Topic: Common Law
Wow, I can't remember when I last saw such a perfect example of every procedural cliche and scheme. If you saw any USA production, this is it. It doesn't have the apeal like White Collar, or Suits, although I'll give it a chance. Because I can't believe that after such absurds that were in the in the pilot that it will get better in that department, so maybe the characters will make me stay with it.
A nice review was:
Common Law" takes the ever-popular Cop Who Is Out of Line cliche and adds another Cop Who Is Slightly Out Of Line in a Different Way From the First Cop, just for grins. Travis Marks (Michael Ealy) and Wes Mitchell (Warren Kole) are not only Mismatched Cop Buddies -- one is a ladies' man who breaks the rules, while the other is a by-the-book rule-follower -- they're Two Cops Who Drive the Boss Crazy! Hence the inevitable sentence uttered by their inevitably grizzled superior: "Why do my two best detectives have to be the biggest pains in my ass?"
Even if, on some level, I had expected that cliche (or something like it), being hit between the eyes with the blunt instrument of that line was so much less enjoyable than it sounds.