Then I watched the first three episodes last Wednesday when nothing else was going on, and I hate to say it but I think I'm hooked. It's got a few things going for it so far.
- I dig the premise. An episodic case study of a bodyguard/private investigator who impersonates the intended victim in order to draw out the killers. The murky and intriguing background of the character only adds to the fun.
- Jackie Earle Haley. I am so digging this cat's reincarnation as a fun character actor. He plays a wildcard hired gun named Guerrero in this series and he is about as dangerous as they come. My favorite bit with him so far was in the first episode when a couple of hired thugs came to rough him up. The way he, um, dissuaded them was just about as cool as it gets on network programming. I think I would enjoy watching this guy eat soup. He's THAT good!
- The rest of the cast and the guest stars. This show seems to have a very genre-specific casting director, because through three episodes I've already counted three actors from Battlestar Galactica, one from Firefly/Serenity and Danny Glover. Huh, what? Yeah...Danny Glover showed up in the pilot for a brief cameo for some weird reason. The lead turns by Mark Valley (Fringe) and Chi McBride (Pushing Daisies) only add to the good times.
Mr. Jackie Earle Haley as Guerrero. Respect!
Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. One more reason to watch TV. Yeah, I need that like another hole in my head.