- Radio Times
- Review by:
- David Butcher
This wacky US action-comedy is cooked up from equal parts Starsky and Hutch, My Name Is Earl and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. If that sounds about as far from the po-faced melodrama of CSI as you could get, it is.
Our heroes are a pair of ill-matched Dallas cops yoked together to atone for past misdemeanours. Bradley Whitford (from The West Wing) channels Dennis Hopper to play an old-school hellraiser called Stark, famous for saving the governor’s son 25 years ago and on the bottle ever since. Jack Bailey (Colin Hanks) is the buttoned-down college graduate whose punishment (for correcting the Chief of Police’s grammar) is to babysit Stark.
The first episode, involving drug deals and assassins and plastic surgeons, is manic, over-plotted and goofily enjoyable. If you like comedy shoot-outs overlaid with T Rex, this is for you.
About this programme
1/20. Police comedy, starring Colin Hanks and Bradley Whitford. A by-the-numbers detective is partnered with a washed-up alcoholic.