Sunday, June 20, 2010

Review - Scoundrels Season 1 Episode 1 And Jill Came Tumbling After

Scoundrels isn't deep enough to warrant any serious summer watching--and it's not funny or clever enough to warrant summer pleasure watching either. At times, the cast, headed by Virginia Madsen, is great, but the lines range from boring to overly ridiculous.

The premise seemed interesting, but fell apart. I kept wanting to know how the family came into their situation. An average suburban family doesn't fall into the life of crime without something big happening. They aren't bad people who hurt people either, but they seem to be fine with stealing. Why? What drove them to this unique lifestyle? This questioned rattled around my head as I watched a largely plotless episode and no hints popped up.

In the end, Cheryl decides to go straight and the disbelieving Sergeant Mack tells her a leopard can't change its spots. The following episodes will probably contain the various family members trying to live normally and goofing all the time. I'll give the show one more chance to see what those episodes are like. Clearly the pilot was a setup episode and not what the show will normally be.

Score: 6.8/10
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