All this time I was telling myself not to get into Shark, because that way led to despair and heartbreak and angst. Because it was cancelled and there was no point in putting my heart into it needlessly. I was going to be sensible for a change...
...and then I check out tv.com and it's renewed for a second season! Where the hell did I read it was cancelled?! YAY, no more misery, no holding back, I am free to love this show once more. *sighs* And hate Julie, but that's beside the point.
It's just so damn awesome though. Nothing could be as good as House, but Shark is a pleasant reminder of good times.
We have the now-typical antagonist as the main character; the gruff, manipulative, scheming leading man that is taking over shows everywhere. [I love how Hugh Laurie assumed House was the standard token quirky supporting character and Wilson or Chase, the charming pleasant suave types were the main- he really broke the mold with this character, didn't he?]
We have the female boss who, of course, has a difficult time reigning him in, tries to use her tenuous control over him to keep him in line but he plays the game his way, breaks the rules and wins in the end.
It's rather frustrating, because for once, it would be nice to have a female authority figure who actually had *authority* but ah well. I'm just gleeful it's Jeri Ryan! I hated her as Seven in ST:Voy, but as a Star Trek actress, I'm so pleased that she's making it good outside the genre. It's always cool when a sci-fi person does well in something more mainstream. [You wouldn't believe how much mileage I've gotten out of the fact that I met Carmen Argenziano- no one cared when I said he was Carter's father, the dude from Stargate...but when I say he's Henry from the first five eps of House, or was the mean detective/Mack's brother on CSI:NY...well, then it impresses people, hee]
And then the UST. It's not as obvious as on House, but when we have lines like this, who can blame me for tentatively shipping?