I really hope it doesn't get cancelled!!
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I really hope it doesn't get cancelled!!
This show is very entertaining and moves at a quick pace.
Most other cop shows on TV are very slow and the investigation portions tend to drag on.
I think Chase is a very exciting show and I look forward to watching it every week.
I hope that this show continues to make it beyond one season
Hopefully this season continues to get better and starts to change peoples view of its quality.
It's fast-paced and action-packed. The interactions within the team are also very interesting to watch.
Personally I love the main character of Annie Frost. 6 episodes into the first season I can't wait to see the development of these elements :
Annie and Jimmy's history; cause you can just tell they've known each other for a long time and there's something brooding. Is Annie going to hunt down her own ' fugitive' father? Luke and Daisy , how are they going to react after their one night together? What's Marco's story? Are we going to see more of Ben the Bountyhunter?
Until now I've found every villain fascinating and the chase thrilling. They have had some of the best guest actors playing the villains. I hope this show is going to have a 'long' life on NBC (kinda worried about the low ratings but *fingers crossed*
I'm glad I gave it a second chance. While there was still not a whole lot of character development, we did learn a little about our heroes. I'm still not sure on some of the names, but I did see the supporting characters more in this episode. There was more humor, though somewhat dry. And once again, the bad guy was the best and most developed character in the whole plot.You almost wanted to sympathize with him more than the good guys and the victims. The episode ended nicely, if somewhat predictable. The 2nd episode was decidedly better than the first. Hopefully, it will continue to improve.
When I could not find Chase on the TV schedule, I became upset; I have been looking for weeks for a way to let the makers of Chase know that we miss the show and want it to return. PLEASE end the hiatus and return Chase to TV.
The show itself is a little too formulaic; the badass female cop with a ~*super secret dark past*~ and Daddy issues, the new kid who's more square than Spongebob, etc., but it is only the first episode. Hopefully it will pick up over the season and it won't just end up being "another boring cop show".
The lead female scowls a little too much for my liking, but i'm glad to see Amaury Nolasco every week :D I'll definitely watch the next few episodes, but i won't be devastated if i happen to miss it one week.
One commentator added that she felt uncomfortable with many shows on TV due to the level of their sexual content. Sweet lord Americans, is this all you're worried about? After all, Marshall Annie Frost goes through Chase following the crimes of heinous individuals who sometimes shoot entire families (this is not necessarily shown, but is implied in cutaways). Meanwhile Annie tracks down the bad guys, and often, when possible... shoots them dead. So let us sum of the moral compass of this "family show" as another reviewer termed it. Bad guys sometimes do really bad things, so it's a good thing when they die, and even better if you can shoot them.
I do feel the aims and intentionality of the show's protagonists are just, but to worry over the sexual content? Really? By the way, two members of the team are sleeping with each other, and the two main leads, Annie and Jimmy, are growing ever-closer to the detriment of Jimmy's already-strained marriage. So- yeah, no sex, just home-wreckers and morning-after scenes with fornicators. Point being, these are not detractors, per se, but they neither elevate, nor sink the real content; violence should be the truer issue of concern to persons with concern for moral issues. Troglodytes.
It only took a very few minutes to want to turn this off. Good thing I had laundry to do instead.
The villain was the only really compelling character. The actress playing his daughter, Sissy, was also quite good.
My recommendation - give this one a pass. Don't waste the space on your TIVO or PVR
This show is evidence that producers are lacking the creativity that the industry used to have, and now they have to "borrow" previous ideas ("ie. the fugitive). Granted some remakes or "borrowed" films/shows are far superior to their predecessor, but this is not the case here.
Terrible, waste of time and I suggest you flip the channel.
I give it a 1/10 rating and that is very generous.
The criminals are scummy and violent, but the US Marshalls aren't much better. They're human enough with each other, but with everyone else, they come across as macho, arrogant, and too quick to use violence of their own. Annie Frost sometimes shows her human side with frightened witnesses or victims, but usually only after she's yelled unnecessarily and shoved her badge down too many throats. In Part 2 of "Narco," Jimmy Godfrey and most of his team were too ready to ignore procedure and break laws to get what they want. And it was ironic to hear Marco Martinez use torture as an example of what made a particular drug lord evil when he was talking to a partner who'd just come from torturing that same drug lord to get information.
Maybe this show appeals to the primitive people who endorse torture as a legitimate tool and who believe in the "whatever it takes to get the job done" approach to law enforcement, but those people should not be encouraged.
