It’s a truly sad moment to know when your TV radar has failed you. I recall seeing promo’s for the TV series The Unusuals, but since I’m not big on crime shows, I skipped it. It was shortly canceled after only a handful of episodes (such a small amount, I’d call it a SMIDGEN) and I wasn’t bothered in the least.
But now I’m bothered. I’m doubly, tripply bothered. I should have supported the series when it was on, and so should a lot of other people. Because it was a damn good series. I’ve discovered it on Netflix Instant Watch. I’m not quite done watching all of the episodes (and the trickers make all of the episode’s available on Instant Watch except the last episode – so you have to order the last disc no matter what) but I’m completely enamored. It’s an upbeat, fun drama with a seriously stellar cast that includes Amber Tamblyn (Joan of Arcadia), Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker), Harold Perrineau (Lost), and Adam Goldberg (he’s guest starred on half the shows you know.)
In July, right after The Unusuals was added to Netflix Instant Watch it became the #18 most instantly viewed. This canceled series premiered in April 2009 on ABC. There is sadly only ten episodes of this brilliant piece of TV. You can purchase the DVD on Amazon, and hell, re-enact every episode with your friends if you want. It’s such a shame we lost this show. I get upset about losing Veronica Mars, but at least we got three seasons, ya know?
I would go on a crime-spree where I stole every last marshmallowy Peep in NYC if it meant we could go back in time and save this TV series.
The Unusuals Synopsis: Det. Casey Shraeger (Amber Tamblyn) got transferred from Vice to the Second precinct of New York’s Police Department. She’s asked by Sergeant Harvey Brown (Terry Kinney) to clean this precinct. Casey is also teamed up with Det. Jason Walsh (Jeremy Renner) the same night his partner got killed. Afterwards, Walsh and Shraeger begin a quest for the killer of Walsh’s ex-partner. Finally, when she’s not investigating, Casey has to deal with her colleagues who have secrets of their own.