The case and action in this one is actually quite good. But I hate that stupid bicycle chase scene with a passion. The ending scene in the pool hall is really nice though. So more good than bad here I believe.
Post by haddie mayes on Mar 3, 2007 11:19:03 GMT -5
Now to me this one is proof that for a while the old magic had come back ( not that it had really ever left) but you know what i mean. It had funny jokes, loads of innuendos, a little bit of flirting and a good case to boot!. I love the bar scene when david is trying to show Maddie how to play pool " you slide the stick in and out -in and ..... ". ;D Love the " I`m annoyed with this conversation!" banter in the office scene. and especailly the "us banters and us solves case and us use to do it alot more than us is doing it now!" scene ;D I have to give this episode a 9 ( i took 1 off because they don`t kiss!)
Post by bluemooner on Mar 30, 2007 14:19:13 GMT -5
I think I'll give this one high marks too. There are a lot of great maddie and david moments in this one. Although after Yuk, I still don't get Maddie's pals thing. She's so full of it anyway...she doesn't really believe it herself. I mean, come on, she jumps on him after the chase and they both fall in the cement. And, if she really believed the pals thing, why does she say she doesn't see a way off the ladder. Besides, she is soo flirty w/ him in this epsiode. I think I'll give it an 8. Oh, I also like where David has his hand in the bar scene. pals? yeah ok. we fill in each other's blanks.
I feel like Randy Jackson. Yo Dog, it wasn't your best performance and it was kinda pitchy in spots, but overall it was OK.
I must say I didn't really remember the episode at all since I haven't seen it since its first run on ABC, so I didn't have any preconceived notions going into watching it last night.
I think there were bits that were decent, but I didn't feel that there was a flow to the entire episode. To me it was a bit formula driven and had a couple of recycled scenes and themes. Kinda like the way they used to make the paperback westerns or detective novels (or maybe romance novels....never read any.)
David coming in hung over....done before. The banter in the office was OK but nothing memorable. The scene outside the pool hall? If he would have had her shake her do, unbutton her blouse and rip her skirt it would have been lifted direct from a first season episode.
The case is interesting and I think could have been played up more, but unlike other shows where the case reflected something going on in the relationship between Dave and Maddie, I didn't see the connection this time.
I almost NEVER disagree with Cindy, who I think it a Goddess, but I kinda liked the bicycle chase scene. It wasn't as long or drawn out as the balloon deal which put me to sleep.
Add me to the folks who loved the ending. Bruce was polished and Cybill looked absolutely yummy.
Post by bluemooner on Apr 11, 2007 17:22:47 GMT -5
the ending was definitely one of the best moments in this episode. you know what i just thought of, when maddie tells david about "NSM" in Funeral for a Door Nail. nice safe man. do you think she's starting to feel that way about david? which could explain why she describes them as pals. it's almost like she takes him for granted. he's always there when she needs him and doesn't really have to worry w/ him. things are uncomplicated...sort of. nah, then she wouldn't have talked to david about being confused.
Post by maddieaddisonjr on Apr 17, 2007 23:29:07 GMT -5
Much improved - 7! I don’t mind Maddie’s ‘pal’ concept too much because it’s better than hostility and pain. I’m happy to see their ‘friendship plus more’ again. I’m not sure why I didn’t give it an 8. Maybe it’s because I remember that they are in love and I remember the serious nature of their relationship in S4. All that angst and lovesickness and baby loss…and now they’re going to be ‘pals’? Maybe I’m being too tough on the show but the episodes of earlier seasons I’d give 8s and 9s to were better than this one so 7 it is. I really liked the heart-to-heart talk they had. Very promising. And they actually went out on a real date at the end!
One little thing: I enjoy a certain amount of slapstick, but David riding on the one wheel was just a tad too much. But compared to AWWAV I can live with that easily.
