CBS only ordered 4 pilots for the fall and the only one that remotely interests me is the Dennis Quaid starrer, Vegas.
Made in Jersey is a Legally Blonde rip-off and Sherlock is a near clone of the BBC’s Sherlock.
Check them out below.
Partners, starring Michael Urie, David Krumholtz, Sophia Bush, Brandon Routh
Synopsis: Architects Charlie and Louis’ (Krumholtz and Urie) friendship has lasted longer than either of their romantic relationships and almost seems like a weird marriage. When Charlie decides to propose to his girlfriend (Bush), Louis’ neurotic attempts to be supportive nearly result in the breakup of his own relationship. Routh plays Louis’ boyfriend.
Elementary, starring Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn
Synopsis: A modern take on Sherlock Holmes (Miller) now living in NYC. Where have I heard that premise before?
Vegas, starring Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss
Synopsis: The show set in the 60’s and is based on the true story of Ralph Lamb who was a rodeo cowboy turned Sheriff of Las Vegas.
Made In Jersey, starring Janet Montgomery, Kyle MacLachlan, Erin Cummings
Synopsis: A woman (Montgomery) uses her street smarts to compete with her uppity colleagues at a Manhattan law firm.
Partners looks absolutely awful. They’re obviously playing it in the same type of farcical, over-the-top way that Will & Grace did, but it ain’t workin’.
Elementary — ugh, they had to make Watson a woman, did they? Now their relationship will have a new — and I think wholly unwelcome — wrinkle: sexual tension. While the production values and the acting both look decent, I’m not enticed. I think I’ll stick with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.
Vegas: Seeing Dennis Quaid riding a horse and wearing a cowboy hat immediately brought one iconic image to mind, and I wonder why they didn’t just go ahead and remake “McCloud” with Quaid in the Dennis Weaver part. Again, doesn’t really entice me, but it could be a decent show. And it’s nice to see Chiklis back in a drama.
Made In Jersey doesn’t really look my cup of tea, but at least it appears to be a well-made show, with a good sense of humor mixed in. And although I enjoyed Janet Montgomery on the show “Human Target”, I had no idea she was a Brit until just now.
I think Vegas is the only interesting of the bunch. It’s got a good cast and I love stories about old Vegas. But, I like shows that tell a season-long story, like Mad Men, etc. I’m not a huge fan of one-off shows. Like every hour-long show CBS has.
Totally agree with you on the rest. Elementary is just a rip-off of the BBC show – and yeah, why’d they make Watson a woman?
I interviewed Janet M. a while back. She was incredibly cool… and she does have the Jersey accent down… but I still won’t watch.