Instinct (Not Mine)

The wife and I have been watching CBS’ Instinct. We both love crime dramas, and this fits the bill.

Former CIA operative is lured back to his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer. Dr. Dylan Reinhart (Alan Cumming) is a gifted author and university professor living a quiet life teaching psychopathic behavior to packed classes of adoring students. But when top NYPD detective Lizzie Needham (Bojana Novakovic) appeals to him to help her catch a serial murderer who is using Dylan’s first book as a tutorial, Dylan is compelled by the case, comes out of retirement and taps into his old skill set. Though Dylan and Lizzie initially clash, when it comes to catching killers, they realize they will make an ideal team if they both trust their instincts. Based on the James Patterson book.

I love everything about the series. The partnership of the leads and the writing are top-notch.

Alan Cummings character being a gay lead in a married relationship, is written into the show and not forced. It’s not there as a push but more of a way to tell the story normally. I’m having a hard time coming up with the words to express this. It’s not something I would usually watch, but the parts are played so well and not forced that the relationship between Dylan and Andy is enjoyable to watch develop.

It also helps that Naveen Andrews is in the cast, and he was one of my absolute favorite LOST castaways. I just like the guys style.

Bojana Novakovic is easy on the eyes and very funny in a sarcastic sort of way. Her pairing with Cummings plays extremely well.

The show puts me in mind of Elementary which may be a part of its downfall. Maybe it’s a little too close to the previous show.

Unfortunately, we are wrapping up our watch on this. Not because we’ve binged it, but because it was canceled. The ratings weren’t there for it to continue, and it’s not likely that any of the streaming services will revive it.

It will soon be time to find a new show for us.

That’s it. That’s the post.


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