Sunday, May 29, 2011

Review - Chaos Season 1 Episode 4 Two Percent / 5 Molé

CBS canceled Chaos over a month ago and is burning it off on Saturday nights, so I'm guessing no one really cares too much about the show. Anyway, both "Two Percent" and "Molé" follow the mold set by the previous episodes. The team heads to another country, get into trouble, and eventually make their way out safely under miraculous circumstances. Along the way, there is some stereotyping and jingoism and talk of duty, but it's nothing too annoying. "Molé" does end on a cliffhanger, with someone tailing Adele, so hopefully we'll be able to see the conclusion. There is hardly any information about the show out there, but I assume production went past the fifth episode before the cancellation.

The thing that struck me most about the show was how much I liked it. The humor is also there, and the team works very well together in any environment. Sure the plots might be hackneyed, but in an age of procedurals that seem very similar, it was nice to have a procedural that focused on another subject. Chaos's ultimate demise was most like a matter of scheduling than quality. Stuck in the 8 PM slot before CSI: NY, the show had little chance to begin with and the difference in tone with the rest of the night only doomed it further.

Score: 8.7/10
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