Don't get me wrong, i don't hate the show (although it's starting to become a bit redundant), I loved the feel and attitude of the first season; the second one was so-so (in a sort of "refried s01"), i'm having a hard time enjoying the 3rd one now. The thing I do know is how I just find product placement a little bit too "in your face". Here I was, thinking Hyundai was being a bit obvious in Burn Notice; that was NOTHING compared to Kia's shameless cheesiness in The Glades! It's so ridiculously obvious that its become a bit of a joke/curiosity for me every passing episode, I'm like: "OK let's see what dumb and "out of context" cheesy line of dialogue are they going to come up with to pitch the intermittent wipers of the parking sensors. We've all gotten accustomed to product placement, it's been more or less noticeably part of every show and movie since the dawn of time, and I usually don't mind it so much, as long a they seamlessly blend it with the plot, but when the actor in the scene stops everything to pitch it like "Wow, your Kia Sorrento has this and that feature as standard, that's so cool" IT'S SO NOT COOL...
Another pet peeve of mine in the show is Callie's makeup, the first few episodes, she was the witty tanned hot nurse with an attitude that just made you go "aaarrrrgggghhhh baby"! but as episodes went by, she somehow became the undecided bitchy nag that just gets on your nerves. I miss the Chicago bad-ass girl cop. Why, oh why did they start to make Callie look like a 9 year old that got hold of her mom's makeup case, I've seen clowns with more subtle makeup...
If I'm ever in any kind of job, ANY, I want an intern like Daniel, doesn't cost a dime and could hack the pentagon if they asked him!
ARC nailed it. I totally agree with the comments. The show started out as fun and entertaining. I enjoyed the characters and the plots took some interesting twists and turns. So what happened to the writers? Did they all get fired because these story lines and the new bimbo are rediculous. The cougar really did it for me. What female officers dress like that? The new "Chief" was the beginning of the end. Why is Jim starting to act like a jealous woman? I will only watch the last episode to see just how the writers choose to totally put the last bullet in the head of what was probably doomed to only a few seasons anyway. They have guaranteed it a premature death.
I still enjoy the show. Actually the ending was quite surprising to me. I am so glad they got rid of the so called head of the bureau!! Hope they renew the show. So many stupid silly reality shows on now.
I used to really like this show. However, Matt Passmore's character (Jim Longworth) has grown stale and obnoxious. Jim Longworth is very hard to like. He treats EVERY suspect with contempt, sarcasm, and disrespect. At first this was funny, now it is tiring.
His relationship and chemistry with "Callie" was fine in the beginning, now it too is tiring. The writers have both characters acting like teenagers. And you just knew the writers could not just let Jim and Callie be in love and have a normal courtship. They had to throw in a conflict.
So out of nowhere, a provocatively dressed, beautiful, sexy, and vivacious 28 year old woman is thrust into Jim's professional life. And this very same 28 year old has somehow managed to work her way to the position of FDLE Bureau Chief (Jennifer Stark). This is an absolutely stunning and amazing professional achievement.
I figure, since Chief Stark (Taylor Cole) went to college (more on that in a moment) it only took her about six years of professional EXPERIENCE to make Chief. This is UFB; even for fiction/entertainment purposes. Talk about writer's contrivance!
And every viewer knew, as soon as they got a look at the new character and her cleavage, that this FDLE Bureau Chief and Jim Longworth were going to become an "item" one way or another.
It is also hard to overlook the fact that Michelle Hurd, who plays Longworth's boss (Colleen Manus), is almost two decades older than Taylor Cole. This did not stop the writers from deciding these two characters would be old college classmates; just more absurdity.
Don't get me wrong, Michelle Hurd is a very attractive woman, but you can tell she is much more seasoned and mature than Taylor Cole.
But what really makes this all so very pathetic (the icing on the cake) is that Taylor Cole CANNOT act worth a damn. She is terrible.
These are just some of my thoughts/complaints/opinions about this show. Again, I used to really enjoy it. However, they need to right this ship or it is going to founder.
