The good part involves just about any scene focusing on Angie Harmon ("Law & Order") as Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli. The flip side? Just about every scene that isn't centered on her, especially those involving Jane's best friend, medical examiner Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander).
I just started watching this show and I found it quickly moved to the top of my favorites list. I binged the first season and now I can't stop. I would have to say that my favorite character on the show is Maura Isles.
I was fortunate enough to see the first two episodes of Rizzoli and admit that I loved the banter and the story line. I thought it has some fun and quick comments together with a bit of mystery. To me it was one of the best shows I have seen this year. But then, it does not have much with which to compare when one looks at the moronic "reality" shows that currently ruin the nightly viewing. I know I am the odd one out, apparently, but I cannot find any enjoyment in the big brothers, survivors and similar trash. Thanks for at least one enjoyable show that is not Canadian at the moment. Worst part is our local station has taken it off the air so I await the series being released on DVD and I will watch it without the adds. Loved both female leads too. Hope it has many more seasons to go and keeps up the good story lines.
The familiar show, which is set in Boston but too clearly filmed elsewhere, adds in some romantic intrigue, as both Harmon and Alexander appear to be interested in the same FBI agent (Billy Burke). But the dominant theme on Rizzoli & Isles, as on "The Closer,'' is fighting crime and not fighting tears.
What an insulting ending - I generally liked the show eventhough Isles is portrayed as the village idiot - trying to copy Bones I think but why do producers feel they have to give us a "cliff hanger" to get us back.
We are either going to watch the show or we are not. This unrealistic ending was insulting.
I thought I would really like this show because I'm a Angie Harmon fan. The thing that I don't like is what a complete idiot the Isles character is. She is totally annoying. The two women in the books were intelligent, now only Rizolli has any smarts. Please, give Isles a brain, stop having her act like she's a moron.
Lose the **** stories. Two women, great chemistry, fun dialogue, pretty faces, adequate writing, pretty faces, humor and likability, unlimited potential. Bump up the story-lines, add a straight writer, and lose the **** stuff. Add a little more action and keep the pretty faces.
I watched the first episode, and the main character, Rizzoli, conveniently manages to escape from some criminals, and then proceeds to shoot an unarmed criminal as he is laying on the ground. In the second episode, she assaults another unarmed perpetrator with a metal pipe. In the third episode, she blackmails a school administrator into giving a student a scholarship. I don't find Angie Harmon's semi-dirty cop who always seems to have the keys to solving the case fall into her lap a compelling main character. The fashionista forensic scientist is attractive, but not believable.
The writing is below average. The characters and situations are far-fetched.