Originally Posted by Brian Conrad
This is one of my "guilty pleasures" shows. I like the way it is shot "70's style". In a way it is like "Las Vegas" which was another one of my "guilty pleasures" until James Caan left. There were a couple of good writers on "Las Vegas" who wrote some witty episodes that were worth watching. I think that "In Plain Sight" has a similar situation when it comes to the writing (as well as directing). I liked last nights show better than the previous two.
This is what makes horseracing. I thouht last night's ep was as bad, or possibly worse than the 2 prior ones.
How can this be considered any kind of crime drama, when there wasn't even a FRAKKIN' bad guy, and the whole show revolves around a crime that never even happened? C'mon now. Look, we all have our guilty pleasures. Mine include films like 'The Hidden' or 'Best Seller'. But at least most 'guilty pleasures' are honest enough to wear that moniker on their sleeve.
I wish everyone (and that includes the show's creative team) would go back and re-watch the pilot ep on their DVR, (its no longer on USA's website, and probably with good reason
, but you can probably find it elsewhere on the web).
Here's a quick synopsis of the relevant points based upon my memory:
1) Mob guy is taking his family to the beach, stops car on the way to bring some package to another mob guy who trusts him. Mob guy goes to look through peephole and MG #1 shoots through nthe door by approximating where MG#2 is. MG#2 goes out window and creashes below in front of MG1's Wife and kid. They all go into WITSEC under Mary's watch
2) Our first view of Mary is her laying supine in bed with her boyfriend, and showing 'almost' complete nudity apparently at the end of their lovemaking.
3) MG's son is killed by Mob, MG finds out and smashes into morgue, screaming and upending dead bodies off of tables. During the course of this, Mary tries to stop him. He then seems to grab Mary's chest and the expression on her face suggests that he's squeezing her breasts hard to get her out of the way.
4) The victim in this episode is a teenage girl who was either skinned, flayed or torched, or all of the above. (I'll have to go back and check which)
5) The rich kid who killed her threatens to commit suicide and Mary tries to egg him on to do it.
NOW DOES THIS SOUND LIKE A GUY'S POLICE DRAMA OR A CHICK FEEL-GOOD SHOW TO EVERYONE???
Now contrast that with last nights ep which was basically about a religious couple who don't love each other anymore, so the husband fakes his own murder so his wife can get on with her life. PUHLEEZE!
Okay, I feel almost like I should offer an apologia to the collective forum for even
starting this thread in light of the further developments. Based upon the first few eps, it looked like this was going to be a crime drama focusing on the witness protection program, with a hot mature main character who had a sense of humor and could be believable for 'taking out the 'trash'.
Now why am I still talking about this show. Easy, I'm pissed. Just the idea alone of the WITSEC program and a hot acerbic female marshall was enough to differentiate it from the herd. And there is something about Mary McCormack and the way she portrays Mary Shannon as both gritty and vulnerable,that makes them both immensely likable.
So what sounded like a great change of pace for guy's crime-dramas on TV, has now been watered down into just another warm and fuzzy chick show about sensitive feelings. Aren't there enough of those already?
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