Picks and Pans Review: The Antagonists
Former soap actress Lauren Holly was the only remotely good thing about Andrew Dice Clay's Adventures of Ford Fairlane. David Andrews was the principal reason that Pulaski: The TV Detective was a cult cable favorite. They're the stars of this objectionable new courtroom series.
She's the ambitious prosecutor who likes classical flute. He's the flippant defense attorney who prefers sweaty games of squash. The show's achievements end with that premise and promise.
Neither of the characters is clearly drawn, so Andrews, who in the past has exhibited a scruffy, Don Johnson-esque élan, here is merely smug, and Holly is limited to making faces.
If the scripts improve when this show moves into its regular slot, Thursdays at 9, these two actors might be able to make it into something special. But postpilot writing on a series almost always moves downhill.