This is such a great show, murder, mystery, romance. The cast are great together. it's such a shame you guys always cancel great shows like this one among others. Maybe if the producers see how much the fans miss the show that they will bring it back!!
very mild. nothing too bad, nothing too good. enjoyable for a while. until you start feeling like you want to kill that arrogant ADHD ass that is the main character. God help any of you that have to deal with a real life person like that. It was funny for a while, but it gets really tiresome and un-funny next, till the end. deleted the last season without watching. see it only if you saw all that is out there and have nothing better to do!
After reading the other comments I remembered more issues with this one and amended my rating:
- the relationship part - too much , way too much, importance in the show after the first seasons. It was a bad distraction.
- the actress - I actually liked her and I think she is ok. the problem came 100% from the writers. All that bull*** came from the script. that role was only just pushed there by the writers.
this all show failed because of bad writing - coming from writers or from the smart head giving them directions. sad. first season was really smart and funny!
Why do these knuckleheads wait until after the season finale to cancel the show? Don't you owe it to the 2-3 million fans to at least let them have a series-ending final show? DUH! The main reason I got interested in Longmire (which I love!) was because it was on after the 'Glades. I probably would never have watched it otherwise.
I try and check out every new show as it comes out, and I really have no idea how I completely missed The Glades, which I never heard of until now, after it's been going for several years and apparently has just been cancelled.
This is exactly the kind of show I enjoy, a light, breezy crime drama with a mix of humor and murder. Neither as funny nor broadly silly as Psyche, it still has an enjoyable sense of irreverence. It's also pretty ridiculous, especially the part where he confronts the killer at the end of each episode. But it's fun.
While fans are undoubtedly sad it is gone, I am in the enviable position of having several seasons ahead of me. I hope it continues to be as good as it's been for the first few episodes.
With 3.4 MILLION VIEWERS A&E's management decides to cancel "The Glades".
UPPER MANAGEMENT SHOULD BE DISSOLVED !!! Really ? They must give those positions to, well, just ANYBODY ! You can't even wonder WHAT they were thinking when they made this foolish decision because they OBVIOUSLY WEREN'T EVEN THINKING AT ALL. Nice to know that A&E values those 3.4 MILLION VIEWERS so highly. PLEASE SIGN THESE PETITIONS TO SAVE THE GLADES 4drduelly/please-save-the-glades/
This show would get a solid 8 if not for the annoying and irrelevant Callie character. Nasally and needy, she's a distraction from the plot. If she's back in S3, then we'll seriously consider not watching. Jim's engaging, and Carlos is a great offsider. The lady from Law & Order is a great boss; and this could be a top notch show - just recast Callie or bring back that detective from Chicago and we're good to go!!
Hopefully Season 3 will be better than season 2...
Edit: Not better - worse. That useless callie is back, and more nasally annoying than ever. Dropped my rating down due to her. Bummer
Another Edit: died an unnatural death. The nasally Callie tolled the death knell to this show. S04 had more personal rubbish, and this coupled with predictable and boring writing dug this show's grave and pushed it in. Too bad - this should could have been OK with some casting changes and better writing.
Thanks A&E. I could not understand why this show kept going. Matt Passmore is a good actor and really deserves a better vehicle than this. The rest were crap. Kiele Sanchez .... really? Let's hope they find him something with bite. I'll watch it. But not this rubbish. Sorry to the fans out there. It's only opinion and you'll live.
This show is as witty and interesting as Longmeir, which I also love, and in my opinion, must better than Motive which is not being cancelled.. Please, you must not cancel it. Perhaps the time slot should be changed or something but the show is one of the best out there.
The Glades is one of the best shows on tv. If A&E won't reconsider, maybe another network could pick it up? Even some sort of final episode to wrap up the cliff-hanger so it feels like a true ending would be great! Just don't leave it the way it ended!
i agree with carina why do shows always have to end like that if going to cancel them make sure it has ended and not left with ppl wondering.... for example like prison break it had proper ending and finished with an hr and a half tv movie as the final break do this with the glades plzzzzzzzzzzz..... cant leave it at jim being shot even though it obvious who done it.....
