Damnit, "Unforgettable" producers. The punny blood is on your hands with this one. I didn't want to do it. You forced my hand.
You could have called your new Poppy Montgomery drama "Crime-Fighting Redhead Memory Girl" and I wouldn't have had a clue how to start my review. You could have called it "Super-Brain Coincidence Procedural" and I'd have wracked my own less-than-super-brain for hours musing on an appropriate lede. You could have named it "Poppy Montgomery Looks Great, Solves Mysteries and Doesn't Know What People From Syracuse Talk Like" and you'd have taken all of the ammunition out of my critical pen.
But no. That's not the way you chose to go. You took the approach that dared critics to be lazy, forgetting that you were premiering in the same week as 20 other network dramas and that, amidst that avalanche of new programming, "lazy" would be a welcome respite.
Most shows make us work at least a little bit harder. "'Revenge'? More like revenge on viewers!" or "'A Gifted Man'? More like a gifted director for the pilot!" or "If this pilot weren't so dull, a 'Person of Interest' would be me!"
Would that I were a proud man, too proud to rise to your bait. Read More...