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Common Law - pilot episode

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by IndyJones1023, May 31, 2012.

  1. IndyJones1023

    IndyJones1023 Auteur

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    Is anyone else here watching this? I thought the show looked promising, and being on USA it automatically gets a few extra points. But it felt forced. The script was trying way too hard to be cutesy and invest the viewer into an established relationship. Especially grievous was the cop shooting the dancing balloon man with no regard to what was behind it.

    I'll try another episode or two, but USA may have a dud on their hands.
     
  2. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    It's a very strange show. I'm not sure if I want to keep watching, but since it's the dead season, I'm giving it more of a chance than I normally would.

    Which makes USA pretty smart, I guess!
     
  3. tony touch

    tony touch Nice and Smooth

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    We are watching it. Not the best stuff around, but it's a lighthearted summer show. And I really liked Michael Ealey in "Sleeper Cell".
     
  4. Hoffer

    Hoffer Eat Lightning ----- Poo Thunder

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    I actually deleted the show after the dancing balloon shooting. I just found that to be too ridiculous.


    Proof!! :)

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=9107492#post9107492
     
  5. DouglasPHill

    DouglasPHill Active Member

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    Have watched the first one, slept thru the second. Not too much else on to watch. Could end up being good if the writers and actors get the relationship correct.
     
  6. markz

    markz Active Member

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    I watched the first episodes so far. It's okay. We'll probably continue watching since there isn't much else new one.
     
  7. ClutchBrake

    ClutchBrake Pass the gravy!

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    Dud for me. At least based on the pilot.

    As you mentioned, the shooting of the balloon man was beyond absurd. Shooting the car in the dealership was bad enough, but firing randomly at the general public was unforgivable writing.

    My wife thought it was OK, but based solely on the leads being attractive.
     
  8. Jesda

    Jesda CAPTAIN AWESOME

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    Is this as good as Royal Pains?
     
  9. IndyJones1023

    IndyJones1023 Auteur

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    No.
     
  10. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

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    Probably USA Network's least interesting series -- but I'm still watching it. If just for Sonya Walger. :D
     
  11. megory

    megory Advanced TiVoOligan

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    Heheh. Although I watched Royal Pains' first season, the brother was so intolerably obnixious IMO, that I was on-the-fence about watching another season. Fortunately, they tempered his personality in the next season -- annoyingly obnoxious but lovable.

    This show is . . . tolerable and amusing and, for me, good enough to keep recording.
     
  12. megory

    megory Advanced TiVoOligan

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    Heheh. Although I watched Royal Pains' first season, the brother was so intolerably obnixious IMO, that I was on-the-fence about watching another season. Fortunately, they tempered his personality in the next season -- annoyingly obnoxious but lovable.

    This show is . . . tolerable and amusing and, for me, good enough to keep recording.
     
  13. TIVO_GUY_HERE

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

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    They thought so too, no 2nd season.
     
  14. markz

    markz Active Member

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    My wife and I enjoyed this show. Sad to see it go.
     
  15. Sadara

    Sadara huh?

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    What? NO!!! So sad, I loved this show!!
     
  16. Thom

    Thom Unemployed and loving it !

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    I liked this show. Sorry to see it go.
     

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