Sunday, September 8, 2013
‘Do No Harm,’ ‘666 Park Avenue’ get fitting endings
On Saturday, NBC finished the 13-episode run of “Do No Harm,” a modern take on “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” The show was canceled in February after just two episodes aired. The premiere was the lowest-rated in-season broadcast scripted series debut in modern history, EW reported.
I caught up on the show when NBC aired the remaining episodes starting in June.
“Do No Harm” was an interesting failure. I enjoyed the intellectual aspects of the struggle between Dr. Jason Cole and Ian Price, the two alternate personalities of the character played by Steven Pasquale. But the show lacked a sense of fun. And I didn’t find the evil side of Pasquale’s character to be very entertaining.
Still, the show kept my interest and I found the twist ending quite satisfying.
ABC’s supernatural drama “666 Park Avenue” ended its 13-episode run in mid-July. The haunted condo series suffered from meandering plot lines, cheesy special effects and pulled punches. It needed to be much scarier to work. Being on broadcast TV didn’t help it any. Compared with FX channel’s superior “American Horror Story,” “666 Park Avenue” was tame.
But I still enjoyed “666 Park Avenue” and appreciated the finale, which reminded me of “Rosemary’s Baby.”
While ABC aired the final episodes of “666 Park Avenue,” it didn’t extend the same courtesy to edgy sitcom “Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23.” It canceled the show after airing 11 episodes of its second season. Eight remaining episodes remain unaired, although it did post them to ABC.com and Hulu for a time. The episodes are still available for purchase from Apple’s iTunes.
“Do No Harm” page on Wikipedia.
NBC’s official “Do No Harm” website.
“666 Park Avenue” page on Wikipedia.
“Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23” page on Wikipedia.