Deception (TV series)
Deception is an upcoming American television drama series that will air on NBC. The series, created by Liz Heldens, is set to premiere on Monday, January 7, 2013.
When Vivian Bowers, a famous socialite, is found dead from what appears to be an overdose, her former best friend, Detective Joanna Locasto, is re-embraced by the wealthy Bowers family, and in time she begins to uncover the truth of what really happened with her friend's death."
Sounds like they decided to cross AMC's "The Killing" with "Revenge."
|by Anonymous||reply 59||03/30/2013|
No one else is intrigued? Another article describes it as an "opulent soap", so it's definitely aimed at the Revenge audience. Also of note, the central character, the cop, is black. Very few scripted dramas have starred a black woman. Scandal is a recent example, but I heard it was over 35 yrs before that (I guess "Get Christie Love.") The cop character is the daughter of a maid who worked in the Bowers mansion. That's how she became friends with the Bowers girl who died of an "apparent overdose," but was actually murdered.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||11/30/2012|
When the hell is a socialite ever best friends with a cop? Were they in the same sorority or something? Those worlds do not mix unless the cop is arresting the socialite.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||11/30/2012|
They became friends as little girls, the cop was the daughter of a maid who worked in the Bowers mansion.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||11/30/2012|
I preferred these shows they were called Dallas and Dynasty.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||11/30/2012|
It'll be on NBC. It's all I need to know. On the other hand, any shit can linger there long enough since there's a low bar to jump over.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||11/30/2012|
This is from the lead actress' Wiki:
"Good currently lives in Studio City, California. Although she was not raised in the church, Good considers herself to be a Christian and a very spiritual person, and has stated in numerous interviews that she will not do roles that she feels might "disappoint God". She explained in an interview that Jesus tops her hero list and the last book she read was the Bible."
She sounds like a great person and not the typical hollywood douchebag. I may need to check this show out.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||11/30/2012|
Is Good any good as an actress? I don't know if I've seen her in anything. I really like that it's got a black female lead--Scandal and Revenge are easily my favorite new shows of the last couple of years so I will take a look at this one.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||11/30/2012|
Oh, I guess tonight's airing is actually a repeat of the pilot episode that aired earlier this week. Same difference.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||01/12/2013|
It's only getting a 50% metacritic rating, so that's not too encouraging. I still might check it out to see if it grabs me.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||01/12/2013|
The pilot was firmly mediocre. It was terrible, but wasn't nearly as good (even in a bad way) as it should have been.
And is anyone buying Tate Donovan as Victor Garber's son? They should be brothers.
The family just isn't that interesting, and I don't believe half of them could have been the killer. At least in Twin Peaks you could have believed anyone, or any pair of characters was guilty.
What happened to the cop's mother? For someone who grew up in their house, it seems odd that NO ONE kept tabs on her and knew she moved to SF and became a cop. If Tate is so suspicious wouldn't be too difficult for him hire a PI and figure it out.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||01/12/2013|
It's mostly Veronica Mars crossed with Revenge. I watched the debut and didn't really care for it, mostly because you have to take some stupid leaps in logic that no one would think to Google her.
Also, the ex-partner/boyfriend/FBI agent/handler guy seemed like a complete asshole.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||01/12/2013|
I thought it was pretty bad. I agree with r11...Tate Donovan is too OLD to be Victor Garbers son! It would have been more believable if he was his brother. But, I will say, that Megan Goode is gorgeous!
|by Anonymous||reply 13||01/12/2013|
The second episode is worse than the pilot. Poor Victor Garber and Tate Donovan being trapped in this crap.
Garber had some camp lines about his granddaughter's field hockey game- "She's a killer on the field. It's gonna be a blood bath!"
The secretary is really bad. I hope she gets bumped off.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||01/14/2013|
I thought the pilot was really dull. Also, despite being about a wealthy family, the production values were so low that everything looked incredibly cheap. I was gonna give it a few more episodes if I heard it got better, but all the critics (who I believe were sent 4 episodes) said it was bad.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/14/2013|
You're right about it looking cheap. The lifestyles of the rich and famous atmosphere it's trying to evoke is completely missing.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||01/14/2013|
What? No one noticed the one second chair in the first episode?
When they don't notice or even care about continuity, you know it's a half-assed show.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||01/14/2013|
Wes Brown is a beautiful looking man, albeit with chicken legs.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||01/25/2013|
I loved "The Killing". When does this come on?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||01/25/2013|
Tate and Victor are 14-15 years apart.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||01/26/2013|
The blonde broad who plays the wife of Garber's character is good. Not a pretty face but the bitch works out. I liked it that their characters played cards in bed.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||01/26/2013|
It's okay. It's certainly not "The Killing" but I'll probably keep watching.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||01/28/2013|
What a stupid mistake adding John fucking Larroquette to the cast when they could have added a hot older British, German, Australian, Italian or South American man as someone more evil than the weak father and sons.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||01/29/2013|
Mia had a great line last night-"My dad could be Luke Perry or Bill Clinton. I loved Vivian but she really got around."
|by Anonymous||reply 24||02/12/2013|
Anyone else still watching this? They've made it nicely twisty, but Edward is the only one I care a bit about.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||03/12/2013|
I'm still enjoying it and it's twists and turns.