As for the product placement ads, several shows are doing that now. No big deal to me and they are not trying to hide them.
I will not watch another episode of The Glades. This back and forth with with Callie has gotten OLD. I used to look forward to watching the show, but this has definitely turned me off. I hope they don't renew it after this season.....UGH! The only reason I gave it a 1 is because I couldn't give it a NEGATIVE 0
First of all she can't act! Second, she is no replacement for Callie.
How can you write a show where Callie and Jim finally get together and he'll support her with her decision to go back to school, relocate in order to accomplish her goal and then have him change his mind for a girl who has no chemistry with him? The season finale where he tells Callie he can't work on the relationship any longer. Very lame...
How do you change a story line so drastically just because the lead female actress is pregnant in real life? Who cares!!!
Don't remove an excellent actress, Callie who has so much chemistry with Jim and replace her with some one who can't act and has absoulutely no chemistry with Jim.
If Callie leaves and Jennifer replaces her, there goes one of my favorite shows. I will not continue to watch it.
I believe that Kiele Sanchez is pregnant in real life. All of the sceans with Callie in it only show the top half of her body. This maybe the reason she is not going to be on the show much this season. Only a woman's guess..........
I really like Taylor Cole's part in it. She portraits the station chief who is checking the whole station out for improvements and the only one left is of course Jim.
While all the guys trip over their own feet trying to talk to her, she is really gorgeous, Jim seems to see her as a problem. And what I really like is the fact that she is not getting to him. Oh, he does look at her, she is after all a very beautiful woman, but his hearth belongs to Callie and he's clearly not distracted. She is trying with all her charms, but not getting anywhere and I hope this stays like this, because it's really funny.
I love the show. The casts are awesome. I hope in season 3, we'll see more of Jim and Callie's thing with each other. I think for those who did not like to see them together is missing the whole point of the relationship. They talk and listen to each other a lot. All those short talks they have discussing abt the cases, brings them together. You can say, they 'complete' each other. In most of the cases, Jim needs to talk to Callie to be able to see from a different point of view, and Callie, kinda does need help with her son, from time to time.
I also love Carlos and Daniel. They bring humour and energy to the show, and lets face it, Jim won't be able to solve all those cases without them.
I really like the show, the plots, and the cast. I would like to see the off again, on again between Jim and Callie end. I think she offers allot and is an excellent actress and I hope Season 3 will have them become a family.
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...
but even there that thing, whatever it is between Jim and Callie, is getting more annoying by the minute. "yes, I tell my husband I want a divorce"..."No, it was not the right time", "are you sleeping with her?"..."Jim, I dont understand!!!"....Shut up already and make up you mind, woman!!!!! ItIs so bad and Jim looks like an idiot every time those two having one of those awkward dialogs. And what it a forensic nurse please? never heard that one before... Bring Josie back, would ya??!!!!
Wow! I am not usually take series like these type before. But i am likeing The Glades quite alot. It is one heck quite of interesting cop drama solving mystery series i've ever seen. Oh, Man! It should does have similar entertainment/theme to Sons of Anarchy & Justified most definitely.
It started off great with a funny cop gathering up a loose team to help him fight crime in his unorthodox style (asking people questions? He's craaaaaaaaaaaaazy!) Unfortunately, lately the show is not progressing in a good direction since...
They started introducing several female "partners" for Jim. This unfortunately forced Jim to explain himself more which frankly made him sound like an idiot most of the time. This coupled with him starting saying things like "oh the num lock is on, this means a someone experienced with computers was using it" makes it seem like he is solving things through idiotic assumptions that happen to be correct rather than just being very observant.
I'm not saying more characters aren't good, but Matt Passmore unfortunately seem to have a very limited number of people he can act well with. Kiele Sanchez works, the regular crew works, but these other partners just make for uncomfortable dialogue (especially the indian chick...).
One major problem other than the dialogue sometimes sounding way off is the fact that the investigations having turned extremely formula. It is ALWAYS supposed to be the person you don't expect. Someone who's not a suspect (perhaps introduced as a friend of someone or just seemingly a witness that has little to say). I've nothing against people trying to be a bit clever and creative in their who-done-its, but its not really clever when you do it over and over again and still expect people to be surprised and impressed.
