The Big Easy : Season 1

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  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 11, 1996
Season #: 1, 2
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  • Summary: The Big Easy is a cop show with a drawl and a glint in the eye. Det. Remy McSwain, a smooth-talking ladies man, tracked down criminals in the colorful alleyways of New Orleans. Always ready to bend the law to get things done - as was everyone else in the Crescent City, apparently - Remy metThe Big Easy is a cop show with a drawl and a glint in the eye. Det. Remy McSwain, a smooth-talking ladies man, tracked down criminals in the colorful alleyways of New Orleans. Always ready to bend the law to get things done - as was everyone else in the Crescent City, apparently - Remy met his match in uptight federal attorney Anne Osborne, who came to investigate a crime and decided to stay. Civil War buff, C. D. was both Remy's uncle and his boss on the police force. Darlene was his man-hungry co-worker. Smiley his jazzman friend and street informant, and Lightnin' the scheeming D.A., and Janine Rebbenack his protege in season two. Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13
  1. Philadelphia Inquirer
    Reviewed by: Lee Winfrey
    May 29, 2014
    90
    It is rollicking fun. [11 Aug 1996, p.K01]
  2. San Diego Union-Tribune
    Reviewed by: John Freeman
    May 29, 2014
    88
    There are delicious slices of French Quarter partyin' and plot twists that don't seem too contrived. [9 Aug 1996, p.E-8]
  3. Houston Chronicle
    Reviewed by: Ann Hodges
    May 29, 2014
    75
    There's enough humor in this escape route entertainment to bring you back for more. [11 Aug 1996, p.1996]
  4. Chicago Sun-Times
    Reviewed by: Lon Grahnke
    May 29, 2014
    50
    "Easy" does it with sex, violence and pungent humor. It's hot and spicy, if that's your taste. [9 Aug 1996, p.51]
  5. Variety
    Reviewed by: Tony Scott
    May 29, 2014
    50
    One trouble is that Crane and Walters don't come near striking a spark; episode's final, unprepared-for scene, in which they profess a mutual declaration, goes clunk. [9 Aug 1996]
  6. The New York Times
    Reviewed by: Caryn James
    May 29, 2014
    40
    Atmosphere is all the series has going for it. Remy's murder investigations never become suspenseful. And the slow-burning sexual attraction between Remy and Anne works better in a film than in a series. Drawing the relationship out over several episodes, The Big Easy becomes "Moonlighting" without the wit. [10 Aug 1996, p.19]
  7. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Rene Graham
    May 29, 2014
    10
    Lousy and offensive...a terrible TV take on the cinematic hit. [10 Aug 1996, p.C1]

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