Notorious on ABC, stars two of my favorite TV personalities, Piper Perabo (Covert Affairs) and Daniel Sunjata (Graceland).
This show comes at you fast and hard. Perabo plays a producer of a hack TV news show and Sunjata plays a lawyer who has his hands into just about everything else.
The two of them seem to play games off of each other, leading other people on in fake stories or conversations, until suddenly Sunjata finds himself in the middle of one of Perabo's real stories.
They work together, promises to tell no lies to each other, until a lie pops up between the two of them as the premiere episode closes.
This show has a lot of quick and developing action, much like ABC's other sexed up series, Quantico, as the background of this premiere focuses on a hit-and-run murder. But there was so much subterfuge going on between and with our two main characters that it was a pretty fast and busy show. If you don't get caught up in the pacing, you'll notice that this could be, if they're not careful, just another night time soap.
Perabo was giving us something different than what we've previously seen of her before on TV in Covert Affairs, but Sunjata is giving us what may very well be his signature routine character that we saw back in Graceland. I don't dislike it, as it's a powerful and charismatic kind of alpha male, so it fits here in Notorious, for sure.
But I want to see more out of both of them. Especially if this show is going to continue beyond it's fledgling season. Though, to be honest, the pacing and story from the show made it feel like it was already an established series, unlike some other shows I checked out throughout last week.
Notorious got a 6.3/10 on IMDb, but a frightening 27% on Rotten Tomatoes.
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