Add on the fact that the will-they-won't-they between the male and female leads is beginning to wear a little thing and I have to say I'm not sure I will continue watching The Glades for much longer. It's a shame because it started very promisingly.
My husband and Ilove the show. I have only one suggestion to make to the actress who plays Callie. Her voicehas a significanthypernasal quality. Hypernasality makes ones voice sound "whinny". For me, this detracts from the character who plays a strong, independant woman who is anything but whinny.
A few sessions with a Speech Pathologist who specializes in voice disorders might help restore her voice or determine if there is a structural reason for the nasality.
The Glades is not a bad show. However, what really annoys me is that on & off affair between Passmore & Sanchez. It gets very boring and predictable.
In addition she really annoys me with her nasal, whining, croaking adolescent, chalk on blackboard, squeaking voice. They could have done a lot better in the casting dept here. The ME Gomez is a show filler and remains pretty much neutral whilst contributing a few laughs along the way.
Passmore comes across as genuine albeit a trifle simple minded in the romance department. They should write in a few more characters for him to play off against and for goodness sake kill off that Cargill character or do a voice over..
Likable enough characters, great setting (it turns out there's a lot I didn't know about Florida), and interesting stories, but there are times when the show seems to suffer from a lack of imagination or requires too much suspension of disbelief.
Generally, I enjoy the show but the love-and-work dynamic between Jim and Callie can make for some weird episodes. It's ridiculous how much access Callie, who is a civilian, is given to ongoing FDLE cases. So I guess TV cops are allowed to share info with just anyone? Plus, she walks in and out of FDLE headquarters like she lives there. And, she seems to have all the time in the world to spend working on Jim's cases, like she doesn't already have a demanding job and a young child. If her character was meant to be so involved in the cases, why didn't they just make her the medical examiner, or forensics officer, or anyone else who's supposed to be doing what she does?
As for Jim, his character is likable enough but there are times when he can be a bit formulaic--sometimes, it seems that every other leading man on TV is now just another version of abrasive but brilliant House, MD.
Apart from these flaws in character development, I find the show quite entertaining. It can get a bit bland and slow in parts, plus the Callie-Jim-Ray thing is getting too stretched out, but the show has more good episodes than bad. I, for one, am fascinated by the different parts of Florida that they feature, as these never seem to make it onto the other Florida-based shows.
Watched 2episodes season 2 , introduce a friend to show with season 2 episode 1&2 and neither were too impressed. The chemistry between Kallie & Jim is lacking what we had season 1. Not quite sure what to think about introduction of old Chicago gal pal. Jim had a free spirited free flowing charm with all, including those he was investigating and I'm not getting same vib. Yes, Kallie helped him out last season with crime solving input, but this season, it's making him look a bit stupid. Sure hope they get us back to jim's overall good natured charm and chemistry. I'll keep watching and hoping.
This show may be generic and use alot of the same techniques audiences have seen in countless other crime dramas,but still its worth seeing; and heres why.
Personally, i liked the 1st season. The characters were likable and the crimes seemed plausible and unique in their own way.
At the start of the second season the flow and rhythm of the show wasn't the same. But after the first few episodes of corny writing and bad delivery, the same uniqueness from the 1st season started to shine through again. With some work and a little bit of tweaking this show could get even better. But even now i would still consider it something worth watching.
Great show, lots of fun, good characters and chemistry, but... as a career police officer and firearms instructor can I say someone needs to teach Mr. Passmore how to wear and carry a pistol. Seriously.
Other than that, love the show, watch it wee
I really enjoy this show a great deal. Although, from a 24 year career police officer perspective, most cop shows have issues this one is in many ways more real to life than most, and much more fun as well. I really enjoy the actors on this show, the chemistry they have and how they interact. The characters are fun and the story lines have been plausible so far.
