattler, Paulson, a four-season veteran of “AHS,” discussed her upcoming role.

“Ryan had mentioned it very casually to me, in the way that he does sometimes,” Paulson said. “The Marcia Clark thing to me was incredibly juicy, because I remember. I was young at the time. I was barely out of high school. I remember where I was when that Bronco was on the freeway. I remember her in the courtroom.

“He presented it to me as a casual thing, then didn’t mention it for months again.”

Then, weeks later, Murphy said he would send Paulson the first two scripts.

“I was like, ‘I know I want to do it. You don’t have to send me the scripts,'” she said. “He said, ‘You should read it, and see if you want to do it.’ I said, ‘I’m telling you, I want to do it.’

“She’s an incredibly powerful, complex character (who) people have a lot of feelings about, one way or another. That’s a very challenging thing to go into, knowing that some people didn’t like her from the outset, and some people thought she did a brilliant job, and some people think that she botched it. So it’s this fascinating thing to figure out where I live with it.

“I read the first two scripts and called him and said, ‘If you don’t let me do this, I’m going to run in front of oncoming traffic.'”

Based on what she’s read in those first scripts, Paulson said that viewers who know the story only from what they saw during live coverage of Simpson’s murder trial will be surprised by what they don’t know about the whole story.

“What we’re really learning about (in the series) is what happened behind the scenes, (things) that were not always happening in front of the cameras in the courtroom,” she said. “Yes, lots of courtroom things, but lots of things that nobody ever knew about unless you read all sorts of books, or were a real O.J. Simpson trial aficionado.

“It reminds me of ‘Game Change’ (the HBO movie about the 2008 presidential election in which Paulson played Nicolle Wallace, a senior advisor to the John McCain-Sarah Palin campaign) or ‘Recount’ (an HBO movie about the aftermath of the 2000 presidential election) and those kinds of movies where you actually do know the outcome, but it doesn’t matter. It’s all this stuff you’re learning about that you didn’t know. There’s nothing anybody can make up that’s going to be more fascinating than the real things that happened.”

Aside from the legal battle it will re-create, the film will portray a pivotal moment in American media culture. Murphy, said Paulson, has said that coverage of the crime and the trial was “really the inception of the tabloid age.”

“It’s really true,” she said. “I love the idea of playing with all that tonally.”

Paulson, who has said she would like to continue as a member of the “American Horror Story” repertory company of actors, will shed Bette and Dot when “Freak Show” wraps in a few days, then take a holidays break before digging in to her new role.

“I was very hesitant to start reading now, while we were doing this, because I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to hold all the information in my brain,” she said. “I am ready to say goodbye to Bette and Dot … take a little Christmas break, but take some reading with me. I’m going to watch as much stuff as I possibly can to get her physicality down.”

Paulson said her wish is for her research to also include meeting Clark.

“I want to meet her desperately, but I don’t know,” she said. “I’m going to inquire about it. I hope I get to, because I think it would certainly benefit me greatly.

“It would be good for me to know what the truth was for her.”

Correction: An earlier version of this post identified the director of the “American Horror Story: Freak Show” season finale as Brad Falchuck.

Got a TV question? Contact Dave Walker at dwalker@nola.com or 504.826.3429. Read more TV coverage at NOLA.com/tv. He’s @DaveWalkerTV on Twitter, andDave Walker TV on Facebook.

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAKS STARRING DANDY AND HIS BEAUTIFUL BUM

I HAVE SEEN ENOUGH OF THIS GUY, DANDY MOTT’S BEAUTIFUL ASS

DANDY MOTT (THE CHARACTER) IS UNINTERESTING. HE KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IS WRONG BUT HE PROVES HE CAN GET AWAY WITH IT WHEN THE COP KILLS THE BLACK CHICK WHEN HE’S OFFERED CASH IN MILLIONS TO KILL HER. BOOM SHE’S TOAST. DANDY KILLS FOR POWER OVER OTHERS – THAT IS WHAT HE LOVES. HE IS SUFFERING FROM AFFLUENZA & FRANKLY HE NEEDS TO DIE.

I WANT TO SEE FULL FRONTAL NUDITY

AND I WANT TO SEE IT – NOW NOW NOW!!!!

