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Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Word...

From our home to yours, we here at RGB wish you a very happy New Year. May everything you hope for have the possibility of coming true, and may you find happiness where you least expect it!

Be safe out there this evening, and we look forward to seeing you all in 2012!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Snarker Recaps 2x15

Snarker recaps the season finale.

To quote ancient cavemen: FIRE BAD! FIRE BAD! FIRE BAD! And to carry their eloquent, prescient warnings further, fire in this episode is a metaphor for the white hot-emotions simmering just under the surface for our Det. Jane Rizzoli and Dr. Maura Isles. But while our resident LLBFFs reenact their own private Backdraft on the inside, Boston’s finest firefighters are doing it on the outside as a factory fire burns uncontrollably. And things get much too hot for one poor firefighter. Like I was saying...

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2x15 - Additional Recap/Reviews

Cherry Grrl (who brought us the R&I drinking game) has their review up.

If you missed this season finale, definitely make time to watch it, it’s worth it.
If walking into a fire isn’t dangerous enough, realizing someone’s waiting for you inside with some concoction to enhance the flames might be. I’ve heard that blue fire is one of the hottest flames and I think the firefighter knew that too when he looked down at his gloved hands and realized his fate. I guess the whole ‘stop, drop and roll’ thing wouldn’t really work in this case.

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The Voice of TV has their review up.

After the season 1 finale which was suspenseful, shocking and an hour full of action, I was excited for this episode. I don’t know about you guys but for me this episode was not as amazing as the season 1 finale was. However it was good and it certainly leaves us with one big question: What happens now with Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and Maura Isles’ (Sasha Alexander) friendship?

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Tess Gerritsen Has a Store!

Tess has started an online store. Go take a look at what she's got. Rumor is there will be more things added, and it will be soon. Raise your hand if you love Tess!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Reveiws/Recaps/Polls: 2x15 "Burning Down the House"

Recap/review from Examiner.com

A warehouse catches on fire, killing a fireman in the process. As Maura researches fires in the area, the killer comes after her, and ends up running down her mother, Constance, with a car. Maura’s biological father, Patty Doyle, also shows up, but it was nice that none of this had to do with his criminal life. There have already been episodes where Doyle’s crimes and enemies have come after Maura, so while was considered as a possibility, Maura’s troubles were just a side effect of her doing her job.

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Review Movieweb.com. See if you agree with the star rating. Check it here.
Review on TVFanatic.com.

In a few short weeks, the winter season of Rizzoli & Isles managed to take my favorite characters and throw them into circumstances that had alarming consequences.
Remember when Jane was upset with Maura for withholding information from her about her brother? Well, that rift was nothing compared to the chasm created between our dynamic duo at the end of "Burning Down the House."

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Poll on SpoilerTV.com. Go vote to tell them what you think. Check it here.

As much as the viewers expected an impressive Rizzoli & Isleswinter finale, Maura's reaction at the very end was shocking! Especially, since Jane contributed to the circumstances that prompted such reaction.

First things first, though. Billy Burke returns as Agent Gabriel Dean trying to rekindle his relationship with Jane. Despite her romance with Casey, who was Jane's morale support--much more than Dean--despite being overseas, she ends up sleeping with Gabriel.

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Season in review by Crackinois

Rarely does a television show in its first season capture my attention and hold it. Rarely does a new show have such wonderful characters that I become completely wrapped up in them…truly and deeply emotionally invested. Rizzoli & Isles had so much potential in its first season. Here were two wonderful female characters that were interesting in what they were at the time, that had many directions they could be taken (particularly after the finale), and had this wonderful subtext that drew in so many LGBT fans to the show. Yes, the writing and plots in season one were a little weak, but I always try to give a new show the benefit of the doubt in hitting its stride when it’s picked up for its sophomore season.

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Reveiw on FemPop.com

It is now two days after Christmas. If you’re Christian then you are coming down from the gift high and ensconced in the pajama jeans your BFF gave you and swollen with fried Oreos you made because your brother gave you a deep fryer to celebrate the birth of Jesus. If you’re Jewish then Happy Hanukkah! You’ve got one more day of your delicious fried potato holiday. If you’re Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, agnostic, an atheist or any other of the countless faiths upon this earth then it is December 27th and you’re ready for me to get to the recap. The recap of the very last episode of Rizzoli & Isles ever.

That is not true. It will be back in the summer of 2012...