A cop show doesn't work if the cops are just as corrupt as the people they're chasing.
Flaw #1: The plot structure
The structure itself was nice in that the show wasn't a 'whodunit' kind of show, rather it let you know exactly who was being hunted and even showed scenes with the villain throughout the entire show, which, I'll admit is a nice change from the norm. However, where this failed was the way the supposed villains were written. With the exception of two episodes, the villains were actually written in a good light. They were three dimensional characters that—while they did horrible things—they had a good heart in different ways. The episode that really brought this to light was the fifth episode, "Above the Law." By the end of the episode, I was actually annoyed with the Marshalls for arresting the bad guy. Actually, on more than one occasion, I felt like I was rooting for the bad guy to win, which is not really a tactic a crime procedural should take. Unless, of course the point of the show was to make the bad guys the real heroes of the show, in which case it did a pretty decent job at that.
Flaw #2: Annie Frost
Annie was probably the least likable character on the show, and given the fact that she was actually the main character, that's not a good thing. But probably the biggest problems with Annie was that A.) she was unrealistically good and always seemed to manage to take down the bad guy single-handedly, but B.) She was too reckless. In one episode, for example, her team is in the middle of a shootout with an incredibly dangerous killer. She sees him stop to reload his weapon. Common sense tells me that what she should have done was tell her team to move in, guns drawn and ready to shoot, before he has the chance to finish. If he doesn't, shoot him. Nobody would miss him. But instead, she puts her gun away and charges him to duke it out. It was incredibly reckless and could have gotten herself killed, and in the long run, could very well get her team killed. That is not a character trait you want your lead character to have. And what makes the whole situation is that her partner calls her out on it. But instead of actually listening to him, she accuses him of planning to tell the team about her father, or some other bull crap, I honestly lost interest in that storyline relatively quickly (which is actually the third flaw). Despite the fact that he told her on numerous occasions that his problems weren't about her father and, in fact, about her death wish, she kept going back to her same argument, which just makes her even more unlikeable. It also brings us to;
Flaw #3: Annie's father storyline
The difference between procedurals—and even character driven procedurals—and character dramas is that the fundamental plot of the procedural is to solve the case, whether it be finding a murderer or finding out what's wrong with a medical patient, while a character drama pretty much tells the story of the characters. As such, the dramas can shove a lot of back-story into the characters from the get go and get away with it, they are, after all, the main purpose to the story. With a crime procedural, the audience doesn't have to know everything about the character from the start, but it can be gradually included over time. We know who the characters are, what they do and how they act and as the story goes on, we get better acquainted with the whys: Why they do what they do and why they act the way they act, etc. But with Chase, Annie's back-story with her father is used as a subplot throughout just about every episode (at least the ones I saw) to the point that I didn't care anymore. I didn't know the character enough to be that invested in her back-story, and I didn't even like her enough to care about how bad it was. Quite honestly, the fact that the argument with her partner, Jimmy (played by Cole Hauser who was actually pretty likable in this show), somehow managed to revolve around her father just enforced my problems. It was like the show-runners wanted people to be aware of Annie's daddy issues and wanted us to sympathize with her, but in reality, it just made her look dumb. The whole plot line was so contrived and forced upon us. I actually tried to watch the sixth episode and ended up turning it off after five minutes and never turned it back on, strictly because of this plot point.
Chase, I imagine could have worked, but these major flaws pretty much guaranteed that it wouldn't last.
I'm afraid the characters are just not likable
I really expected more from a production that bears Jerry Bruckheimers name!
I have seen better series being canceled, and the current TV is full of policial series Chase's concept must be reviewed by TV producers, its boring and there is no innovation at all. I mean how many police series are in the air lately? After CSI there are no good policial series in the air.
Kelli Giddish character has no credibility, her "badass" attitude is to false.
The main problem was it never nailed down what the show should look like. It has Kelli Giddish as a tough cop lead and pretty face Jesse Metcalfe. It seems to suggest a light weight cop show, but then they put in all kinds of action. It's certainly not gritty enough to be serious. It needs to be better.
it offers a enjoyable show that you can watch because it works very well with creating villains. The Creator's had made the criminals interesting enough to have a fun time watching this series. usually a series of this genre will use a lot of generic criminals but this TV show doesn't do that. that is why i had a very fun time watching this instead of normal TV. i would recommend this for people who like prison break or the shield.(though its not as good).
p.s two awesome criminals from this show are - Eduardo 'El Lobo' Lopez - Episode "Repo" - Jack Druggan - Episode "The Comeback Kid"