Very refreshing. I also like that Jim does much of his police work the old fashioned way, talking to people, developing leads, running down information. The CSI thing has as much to do with real cop work as any other SciFi type show.
As a career police officer and firearms instructor I do find "Jim" a distraction at times due to his cheapee $15 holster and really, really poor weapon carry and shooting techniques. Mr. Passmore could use a few lessons on how professionals carry handguns, and how to at least look like he knows how to shoot.
I realize that this isn't and action show, but Jim is supposed to be a very competent cop and somewhat of a hot-shot, he should look the part.
Surely the props guys can afford to get Jim a real holster, and something other than a S&W 5906, which NO ONE caries anymore.
Although the gun might be OK, the holster has to go, and "Jim" needs lessons.
I can recommend a few top notch instructors BTW.
Anyway, hope the show keeps running for a good long while, I'm a fan.
The Glades is a great new show. It is well written and well acted. The casting is great especially Matt he is a gem. His character will just aggravate you to death but you just cant help but love him. I hope enough people has the good sense to give this show a try and we can keep the show around a long time. I dont normally care for police shows as there are just to many of them and they are all about the same junk one show as another. This one is a little different thanks to the smart alec attitude of Matts character and his ability to agravate the s**t out of everyone. I really hope this one does well. I hate to start a series and then it get cancelled without at least a good ending. Most of the time they just leave you hanging with a nail biting season finale and for those of us who love the show it does seem to be totally unfair. Anyway Good Luck to all involved with the show hope we have a long sordid affair.
I love this new show, it's got everything the CSI's, & the Law & Order's have but better and fresher. I hope this is a keeper. Matt Passmore is a great actor & not bad to look at either! I like the tension between Jim & Callie and the fact that she hasn't just fallen in bed with him, that's refreshing.
Keep this one coming I love it. I look forward to more mayhem with Jim's "style" of investigation. He always gets the bad guy, even if it's unconventional.
I hope next season Callie dumps Ray and goes for Jim, of course we know it won't go smoothly not with an ex in prison and your dating a cop! That should make for some lively episodes.
Some may say that The Glades is just another cop show. I'd have to disagree with that. The Glades is a fun, sassy, sexy, clever and smart show, and I've become quite addicted to it. Matt Passmore as Jim Longworth is irresistible - one of the sexiest smart arses on TV. Love the way that he ignores protocol and the politics of the job in favor of getting it done. It's refreshing that he also doesn't have an obsession with justice that in some shows can become annoying it its high handed morality. He also doesn't seem as driven by the idea of solving a puzzle. There's more of a curiosity there than anything. That, and he doesn't appear capable of letting something go once it's in his head. I also enjoy the fact that he's surrounded by other strong characters rather than dominating everyone with his personality. His partner Carlos gives him as good as he gets, and he isn't intimidated by Longworth, nor does he feel the need to balance him out by being overly nice and solicitous. Carlos will smooth things out when need be, but he's there to back Jim up. Jim's boss is a no nonsense woman, but she knows enough to let him do what needs to be done, and when to warn him that he's pushing it too far. Even his love interest Callie is strong willed and doesn't take crap from him. The cases are interesting, though they seem to just be reflective of what's going on in Jim's personal life. Yeah I get that he's in love with Callie and she's still married and her husband is in prison and she has a kid, but there are times when I feel like they're trying to hit you over the head with this storyline. Overall though, I still love the show. Snappy dialogue, smart characters with attitude, what's not to love?
Doesn't hurt that Matt Passmore has one heck of a pretty smile. I'm hooked.
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I like it. It's well written and well acted, the production is good, and the setting is familiar to me. I once lived in Florida and I like it. I only have one minor piece of advice to the writers. Do a little better research. South Florida around the Glades is very shallow even far off shore, so there are no waves to surf, ever. Even in hurricanes you'll just get an undertow that drowns you. So do not ever show someone trying to surf, unless it's sail-boarding. It's ridiculously unrealistic. They could boogie-board along the shore, or knee-board behind a boat, but no one ever even owns a surf board in South Florida. Other than that, it's a great show!