I love procedurals.
I mean, I really love them. I love them so much that I know all the mechanics by heart. It’s a gift and a curse. A gift because I can consume an inordinate amount of procedurals in one sitting and a curse because I easily get bored with repetitive formulas. That is why I appreciate shows that manage to take the procedural formula and spin it on its head.
That is exactly what The Glades does.
It is a unique show that has its very unique procedural formula which rests heavily on Matt Passmore’s superb performance as Jim Longworth, a former Chicago homicide detective now Florida residentdetective. If you are unfamiliar with Longworth, then you are in for a treat. He is a blend of Columboand Psych‘s Shawn Spencer as he combines an apparent nonchalance, cluelessness and irreverence which make him an excellent detective. It also makes the show into one of the best procedurals on TV. Read More...