What is up with the Aussie/Brit-pretending to be American fetish? They couldn't find an American? (cf: Tim Oliphant in Justified--dat's more like it!) The accent effort distracts. The asshole/genius/phony accent is House with Gators, or the Mentalist. At least Simon Baker's character is "quirky" rather than outright offputting. Though I find him pretty tiresome too. In this case the asshole-ness seems gratuitous, like a character trait pasted on rather than organically developed. Like the guy in Memphis Beat's muscle car. The product of a development meeting. How do we juice up this character? Let's give him a muscle car! Let's make him be a prick for no reason!
Your thoughts are mine! Ok, I had no idea that this was another transplanted Aussie, though his face was very familiar. But I seriously would like to know what these actors have going for them (this guy, Simon Baker, Alex O'Loughlin, Ryan Kwanten) that they have
to be made successful, at any cost!
Also, I thought to myself, just as the quirky music started, I have ONE genius but asshole protagonist tv show, I seriously don't need another. I don't know if I can get past the douchiness of this lead. Even when he was cornered by a killer pointing a gun at him, he still had to be NERVES OF STEEL MAN, WHO LAUGHS AT DANGER. Ok, he'd already called the SWAT team, but at least Patrick Jane has the grace to be afraid of people pointing guns in his direction. This guy is just a smug douchebag.
Other things which bugged: the usual 16 year old who looks 35. At least the boy looked young. And the incessant slut-shaming was no fun either.
Oh, yes. The Caiman shooting. Was that supposed to be funny? Was I supposed to laugh at that? Ha ha, our lead is killing a protected species. Excuse me while I roll around holding my sides.
And for about two seconds I enjoyed the herpetologist, until it became clear that, lol, he's just a grown up nerd! Who's happy the jock is giving him the time of day!
I might watch one more, to see who they get for his new partner. Unless the gag is going to be that each episode he's going to lose a partner in some way. Stop, stop, I can't laugh any more.
No wonder his Captain shot him. No, don't tell me, it was the whorish Captain's wife's fault. Of course.