Gregg247 June 30, 2014 Share June 30, 2014 (edited) Editor's Note: Discuss Reckless Here! Well, this looked like a show for me to stay away from, based on the commercials, but since I'm a 3rd generation Charlestonian, I figured I'd better take a look and see how embarrassing this thing could be. Actually, the show seemed like the "Hottest new show on TV -- in 1990". I just got a real retro vibe from this show. It was like someone at CBS in 1990 was trying to figure out how to overtake NBC in the ratings and thought, "You know, soap operas and young hot stars are big right now. What if we created a sexy combination of The Young and the Restless and Matlock?" The acting was "up" to soap opera standards, the writing and directing were awful; heck, this could have been one of those "Crimetime After Primetime" shows that CBS used to run at 11:30 pm before they snagged David Letterman. As a former Charleston resident, I didn't mind the fake accents (at least they weren't TOO over the top), or the fact that they try all their legal cases in City Hall rather than the county courthouse, or that everyone seems to live in the historic portion of downtown as opposed to the suburbs. What got my goat was the apparent lack of air conditioning that Hollywood's version of Charleston seems to have. The giant fans in the courtroom, the steamy, sultry nights out by the boats, buying the "Original Cola" from the generic vending machine and putting the can on the back of your neck to try to keep cool....In real life, those historic building were converted to A/C about 60 years ago (they've got electricity and everything!). My favorite character was the crooked cop, who ALMOST twirled his invisible mustache and leered at the camera every time he performed some nefarious act. LOL They should make this guy the star of the show and let him get his JR Ewing on! (Another hip reference circa 1990). All in all, this was a bad TV show, but not as bad as I was expecting; rather, it was kind of old and forgettable. Charleston looked great, though! It should really be a boost to the local tourist economy, if nothing else. Edited January 9, 2019 by kariyaki Link to comment
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