How many cop procedurals are on tv right now?
So why do the networks keep putting new ones on tv?
That is the question I thought this past fall, when I heard of the new show Unforgettable.
The premise: A NY City cop who can remember everything. Carrie Wells (Poppy Montgomery) has hyperthymesia. She has the ability to visually remember everything. She closes her eyes and can insert herself into her memories and see everything exactly how it was. “Which comes in handy when you're a cop” as she states herself.
Bottom line: Unforgettable started off strong but then started to wane a bit. Then during November sweeps it got better and is getting better every episode.
Some of the best parts of the show are Carrie and her ex-boyfriend and now boss Lt. Al Burns chemistry. (You now I love good chemistry on screen) They smile at each other and it reminds me of when you start dating the one. I want them to get together but you know they won’t. It is the “Rachel and Ross” and “Booth and Bones” saga all over again. But when two actors/characters have really good chemistry and they get together too soon it is the death of the show. And the writers and producers know this.
Every once in a while something unexpected happens. A side character’s plot line starts to become more interesting then the main character’s. (In Fast & Furious Vin Disel’s Dominic Toretto was much more exciting and interesting than Paul Walker’s Brian O’Conner, who was the movie’s main character.) And I see something amazing happening between Det. Roe Sanders and Tanya Sitkowsky (Britt Lower), a female tech-geek. They have great chemistry and neither of them are sure about each other but as the viewer we know they like each other. I can’t wait to see this story develop!
I guess the networks know what they are doing. Procedurals make for good tv.
Unforgettable airs on Tuesdays at 10 ET. Ed Redlich, John Bellucci, Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly are executive producers for Sony Television Studios in association with CBS Television Studios.