Starring: Blair Underwood, Pablo Schreiber, Spencer Grammer, Neal Bledsoe, Kenneth Choi, and Brent Sexton
Based on the Original Series Created by Collier Young
Written by Michael Caleo, Directed by Peter Horton
a new remake of the classic 1967-1975 drama starring Raymond Burr. This
time around, Blair Underwood is Detective Ironside, a tough cop
confined to a wheelchair after a bust gone wrong with ex-partner Gary
Stanton (Brent Sexton). Now, Ironside solves cases from his chair and
with his team (Pablo Schreiber, Spencer Grammer, and Neal Bledsoe).
Rounding out the main cast is his boss Ed Rollins (Kenneth Choi), who
respects him but sometimes disagrees with his methods (isn't that how
the boss always is in a police procedural?)
BOTTOM LINE: People who like
procedural cop dramas will probably enjoy this one and people who don't
won't. It's as basic as that. I happen to like procedural cop dramas and
I enjoyed this one primarily because of Blair Underwood. For every high concept, crazy drama that comes out, it's nice to have a show like Ironside. Blair Underwood deserves to have another success like LA Law after shows like Dirty Sexy Money and The Event failed. I don't know if this will be it but he's certainly commanding enough to make it work.