There's nothing at all distinctive or even good about NBC's "The Chase." Sure, it's from Jerry Bruckheimer, but as far as keepers go, it's the Jerry Bruckheimer who brought NBC "E-Ring," not the Jerry Bruckheimer who brought CBS "CSI" and "Without A Trace."
"The Chase" is all action and no brains, a generic procedural about a group of uber-macho US Marshalls in Texas who chase bad guys and kick butt. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but there's just nothing interesting about these particular butt-kicking marshalls.
The star is Kelli Giddish ("All My Children") who plays Marshall Annie Frost, the most stereotyped, super tough butt-kicker in the group. These cowboy cops are so stale they make me depressed (NBC canceled "Life"/"Southland"/"Law & Order" so that we could have the likes of this?!). Frost and her cohorts are always ready with eye roll-worthy one-liners for the perps they wrangle, and like the silliest of cliched TV cops, they chase criminals on foot at full-sprint for miles and never sweat and never get winded. They're like humorless, blue jean-wearing super heroes. And naturally, they hate rookies, they're damaged loners, and they are all cover model beautiful.
Plus, "The Chase" is on opposite the much-anticipated "Hawaii 5-0" reboot on CBS (also the returning "Castle" on ABC), so don't get attached. 'Aloha' also means, 'goodbye' right? Well, aloha, "Chase."
FYI, a much better show about US Marshalls is "Justified" on FX. Or even "In Plain Sight" on USA.
"The Chase" also stars Cole Hauser ("K-Ville") and Jesse Metcalf ("Desperate Housewives").
"The Chase" premieres at 10pm on September 20 on NBC. But seriously, watch "Hawaii 5-0" or "Castle" instead.