Private Eyes: 1×01 – The Code


When a pro hockey prospect goes down on the ice surrounded by suspicious circumstances, Shade and Angie must join forces to solve the mystery and save a life.

This is show is many things but original isn’t one of them.

In fact it is basically made up of key elements of three crime dramas that I have previously enjoyed: The Mentalist, Castle and Lie To Me:

❥  non-law enforcement guy who can solve crimes better than any other cop out there (The Mentalist, Lie To Me, Castle)

❥ a kickass female partner who tries to reign in the childish antics of her partner (The Mentalist, Lie To Me, Castle)

❥ UST between the two leads (The Mentalist, Lie To Me, Castle)

❥ the guy drives a vintage car (The Mentalist)

❥ one half of the duo is determined to hunt down a killer who killed a family member (Castle, The Mentalist)

❥ the guy has a very smart teenage daughter (Castle, Lie To Me)

❥ said daughter’s mother comes back to cause problems (Castle, Lie To Me)

❥ there’s a grandparent on the scene looking after the daughter whilst the guy goes off crime-fighting (Castle)

❥ the guy is famous (Castle, The Mentalist)

❥ the guy is a manwhore (Castle) … I could go on but you get the drift.

However, having said that, I am sucker for these sort of shows so what’s one more to add to the list if executed well.  Private Eyes definitely started off on a good foot.  I liked all the characters and the case was interesting.  Points for giving the daughter a disability.  And using a Hall & Oates song.


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