Primetime Show Reviews
review by Suzanne
Premieres Tuesday, June 14, at 9/8c on TNT
I really enjoyed the first season of this show, and I'm glad to
see it back. Jason Lee does a great job as Dwight, but really the whole ensemble
cast is great, and the writing is wonderful. It's a lot more than just a cop
show. It has music, and fun, and interesting stuff going on.
The first two episodes of this summer's season are great. Dwight
meets a young woman (an IA detective), and they share a kiss. She looks like she
may be a recurring character. There are some more interesting guest stars
One of the episodes they sent me was about investigating the
death of a fellow officer. Another episode was about robberies of affluent
homes. The cases, of course, are not really the reason to watch the show. The
best part of the show is the characters and their relationships, not only to
each other, but to their city.
Don't worry if you missed the first season...you will not feel
The series stars Jason Lee (My Name Is Earl) as Memphis
detective Dwight Hendricks and Alfre Woodard (Three Rivers) as his no-nonsense
boss, Lt. Tanya Rice, with DJ Qualls (Hustle & Flow) as Officer Davey Sutton,
who considers himself to be Dwight’s protégé and Sam Hennings (The Aviator) as
Dwight’s partner Charlie “Whitehead” White. In the second-season opener of
MEMPHIS BEAT, the squad will be plunged into a case involving the death of an
admired police officer who may have been involved with a white supremacist
group. The case hits home for Dwight, who relates to the young son the officer
left behind. It also introduces Dwight to Claire Ryan (guest star Beau Garrett –
TRON: Legacy), a tough investigator from Internal Affairs.
The exciting season two premiere of the bluesy, guitar-laced
crime drama will premiere Tuesday, June 14, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). Jason Lee (My
Name Is Earl) stars as a Memphis police detective with an intimate connection to
the city, a passion for its music and a very demanding boss. Alfre Woodard (True
Blood) and DJ Qualls (Hustle & Flow) also star.
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