Review: Does USA Score with the Sports Drama 'Necessary Roughness'?

The pilot for 'Necessary Roughness' (10PM ET Wednesday, USA), a sports-oriented light drama led by the redoubtable Callie Thorne, is far from a chore.

Even though the show's first episode is 75 minutes long with commercials, the pilot doesn't feel padded. It smoothly -- almost too quickly, in fact -- set up the crisis that precipitates therapist Dr. Dani Santino's move into the field of sports therapy. And it's interesting to note that on the network known for its "Characters welcome" tagline, Dani really isn't quirky or odd in any noticeable way.

She's a strong-willed, upper-middle class woman whose life begins to fall apart, and it's the unsentimental way in which Dani moves forward that gives this show its necessary grit. Read More...


http://www.aoltv.com/2011/06/29/usa-score-with-necessary-roughness-callie-thorne/

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