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January 8, 2014

Top thirty crime procedurals, #22: Standoff

Filed under: Our Favorites, Television and/or Movies — Tony Demchak @ 6:36 am

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Basic premise: FBI hostage negotiators, who can’t negotiate… with their love! (Cue cheesy music.) [And by the way, it's totally more lust than love.]

Why it’s here: A show focusing on hostage negotiations was really unique for the genre. Rob Livingston is underrated as an actor, and we get the ubiquitous Gina Torres as well. Plus, the female lead (Rosemarie DeWitt) is super cute.

Why it isn’t higher: Partly because it got cancelled, and partly because the personal stuff was really, really distracting. The show never could quite decide if it should be a cop show or a romance.

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