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Review of "Stumptown"
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
STUMPTOWN (Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)
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
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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