One question though...who was the woman killed last night in the elevator ?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||03/12/2013|
I think it was Edward's wife.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||03/12/2013|
It was Edward's wife Samantha. I like Mia, Joanna, Edward, and Julian. Sophia has grown on me, too. Robert is an evil s.o.b.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||03/12/2013|
Who killed his wife and why ?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||03/12/2013|
I don't know who hired the hitman to killed the wife. I'm guessing Edward will assume his father was behind it, meaning to have Edward killed and botching it, causing Edward to wallow in hate and self recrimination.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||03/13/2013|
The Russian mob killed Edward's wife. The hitman has been following Edward ever since Edward started figure out that Audrey was behind the other murders.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||03/13/2013|
Next week is the season finale. According to the commercial we will find out who killed Vivian.
The show has been picked up for a second season.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||03/13/2013|
No, it hasn't, R32. In fact it's probably toast.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||03/16/2013|
Are you serious, R32? I thought this show was gonzo.
I wish it would come back. I like it a hell of a lot more than the show with Kevin Bacon on Fox, which is said to be the biggest hit of this season.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||03/16/2013|
The ratings for it are far from good enough for a pick-up but NBC has so many problems with its schedule that it wouldn't be a total shock if Deception benefitted from that.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||03/16/2013|
I love this show, been watching it on Hulu. Megan Goode is great in it -- I wasn't really familiar with her before. I hope it gets another season.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||03/16/2013|
It really is so much better than most of these nighttime soaps. It's especially better than REVENGE, which went to cloud cuckoo land with its storytelling early in Season 2. Who knows, maybe we're better off if DECEPTION ends this season. I'm not going to watch it next seasson if it becomes the mess REVENGE has turned into.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||03/17/2013|
OK... the killer was revealed tonight but I'm confused as to why she was murdered.
Can someone explain ?
|by Anonymous||reply 38||03/18/2013|
It's quite good and I just have a huge crush on 'Julian'.
I love how Larroquette plays the deviant jerk who raped his best friend's 16 year old daughter and yet he turns out to be the 'good' guy after all. That tells you how fucked up society really is.
Will Mia be found soon enough to save Larroquette's character with her bone marrow donation? I really do hope the show gets reneviewed or moves to TNT.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||03/19/2013|
R38 With the new info we received last night, I'm guessing it's because Vivian knew how Catherine really died.
I hope the show gets renewed, too. It certainly didn't end on a Series Finale note. And NBC kept describing the ep as the *Season* Finale. So there might be hope.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||03/19/2013|
Fun fact-the guy who played Wyatt had to get surgery on a broken finger after the scene in the market was shot.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||03/19/2013|
Why did the father kill hidfirst wife ?
Was that explained because if it was I missed it ?
|by Anonymous||reply 42||03/19/2013|
R42 Someone said something about Catherine's fortune. Maybe the senator?
|by Anonymous||reply 43||03/19/2013|
The first wife came from money and she had some big life insurance policy which saved Robert's startup company when she died. I assume the death had to be a certain way in order for the insurance company to pay (and Robert to inherit her money). My guess is Chatherine suffered from depression and in order to keep it private she was kept under strict obersavation at the mansion by Joanna's mother and then one day Catherine slipped out and killed herself in some way.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||03/19/2013|
Because of Deception's finale NBC ended up in SEVENTH place on Monday among the networks.
Bye, bye Deception.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||03/21/2013|
TV by the numbers already labeled it "certain cancellation" months ago. I guess the fannies are always the last to know.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||03/21/2013|
Everyone who's ever watched it and pays even a little bit of attention to the ratings has assumed it's DOA, R46.
BUT...NBC referred to the last episode time and time again as the *season* finale rather than the *series* finale. So it's NBC who has not let all hope die for a second season, not ninnyhammer "fannies."
|by Anonymous||reply 47||03/21/2013|
The cast is full of talent, and the writing's been well twisted. It's a shame it hasn't caught on at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||03/21/2013|
Imitation is flattering, but making a success of it ain't as easy as it looks.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||03/21/2013|
I travel all over Europe and have access to literally hundreds of IP addresses.
Trying to ban or block me will only make it worse.
I am harmless.
Get over yourself.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||03/21/2013|
I think the show got better as it went along, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for renewal even though I know it's unlikely. John Laroquette is really enjoyable even if he is a perv! And the cast in general is really strong. Lots of great angles to explore in a second season. What else does NBC have in its arsenal to replace it? Their whole schedule is pretty much a bust.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||03/21/2013|
R51 [quote]And the cast in general is really strong.
Especially Wes Brown, who has been shirted in altogether too many episodes.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||03/21/2013|
Wes Brown has one of the most aesthetically beautiful faces I've ever seen. Gorgeous cheekbones, stunning eyes.
It would seem that in terms of primetime soaps NBC will shift its focus to The Hatfields And The McCoys starring Virginia Madsen and Rebecca DeMornay as the modern day matriarchs of the warring families. Charlize Theron is one of the producers.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||03/21/2013|
I'd like to see a Rebecca DeMornay comeback, though the premise seems iffy.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||03/21/2013|
I hope the new show with Hugh Dancy works for NBC. Every time I see Hugh Dancy, I wish I were Claire Danes (Billy Crudup had the same effect).
|by Anonymous||reply 56||03/21/2013|
NBC has an "aggressive" pilot season in progress to replace the likes of Deception and Smash.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||03/21/2013|
Yeah, this show grew on me. I hope they renew it.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||03/21/2013|
They won't, R58. It will always be known as the show which ended NBC in SEVENTH place the night of its finale. They'll show reruns of Supertrain rather than new ones of Deception.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||03/30/2013|