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Recap on DaemonTV.com

In this episode of Rizzoli and Isles, called “Burning Down the House”, the girls are on the case of a firefighter who is killed on duty in a fire. When the evidence starts pointing away from an accident and firmly towards murder, Maura is suddenly a target herself. But the would-be killer misses in his attempt to run her down and instead nearly kills her mother. As if things weren’t hard enough, this brings her biological (and wanted felon) father out of the woodwork. The man wants to protect his daughter and maybe even tell her who her birth mother was but Maura just wants to concentrate on her real mother.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Tamaro Talks Season Finale

TVGuide.com has an interview with Janet where she discusses last night's episode. Read it and tell us your thoughts on her thoughts.

How did this ending come about?
Tamaro: I decided midway through the season. It's not mandated by the network that you have to do a cliff-hanger, but as a writer, I like coming up with a good cliff-hanger. As a viewer, I hate it! [Laughs] I hate that final frame where you go, "What?! You're kidding me!" I knew I wanted to leave them at odds with each other and I knew I didn't want to do a repeat of Season 1 where there's some sort of deadly shooting cliff-hanger involving one of them. I wanted to leave the two women with some massively unresolved conflict and a conflict where you can see both sides.

Read the rest here.

Monday, December 26, 2011

"Burning Down the House"

Tell us how you feel about the season finale. We have our thoughts, but we'd like to hear yours.

Sasha & Lorraine Talk About the End of Season 2

Assignment X interviews two of our favorite in-laws... we mean ladies. Yes, that is what we meant.

This season, Maura has opened her home to Jane’s recently divorced mother Angie, played by Lorraine Bracco. Both actresses, as well as series production designer Bruce Miller, are on hand in the set for Maura’s living room. The space is beautiful...

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Snarker Talks 2x14

Snarker's review is up!

Girls are dancing in these mid-riff baring numbers and for a second I think best opening to Rizzoli & Isles ever and then I realize the girls are all way, way young and I have to go find some soap and a brush to scrub those split-second inappropriate thoughts from my brain tissue. It’s some sort of dance competition complete with stage moms with video cameras and a dance coach with a shiny, shiny jacket. But then their age inappropriate performance is interrupted by a woman staggering onto the stage with scissors sticking out of her chest. Yes, scissors. Death by scissoring? Oh, Rizzoli & Isles, you cheeky little monkeys.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

2x14 What Did You Think?

What did you think of last night's episode? Skip down to the comments section and tell us!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Snarker Does 2x13

Snarker's posted her recap on 2x13.

Previously on Rizzoli & Isles, Dr. Maura Isles told Detective Jane Rizzoli “I love you” over a romantic dinner of grilled cheese and rancid wine. This week, we open with Maura coming out of Jane’s closet. Can I just commend the writers here for their courageous stance on having these two speaking the love that dare not speak its name and coming out as lovers who love ladies? This is really historic. I’m reserving them a space on the police department float in this year’s Boston Gay Pride Parade. Brava, this show. Brava.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

2x13 "Seventeen Ain't So Sweet"

What did you think of last night's episode? What was your favorite scene? Was it Giovanni asking if Jane and Maura were still... you know, or was it when Maura tried to cuddle up next to Jane to prove they were? Was it Jane in nothing but a green towel? Was it Maura telling Jane she would be the person to go with her to the high school reunion since Jane's original plans change? Was it tennis?

Tell us! Inquiring Rizzles minds want to know. Did you love the it or hate it? Leave a comment below.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Snarker Does 2x12

Snarker has finally put up her rundown of 2x12.

I had, briefly, considered just typing out the script word-for-word for tonight’s episode. Because tonight, Rizzles lovers, the line between subtext and maintext became so irreversibly blurred that it’s almost just a straight-up recap. Almost. Well, at least in my head. Well, always in my head. And away we go.

The Rizzoli-Isles family is all at the dinner table together, because where else would they be? It’s a farewell to Tommy and I think I can safely say from all of us gay ladies – don’t let that door that hit you in the ass on the way out, chess boy. Mama Rizzoli is all proud of her 32-year-old ex-con son for cutting up celery and broccoli. Elder siblings Frankie and Jane are somewhat less impressed, they’re apparently saving their “good job, gold star” faces for when he does something truly impressive like peel a banana or tie his shoes.

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Reviews/Recaps 2x12 "He Ain't Heavy"

tv.shut.net has a review up:

"He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" portrayed Jane Rizzoli in many roles including mediator, mentor, disappointed sister, and wounded friend. She ran the gamut from supportive, to frightened, to outraged and in the end I loved her even more for it.

