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The Unusuals: Season 1: Episode 10 -- Beaumont and Cole interview a couple regarding a break-in at their home. Although nothing was taken, the couple discovered that an adult film they rented was shot in their apartment. After Delahoy and Banks identify other apartments used in the series of adult films, Cole finds a common thread between all of the dysfunctional tenants. Hoping to set the scene for another movie, Beaumont and Cole go undercover. Meanwhile Scraeger becomes emotionally invested in trying to help a serial accuser who was the victim of a violent attack 10 years ago after disappearing from a big prep school party, on "The Unusuals."


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Darkly comedic drama focusing on the dysfunctional cops and staff of an infamous NYPD precinct.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 14 of 29)

Amber Tamblyn ... Detective Casey Shraeger (10 episodes, 2009)

Jeremy Renner ... Detective Jason Walsh (10 episodes, 2009)

Harold Perrineau ... Detective Leo Banks (10 episodes, 2009)

Joshua Close ... Detective Henry Cole (10 episodes, 2009)

Monique Gabriela Curnen ... Detective Allison Beaumont (10 episodes, 2009)

Kai Lennox ... Detective Eddie Alvarez (10 episodes, 2009)

Terry Kinney ... Sergeant Harvey Brown (10 episodes, 2009)

Adam Goldberg ... Detective Eric Delahoy (10 episodes, 2009)

Marisa Vural ... Voice of Dispatch / ... (10 episodes, 2009)

Kevin Cannon ... Principle Perp (9 episodes, 2009)

Kat Foster ... Nicole Brandt (6 episodes, 2009)

Ian Kahn ... Davis Nixon (5 episodes, 2009)

Robert Funaro ... Officer Leach / ... (5 episodes, 2009)

Ryan O'Nan ... Frank Lutz (5 episodes, 2009)

Series Directed by
Constantine Makris (3 episodes, 2009)
Matt Earl Beesley (2 episodes, 2009)
Series Writing credits
Noah Hawley (10 episodes, 2009)

Series Produced by
Noah Hawley .... executive producer (10 episodes, 2009)
Merrill H. Karpf .... co-executive producer (10 episodes, 2009)
Michael Stricks .... producer (10 episodes, 2009)
Karen L. Thorson .... co-producer (10 episodes, 2009)
Melissa R. Byer .... supervising producer (9 episodes, 2009)
Robert De Laurentiis .... executive producer (9 episodes, 2009)
Treena Hancock .... supervising producer (9 episodes, 2009)
Gary Lennon .... co-producer (9 episodes, 2009)
Sarah Watson .... co-producer (9 episodes, 2009)
Jorge Zamacona .... consulting producer (9 episodes, 2009)
Danny Zuker .... consulting producer (9 episodes, 2009)
Peter O'Fallon .... executive producer (5 episodes, 2009)

Denis Leary .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Jim Serpico .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Peter Tolan .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Jeff Russo (10 episodes, 2009)
Series Cinematography by
Roy H. Wagner (10 episodes, 2009)
Tim Guinness (3 episodes, 2009)
Series Film Editing by
Gary Levy (6 episodes, 2009)
Alex Hall (5 episodes, 2009)
Erica Freed Marker (2 episodes, 2009)
Series Casting by
Bonnie Finnegan (10 episodes, 2009)
Debi Manwiller (3 episodes, 2009)
Gayle Keller (2 episodes, 2009)
Series Production Design by
Rick Butler (9 episodes, 2009)
Series Art Direction by
Jonathan Arkin (9 episodes, 2009)

