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Discussion in 'Misc. TV Series' started by Hunter Rider, May 13, 2013.

  1. Hunter Rider Ronin

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    Trailer:

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    I used to watch re-runs of the Raymond Burr version, they seem to have changed quite a lot but I might give it a try.
     
  2. DrCosmic Professor of Power

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    I'll be watching this... Underwood has the chops, but he can't carry a TV show on his own. There's gotta be top notch writing.
     
  3. Kaleb 2010 & 2018 SHHFFL Champion

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    If it wasn't for Underwoods line "sometimes you see things from a different perspective down here" I might have given this a shot.
     
  4. DrCosmic Professor of Power

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    Case in point.
     
  5. Kaleb 2010 & 2018 SHHFFL Champion

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    first thing I thought of when I saw the trailer

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  6. JabarR Registered

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    This reboot will never compare to the original

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  7. Sawyer High King

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    I don't agree with that assessment, but this just looks goddamn uninteresting. So CBS.

    That said, like Chicago Fire, it might actually do well.
     
  8. Teelie Jokerface

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    Currently watching the second episode. Still uninteresting and unimaginative. Take out the wheelchair, change a few lines (instead of being in a wheelchair the guy could just be really short for all the difference it would make) and it's pretty much any other procedural with a "tough as nails" detective who leads an "elite squad" while gaining the "respect and admiration" etc.

    And of course he's something of a lady's man (hot sort-of girlfriend, hot ex-girlfriend too pre-wheelchair) while his ex-partner is a drunk with problems who blames himself for his partner's injury. Just about every cliche in the book is hit in this series so far. He even gives his captain **** and gets away with it while he's breaking all kinds of laws (abusive treatment of prisoners, threats, the usual).

    If this series isn't cancelled already I think it will be by next week.

    Which is a disappointment because it was so loaded with potential and a chance to shake things up with the typical procedural. I think the actors are above it so I don't know why they are here except the paycheck.

    And there's the controversy of Blair Underwood not being a genuine paraplegic. I'll give them credit for casting a black man in the role but I also see they weren't interested in pushing this series too far past that. Like I said, uninteresting, uninspiring.
     
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    That is probably better than the show could ever be.
     
  10. Teelie Jokerface

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    Sadly it is. And if the third episode doesn't do something more than "look at the tough stereotypical detective... in a wheelchair!" then it'll also be my last.
     

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