Showrunner RYAN MURPHY has outdone himself in the MOST TERRIBLE SERIES EVER! FREAKS IS THAT AND MORE AND NOT EVEN BASSETT, BATES OR LANGE CAN SAVE THIS TURKEY.

EXCEPT FOR FINN’S NAKED BUTT & POSSIBLY DANDY DICK – THANKS GAY GUYS – YOU MADE MY DAY!

OTHERWISE AHS: FREAK SHOW SUCKS DOG SHIT

EVAN PETERS IS REDUCED TO SCREWING A BIG FAT BITCH – WE SAW 5 SHOTS OF BIG FAT GABBY BEFORE A WHITE COP SHOT HER. WHAT WAS RYAN MURPHY THINKING WHEN HE HAD THIS CORRUPT COP CHOICE TO SHOOT TO DEATH GABBY’S (WHO IS BLACK) CHARACTER?

DOES HE NOT LISTEN TO THE NEWS?

MEANWHILE THE FREAK HUNTER IS BUSY SCREWING A VACANT ACTOR WHO IS SUCKING HIM OFF IN HOTEL ROOMS. YES, THE FREAK HUNTER HAS A 13 INCH PENIS. I’D LIKE TO SEE THAT ONE TOO!

PEPPER IS IN THIS SHOW BUT NOT – REDUCED TO ON SCREEN CROSSING CAMERA RIGHT

CROSSING CAMERA LEFT

PLAYING WITH A BALL

AND WITH HER PINHEADED BROTHER SALTY (or whatever his name is)

REALLY?

MEANWHILE DANDY IS KILLING WILLY NILLY BECAUSE HE WANT’S TO BATH IN A NIGHTLY BLOOD BATH WHICH HAS BECOME HIS RITUAL.

THE CHARACTERS IN THIS SERIES ARE NOT EPIC – THEY ARE CARTOONISH – RYAN MURPHY SHOULD BE SHOT

I THINK THAT WOULD MAKE ME HAPPY.

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DANDY IS EYE CANDY FOR FAGS AND FOR ME!

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ELIZABETH WARREN FOR PRESIDENT

SHE SAID THIS:

“THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DID NOT VOTE US INTO OFFICE TO STAND UP FOR CITIGROUP!”

SHE IS ANTI-LOBBY AND PRO CITIZEN

WE NEED A PERSON LIKE THIS FOR OUR PRESIDENT

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Elizabeth Warren, fellow liberals rail against bank provision in spending bill

In a Senate floor speech, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) urged House Democrats not to support a bill to fund the government through September unless a provision reversing a rule created by the sweeping “Dodd-Frank” financial regulation law was removed. (senelizabethwarren/YouTube)

This post has been updated

Prominent liberal members of Congress expressed deep reservations Wednesday about a $1.01 trillion bill to fund the government through September. Their consternation stems from a provision that would change the way the government regulates big banks.

The most notable dissenter was Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a grass-roots liberal hero. In a Senate floor speech, Warren urged House Democrats not to support the bill unless a provision reversing a rule created by the sweeping “Dodd-Frank” financial regulation law was removed.

Keeping Wall Street banks in check and protecting everyday American consumers is an emerging core message of the Democratic Party moving toward the 2016 election. Warren’s leading role in crafting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau made her a star on the left and a leading voice in the party.

Asked repeatedly in an afternoon press conference whether she was prepared to block the spending bill on the Senate floor, Warren declined to say definitively, arguing the fight must first be taken up in the lower chamber, where the bill is expected to face a Thursday vote.

“Right now, the fight is in the House,” said Warren. “That’s the fight we are going to pursue. It is up to the House to strip this out. That’s what keeps the government operating.”

The spending bill would reverse requirements that banks “push out” some derivatives trading into separate, non-FDIC backed entities. The change has been sought by the banking industry.

“This is a democracy and the American people didn’t elect us to stand up for Citigroup,” Warren said on the Senate floor. She asked House Democrats to stand against the bill “until this risky giveaway is removed.”

Both Democratic and Republican negotiators crafted the bill. But Warren rejected the idea that she was standing in the way of bipartisan accord.

“This isn’t about compromise,” she said. “It’s about reckless behavior. It is about a giveaway to the largest financial institutions in the country. It is up to us to say no.”

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), who joined Warren, said there were “scores” of congressional Democrats opposing the bill right because of the banking regulation change. She said that conservative opposition to the bill gives House Democrats some sway.

