As you can probably tell from my Weekly TV list, I am not a huge fan of procedurals (a genre of programs in which a problem is introduced, investigated and solved all within the same episode.) What’s cool and different about The Whole Truth is that you are genuinely seeing things from two perspectives AND rooting for both sides. You have you have two awesome leads, one defending (Rob Morrow), one prosecuting (Maura Tierney) and there is no assigned good guy and bad guy. You go back and forth the whole hour wondering who is right and who is wrong. This definitely gave the show a fresh perspective for me. They are also friends (of course) which helps keep the whole thing neutral, but don’t fret, it looks like the obligatory sexual tension will come in to play (of course). What was not so cool was Maura Tierney’s hair so I am really looking forward to it growing back (but probably not as much as she is!) I am very glad she is well and back in my living room and I plan to keep watching and see if this show continues to peak my interest. Entertainment Weekly described it as “not horrible/not great” which is right on. Don’t want to oversell it, but I am not scratching it off the list yet.
This is the last of the new shows I recommended and felt obliged to comment on in my first “Initial Thoughts” series. Now I can just write when I am inspired. Right now, I am REALLY glad my job is not to write about shows all day long. What if you just don’t feel like it? (because you have a pounding sinus headache, and you are hungry, and you can’t wait to catch up on the Sunday night shows on your TiVo???)