It is sad that the show has been canceled, I did really like it, it was not bad the story was good, I hope the network will consider bring it back for season 5 at leas to end the story probably, I am going to miss this show....
Okay i wasnt even expecting Jim to get shot right before Callie's wedding! I thought it was a little weird when someone cracked the door and no response then boom he gets shot!! Hopefully there will be a season 5 of Glades. i thought it was amazing
Agree with Martyboy on the writing! what the heck happened to the writers this season! I liked this show the first couple seasons but this one has been horrible. The way Jim jumps around from suspect to suspect, accusing everyone, hauling them in then on to the next one, corny one liners, just awful! Hire new writers and bring back the original Glades.
I have never understood the attraction to Callie, her voice alone sends me over the edge. Nasal whining, and drama. why would any man want her with all of her baggage? And please, the voice is a cross between Roseanne Barr and nails scraping on a blackboard. I record this and fast forward through her scenes. And the WEDDING , what woman, her age, divorced, with a child has a full blown wedding with white gown. Get real, this is not done.
The Glades is the worst thing since Real Housewives. Let me see if I have the general plot line: I am a jackass detective who parades around accusing everyone in sight until I finally get the right guy after airballing a dozen times. Oh yeah, I am also wanted by the fashion police for dressing like a gay Lumberjack.
Let me be the first to KNOW! I know that a lot of "procedurals" have their procedures. But most don't have the Jackass that is Jim. He was fresh for about a season but the formula paired with character's Jackassidness is becoming exhausting. Then there's the relationship side. I don't know if I want hm to marry her or find her as the next case. I love her character and Kiele Sanchez herself but again put a dab of Jim in there and it is starting to feel like reruns. Don't get me started on Jeff.
And yes Bilbo63 the product placement it overdone and way too obvious.
WHAT HAPPENED? DID YOU CHANGE WRITERS? I used to enjoy this show but this season is terrible. The writers this season have Jim acting rude, stupid, totally annoying and ridiculous. He treats every suspect with contempt, sarcasm, and disrespect. Innocent people are publicly humiliated by getting arrested in embarrassing ways... which IS NOT FUNNY. Also get rid of Callie. Not sure if she is a bad actress (I think so) or if the writing is bad, but Callie is completely unrealistic and horrible. Her character is irrelevant and she gets on your nerves. She is obnoxious, annoying and needs to be written out. The writers need to get their act together and give us a show worth watching! If this show does not will not watch it.
I've just about reached the end of my interest in this show and am about to give it up. How can you have a cop show, where the main character, the main cop, does really nothing? Jim Longworth moves through every episode (at least this season) without displaying any great bouts of deductive reasoning or investigative prowess, or even insightful reasoning and intuitive understanding of other people or of human nature.
This is the plotline for each episode, of which Gallerinas is no exception:
Each episode begins with the discovery of a murder victim;
Jim and team begin the so-called investigation;
In short order, Jim is given a piece of potential evidence, usually in the form of a motive of sorts;
Jim approaches one of that particular episode's suspects and accuses him/her of murder to his/her face;
His questioning then takes the form of, they protest their innocence, tell him he is wrong (just count how many times someone says, "You are wrong detective" per episode), and he weaves a story, using the evidence that was given to him, showing why the suspect is the murderer;
Then Jim is given another piece of evidence, which by the way is always discovered by either Carlos or Daniel, another possible motive; and
Jim confronts suspect number 2, and accuses him/her of murder, and weaves another tale, using that evidence as the foundation of his story.
This goes on throughout each episode. The support team (Carlos, Daniel and Colleen) find potential evidence, not Jim himself, and he will alternate between suspects number 1, 2, 3 and 4, going back and forth between them. That is until, finally, he is given the very last piece of evidence, clue or motive (which in itself is no more weighty than any evidence he was given before hand) and he approaches and confronts the suspect with it, who then confesses.
