Kingpin, "The show too tame for cable T.V" (Spoilers)
I just finished watching Kingpin, and I can't even begin to express how disappointing this show is. I've come to realise that a PG-13 organized crime show simply can't be done. The few moments in which the show tries to "shock" the audience are completely laughable. For example when the white D.E.A agent was shot at, I thought the shooter was supose to intentionally miss, due to the fact that there was no blood, or bullet holes in the mans shirt. Well in the next scene, it turns out he actully was shot in killed... And of course, the most laughable moment would have to of been when the tiger was given the D.E.A agent's leg to eat. The leg looked shamefully fake, to the point that it's almost insulting to viewers.
In short, it was sadly amusing to watch NBC take a jab at an organized crime drama. Yet in the end, your left with just a watered down version of the Sopranos.
If I want to watch a real crime drama, I'll stick with The Shield.
I watched the first eight minutes as part of some promotion on IFilm.com and I have to say I didn't feel it was worth my time.
It was nice of NBC to give a chance to make a quick judgment and not watch the show as a result.
This is what you get with the FCC's continuing stranglehold on broadcast TV!
Actually the show will be reshown on Bravo channel in March. And it will be a more uncut version.
I thought it was ok but it didnt addict me. Although they did say the first episode is tamer than the whole show because its the pilot. What i was woundering is, why are they showing 2 new episodes a week?