Despite the fact I tend not to get into these types of shows (Adultery! Love at first sight!!), I decided to give the pilot a go after hearing recent Emmy winner James Cromwell was in this. One of my favorite character actors of all time. Even slogged through the later episodes of Do No Harm for him.
It... wasn't bad. Wasn't bored or anything, but I couldn't warm up to the leads. Yes, I agree that compared to say, meth kingpins, mobsters, serial killers, and the freaking Lannisters, adulterers aren't that high on the "asshole" scale these days. But I just didn't buy the sudden attraction, there really wasn't much chemistry when they were together, and separately, I wasn't impressed. In general, Sarah just comes off mopey, insecure, and seems to take any disagreement personally, and Jack comes off kind of sleazy. And, right now, I don't think any of their spouses deserve it. It's going to take more then the husband not liking that tie and not being able to cancel his entire damn work day to suddenly have coffee with Sarah, to make me understand why she automatically went into Cheattown. And I saw nothing wrong with Jack's wife at all. If they're doing it on purpose, that's cool, but I have the feeling we're suppose to think their spouses suck, and this is right. Meh.
Not sure what to make of all the Karsten drama. I wonder if Henry Thomas really did kill the uncle or not. And, of course, James Cromwell will end up being a very bad dude. He flipped that food tray! That's straight out the Bad Guy Playbook. When things don't go their way, they lose their shit and throw/flip stuff! Maybe next week, he'll slam his fist down on a table!
Stuart Townsend's alright, but I have to admit that, for me, he used to always be known only as "the lucky bastard dating Charlize Theron" at first, but now that they are broken up, he's back to "the guy who couldn't cut it as Aragorn in Lord of the Rings, so he was replaced by Viggo Mortensen." Sorry, Stuart.
I don't know the actress who plays Sarah, so I don't know if she's new to tv shows
I was curious myself, and it seems the biggest thing Hannah Ware has done was that Boss show on Starz, that starred Kelsey Grammar. Interestingly, it was also shot and set in Chicago, so I thought maybe she was from that area, but she's actually British. Go figure. She is very, very pretty.
Maybe I just watch way too much risque television, but I didn't understand why ABC was going all out in the "Adult Content! Viewer Discretion Advised!!" Was it the whole adultery theme? Because the sex scenes didn't seem that bad, unless it was concern over that brief shot of Jack between Sarah's legs, or that very brief shot of Hannah Ware's side-boob. But with all that warnings, I was starting to think where we're going to go old-school, NYPD Blue butt-shots with the show.
Edited by thuganomics85, Sep 30, 2013 @ 5:32 PM.