Reruns begin, series end, (I will not bring up the rip off that was the Sopranos since Deb did such a fab job) and new series debut. RESCUE ME began its fourth season Wednesday night. I don’t think I have anticipated any show as much I did that one. When it opened I found myself holding my breath, hoping the writers would not pull a Sopranos on me. I don’t know if I could have taken it! I love this show. I love the characters, the arc’s, the setting, story lines, the action, the everything. Mostly, I love the humor. Yes, it can be and often is dark, and Denis Leary is magnificent as Tommy. I suspect there is a quite a bit of Tommy lurking in Denis.
Every actor in this show has nailed their character, and just when you think you know what they are going to do, bam, they do something completely unexpected but still in character. You know who cracks me up? Tatum O’Neal and her hubby. And Probey? How about the chief? Doesn’t he look trim? Lol or how about the acting chief? Does he not remind you of the dingie mayor in Spin City?
Here’s when you know you have it bad for a show or a book. The next day, the characters pop into your thoughts repeatedly. And here’s the real sad part about this, you wonder what the heck these (fictional) people are doing right then at that moment you think of them. Sigh. And worse? You talk to your friends about them, like you hung out with them the night before. Sigh, or, sadly, make them the subject of your blog on a murder site. Or sadder still, hope that one or more of your readers watches too and will talk about them in the comment section the next day.
Yes, my friends, Karin leads a very sad life when all she can think about is how the heck Tommy is going to get out of that insurance commission smelling like a rose. And you know he will, and I bet it involves sex he really didn’t want to have.
So, c’mon, tell me your favorite Tommy moment. And if you don’t follow RESCUE ME (tune in to FX, Wednesday nights @10 p.m. Pacific time) what character, either in a movie series or a book, have stayed with you long after the story ended?