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Been trawling through the sudden influx of "fall trailers" that have been flooding the internet for the last week or so (American TV, that is. I don't think they've told us anything about British TV for the autumn yet). All the big American networks have started trailering autumn TV already, which suggests the sort of desperation that they probably shouldn't be admitting to. But anyway - new TV! Except it's all awful. All of it. Actually, there's a sci fi thriller starring Halle Berry and Goran Višnjić that might be worth a go, purely because it's sci fi, and stars Halle Berry and Goran Višnjić. The plot's probably irrelevant. Everything else is rubbish, though - or so I thought. And then I found this:



It's Ioan Gruffudd as an immortal coroner, investigating murders in New York. Every time he dies, he wakes up naked in the Hudson River. I don't know about you, but my life has been seriously diminished by the sad lack of naked, immortal murder detectives. It's the most ridiculous thing I've seen in ages, and I've completely fallen in love with it. Now of course I have to wait until the end of the year to see it, and it'll probably only be axed anyway, because I like it. Also because it's about a naked, immortal murder detective, which is patently insane. Life is cruel. Anyway, I thought I'd share the trailer with you, because I'm kind that way. Naked immortal detectives! Also, Judd Hirsch! I haven't seen him in years, and he hasn't changed at all, which suggests that he might actually be immortal for real. But not naked, at least in the trailer.

This is going to be the best thing about 2014, seriously. Or probably not, but whatever.

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emeraldarrows
May. 20th, 2014 04:33 pm (UTC)
I was sold the instant I saw Ioan Gruffudd's name. :P Seriously this looks pretty awesome. :D


So when do the fall season shows start? This is the first year I've watched currently airing shows since the '90s and I'm hopelessly out of touch with it all.
swordznsorcery
May. 20th, 2014 10:28 pm (UTC)
Late September/early October, generally.
emeraldarrows
May. 20th, 2014 10:41 pm (UTC)
Ah, okay, thanks.
swordznsorcery
May. 21st, 2014 03:07 am (UTC)
Long wait, hopefully worth it. :)
elenopa
May. 20th, 2014 06:50 pm (UTC)
That does look quite interesting.
swordznsorcery
May. 20th, 2014 10:29 pm (UTC)
It does look like it could be fun, yes. Plus the cast bodes well.
meathiel
May. 21st, 2014 01:25 am (UTC)
I actually stumbled across this a few days ago when I read a German website about new shows. That was the one that caught my interest as well ... ;-)
swordznsorcery
May. 21st, 2014 03:09 am (UTC)
Hopefully it will be fun, and not too silly.
lost_spook
May. 21st, 2014 08:39 am (UTC)
Wow, that is a pretty daft premise - let's hope it lives up that, then!!
swordznsorcery
May. 21st, 2014 10:31 pm (UTC)
Exactly! :) Well said.
liadtbunny
May. 23rd, 2014 10:13 am (UTC)
Sounds like a typical day at Granda's 1970's TV workshop. Human + Water = no clothes. It's true(!). Are there shots of docks - I've become partial to a shabby dockside wharehouse, again due to Granada.
swordznsorcery
May. 23rd, 2014 06:59 pm (UTC)
Not noticeably. The trailer is mostly gallivanting about being a detective, and then dying picturesquely, though. I'm sure there'll be plenty of room for shabby docks once the series gets started. American cop shows have always excelled at shabby docks.
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