Tommy (CBS - Edie Falco) Season Thread *spoilers*

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by astrohip, Feb 7, 2020.

  1. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

    Nov 12, 2003
    Lexington, MA
    The second episode was much better than the first. Still not sure how long it'll last for me.
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  2. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

    Jan 6, 2003
    [catching up on last two episodes after missing TV for a couple weeks]

    It's not bad, but it's nowhere near must-see TV. It's a cookie-cutter CBS police procedural. Edie Falco deserves better writing. But in all fairness, after watching a couple in a row, it's decent entertainment. (Sorry, faint praise is the best I can do.)

    Areas to improve: Her family situation is a mess (I don't mean the relationships, which are a mess; I mean the writing). Daughter hates her, daughter loves her, grandkid appears, grandkid disappears, ex suddenly surfaces. The writers needed to do a better job of introducing all of this to us, while cutting out the distracting BS with the daughter.

    She also needs to stop interfering in active situations and investigations. No police chief does what she does. You never see Frank Reagan questioning a perp (and we know BB is based on reality o_O).

    What was the deal with her ex's agent? And the gift? Budding relationship?

    I'll keep watching for now, and hope it starts to live up to its potential.
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  3. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

    Mar 20, 2001
    Frank Reagan is the commissioner, not the chief of police.
  4. Teavo

    Teavo Active Member

    Feb 11, 2020
    I saw the yawn inducing commercial for this show pandering to the whole MeToo movement just to get ratings. Looks like another generic CBS cop show with a blander cast.
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  5. efilippi

    efilippi Well-Known Member

    Jul 24, 2001
    Mundelein, Il
    Huh, you are right. Do we see the Chief regularly during episodes? I'm not quite sure (well, I have no idea)of the heirarchy in a police force.

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