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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

2x08 - What Did You Think?

Jealous Jane, crying Maura, snooping Angela... That was just the B plot. ;-) What did you think of last night's episode? Tell us about it in the comments section!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Janet Talks "Bloodlines"

The official R&I Facebook page has posted a behind the scenes with Janet discussing 2x07. Go check it out.

Bruce and Lee Talk "Rebel"


The official Rizzoli & Isles facebook page posted a little behind the scenes with Bruce and Lee. Check it out, and, if you haven't already, be sure to like their page!

Recap 2x07

Tess Recaps 2x07

Check out Tess's recap of "Bloodlines" from The Mothership:

Bloodlines (Season 2, Episode 7)

Picture this: A bound and terrified woman, a burning torch, the satanic whoosh of flames as they engulf the screaming victim. It could be a brutal execution straight from darkest history, but this woman's death is a Boston PD case. When Jane and Maura learn that the charred corpse belongs to Helen Downey, a practicing Wiccan, they wonder if a modern-day witch hunter is at work, burning his victims alive at the stake.

Clues lead Jane and Maura to a cellar with human bones, blood and bizarre symbols, evidence that Helen was practicing Wiccan rituals of healing, love, protection ... and evil. Now the others in her coven feel threatened. Are they the witch hunter's next victims? Salem's horrifying history takes center stage in the investigation, and when a séance to bring back the spirit of Helen Downey turns shocking, even seasoned detective Korsak freaks out, much to Frost's amusement.

Meanwhile, the Rizzoli family is stunned when Frankie's ex-girlfriend Teresa waltzes back into town with a daughter she claims is Frankie's. Frankie accepts the child as his, but the ever-suspicious Jane demands DNA proof, and she'll go to any lengths to get it.

And that’s where my favorite scene comes. At the tumultuous Rizzoli family dinner with Teresa, the insults fly, old knives come out and Jane turns into a notorious sippy-cup thief. This is one family gathering you don't want to miss.

Cut Scenes

Some scenes we're happy they cut, if only to keep us from having a heart attack before we see all the cast on the screen.

Proposed opener for Episode One of Season Two (click it to get a bigger, better view):

Aren't we happy that we got the other version instead?

TV Show vs The Books

DigitalSpy.com has a short article regarding Janet's decision to step away from strictly following Tess's story lines:

"You have to, as a television writer, make [the characters] your own because [otherwise] what's the point?" Tamaro told...

Check the rest here.

Twitter Round Up

Promo Videos!

Our friends at AUSXIP have posted some new TNT promo spots for R&I. Go check them out!

Something to Chuckle Over

We see what's going on here...

(check it here)

Recap/Reviews - 2x07 "Bloodlines"

TVFanatic.com has their review up:

Rizzoli & Isles dove into its New England roots this week, as "Bloodlines" provided us witches burned at the stake and one who sat across the dinner table. Let's start with the witch with the cheap dye job.

Check out the rest here.
TheExaminer.com's recap/review is up:

Jane and Maura investigate the death of a self-proclaimed witch in this episode. While this is certainly not a new topic for a crime show to tackle, it is always an entertaining one. Overall, the case was well thought out up until the end.

Check the rest here.
NiceGirlsTV.com has a recap up:

Witches and women that rhyme with “witches” kept our heroes guessing on this week’s Rizzoli & Isles. When a woman is burned at the stake in Salem, the team are quickly led to a local coven that appears to be targeted by a killer. Meanwhile, Frankie’s ex-girlfriend returns to Boston with a surprise...

Check the rest here.
FemPop.com has their recap/review up:

Aaand a blond is being burned at the stake for, I can only assume, having such a righteously bad outfit and wig. Seriously that looked like someone permed a wig and left it in their attic for twenty years so it got that gummy feeling old Barbie doll hair gets.

At the cop diner Rizzoli and Isles are having breakfast. A cop judges Rizzoli for eating rabbit pancakes, but her girlfriend finds them adorable. I just paused the show so I could spend ten minutes coming up with a vibrator joke. Nothing good came of it but I wanted you to know I took the effort.