“If they are expecting Democratic votes to put this out, then that gives us leverage. And I am hopeful we are able to use that leverage to pull this out,” said Waters, the top-ranking Democrat on the Financial Services Committee.

House Republican leaders were confident Wednesday morning that they would be able to pass the spending bill Thursday. Some immigration hard-liners groused that the bill does not fight President Obama’s executive actions on immigration hard enough. But a closed-door GOP meeting did not produce the same kind of anger past gatherings triggered.

Warren’s concerns were echoed by some other Democrats, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). While Pelosi did not say whether she would vote yes or no on the bill, she accused Republicans of trying to “stack the deck” in favor of banks.

“Buried in the more than 1,600 pages of the omnibus package Republicans posted in the dead of night are provisions to put hard-working taxpayers back on the hook for Wall Street’s riskiest behavior,” Pelosi said.

In a written statement declaring himself a “no” vote, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) said: “It is unacceptable to threaten a government shutdown in order to do the bidding of the biggest banks and put taxpayers on the hook again for their gambling losses.”​

Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.), who said he plans to vote no, called it “inconceivable” that Congress would undo a key part of Dodd-Frank.

“Why is Congress giving Wall Street a massive Christmas present, when so many hardworking Americans are struggling to make ends meet?” McDermott asked in a written statement.

Organized labor joined the call to remove the bank provision form the bill Wednesday afternoon. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued a statement matching the concerns of Warren and others.

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.

 

HELP! I’M DROWNING IN BAD SHOWS – BONES CELEBRATES IT’S 200TH EPISODE BY PRESENTING TOTAL CRAP

Booth is directing or it’s really David BORE-e anus

this terrible show has been on 10 long horrible years

I can barely contain my disgust.

And for the past 2 of those 10 years – Bore e anus has been directing

He was better walking dogs in Hollywood.

trying to “improve” upon NORTH BY NORTHWEST this was not a homage

It was more of a “WTF ARE YOU DOING?” sort of episode.

2night u outdid urself on 200th anniversary of Bones. ur new name David BORE-e anus – U r NOT Cary Grant. He could act.

So I know I won’t get a response from the once a model boring guy but what the fuck was I watching tonight.
Why couldn’t they just do their show and make it whimsical and stupid like usual?

1950s

All the characters we know in different roles

Got lost, uninteresting script and too many “Cary Grant” “darlings”, words like “Scram”, “old sport”; the macho man bullshit and Boreanaz was directing.

Ridiculous!

I never liked his acting and these other actors are comical and good as actors even Emily Dechanel is a better actress but as a person I believe she is vacuous. This is how I know she is an excellent actor – she needs a script to speak.

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Get an exclusive look at ‘Bones’ 200th episode, set in 1950s Hollywood

Tonight, Bones can officially count itself among the select list of scripted dramas to reach its 200th episode. Being a milestone, “The 200th in the 10th” brings something out of the ordinary for the series: The episode stars its regular cast in their respective roles, but it’s set in 1950s Hollywood, employing an Alfred Hitchcock-esque style, and acting as a standalone for the series.

Directed by star David Boreanaz, the story tracks Brennan (Emily Deschanel), an LAPD officer combating sexism in the workplace, and Booth (Boreanaz), a jewel thief framed for the murder of a rich socialite. The pair work together to find the real murderer, clear Booth’s name, and prove Brennan’s abilities as a detective. Expect T.J. Thyne, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor, and John Boyd, among guest stars, to be in the episode as well.

In advance of tonight’s airing, we have an exclusive clip (above) and photo (below), giving you an idea of what’s to come. The clip shows Brennan and Booth agreeing to track down the real murderer together, sealing the deal with a drink (this is the ’50s after all).

“I’m really proud of the episode and how it came out. It took a while to get it done, but we did it. Now, here we are,” Boreanaz said at the show’s 200th episode party on Monday, adding, “It’s a blast to see these characters play in a different light.”

And Deschanel had exciting news: There’s a baby on the way for Brennan and Booth! Deschanel’s first pregnancy was written into the series; on the show, Brennan and Booth had a daughter, Christine. Now pregnant with her second child, EWasked if fans can expect a similar treatment. “Yes, I think it will be [written in],” Deschanel responded. “I’m not a tiny pregnant person. I’m not going to be able to hide it.” Showrunner Stephen Nathan officially announced the news on Wednesday to TV Line.

