I stayed away from the show RIZZOLI & ISLES
until earlier this year when I got a deal on Season 1.
The promo photos like the one above had led me to think
it was a police procedural made shallow by two plastic leads.
But the series had heart,
humor, and compassion
I decided to try the series of books
on which the show
The heart, friendship, and humor
were not in the books.
The gory details of the murders were
too dominant for me.
The books literally left
The heart of the show was revealed in how it treated the suicide of
Lee Thompson Young who played Detective Frost.
The show dealt with Lee’s death in a way that was not just respectful to the actor
and the role that he had filled in the company of actors, but also to his character.
His desk remained empty except for the action figure he kept there for two seasons afterwards.
Lee's character Frost appeared in spirit in various episodes.
And the sense of his loss was an ongoing theme throughout the remaining four seasons.
If you haven't tried
RIZOLLI & ISLES,
give it a shot.
HAVE YOU EVER STUMBLED
UPON A TV SERIES
AND LOVED IT
TO FIND IT HAD