I have to point out how creeped out I get when I see film actors star in new TV shows. Yes, Ashley Judd, I’m talking to you. However, I really enjoyed the series premiere of Vegas. I went into it with very low expectations. First of all, I don’t watch much of anything on CBS, though How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory are two of my favorite comedies. I don’t watch a ton of drama either, and most one-hour series I do follow feature an awesome female lead.
Something just told me that I had to check out the premiere of Vegas. No, it’s nothing like today’s adult playground, with boutique hotels and online gaming, like FoxyBingo.com, nor is it reminiscent of 2003’s Las Vegas. If Josh Duhamel was the only reason that show stayed on the air for five seasons, newcomer Taylor Handley, who portrays Ralph Lamb’s girl-crazy son, may be this show’s shining star.
Though Dixon Lamb may or may not be my favorite character thus far, the chemistry between Dennis Quaid and Carrie Ann Moss’ characters is an unexpected breath of fresh air. Though I have a tendency to roll my eyes at every new crime drama that rolls in season after season, especially one named after a city (I loved the remake of Dallas though!), I thought the premise was highly original. What scripted show can you watch that features cowboys, mobsters and bikers in the same hour? And with characters named Lamb and Mead, I wasn’t surprised to discover that the show is based on a true story.
Though CBS isn’t doing the show any favors by airing it during NBC and Fox’s new comedy Tuesday lineups, NCIS fans (as well as anyone else who appreciates good drama) will be smart to lay off the remote and tune in for Vegas.