As there wasn’t a new episode of CBS’ The Inspectors airing November 5, I decided to talk about Season 2 from what we’ve seen so far.
The Inspectors is one of those rare television shows that entertains as it informs. Wrapped in a tightly written and well acted half hour package, it’s the special delivery from the network that viewers are happy to have received.
In Season One of The Inspectors, we were introduced to the characters. Postal Inspectors Amanda Wainwright (Jessica Lundy) and Mitch Ohlmeyer (Terry Serpico) work to bring perpetrators of crimes involving the mail to justice. Amanda’s son Preston (Bret Green) is an intern in the crime lab who doesn’t let being physically challenged deter him from meeting life’s challenges. His friends are Veronica (Erica Sanchez) and Noah (Harrison Knight). The trio attend Jamestown University. Veronica wants to pursue journalism and singing while Noah has an interest in film making. At the end of the first season, Preston admitted his feelings for Veronica, who had accepted a summer internship in Italy.
As Season Two began, Veronica returned from her internship but she and Preston were worried that if they pursued a romantic relationship what would happen to their friendship if the romance didn’t work out.
What I have found about The Inspectors in Season Two is that the show has been better at focusing on the emotions of the characters while investigating the cases. “Casey Gets Pinned,” “The Art of Stand-Up,” and “The One That Got Away” were three episodes that I found to be outstanding. In these ones, dangerous illegal drugs, art forgery and a scammer involved with fraud were the cases but the themes involved speaking up to save a friend from danger, not being afraid to try something new and not letting the fear of uncertainty hold you back. Both Amanda and Preston were tested to push forward. It should also be noted that “The One That Got Away” was the second directorial outing for Terry Serpico, who plays Mitch. Serpico has a talent in front and behind the camera and knows what to do to bring out the best in his co-stars when he directs.
It is my hope that more people will tune into The Inspectors and take away the information it so excellently provides. This is a show that deserves more exposure. The Inspectors is like that good book you may not know about but once you discover it, you can’t put it down. It is a dream show so it’s appropriate that it’s part of CBS Dream Team of Saturday morning programming.
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