As for the next milestone—250, 300, 350?!—there’s no news, yet. We’ll just have to wait and see.

Bones airs tonight on Fox at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

IT’S OFFICIAL I HATE TV SHOW “ELEMENTARY” & I HATE “JONNY LEE MILLER”

REPLACE JONNY LEE MILLER WITH

HIS EX WIFE

ANGELINA JOLIE

AND MAKE HER SHERLOCK-A HOLMES, BETTER TO LOOK AT, MORE ENTERTAINING

& WE’LL ALL UNDERSTAND HER BETTER

THE FIRST YEAR WAS INTERESTING

THE DYNAMIC BETWEEN LUCY LIU’s “JOAN WATSON” & MILLER’S “HOLMES”

was intense and interesting.

Now in it’s 3rd season, we have another woman protege in the loop and Watson is out on her own

She is no longer living in the townhouse with Holmes and frankly it’s all very weird and uninteresting.

While I do have hearing loss in my right ear due to the many hours of music I love listening to and playing

I have to put our TV volume on HIGH to hear Miller’s voice. I hate him. He is NOT HOLMES and he is NOT likable.

He is the most obnoxious Holmes ever meanwhile LUCY LIU is desperately trying to salvage this show

She cannot although I do love her. She’s a good actor but her character is wandering aimlessly in a sea of shit words and dialog and plot.

What did I write? There is NO PLOT!

There used to be a great show in this series. No more. I heard that this is their last season! BYE BYE – JEEZE I somethings think I’m going crazy or these shows are sucking wind.

Tonight’s episode involved making ARMENIANS CRIMINALS? That stupid limey bastard! And I wrote to the show on Twitter and told them that the only murderers and criminals were TURKS.

I WISH THE BEST FOR LUCY – Jonny Lee – GO BACK TO THE UK – U SUCK. AND LEARN TO SPEAK ABOVE A WHISPER.

Merde!

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AND I AM NOT ALONE IN THIS ANALYSIS!

Elementary

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  • Best show on TV

    10
    So good that I routinely go back and watch old episodes because I get impatient for the next new episode. And I don’t do that for ANY show. Ever. I am addicted to this show. Watson moving out kind of bummed me because my favorite part of the show has been the chemistry between Holmes and Watson. I like Kitty but I’m feeling a little trepidation about the possibility of them phasing Watson out. That would be a show-stopper (literally) for me.

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  • ooohhh nooo!

    3.0
    what the heck happened to my favorite show! the first and some of the second were very good but this third season is awful. Sherlock doesn’t look the same, and appears very wooden. Watson has turned into a cold and unbending witch. Don’t know if I like Kitty because I can’t understand what she is saying. theres none of the witty dialogue or warmth of the previous seasons. I think this is their last season. too bad.

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  • Too bad

    4.0
    They had to work to mess up this show. It was a brilliant whodoneit with two quirky interesting characters and great dialogue. Suddenly all of that is gone. Sherlock is painfully inept now and moves like Joe Cocker. Watson is mean spirited and their is no ingenuity to any of the plot lines. No savaging this show that was so brilliant. Too bad.

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  • Hurray for Kitty!

    9.5
    I will disagree with much what has been written here. Kitty is the best thing that has happened to Elementary. She sparkles with her underplayed performance, giving the impression that she’s just a novice, until she quietly makes her “on the mark” deductions and displayes her impressive knowledge of facts and criminal behavior. She is the fresh air this show so needed. I don’t dislike Watson but I’ll be quite happy with her staying on the sidelines. Kitty will carry the mentor/partner relationship with Holmes quite well. Kitty’s personality, and her working on building herself up to make something substantial of herself, can be much better identified with, and is more interesting, than that of Watson.

    I am glad to see that those writing specific episode reviews, as well those writing in the specific episode discussions, are almost all in agreement with me in very much liking Kitty and wanting her to stay on the show.

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  • what’s happened

    1.0
    I’ve loved this show from the beginning and now I struggle to finish an episode, its just lost it….. have the writers changed ? and it seems that Watson has a much bigger part, Lucy Liu having a hissy ?

