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Average User Score: 7.0Oct 24, 2010OK, so we've only seen the first episode. But it was dynamite. Idris Elba brings the same extraordinary acting talent to Luther that heOK, so we've only seen the first episode. But it was dynamite. Idris Elba brings the same extraordinary acting talent to Luther that he brought to The Wire, and here his talent is showcased. The plotting is riveting too. Hints of Dexter, hints of the "Nicole Wallace" v. "Bobby Goren" plotline in Law & Order CI, all of it good. And like The Wire it's awfully hard to wait for the next week's episode.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.4Oct 24, 2010I really like this show and think it will become a solid hit. Even in the first few shows the cast is clicking and I expect it will improveI really like this show and think it will become a solid hit. Even in the first few shows the cast is clicking and I expect it will improve as they hit their stride. Sure, the Irish cops of New York theme is a little corny - but it also rings true. The ensemble cast has some terrific actors who are already shining - Tom Selleck as the father/chief of police, his father, his son Danny and Danny's wife - I have hopes that the daughter and the youngest son/rookie cop will develop in interesting ways. I'm a little worried that the youngest son's wife will develop into something annoyingly stereotypical, either a preachy liberal Meathead-type character or a whiny rich Housewives type, but so far she's been restrained. With luck the writers will make her character more interesting and nuanced. We intelligent, educated middle-class women deserve to be depicted realistically too.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.7Oct 19, 2010The worst thing about Chase is that it's so much worse than it should be. The actors are good - in fact the actress playing Annie Frost isThe worst thing about Chase is that it's so much worse than it should be. The actors are good - in fact the actress playing Annie Frost is excellent. The setting and the sets are interesting and have the potential to show new facets of the Texas landscape. But the plotting. And the scriptwriting. O. M. G. Cringemakingly awful. I can summarize every episode as follows: 1. There is a bad serial killer who commits coldblooded murder while we watch. 2. Four or five Marshals are at their HQ and hear about the murder. They go gallivanting off after the bad guy. 3. The bad guy coldbloodedly murders several more people as we watch. 4. The Marshals ineptly manage to not stop the bad guy from murdering a bunch of people.
5. Despite their ineptitude, the Marshals apparently have limitless government funding - they have private jets and helicopters to whisk them at light speed from Texas to Las Vegas or Boston at the drop of a hat. .
6. One of the Marshals, usually Annie, has a ridiculously unlikely psychological insight into the bad guy after each dead body. These stupid ideas give the Marshals Important Clues so they know where the bad guy will go next. Unfortunately, the Marshals will never get there in time to prevent another coldblooded murder. 7. There will be a macabre cellphone fail. 8. When the hour is almost up there will be a final chase and the Marshals - or, really, Annie- will catch the bad guy. The question in the mind of the audience is why on earth the Marshals will not be fired or demoted for their ineptitude. I mean why can't 5 trained, fit law enforcement officers bristling with weapons, & spending money like water prevent a bad guy on the lam from murdering half a dozen people in a day? The sad thing is that with some decent plotting and imaginative writing Chase has the potential to be interesting. But the insultingly predictable plots and jawdroppingly inane dialog will kill this show dead in a very short time.… Expand