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Blindspot, Season 3, Episode 4 - Jaimie Alexander Out of the Shadows - A Ms. H TV Show Review

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The plot thickens in this episode -- which is a good thing since Jaimie Alexander came back in the spotlight. Could it be that during the fourth episode of the Season 3 of Blindspot the writers finally realized the show should center around Jaimie Alexander -- instead of the other characters. This show was like a breath of fresh air -- in that Jamie Alexander was no longer in the background.  Of course, this could change in the next episodes -- but for now, I was satisfied to sit back, relax and see Jamie Alexander be the lead character that she was meant to be.

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 It was interesting to me how the writer incorporated Jaimie Alexander’s wedding in this episode. Throughout the actions of the show, you would see a video of the different characters offering Jaimie Alexander and her husband best wishes and advice on being a newlywed couple.  I think this was an excellent way to keep Jaimie Alexander front and center in the show. Regarding the other actions of the show -- the writers did an amazing job in keeping your attention focused on Jaimie Alexander.  

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It’s been quite a while since it was obvious to me that Jaimie Alexander was the star of the show. Amid the many characters, Jaimie Alexander was in most of the scenes in this episode. In addition, the story this time focused around her as well as her brother.  Even the criminal seems to be connected to her in some way -- even though how -- is still an enigma. I liked that in this episode Jaimie Alexander was not only front and center -- but she spoke up for herself. When one of the characters indicated that she was in some way tied with the criminal, she immediately spoke up to say she was not.  She gets a gold star for this since I believe that if something is said that is not to your liking, it is up to you to speak up and say something about it at the time -- of course if the setting is appropriate.  

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During this episode, I was expecting Jaimie Alexander to be pushed further in the background; however, I’m overjoyed that this episode did just the opposite.  As alluded to earlier in my review,  the storyline  revolved around her and even her brother made appearances. If the show continues in this vein, it may get another season.  However, for now, I’m taking each episode one by one. The flaw continues with Blindspot having way too many characters; however, this episode, in particular, was a step in the right direction!

 

On a scale of 1 to 5 stars with 5 stars being the best, I rate Bindspot, Season 3 episode 4 -- three (3) stars.  

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 November 2017 08:26

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Blindspot Season 3, Episode 1 -- A Ms. H TV Show Review

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Blindspot starring Jaimie Alexander has returned to NBC for a third season, at a different day and time. It now airs Friday's at 8:00 p.m. ET in some areas on NBC. The episode I watched aired October 27, 2017.   While it may be too soon to tell if the new date/time slot is working out, from my viewpoint, the show has taken a needed and welcoming turn regarding the cast of characters. Gone are some of the characters that appeared in the first season of the show.  Remaining as the completely tattooed woman who later became a member of the FBI is the star of the show is Jamie Alexander.  Also remaining are other characters including her partner, an FBi agent who is now her husband and the father of her daughter. Also added was a character who seems to provice comic relief to the show.

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There were an adequate mix of action and drama in this episode.  However, I must bring up a scene that was unrealistic where three of the office-type characters are seen captured and must overpower enemy guards to escape.  It's unbelievable that not only did they figure out numerous puzzles, but they also had the ability to physically overpower their enemies.  In my opinion, this feat is far-fetched but I guess it is possible in television-land.

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I was skeptical if I would like this show as I watched episode 1 of Season 3, not knowing what to expect.  I had stopped watching previous episodes of the show for some time but decided to see what was happening in the 3rd season.  I must say that I was expecting Jaimie Alexander's character to be pushed even further in the background, even though the show should revolve around her.  To some extent, this did happen in this episode with her leaving her family due to there being a price on her head before her husband and partner joined her later. During the time of separation, it is an enigma if she longed to rejoin her family or exactly what her circumstances were..  There was a conversation between her husband/partner and Jamie Alexander about her feelings while they were apart; however, it is up in the air regarding what will happen next. In fact towards the end of the episode, the character who is acting as Jaimie Alexander's brother mentioned something that happened in Germany with her husband/partner that he would reveal to his sister -- as a threat -- almost like a cliff hanger.

