DVRed the premiere of this, and am watching it now... so I'll check it out.
6:06: If you're going to use the title card to introduce a character, why then have another character give a lot of exposition about that character?
6:07: When that guy said, "I want you to steal them... back." He totally thought he was going to get some dramatic music backing up his conversation. Alas, all he got was dead silence.
6:08: Number of times "steal them back" has been said so far? 2. Guy who's hiring the thieves talks with dramatic pauses like Caruso and Shatner. Yet, who is this guy? No reason to act like that.
6:09: "Steal them backs" 2, dramatic pauses 3, "brah"s 2
6:10: Clever use of the title card. Elliot Spencer seems cool. But silly cool.
6:12: Take that back. Elliot Spencer is not cool... but instead has a silly rasp. The female character being named Parker--and just Parker--is a neat little head nod.
6:15: "They're doing their walkthrough an hour early!" Wait something might go wrong!? No way.
6:16: So far, Timothy Hutton has the easiest job in the history of mankind in this show. Just talk on the phone. Oh and Elliot Spencer is supposed to be quick. And tough. To me, he just sounds raspy.
6:19: Oh come on, really? Putting on face make-up in the elevator? REALLY? I don't buy it.
6:21: Oooh, dramatic pause guy is back. So, our count is now... 4 dramatic pauses. And me suspisious. You never want to go anywhere abandoned to meet someone if you're a thief.
6:23: It is clear the soundtrack to this show was done on the Casio keyboard I got for Christmas in 6th grade.
6:24: Nitpicking? Me? If local Clifton cops don't use ink for fingerprints anymore, then Chicago PD definitely doesn't. Timothy Hutton's "Me with the plan" quote is going to give the other quotes a run for their money.
6:26: Really raspy voice guy is also "I can make up any accent" guy... HA!
6:31: Hey it's that chick from Coupling! And okay, this show is... over the top silly... which I don't think is how they promoed it. Can we get a seriously hard boiled crime show on basic cable please? (The Shield, yes I know. I just missed out on that series.)
6:35: The chick from Coupling's voice just went British, then southern, and now African. "Sophie Devereaux is the finest actress you've ever seen. When she's breaking the law." Does that mean she's a shoe in for an Emmy because she's got to act on the show? But if she's acting on the show, then is she breaking the law? So is she the finest actress I've ever seen or.... BOOOM. Brain just exploded.
6:37: Okay, so every actor or actress on this show can do a southern accent. WE GET IT.
6:38: Exterior Chicago shot... I'VE BEEN THERE! I'VE BEEN THERE!
6:41: THERE WAS A COMMERCIAL IN SOMETHING I WAS PROMISED WAS COMMERCIAL FREE! RIP OFF! I don't care if it was a commercial for the show itself. And now we get some faux dialogue psychiatry. It's just a pilot, just a pilot..it's allowed to be bad if it shows potential. Everyone knows about Timothy Hutton's kid. Sheesh.
6:43: And BAM! There it is, we get some sexual tension.
6:44: HAHAHHAHAHAHAHA, of course you're not ready.
6:49: I don't even exactly know the scam here, I just now it's following a familiar formula. By the way, when she uses and American accent, the chick from Coupling sounds remarkably like Laura Lippman. A much better voice twin that Duane's suggestion that I sound like Paul Giamatti.
6:50: Five dramatic pauses from dramatic pause guy.
6:51 Prediction, even though dramatic pause guy knows about our band of thieves, I bet the band of thieves is one step ahead of him, pulling the suspense rug out from under our legs.
6:54: Oh, ho those wacky thieves manage to succeed and embarrass Dramatic Pause guy.
6:55: Why don't we call this Ocean's Five? I mean it's even told the same way. Is this show going to be able to find it's own voice?
6:56: And there are the thieves in slow motion, smug smiles on their faces. They won! I am surprised. And devoid of all suspense. And this show doesn't have enough voice or character YET to be able to move beyond the suspense flaw.
7:02: Wow, Timothy Hutton's final speech out does all of Dramatic Pause guys dramatic pauses.
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