No one ever wondered if Briscoe and Green were doing it in the back of the cop car on “Law & Order” or if Alex O”Laughlin and Scott Caan”s beach-bound cops on “Hawaii Five-O” ever sock back a few too many mai-tais and have to make the walk of shame into the squad room the next morning.
Why do women always have to be sexualized, whether they”re straight or gay? I was going to pontificate on all these lovely points, but then I watched the show.
"I do think when you get to the end of the season, you look back and see that the episodes tie together from the perspective of stories. When they do figure out what's going on, it'll take a while to catch the perpetrator.
Why can”t they just go to work and, you know, work? And I”ve got to say, if the second season is any indication, maybe everyone’s just stating the obvious. She keeps asking Isles if they”re really best friends in a kind of desperate, slightly annoying way that suggests she”s looking for more of a connection than she”s admitting.
She is completely put out when Isles decides she wants to get frisky with a guy Rizzoli deems a poor choice.
So, sure, it”s a step in the right direction that, while “R&I” series creator Janet Tamaro swears the characters are straight, the show isn”t above winking at the audience with plenty of clues that they aren”t.
In an upcoming episode I watched, Rizzoli tries to steer Alexander away from a blue collar love interest with an argument that ends, “And you don”t want to sleep with me… ” and ends with Rizzoli and Isles pretending to be gay to send said love interest on his forlorn way.
“R&I” isn”t the best thing on TV, but it”s not bad.
And maybe that, and not hopes for a kiss or love scene that will never come, is why people are talking about the show at the end of the day. After taking over the showrunner reins last season, Jan Nash had the foreboding task of dealing with star Lee Thompson Young's death before diving into anything else.So, the promise of Season 6 offered a bit of a reset."We wanted to start fresh in Season 6 ...If I were playing the drinking game created by the Cherry Grrl website mentioned in the Los Angeles Times, I”d probably be blotto before the second commercial break.There are a whole lotta questions I have now that I know will never be answered (were the girls gay in an early draft? Because “Rizzoli & Isles,” while being pretty puffy on the police work, does a nice job of portraying a female friendship, whether or not there”s something bubbling beneath the surface.“I remember the creator of the show, Janet Tamaro, was fighting for that.