Wash DC / Northern VA
IT Project Manager
Dish Network with VIP 922 DVR on 42-in 1080p LCD HDTV
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Android, not iOS
Galaxy S II on Sprint
Great pilot episode! I haven't been as excited for a sitcom since "Happy Endings" which Zach coincidentally starred in. I especially like the characters played by him and Becki but Meera looks to be a breakout. They all - minus Becki - did a hilarious scene near the end by ad-lip-syncing a couple's wedding vows. Sharply funny stuff. Great writing and directing, at least in the pilot. Just added to my DVR as "Record Series".
Nnnnoooooooo... "Allegiance" was a faster pace, more to the point, modern-day version of FX's "The Americans", and without the gratuitous S&V. In fact, I prefer it to the highly acclaimed latter show. Why won't NBC give shows like this time to find an audience?! Hmm, maybe the better question is why a broadcast network takes this show in the first place. Why not leave it to AMC, FX, TNT, or Netflix/Amazon to cultivate them with less ratings pressure?
I want to like this show, I do. I'm in IT Security so this show resonates with me but it looks like they just threw the cast together without much thought. James VdB is tall and fit, but he's teamed with a pudgy Patricia Arquette who's just not right for this part. It's got to be awkward for them. And I can't believe they waste the premiere episode on a baby kidnapping/auction ring! Really?! Are they shooting for the young parent demographic with this show? I won't critique the other particulars because I'm more interested in each episode's technical premise, like the hijacking of a wireless baby monitor. So I'll come for the technical topic and will stay for not much else than that.
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