Laura Ballinger (unknown episodes)
Series Set Decoration by
Mila Khalevich (8 episodes, 2009)
Chuck Potter (2 episodes, 2009)
Series Costume Design by
Victoria Farrell (10 episodes, 2009)
Series Makeup Department
Felice Diamond .... key makeup artist (10 episodes, 2009)
Todd Kleitsch .... makeup department head (10 episodes, 2009)
Michelle Johnson .... hair stylist (9 episodes, 2009)
Anna Krommydas .... key hair stylist (9 episodes, 2009)
Series Production Management
Jamie O'Connor .... post-production supervisor (10 episodes, 2009)
Cynthia Stegner .... post-production executive (10 episodes, 2009)
Michael Stricks .... unit production manager / production manager (10 episodes, 2009)
Evan Perazzo .... production supervisor (9 episodes, 2009)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rachel Iovine .... dga trainee (10 episodes, 2009)
Michael Stricks .... second unit director (10 episodes, 2009)
Genevieve Palmieri .... second second assistant director (8 episodes, 2009)
Jeffrey T. Bernstein .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 2009)
Nancy Hermann .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 2009)
Denis Doyle .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 2009)
Jim Nickas .... second assistant director (5 episodes, 2009)

Joshua Lucido .... dga trainee (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Vinny Mazzarella .... property master (10 episodes, 2009)
Susan Ogu .... set dresser (10 episodes, 2009)
Martin Bernstein .... construction coordinator (9 episodes, 2009)
Jeffrey L. Glave .... charge scenic (9 episodes, 2009)
Christopher G. Markunas .... standby carpenter (9 episodes, 2009)
Diana Shaller .... scenic artist (9 episodes, 2009)
Dick Tice .... leadman (9 episodes, 2009)
Kyung W. Chang .... assistant art director (6 episodes, 2009)
Peter Regnier .... set dresser (3 episodes, 2009)
Scott Rosenstock .... leadman (3 episodes, 2009)

Kathryn Freund .... property master (unknown episodes)
Adam Goodnoff-Cernese .... key on-set dresser (unknown episodes)
Timothy Joliat .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Christopher McDonnell .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Mark Pollard .... graphic artist (unknown episodes)
Kevin L. Raper .... graphic designer (unknown episodes)
Meredith Schwartz .... props (unknown episodes)
Joseph Michael Tenga .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
Gary Wattson .... on-set dresser (unknown episodes)
Kara Zeigon .... set decoration shopper (unknown episodes)
Zachary Zirlin .... additional graphic artist (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Steve Borne .... supervising sound editor (10 episodes, 2009)
Ryan Collison .... foley artist (10 episodes, 2009)
Scott Delaney .... post-production audio (10 episodes, 2009)
Andy Kris .... sound re-recording mixer (10 episodes, 2009)
Branka Mrkic .... dialogue editor / adr editor (10 episodes, 2009)
Jay Peck .... foley artist (10 episodes, 2009)
Lawrence Loewinger .... sound mixer (7 episodes, 2009)
Danny Michael .... sound mixer (5 episodes, 2009)
Kira Smith .... boom operator (5 episodes, 2009)
Daniel McIntosh .... sound mixer: tandem unit (4 episodes, 2009)

Jonathan Golodner .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Kevin Nanaumi .... assistant sound editor (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Steven Kirshoff .... special effects coordinator / special effects supervisor (9 episodes, 2009)
Series Visual Effects by
Jesse Spielman .... digital compositor / visual effects (10 episodes, 2009)
Andrew J. Bly .... visual effects producer (9 episodes, 2009)
Luis de Leon .... visual effects / digital effects artist (9 episodes, 2009)
Luke DiTommaso .... visual effects supervisor (9 episodes, 2009)
Christopher Ian Hayes .... visual effects (9 episodes, 2009)
Chris Healer .... visual effects supervisor (9 episodes, 2009)
Ted Markovic .... visual effects producer (9 episodes, 2009)
Chad Sikora .... visual effects (9 episodes, 2009)
Steven Kutny .... digital compositor (3 episodes, 2009)
Mark Lieberman .... roto artist / rotoscoping artist (2 episodes, 2009)
Adam Schwartz .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2009)

Frank Lawas .... visual effects I/O supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Cort Hessler .... stunt coordinator (10 episodes, 2009)
Chad Hessler .... stunt performer (3 episodes, 2009)
Stephen Izzi .... stunt double / stunt performer (2 episodes, 2009)
David Shumbris .... stunt double: Adam Goldberg (2 episodes, 2009)

