I happened to see a commercial for this prior to the premier and thought I'd give it a whirl so I set my Tivo. The show wasn't bad. I like Tom Selleck and Donny Wahlberg. I'll give it a few more episodes to see what happens. It's not like there's never been a NYC cop show on before.
Not bad, but I groaned when they trotted out the secret society plot line within the police that got the brother killed.
I had read that Selleck clashed with the show writers and changes were made. I hope that plot line was something that got killed off.
I had mixed feelings about that, too. I can see why they added something like that, but they could have made it something more believable. But they already showed Danny's pin/badge so it appears they're stuck with it.
Watched it yesterday and liked it. They put a lot of stuff in the first hour but I was ok with that because it hooked you into a lot of different story lines. I'm guess they will get the pacing a little slower as the season moves on.
OK I admit I hardly watch any TV outside of football now that LOST, 24 and BSG are history, but I found this to be a show that both my wife and I could watch. Good cast, amusing great grandfather and decent plot line. Only new fall show we're watching.
Don't know we haven't gotten to that part yet. Might be addressed tonight
I thought that was all wrapped up. They tied the guy to the kidnapping via the necklace so they didn't have to let him go because of no admissible evidence. Since we've only seen one episode, we don't know how much will be carried from one show to the next. I was assuming just the Blue Templar stuff would be a continual theme (from what we've seen). We'll see...
My point is he would be put on administrative leave *immediately*. The NYPD would take him off the streets pending an investigation and there is a good chance the furor in the press would take his father's career down.
I guess you'd have to live around NYC to understand the insanity something like this would cause.
But you guys are right, let's see how this plays out tonight. It is just a TV show, not real life.
I enjoyed the second episode, and will continue to make it part of my Friday night viewing, but I sure wish to hell that Tom Selleck would wake up; he seemingly sleepwalks through the scenes. I know they're trying to make him seem wise and soft spoken, but damn, show a little life, will you, Tom?
They have enough to work with already with the whole family dynamics. I hope they drop the Templar arc. It isn't needed.
Andrea Roth's character sure reminds me of Janet Gavin. A LOT. Since she isn't a part of the main opening graphics, I suspect her character is short lived. As a reporter, she needs more coaching on how to "look like a reporter" on camera when she is suppose to be "on TV." That "live shot" she did with the mic off to screen left of head sure wasn't very convincing.
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I agree that they have a lot to work with, but they have made the Templar plot a highlight with implied promise of importance (death of brother and insidious conspiracy, etc) as a teaser end to the end of the first couple of episodes. It would be difficult to just drop it, though I suppose they could.
I also agree Roth could use some help with her reporter duties (that mic scene caught my attention also). But, her not being in the opening credits doesn't historically indicate a short tenure. I recall many instances of actors being billed as "guest stars" or even "special appearance" and going on to be regulars in a series. Often while still maintaining the "guest" appellation. TheGood Wife is a current example with Chris Noth. Peter MacNicol was an older example in Ally McBeal. There have been many others. I assume it may have to do with pay, contractual billing or status.
Ray "You cannot reason a person out of a position he did not reason himself into in the first place." -Jonathan Swift