Poor Mr. Pamuk now must suffer the indignity of a detective series.
He's fucking hot!
He's gorgeous, it can't be denied.
And the premise - an ambitious young cop. Where do they come up with these wonderful new ideas?
Theo James is incredibly hot. Is he gay? Who's his bf? How big is his cock?
Also starring the very hot Kevin Alejandro from FIRST BLOOD and SOUTHLAND
And hot daddy Holt McAnally from CSI:MIAMI
Definitely going to have to check this one out - it better be worth watching, unlike that Steven Pasquale Jekyll & Hyde ripoff.
I didn't find Mr. Pamuk the least bit attractive and couldn't understand what all the fuss was about. But, my lord, Theo James looks gawjus in that GOLDEN BOY promo.
It's unfortunately also got Chi McBride who plays the stereotypical fat black cop. And it's unfortunately also got that blonde mediocrity whatsername from Cashmere Mafia who's a total Show Killer reaching Paula Marshall proportions.
CBS is premiering a procedural crime drama that mirrors every other show on their network? No kidding!
It's about time we had another cop drama. We really don't see nearly enough of those.
Originally, Ryan Philippe was supposed to be the lead, but turned it down.
Because Ryan Phillippe is a lazy shit and didn't want to commit to the long hours involved in making an hour-long tv series.
I let him ruin my virtue any day!
Born Theodore Peter J. K. Taptiklis.
Christ! That actor standing next to him, the chubby black guy.. I don't know his name but is this guy in EVERY failed fucking TV to exist the last decade?
This must be at least his 5th or 6th show in recent years. He must have an awesome agent because he's not a very good actor and every show he ends up on goes dead. He's the TV version of box office poison.
One wonders if he will ever live Poor Mr Pamuk down.
Then again: to die as a guest in an English house! Ghastly.
[quote] who is pamuk
The flyover frauen have clocked in.
Enough with the police procedurals. I hope this fails.
Has anyone actually watched the premiere at the link? Was it any good?
I'm curious to see a few mins because they filmed in my parents' neighborhood and wanted to use their home, but no way in hell that was happening.
oh smack I THOUGHT he looked familiar in the golden boy trailer :)
[quote] Poor Mr. Pamuk now must suffer the indignity of a detective series
And make mre money in one season than he'd make in his whole career in the UK
R28 = Johnny Lee Miller, speaking from experience
I watched the first 10 minutes on that link. There are a lot of commercials. And in the first few minutes of the episode, the golden boy is on tv news and is going to hold a press conference and he gets a new job offer - in undercover narcotics.
R30 He'd be better off in undercover vice, working to bust male prostitutes.
He is exceptionally handsome
I hope the actress who plays Mary in Downton Abbey guest stars as a Park Avenue madame.
WOW - The WSJ's tv critic, Dororthy Rabinowitz gave it a big wet kiss of a review today; she usually hates everything.
They're focusing way too much on Chi McBride in the promos. Who gives a fuck about Chi McBride? The promos should be all about Mr. Pamuk with his shirt off.
Couldn't get into it. He's actually too handsome for this particular role. He'd be great in a soap. Ah, what a Steven Carrington he'd make. With Sebastian Stan playing his bf.
I adore Chi McBride. I just do. He's actually the reason I decided to watch. McCallany and Alejandro are the cherries on top. I would (and do) watch all three in anything.
Blondie didn't register, not even a tiny bit.
The boy is a nonentity so far. He is cute, though. And I already hate the sister and that storyline.
James does show flickers of intelligence and canniness in his microexpressions, though, which is more than Ryan Phillippe can muster, IMO. He has potential. I expect not to like his character and his naked ambition very much, an idea which I quite like. Same way I hated Vic Mackey, but loved watching him work the angles.
R6 Kevin Alejandro is emblematic of everything that's wrong with episodic TV. Three times now, he's played characters who met a tragic end because the actor left the show to move to another because there's no security that the first show will last past tomorrow night.
