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(Entertainment Weekly)   "Cop Who Plays by His Own Rules, Only This Time He's in a Wheelchair" is NBC's lowest-rated fall drama debut ever   (insidetv.ew.com ) divider line
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2013-10-03 05:24:27 PM  
I watched the pilot, got about half way through and shut it off. I'm not even going to bother going into why it was bad, it suffices to say it was utter garbage.
 
2013-10-03 05:26:30 PM  
Blair Underwood is a terrific actor, did a great job in "The Event" (another low-rated NBC drama that was cancelled).  But this show just looks terrible, and subby's headline captures the reason pretty well.

So done with cop shows and crime procedural shows.  Last one I watched was "Southland," and I'd rather leave it on a high note because that show was brilliant.
 
2013-10-03 05:29:35 PM  
Let me know when he masters "chasing bad guys up flights of stairs" and maybe I'll tune in for an episode.
 
2013-10-03 05:31:52 PM  
Since there's no chance of a major network showing a wheelchair-bound black man having sex, I'm guessing ... uh no.
 
2013-10-03 05:33:33 PM  

Disgruntled Goat: Some 'Splainin' To Do: I thought it an odd choice for a reboot. There's not a huge amount of Ironsides nostalgia floating around, from what I can see.

Black and handi-capable. If they'd made him gay they'd have hit the "look how diverse we are here at NBC!"  trifecta.


funny given that he made quite the -not so subtle-  geigh joke.
 
2013-10-03 05:35:54 PM  

dletter: BATMANATEE: They should remake Seeing Things. If you're going to make another goddamn crime show, why not add a bit of comedy and fantasy in to the mix, Jason Alexander would be a good Louis.

I went to that and went "81-87?... how the hell don't I remember that".... then I saw it was Canadian.


It aired on PBS in some US markets.
 
2013-10-03 05:43:56 PM  
Who wants to watch people in wheelchairs do anything? If people enjoyed watching that sort of thing the paralympics would get much better ratings.
 
2013-10-03 06:12:58 PM  

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: I want to see a show about a cop who is competent at his job, gets along well with his supervisors, and makes sensible life decisions.  A girl can dream.


48 Hours Mystery. You know, the one where the convict people of murder because, dang it, we don't need physical evidence, everyone knew he did it.
 
2013-10-03 06:27:30 PM  

buckeyebrain: epyonyx: Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: I want to see a show about a cop who is competent at his job, gets along well with his supervisors, and makes sensible life decisions.  A girl can dream.

Dragnet?

They tried remaking that a few years ago with Ed O'Neill in the Jack Webb role.  It failed miserably.


I actually liked that version of Dragnet. Shame it didn't get any ratings.
 
2013-10-03 06:56:36 PM  
Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: I want to see a show about a cop who is competent at his job, gets along well with his supervisors, and makes sensible life decisions.  A girl can dream.

Dragnet?



Law and Order
 
2013-10-03 07:07:21 PM  
I'm sure the character just hell on wheels, but a show like that doesn't have a leg to stand on.  It'll be an uphill climb for ratings, and it won't have much of a run.
 
2013-10-03 07:37:37 PM  

Timmy the Tumor: Let me know when he masters "chasing bad guys up flights of stairs" and maybe I'll tune in for an episode.


I saw a preview where he kicked some guys ass while in his wheelchair.  I lol'd.
 
2013-10-03 07:51:51 PM  

69gnarkill69: Timmy the Tumor: Let me know when he masters "chasing bad guys up flights of stairs" and maybe I'll tune in for an episode.

I saw a preview where he kicked some guys ass while in his wheelchair.  I lol'd.


I saw that, too, and knew immediately it was going to suck.  The original Ironsides solved crimes by using his mind and being smart.
 
2013-10-03 08:26:16 PM  

violentsalvation: I didn't even know they were remaking Ironside. They could probably remaster the original, put it on primetime, and get better ratings.


QFT
 
2013-10-03 08:49:08 PM  

violentsalvation: I didn't even know they were remaking Ironside. They could probably remaster the original, put it on primetime, and get better ratings.


This times eleventy.
 
