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Webposted: September 18, 2002
By: Kay Kellam

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This fastlane is one I'll gladly spend an hour in -- at full speed... along side the cops!

When I tuned in to Fastlane tonight I did not expect to be adding it to the list of shows I'd like to watch weekly.  It's on after Enterprise, with a simple switch of channels over to Fox and I wasn't sure I would be able to buy Tiffani Thiessen (formerly known as Tiffani-Amber Thiessen of 90210 and Saved by the Bell) as a cop -- much less the Lt. at the helm of this odd crew.  But within minutes in her no-non-sense, but we can still have a touch of fun, portrayal was entertaining me.

Bill Belamy and Peter Facinelli are not perfect partners -- one has just lost his partner and the other is the brother of that dead partner, who doesn't seem as upset about his brother being dead as he is about the fact the murderer got away.  Over the course of the hour we learn these brothers had drifted apart -- about 3000 miles apart, and had never found their way back to one another.  It wasn't that they didn't care, it was that they didn't know how to relate.  In some ways the brothers seem to be two peas in a pod (same favorite expressions and despite their distance they talk about one another a lot) and in other ways they are on opposite sides of the country (one is a purely by the rules go through the system -- he's dead, we're left with the one who will gladly take street justice as justice rather than let a murderer go free.)

I'm not sure where this show  is headed -- or how much of a future it has.  But if the quality of the dialogue stays where it is, then these cops, with a candy store full of expensive toys to make any undercover gig believable will continue to be a lot of fun to watch.  (Of course, with my sense of humor I hope they hit a case where they have to go undercover as homeless guys, and get to spend an episode "dreaming" of all the toys back at the candy store, and bemoaning how far they have fallen!)

(C) Kay Kellam, 2001 for
Prior to having her first novel, A Life to Di For, published author Kay Kellam enjoyed a variety of jobs that helped to shape her outlook on the world, and her profession.   more...


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