Check the rest here.

Butch In Progress has their review/recap up:

[B+K] Let me give you an example of deductive reasoning (this is a crime show after all):

Salem. Leads us to:

Witches. Lead us to:

Willow and Tara!

Thus, with this week’s Rizzoli & Isles episode “Bloodlines” set in Salem and focusing on some contemporary witch hunts, the potential for gay was off the charts. And, oh, how they delivered. (As Willow - or at least, Vamp Willow - will tell you: the only thing gayer than witches are vampires. Consider this a “Helloween Special” suggestion, TNT!)

Check the rest here.

DaemonTV.com has their recap up:

RIZZOLI & ISLES “Bloodlines” Season 2 Episode 7 – Tonight’s episode had a whole lotta witches in it. And no, I’m not just talking about Frankie’s ex-girlfriend.
Make sure to check out the "favorite bits" section. Check it here.

Snarker Reviews 2x07

Snarker's been at it again!

It’s morning in Boston and Det. Jane Rizzoli and Dr. Maura Isles are having breakfast together because, well, that’s what they always do. They wake up, roll over, say good morning, get dressed (or not, they could conceivably roll around a little more – ahem), have breakfast and solve horrible grisly murders. Like someone getting burned to death at the stake. Yuck. But you know what’s yummy? Bunny pancakes.

Mama Rizzoli has made her Janie bunny pancakes while Maura gets an egg-white omelet. Jane does not appreciate the cuteness of said bunny pancake and promptly cuts off its ears and gives them to – who else? – Maura. They are seriously the oldest, marriedest couple I have ever seen on television.

With fabulous screen caps, great snarkiness, and some of the best subtext review out there for R&I, you really need to head over there right now and check it out.

Monday, August 22, 2011

The Results Are In!

Good to know... good to know...

Janet Talks RandI

TheFutonCritic.com did an interview with Janet. It's a good read:

JH: The story of Jane with Hoyt (a serial killer played by Michael Massee) is her dark, Achilles heel that you've gone back to frequently in the series. Is that going to be a thread throughout the entire run?

JT: Actually, something very cool is going to happen at the end of the summer with Hoyt. All I can tell you is that it was a cathartic episode to write because I've also been living with Hoyt for two full years. Something interesting happens there.

Go check the rest out here.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sasha and Wine

oddballgrape.com did a short little interview with Sasha about wine:

Sasha Alexander’s character medical examiner Maura Isles on TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles may be quite the wine connoseur, but Alexander says she, herself, is not so much.

“Not as much as I would like to be,” she said during a recent visit to the show’s set. “But I do love good wine and I try to know as much as I can about it.”

Go check the rest of it out here.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Tess and The Silent Girl

Pacific Citizen has an excellent article up about Tess and her new novel. Please go take a look!

Korsak's Ex-Wife (One of Them)

TVLine.com has an exclusive on who will be coming in to play one of Korsak's exwives. We won't spoil it for you, but go have a look and see what you think!

Handcuffs... ON YOUR EARS!

Were you one of the lucky ones to receive a pair of earrings in the mail yesterday?

A little while back, the Rizzoli & Isles TNT people ran a promotional on their facebook page, found here, where you could sign up to win a limited edition pair of handcuff earrings. It seems the winners have been found, and were surprised by a UPS delivery at their doors yesterday.

If you were one of the winners, tell us! We want to know.

If you weren't, chin up. Janet is encouraging all of us to follow the facebook page with promises of more chances to win cool swag. So, if you're not following them on facebook, go there quickly and do so. You never know what might happen. :-)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Tennis Anyone?

Does anyone remember what they were doing before seeing this picture? No? Anyone? Yeah, we don't remember either.


