'Lethal Weapon' Season 1 - TV Review

This review is based on watching episodes 1-9 of 18 in the first season. Each episode is about 45 minutes in length.

I saw this on Netflix, and it made me want to watch the original movie again. But Netflix doesn't have the movie, so I settled for the TV show.

The set-up is pretty much the same: Martin Riggs (Clayne Crawford) is a borderline suicidal detective partnered with the older and saner detective Roger Murtaugh (Damon Wayans). The show fairly quickly fills in the backstory on Riggs: former Navy SEAL, his wife and unborn daughter killed in a car accident leaving him less concerned about his own life than most people. His willingness to step into danger both causes his partner problems and, shall we say, spices up his life.

Wayans and Crawford are charming and funny together. This was worth four or five episodes, which were quite fun. I coasted for another four episodes, but the formula was becoming pronounced enough that I left the show at that point.