Monday, January 13, 2014

Come Monday...CBS' Intelligence

“Come Monday…” is a weekly series that will involve a review of (or commentary about) websites, movies, documentaries, television shows, sports, music, and whatever else may tickle my fancy at the time.  Be assured that these reviews will be generally positive, as in accordance to the Jimmy Buffett song “Come Monday.”  This is subject to change, however.  In fact, I would be most derelict in my duties to neglect going on a rant every once in a while.  For rants promote change, and change can be good—right?  Therefore, since good is generally considered as being a positive force in 99.3% of the parallel universes that I am aware of, even a rant could be considered as being something positive, and a genuine hissy-fit would be even better (so I’m told).

It would appear that CBS has another hit television series in its line-up.  For [16.6 million] reportedly watched the pilot episode of [Intelligence] last Tuesday night (01/07/2014).

After seeing some advertisements for the show beforehand, we held some reservations.  For it looked like it had potential, but Arlynda and I were concerned with the show going way overboard on the science-fiction stuff.

No, it did not help a bit that the primary star of the show is [Josh Holloway], who played Sawyer on [LOST].  For are still reeling from the way that show ended, and we look upon anyone associated with it as probably being scarred for life (or at least having sordid stain upon their soul).

Ah, but we were pleasantly surprised with how well the high-tech stuff was made realistic to us.  Furthermore, Holloway seems to be not suffering any ill-effects from LOST.

Some might even argue that Holloway’s Gabriel on Intelligence is not so unlike his Sawyer on LOST.  For Sawyer was a highly intelligent tough guy with a jagged edge to his heart of gold, and so is Gabriel.

[Marg Helgenberger’s] Lillian Strand may be problematic, however.  For Lillian is portrayed as being a government agency director who generally looks at her people as simply being different parts of the machine (so to speak).

Nonetheless, Lillian’s cold analysis is buffered by Riley Neal, who is a Secret Service agent brought in to protect Gabriel from all who would do him harm—including himself.  The role of Riley is well-played by [Meghan Ory], and I would not be surprised to see some romantic sparks flying between her and Gabriel—despite her desire to help him find his missing wife.  Hey, you know how those Hollywood-types operate.

You can see for yourself just how far off I may be at 9:00 (Central) tonight.  Mondays is when the show is scheduled to regularly air.  We will be watching, and I hope you find the show as enjoyable as we have so far.

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  1. My blog friend, Robin and Daily Dose, also recommends this show. It looks very good.

    It's great to meet you. Thanks for dropping by Life by Chocolate, so I could discover your niche of blogland.

  2. I don't recall ever seeing any advertisements for this one. But then again, I rarely watch CBS any more.

  3. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Rawknrobyn!!! We just discovered tonight that we won't be able to watch Intelligence. For they have it scheduled against Castle and The Blacklist, and our DVR won't let us record more than two shows at a time. Yeah, we could maybe catch either Castle or The Blacklist On Demand, but it ain't all that it is cracked up to be.

  4. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Ann!!! What did they do to you?

  5. i watched the premiere episode. it was okay, but i just couldn't watch josh holloway 'looking earnest' again. that's his only look but this time he's got a cleaner haircut. :)

    besides, the premise was so much like the comedy version 'chuck' that i kept drawing parallels. computer implant/hot handler woman, etc. :)

  6. Thanks for stopping by, my dear TWG!!! I was thinking that there had been another show with a similar premise! We never watched Chuck when it was on, and it is looking like we will not be seeing much of Intelligence, neither. For they have it scheduled against Castle and The Blacklist, which we cannot live without.


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