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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Summer TV Review: Necessary Roughness

USA's latest summer series is a departure from crime and lawyer prodecurals. That's the good news. The bad news is that NECESSARY isnt compelling television. The show essentially drags, even though star Callie Thorne does a good job conveying her job as a therapist to a high-profile professional football player for the fictional New York Hawks. I admire that the show isnt your typical USA show, but I just wish it could have been entertaining. Future episodes will explore other clients, with the Hawks player the central ongoing client, keeping the football front and center throughout the show. From the pilot, this is a mixed blessing since its also such a snooze to watch, as well as the dance Callie plays with the coach of the team that she can no longer be intimate with so long as Mehcad is her client. C-

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