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.