Before the night is out, there is something that I would like to share with all of you. Last week, a certain show caught my eye on the USA Network, so as you might have already expected, I just had to check it out. It went by the name of Common Law, and was about two detectives who worked together for the Los Angeles Police Department who cannot stand each other. On paper, the whole buddy cop concept may seem outdated, but the two lead actors (Michael Ealy and Warren Kole) have such good chemistry together that it hardly ever matters.
Here is a basic rundown of what this show is all about. Travis (Ealy) and Wes (Kole) have been partners for quite a few years now, and their relationship has become so unstable that they tend to have a fight on almost a daily basis. In an effort to help alleviate the situation, the LAPD has ordered them to go into couples counseling to try to work everything out in hopefully a more productive manner. Shockingly the idea doesn’t work out, and these guys end up hating each other more so than before, which is not good relationship wise, but as far as comedic situations goes, it doesn’t get any better than this.
Which leads me to one conclusion as to why shows on this network are so good, the relationships between characters feel natural and realistic. Honestly, who hasn’t had an argument with a best friend that led to a fight, it happens all the time. Michael and Warren have natural on screen chemistry rarely seen in most cop programs nowadays. If the series can focus on that, and use a case of the week as simply a backdrop to let these guys do their work, USA will without a doubt have another hit on their hands.
If you are up for a good laugh, and want to solve some crimes along the way, then Common Law may be just what you’re looking for. Check out all new episodes every Friday at 10pm Eastern/ 9pm Central time on USA Network.