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He was also the very best part of Dead Like Me. And I say that as someone who loves pretty much all the parts of that show.

I loved it to begin with, but it really kind of stalled after the first season.  And then the movie did absolutely nothing different, except not have Mandy Patankin in it.


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Finally, if you haven't read the book, I highly recommend it.  William Goldman's writing is brilliant.
I have to second that. I'm part way though re reading it now, I think I've read it about five times since High School. Each time it gets better. When I have a kid I do plan on reading that book to them when they are sick before they see the movie.


The book's floated around my house a few times, but for whatever reason I've never picked it up.

Is it really written like a a big epic fantasy that's been manually abridged by the (in-universe) reader's father?

Close, it's written like it was abridged by the author to try and duplicate how his father read it to him, complete with a lot of notes on what was edited out. It is an extremely meta book, and probably the best example I can think of for a satire of a genre that became a great example of the genre.
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Finally, if you haven't read the book, I highly recommend it.  William Goldman's writing is brilliant.
I have to second that. I'm part way though re reading it now, I think I've read it about five times since High School. Each time it gets better. When I have a kid I do plan on reading that book to them when they are sick before they see the movie.


The book's floated around my house a few times, but for whatever reason I've never picked it up.

Is it really written like a a big epic fantasy that's been manually abridged by the (in-universe) reader's father?

Close, it's written like it was abridged by the author to try and duplicate how his father read it to him, complete with a lot of notes on what was edited out. It is an extremely meta book, and probably the best example I can think of for a satire of a genre that became a great example of the genre.

Yeah, that's what I meant. Definitely something I'd be interested in.

I understand that the Howl's Moving Castle book is the same sort of thing (if not as meta).


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Have any of you seen him in that show Criminal Minds?  I saw a bunch of episodes of that show.  Apparently, he was replaced midway through by Joe Mantegna.  I think that's what happened, but the characters are all so interchangeable and bland that it's impossible to know for sure.

I saw it.  There was some remarks about "not having to deal with divas anymore" from the producers, so clearly things weren't good behind the scenes.  He's on a much better show now, Homeland.

Apparently, he didn't like being in the show after he realized that he couldn't stand having to do another episode about a girl getting raped/killed/raped-killed.  It was a constant flow of scripts all about raping and killing women.
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Have any of you seen him in that show Criminal Minds?  I saw a bunch of episodes of that show.  Apparently, he was replaced midway through by Joe Mantegna.  I think that's what happened, but the characters are all so interchangeable and bland that it's impossible to know for sure.

I saw it.  There was some remarks about "not having to deal with divas anymore" from the producers, so clearly things weren't good behind the scenes.  He's on a much better show now, Homeland.

Apparently, he didn't like being in the show after he realized that he couldn't stand having to do another episode about a girl getting raped/killed/raped-killed.  It was a constant flow of scripts all about raping and killing women.

Yeah, it's not exactly a fun show to watch.  I gave up on it pretty quickly after he left because it was such a downer.


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He was also the very best part of Dead Like Me. And I say that as someone who loves pretty much all the parts of that show.

I loved it to begin with, but it really kind of stalled after the first season.  And then the movie did absolutely nothing different, except not have Mandy Patankin in it.

I liked season 2 as much as season 1.  Fleshed out the world and character pretty well I thought.  The movie was absolute trash though, they never should have done it without Patinkin.


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Have any of you seen him in that show Criminal Minds?  I saw a bunch of episodes of that show.  Apparently, he was replaced midway through by Joe Mantegna.  I think that's what happened, but the characters are all so interchangeable and bland that it's impossible to know for sure.

I saw it.  There was some remarks about "not having to deal with divas anymore" from the producers, so clearly things weren't good behind the scenes.  He's on a much better show now, Homeland.

Apparently, he didn't like being in the show after he realized that he couldn't stand having to do another episode about a girl getting raped/killed/raped-killed.  It was a constant flow of scripts all about raping and killing women.

Yeah, it's not exactly a fun show to watch.  I gave up on it pretty quickly after he left because it was such a downer.
I wasn't turned off my the subject matter quite so much as the characters and the entire concept.  First of all, they do that thing once per episode where they deliver the profile.  Except when they do this, they get all the profilers from BAU and have them take turns delivering the profile one sentence at a time.  It's so fucking annoying.  Talking is not a shared task; one person can do it.

Also I was bothered by this idea of criminal profiling as flawless.  I'm sure I could deliver a flawless profile on a criminal too, if I wrote that profile first and then created the criminal.


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Have any of you seen him in that show Criminal Minds?  I saw a bunch of episodes of that show.  Apparently, he was replaced midway through by Joe Mantegna.  I think that's what happened, but the characters are all so interchangeable and bland that it's impossible to know for sure.

I saw it.  There was some remarks about "not having to deal with divas anymore" from the producers, so clearly things weren't good behind the scenes.  He's on a much better show now, Homeland.

Apparently, he didn't like being in the show after he realized that he couldn't stand having to do another episode about a girl getting raped/killed/raped-killed.  It was a constant flow of scripts all about raping and killing women.

Yeah, it's not exactly a fun show to watch.  I gave up on it pretty quickly after he left because it was such a downer.
I wasn't turned off my the subject matter quite so much as the characters and the entire concept.  First of all, they do that thing once per episode where they deliver the profile.  Except when they do this, they get all the profilers from BAU and have them take turns delivering the profile one sentence at a time.  It's so fucking annoying.  Talking is not a shared task; one person can do it.

Also I was bothered by this idea of criminal profiling as flawless.  I'm sure I could deliver a flawless profile on a criminal too, if I wrote that profile first and then created the criminal.

Ehn, plausibility is never high on my list for entertainment.  Castle's one of my favourite shows, but that's completely ridiculous.


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Have any of you seen him in that show Criminal Minds?  I saw a bunch of episodes of that show.  Apparently, he was replaced midway through by Joe Mantegna.  I think that's what happened, but the characters are all so interchangeable and bland that it's impossible to know for sure.

I saw it.  There was some remarks about "not having to deal with divas anymore" from the producers, so clearly things weren't good behind the scenes.  He's on a much better show now, Homeland.

Apparently, he didn't like being in the show after he realized that he couldn't stand having to do another episode about a girl getting raped/killed/raped-killed.  It was a constant flow of scripts all about raping and killing women.

Yeah, it's not exactly a fun show to watch.  I gave up on it pretty quickly after he left because it was such a downer.
I wasn't turned off my the subject matter quite so much as the characters and the entire concept.  First of all, they do that thing once per episode where they deliver the profile.  Except when they do this, they get all the profilers from BAU and have them take turns delivering the profile one sentence at a time.  It's so fucking annoying.  Talking is not a shared task; one person can do it.

Also I was bothered by this idea of criminal profiling as flawless.  I'm sure I could deliver a flawless profile on a criminal too, if I wrote that profile first and then created the criminal.

Ehn, plausibility is never high on my list for entertainment.  Castle's one of my favourite shows, but that's completely ridiculous.

Seconded.