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      Season 1 – The Unusuals

      2009 Crime Drama List
      72% 29 Reviews Tomatometer 100% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score After she unexpectedly is transferred from vice to the homicide division, NYPD Detective Casey Schraeger soon discovers that her new colleagues all have a quirky sense of humor -- not to mention several dirty little secrets. Read More Read Less

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      Though it may try too hard to live up to its name, The Unusuals holds the viewer's interest with a fair amount of decent drama and quirky comedy.

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Apr 8, 2009 Pilot Vice cop Casey Shraeger finds herself suddenly transferred into the NYPD Homicide Unit, where she begins to learn the secrets and eccentricities of her new co-workers. Details Episode 2 Aired Apr 15, 2009 Boorland Day A family of criminals go on a crime spree that sends the detectives scrambling; Shraeger is asked to look into Walsh's past. Details Episode 3 Aired Apr 21, 2009 One Man Band Delahoy and Banks discover a store that sells murder weapons and tells people how to dispose of bodies; Davis Nixon asks Casey for a favor. Details Episode 4 Aired Apr 22, 2009 Crime Slut A pawn store is robbed while Beaumont is hocking her jewelry; Delahoy and Banks search for a man who was pronounced dead right before vanishing. Details Episode 5 Aired Apr 29, 2009 42 Cole gets a disturbing call from Frank Lutz; Delahoy and Banks investigate a series of bank robberies. Details Episode 6 Aired May 6, 2009 The Circle Line Officer Powell wakes up in an alley covered in blood and with his off-duty weapon missing; Delahoy and Banks discover they have become victims of identity theft. Details Episode 7 Aired May 27, 2009 The Tape Delay Walsh and Casey try to protect a wealthy businessman after he is threatened; Delahoy and Banks search for an 87-year-old man on a crime spree. Details Episode 8 Aired Jun 3, 2009 The Dentist Alvarez is put in charge while Sgt. Brown is away; Banks decides to stay in his apartment until his birthday. Details Episode 9 Aired Jun 10, 2009 The Apology Line Shraeger and Walsh investigate a drug store owner's murder; Delahoy convinces the medical examiner to give him an MRI. Details Episode 10 Aired Jun 17, 2009 The E.I.D. Cole and Beaumont search for a criminal who breaks into apartments and films adult movies; Casey tries to help a serial accuser who was once the victim of a violent attack. Details Next
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      Previous Hal Boedeker Orlando Sentinel I loathed this show. The annoying goofiness begs credulity, then the tone turns mawkish. Feb 14, 2020 Full Review Ellen Gray Philadelphia Inquirer Felt unreal and unoriginal. Sep 28, 2019 Full Review Dan Zak Washington Post This description may suggest "The Unusuals" is thrilling. It is not. It is spastic. Sep 28, 2019 Full Review Scott D. Pierce Deseret News (Salt Lake City) Unusual? Unwatchable. Feb 14, 2020 Full Review Megan Basham WORLD Though this drama about a New York homicide division strikes plenty of quirky notes, it's a bit of a stretch to call it "unusual." Sep 28, 2019 Full Review Dustin Rowles Pajiba "The Unusuals" is not only promising, the actual pilot is good in and of itself. In under an hour, the writers manage to make you care about the four lead characters while also creating the base for a compelling season-long case. Jun 14, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews Next
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      Previous Audience Member No one is going to read this, but I figured I'd say something about this show. The 10 episodes of this shortly lived show aired a couple months before the breakout hit Renner starred in called "The Hurt Locker" was released. Hurt Locker pretty much put Renner on the map, but this show should have done that. Problem is no one watched it... well, except for me. I watched all 10 episodes and enjoyed every one of them and was disappointed when ABC decided to can the show. The show came out as a late season replacement alongside Castle. Castle had an easy to digest idea for a procedural show with two likeable leads who had great chemistry. The Unusuals is exactly what the name implies. It's not your normal cop show. Every character has an odd quirk. Renner's character operates an cooks at a crappy diner and continues to do so despite the fact that he's a terrible cook. Tamblyn's character is supposedly part of a filthy rich and powerful family, but refuses to take advantage of the fact. One character thinks he's going to die and always wears bullet proof vest even in the precinct. Another character was diagnosed with some form of deadly cancer but refuses to inform people and has little regard for his life because of the cancer. The show has a nice mix of both zaniness and seriousness. It's not a procedural show, the cases they work on has little impact on the overall plot. The show is a study in character. At first they mostly seem one note, but as the episodes go on, the more deep and complex the characters turn out to be. It's a great show that went unnoticed by pretty much everyone. Luckily, all 10 episodes are available on DVD so you can still see the show if you look for it. I highly recommend the show. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Director
      Peter O'Fallon, Constantine Makris, Matt Earl Beesley, Stephen Hopkins, Jamie Babbitt, Ed Bianchi, Rosemary Rodriguez
      Executive Producer
      Noah Hawley, Robert DeLaurentiis, Peter O'Fallon
      Screenwriter
      Noah Hawley, Treena Hancock, Gary Lennon, Alexi Hawley, Sara Watson, Danny Zuker, Melissa R. Byer
      Network
      ABC
      Rating
      TV-14 (D|S|L)
      Genre
      Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Apr 8, 2009
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