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After seeing hundreds of promos for this all summer, I'd decided not to watch it. But I let the tape run after the NBC sitcoms last Thursday and got it, so thought I'd give it a look.

Wow, much better than I'd thought. Much better than last season's Chase, which started out pretty well but jumped the shark into sheer formula pretty quickly and went buh-bye. Dunno if this one will do the same but the first episode was pretty darn good. In fact, it might be the best "cop show" I've seen since NYPD Blues went off. I'll stick around for a few weeks and see.

At least so far they seem to be getting the gun stuff right. She's got a "Remington 870 Wingmaster" that she seems proud of--likes it better than her old Mossberg. I can relate! ;)
 

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I might give Prime Suspect a chance. Thursdays seem pretty "dead" so far as network TV series are concerned since CSI is now wednesday after Criminal Minds.
 

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I DVR'd it for the wife and ended up watching it with her. I was pretty impressed! I dug her and her Dad's gun safes, and Maria Bello looks pretty cute in those hats. :D

Not a bad police procedural, though. Much better than average. Definitely on my watch list.
 

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I found the first episode a little heavy on cliche and light on substance. But, being a Maria Bello fan, I intend to watch more.
 

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I found the first episode a little heavy on cliche and light on substance.
And, I think every character actor who has ever played a cop on TV in the last 10 years was in it. After just a few minutes they all started to look alike to me. One I recognized used to be on Fringe, was an FBI agent who was killed or turned into a shape-shifter or teleported into another dimension, or something. And then I think he magically reappeared in a couple later episodes for some weird reason. (Who can keep track of what happens on Fringe?) :dunno:
 

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And of course the guy who had the heart attack was Beckett's mentor from Castle.
 

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And of course the guy who had the heart attack was Beckett's mentor from Castle.
Yes! THAT'S where I've seen him! ;)

I think there might be some refugees from Life on Mars on there, too.

Speaking of Life on Mars, its star, Jason O'Mara, is now appearing on the new Fox sci-fi deal Terra Nova.
 

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The trailers left me thinking it was the next refrain of the "Anything a man can do superchick can do better" meme.
Yeah, I was gettin' that too. But the show turned out to be not quite like that. It wasn't half-bad, really.
 

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Speaking of Life on Mars, its star, Jason O'Mara, is now appearing on the new Fox sci-fi deal Terra Nova.
I actually watched that tonight; it wasn't awful.

But with dinosaurs, you're going to need bigger guns.
 

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Yes! THAT'S where I've seen him! ;)

I think there might be some refugees from Life on Mars on there, too.

Speaking of Life on Mars, its star, Jason O'Mara, is now appearing on the new Fox sci-fi deal Terra Nova.
Aha! THAT'S where I remember him from!!! DVD'd Terra Nova to watch it tomorrow. I am a sucker for anything with dinosaurs in it. It's the one thing I have never let go of from when I was a kid!:help::oops:
 

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Aha! THAT'S where I remember him from!!! DVD'd Terra Nova to watch it tomorrow. I am a sucker for anything with dinosaurs in it. It's the one thing I have never let go of from when I was a kid!:help::oops:
Don't feel bad, Tommy. I own all 3 Jurassic Park's. ;)
 

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Aha! THAT'S where I remember him from!!! DVD'd Terra Nova to watch it tomorrow. I am a sucker for anything with dinosaurs in it. It's the one thing I have never let go of from when I was a kid!:help::oops:
We live on a nice street, in a nice house, with a nice bow window facing the street... and for about the last ten years there has been a model of a T-Rex in that bow window with nothing else for the neighbors to see. (My boys still love their dinosaurs).

Incidentally, we also have to take out the toilet several times when they were toddlers due to miscellaneous items being flushed. At least two times it was plastic dinosaur figures. Why? Because they were plant eaters, that's why! :roll:
 

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Back to Prime Suspect: After three episodes, it's still pretty watchable. Maybe kinda slipping into formula, but that's not always bad: Nothing's more formulaic than House, which is one of the best things on TV.

Like House, this show is gonna be character-driven, I think, with the plot of only secondary import. The character is kinda interesting, so I'll stick around a while.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday nights, the second season of Harry's Law has also been quite good, with little if any of the liberal preaching of the first few episodes of last season. If you haven't caught it, they're repeating the first three episodes so far tonight at 8, so you can catch up. Jean Smart does a good job as a thoroughly evil, hatable prosecutor. Snakeworthy!
 

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Back to Prime Suspect: After three episodes, it's still pretty watchable. Maybe kinda slipping into formula, but that's not always bad: Nothing's more formulaic than House, which is one of the best things on TV........
I am enjoying Prime Suspect.
Is this a British show that's been "Americanized," like "Life on Mars" was?

I might give "Harry's Law" a chance, but the adverts I've seen weren't all that attractive.
 

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Back to Prime Suspect: After three episodes, it's still pretty watchable. Maybe kinda slipping into formula, but that's not always bad: Nothing's more formulaic than House, which is one of the best things on TV.

Like House, this show is gonna be character-driven, I think, with the plot of only secondary import. The character is kinda interesting, so I'll stick around a while.
After 6 or 7 episodes now, Prime Suspect has become "just another cop show." They are doing little if any development of the interactions and so forth of the main characters. This is the secret of successful shows like House or NYPD Blue. Yes, there's gonna be a crime or medical emergency every week, but that's not why we watch. We watch to see what's going on amongst and between the main characters, and how they interact with each other. And Prime Suspect is falling down in this area, IMHO.

It's off my "Must See" list, though I'll still watch it if/when I have time and the mood moves me.
 

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Prime Suspect has been placed in the "suspended production" category, usually a polite way of saying Buh Bye to a show.

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...2_3CDQ&usg=AFQjCNGTHozxjdQWyvxjBNiIAFl5I482NQ
I'm not surprised. Just like their show Chase of last year, it started off with an interesting premise and interesting characters, but then settled down into boring "crime of the week" formula/routine, with little/no further or interesting development of the characters.
 
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