As the network episodes of Law and Order
tonight were repeats, I decided to watch Cold Case
on TNT instead. Now, this is a show I have just stared getting into, therefore the repeats offer up a lot of stuff I haven't seen. Oddly enough, this is one of the few crime dramas that doesn't bug the ever-living crap
out of me when they touch on the lives of the detectives, because it's usually not too emo - yes, I like my crime dramas all about the crime, for the most part. The real problem with Cold Case
is that it is going to pretty much be heartbreaking no matter what, because, well, everyone's fucking dead. This one wasn't any exception, though it actually did manage to have a revelation I never saw coming.
Whoa, full stop. Daniela was a transexual? Yes, it is still throwing me for a loop. One thing I have always respected about this show is its ability to depict sexuality as fluid and normal, and this was no exception. The love story here was horribly tragic - it reminds me of my favorite episode of this show, "Best Friends" (if you have seen it, you know what I mean.) Thank you, writers, for depicting people of various orientations and identifications as just basic, normal people who want love and happiness.
There's always a moment in these episodes where one gets all weepy, and mine was when Daniela's mom added her picture to her scrapbook. *sniff*
Anyway, that one is definitely highly recommended.