Las Vegas: Season 3
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Caan is a joy to watch as he chews up the scenery. Interviewing a prospective new employee, he admonishes the recruit to never again refer to him as "Mr. Ed" if he wants to be seriously considered for the position. In a sly nod to his work in The Godfather films, Ed also says he has no idea who Sonny Corleone is. While Duhamel and Lesure exude charm and charisma, as does Vanessa Marcil as the Montecito's feisty casino hostess, some of the other actors don't fare as well. Supermodel Molly Sims, who portrays Ed's daughter Delinda, is a beauty but her acting is still a little stiff. The same goes for Nikki Cox, who plays good girl Mary, as well as Cheryl Ladd (who's saddled with a thankless role as Ed's somewhat annoying wife). Airing during the 2005-2006 television season, Las Vegas attracted its share of celebrity guest stars, including Dean Cain, Rachael Leigh Cook, and a charming Jerry O'Connell, who reprises his Crossing Jordan character here. But leave it to Lara Flynn Boyle to add some umph to the show. Her final episode is one of the series' most unrealistic ever--but also one of the funniest and most memorable. Let's just say she gives the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz a run for her money. --Jae-Ha Kim
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Anyway, after Monice died tragically stupid, she's replaced as the new owner by Dean Cain who plays Sam's ex-husband. He's some-what annoying and no where near as entertaining as Lara Flynn Boyle was. While it also bugged me that there's no mention of Nessa after awhile. After she leaves to go see her sister along with Delinda in the 2nd season finale, it's left off with someone after her. They never got into what happened next. In the beginning of season 3, Ed's just seen looking at a picture of her and Mike's talking about how he had a chance with her. So I had a problem with that but it was still an entertaining show with a lot of energy, despite it's flaws. Hell, I wish it was never canceled!
Seasons one and two were extraordinary. I have a couple of quibbles with all the celebrity guests who show up just to show up, but that was a minor nit and I really liked almost every single episode of those seasons. Season three, just somehow seems to have lost something to the formula. It's really hard for me to explain, but it's just sort of like all the characters don't quite fit into the same overall plot for an episode sometimes. Just somehow the cohesion isn't quite right at times. That's not to say the episodes are still enjoyable, it just seems at times they try to get to many different plots at the same time and had to give short shrift to a few.
For anyone who's not really familiar with the show, you should really start with seasons one and/or two or you are probably going to be lost. The basic plot is that it's a casino in Las Vegas it's run by the characters shown on the box as department heads. The casinos brought under new management and they have to deal with that for most of the first half. Then they have some other issues in the second half of the season but I can't get into without spoiling it. Picture sort of a drama/comedy/detective show set in a casino where any number of crazy people and visiting. Don't think too hard and you'll have a lot of fun.
I would still suggest this season to anybody who's a fan of the show. I got a great deal of enjoyment out of it.
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all good--exactly what I thought it would be. There was nudity is some episodes ( not by any of the stars though)so when they say "uncut" they really mean itPublished 13 days ago by Paul Murany
Great series. production was shut down after just 5 seasons and it shouldn't have been.Published 4 months ago by shawn gagnon