stealinghome September 29, 2019 Share September 29, 2019 25 minutes ago, BooBear said: Veronica never would have been hired to find someone and not looked to make sure no one was following her first. And she was 16 and had to go to school every day. Once you see a female PI like that you just can't go back to the bad old days... you know? But wasn't that kind of the point--that Dex WAS an oblivious idiot? Both Sue Lynn and the cops called her out on essentially being amateur hour. And while it stung, you could also see that Dex knew they were right (which was a refreshing change from the more standard "screw you, I know what I'm doing" response) and was taking mental notes. I kind of thought the point of the pilot was in part to show that Dex DOES have a steep learning curve to get through if she wants to be a legit PI, and assumed that S1 will be about her learning to be good at the PI job. If she starts off as a great PI already, the character has nowhere to go. Quote This show doesn't seem like it's aiming high enough cerebrally to really deal with that. Hopefully this is mostly just a Pilot Exposition Fairy effect, and we won't be expected to watch Dex flashing back multiple times per episode. Agreed. It wouldn't make me stop watching, but regular PTSD flashbacks would be a mistake for the show, I think (though I'm sure we'll have the occasional episode devoted to really delving into Dex's time in the service and flashing back a lot, which is fine). I think the show would be best served by leaning into the more fun, light-hearted side of the show. You don't have to be unrealistically happy in a crime show, but this show is signing its death warrant if it thinks "gritty gritty grimdark" is the way to go. What really made the pilot enjoyable was the chemistry between the characters and Smulders' charming, I've-got-demons-but-am-also-a-charismatic-wiseass performance. That's what they should focus on and embrace that vibe. Also, going back a bit earlier in the thread, I agree that the pilot did a nice job of portraying Dex's relationship with the bartender friend. It seems pretty clear that he carries a bit of a torch for her, she knows it, and he knows she knows it. However, it also seems equally clear that Dex isn't leading him on; he knows that (at least right now) he's more like a brother to her, and hasn't let that get in the way of being a genuine friend to her and her brother. 10 Link to comment
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