Monday, July 22, 2013

Come Monday...Graceland

“Come Monday…” is a weekly series that will involve a review of, or commentary about,  websites, movies, documentaries, television shows, sports, music, and whatever else may tickle my fancy at the time.  Be assured that these reviews will be generally positive, as in accordance to the Jimmy Buffett song “Come Monday.”  This is subject to change, however.  In fact, I would be most derelict in my duties to neglect going on a rant every once in a while.  For rants promote change, and change can be good—right?  Therefore, since good is generally considered as being a positive force in 99.3% of the parallel universes that I am aware of, even a rant could be considered as being something positive, and a genuine hissy-fit would be even better (so I’m told).

No, [Graceland] is not a show about [Elvis’ home]—nor even about Memphis, for that matter.  Although, there is a connection.  For Graceland is about a special team of [FBI], [DEA] and [ICE] agents, who live in a fancy beach house in the Los Angeles area that was confiscated from a notorious drug dealer.  Since the drug dealer was a huge Elvis fan, and had a fairly large collection of memorabilia throughout the house, it was quite natural to refer to the place as being Graceland.  Of course, I am quite sure that the producers of the show did not mind sucking in a lot of Elvis fanatics with the title as an added bonus.

Graceland stars [Aaron Tveit] as [Mike Warren], who has been placed on the Graceland team to investigate [Paul Briggs], being played by [Daniel Sunjata].  If Daniel’s name is familiar, you might be remembering him from a prominent role on [Rescue Me].  He also played a couple of different minor roles on [Law & Order: Special Victims Unit] a few years back.

It took watching 5-6 episodes before Arlynda and I decided that the show is not for us, and to be perfectly honest about it, I don’t know why.  For each scene is intensely packed with potential for high energy action, and I am not talking about the kind of action that could go boom, neither.  Okay, back in the day I would have felt differently, and [Charlie] and [Paige] are particularly easy on my eyes.

Speaking of such, [Scottie Thompson] played a member of the Graceland team for the first three episodes, and I am wondering what may be going on with her.  For she seems to be another spectacular beauty who can only land limited roles when she commands my undivided attention in every scene I have seen her in.

It may be her eyes, which makeS my previous comment about the cast being easy on the eyes…um…well…strange.  For she has ice blue eyes that freak me out.  Oh, but I can stare at the rest of her for hours upon end, as I would think would be the case with most manly men (and even some women).

Anyway, methinks all of the added tension to Graceland makes it unbearable for us.  For maintaining undercover roles while chasing really bad guys day and night is enough drama without throwing in that the FBI suspects Paul of being dirty and having Mike there to prove it as they are depending upon each other to survive the stings relatively intact.

Yeah, one should start taking the reality of getting old seriously when an abundance of eye candy is not enough.  Sigh.

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  1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear TWG!!! Yes, and I have found that trying to stare at her too intently always results in me suffering a fairly significant concussion when Arlynda is close by.

  2. I started watching it but left the last episode in the cue. I like the actors in it but it's just no clicking with me either. I think it's all the chummy chum they are with each other after all the danger they face. They should be more messed up and less happy.

  3. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Kal!!! Yeah, they act like the possibility of the wrong facial expression at the wrong time spelling death and destruction on a massive scale as being just part of the job. Hey, I am all for having confidence, but there is way too much that could go wrong for them to be that relaxed.

  4. We don't have this show here either, to my knowledge. I might be on Pay-TV...but I don't have pay...only free-to-air...which suits me just fine.

  5. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Lee!!! Do you-all have the USA Network available there? If so, does it seem to be a different program schedule than we have?


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