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Old 02-08-21, 12:49 PM
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Re: The Equalizer starring... Queen Latifah (CBS) - premieres 2/7/21

I ended up watching it on CBS All-Access last night. I thought it was okay. It's pretty much a 90's style action procedural. And yeah I did see some similarities to Person of Interest. Nothing really innovative. Bringing in Chris Noth as the 2nd lead was probably a good idea. Queen Latifah is a decent actress, but she couldn't carry this by herself. I read an article that said they designed this show to be lighter than the Denzel movies.

McCall's daughter was kind of annoying, but maybe that heart to heart chat they had at the end will tone her down. For the 1st episode to try to bring people in, I did think the villain of the week was kind of lame. Just an evil tech guy.
Old 02-09-21, 02:04 AM
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Re: The Equalizer starring... Queen Latifah (CBS) - premieres 2/7/21

The Equalizer: Episode 1 - FREE

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Old 02-09-21, 07:44 AM
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Re: The Equalizer starring... Queen Latifah (CBS) - premieres 2/7/21

Generic but not bad. As expected the "action" sequences with QL were cut to be quick close-ups to avoid making her do too much. Always been a fan of hers so I'll stick around for a while.

Funny that they cast the cop with an actor who looks/sounds/tries to be like Denzel.
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Re: The Equalizer starring... Queen Latifah (CBS) - premieres 2/7/21

It doesn't hurt that it's on Sundays @ 8PM as the lead in to NCIS-LA. The competition this Sunday on Networks are American Idol (ABC), The Wall (NBC), Batwoman (CW) and The Simpsons/The North (FOX). That will get people tuning in for the 2nd episode.
Me, I'm torn. I almost liked Batwoman last season, this season just hasn't resonated. Equalizer was Ok but not an attention grabber. I'm not into reality shows or game shows. I haven't watched The Simpson in several years and I've never watched The North. So I'll probably watch 1 and tape the other for some reason. Most likely I'll watch the Equalizer since I can just leave it on that channel for the evening as I do like me some NCIS.
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Re: The Equalizer starring... Queen Latifah (CBS) - premieres 2/7/21

I thought it was okay and want to give it a shot and will continue to watch. I like the mix of QL doing the Mom thing and the equalizing thing in the show.
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Re: The Equalizer starring... Queen Latifah (CBS) - premieres 2/7/21

Reminded me too much of the recent tv show "Taken", not in helping the little guy, but a team of three (adam goldberg played a computer hacker on the Taken show as well) covert ops type team. It was okay and the detective was the football quarterback that owed The Rocks boss money from "The Run Down". Don't think I've seen him in anything else and if I did I don't remember. He did a decent job. I'll watch.
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Re: The Equalizer starring... Queen Latifah (CBS) - premieres 2/7/21

Originally Posted by pelenor View Post
Reminded me too much of the recent tv show "Taken", not in helping the little guy, but a team of three (adam goldberg played a computer hacker on the Taken show as well) covert ops type team. It was okay and the detective was the football quarterback that owed The Rocks boss money from "The Run Down". Don't think I've seen him in anything else and if I did I don't remember. He did a decent job. I'll watch.
That Detective is Tory Kittles - I saw him first in Colony - he comes off as a discount Denzel Washington to me, which is ironic considering...
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Re: The Equalizer starring... Queen Latifah (CBS) - premieres 2/7/21

https://deadline.com/2021/03/the-equ...ah-1234709916/

The Queen will be back another season. Renewed.
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Re: The Equalizer starring... Queen Latifah (CBS) - premieres 2/7/21

After watching the first episode I completely forgot this was even a show.
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Re: The Equalizer starring... Queen Latifah (CBS) - premieres 2/7/21

I think 4 have aired now. I need to catch up with the last 3.
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Re: The Equalizer starring... Queen Latifah (CBS) - premieres 2/7/21

I'm enjoying it well enough to stick around. Her and her team have good chemistry on screen. Nice seeing Adam Goldberg on screen again as well.
Old 03-09-21, 05:01 PM
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Re: The Equalizer starring... Queen Latifah (CBS) - premieres 2/7/21

It's a solid procedural.
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Old 03-12-21, 01:53 AM
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Re: The Equalizer starring... Queen Latifah (CBS) - premieres 2/7/21

I'm now caught up. The latest episode from 2/28 was great. Nice little caper episode. It felt like an episode of Leverage. And they actually gave Chris Noth more to do. Latifah, Lapira and Goldberg have good chemistry and they are occasionally funny.

Looks like the show is on hiatus until the 28th. Since the show started so late, I don't think they're going to order more episodes. I think it's 13 and done this season.
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Re: The Equalizer starring... Queen Latifah (CBS) - premieres 2/7/21

Episode 5 was good. Got a good laugh out of the coder quoting War Gams when he hacked into NORAD.
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Re: The Equalizer starring... Queen Latifah (CBS) - premieres 2/7/21

Chris Noth fired


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Re: The Equalizer starring... Queen Latifah (CBS) - premieres 2/7/21

Eh, he was okay in this, but the character can be filled by pretty much any actor or actress.
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Re: The Equalizer starring... Queen Latifah (CBS) - premieres 2/7/21

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Eh, he was okay in this, but the character can be filled by pretty much any actor or actress.
I don't know if you keep up with this show, but he doesn't even appear that often. He appears every other episode and his scenes are small. He's supposed to be McCall's colleague from the CIA, who has many connections, but he's easily replaceable.
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Re: The Equalizer starring... Queen Latifah (CBS) - premieres 2/7/21

I watch it, and hence my comments. They can bring in any former friend who’s still in the company. This show is a guilty pleasure for me.
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Old 12-20-21, 10:33 PM
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Re: The Equalizer starring... Queen Latifah (CBS) - premieres 2/7/21

I feel they could replace him and a lot of people would hardly notice. Just not on THAT much.
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Re: The Equalizer starring... Queen Latifah (CBS) - premieres 2/7/21

And Just Like That... Noth's out.
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Old 12-21-21, 03:39 AM
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Re: The Equalizer starring... Queen Latifah (CBS) - premieres 2/7/21

I liked the character but agree that the actor is replaceable. Given the events of the last aired episode, it's easy to imagine a scenario where the character would have been bounced by the CIA.
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Re: The Equalizer starring... Queen Latifah (CBS) - premieres 2/7/21

So last night they officially wrote out Chris Noth’s Bishop. He was killed off off-camera.

But he hasn’t appeared in many weeks. I think the series will be fine. Latifah, Goldberg and Lapira are handling their own just fine.
Old 05-06-22, 04:01 AM
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Re: The Equalizer starring... Queen Latifah (CBS) - premieres 2/7/21

I don't know if anyone else is watching and enjoying this show like I am but it's been renewed for two seasons.

https://shadowandact.com/the-equaliz...3-and-4-at-cbs
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Re: The Equalizer starring... Queen Latifah (CBS) - premieres 2/7/21

Good news. It's silly but wife and I still enjoy it.
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Re: The Equalizer starring... Queen Latifah (CBS) - premieres 2/7/21

My wife and I still watch but I feel like it hasn't been that great lately. And yes, this show is pretty ridiculous sometimes.

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