I’ve now had the chance to view Ironside, and am here to share my thoughts with you.
Where to start… not because I have so much to say, I have so very little to say about Ironside.
It’s not that it’s a bad show, per se. It’s just also not a good show.
Recap of what Ironside is about: Robert Ironside (played by Blair Underwood) is a detective who gets shot and ends up paralyzed from the waist down. That doesn’t stop him from continuing to work as a detective, though, thanks to a lawsuit he filed against the department demanding they let him keep working cases.
Thing is, the pilot shows us how he got shot in the first place, and I have to say it doesn’t seem like he was a great detective beforehand, and he’s still not. He’s one of those “the rules don’t apply to me, screw Miranda rights” kind of cop, plus we’re supposed to think he’s just great because he notices things the other cops don’t, but really it makes me think less that he’s awesome and more that the other cops are even worse.
The COW (case of the week) wasn’t very interesting for a pilot. Blah.
Again, it’s not an awful show, but it’s not a good show. I can see where some people will end up liking it, some people will use it as background noise, and some people will ignore it altogether because I’ve already got enough to watch Wednesdays at 10/9c (The League, American Horror Story: Coven, Nashville, and catching up on the DVR.)