Necessary Roughness – Jumping The Shark

I don’t watch most chick shows, but there are some that suck me in, usually against my will, I swear.  Enter Necessary Roughness.

General housekeeping note.  Before I write about any chick show that I routinely watch and enjoy, I always make sure to secure my man card at a secure offsite location.  I know how you people think now, and it disturbs me a little.

Anyway, the series centers on a divorcee who in order to make ends meet, gets a job as a therapist for the local pro football team.  Her dilemma reminds me of what I think is wrong with America.  Why doesn’t everyone who needs a job just go to their local pro sports team and get an incredibly high paying and ridiculously important position.  Come on people, pull yourself up by your own bootstraps for a change.

(editors note:  this does not apply to Chicago baseball as we don’t currently have any pro teams located in the city.  You have to travel about 4 hours south to St. Louis to find the closest pro baseball team)

So clearly I’ve buried the lead past the break.  I figured that the only people reading at this point are hardcore Necessary Roughness fans anyway.

The season finale was last night and as of yet, there is no word on whether the show will be back for a 4th season.  Last year, USA didn’t announce that there would be a 3rd season until January, so we might have to wait a few months to see.  If it is cancelled though, I am 100% correct about this show running it’s course.

So what made the show jump the shark?  The show succumbed to same issue that hundreds of shows before it have faced.  The will they or won’t they get together dilemma. Necessary Roughness jumped that shark last night when two of the main characters hooked up.  The characters – the emotionally fragile therapist and the emotionally distant former special forces team fixer.

As with most shows, the tension between the characters is more interesting than when they actually get together.  Especially in this case where the characters are so completely different, making it hard to imagine what they would do with them next year.

So that’s it for this week’s edition of shows the ladies and Midwest Mo like.

1 Comment on Necessary Roughness – Jumping The Shark

  1. Another Midwest Mike // August 23, 2013 at 4:45 am //

    Your man card has been discovered and revoked.

    But, your analysis sounds good. Of course, I can’t say for sure because I would never watch such a girly show.

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