OMG - who cares???
Ever notice how on show, when the leading character is white, the camera finds any excuse to stay on them 98% of the time, even when they're not really doing anything? Make the lead POC and watch the very opposite happen.
Deception is a very good example of this; there are moments when Meagan Good shows up and I feel momentarily caught off guard, wondering where she came from. I get that the premise is solving Vivian Bowers's murder, which involves getting up close and personal with her family, but this is officially overkill. Um, like...if Joanna's mother was the "head of the household", how come we've seen her twice this whole season, with her screen time totaling about 10 - 15 seconds? What is that about?
Tonight's episode was made tolerable by the reappearance of Ken Leung as the FBI boss Donald Cheng. Love his portrayal. He's tough, sarcastic, and looking awesome rocking the suits and the silver fox do.
Which is precisely what drives me crazy about the show. There is so much potential and it is been wasted right before our eyes. Meagan Good is an undercover cop? Boss. Laz Alonzo as a Fed? Boss. Ken Leung running an FBI office? Flawless victory.
So why isn't this show better? While watching Deception, I get the impression the writers and casting agents are trying to "compensate" for the presence of these three by giving them as little screen time as humanly possible and drowning us in members of the Bowers family, most of whom we (meaning me) can't stand and don't keep track of. Julian is as dogly and lackluster as ever, Mia looks like Keira Knightley 2.0 (which sucks for her), and the two Mrs. Bowerses might as well not exist - they wouldn't at all detract from the show.
But don't just take my word for it....
By the way...Meagan in that green dress? Chocked full of win.