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It's time for March Madness, guys! I know what you're thinking, but I'm not talking about that silly game with the baskets and the balls and LeBron "Ugh" James. I'm talking about the game of trying to figure out which TV shows should make it to the next round of your "DVR-worthy" midseason bracket! And the latest show to the patented Hey TV.com Whaddaya Say? treatment is USA's new EMT. comedy Sirens. Is it hilarious enough to heal even the broken-est of funny bones, or will make you flatline? Let's find out... stat. #paramedicjokes


Sirens? Please tell me this show has nothing to do with Greek mythology.

Don't worry, it has nothing to do with Greek mythology or Homer or the Odyssey. However, it does have a lot to do with paramedics and dirty jokes about internet porn and penises. Sirens is a workplace comedy based on the U.K. series of the same name, about a trio of EMTs—two veterans and one newb—who find themselves in all sorts of ridiculous situations due to the nature of their work. USA's version is set in Chicago, and because it's practically television law for all new-comedy loglines to feature quirky "See what we did there?!" set-ups, perhaps you've already guessed that even though Sirens' main characters literally save lives as part of their job, their own lives are kinda messy.


Who created Sirens, and who stars in it?

The series was adapted from the original British version by Denis Leary (Rescue Me) and Bob Fisher (Traffic Light), and it stars Michael Mosley (Longmire), Kevin Daniels (Modern Family's Longines), and Kevin Bigley (Game Change) as the three paramedics at the center of the series. Mosley is Johnny, the de facto leader of the trio; Daniels plays Johnny's best friend Hank; and Bigley portrays Brian, the new guy who joins their team. But don't worry, Sirens isn't a total sausage party: Jessica McNamee (Home and Away) brings some estrogen to the show as Theresa, a Chicago cop and Johnny's ex-girlfriend/current friend with benefits/confusing relationship with a woman. Rounding out the cast are Maura Kidwell (Chicago Fire) as Stats, Kelly O'Sullivan as Voodoo, and Bill Nunn (Spider-Man) as Cash. 



When do the Sirens start flashing?

Sirens debuts with back-to-back episodes on Thursday, March 6 at 10pm on USA, immediately following the mid-season premiere of Suits. Its competition includes Scandal on ABC, Parenthood on NBC, and Elementary on CBS.


I like Show X, will I enjoy Sirens?

If Show X is a show currently airing on USA, then... maybe? Sirens doesn't really feel like anything USA has been putting out lately, but that might be a compliment. This is a foul-mouthed, perverted comedy aimed at the immature goofball in all of us. If anything, I'd say that it'd be more at home alongside FX comedies like The League and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. It's also somewhat reminiscent of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, but way raunchier.  


What's noteworthy about Sirens?

There's a lot to like as long as you're not easily offended by crass humor, which I'm not. This is an example of how crude language can be funny in the right context and forum (unlike, say, Mixology's douchebag humor). Out of all the new comedies debuting this spring, I'd put Sirens near the top—if not at the top—for actually making me laugh out loud. But it's not all jokes all the time; the series finds a way to work in some rather heavy subjects without feeling off balance. 

Also good: Sirens' characters all have very distinct personalities and they work well together, interacting in a way that feels genuine. This is obviously a workplace comedy, but so far, it's a workplace I actually want to visit again.



What about Sirens sets off the fire alarm?

The show's off-color humor might offend or turn away some viewers, especially on a network like USA, where working blue generally means keeping the skies beautiful and cloud-free. It airs at 10pm (and almost certainly has to, given much of the language and subject matter), and it's the network's first-ever original half-hour comedy. I'm worried that the typical USA audience won't take to it, and also that people who appreciate this type of humor would never think to look for it on USA. 


So, should I watch it?

I wholeheartedly say yes. Unless you're sensitive to jokes about porn, of course. 


Let's take a look at a trailer then!

Here you go!



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Sirens premieres Thursday, March 6 at 10pm on USA.


Previously Aired Episode

AIRED ON 4/14/2015

Season 2 : Episode 13

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I loved the original which doesn't look like it will be getting a second series, so I'll definitely be checking this out
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I thought Michael Mosley was great on Scrubs,so I look forward to watching him on Sirens.
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I am just surprised Denis Leary himself is not acting on it. He was pretty funny in Rescue me.
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Oh my god, I wasn't planning on watching it, but that trailer sold me on it.
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Was a massive fan of the UK version when it aired... last year i think? I'm always a bit skeptical after the US 'IT Crowd,' but I'll never turn down something that's like Always Sunny and The League!
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A don't care about anything USA has to say until they renew White Collar.
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I recommend the UK original version, if you can. There's Richard Madden in it! :-) But this one seems funny enough to give it a try at least!
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The trailer looks hilarious, and I've been a long-time watcher of It's Always Sunny, so bring on the crassness.
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Denis Leary is a very funny standup, but I don't like him as a producer as much. Still, that's a glowing recommendation, so I'll give it a shot.
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I somehow ended up watching episode 4 of this series (don't know why it was available on P2P before the first three ones, but whatever...)

It was funny. I liked the guys in it. And I love Jessica McNamee ever since "The Loved Ones".

So yeah - totally into this. Bring it on!
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Nope screw USA Network!
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My son is a paramedic so he would probably kill me if I watched the show. I also don't really go for base humor. I'm not nine and don't laugh at the things I found funny at that age.
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Denis Leary is renowned for reworking other's material, so I'm expecting this to work for him. Rescue Me was particularly good in its earlier years and cemented that I have a love/hate for the man. As he's not in this, it can only improve things overall - the humour without the man.
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I'm not usually one for raunchy, crass humor, but this show looks really funny to me. I'll give it a shot (as long as it's available online, seeing as how I don't get USA anymore...)
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I'm not sure it's my style... but I'll give it a try.
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Sounds okay, I'll probably come back to this one later.
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I watched a free preview of Sirens, it's very funny.
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I heard about it when it was first announced and thought it sounded good and then completely forgot about it until like a week ago when my sister asked me if I planned on watching it, which I do.
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I'm sort of expecting this to be the inverse of Rescue Me. That was (arguably) a drama but with some great comedy in it at times. Some occasional seriousness mixed in with this one's comedy should work just as well for me.

As a rule, I tend to sample nearly all of USA's offerings and this will certainly get a look from me. In fact, I've kind of been looking forward to its premiere. Their new reality show debuting next week, however, will be one of those rare exceptions to that rule.
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