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Old 05-14-2019, 05:33 PM   #1
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Default L.A.'s Finest is a bad show, but NBC rejecting it is still baffling because it's not

...as terrible as many new network shows

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/re...review-1209625

The Jerry Bruckheimer-produced Bad Boys spinoff TV series starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba found a home on Spectrum Originals after NBC rejected it before last year's upfronts. "Whatever L.A.'s Finest is, it isn't bad on an outlier level," says Daniel Fienberg. "It's as good as much of what counted as broadcast television dramas this past season. This is not in any way intended as a compliment, just my acknowledgement that as thoroughly mediocre as it is, L.A.'s Finest feels like the sort of show that, in a different era, easily could have attracted a healthy audience on broadcast. It's nicely shot. Its stars are photogenic and, especially in Union's case, putting in a lot of effort. There are occasional onscreen moments, mostly in the pilot, that point to a reasonably sized budget. It's also positively bursting at the seams with cliches and, by the end of the three episodes made available for critics, oddly boring, but I still think it could have made for a perfectly reasonable NBC Sunday night at 9 p.m. show, a sort of Bad Girls giving a boost to NBC's superior-in-every-way Good Girls."

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