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TV Preview: Rosewood

Mandy C. checks out the first episode of Rosewood. SPOILER ALERT: Morris Chestnut goes jogging—shirtless—in the opening scene. (You’re welcome.)

TV Preview: Rosewood

Welcome back to our TV Preview series! In case this is your first time joining the series, let me explain: Over the next couple of months, I’ll be investigating the shows highlighted in our TV Preview: New Friends post, and letting you know—in my humble opinion—what’s worthy of watching live, what can wait until the weekend, what can wait until it’s on Netflix, or what can wait, well, forever.

Warning! Possible spoilers ahead.


Premiered: Sept. 23 on Fox (Watch online.)

Twitter Pitch

Cop meets non-cop w/ a specific set of skills. Instead of a writer, an anthropologist or an ME, this time … he’s a pathologist. #sodifferent

Familiar Faces

Morris Chestnut as Dr. Beaumont Rosewood

Anthony Michael Hall as a Detective Willet

Gabrielle Dennis as Pippy Rosewood

Lorraine Toussaint as Donna Rosewood

Faces That Might Become Familiar (If You Keep Watching)

Anna Konkle as Kathy Fern Clyde

Jaina Lee Ortiz as Annalise Villa

Redeeming Qualities

Regardless of the fact that Rosewood is outwardly extraordinarily self-centered, there’s something charming about his self-awareness. And once his medical history was revealed, his personality made even more sense. I actually really loved his whole family, too; I hope we see more of them as the season goes on.

It's Not Me, It's You

Although it’s set in a different city, and the details are different, the basic plot of Rosewood seems awfully familiar to the plots of Castle, Bones, Forever, etc. In all of these shows, there’s a (somewhat) straight-laced cop who ends up partnering with someone adjacent to the law who has skills that the cop needs to solve his or her cases. We all know where this is going.

Let's Do This Again

I enjoyed the first episode more than I thought I would, but future episodes are really going to have to bring something special to the table to keep me watching.

Did you check out Rosewood? If so, voice your thoughts in the comments!

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Mandy Curtis's photo About the Author: Mandy is a small town girl living in a nerdy world, or—if you want to get literal—an editor/writer living in Austin, TX. In addition to yearning for YA books—the more dystopian or fantastical, the better—she can also be found swooning over superheroes, dreaming of The Doctor and grinning at GIFs.