10 January 2018 | jenwithapen
If you went into this expecting that Gone was going to recreate the wheel, clearly you're going to be disappointed. This is a standard procedural, and honestly, it's good! If you've enjoyed "Without a Trace," or "Law & Order," or "Criminal Minds," etc., you're going to enjoy this! It seems like the younger the audience, anymore, the less enjoyment they get out of this kind of TV. I get that. I still enjoy things like Teen Wolf (which had some sublime writing, and wonderful acting!), and The Originals (I always preferred that to The Vampire Diaries), too, so! I see the difference, and I see the appeal to both, it's just that procedurals are an old business.
I find Noth's "father figure" as the lead for this rag-tag bunch awesome. I've loved Noth since he was Mr. Big, so! You can't go wrong there. Where a few others have felt that the lead was over the top, I dare you to watch Blindspot or Quantico, or any of the hundreds of others with over-the-top leads! I don't find Kitt (or Kick) crazily out-of-control (she's still suffering from a mild PTSD, but unlike other dramas, the trauma of it doesn't just shut her down, and it's not something that's overplayed!). As a matter of fact, I think they sort of underplay it sometimes.
Regardless, another person had a problem with the hacker dude, and... I don't find him as cloying, but I can see the issue. It's the same thing as your Garcia's in Crim Minds (talk about an over-the-top character, though! She's lovable as heck!), or your Abby Sciuto's from NCIS! It's nothing that hasn't already been done, and it's important for plot dev, especially with such a skeleton crew. Seeing Danny Pino again (Law & Order: SVU) was a great surprise! He's so muted here, and I love that!
I know this show hasn't scored higher with other folks, but if you're a fan of any of the shows I've mentioned, just give it a try! I think you'll like it. =D