Mike Burke .... stunt driver (unknown episodes)
John Cenatiempo .... stunt driver (unknown episodes)
Samantha MacIvor .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Torriero .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Becchio .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (10 episodes, 2009)
Alisa M. Colley .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (10 episodes, 2009)
John Donohue Jr. .... grip (10 episodes, 2009)
John Floresca .... assistant camera (10 episodes, 2009)
Petr Hlinomaz .... camera operator: 'b' camera / camera operator: b (10 episodes, 2009)
Patrick Lowry .... best boy rigging grip (10 episodes, 2009)
Tim McAuliffe .... gaffer (10 episodes, 2009)
Richard Neumann .... generator op (10 episodes, 2009)
Brendan Quinlan .... key grip (10 episodes, 2009)
Allen Stillman .... house electrician (10 episodes, 2009)
Patrick Harbron .... still photographer (7 episodes, 2009)
Wesley Hodges .... second assistant camera: additional (7 episodes, 2009)
William R. Nielsen Jr. .... camera operator: 'a' camera / camera operator (7 episodes, 2009)
Adam Benlifer .... electrician (6 episodes, 2009)
Johnny Erbes-Chan .... dolly grip (6 episodes, 2009)
Erin Henning .... camera utility (6 episodes, 2009)
Gareth Manwaring .... camera utility (5 episodes, 2009)
Arne Olsen Jr. .... key rigging grip (5 episodes, 2009)
Peter Vietro-Hannum .... camera operator: 'a' camera / camera operator (4 episodes, 2009)
Ryan Heide .... camera utility (3 episodes, 2009)
David Giesbrecht .... still photographer (2 episodes, 2009)
David Satin .... digital imaging technician (2 episodes, 2009)

John Alcantara .... electrician (unknown episodes, 2009)
Learan Kahanov .... camera operator (unknown episodes, 2009)
Elizabeth Stern .... grip (unknown episodes, 2009)
Michael W. Brennan .... best boy rigging electrician (unknown episodes)
Adriana Brunetto-Lipman .... camera loader (unknown episodes)
Anne Carson .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Tom Cioccio .... second assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Max Frankston .... visual effects video assist (unknown episodes)
Ted Goodwin .... rigging electric (unknown episodes)
Philip Kathrens .... rigging electric (unknown episodes)
Alexander Martin .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Gregory Principato .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Steven Search .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Jessica Daniels .... casting associate: New York (10 episodes, 2009)
Gayle Keller .... casting: New York (7 episodes, 2009)
Debi Manwiller .... original casting (7 episodes, 2009)
Leanna Sheldon .... casting associate (3 episodes, 2009)

Deanna Gallucio .... background casting (unknown episodes)
Heather Reidenbach .... casting director: background (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kortney Lawlor .... set costumer (10 episodes, 2009)
Amanda Sroka .... set costumer (10 episodes, 2009)
Amy Andrews .... costume supervisor (6 episodes, 2009)
Carol McLennan .... set costumer (5 episodes, 2009)

Amy R. Burt .... wardrobe supervisor (unknown episodes)
Gracie Cox .... assistant costume designer (unknown episodes)
Colleen McTigue .... key costumer (unknown episodes)
Tamara Menear .... assistant costume designer (unknown episodes)
Rachael Ohman .... set costumer (unknown episodes)
Lucia Shapiro .... costume assistant (unknown episodes)
Malik Summers .... costumer (unknown episodes)
Leila Wolford .... costume coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Roger Doran .... colorist (10 episodes, 2009)
Pat Kelleher .... on-line editor (10 episodes, 2009)
Ricky Sanchez .... post-production assistant (10 episodes, 2009)
Ryan Young .... post-production assistant (9 episodes, 2009)
Noah Amos .... second assistant editor (6 episodes, 2009)
Laura Weinberg .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2009)
Alex Kopit .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2009)

