Search this Topic:
Member Since: 08/16/2003
Jan 15 10 5:04 AM
Member Since: 06/08/2003
Jan 15 10 8:06 AM
Meanwhile....the ratings are going down which, obviously, is NOT good. Might I suggest that besides reminding friends/family to watch that we also go to the
tnt.tv site as often as possible and start the episode video there?
>') (|(| ( ~)/ ( ..) ~~~~~~~~ (")(")
Member Since: 06/09/2005
Jan 15 10 10:27 AM
Jan 15 10 3:21 PM
Member Since: 04/13/2009
Jan 16 10 1:06 AM
As Terry tells it, if I remember correctly, it is the observer who triggers the mechanism that kills the cat when he opens the box in order to see if the cat
is dead or alive.
This is not exactly correct, if I understand the premise of the famous thought problem, because, although the observer could trigger the mechanism
accidentally upon opening the box (possibly killing himself as well in the process), Schrödinger devised a "diabolical mechanism" that might or
might not change the state of a subatomic particle. It is this mechanism that could kill or not kill the cat, and not the observer unless the above-mentioned
possible accident occurred.
That Terry is knowledgeable enough to even cite Schrödinger's cat as an example of the two (or more) states paradox is a real tribute to the writing
continuing as it does the Sisyphean trajectory. That Owen really does not want to hear Terry explain it but he does anyway makes the conversation better
Even better, in terms of the writing, is the suggestion that Terry may have gotten this a little bit wrong. If he'd gotten it "according to
Hoyle," then he would not be Terry, he would be Dr. Sam Beckett. Another two-state paradox . . . .
Once again, bravo Men of a Certain Age!
Jan 27 10 12:51 AM
but what did YOU think???
Terry’s father we did not meet. Instead, we watched as Terry tried to become a father, or at least the part of fathers that makes us mentors to our kids (we hope). I find it a bit unfathomable that he’d be rejected by the Big Brothers, a far-fetched set-up for his plot. However, he played it brilliantly, showing a side of himself that was raw, touching, and extremely engaging. And that was before the end of the episode when we saw him with Owen’s kids. Speaking of, did that mean that Terry was up at 8AM?
But the best part of the episode for me came during Terry’s and Owen’s breakfast at the diner. As I watched the scene, I was a bit bothered by the fact that the three pals seem to do less and less together, at times only checking in with one another after-the-fact. What I’m referring to specifically is my surprise at hearing Owen ask about the Big Brother situation after having seen Terry go through all of it so extensively the day before. I hadn’t even imagined that Owen and Joe wouldn’t have known about Terry’s rejection.
And then Terry asked Owen if he was a bad guy. The moment that they shared together, when Owen was honestly and purely puzzled by the question, is exactly what the entire show is about. It’s about those friendships that we sometimes get lucky enough to form, between us and our real, lifelong friends. Because Owen wasn’t just bucking Terry up … his innate rejection of the entire supposition was so natural that we saw just how much these guys love one another.
I just wish Joe had been there too.
Terry had less luck trying to do his own good deeds, as he was rejected by the Big Brothers organization. I think it's a little crappy, if it's true, that they can't even tell you why they rejected you. Poor Terry was beating himself up trying to figure out what was wrong with him, when it could have been something completely out of his control. It's a weird policy to me, but I'm sure it makes perfectly logical sense to the organizations that have them. Keeps people from going crazy like Terry did, even whacking Owen's kid's head on the ceiling trying to prove his point -- actually, that last one hurt his case a little bit.But it was good to see him getting that opportunity to take some responsibility and share some of his life experiences and love with someone. Terry is showing some real growth in the series so far, and I'm looking forward to seeing if we'll ever see him start to settle down into any semblance of a traditional family life.As usual, the conversation at the diner was brilliant. The constant ribbing of Terry produced some great lines, and I even appreciated how things were a little awkward when it was just Owen and Terry. Apparently, Joe is the fulcrum of their little group, so in his absence, things got a little awkward. I think we've all been in situations like that. It shouldn't be a little weird after all that time, and yet strangely enough, it is. Still brilliant television week after week!
Meanwhile, Terry's need to become a Big Brother and his judgment of himself as a good or bad man in connection with rejection or acceptance brought a new vulnerability and depth to his character.
Jan 27 10 4:19 AM
I think it's a little crappy, if it's true, that they can't even
tell you why they rejected you. Poor Terry was beating himself up
trying to figure out what was wrong with him
Jan 28 10 4:56 PM
Feb 26 10 10:50 AM
Mar 15 10 7:36 AM
Member Since: 06/02/2003
Jul 16 10 11:15 AM
In case you missed it during the aforementioned collapse -There was a Quantum Leap homage (in the season finale - the hiking scene):Terry, in despair, sits down on a rock, Joe sits down on another beside him, and says, "Oh boy . . .".
Member Since: 11/19/2009
Nov 17 10 4:07 AM
Member Since: 03/28/2008
Nov 27 10 7:11 AM
Nov 29 10 2:36 PM
I can just imagine
Dec 9 10 6:30 AM
Feb 9 11 4:13 AM
Jun 9 11 2:50 PM
Member Since: 10/05/2011
Oct 13 11 6:08 AM
Nov 5 11 7:07 AM
Nov 6 11 8:12 AM
© 2017 Yuku. All rights reserved.