Necessary Roughness Review: Breaking the Curse

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I've realized something. Necessary Roughness works best when Dr. Dani's patients have a direct connection to either her or the Hawks. "

A Wing and a Player" gave us that link and it was much more satisfying than the normal patient of the week.

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I felt for Kirkman. New York sports fans never forget, so it didn't surprise me that people still vilified him six years later. Of course, standing on a ledge in a bird costume probably wasn't the best way to lie low. I almost wished the team had let him come back as the mascot, but that would have been too sappy and completely unrealistic.

Who else thought that protective Nico was kind of hot? Not only had he done a complete background check on JD, he also read his books and then crashed his date with Dani. Then, he let it slip that he's been married. 

I loved his response when Dani called him on that new piece of information. He simply hadn't told her because she never asked. And then he added:

I never lie, ever. I thought you knew that about me. | permalink

Well, there's another compelling bit of information. Every week, I am more intrigued by Nico. I definitely want more and more.

For once, TK met a smart women and had to step up his game. I'd like to see Vivica come back. Watching someone challenge TK was way more satisfying than his weekly party boy antics.

I loved the look on Matt's face when Vivica shot TK down on the field. I'd guess this doesn't happen often and Matt's quip about getting him ice for the burn was perfect.

Thank goodness JD's gone. Ooh. A month in the Congo. How romantic. What girl wouldn't jump at that and what part of mother with two kids did he not get? Overall, he was pretty quick to end things when he realized she wasn't going to follow him around the world. 

For a change, Dani's kids were kind of funny. Hiding in the pantry while a pigeon flew around their house was something children would do. And TK was kind of sweet when he came to their rescue. I was happy that Dani acknowledged that. It was a nice moment between the two.

So, what did you think of Nico's new interest in Dani and are you as happy as I am that JD was sent packing? With only two more episodes left this season, what do you want to see on Necessary Roughness?


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Love Nico's interaction with Dani. Think there is a lot of attraction between the two of them, which hasn't been explored. Would love to see them together.


Enjoyed the heck out of this episode - thinking about it makes me smile. Love Dani and Nico - there is a snap, crackle, and pop all around them, which I thought was totally displayed during the crashed dinner scenes. Dani's expressions and comments were hilarious. I think Nico is protective but on the other hand he loves to tease Dani. Nico is very intriguing - the show writes this character extremely well. I thought TK was great last night - it was nice to see the reporter go toe to toe with him. Unlike some, I actually like Dani's kids - they are a huge part of her life and they are teenagers to boot, so you are going to get the sweet and the angst - after all, they are the "mini Santinos" as TK said last night. Love TK and Matt's interaction on the field - could tell the actors really enjoyed doing those scenes. Just a fun show and truly becoming must see TV for me.

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I'm glad JD's gone. I like Dani with Matt but I like her with Nico even more.

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Necessary Roughness Season 1 Episode 10 Quotes

Matt: Since you obviously didn't pay attention at the last sexual harassment seminar.
TK: I thought that was a how to.

I survived grandma for 18 years. You guys can handle her for one itty bitty night.