To me, and this is going to sound so superficial, Maddie has never looked less like former supermodel Maddie Hayes than she looks in The Color of Maddie. I'm talking specifically about the first few scenes in which she is wearing that blue and purple dress. Bleh, I just don't like that dress. Nor do I like her curly wet-gel hair style. And the way she exits the car when they reach the poolhall, by shoving the door open with her extended leg, then kind of hobbling across the street? By now, I am so busy thinking how radically different she looks in this scene compared to first season Moonlighting, that when David tells her that she should hang on him because it's not safe for her to walk in the poolhall alone, I have trouble believing it. (Thankfully, she looks much better in the latter half of the episode.)
The case is fine and the bicycle chase I can take or leave, but the whole "pals" thing leaves me cold. Six.
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Post by honeyblondenoggin on Apr 19, 2007 13:45:43 GMT -5
I haven't watched this episode in a while so I can't give it a rating (guess I'm gonna have to watch it ASAP!) but I did want to make a comment about Maddie's "looks." I really thought she looked not-so-good for much of season 5, and it wasn't just the hair (actually, when I let my hair dry naturally, it looks a lot like Maddie's season 5 hair, and I hate it on me, let alone her!). But I digress. She just LOOKS old, her face, skin, eyes. Aside from the obvious (she was 4 years older than the 1st season, had gone through rigorous shooting, not to mention being pregnant and giving birth and nursing TWINS) do you think she was shot differently? Different lighting? Less diffusion filter? Cuz while that's not my favorite dress she's ever worn, it's not the worst either, so I don't think it's just the wardrobe that's making her look less than the model that she was.
I think some of what you're talking about, honeyblondenoggin, is just fatigue. Nothing to be done about that, they were working long hours and she had two babies at home, as by now did everyone on the show apparently. (If you compare some of her other work done during this time period, she looks much more rested than she does on this show.)
Aside from the obvious (she was 4 years older than the 1st season, had gone through rigorous shooting, not to mention being pregnant and giving birth and nursing TWINS) do you think she was shot differently? Different lighting? Less diffusion filter?
I think you're right about the diffusion filter. I doesn't seem as though they used it the last two seasons.
Also, there were some definite changes in the make-up color palates they used for Maddie. Early on, her face is done with bright spring pastels, but by season 3, the palate was more neutral, and by season 5 very autumn/winter.
Still, my issue is with that dress. I swear I'm not usually so distracted by wardrobe, but I have real issues with THAT dress. *L*
Post by honeyblondenoggin on Apr 25, 2007 15:12:46 GMT -5
skipsquat ~ You are right about the fatigue. It is evident on her face. And her makeup IS different, not just the colors, either, but how they did her eyes. I wasn't a fan of the spring colors on her, the neutral and autumn colors are better IMO. But maybe she was just wearing less of it? I don't know. Her eyes just seemed squintier. Or maybe the diffusion filter hid a lot
As for the dress, it's funny, this one didn't bother me, but those atrocious maternity dresses!!! Please!!! THOSE were distracting
1. Maddie looks OLD, apparently over 40 years old and this has to do with both the toll the show/twin birth had with her and with the abscense of the diffusion filter. 2. Maddie feels OLD. This one is more hard for me to explain, but I really felt it during this episode. She is more relaxed than ever: probably too relaxed or - as David said on "To Heiress Human" <<If I'd be more relaxed, I won't have a pulse>>. That's the feeling I got from her after watching the episode, the old magical tension is gone. This clearly affects David's behaviour towards her and it shows: "us used doing it more before than us doing it now". I kinda believe that the last time they "boinked" was on the "Trip to the moon" episode, which is quite a long time.
Overall, an amusing episode, but nothing more than that. The bicycle scene was funny, only because Bruce told us at the start that "so, we happened to find one bicycle around" (or something like that). The end scene with the pool table did feature a short and nice confession by Maddie about her relationship with David - and how intense it was/is (?) regarding to her previous ones - but that's all; the writers did not continued on that notion, in order to "spure 'em on" (sorry if I killed that one)