TNT: They Know Subtext

Humor on the Show

The Kansas City Star just published this fun article today:
LOS ANGELES - "Rizzoli & Isles" uses the same cops-and-crooks format as a host of other shows. But the TNT series, now in its second season, has become the most watched drama on cable.

What makes it so different is a laughing matter.

Go check out the rest of it here.

Recap/Review 2x06 - Covering the Bases

"Rebel" was an episode just chalked full of yummy goodness. So, instead of our normal habit of posting reviews and recaps individually, we decided on posting with a bunch of links for this one, and we may continue this trend for next week's episode. Trust us on this one. You want to go check out everything we're posting here. You'll be laughing, giggling, and nodding your head in the affirmative. Would we steer you wrong?

theofficegossiptheory tumblr scored a hit as the gave us a check list rundown of 2x06. Some highlights are:Jane smiling about Maura’s coffee specifics
  • Maura nerding out and fangirling over a guy and Jane trying to distract her with coffee
  • Jane making fun of Maura’s trigonometry
  • Jane not wanting her wife to get into a tree because she looks “rediculous”
Go check out the rest of it here.
The Examiner.com has a review up:

Maura: “I always wondered what it would be like to have a mother who cut the crusts off my sandwiches.”

Jane: “Annoying.”

Brief but they have some nice pic from the episode. Go check it out here.
Fempop.com has their review (with lovely screen caps) up:

It’s Boston so it was kind of inevitable that we’d get a Revolutionary War reenactment at some point. I’m just sad Rizzoli and Isles aren’t dressed up as redcoats. Also one of the reenactors died. Ooops.

Elsewhere Rizzoli is watching sports why her girlfriend and her mom make croissants. Does…does Rizzoli live there now? Isles is freaking out in her Isles way because her mother is coming to town. Her mother has never seen her place and is staying in her guest house. Which means Rizzoli’s mom is moving in with Rizzoli for the foreseeable future. She’s thrilled.

Go check out the rest of it here. Subtexty!
NiceGirlsTV.com's review/recap:

When did historical reenactments become so hip? Last week Warehouse 13 had a plot involving Civil War reenactors, this week Rizzoli & Isles has a plot involving Revolutionary War reenactors. Yay history!

Check the rest here.
Butch In Progress has a great subtexty review/recap up:

[B+K] Girls, I’m sorry, but I refuse to write a subtext recap this week.

You need a reason motive? Well, because there was no subtext. None!

There was some maintext, some plain text, and a whole lotta gay text. (Which might explain, why this has so far been my favorite episode in Season 2. It’s either the gay, or the funny, or both.) So let’s just go with that ‘gay text recap’ from now on, ok? We’re not kiddin’ anyone anyway…

Great screen caps, fun review. Check the rest out here.

TVFanatic.com has her review up:

What did a sniper who can't aim, a sick parakeet and a dreaded visit from Mom have in common? They were all featured in the latest episode of Rizzoli & Isles, of course.

"Rebel Without a Pause" gave us all of the above and more in one of the most entertaining episodes of the season.

Check the rest here.
DeamonTV.com's review is up:

Mothers in general seemed to be an overall theme tonight. First there’s Jane and her mom – Jane trying to pretend she’s nothing like the woman and complaining about how clingy she is when we all know that she’s totally like Angela and would hate it if she didn’t hover all the time. Then there’s Maura and her mother – who are also quite alike but without all the clinginess. Jane and Maura each say that they wish they had the other’s mother but I like how in the end, Maura’s mother tried to get closer to her daughter and even joined them all at a bar.

Don't miss the rundown of their 'fav bits'. Check the rest here.
On a side note about the title of this episode- "Rebel Without a Pause"...

