I apologize in advance for being so negative about the show this season--it was one of my top five faves last year.
I am a writer and ehre is what's wrong--as demonstrated by this week's show--is that there is a new/different writer who has no idea what made last year's shows special.
If you noticed this week there were a lot of silences and gaps between dialogue? Like when the killer was confessing--he woul sayaa sentence--and then pause....and then another sentence and then pause....this happened all during the show.
That slows the show down--the writer has no idea how to write the kind of snappy and humorous dialogue we saw in last week's repeat from last year. (And I suspect there was about half the lines of dialogue for this week's episode than there were for any of last year's eps.)
Also--this year the characters are all the same--they don't each have the clever quirks that the original writers utilized to make us look forward to seeing each of the characters.
If you listen to them talk you realize that each one could trade dialogue with any of the others (for the most part) and it wouldn't make any difference.
And--finally--poor Jane is being given NOTHING to do that has anything to do with his special skills/talents!
I feel so bad about how this show has changed. I don't know who the writers were last year--but they are obviously not the ones doing the scripts this year. (I suspect that the original writer(s) asked for more money per show for this year because of the show's success and they've been replaced with cheaper and hack-type writers)
And I suspect that the producer is new too. And they're ruining my fave show.