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Unforgettable...for all the wrong reasons.,
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This review is from: Unforgettable: The Complete First Season [DVD] (DVD)
This is a procedural crime show with a couple of twists -
1) She has hyperthymesia, a rare medical condition that gives her the ability to visually remember everything she has seen or heard. This is very well handled and the special effects of how and when she remembers things is really clever (although she is able to zoom in on objects as though she has a super zoom vision - thats not so great)
2) She is really unlikeable. I watched the whole 22 episodes and I hated her in every show. She is often rude, often argues with people for no reason, never gives anyone the benefit of the doubt, hardly ever smiles, she does not mind using her 'gift' to cheat at cards and take other peoples money, she constantly talks over people, she spends most of the show frowning, she goes out of her way to wind people up and she is especially unhelpful to the others detectives in her team.
I know she loves her mum and is fuelled by the death of her sister and the solving of her murder, but she is so unlikable - Maybe this was the intention of the show and if it was it was a bold and unusual decision.
I have seen a lot of cop shows done much, much better (eg Life, White Collar, Castle, The Mentalist, Monk, Psych) and this show borrows a lot from each one - but very not well.
She spent the first 4 episodes wearing the same vest top and jeans - whilst everyone else wore a suit/coat etc - didn't she have any other clothes?
I found that the chemistry between the various team members esp Poppy Montgomery and Dylan Walsh was poor and they did not seem to gel especially when compared to the fantastic team chemistry like that in Castle or The Mentalist.
The only thing that kept me watching was looking forward to the Memory sequences (which is why it gets 3 stars and not 1).
Not a bad show by any means - but only average and the lead - Poppy Montgomery - was (for me) not the right person.
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Initial post: 19 Apr 2013 13:02:25 BDT
Mr. D. L. Rees says:
Potential customers should be most grateful for this tactful, detailed review. I wish I had read it before buying, and thus been spared such a disappointment.
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