Bad Acting and worse Bad Screenplay
The movie turns out to be a little better than the average. Starting from a romantic formula often seen in the cinema, it ends in the most predictable (and somewhat bland) way.
It's simply great fun, a winsome film and an occasionally over-the-top luxury fantasy that never flags.
I ran through the series very fast. I was hooked from the beginning. Each character was played very well. The acting was very well done. I just can't believe the show ended the way it did and left us all hanging. The person that played Paul Briggs did an exceptional job. Very well done sir! Thank you to the cast for the on screen magic. This was an epic TV series.
I was totally, let me emphasize, TOTALLY, hooked to the series right from the start. But if you're not, watch on. Because on hindsight, I realised that the show just got better and better as it went on, and in that sense, maybe the first 10 minutes of the show probably didn't do it justice. So really, watch on, you're not going to regret it at all. I've watched a lot of crime dramas, but this one is just, you know, different. It's got a very down to earth plot, tight story line, very compact and pretty intense, but I think the best part about this show is not how well the actors reenacted the federal SOPs but rather the characters' depth and their developments as the series went on. It's not a show where you get slammed with some conspiracy terrorist bombing attack right in the face from episode 1. It starts slow, warms you up, gets you to love this bunch of people first and then it picks up pace while you explore the crime AND the people. And that's not to say the show is frivolous or anything. I mean the plot is some good, good stuff. I think that's what I love about this show so much. It's got its fair share of fun. Such as, the very varied individual personalities. So maybe if you're looking into some intense crime solving scientists studying fingerprints in labs, you might want to just move on. To me it's very distinct how the show starts off introducing you to this bunch of people and you as the audience form your own ideas and impressions about who they are, and then as the show rolls on you start to question your own judgment and make new ones as it's slowly revealed more to you about the background of each character. The series ends off clearing some stuff up just enough to leave you satisfied for Season 1 finale, but leaves (more than) enough loose ends to fully explore them again in Season 2. And that's good news, because from what I can tell, there is SO much potential for it in the next season. Can't wait.
I think the show has definitely improved from the first few episodes. I thought that the first 2 or so episodes were very weak and the characters were boring and had no layers but I stuck around because I thought it might get better and I'm glad I did. The characters have much more depth now and the show has gotten less hokey. Although I do think it all may seem a bit unrealistic (not the fact that they all live together but what's been happening) its entertaining and always keeps me guessing and on the edge of my seat. I feel like they try to cram to much into each episode though. But overall it's enjoyable and the acting and the show itself have gotten much better.
For those of you with bad reviews....is there anything in your life that you find pleasing???? I'm thinking there is just no pleasing you because this show is VERY good....love Daniel Sunjata from "Rescue Me", very handsome and seductive....plays this role well. I've watched every show and I still can't tell if his character is a good guy playing a bad guy or a bad guy playing a good guy...all very intense and teasing. I usually just DVR my shows and play them later but I count the minutes until this one is on Thursdays and watch it live.... I do agree that you need to watch more than just the pilot to see how the characters relate to each other and how the plot continues to thicken. I challenge anyone to guarantee who the bad guys are and who the good guys are so far this season...