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FemPop has their recap up:

I love how in Boston, according to films and tv, bank robberies happen all of the time. Having visited Boston all of three times ever I’m a little disappointed that I’ve never experienced a robbery there. It’s like not riding a steer in Texas or talking to assholes in LA. If you miss out you’re missing out on a genuine part of the locale.

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TheVoiceOfTV.com has their review up:

As the title of this episode of Rizzoli & Isles already indicates, ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s my Brother’ resolves around someone’s brother. In this case, both Jane Rizzoli’s (Angie Harmon) brother as well as a robbery/murder suspect’s brother and you just know that if Tommy Rizzoli (Colin Egglesfield) is around, trouble can’t be far off. This episode, that is no different.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Reviews/Recaps 2x12 "He Ain't Heavy"

The Examiner.com has their review up:

The gang finds themselves working with the FBI on a murder/bank robbery. As it turns out, Frost knows the head FBI agent, Anna. The angry banter between them is hilarious. Korsak does some snooping, and Frost and Anna were engaged! Sadly Korsak never confronts Frost about it. That was the one thing missing from the storyline. Other than that, the Anna and Frost storyline was a nice addition to the episode. It was nice to have a funny Frost storyline in there.
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TVFanatic.com has their recap up:

"He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" portrayed Jane Rizzoli in many roles including mediator, mentor, disappointed sister and wounded friend. She ran the gamut from supportive, to frightened, to outraged - and, in the end, I loved her even more for it.

Let's start with mentor. Jane did a great job of connecting with the female FBI agent. There may have been some friction over a jurisdictional dispute but Jane never let it ruffle her feathers. She also didn't take the easy road of berating the younger, less experienced woman when she didn't check the van or came on too strong with the grieving widow. Jane bolstered her confidence instead of tearing her down and earned some much deserved respect in the process.

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DeamonTV has their review up:

Once again Rizzoli & Isles uses its title as an ongoing theme throughout an episode. Tonight’s “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” refers to a couple sets of problematic siblings. First there’s the guy who’s considered the good brother in his family, who decides to start robbing banks and gets his bad brother (who’s actually trying to be good) killed.

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Monday, December 5, 2011

2x12 "He Aint' Heavy"

Now that you've seen it, what do you think? Were you happy with it? Did it make your Rizzles heart beat a little faster? It did ours!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Last Week of Trivia

This week is the last week for the trivia contest sponsored by Tess Gerritsen. If you haven't been able to get over to take the rest of the trivia questions, it's okay. Go now! There's a lot of fun prize packages, and it's never too late.

Gerritsen credits Husson researchers for book research

TheRepublic.com has an article about Tess up:

BANGOR, Maine — The author of the "The Silent Girl" is crediting Husson University students for research they did for the latest Rizzoli and Isles novel.

Dr. Tess Gerritsen will speak at the Bangor campus on Wednesday as part of the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series. The public event is free.

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Friday, December 2, 2011

2x12 "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother"

Review of 2x11 "Can I Get a Witness"

Review at shut.tv:

Rizzoli and Isles returned to heat up our holiday season with murder, possible dirty cops, and Bill O'Reilly. Yup, you read that right. The political pundit made a guest appearance in "Can I Get a Witness?" playing none other than himself and he didn't do a bad job of it.

Read the rest here.

The O'Really Factor

Snaker has been at it with Heather Hogan over at AfterEllen.com, and they've come up with something that we think is pure genius - "Rizzoli & Isles Comic-ed". Go read it. Go read it right now. Go on, we'll wait right here for you to get come back. Why are you still here? Go!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

World AIDS Day - A Time to Unite

December 1st is World AIDS Day. No doubt you will find a lot of news today on AIDS and the virus that causes it, HIV. We urge you to pay attention, and, even more importantly, we urge you to go out and do something to help fight the good fight.

Though today is set aside as a day to spotlight the issues surrounding the spread of HIV and what can be done to prevent it, we feel that everyday should be the day to teach others what can be done to protect themselves and their loved ones from this deadly disease.

What's more, we want to remind everyone that those who have contracted the virus or have the disease are not to be shunned or made to feel as outcasts. They are people who need our love, support, and touch. Never underestimate the power of something as simple as a hug.

As you go about your day today, take some time to educate yourself, then go out and find ways to help educate, help, and support those in your community battling this disease. As with all things in this world, we're all in this together.

For more information on World AIDS Day please visit the following:
World AIDS Day - Wikipedia