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With so much new stuff to choose from, this didn't make the cut. But reading the posts here, looks like it's pretty decent.Given how many reboots and remakes there are this TV season, I was cynical going into this. But I really liked it too. While it wasn't up to the technical level of the Richard Donner films, it captured the Riggs/Murtaugh and the rhythms and pacing of the movies.
IMO, this series is an improvement over the films as it takes a more in-depth look into Riggs issues as well as the development of his relationship with Murtaugh and his family.So, this is the latest thing in TV? To take properties that were perfect within their two hour time frames and turn them into shambling, drawn out, series.
It was interesting casting, because he brings a very different energy to the role than Joe Pesci did. Pesci's Getz was obviously a transplant from the East Coast, with a very Jersey sensibility. Thomas Lennon's Getz, by contrast, is a very West Cost personality. It wasn't until the scene at the taco truck that I really "got" Lennon's take on the character.I'm not sure Thomas Lennon was the best casting choice for Leo Getz, but maybe he'll grow on me. I did think it was funny that he'd already co-opted Trish for his bus ads at the end. Did he steal a pic of her when he was at the Murtaugh house?
FOX Press Release said:Tuesday, February 21, 2017Hot from Fox...
“LETHAL WEAPON” RENEWED FOR A SECOND SEASON ON FOX
An All-New Episode Airs Tonight on FOX
FOX has ordered a second season of the hit action drama LETHAL WEAPON, it was announced today by David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.
“LETHAL WEAPON continues to fire on all cylinders,” said Madden. “Every week, it delivers a big, fun rollercoaster ride, but also remains touchingly human and genuinely emotional, and that’s due to the chemistry that’s developed not only between Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford, but the entire cast. We want to thank our producing partners, Warner Bros., as well as Matt Miller, McG, Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz, who have done a fantastic job in crafting a series for which a second-season order is well deserved.”
LETHAL WEAPON delivers a total Multi-Platform average audience of 11 million viewers and ranks among the Top 5 new series this season.
In tonight’s all-new episode, “Unnecessary Roughness,” airing 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT, on FOX, a murder involving a high school football phenomenon draws Riggs (Clayne Crawford) and Murtaugh (Damon Wayans) into the lucrative – and corrupt – world of college recruiting. Meanwhile, Murtaugh considers a big change in his professional life, and Riggs contemplates an even bigger shift in his personal life, as he spends more time with DEA Agent Karen Palmer (guest star Hilarie Burton).
Combining action and drama with ride-or-die friendship and humor, LETHAL WEAPON reimagines the hit movie franchise, as it follows classic cop duo Riggs (Clayne Crawford, “Rectify”) and Murtaugh (Emmy Award nominee Damon Wayans, “My Wife and Kids,” “In Living Color”), who work a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles. Grief-stricken after the loss of his young wife and unborn child, ex-Navy SEAL-turned-detective MARTIN RIGGS moves to California to “start over” at the LAPD. He’s paired up with ROGER MURTAUGH, who’s just coming back to the job after a near-fatal heart attack. Riggs’ penchant for diving headfirst into the line of fire immediately clashes with Murtaugh’s prudent, by-the-book technique. One has everything to live for, the other has nothing to lose.
LETHAL WEAPON is a production of Warner Bros. Television in association with Lin Pictures and Good Session Productions. Matt Miller (“Forever,” “The 100”), Dan Lin (“The LEGO Movie,” “Sherlock Holmes”), Jennifer Gwartz (“Forever,” “Veronica Mars”) and McG (“The Mysteries of Laura,” “The O.C.,” “Charlie’s Angels”) serve as executive producers. The pilot was written by Miller and directed by McG. “Like” LETHAL WEAPON on Facebook at facebook.com/LethalWeaponFOX/. Follow the series on Twitter @LethalWeaponFOX and join the discussion at #LethalWeapon. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @LethalWeaponFOX.
All episodes of LETHAL WEAPON are available on FOX NOW, Hulu and On Demand. To watch episodes on FOX NOW, visit http://fox.tv/watchlethalweapon.