Is The New Steven Bochco Show Worth A Look?
There were some really great things about the pilot. Mark-Paul is better than I think I’ve seen him in a long time (he’s a far cry from the Bayside High School days). He is the heart of his office, and the heart of the show (if I had one complaint about him, it would be his scraggly hair). Jane Kaczmarek is sassy, witty, smart, and mean. She’s also quite the cougar (are people still saying cougar?) and I have to congratulate the writers for giving her the juicy stuff! As with any character drama, there are secrets and surprises, and I think they’ve set themselves up for a good run.
A complaint, because there’s always something – I’m not sure I believe Melissa Sagemiller as the sexy cutthroat DA. Something seems off about her, but I’m hoping it’ll work itself out as the show goes. My other concern is that this show will get lost in the shuffle of Monday night shows. With networks starting early, TNT might have trouble keeping viewers locked to the show.
While it’s not appointment TV, it’s definitely something to keep on the TiVo for long Saturday marathons!