"Common Law" - Another British Clone
I have been watching "Common Law" since the beginning and did not know that it's a remake of a British show. Not just a remake, the original show has not even begun to air it's second season yet. I was watching whole seasons of British shows the other night. That something I do a lot, since their seasons are usually so short, and they kept saying stay tuned to watch "Vexed". After hearing that a few times, I actually wanted to watch "Vexed". So, I downloaded all 3 episodes of the first season and it was great. Biggest difference is that the detective partners are male and female and the DON'T have couples therapy every week. They only had therapy in episode 2 and that just happened to occur because they were standing in the room, while the guy they were protecting was having group therapy in an institution. Not a weekly thing, though they could probably do with a bit of therapy. The female partner thought her husband was cheating on her, from the purchases on his store loyalty card, and broke both of his knee caps with a rolling pin. Then, they got into an argument at the end of episode 3 and she made him get out of the car and she was going to leave him. While he was putting on his braces because of the kneecapping, she backed the car up and ran over his legs. The male partner, the sex fiend, made a bunch of jokes about cancer. Then, while about to have sex with the head of the institution, she found a lump on his testicle and gave him a CT scan. Guess what he had? He was really sorry for making all those cancer jokes. Great show and I can't wait for season 2 to start, although the female lead and her husband will be gone and replaced with new characters.
And Yikes! I saw the broken legged husband on another series the other night and it was unbelievable. The show is called "Black Mirror" and it's a different show every episode. An Anthology series I guess, like "The Twilight Zone"? I thought it was supposed to be a sitcom. But, it definitely was not. He played the Prime Minister of England and a royal princess was kidnapped. The kidnapper posted a video and instructions to YouTube. So, the whole world knew what was happening. His instructions was for the government to preempt all broadcast and satellite channels to air the Prime Minister having sex with a pig. There were incredibly specific instructions to insure that it wasn't faked and that it actually was the Prime Minister doing the act. I did not think it would come to that. But, it did. It was kind of chilling, especially since the PM in the show looked a lot like the real Prime Minister. I'm assuming he and his wife did not watch this show, when it aired in December - LOL
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