The Handler is now officially my favorite show on television right now. It is even better than gasp CSI. Blasphemy!
Why and what pushed me over the edge? Tonight’s episode, for starters.
I’m embarassed to say that I don’t know any of the characters’ names, but the black guy is the best DAMN actor on a primetime show on television today. He is awesome.
What was it about tonight’s episode? Two things.
First, I am a big fan of any crime drama show, except NYPD Blue. So this show is right up my alley. But tonight’s show involved the thievery of art and history artifacts. I have a particular fascination with this type of high end crime. There is just something more classy and sinister in stealing a Van Gogh than hitting up a bank. It requires more sophistication.
Second. It is obvious that The Handler is quickly becoming a hit show. Why do I know this? The show ended unresolved on both plot lines, which means we are developing some ongoing story lines.
The same thing occurred in CSI. Once the show took off, they had extended plot lines involving both the bad guys and the good guys. The only problem is that the CSI sagas only last two to three episodes, then everyone dies.
I sincerely hope that The Handler does a better job with developing the ongoing story lines.