Originally Posted by flint350
I thought it was pretty good and have finally gotten over the fact that every important case in NYPD luckily falls into the lap of the 3 Reagans (no family story otherwise, to be sure). The downer for me was the ridiculous way in which they threatened the career of the female partner over the cell phone. No way on God's green Earth that would have unfolded like that. It would have been so simple to write something much closer to reality than that cell phone incident. Overall though, pretty good and I wonder how big a role Bebe Neuwirth will have and if the romantic side will be developed as they subtly implied.
Why would you have to get over the fact that the Reagan family is so much a part of the show? That's the whole premise of the series. I can't imagine my wife watching Modern Family and it's about another group of people, the Sopranos highlighting another crime family, or Breaking Bad only occasionally featuring Walter White.
As for the cell phone, I think the whole idea was that if Officer Janko lied about something that insignificant, then she would also be more likely to lie about something bigger. The point was to prove it wasn't a lie, just an inaccurate observation under stress. I thought it was a pretty good scenario.
I also like Bebe Neuwirth... no raving beauty but a darned good actress.