Michelle Mason .... post-production assistant (unknown episodes)
Bobbie Thomas .... colorist: dailies (unknown episodes)
Series Location Management
Matthew Artus .... location coordinator (10 episodes, 2009)
T.G. Wilkinson .... location assistant (10 episodes, 2009)
James Crispino .... location assistant (7 episodes, 2009)
Jason Farrar .... assistant location manager (7 episodes, 2009)
Rafael Lima .... assistant location manager (7 episodes, 2009)
Loyzo Smolinsky .... locations unit production assistant (7 episodes, 2009)
Georg Schmithüsen .... locations scout (5 episodes, 2009)

Justin Benson .... locations (unknown episodes)
Matthew Bernstein .... assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Trish Gray .... location scout (unknown episodes)
Ryan Scatenato .... location assistant (unknown episodes)
Jonathan Urband .... location assistant (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Dan Evans Farkas .... music editor (10 episodes, 2009)
Noah Hawley .... composer: theme music (10 episodes, 2009)
Misha Volf .... music engineer (10 episodes, 2009)
Series Transportation Department
Edward Iacobelli Jr. .... transportation coordinator (10 episodes, 2009)
Series Other crew
Jennifer Crammer .... production coordinator (10 episodes, 2009)
Courtenay Johnson .... assistant: Merrill Karpf (10 episodes, 2009)
Timothy Klein .... stand in: Terry Kinney (10 episodes, 2009)
Leah Reingewirtz .... scout (10 episodes, 2009)
Peter R. Thewes .... stand-in: Kai Lennox (10 episodes, 2009)
Peter Tolan .... executive consultant (10 episodes, 2009)
Elizabeth Verghese .... production accountant (10 episodes, 2009)
Daniel Altieri .... second assistant accountant (9 episodes, 2009)
Liz Dykhouse .... payroll accountant (9 episodes, 2009)
Adam Gibbs .... production assistant (9 episodes, 2009)
Alexi Hawley .... executive story editor (9 episodes, 2009)
Jesse Lasky .... script coordinator (9 episodes, 2009)
John Malvicini .... accounting clerk (9 episodes, 2009)
Jennifer Opresnick .... script supervisor (9 episodes, 2009)
Olimpia T. Rinaldi .... assistant accountant / first assistant accountant (9 episodes, 2009)
Danielle Wilson .... craft service (9 episodes, 2009)
Natalie Damico .... assistant production coordinator (8 episodes, 2009)
Katie Honan .... production assistant / assistant to the producer / ... (7 episodes, 2009)
Erica Freed Marker .... title designer (7 episodes, 2009)
Liz Magee .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2009)
Nadia Tabbara .... set production assistant (6 episodes, 2009)
Phononzell Williams .... assistant to producer / writing assistant (5 episodes, 2009)
Dominik Rothbard .... assistant to producer (3 episodes, 2009)
Margaret Dunlap .... assistant: producer (2 episodes, 2009)
James Nuciforo .... technical advisor (2 episodes, 2009)

Omar Nieve Capra .... office production assistant (unknown episodes)
Deliana Daskalova .... production secretary (unknown episodes)
Donato DeMarinis .... stand-in (unknown episodes)
Kyle Gorjanc .... production secretary (unknown episodes)
Quincy Gow .... production secretary (unknown episodes)
Juan Pablo Hernandez .... set production assistant (unknown episodes)
Harry Lapham .... staff production assistant (unknown episodes)
Matthew Martini .... stand in: Josh Close (unknown episodes)
Andrey Ragozin .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Greg Scharpf .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Peri Sigman .... office production assistant (unknown episodes)
Mike Sime .... video playback engineer (unknown episodes)
Robert Tierney .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Angel Vega .... craft service assistant (unknown episodes)

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Harold Perrineau plays Detective Leo Banks, who wears a bullet proof vest wherever he goes due to being afraid that he will die at the age of 42. Perrineau was on the TV show LOST, in which there were 6 numbers that repeatedly appear in the show, one of which is the number 42.See more »
Factual errors: The unmarked detective cars have red and blue emergency lights on the dashboard. (New York) State Law prohibits the use of blue lights on the front of any "official" emergency vehicles, including police cars. Blue is used by volunteer firefighters on their personal cars, and can be put on the REAR of police cars, but never on the front.See more »
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75 out of 85 people found the following review useful.
Cop Show That Throws "Procedure" Out The Window..., 19 April 2009
Author: Christopher T. Chase ( from Arlington, VA.