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  • it aint what it used to be

    1.0
    Is it me or does Sherlock “all at once” solve the crime? It USED to be he did a little snooping here, a little sniffing there, a little deep thought with Clyde, and maybe a little bit of Watson stumbling across a clue to solve the crime. But now in the last few episodes Sherlock appears in a scene(maybe two), spits out a plethora of dialog and some pictures and WHAM crime solved! The whole anticipation and suspense build up seems to be missing! . How many scenes were necessary to solve the plane crash on Far Rockaway in season 1? 10+! Now it seems one, maybe two scenes from Sherlock and things are figured out! The rest of the epsiode is Watson’s love life, trials and tribulations with Kitty, Sherlock being pissed off at Kitty or Capt. Gregson checking to make sure everyone is playing nice!

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  • recking the show!

    5.0
    this used to be a great show, now we have no camaraderie between Holmes and Watson and Holmes is turning into a wimp. Kitty was not a plus. Friction between Holmes and watson is not what your viewers want.

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  • kitty litter

    4.0
    Elementary has been my favorite program since its start but it has now been messed with to the point where it has lost its spark. There was such great chemistry between Holmes and Watson, and they are supposed to be friends and crime solvers. It doesn’t feel right for them to be chilly and distant to one another. Trying to garner a younger audience with the introduction of Kitty just isn’t working. Her acting ability needs apprenticing in that area, too. There’s no chemistry between her and Holmes and the whole program has become lopsided and strange. Please bring back the magic of the original!

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  • season three

    5.0
    Not that I do not like Kitty but it has taken away from the whole draw and point of watching the show: to see the chemistry between Watson and Holmes. The show is not what it used to be and I miss the purposeful exchanges between the two. Will watch few,more episodes but I may be done with this show sadly.

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  • I guess people don’t like this kitty kat

    1.5
    she was brought in for a younger appealing edgier story line and it isn’t working. I saw an early ad where they were trying to insinuate that there would be kat fight type drama with Watson, which is stupid, Watson’s character is too mature for that or thy would have had to do a 180. I mean the whole schtick is unappealing and the ratings show it.

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  • Hating Kitty, Kittie, who cares?

    8.0
    I’ve loved this show, then this season WTHell? Where is our brilliant Sherlock who was amazing, up until this season – Oh Kitty solved this week’s case cause Sherlock just “missed it”???? Is Lucy Liu leaving the show or something? I can’t imagine any other reason to bring in Kitty. She just doesn’t mesh. I’m sooooo disappointed and may stop watching – and I love Jonny Lee Miller

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  • The show is failing

    4.0
    This use to be such a good show but this season is terrible. It was bad enough to involve Joan with Mycroft. Dumb move by the writers. Is Joan being written out of the show? Why the new character? Let’s get back to the interaction of the characters that was in the first season. I wouldn’t be surprised if the show gets cancelled.

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  • Amazing show

    8.0
    Amazing show

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  • What is the point of the new character?

    2.0
    What is wrong with the writers of this show? The first season was great, last season with Joan’s affair with Mycroft was heading toward the deep end, and now they’ve gone off the edge. The whole thing that made this show work, aside from the excellent Jonny Lee Miller, was the dynamic between Sherlock and Joan. Why have they added this useless protege and messed up that dynamic? Are you TRYING to kill this show, people? I’ve just found out they intend to keep this new character around–mistake! If they don’t go back to the old dynamic, I will not watch past this season. Or maybe I won’t have to worry about that, since I predict the ratings will drop.

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  • This new season

    3.0
    I have really enjoyed this show – well at least the previous seasons. DO NOT LIKE THE DEVELOPMENTS FOR THIS YEAR!!! Don’t like the sullen useless new assistant “protg” There seems to be no point in having this character, on the contrary she is an annoyance and keeps getting in the way of the story line. She was stalking Watson (what??) I also don’t buy the premise that Watson has suddenly outdone Holmes in her detecting skills.

    Very unhappy to the point that I may not continue watching; losing interest quickly.

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  • Clever title

    8.5
    I like this show. Some people compare it to Sherlock and most of them evaluate this version as inferior. Well, I actualy like them together, because they’re two very different things born from the same root. I find that beautiful.

    Everything has been said on that note. Every word has been spilled. They’re both nice shows.

    What grinds my gears is the intro of Elementary. Right at the end of the intro, when the city is seen through the glass sphere. Shouldn’t it be inverted? That’s what bugs me.

