“Vegas” was what I expected – It was a typical cop drama from CBS and it’s not really about Las Vegas. After 3 minutes, I was pretty sure I didn’t like the show. I’m not sure if the show is good or bad, but it’s definitely not for me and it probably is bad. It feels as if this show was made for my parents.
Here’s my takeaway:
There’s a good guy. That’s the the tough guy cowboy played by Dennis Quaid.
There’s othermpeople to fill time and create a plot around the guys mobsters and cowboy.
There’s the awful green screen looking scenes of Las Vegas that were filmed on a soundstage.
There was very little “Vegas” in the first episode of “Vegas”. Las Vegas scenery that seemed somewhat genuine might have kept me interested in the show, but the scenery they did have looked cartoony and bad.
Much like CBS’ last show set in Las Vegas, The Defenders, I’m only giving this one viewing and it’s off my DVR. Thankfully Las Vegas reruns are still on TNT.
If you watch “Las Vegas” as often as I do you may have been startled when the show abruptly stopped airing on TNT midway through the fifth season a couple weeks ago. I need my fix of “Las Vegas” and I know you do to. After a little research i found that “Las Vegas” was not cancelled (again).
“Las Vegas” will return after Labor Day Weekend with only one episode per day instead of two and with a time change to 4am according to my TiVo guide it will start from the very first episode.
While this change probably is the beginning of the end for “Las Vegas” on TNT, the time doesn’t matter since I watch on DVR and I welcome less episodes a week so I can actually keep up with the show instead of deleting half of the episodes so I have room on my TiVo.
At some point I’ll probably end up buying the DVD’s, but as long as “Las Vegas” is on TNT I don’t feel the need. Here are links to buy “Las Vegas” on DVD by season on Amazon so you can prepare for its eventual free TV demise.
I’ve discussed my love for the show Las Vegas repeatedly over the years. I watched just about all of the episodes when they originally aired on NBC and to this day I Tivo the show every day on TNT. I don’t watch every episode now, but I watch many of the episodes within days of their airing. It’s such a light hearted show that I don’t pay too much attention too it.
I was watching without distraction the other day and noticed that everyone’s favorite busty redhead from Mad Men, Christina Hendricks, was on an episode I’ve probably seen 10 times already. I just always thought she was a random redhead girl and even though redheads may always draw my attention I didn’t realize it was Christina Hendricks, who wasn’t famous when she was on Las Vegas.
If you’re curious about the episode, Christina Hendricks was on Las Vegas during Season 3 Episode 21 which was titled “Chaos Theory”. Here’s the IMDB description of that episode.
Ed’s wife has railroaded him to a horrible desolate spa. In his absence Danny must approve Dwight Stiles to play blackjack for $1,000,000 a hand. Accountant Sarasvati warns that’s illegal without matching cash, so an armored car full is ordered. Alas, a fake team got the cash from the bank, quickly reloaded into a car, which is found with two corpses. Is there a link? and if so, who are the other accomplices? Meanwhile Delinda’s dream doctor, Derek, delays his Bangladesh mission to propose
Hendricks plays a minor role in this episode and isn’t even mentioned in the synopsis above, but it’s a speaking part and she appears a few times. She appears often enough for a blog to to write and take screen caps of her “Amazing Cleavage“.
There are so many out of date special guests that appear on the show, that there isn’t much relevant to today’s culture but Christina Hendricks will probably be relevant for some time. Some day soon I’ll get to looking at Mary Connell v1 vs. v2 again. If you’d like to pick up the DVD, just click on the image below.
I was listening to the Five Hundy By Midnightpodcast a couple weeks ago and they gave a heads up that Travel Channel will be having an all Las Vegas day on Tuesday December 27. Well, that day is here. If you’re off it will give you some background noise. If you haven’t seen the 20 year old programs before you can TiVo the shows and see what you’ve missed over the past 20 years.
Of course, you’re better off watching the former NBC show “Las Vegas” which is on TNT twice daily and also available on Amazon if you really need access to every episode at all times.
Strangely enough you can’t watch “Las Vegas” on the, otherwise, awesome TNT app. Below is a small scale schedule of the Travel Channel programming. Head to your TV or Travel Channel website for more info.