LAX, the TV series
Anyone else catch LAX, the new TV series, last night? I thought it was good & has potential. New shows usually take a while to get established, so any time the pilot episode is good, I take notice.
Get it- pilot episode?
It's an hour-long drama (with a decent amount of comedy) about the inner workings of Los Angeles Int'l Airport, starring Heather Locklear and Blair Underwood.
It's a change of pace from many drama shows that follow a set formula (cops, lawyers, hospitals). If you've ever read an Arthur Hailey novel about the inner workings of an industry (Hotel, Airport, etc), it might remind you of that. It's also like current shows such as Las Vegas, which show what goes on behind the scenes of a certain place.
Some of the subplots last night:
-Airport director dies, & the Locklear & Underwood characters both try to get the newly vacant job. Lots of jockeying between the two.
-Drunk Serbian airline pilots try to take off; the others try to stop them.
-Suspicious luggage left in terminal brings out the bomb squad.
-Woman arrives from Asia with one-way ticket to meet man who had visited her country, thinking they will get married. Will he show up? Or will she wind up with airport security guy she flirts with?
-Dog escapes from baggage & creates comic relief.
-Governor's plane is arriving & people are scrambling.
If you saw the show, post your comments about it here, good or bad.