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  • Sherlock’s New Assistant

    2.0
    Can anyone out there understand the new assistant? It’s hard enough with the accent but someone needs to teach her how to speak clearly and project her voice. It seems like everyone is whispering on TV these days. And the background noise is so loud not just this show but all the shows. Very frustrating. If she doesn’t speak clearly and louder I will stop watching this good show.

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  • the show will suck now!

    1.0
    the show sucks now plain and simple. we went from sherlock the genius to helping the police to joan the top person and sherlock a flunky. whho the fuck makes these ridiculous decisions to change the whole plot of the show. really really stupid. joan was just there to look at and not that great at her age. kick her off the show is about sherlock not some has been actress. :-)

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  • Sorry, Jonny!

    3.0
    I enjoyed the show for a season and a half, but Watson falling into bed with Mycroft was too much. Now she’s PO’ed at Sherlock for disappearing last season without saying goodbye, and the cops don’t miss him because Watson has “learned his methods” and is filling in. HUH?? If his methods are so easily learned, Gregson and Bell should know them by now too, and not need her at all. Hey, writers–it’s not just Sherlock’s “methods” that make him a great detective. His talents can’t be learned! Another thing: Watson is not a police officer. It’s not her place to say “You’re under arrest” when Bell is standing right there. The show is now a soap opera with no connection to the original stories–unlike the brilliant “Sherlock” series starring Cumberbatch and Freeman. They’re just (mis)using the names of the characters. I think I’ll stop watching it. Sorry, Jonny! You and Cumberbatch were great together in “Frankenstein”!

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  • Elementary Continues It’s Drop Into Mediocrity

    1.0
    Surprisingly, the ‘creative staff’ at Elementary continue their fascination with putting postmodern American neologisms into a thoroughly British character’s mouth. What’s next? After Sherlock and Joan are done “reaching out” will they begin “efforting” to solve their cases? On top of that, not seemingly satisfied with turning Elementary into the “Watson was a Woman” show [which, by the way, has been done before], with this new season they seem to be intent on turning it into Sherlock Holmes: Stalker-by-Proxy.

    The show started out beautifully, creating the most believable Sherlock Holmes ever attempted. I even hailed the idea of a female Moriarty, and brilliantly played! But Mycroft as Watson Love Interest/Spymaster/Sexually Ambiguous Serial Restaurant Opener signaled the beginning of a series death spiral into banal predictability. As of now, the writers have utterly lost their way in the looking glass land of ad hoc plot twisting, prime time soap opera. It has become more and more clear with the season opener that the show’s creator never had more than the germ of an idea because the germ certainly never developed into a serious condition. Perhaps when he’s finished trashing the airwaves with this failed pastiche of Sherlock Holmes, he can return to Silicon Valley to do a serious study on under-thirty slang terms.

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  • It’s complementary ELEMENTARY!

    9.0
    And it’s back for another season! Great comeback! Looks like another promising season is ahead of us!

    Smart, elegant, humorous! Intriguing, captivating, twisty! Lee Miller is overshadowing the rest of the good cast with his exceptional acting!

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  • Writers of this show must be descendants of Agatha Christie

    9.0
    At first when I heard about this show I was like What the f ? female Watson, NewYork setup , Drug addict Sherlock and female Moriarty and that too Moriarty=Irene Adler. I thought that the show creators completely “messed up” Sherlock even though I still stand by my original hypothesis of this show after watching it I must say they “messed” him up “good”. The mystery elements, unpredictability and new and innovative plots makes the show “awesome” detective series even better than the original Sherlock that is airing on bbc. Miller is awesome as a “detective” or “consultant” or the show creators version of “Sherlock”. And even Luci Liu fits “Watson” or messed up version of original version. This show might very well give Sir Arthur Conan Doyle a “heart attack” but the mystery plots would definitely give him a “smile”.

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  • Gran serie

    9.5
    La encuentro interesante en muchos aspectos. En primer lugar, los guiones son originales con menciones a algunos argumentos clsicos de las novelas. En segundo lugar, la interpretacin de los 2 protagonistas me parece sensacional. En tercer lugar, la idea de cambiar de sexo a Watson me ha parecido sorprendente y le ha dado una perspectiva muy atractiva a la relacin entre ellos. Sin duda una gran serie.

