Wednesday, February 16, 2011

What I’m Watching: Fairly Legal

Fairly Legal: Season 1, Episode 4 “Bo Me Once” (C-)

I’ve come to the sad realization that this show just isn’t good. I’m remembering that I was so completely disappointed by “In Plain Sight,” even though I had previously liked star Mary McCormack, but I guess I’m desperate to hold on to this one in the hopes that it will eventually transform into a very quality program. That doesn’t seem to be the case, as this episode can’t even use guest actors like Eddie McClintock (“Warehouse 13”) and Ryan Cutrona (Grandpa Gene from “Mad Men”). I’m continually disheartened by the inconsistency of Lauren Reed, who dishonors her name (also the moniker of a certain character played by Melissa George in the third season of “Alias”) by calling her stepdaughter while drunk and hardly living up to her reputation as the Wicked Witch of the West. Besides the excitement factor of a “Battlestar Galactica” reunion of sorts, Esai Morales, who had a role on Syfy’s short-lived prequel “Caprica,” has no place being on this show, as he’s way too much of a cartoonish, purposefully evil character on a show already overstuffed with loud, immutable personalities. Michael Trucco is also hardly worthy of comparison to his previous character, as has become clear to me watching season four episodes of BSG on Netflix Instant Streaming this past weekend. To that point, Sarah Shahi certainly tries her hardest and puts her all into her character, but this show just isn’t worthy of her, and I can’t imagine it’s going to get any better as time goes on at this point.

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