So, sure, it”s a step in the right direction that, while “R&I” series creator Janet Tamaro swears the characters are straight, the show isn”t above winking at the audience with plenty of clues that they aren”t.In an upcoming episode I watched, Rizzoli tries to steer Alexander away from a blue collar love interest with an argument that ends, “And you don”t want to sleep with me… ” and ends with Rizzoli and Isles pretending to be gay to send said love interest on his forlorn way.For the stars of “Rizzoli & isles,” their favorite moments mix the silly and the significant.
and figure out the stories we could tell, what we think could be fun and interesting for these characters," Nash tells This year [there] will definitely be some good emotional strings that we'll be pulling, but they won't have that emotional weight as last year's.
You can't do that two years in a row without feeling heavy-handed and clichéd."Summer preview: Scoop on your favorite returning shows Instead, Season 6 will loosely focus on family, getting right to the point on Tuesday's premiere (9/8c, TNT), when Frankie (Jordan Bridges) is implicated in the shooting of a man on a train platform.
“Rizzoli & Isles” has become the focus of one of those “are they or aren”t they” debates. The blogosphere (especially the lesbian blogosphere) and the mainstream media have buzzed about it, created a drinking game about it and mostly concluded that, despite the protestations of the show”s creator, Harmon”s Rizzoli and Alexander”s Isles were, well, you know.
Before I watched the show, I figured I was going to pontificate about the debate even happening at all.
It”s all a flashback to the days of “Cagney & Lacey,” an Emmy-winning police procedural starring Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless back in the 80s.
Gless was actually hired as a replacement after another actress in the role (Meg Foster) was deemed too aggressive (read: lesbian), and network brass actively pushed for her character to be more conventionally feminine (read: straight).
I”ll be honest – I”d been faintly interested in watching “Rizzoli & Isles,” but I wasn”t completely sold on adding yet another police procedural to my DVR, even one led by two strong actresses (Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander). The show (which kicks off its second season July 11) averaged 8.7 million viewers throughout its first season, a number that many a big four network would covet this time of year (for example, ABC’s “The Bachelorette” has been averaging just over 8.2 million).
But ultimately, that wasn”t what inspired me to finally sit down and watch.
"I do think when you get to the end of the season, you look back and see that the episodes tie together from the perspective of stories. When they do figure out what's going on, it'll take a while to catch the perpetrator.