No one smokes, drinks Old Fashioneds or wears fedoras, but a lack of resemblance to "Mad Men" is the least of the problems for "Trust Me," a bland new drama set in the world of modern advertising. Eric McCormack from "Will & Grace" and Tom Cavanagh from "Ed" play partners at a Chicago ad firm who spend most of tonight's premiere trying to come up with a slogan for a cell phone campaign. The dialogue is flat and the characters are mostly forgettable -- except for the one played by Monica Potter, who's as annoying as every other Monica Potter character. (Though, in fairness, this one seems to be intentionally annoying.) Definitely skippable.Haven't decided yet whether I'll do a separate review of the pilot tonight. If you don't see something new here around 11, just use this post to comment, if anyone cares.
Monday, January 26, 2009
I was going to write about TNT's "Trust Me" as today's column, but something else got in the way, and I didn't care enough about the show to argue for it. Instead, here's the little blurb I wrote for our daily guide to notable primetime programming (which is usually print-only):