Rescue Me (2004–2011)
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Guts 

Tommy Gavin is a firefighter and father who's struggling to cope with the daily turmoil of his life. After his wife Janet leaves him, Tommy moves into a house across the street from her to ... See full summary »

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Tommy Gavin is a firefighter and father who's struggling to cope with the daily turmoil of his life. After his wife Janet leaves him, Tommy moves into a house across the street from her to stay close to their three children. However, the proximity of their relationship is difficult. Tommy isn't dealing very well with his estranged wife dating other men and using his kids as spies, paying them to divulge information about Janet's activities. Lifewise, the stress of his job is starting to get to him. Tommy is haunted by the memories of September 11 and even hallucinates the ghosts of the family and friends he lost. His subconscious manifests itself in the images of these former firefighters, predominately his cousin Jimmy who he often confides in. Tommy works hard to conceal his feelings from his firehouse buddies, even though many of them are still suffering as well. Written by WyattJones

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The parts played by John Scurti and Michael Lombardi were written specifically for the actors by Denis Leary. See more »

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Tommy is talking to Garrity at the firehouse, with a tower truck in the background. When they all leave on the first run, truck 69 pulling out of the firehouse is a ladder, not a tower as seen earlier. See more »

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Tommy Gavin: My cousin, the priest, said it's all apart of God's plan, like God's got a plan. You know what, if there is a God, then he's got a shit load of explaining to do.
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Don't panic
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Poor writing
26 January 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hoping for something fresh, I watched the pilot of this series touted as a comedy-drama. Out of the 44 odd minutes of the episode there were literally only 2 times that a hint of comedy was introduced. The episode was painfully boring. I have seen more comedy in strictly drama based shows like NCIS, CSI, and Law & Order. Don't come in expecting there to be any new material or compelling story lines except for the post 09/11 tributes. Leary's a divorced man jealous of his ex's new boyfriend and he turns into a bit of a stalker. Wow how unoriginal. If you are looking for more comedy than drama watch USA's Sirens airing on Netflix. Leary was a writer on Sirens, and my guess is he saved all the jokes for this, that he left out of Rescue Me.


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