I just watched the second episode of 666 Park Avenue and I'm getting the "lure" vibe from Vanessa Williams's character. She was cast as Olivia Doran simply to make people like us tune in.
Fashion tip from Moi: when a series premieres co-starring a woman like Vanessa Williams - with all her accomplishments - we need to know her role on the show at least by the second episode. This episode told us nothing. She showed up, chatted, looked stunning, and did nothing. Said nothing important. She's Gavin Doran's trophy wife who just so happens to still look stunning after all these years.
Like I said before...I'm not liking this.
We need more than this. When we get meaningless scraps like this, my alarm bells start ringing. My mind flashes back to that shit-tastic episode of The Vampire Diaries where Gina Torres, Perfection Herself, guest-starred and got axed.
You remember that old Chris Rock joke about niggas robbing you and then coming over the next day saying, "I heard you got robbed"?
Nona warns the protagonist that there's a thief in the building. Meanwhile, she's the person who's been nicking people's personal items in order to get visions of their being in trouble. *blink*
Um...she has a psychic gift. That's great and interesting and all, but gifts don't make up for a glaring lack of purpose.
I need to see some improvement soon, otherwise someone else will have to keep tabs on this show. There's no fleshing out of these characters, and they've got insufficient screen time. Verdict so far? Fail of epic proportions.