Necessary Roughness Review: "Poker Face"

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Between her job and her kids, Dr. Dani's life is never dull. But when thugs show up at her door, a gorgeous blonde moves in on Matt, and her kids are arrested, I'm betting she'd be happy to be bored.

"Poker Face" brings us Matt's ex - and Dani can't stop squinting. Nico says it's her tell when she doesn't like someone. It's either that or Dani needs sunglasses to block the light reflecting off Laura's perfectly blonde hair and perky smile.

Smiling TK

Yet Dani continues to push Matt away. Unfortunately, you can only do that to someone so many times before they take the hint and stop trying. I'm not sure if Matt's at that point, but his willing ex is anxious to show him the way.

Then there's Nico.

As soon as he hears about the thugs at Dani's door, he's taking care of things. He assures her they won't be back, and in the meantime, he has a guard on her house. 

I know Nico's the one who sent Jason to Dani, so he's probably feeling a little guilty for the fallout, but he certainly seems to have a protective streak when it comes to the good doctor.

So Dani's got Matt, the gorgeous trainer who's yearning for her on one hand and Nico, the intriguing and protective fixer on the other.  Don't you wish you had such problems?

Back on the home front, Dani's kids are in trouble... again. Every week there's some new debacle for these two to fall into. I agree with Lindsey. I'm tired of seeing Ray J get away with murder, but even when he gets caught, Dani doesn't seem all that angry. Lindsey usually gets more of her wrath. Perhaps it's a mother/daughter thing.

TK continues to play the bad boy and does nothing but joke about his ankle bracelet. I suppose when you've got his money, you just move the party to your place.

And I like how Dani can hold her own at a poker table. For once, having a degenerate gambler for a mother comes in handy.

So, are you as tired of the teenage angst as I am? Maybe we can ship the kids off to their dad's for an episode or two. And if you had to choose a love interest for Dani, would it be Matt or Nico?

Poker Face Review

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Necessary Roughness Season 1 Episode 5 Quotes

Officer: At 75 miles per hour, no problem. At 150, big problem.
TK: I was...150. The dealer said this thing could go 200. This thing is broken. I'm taking it back.

Dani: Everyone has a dark side.
Laura: Not one I can't spin.