2013-10-03 08:57:46 PM  

Last Man on Earth: I'm sure the character just hell on wheels, but a show like that doesn't have a leg to stand on.  It'll be an uphill climb for ratings, and it won't have much of a run.


This thread went five and a half hours without a wheelchair pun. Sad.
 
2013-10-03 09:42:31 PM  

epyonyx: Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: I want to see a show about a cop who is competent at his job, gets along well with his supervisors, and makes sensible life decisions.  A girl can dream.

Dragnet?


Andy Griffith Show?
 
2013-10-03 10:14:01 PM  

farkinglizardking: epyonyx: Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: I want to see a show about a cop who is competent at his job, gets along well with his supervisors, and makes sensible life decisions.  A girl can dream.

Dragnet?

Andy Griffith Show?


Family Matters.  To me it was always a police procedural about Carl with unfortunate side stories featuring his home life.
 
2013-10-04 04:37:53 AM  

Rent Party: 69gnarkill69: I saw a preview where he kicked some guys ass while in his wheelchair.  I lol'd.

I saw that, too, and knew immediately it was going to suck.  The original Ironsides solved crimes by using his mind and being smart.


God, this.  The entire point of the original Ironsides was to rather starkly show that you don't have to be physically capable to be a good detective, that what caught the bad guy was intelligence and deductive reasoning as much as it was "okay now go wrestle with him for five minutes."  It was a rather extreme way of showing it, and plenty of other police procedurals have done a better and more nuanced job of it since, but it still stuck to that premise.  This new show tried to make it seem like the only things holding Ironsides back from being A-Number-1-Supercop were his constant PTSD flashbacks and an inability to climb stairs.
 
2013-10-04 09:35:27 AM  

eddievercetti: Lucky 7 will still be the 1st show axed.


And hopefully quickly and mercifully.  Gak.
 
2013-10-04 10:06:53 AM  

Leader O'Cola: offmymeds: violentsalvation: I didn't even know they were remaking Ironside. They could probably remaster the original, put it on primetime, and get better ratings.

The original series with Raymond Burr wasn't all that good. The NBC remake is probably just as dumb.

/doesn't watch NBC
//ever

guess you don't like football, olympics, etc


Bingo.
 
2013-10-04 10:29:02 AM  

Krusty's Wench: eddievercetti: Lucky 7 will still be the 1st show axed.

And hopefully quickly and mercifully.  Gak.


The thing you wonder is... how did these things even move forward... I mean, there are just some shows that you can smell from 8 miles away "This show is going nowhere", this "Lucky 7" show being one of them.  Is it that the shows just get so far down the road that they have too much invested that they "have" to put a few episodes on and see if they "stick"?
 
2013-10-04 12:37:05 PM  
All iconic movies and TV series of the past 50 years must be remade "in black".

If the new Ironsides fails, it's because America is racist.


sknnxxxxxxxxx....
 
2013-10-04 01:10:05 PM  

FLMountainMan: Some 'Splainin' To Do: I thought it an odd choice for a reboot. There's not a huge amount of Ironsides nostalgia floating around, from what I can see.

I'm 37 years old and had no idea there used to be a show called Ironside.  And I thought 18-34 was the prize age demographic.  How old is the show?


See, that's why they thought they could get away with it.  They were counting on the false premise that within certain age groups, the audience would be willfully ignorant of what anyone older than them watched,  because "Eww, old people shows!" and would flock to something that screams "Lazy Re-hash" thinking it's a innovation.  It makes "Re-Imagining" and "Reboot" the hip buzzwords flitting around lately, and like any trend that sweeps the industry, they try to reduce what actually succeeds into some super-simple Magic Formula that even hacks can use, not realizing how much hard work and heart went into it.  At least, let's see some original beating premises into the ground, like taking a cue from L&O, CSI, and NCIS, do something like Community: Houston, or Two Broke Girls: Mayberry.
 
2013-10-04 05:07:27 PM  

eddievercetti: Lucky 7 will still be the 1st show axed.


I'd never heard of the show so I just looked it up

"On October 4, 2013, ABC canceled the series due to record low ratings. It was the first show of the 2013-14 season to be canceled. "

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