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IRONSIDE: What You Need to Know About the New NBC Series

October 2, 2013 by  

There are approximately one million new shows debuting this season*, and it’s going to get difficult to keep track of them all.

To help you out, for every new show, I’m going to basically create a hub of info on the day of the premiere — pilot photos, my quick take on the pilot (or what I’ve seen so far), what’s been written about it so far, and when you can watch it.

Next up, IRONSIDE…

IRONSIDE

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IRONSIDE -- Pictured: "Ironside" Key Art -- (Photo by: NBC)

*Maybe not scientifically correct. But close enough.

NBC’s description: “After being shot in the line of duty, New York Detective Robert Ironside (Blair Underwood) swore he would never let a wheelchair slow him down. Undeterred, he drives his elite, hand-picked team, including Virgil (Pablo Schreiber), Holly (Spencer Grammer) and Teddy (Neal Bledsoe), to solve the city’s most difficult and notorious crimes. Watching over them is their boss, Capt. Ed Rollins (Kenneth Choi), who shares a mutual respect with Ironside, while Gary (Brent Sexton) is Robert’s scrappy ex-partner who marvels at his determination and ability to piece together his life after being shot.”

My take: I actually liked it quite a bit. I’m more likely to give procedurals a chance, but I need a few things from procedural pilots: a good case, and a compelling character or group of characters to get attached to. I really enjoyed the case in this first episode, and didn’t see every aspect of it from a mile away. Blair Underwood absolutely is the best reason to tune into the pilot as he completely owns the role. The rest of the cast is interesting and there are a couple of supporting characters that are set up to have good/great arcs, but the first hour is really about letting Underwood shine.

And the links to catch up on:

IRONSIDE premieres tonight at 10 PM on NBC.

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One Response to “IRONSIDE: What You Need to Know About the New NBC Series”

  1. Marsha Young on October 3rd, 2013 9:44 am

    Just wanted to know the name of that song and who sings it at the very end of the show. Please help. Can’t get it out of my head.
    Thanks,
    Marsha 🙂