I also find Kevin Alejandro to be very bland. Nothing special or distinctive.
Are they shooting in NY?
If so, it would be nice if Ryan Phillippe had returned. He could have piggybacked this show with the return of Billy Douglas when OLTL starts airing on Hulu. (It's Hulu, isn't it?)
Yes, R43, they shot the 13 episodes in NY.
The show is absolute shit, but he's a beauty, including those gorgeous DSL.
"Those gorgeous DSL," R45?
Mr. Pamuk makes me quiver under my bodice.
I like it. Theo James is growing on me, as is the Bonnie Somerville character.
McCallany needs more to do, but I like his star-fucking character, which he manages to make endearing instead of an asshole.
Love love love Chi McBride's character, Don Owens. His accent here reminds me of my awesome late uncles.
Alejandro is doing solid work with an unlikable character.
Definitely sticking with it, and hoping it survives.
And BJEs, too.
What kind of accent does Don Owens have, R50?
Two things: Did a new episode air Tuesday night? I was very busy and not able to watch tv.
Am I the only one who sees romantic/sexual tension between Clark and Owens? I don't know if it is the characters or actors, but Clark and Owens always look like they want to kiss.
1. Yes. And it was a good one. See link.
2. Yes. There is tension, but I find it inherent in the nature of their mentor/mentee, old/young, differences rather than sexual.
It won't get picked up for another season but Theo could get a job on an already existing CBS hit.
R55 Of course it won't come back. I like it.
R52, both my uncles were born down South, but spent 40+ years in NY, specifically Roosevelt, LI.
I don't know if the accent has a name; I just know it when I hear it. Not a standard New Yawk or glottal stop-heavy Brooklynese, it's just ...different, I dunno. It's kind of melodious, and certain vowel sounds are twisted and lengthened--even a bit nasal, if that makes any sense.
Anyway, Det. Owens has that sound, and it's been nice hearing it again.
I was completely unaware of this series until I saw this thread. I'd just like to state for the record that Holt McCallany can fuck my hole.
R57 I sort of know what you mean. I grew up in North Jersey, and had no idea until I went to college that I had an accent (what a friend from Greenwich called my "Jersey Flats" accent).
Whenever I talk to my sister, oh, how I hear the accent. I've spent most of my life away from NJ/NY, and I don't think of myself as having one anymore.
However, I was trying to find something to listen to on the radio late last night, and at some point came upon a station where everyone talked like my sister (and Don?--I'll have to listen next week) and it all just sounded right to me. It was WOR radio, in NY or NJ, I don't remember which.
Holt McCallany sounds like the name of a Colt Men or Titan Men porn star.
Have those lips ever been around a cock?
He looks like Perez Hilton with better hair and a spray tan.
You're insane, R62. He's gorgeous. Perez looks like Frankenberry
I'm going to be on CBS as well -- watch for me, boys!
R62, bite your tongue. Really hard so there's nothing left. And then get kitchen shears to cut out the stump that remains.
YOU MUST BE PEREZ HILTON, YOU'RE SO OFF-BASE.
That or you're blind.
Please--It's "Poor Mr. Pamuk," not simply Mr. Pamuk.
I'd say a cut above the typical CBS procedural, which isn't saying much. What's up with that flat portrayal of the captain?
Stephen Fry is doing a TV show for CBS? Really? I'm surprised that snobby old queen would lower himself to do American television.
I guess his buddy Laurie told him the money is too good to pass up and that he's not getting any younger. Rent boys ain't cheap.
Rupert Grint is the title character - don't know what Fry is doing on it.
It's on tonight. He's not Mr. Pamuk anymore. He's this hot detective, often seen in his subtrou.
Golden Boy - Sacrifice.
The unit investigates when the body of an aspiring young model is found in the bay; Clark looks bad when information is leaked to the reporter he has been seeing secretly.