Bull - The Necklace OAD 09-20-16

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by brianric, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. john4200

    john4200 Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2009


    No, they were yelling as if they saw other people in the house and they did not want to have a conflict with them ("stay right where you are!"). Seems reasonable that they would ask everyone to freeze while they searched the house for the person they came to arrest.
  2. stellie93

    stellie93 Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2006
    I agree that at first it seemed like they went about it oddly if they were arresting the mother. I was waiting for them to come out with someone else in handcuffs, but then it was over, so I figured they must have gotten her. :confused:
  3. pkscout

    pkscout Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2003
    Honolulu, HI
    I like Michael Weatherly, but I'm not sure this show is going to make the cut. The premise seems like it won't leave much wiggle room in the formula. Person gets arrested, hires Bull, goes to trial, wins, Bull mysteriously identifies actual perpetrator. Rinse and repeat.

    Given that, the thing that would keep me is if there were fun and interesting interactions between members of his team. I didn't see any of that in the first episode, and if nothing develops in a couple more, I'll probably drop it.
  4. Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Mar 24, 2001
    Ft. Lauderdale
    I don't like the shtick of the jury "talking" to Bull during the trial.
  5. smbaker

    smbaker Well-Known Member

    May 24, 2003


    I thought the pilot was absolutely awful. I kept wondering how weatherly got suckered into something like this. Regardless, I'll give it another shot or two, as sometimes strong shows will arise from weak pilots.

    It feels a bit like the concept is too confining to last more than a few episodes. It isn't really an investigation show. The tools available to the protagonists seem very limited. Getting into the minds of the jury, convincing the inept lawyers to follow his strategy, and proving the innocence of the client is going to get old fast. Maybe they'll surprise me and mix it up more than I'm expecting. I hope the writers have more of a plan than just take a good charismatic actor and try to build a series around his personality and charisma alone.

    I also wonder what will happen the first time they have to end a known guilty person. Will they refuse to do it? Will they set the client up to lose? Will they help a guilty person get away with it? This is where it could get interacting, but I fear it won't. They've already made weatherly's character too much of another Boy Scout.
  6. Howie

    Howie Out of Pocket TCF Club

    May 3, 2004
    San Antonio
    But...but...I just saw an ad proclaiming this to be the #1 new show on television.
  7. brianric

    brianric Well-Known Member

    Aug 29, 2002
    Pennsville, NJ
    According to astrohip:


    Give it a few weeks. Willing to bet the drastic drop in viewership.
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2016
  8. Fahtrim

    Fahtrim Member

    Apr 12, 2004
    I like Weatherly but I thought the writing the plot, the basic tenet of this show the cast, the preachiness all of it just totally sucked.

    Deleted SP as soon as show ended.
  9. leswar

    leswar leswar

    Apr 14, 2005
    Vero Beach

    Gibb's head-slap: " What were you thinkin' DiNozzo? Your own show? Really? " Double Gibb's head-slap.
  10. TiVo'Brien

    TiVo'Brien Now with 2.6% Fewer Organs TCF Club

    Feb 8, 2002
    OAD != 11-20-16

    Not worth creating another thread for the 9/27 episode, so I'll express my dissatisfaction here: Isn't "Bull" just like another CBS drama I don't watch either? What is it, NCIS? What is it about CBS and the use of formula to produce shows that all look alike? I'm sure I've seen all these character types on CBS dramas a hundred times already. What happened to creativity, characterization, and originality? Did it go out the window with focus groups and advertising-targeted demographic audiences?

    Another potentially good concept down the drain.
  11. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

    Jan 30, 2005
    Boston, MA
    Bull is nothing like NCIS...(I like NCIS)

    I'll give it one more shot, then I guess it will be SP canceled...
  12. ncbill

    ncbill Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Sep 1, 2007
    Western NC
    I expected to hate it given the ridiculous amount of advertising for the show before it aired, but I liked the first episode.

    With the exception of the last scene.

    I am able to suspend disbelief for most of the license taken by police procedural TV shows, e.g. detectives arresting people at their home/office simply for refusing to agree to immediately come "down to the precinct."

    But the last scene in Bull was so far out in left field even I couldn't swallow it.
  13. DouglasPHill

    DouglasPHill Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2005
    St Louis, MO
    After watching the first ep I predicted that DiNozzo would be back on NCIS by the end of the season. Watched 2nd ep last night, its starting to grow on me.

  14. megory

    megory Advanced TiVoOligan

    Jan 22, 2003
    I'll bet Psychologist Phil put up the money. The exploiter of all wants people to think he's the same as the legend in his own eyes.
  15. jr461

    jr461 Well-Known Member

    Jul 9, 2004
    Northern NJ
    I usually like to give a new show a few episodes to get its traction, however, one was enough for this. Too formulaic and don't see where it can go or grow. The guy knows more about everything than anyone else along with having the requisite cliched staff. I really found no connection or interest character-wise with any of them. I'd say it will get old quickly but it has already happened for me.

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