Monday, June 10, 2013

New Series Premiere: King & Maxwell

I wrote about this new show a few weeks ago, but thought it worth examining more in-depth since it premiers tonight.

Tonight, TNT will premiere King & Maxwell, a new private eye drama with romantic overtones. The show stars Jon Tenney (Fritz from The Closer andMajor Crimes) and Rebecca Romijn (Alexis Meade from Ugly Betty).

The main characters, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, are based on characters created by David Baldacci who appear in his novelsSplit Second, Hour Game, Simple GeniusFirst Family, and The Sixth Man.  

Both are former Secret Service agents who made huge mistakes that ended their careers. Recovering alcoholic Sean King’s mistake occurred when the presidential candidate he was protecting was assassinated. Yikes. Not sure how you get over that one. Former Olympic athlete, Michelle Maxwell’s charge disappeared on her. Still, not great to lose the man you are protecting.

Past failures and their release from the Secret Service don’t stop them from fighting crime on their own and that’s where this show starts. I can see both characters doing anything to find the bad guys, having failed so spectacularly in the past.

[Second time’s the charm?] 


  1. I can't wait to see this. I am a big fan of the book series.

  2. Thank you for reminding me. I had this on my radar but it crept up on me and isn't in the DVR yet. As usual, MP saves the day.