WHITE COLLAR :D hah that ep was really good!
can’t wait for season finale! promo looks epic…
the downside of running a pool hall for two years and spending more time in college playing pool than actually going to class: can’t watch a show i like when they show pool scenes. because unless june’s been playing with that cue regularly since her husband peaced out, the tip probably needs replacing. the slick crime boss guy is supposedly a pool shark, but his bridge hand is completely wrong— you don’t brace with your fingers together because it minimizes the stability of the bridge. neal’s bridge hand was good, but the actual stroke was totally wrong. pool shark crime boss didn’t believe neal could make a masse shot that was, as masse shots go, relatively straightforward, even though neal had played an outrageously difficult safety shot perfectly earlier in the match.
and for fuck’s sake, no one who’s serious about pool considers “their game” to be eight ball. the hustler is the most accurate depiction of serious billiards in existence because it focuses on 14:1 and one pocket. even if they don’t play that, nine or ten ball are far more commonly accepted tests of skill. eight ball is the game you play when you want to hustle a drunk frat boy; nine is the more widely accepted standard for skill.
i mean, really, if they’re going to pay enough attention to it to apply safety rules to a game of eight ball in the scene, they could have paid attention to the other details of it. come on, usa, y’all are normally so much better than this.
i mean seriously, what the fuck show do you think you are, glee?