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"Chicago Fire" review by Suzanne
Wednesdays 10/9c on NBC

I watched the season premiere last week and it was pretty good. I wouldn't say it's the best show in the world, but it's not bad. If you like to see things blowing up or catching on fire, or hunky guys in perilous situations, then you will like the show. It reminds me of "Third Watch", which was a similar show.

I would say that it was a mistake to make Jesse Spencer the lead character. He's okay, but he's not really charismatic enough to carry a show. I don't know why, too, they get these gorgeous guys with long hair and accents, then they cut their hair and make them speak like Americans! It was stupid when they did it with Hugh Laurie, too. Why get rid of the things that make them sexy? They are doing it with the guy who stars in "Arrow", too.  The other main recognizable hunk on the show is Taylor Kinney, who was the werewolf Mason on "Vampire Diaries" until they killed him off. He has a lot of great charisma, but they have him as a sullen drug addict on this show... not so attractive.

The show's writing is fine. It's a very serious show about firefighters and the other rescue workers that they work with. One of their guys dies in the first episode, and they bring in a new guy, so we learn a lot about them through his eyes (a tried-and-true TV trick). If I had more time, I would watch the show. I don't think it did very well in the ratings so far against the other new show "Nashville", though.

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