Four – “The Mob Doctor”
It’s billed as a drama, but it sounds like a sitcom. Dr. Grace Devlin pledges her services to the mob to save the life of her brother, who is in deep. So far, her duties are comprised of slap stick stuff like removing screwdrivers that have been embedded in skulls. The problem is, The Mob Doctor plays it straight, making the laughs all that much more uncomfortable. Sadly, it might have worked as a sitcom.
Reason it will fail: It's a comedy, and doesn't know it.
Five – “Infamous”
Dear NBC: it will take more to replicate ABC’s “Revenge” than a one word title and, well, its plot. Yes it’s a serialized whodunit based around a community of longtime friends, and enemies. The plot apparently takes wild twists each week. Unfortunately it’s a bit too Falcon Crest for my taste, and just about anybody else’s. The creators of Revenge should definitely not be flattered by this imitation, it’s tasteless, colorless, and forced.
Reason it will fail: Has generic cola ever beaten Coke? I'll stick with the real thing.