We thought is sounded vaguely familiar so, despite Dr. Isle's protest should she find out we did this, we hit up wikipedia. This is what we found:

Rebel Without a Pause is a single by hip hop group Public Enemy from their groundbreaking 1988 album, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back. The title is a spoof of Rebel Without a Cause, a 1955 drama movie.
Very interesting article. Go check it out.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Review/Recap 2x06 - Snarker

Snarker's review of last night's episode is up at AfterEllen.com:

So, it’s another normal day at Dr. Maura Isles’ house. She is making fresh croissants in the kitchen with Mama Rizzoli while Det. Jane Rizzoli chows down on snacks and watches sports in the living room. I keep forgetting, is this a cop show or a show about an old married couple? Clearly the answer is both.

Go check the rest of it here.

2x06 - Your Thoughts?

What did everyone think of last night's episode? How do we feel about Constance Isles? Do we feel we know Maura better now? What do we think about the subtext streaming in from all sides during this episode? Who was too drunk to make it back to their bed after playing the drinking game last night?

This Week's Trivia Question

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Silent Girl: A Review

The Winston-Salem Journal has done a brief rundown of the plot for Silent Girl. Please go have a look, and then go get the book! (See what we did there?)

Spoiler Photos for 2x06

seat42f.com has promo photos for tonight's episode, "Rebel Without a Pause". Go check it out here.

TV Guide's Top Moments for Last Week

TVGuide.com top tv moments from last week. Look who made the list.

8. Best Striptease: Rizzoli & Isles runs subtext deep into the ground when Maura tells her unfashionable pal that her pantsuit is inappropriate for her date at a fancy-schmancy restaurant. So Maura takes matters into her own hands — with a little help. "Unzip me," she tells Jane as she slinks out of her curve-hugging magenta dress, explaining that they're going to swap outfits. And that they do — with Maura even taking a scalpel to her expensive heels to make comfy peep-toes for Jane — before standing back to admire their efforts. "You look sexy," Maura says. Oh, just get a room already!

Yes, we agree. Of course, we've always said:

TNT: They Know Subtext

Bill O'Reilly on R&I

The Huffington Post (check it out here) ran this article with a clip from "Entertainment Tonight".

Bill O'Reilly recently took a short break from "The O'Reilly Factor" to film his guest appearance on the TNT crime series "Rizzoli and Isles." The Fox News host admitted that acting was more difficult than his usual gig as a pundit.

Speaking to "Entertainment Tonight" on set, O'Reilly said, "I'm used to just me and some pinhead guest and I'm pounding that person but now I've gotta be listening to the nuance of the lines." He joked, "I could've done four 'Factors' in the time it takes to do one dopey scene on this program."

He revealed that he will play himself on the show, where he will appear opposite actresses Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander. He joked, "See nobody is as obnoxious as me. They couldn't find an actor to play me." Harmon called O'Reilly's performance "fantastic," joking, He's very very good at playing himself." When asked how it was working with O'Reilly, Sasha Alexander joked, "It's just a regular Tea Party." Zing!

But the segment wasn't all lighthearted jokes. O'Reilly also took a crack at the nation's lawmakers, who he called "pinheads" for "playing politics with the welfare of the American economy."

O'Reilly's guest appearance on "Rizzoli and Isles" was announced in May. He has known the show's creator Janet Tamaro since they worked together at "Inside Edition."

(Find the article here)


Tess is Coming Back to the Couch!

Tess Gerritsen is coming back again this year to sit on the Rizzles Couch and chat. Last year, she talked about the show based on questions we gathered from you and sent her way. This year, we want to chat with her about her books, the last tour, her career, and such.

So, if you have a question for Tess, send it our way by posting it in the comments section below. We'll be taking questions for the next two days.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Trivia Contest Time!

Jane and Maura are at it again! It's time for trivia. So, put on your thinking caps (not the ones with the beers on either side. Jane only approves those for ball games), pull out your detective kits, and get ready.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

"Rebel Without a Pause" - Sneak Peak and a Challenge


It looks like there's a new hashtag on twitter for the coming Monday. #RandI Do you think we can trend it?

Angie's Birthday

Yesterday was Angie Harmon's birthday, and there was much celebration, as you can see:

Take a look at what the cast and crew had to say. It looks like the folks on set know how to have a good time!

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