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I think It's a little early to tell if Jamie Alexander's character will be ushered forward as the main character and placed in the spotlight -- especially since it is her tattoos that form the basis of the show or if she will slip further in the background.  However, there was enough action, intrigue, mystery and adventure that I will probably watch other episodes and find out what happens next. As the saying goes -- "So far...so good." 

Based on a rating of 1 star to 5 stars with 5 stars being the best, I rate Blindspot, Season 3, Episode One 2 1/2 stars.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated on Friday, 10 November 2017 21:21

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Blindspot Season 3, Episode 3 -- A Ms. H TV Show Review - Have You Seen Jaimie Alexander?

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Disjointed Plot

We are now up to Episode 3 of Season 3 of Blindspot and the plot thickens.  Well actually the plot changes in midstream. Based on Episode 2, I was under the impression that in Episode 3 the brother of Jaimie Alexander --the woman who is the tattooed "star of the show" would still be the main focus.  That way, the story could revolve around her.  But Alas! He is nowhere to be found until the end of the show.  Spoiler Alert: The show starts with a totally different crime scenario dealing with a lot of hacking done not only by unsavory personnel, but by two of the actors who used to be part of a team called the Three Blind Mice.

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Star of the Show is Not Jaimie Alexander

If I had not seen the previous episodes of Season 3, I would think that this TV show  stars the blonde female consultant on the show.  She manages to be in just about every scene, with Jaimie Alexander being pushed again to the background. In fact, the complete episode seems to revolve around her instead of Jaimie Alexander.  With Blindspot, I guess everyone in the show will at some time come to be the lead.  It's no longer the tattooed woman show, but any of the other characters in the show as well.

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Sparse Jaimie Alexander Appearances

Jaimie Alexander did have a few choice camera shots dealing with a fight and a car crash, but that's about it. Oh wait. Towards the end of the show when Jaimie Alexander is busy being a housewife, she does get a call from her brother with threats.

If I understand Blindspot correctly, the team will be doing their regular FBI jobs which may or may not be connected to the main story that should be centered around Jaimie Alexander. To me, this is a big fail mainly because the show is becoming more focused on everyone else except her.

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Wait! A New Character is Introduced?

Now, looks like there is a new character who appears at the end of the show as a cliffhanger.  Hopefully, one day soon the writers of Blindspot will put Jaimie Alexander front and center of the show, instead of having her watch everyone else from the sidelines. I'm almost getting tired of waiting.

 

Ms. H's Rating Drops a Notch from Last Week's Episode

Based on a rating of 1 to 5 stars, with 5 stars being the best, I rate Blindspot 1 3/4 stars.

  

Last Updated on Monday, 13 November 2017 06:24

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Wonder Woman - Stripped of Super Powers?

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I recently watched the docudrama William Marston and his Wonder Women, where at the end of the movie summary lines inferred that if not for Gloria Steinem and others speaking out in protest during that time -- Wonder Woman would probably still be without her super powers today.   

 

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Sometimes, unfortunately people have good intentions but tend to express them in the wrong way.  I found out that a man by the name of Mike Sekowsky thought he was actually doing Wonder Woman a favor by changing her from a powerful Amazon with superhero abilities to a  martial artist.  Looks like at the time there was a television show called the Avengers with a female spy.  Since this show was popular, Sekowsky probably thought changing Wonder Woman’s image to a woman without super powers would draw in the numbers.  It’s important to note that during this time period, a lot of societal upheavals were going on, including the issue of equal pay/ treatment of women, etc.  By the way, this argument is still fresh today. But I digress. He probably thought what better way to show support of women’s rights, etc. than by changing Wonder Woman to be like just about any other woman -- without super powers.  This, of course was a big fail.

