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I promise to stop spamming you all after this. :)

First of all, for those of you who are not as enthralled with Jamie Bamber as I or check out jamiebambernews, I feel compelled to point you in the direction of this post by the awesome elzed. On Monday night, BAFTA had a screening of the premiere episode of Law & Order: UK followed by a Q&A with some of the cast and creators. elzed attended both and typed up a detailed report. Yes, it is very Jamie-centric, but she also provides a balanced review of the series and what we can expect to see. The highlight of which was finding out Jamie's casting was a selling point to NBC. :)

The first episode 'Care' premieres Monday, February 23rd at 9:00pm on ITV 1. And, yes, I will be providing weekly reviews within a day or two (hopefully) of the episodes airing. ;)

In other (brief) TV news....

I finally saw last week's episode of House. It wasn't bad, though I was distracted by a tumor that apparently can grow in 24 hours and disappear almost as quickly. O...K...

The Mentalist - Just when you think Patrick Jane can't be anymore adorkable he utters the line, "There's no business like Chobusiness." Hee!

Scrubs - Surprisingly, the phone gimmick worked.

This episode probably would have worked better for me if I hadn't seen the film, Runaway Jury. I wonder if John Grisham feels it's worthwhile to sue?

And I really wish the writers would start sweating the small stuff. Parker spent the day on jury duty while the rest of the team watches six NFL games which would only be possible on a Sunday. Now, maybe Hardison had DVR'd the games to watch later but a) why and b) they should have established that fact.

Lauren Holly needs to take a break from the plastic surgery.

Brent Spiner needs to work more often.

I did enjoy Hardison explaining to Sophie that Parker's lack of social skills is a result of having no one to show her how to interact with people and Sophie's almost vain attempts to help Parker. I wonder if Parker can keep her new friend or if she'll end up scaring her off? And it was pretty darn adorable at how proud Parker was of Hardison as he worked the courtroom.

Life - One of the more successful (and humorous) episodes of the season, though I will never hear the words "Uncap the Sharpie" in the same way again.
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Despite all the cute moments on Leverage - most courtesy of Hardison, my cyber ninja teevee boyfriend (TM) - I just couldn't get over how little, uh, ACTUAL FREAKIN' LEGAL STUFF happened. I mean, I'm Boston Legal-gullible when it comes to TV lawsuits, and I still couldn't stop saying "...Seriously?!?" But it was good to see Brent Spiner again. Also, Eliot's declaration of love for apples made me SHRIEK with laughter! Brilliant delivery :D

(I had to look up the ep on IMDB to make sure that was indeed Lauren Holly, because I could not believe it. Her plastic surgeon probably has a beach house on every continent.)

Re: Life, call me mean but I hope that douchebag dentist's cellmate has a box of Sharpies and enough wall to last for 5 years of his prison term... really, how come Dani doesn't shoot more people on that show on sheer principle is beyond me.
Since I work at a law firm, I can't even think about the legal stuff. Not only could Hardison have not won that case, the judge would have had to call a mistrial.

call me mean but I hope that douchebag dentist's cellmate has a box of Sharpies and enough wall to last for 5 years of his prison term.

HEE! I actually wish they hadn't taken the story that far. It was clear he was a pathetic loser who attracted other losers who were excited by the prospect of having sex with a guy in a cover band. They really didn't need to turn him into a rapist as well. And, since they did, they should have handled that twist more seriously. This wasn't the same Dani who went after that guy she met in AA in season 1.
I started to post asking if/when L&OUK was going to air here in the US, but then I read elzed's write-up and got my question answered. I'm rather bummed. I have always liked all the L&O (although the original is my favorite), and with the added bonus of Jamie and Freema Agyeman, I was looking forward to watching. Well, I guess that's what the internets are for eh? :D
Well, I guess that's what the internets are for eh?

I have no idea what you are talking about! ;)

I'm remaining hopeful that USA or Bravo will air it soon. They could pair it with Criminal Intent.
I didn't know when L&O: Here was starting, so thanks for that! I am actually looking forward to it - not that I've ever watched any of the others, but more because Jamie and Freema Agyeman are in it.

And of course, making you jealous by seeing something with Jamie in before you! :p
Oh, don't worry, you'll get plenty of reminders about L&O:UK in the weeks to come. ;-)