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  • Elementary Sound

    5.0
    It’s not just me! Fix the sound quality on this show! Your poor standards destroy the pleasure of viewing an otherwise well-scripted and acted production. Read the comments. We can’t follow the dialogue. What is wrong with you people?

    DO YOU AGREE?

  • Elementary Fashion

    10
    Fashion of Elementary for Episode 24

    2-episode-24

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  • It’s elementary to like “Elementary” :)

    10
    Unpredictability, mystery, crime solving, personal issues, love, past-present connections, friendship, did i write unpredictability? Well it’s worth writing again! :D

    There aren’t many words I can say about this show as a rather neutral observer, it’s just so damn good, and Jonny Lee Miller and his british accent keep staggering me every time!

    Oh well, hopefully it’ll stick around for some years, thank God it’s on CBS too, I’m not sure how the show would have done on a different, less watched network, but that’s just my opinion.

    10 out of 10 and go on, Elementary!

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  • Things are out of place

    7.0
    Does anyone know if the producers of the show purposely put things out of place in the show? I realized that in more than one episode, when a scene is shown things are out of place…. For example Season 2 episode 9 about 21 minutes in, sherlock and watson argue that he should be nicer to the cops, the cup on the table keeps moving form left to right of watson’s phone….

    Love the show btw, just became a

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  • Help with the volume of this show

    9.5
    I love this show and all of its characters. The problem I have is I can’t hear most of the dialogue. I have to move the volume almost to top line to hear Sherlock and then when the ads come on……. hurry to mute or turn down. How can this show’s volume get turned up so people like me can hear it??

    Thank you.

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  • Art in the Blood as Double Entendre

    9.5
    The brother’s Holmes have reached an impasse it would seem. Mycroft must be removed from the domestic ecosystem at hand in order for the show to have the energy and flow it needs to be what it has become, which is Watson as caretaker to Sherlock who is then able to thrive. This is hardly a departure from Conan Doyle’s portrayal of Dr. Watson and his relationship with both his wife and Sherlock. Yes, Watson needs a life outside of Holmes in order to establish any degree of credibility, but she must also be drawn to him in ways that defy whatever romantic interludes or relationships she explores outside their world. I must say I was disappointed with the rushed resolution of the Watson/Mycroft dilemma. Frankly, I also have a difficult time seeing them in bed together. There is no chemistry, and Mycroft is just, well, not leading man material in that sense. Okay, I admit it. I think Lucy Liu is totally hot and I see her with someone like, I don’t

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  • Soap Opera Shark Jumping

    3.5
    This current multipart episode of Elementary has made me think of Whoopie Goldberg’s rant in Soapdish. I mean, Watson has been a wonderful female character for most of the series, but suddenly, with regard to Sherlock’s skeezy brother, rationality and judgement go out the window. In one scene, she is justifiably telling him she can never believe him and so she will have nothing more to do with him, and by the next day she is in bed with him?? Even if his latest version of his actions and motivations is accurate, he has still been dishonest with her, but suddenly that no longer matters??. And even in the previous episode, Sherlock had been reduced from the genius detective to an inept person who conveniently turns his back on his brother so he can be tased. And the only reason Mycroft and Watson are still alive is because the mobsters did not immediately obey their boss’s instruction to “kill

    And wait a minute, what ever happened to Mycroft’s illness?

    I think the scriptwriters need to think more carefully about the integrity of their characters.

    I am so sorry about this, because the show has been one of my favorites until recently.

HELL HATH FROZEN OVER – USA DEFENDS TERROR or HOW THE GOP DEFENDS TORTURE

So The USA has always tortured POW’s? Well I don’t know about the past from before 1990’s. The only torture Clinton indulged in was screwing his mistresses and helping his wife kill others in their way.

Since the Bush family has been in power and Dick Cheney was assisting; the USA has tortured American prisoners and they have the wide open spaces of GUANTANAMO BAY CUBA to do it in.

We always complain when ISIS kills an American POW or journalist or aid worker but we are guilty of the same nonsense. I do not understand why when our enemies retaliate we get upset?

Explain this please. Rhetorical question.

While I hate Muslims and think it’s cool that they were tortured after what happened on 9/11 and it’s a war people – they torture us – we torture them – it’s a vicious game but we are not better than they are when we do what they do. We unfortunately must ride above their primitive ways.

HERE’S THE TITLE OF THE NOTORIOUSLY BAD RAG: HUFFINGTON POST

 

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