I’m trying as hard as I can to include Trust Me into the Land of Punt.
The new TNT drama stars Ed Cavanagh and Eric McCormack as best friends and Chicago ad-men who spend their day whining about their awesome jobs.
By the way, it’s from the same team that brought you The Closer and Nip/Tuck.
I’m a big fan of Cavanagh and a huge fan of McCormack.
Even though I’m a viral, heterosexual male, who’s bedded at least a quarter-dozen women, I have a little man crush on the former Will and Grace star. Although my roommate and antiquing partner Steve claims it’s a big man crush but what does he know.
However, Trust Me has some serious issues.
Did I mention it’s from the same team that brought you The Closer and Nip/Tuck?
The most glaring of which is the show desperate attempt at realistic drama. It’s very difficult, after watching eight different CSI and Law and Order shows, not to mention a dozen other life-and-death dramas, to listen to Cavanagh and McCormack moan about the stubbornness of some multi-million dollar client.
Add the fact that 10% of Americans don’t have jobs and you want to slap the duo every time they complain about a client rejecting their 3-word tagline.
It reminds me a lot of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Yes there was some good stuff, but who cares about the trails of a comedy show in the middle of a war and a recession.
Trust me has nothing to do with Studio 60, instead it’s from the same team that brought you The Closer and Nip/Tuck.
Fortunately, there are enough moments (albeit few and far between) of solid interplay between Cavanagh and McCormack to save the show.
Co-stars Monica Potter plays the talented but socially awkward copywriter that despite being extremely attractive can’t seem to have a lasting relationship (cry me a river). Her character is completely unlikable to everyone on and off the screen.
Griffin Dunn plays the disagreeable boss. Not the boss you love to hate, just the boss you hate. Why? Because he’s just like your own boss!
There are a couple of other characters but they’re so thin they aren’t even worth mentioning.
Same team! The Closer! Nip/Tuck!
Even though TNT has aired only a handful of episodes, Trust Me has faltered more then it delivered. However, the likability of McCormack and Cavanagh will keep me tuning in to TNT. And every time I do I will be hoping the team that brought us The Closer and Nip/Tuck will finally get it right.
Trust Me does not make it into the Land of Punt.