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Hour" review by Suzanne
Airs Thursdays, 10/9c on CBS
I haven't seen the original movie that this show is based
on, but I've seen enough clips and ads for them to pretty
much know what they're about. It appears that in the pilot
of the TV show, they did a rough re-shoot of the original
movie, with the new actors.
When I first saw the
actor that plays Detective Lee (previously played by
Jackie Chan), John Foo, my first thought was, "Wow, he
doesn't look very Asian. Did they just pick some handsome
white-looking Asian guy because they thought we wouldn't
like a real Asian guy in an action role?" It certainly
didn't help that the woman who plays his sister looks way
more Asian than he does (they don't look related at all).
But then, I read that he's done lots of martial arts movies
and has studied martial arts extensively in many countries.
Althoug he is definitely mixed-race (unlike Jackie Chan,
who's Chinese) and grew up in England, he's not a bad actor.
They even made a joke in the pilot about how good-looking he
is. Well, what do I care, if no one else gets offended
Justin Hires plays Detective Carter (the role
played by Chris Tucker in the movie). He is funny and
does a great job, too. Wendy Malick, who's always
great, plays their captain.
The show has a lot of
action, and it doesn't take itself very seriously.
It's light and fun. It looks like they spent quite a lot of
money on action shots in the pilot. I hope they can still
afford to keep doing that. The writing is good and kept my
attention, and made me laugh.
I will definitely keep
watching this one, and you should, too!
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