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Review of "Stumptown" 9/28/19 by Suzanne
airs Wednesdays 10/9c on ABC

ABC really plastered the airwaves with ads for this show before it started. It's really not my favorite show, so I probably won't keep watching it. The series is based on a comic book (which I've never read).  Coby Smulders ("Avengers") stars as hard-drinking Dex Parios. She's an ex-marine with PTSD. She starts working as a private eye to make money because she has a mentally-challenge younger brother to look after.

In some ways, the show reminds me of "Jessica Jones," but that show is a lot better, and Krysten Ritter is a lot more charming. Both women are screwed up, drinkin a lot, have sex a lot, and are PI's.  Jessica has superpowers, though.  There have been many TV series in the past decade about women who are really messed up and drink a lot. Often, they're very unlikable, such as "Saving Grace."  If they're more likable, they can still be terrible people (like Annalise Keating in "How to Get Away With Murder."  I just don't think Dex is quite as good as any of these shows. I found it a bit boring, and the heroine lacks charisma.


STUMPTOWN (Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Series Premieres Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019

Based on the graphic novel series, “Stumptown” follows Dex Parios – a strong, assertive and sharp-witted army veteran with a complicated love life, gambling debt and a brother to take care of in Portland, Oregon. Her military intelligence skills make her a great PI, but her unapologetic style puts her in the firing line of hardcore criminals and not quite in alliance with the police.

The series stars Cobie Smulders as Dex Parios, Jake Johnson as Grey McConnell, Tantoo Cardinal as Sue Lynn Blackbird, Cole Sibus as Ansel Parios, Adrian Martinez as Tookie with Camryn Manheim as Lieutenant Cosgrove and Michael Ealy as Detective Miles Hoffman.

Writer Jason Richman produces the series with Ruben Fleischer and David Bernad, Greg Rucka (author of the “Stumptown” graphic novel series), Matthew Southworth and Justin Greenwood (illustrators of the “Stumptown” graphic novel series).

The series is produced by ABC Studios. ABC Studios is a part of Disney Television Studios, a collection of studios comprised of 20th Century Fox Television, ABC Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios.

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