Lethal Weapon TV Show is getting mixed reviews right now. Some are liking the fresh take of Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans characters? Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh. But some seem to be looking for the original take on the characters played by Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. That’s the sad part about TV reboots of old movie favorites- you can?t please everyone. But see the full trailer yourself to encourage you to watch the premiere. You’ll find out it’s not as bad as you may think. But then again, you be the judge of that.
So the pilot starts with Riggs who is still haunted by the passing of his pregnant wife. Once in a while, there are references to his being an ex-Navy seal. But they inject humor so often you’ll end up laughing before you can cry about the devastating scenes. Crawford’s acting prowess is surprisingly good. He is charming, and his being a nutcase can actually be appealing.
There are moments though that you’ll see he can really be jerk and can put himself and others in serious jeopardy. But in the end, the show retreats to the lighter side of things. It focuses instead on Riggs aggravating the hell out of Murtaugh. And not only Murtaugh by the way, practically everyone he meets. These includes Trish, Murtaugh’s wife played by Keesha Sharp, and their boss Kevin Rahm who is sick and tired of both Riggs and Murtaugh.
Throw Your Expectations out the Window
So, what’s the advice for Lethal Weapon fans out there? Forget the original movie and the sequels altogether. Gibson and Glover isn’t anywhere near these two guys. And that’s exactly the point the showrunners want to make. They want the TV reboot to stand on its own and not rely so much on the viewer’s nostalgic moments.
The other characters greatly contribute to the storyline as well. Like Jordana Brewster’s police psychologist, Dr. Maureen Hill, and Kevin Rahm’s Captain Avery. They have far better connection with our dynamic duo compared to their film analogues. Trish, Murtaugh’s wife on the
other hand, is now a DA of Los Angeles. This promises a more vibrant interplay among the characters.
So what?s the verdict? Watch it. You?re gonna like it. If you like action, a little bit of drama, lots of laugh and a never-ending banter with Riggs and Murtaugh-watch it! It premiere’s on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. on FOX.