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As I alluded to earlier, I found out from my research that among other things, Sekowsky was trying to mimic a television show, The Avengers,  which starred a female spy without superpowers. However, the point he missed was that unlike Wonder Woman, the spy -- Diana Riggs who starred in The Avengers never had super powers in the first place. From reading the closing lines on the film, William Marston and his Wonder Women, I got the distinct impression that Wonder Woman was ceremoniously stripped of her powers due to the circumstances around her origin during the 1940s -- That is, until I checked into this further.

 

That being said, the “new” Wonder Woman without her super powers lasted only a few comic book issues. After the outrage from women during that time, Wonder Woman was dutifully given back her super powers as well as her outfit and everything that she had that made her a super hero.

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There have been several reiterations of Wonder Woman, ranging from how she was created including the latest change of her outfit as worn by Gal Gadot on the record breaking movie Wonder Woman.  Just in case someone has the “bright” idea of stripping Wonder Woman of her powers again, be forewarned that this idea was a bad one years ago and would be an even worst one today. I’m aware that superhero storylines come and go and it’s fine with me if some qualities about Wonder Woman are changed. However, one attribute about Wonder Woman that must, and I repeat, must, stay in place  is her super powers.

 

I don’t think that’s too much to ask from those responsible for keeping Wonder Woman a superhero -- especially since she had to wait 75 years to get her own movie. Yes...That’s  right. She had to wait almost a century to get her own movie, unlike some other super heroes. However good things do come to those who wait.  At my last check, the spectacular movie Wonder Woman (with Wonder Woman's super powers in tact) has grossed over $779 million globally and counting!

 

 

Last Updated on Monday, 16 October 2017 00:04

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Blindspot Season 3, Episode 2 -- A Ms. H TV Show Review

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Like the famous word from The Princess Bride movie, all I can say about Season 3, Episode 2 of Blindspot is "Inconceivable."  Looks like everybody including the enemies had more lines to say in this episode than the supposedly star of the show, Jaimie Alexander.  I wonder how she felt knowing that not only is she being relegated to a housewife with hardly any lines, but her appearances are being scaled down in her show -- slowly but surely.

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The writer made sure that everyone had lines, even if they piggybacked off other peoples' lines.  It was obvious to me that he wanted the viewing audience to realize the focus of the show would not be on Jane Doe played by Jaimie Alexander and her mysterious tattoos, but would be focused on everything and anything else -- but her.

In this episode the focus was clearly on her brother, played by Luke Mitchell as Roman.  I must admit it was interesting the way the writer led the audience to believe that somehow her brother was going to take the high road when he had a one to one conversation with another male from a support meeting.  Spoiler Alert:  It was surprising when the interchange of caring conversation took a turn for the worst when the victim put too much trust in drinking what looked to be a regular beverage given to him by Roman -- who is obviously a low-life person.   Well, this devious character had quite a few lines and the whole show seems to be directed around him. This is being done to the dismay of Jaimie Alexander whose main purpose seems to be to explain her questionable outside liasons with her husband/FBI agent.  Instead of apologizing, she should have directed her energy to actively solve and fight crimes as an FBI agent. By the way, during this episode, her husband noticed something different about her.  Can you guess what it was?  Here's to the effect his exact question to her --  "Did you do something different with your hair?"  Really? This line was not necessary to move the story along.  By the way, she did have a lack-luster fight scene where she kicked, slapped and pushed an enemy around while the director made sure her partner's fighting skills were shown in a much more admirable, heroic light.

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All in all, the story itself is becoming jagged pieces of jigsaw puzzles, where you really can't trust anyone; however, it is a far cry from being a show with a strong, female lead.  I'm anxious to see where the next episode will leave Jaimie Alexander, maybe resigning and staying home ready to apologize to her husband about the meal not being made while he was busy solving and fighting crimes.  Maybe the show won't go to this extreame -- but it looks to be headed in that direction.

Based on a rating of 1 star to 5 stars with 5 stars being the highest, I rate Blindspot Season 3, Episode 2, two stars.

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 05 November 2017 01:12

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