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I love cop shows/procedurals. I don’t think that’s a shock to anyone who’s been a reader here for any length of time. So it should come as no surprise that I was very excited about the new cop show on CBS, Instinct. Based on the James Patterson novel, the show stars Bojana Novakovic (Shameless, Rake, Satisfaction) as Lizzie Needham, an NYPD detective working on the case of a serial murderer who is basing his crimes off a book written by former CIA operative-turned-author/professor Dr. Dylan Reinhart, played by Alan Cumming (The Good Wife). Lizzie goes to Dr. Reinhart to get his help with the case, and the two hit it off (not in a romantic way… Dr. Reinhart is married to Andy, played by Daniel Ings (Lovesick).), and he’s lured back into law enforcement by the case and his budding friendship/working relationship with Lizzie. Both Lizzie and Dylan have someone in their corner (besides Andy). Lizzie’s direct boss, Lt. Jasmine Gooden (Sharon Leal, Hellcats, Guilty, Recovery Road), is also her best friend. And Dylan has an invaluable CIA contact/friend in Julian Cousins (Naveen Andrews, Lost, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Sense8).
I’ve seen tonight’s pilot as well as two other episodes, and I really love what I’ve seen. It reminds me a bit of Elementary, in that the lead is a bit of an odd ball (although not to the degree that Sherlock Holmes was in that one) and the pair has quite the fun relationship (better in this one, I think, especially as the episodes go along). Overall, it’s a fun take on the male/female cop/not-cop procedural, maybe more so because there’ll be no will they/won’t they, since Dylan is gay and married. If you’re a fan of that type of show, don’t miss this one. With Bones and Castle gone, this is going to fill that niche quite nicely!
On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” former CIA operative Dr. Dylan Reinhart is lured back to his old life when NYPD detective Lizzie Needham needs his help to stop a serial killer.
See if Dylan and Lizzie can stop the killer tonight on CBS at 8/7c.
I’ll also be watching/DVRing Little Big Shots, Counterpart, Guy’s Grocery Games, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Genius Junior, NCIS: LA, Private Eyes, & Deception.
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