Having watched everything from LAW AND ORDER to NYPD BLUE, I have a pretty good idea by now how police procedural shows work. You get a sense of the personalities of the main characters while they solve a boatload of cases week after week, but since the shows are mostly about the cases and not about the characters, nuggets of information about the heroes' quirks, family lives and other intimate details are about as rare as actually finding a real cherry in a Hostess Cherry Fruit Pie. And then they're doled out maybe one or two every fifth or sixth episode.

Which is why THE UNUSUALS is so darn refreshing. Like a fighter who actually leads with his chin, this series wears its characters odd qualities on its sleeve. And what gets doled out just like those aforementioned cherries, are bits and pieces of a puzzle underneath all the weirdness: the real secrets these characters are hiding underneath the "WTF" moments.

I never watched a single episode of JOAN OF ARCADIA, but I was immediately intrigued with Amber Tamblyn, who plays Det. Casey Shraeger. What makes her "unusual": she's a trust- fund baby from a VERY wealthy blue-blood background, who has been working in Vice "on the stroll" for two years, when she's plucked off the streets from her hooker gig and teamed up with stoic Det. Jason Walsh, played by Jeremy Renner. (You may remember Renner as the heroic and doomed soldier from 28 WEEKS LATER.) Two of the things that make him "unusual": off-duty, he runs a hole-in-the-wall diner where he cooks and serves dishes you could never imagine yourself wanting to eat, and he has been covering for his corrupt partner, who suddenly ends up looking like a slab of beef in a slaughterhouse. Since said partner was also into hookers, hence his sudden, reluctant partnership with Shraeger.

In an inspired bit of casting, two of the most watchable "unusuals" seem to have the most conventional secrets in any cop show going this far over-the-top: Adam Goldberg (SAVING PRIVATE RYAN) and Harold Perrineau (LOST, OZ) play partnered Detectives Leo Banks and Eric Delahoy, respectively. Banks wears a bulletproof vest both on and off-duty (he's terrified that he will die at age 42), where Delahoy suddenly becomes a suicidal "super-cop", who isn't afraid to do anything that might get him killed (he has a brain tumor and has been given mere months to live, if he doesn't get the operation he's determined to avoid.)

Riding herd on these and several other off-beat personalities constantly clashing in the precinct is Sgt. Harvey Brown (OZ alum Terry Kinney), who has pulled Tamblyn's seemingly squeaky-clean character in for a very specific reason: to help him clean house. Not surprisingly enough, there are several cops in their shop who are on the take and worse, and he wants to expose and take them down before his superiors are motivated to do it for him. "Nothing is what it looks like," he warns her - or something to that effect.

If the show has any problems, which are definitely not with the strong ensemble cast, it's some of the cases piled on top of everything else to heighten the weirdness. No explanation is given as to why a perp is brought in wearing a hot dog suit, or why their caseloads include everything from a serial killer of neighborhood cats, to a dangerous gang that goes on a rampage which includes virtually every male member of the family, down to the youngest brother who is an honor student in high school (so why weren't the aunts, the mother and the grandmother in on it, too?)

The goings-on with the main characters would be more than enough to keep things interesting without any more embellishments, but in a blasted landscape littered with the corpses of shows long past their prime, being fed on by the fly-blown vultures of reality TV constructs, at least THE UNUSUALS is trying by daring to be...unusual. And it's for that reason I fear that this show will be over before it even gets the chance to find its feet and its potential audience.

But I really hope I'm wrong.

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