A Few Thoughts on "Detroit 1-8-7"
If I use Facebook, Twitter and other social media as my guide, "Detroit 1-8-7" wasn't half bad. Most Detroit-area residents were pleased with the premiere episode, which ran Tuesday night on ABC. And many of them said they will follow the series, setting their DVRs in hopes of finding more to like in the months to come.
I'm in the same boat. The first show was not bad. I generally like the characters, the way the stories were set up and the overall theme of the show. I loved the Motown and other Detroit-related music. And I appreciated any local sight and sound. I want more, more, MORE about Detroit.
ABC Producers: Get real with local story lines. Get lots of local actors. Put in as many "Detroit" scenes as you can. Give the show more than a title; give it a Detroit soul.