Whew! I came this
close to not recording this show. Oh, sure. USA Network is probably my favorite channel, and shows like Burn Notice
and Royal Pains
and In Plain Sight
all rank high on my DVR's season pass list. But....
I really disliked Fairly Legal
And I hate professional sports, for oh so many reasons.
And I doubted I'd want to relate to a therapist in the midst of a divorce.
But hey. It's USA. I recorded it and then, just for kicks, I figured I'd watch the start of it after I finished watching my recording of Royal Pains
... and I love the damn thing. My ears perked when I saw the name "Marc Blucas." Then Scott-freakin'-COHEN? If the ads had given even a little of the "guys playing football" time to those two, it wouldn't even have been a question.
I am really enjoying this thing. Dani is the perfect mixture between kick-butt and refreshingly human. More important, it ended happily-- TK caught the ball, the slimy detective was dispatched with, the teenaged daughter had a less-than-selfish moment. Maybe it's not wholly "realistic," but neither is Dr. Hank's ability to McGyver a portable CAT-Scanner out of duct tape and Perrier bottles, or Michael Weston's ability to survive against insurmountable forces and Fiona. I would be seriously put out if Dr. Hank didn't save the patient or Michael didn't get the bad guy. That's not why I watch USA (and is, by the way, why I watch so little TNT, and even less FX). I'll use the same measurement for Necessary Roughness,
Oh sure, I'm concerned that her mom or best friend could end up way too annoying (Dani's been separated
for 6 weeks and it's time to go out and get laid?!) And I was saddened that a glance at imdb.com shows Matthew (MB) and Nico (SC) only showing up in the pilot episode (*sniff*). If they show up again, this show is a lock for me. Even if they don't, I'll be tuning in pretty regularly to see how the story progresses.
Edited by Yvaughn, Jun 30, 2011 @ 2:14 AM.