Rented Season Three of Homicide
('cause Season Three is what the Boite Noir has). Started to watch it, but got instantly rather bored with it, probably because we've been watching Season Two of NYPD Blue
. The latter feels so much richer and realer, it blew Homicide
out of the water. Homicide
seemed well enough written, but a tad more procedural (so less dramatic) and much less multilayered. It had an opening scene with some clever dialog -- the cops were watching a TV show and quibbling about how the network wants more sex and less nudity -- obvious a swipe at their own network. But that was it. The whole season teaser was a chat about sex and nudity, with nothing else going on. By contrast the season two teaser for NYPD Blue
, if I remember correctly, reminded us that David Caruso's character and his girlfriend were in danger of going to jail. (His character was also in danger from his inflated sense of his own bankability, but that was not immediately evident.) The dialog was just as clever, but there was meat in it.
Anybody prefer Homicide
? Why? Should I give it another shot?