Well hello! Would you look at that – we made it to Thursday! You’re all looking bright eyed and upbeat and – does anyone else not have a voice this morning? No? Just me? Huh. Interesting.
Never mind; I don’t need to talk today. We can just look. (Apologies in advance to my male readers: you guys can just scroll down a bit and then we’ll get to the playing cops and robbers part of the post. Stick with me though, it’s a really good game of cops and robbers, I promise). Meanwhile: ladies, are we ready?
Whew! See? No words needed.
Now, on to the promised cops and robbers portion of our day. As you may have guessed from the impeccably groomed nature of the gentlemen above, today’s Television Show You’ve Never Heard of is brought to you by the USA network. The USA network is known for its “blue sky” format, of which I am an unabashed fan. (Five previously profiled Favourites air on USA). We all know that amb likes her summer television to be attractive, escapist fare, and “Graceland” is no different.
Yes, everyone’s well coiffed and well dressed and well lit (that sunshine really sparkles in LA!) but they’re also a little darker, a little deeper, and a little more devious than the folks who are usually on USA. “Graceland” refers to a (supposedly real) house that was seized from a drug dealer (who had a very big thing for Elvis) that the government took over in 1992. FBI, DEA, and ICE agent all live together in the house and run undercover operations out of it. And none of them are exactly what you would call model employees, either. Which means that, to quote one of my favourite fictional characters, “Everybody Lies.”
“Graceland” is grittier, and steamier, and seamier, than my usual summer programming. Unlike other USA shows, it’s serialized, so there’s an overarching mystery that’s going to unfold over the summer’s ten episode run. Which means there’s lots of time for everyone to get their stories straight … and then lie some more.
Graceland airs on Thursday nights at 10, on USA Network is the States and on Bravo here in Canada. In the meantime, I promise I won’t lie to you, and we’ll have some very true words here tomorrow, for WoW Friday. I can’t wait to see you then!