Crisis... The Real Crisis is Brain Power?
Who is writing this show? That is what I want to know. I also want to know who thought this second-rate James Bondesque story line would actually work? That person in NBC should do the honorable thing and commit seppuku for actually wasting time and viewers patience on this unholy turd... Perhaps, even self-immolation? It's just a thought right? I mean sure it seems radical, but I think it has a certain symmetry to it actually. But alas the network is not as demanding as the Yukaza Families are... I think it is a shame actually. But seriously, where did this series come from?
I really want to know why any sane person listening to this convoluted and stupid storyline would actually say "Yes, that is exactly what my channel needs!" I guess they figured it worked once right? You know with The Blacklist? And let's be honest The Blacklist is another over wrought and senselessly convoluted James Bond wannabe series as well.
The only difference is that James Spader actually makes Red Reddington some what interesting. Dermont Mulroney doesn't actually even make his Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde personas seem even remotely interesting. And the rest of the cast seem to run around in a perpetual daze as if on set they are exposed to copious amounts of cannabis at all times. I cannot decide if they look like they are scared or if they just look paranoid that some is on their secret stashes' location! The fact is that no on in this series actually makes any of the absurd nonsensical that these characters do each week even seem remotely believable.
The only thing I see as being somewhat believable is that the Hot Teacher who used to play on One Tree Hill sleeps with the hot girl/FBI daughter.... Who actually might be the result of some super secret CIA-Corporate Conspiracy to create Super Spy Offspring-- and you know they were short on Drug addled Mothers so they knocked up the Boss' little sis for shits and giggles! (Something of this nature is actually starting to be tacitly stated by the way the Doctor and Evil Meg (Dunn) Fitch know each other!) And some how all of that would seem to make sense to the writers I bet. It would be so POSTMODERN I bet they would say as they pitch it to each other... Clue No, it would be actually postmodern-- would be post-absurd! And yet you know deep down inside these writers want to make some grand conspiracy like that happen. Perhaps, they have watched too many episodes of the J.J. Abrams (a person I feel is reason why Wagner might have been right all those years ago) TV series like Alias and Lost... (oh, please say it isn't so.)
Of course we finally get to the best part-- the MERCS! I see that Mulroney's character went to the best possible resources for his spec-ops people-- BLACKWATER. You know nothing but the best for this mission. I just have one question-- how does he afford this operation? It would cost hundreds of millions. He is supposed to be an out of work CIA Analyst. Not exactly the sort of guy who has a spare 250 million laying around a secret numbered Swiss Bank Account. I know he did a lot of odd jobs and perhaps master minded a string of successful bank jobs to fund this operation? Or maybe delivered news papers? Let's be honest this character doesn't have the cash or the connections to put together this sort of operation! But the writers don't care-cause this is cool baby so suck it!
And finally we get to my favorite part-- Cliffhangers... You know what I would love to see in this series... An episode that ends without a cliffhanger that is senseless. How about that. Just end an episode with a fade to black and the sound of gun fire?
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