The new TNT series with Eric McCormack. I don’t watch a lot of TV, but I thought I’d give it a chance. Something else to fill the time, you know, and it’s entertaining enough. McCormack is believable as the Professor With Problems that helps the FBI on tough cases. Hes not broadly over-the-top funny, as the title character in MONK was in the later years, but a sad sort of broken savant, like MONK was in the beginning of that show.
Third episode spoiler:
In the third episode, a woman is killed, using the same M.O. as a killer used in the 80’s before the killings stopped abruptly. They go to talk to the one victim who had survived her attack, in search of a lead. She had survived, but with a brain injury that kept her from ever retaining new information - think Drew Barrymore in, “50 First Dates”. Each day, she wakes up thinking it’s the day before her attack. That day, she had told her mother that she was going to see the movie, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, but eventually they discover she had a date with a guy she didn’t think her mother would approve of, so she lied about it. When they finally catch up to the killer, he is portrayed by the actor who was the mustachioed garage attendant from, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, who took the Ferrari for a joyride. An unexpected in-joke, considering the show isn’t played for laughs. I did laugh though, this time.
I don’t know if it’ll last more than season, but it’ll help pass the time while I wait for, “Justified” to start.