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In Plain Sight on the USA Network has been given a second season order of 16 episodes.
:up:cadet502 said:I'm glad to hear this. If they can limit the screen time for the mother, it will be appreciated.
...and we just love the dry wit of Marshall.
And it isn't like tough female cops just started the last season or anything... There's been a lot over the years of TV. The concept of this particular show is a little unique, but not the tough female lead part.Supramom2000 said:I really like it as well, but I was a little surprised at the hoopla from TV Guide, et al about finally having a tough female cop, etc. Holly Hunter's character is Saving Grace is about as tough as a female TV cop can get.
For those of us old enough to have watched Sgt. Suzanne 'Pepper' Anderson portrayed by Angie Dickenson it isn't all that new. From a review of a DVD:Supramom2000 said:I really like it as well, but I was a little surprised at the hoopla from TV Guide, et al about finally having a tough female cop, etc. Holly Hunter's character is Saving Grace is about as tough as a female TV cop can get.
Loved that show until, as noted in the review,"feminist groups led to a softening of the show's content." I still watched the subsequent years. That first year, though, would hold up well in toughness compared to The Closer, Saving Grace, and In Plain Sight.The 23 episodes on the Police Woman: First Season DVD tend toward the grim, with Dickinson and company investigating black-market adoption, teenage drug addicts, racial unrest, and rape after rape after rape. Even the opening credits are harsh, alternating shots of Dickinson looking seductive with shots of her being smacked around.
The star makes it work. Dickinson played her sexy cop with curious enthusiasm, savoring the ritual of cozying up to criminals before turning around and busting their asses. In episode after episode, she straps on a wire and pitches woo to the bad guys, while her father/brother/husband-figure Holliman tails her at a safe distance, following the action just like the TV audience at home. There was something deliciously wrong about the first season of Police Woman, maybe because it fed our need to see someone beautiful get dropped deep into the ugly.
ugh! That is why I stopped watching the show. I liked the lead character (Mary) and the cop but I think Marshall is just a terrible actor along with the mother. The "boss" Stan isn't much better either. That whole scene with Marshall and Stan dancing was excruciating.and we just love the dry wit of Marshall.