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NBC's new "Deception" has an interesting story but a lackluster cast in new whodunit tale
Bad call: Meagan Good has little spark as show's lead.
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By Rob Hedelt
Into this mix toss the Bowers son who Good once had a romance with, the FBI agent who was sweet on her and still may be, and a teen-age Bowers girl who may be the victim's sister.
Or her daughter, depending on whom you choose to believe.
The problem with this show, as it is with "Revenge," is that it's hard to keep these "person posing as someone else" shows going.
How long before someone in the Bowers family--probably the nasty older son, Edward, played by Tate Donovan--gets proof that the sweet Joanna isn't hanging around for old time's sake.
And as things get more complicated and, probably, more dangerous and twisted, how can anyone believe that a reasonable detective would stay under cover?
Of course, I said the same about the challenge facing "Revenge" and it's still on the air.
Given the less-interesting cast in this one, I'm not sure that will be true as the season continues.
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WANT TO WATCH?What: "Deception" When: Mondays at 10 Where: NBC