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  • uncreativename
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    The series premieres tonight.

     

    EPISODE 1×01 “Episode 1”

    The series premiere about a NYC homicide detective Jane Timoney (Maria Bello) coping with the sexism and harassment of her colleagues while pursuing leads opens with the newly assigned Timoney being bypassed on a case that should have been hers. Her complaints to her supervisor (Aidan Quinn) find a sympathetic ear, but little else until tragedy strikes.

     

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    Robert William McCormack
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    I’m certainly looking forward to this one. It’s got a stellar cast, and some good names behind the scenes. That

    said, it’s got mighty high expectations to fulfill. Maria Bello is more than capable as an actress, but I hope the

    series can evolve into a genuinely compelling character study rather than becoming a generic crime procedural. 

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    Robert William McCormack
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    It’s so nice to have a drama back in the 10pm slot. 

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    uncreativename
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    That was a great pilot, very impressed. It could have taken the cliche route and tried to solve all of the issues between the detectives at the end of the episode, but they didn’t, looking like this will be more character driven.

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    Daniel Montgomery
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    This was okay. I’m a fan of Maria Bello, this has a great supporting cast (Brian F. O’Byrne, Aidan Quinn), and visually it looks great, but the detective aspect is fairly routine, and the macho boys’ club is overplayed — we didn’t need a boxing match to remind us that the characters have testosterone.

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    Robert William McCormack
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    I must admit, I’m surprised by how much I enjoyed this. Is it the most original thing under the sun? Of course

    not, but Maria Bello is one hell of an compelling actress to watch at work. If the show can bring some

    dimension to the supporting players and keep the case of the week aspect of the show consistantly interesting,

    this could grow into something great.

     

    Also, big props to Peter Berg here. Great pilot to look at, and that last chase sequence was superbly executed. 

     

    Episode Grade for “Pilot”: B+

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    psychadelicboy33
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    loved this. Hopefully Maria Bello will be nominated for a GG, or even Emmy.

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    Tony Ruiz
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    Enjoy it while you can…the show’s ratings were quite dismal.

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    Slam
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    Bummer about the ratings. This was my favorite network drama pilot of the season so far ……. (I haven’t seen all of them but this is the only one I haven’t deleted from the DVR already.)

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    Robert William McCormack
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    That so disappointing about the ratings. Hopefully NBC gives the show a chance to grow. It’s got the potential to develop into something big, so long as NBC keeps it around long enough. They haven’t had a drama in that 10pm slot for a few years now, and with a lead in like “Parks and Recreation”, it’s no wonder it’s suffering.

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    eastwest
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    Haven’t seen this yeat, but from the looks of it (and still pending her upcoming show) Connie Britton dodged a bullet. I want Jane Tennison to slap that silly ass fedora off of Jane Timoney.

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    BenitoDelicias
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    Connie Britton was considered for this? I don’t see how she could’ve pulled this off, Maria Bello is perfect for this. I liked this Pilot, loved it visually, I think the supporting cast is terrific and if this were a hit with audiences and critics you could see a lot of Emmy nominations in the show’s future…

     

    Having said that, I feel like they didn’t need to remake Prime Suspect to cash in on the brand, that’s basically the only reason. I mean, absolutely everything here has been done before in other places too. Is this the first time that somebody (and a tough woman) has been promoted for whatever reason and the men below her don’t like it and don’t support her? Is this the first procedural in New York City that has had these exact characters and looked this way? No, No and no…no. I feel like I’m watching everything from NYPD Blue to Southland.

     

    So I think they could’ve come up with their own spin on this tired topic and characters and create an “original” show.

     

    It’s because of the cast and because these (cliché) situations will give these guys and Maria Bello some serious acting opportunities and I may want to stick around to see that. Also, I don’t have any other procedurals to watch right now (or in recent years) so I’ll give it a try, but there’s nothing new here.

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    Daniel Montgomery
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    Ah, but if they had gone out and made this an “original” show they wouldn’t have had the brand recognition that the “Prime Suspect” title brings. And that’s what really matters. When it came to giving this show a green light, cashing in on the “Prime Suspect” title was probably more important than making a show that in any way resembled “Prime Suspect.”

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    EPISODE 1×02 – “Carnivorous Sheep”

    Duffy isn’t happy with Jane’s participation in his homicide-kidnapping case. In other events, Jane meets Matt’s son for the first time.

    Discuss.

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    uncreativename
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    Not as strong as the pilot but Bello is definitely a great actress. Seems like they’re focusing more on the characters interactions with each other than the actual case of the week which is a great contrast to “Law & Order” type shows.

    However, I don’t see this lasting more than one season (at most) because the ratings are pretty bad.

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