I knew it wouldn’t be long before Chase was cast somewhere – I’m just disappointed he’s being cast in a pilot I have no desire to watch. I don’t see much of an ongoing story based around a fire department. A few arsonists, a few rescues, a few near-death experiences, and what is the second half of the season going to be about? It could work if the job takes second place to the characters’ personal lives, but given that it’s from Dick Wolf (of Law & Order fame), I’m guessing the show will be more of a procedural drama. And expensive to make.
Also, with House ending, I wonder which other actors will show up on How I Met Your Mother. Last season was Jennifer Morrison. This season was Kal Penn. Who’s next, Odette Annable?
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Third Watch and Rescue me had plenty of interesting stories around a fire station. Saying “A few arsonists, a few rescues, a few near-death experiences, and what is the second half of the season going to be about?” is like saying of a show set in a police station “A few murders, a few assaults, a few near-death experiences, and what is the second half of the season going to be about?”
Firefighters do more than just fight fires. They act as paramedics, they attend to car accidents, they respond to chemical spills or toxic hazards, they rescue people trapped in elevators, they’re on the first line of any kind disaster. Add a long-running story arc with a serial arsonist, and there would be plenty of material. How can anyone think the life of a firefighter would be boring, or that their heroic acts would not be worthy of a tv show?
Plus, from the trailers I’ve seen, the series will show much of the comedy and drama that comes from them all living in close quarters in a fire station. And come on, it’s got Jesse Spencer!!!