The Unusuals

ABC (ended 2009)


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  • The story of the detectives of the 2nd Unit NYPD Police Department. This is a procedural that investigates some serious subjects with humor and clever stories. Overall after a slow start he show was better and better but canceled after ten episodes.

    Actually an above average police drama set on the streets of New York City. Brilliant casting and a great ensemble feeling. Even the characters that seemed to be outcasts overall fit in with the programs quirky taste.

    The stellar cast is lead by Amber Tamblyn as Detective Casey Schraeger. Her partner Detective Jason Walsh played by Jeremy Renner was excellent. These two lead a cast of lovable misfits. Schraeger's story is one of a debutante from a family of wealth and privilege. She has rebelled against the family and wants to do something with her life. When we first meet Walsh his last partner had just been killed. He is forced to bring along a new partner in Schraeger. He is a down to earth good guy that just wants to live life. Most notable are Adam Goldberg as Detective Eric Delahoy and his partner Detective Leo Banks played by Harold Perrineau Jr.. Delahoy has a brain tumor but he refuses to get help. He ends up having a romance with the medical examiner who is helping him. Banks is afraid of dying. He is 42 and his father and grandfather both died at 42. He is convinced he will die this year so he wears a bullet proof vest every minute of the day. Delahoy's constant risking his life drives Banks crazy.

    Detective Allison Beaumont is played by Monique Gabriela Curnen. She is having a serious relationship with Walsh which brings some crazy things to the stories at times. Her partner is Detective Henry Cole played by Joshua Close. Henry is a mess. His former criminal partner killed Walsh' partner and causes a great deal of problems. Henry has found religion so he is trying to live a righteous life which considering his past is difficult.

    The last two regular cast members are Detective Eddie Alvarez played by Kai Lennox and Sergeant Harvey Brown played by Terry Kinney. Alvarez' wife is an assistant DA and he is the units outsider. He refers to himself in the third person and constantly is getting ribbed by the other detectives. Finally Brown is an all business leader and does an excellent job of leading the unit. This show was a mid-season replacement that never really got an audience. It was fun, quirky, well written, superbly acted, and the productions values were very good as well. A disappointing situation but it was fun to watch while it was on. Honestly I feel it sort of got thrown away. Thanks for reading...