I guess points for originality in a cop show must go to the creators, produces and writers: just have the hero approach each and every suspect one at a time and accuse them of the crime, and keep going back and forth to each, until one finally gives it up.
This is what I call the dartboard approach, just keep throwing darts (the evidence, clues motives) at the dartboard (all the suspects) until one finally hits the bull's eye (the real killer) who naturally then confesses.
The most difficult aspect to understand of all this, to the extent that it beggars belief, is that each suspect he accuses, the majority of who will be proven innocent of the crime by the end of the episode, just humor him and let him do it.
They don't lawyer up, or threaten to sue, or even say "how dare you?" They simply try to convince him that he is mistaken.
Jim accuses, quite stringently at times, and the suspects good humouredly accept it, no fuss, no muss. Jim even goes so far as to publically handcuff them and haul them into the station (only to let them go later off camera), and yet again they accept this public humiliation in front of family and friends, with little or no protest.
I've never been to the Florida Glades, so maybe I'm missing that the show is being authentic to the culture. Maybe it's a cultural thing of the area to be polite to the nice policeman when he accuses you of committing murder.
I doubt it though.
But if I am mistaken, then the other aspect of each episode that defies belief: Once Jim confronts the suspect who turns out to be the real killer with the last crucial piece of evidence (again that someone else discovered), evidence that this time isn't a red-herring like all the other earlier "evidence" he confronted the other suspects with, the perpetrator just confesses.
The killer who committed premeditated murder, the killer who planned to kill and successfully carried out the killing of another human-being, as soon as he/she is confronted by our hero armed with the real motive, just gives up.
And this is after he/she has been accused at least once, maybe even two or three times before, with "evidence" that wasn't correct. Having denied the crime at least once, was the killer just waiting for Jim to find (be given) the real motive?
How does planning premeditated murder for these people go: "I'm going to kill such-and-such, because of this reason, but if the cops find out my reason I'm just going to give up. And if they accuse me due to another reason, I'll just deny it, but not leave town. So after I kill such-and-such, I just wait until the cops come up with my motive, or they just go away.
Why the networks think turning a good procedural with a great leading man into a soap opera about a completely unrealistic female character who bounces around like a ping pong ball is beyond me. As well, this season, Jim's ascerbic nature has become absurd and unbelievable as well. I don't know if Callie is a bad actress or if the chemistry is bad or the writing is bad but every interaction between them is plastic. Callies bizarre career - nurse, doctor, consultant to police dept, moving back and fort the Atlanta whipping her son around, she's just absurd. The idiotic friendship angle between her and the other female doc in Atlanta was utterly useless and a distraction. I want to see a good cop solve a crime in a unique way. That's how the show started out, but now it's junk. I've stopped watching.
I didn't hate this show when it first started, but I can't stand it anymore. It's kind of boring (a generic crime-drama that doesn't stand out), but it is intolerable now because Jim is (or at least has become) a raging douche-bag.
In every single episode now, whenever he talks to anyone that isn't his buddy the temporary characters related to the current case), he is a massive judgmental, rude douche. He has a stupid, cocky, arrogant attitude to everybody and acts as though they have done something wrong even if they aren't even suspects. Who does he think he is?
If I were being questioned by him and he started giving me that kind of attitude, I would tell him to go to hell and fetch me a proper, professional officer who knows how to do the job correctly and treat people with respect when they have not even so much as been charged, let alone convicted (after asking for a lawyer of course, duh).
Yankee Dan was a fun episode of "The Glades!" It was refreshing to have Jim walk into the house (SPOILER ALERT) and talk to the ghost without the typical skepticism followed by spooky events. He is a smart but laid-back detective who has learned from experience that straight-forward works best, and that is a big part of this show's charm. I also liked the way Callie talked about her struggle so Jim would know how the decision affected her core beliefs. Their relationship is far more mature than most on tv. And best of all, this show continues to be clever and fun!
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