Saturday, June 07, 2008


In USA Network's newest summer series, U.S. Marshal Mary Shannon (Mary McCormack) oversees federal witnesses relocated to New Mexico. As a fan of Out of Sight, Karen Sisco, and series star McCormack, I thought I'd like In Plain Sight. The show is billed as an action-comedy, but while the supporting cast is funny, Marshal Shannon is a hard-driving, sour character not helped by a superfluous, bored-sounding voice-over.

The pilot episode takes place on Mary's birthday, with her dysfunctional family planning to surprise her, and she warns her partner she'll be in a bad mood all day. If much of her attitude carries over to tomorrow night's episode, I may not stay tuned for long.


Hobster said...

Agree with you there on the pilot. I thought the second episode worked better--although I could really live without the family stuff. Still not sure that this one ranks up there with Burn Notice and the rest of USA's lineup.

WellesFan said...

Most of the criticism I've heard is about the family side of the show and I have to agree with that. I'll probably watch it if nothing else is on. A decent show, but not on par with Psych or Burn Notice...but then again, not too many shows are.