I've put spoilers on this thread, but will put in hidden spoilers for the comparisons. And sorry, I feel this time it's needed.
OK, this is that new show on NBC where an officer cannot drive anymore, and has a Taxi driver drive her around in exchange for clearing his name.
Well, started off decent enough...
It's almost blatantly a ripoff of a certain ABC show IMHO the more I watched it.
What and how it's a rip off are in spoilers right now out of respect for the Pacific Coast watchers.
Click to see Spoiler:It's a ripoff of "Castle" and it's pretty much in your face.
You have the officer (and a detective is an officer, so that doesn't wash as being different) who needs help - oh and SIMILAR first names: Kate Beckett -Castle, Detective Cat Sullivan - This show.
Then you have the non-traditional sidekick - Richard Castle; Leo Romba
You have the hard nose leader of the group - male in Taxi Brooklyn, the current one in "Castle"
You have said leaders give hell to the detective/officers for being non-traditional and punishing them for it.
Both in New York on top of it.
You have the detectives enter into the world of being a detective/officer because someone murdered their parent. Kate - her mother, Cat - her father.
I will say that Leo Romba is actually an interesting character, and I like his claustrophobia. It is an unusual quirk for someone in these movies.
That said, I wouldn't be surprised if ABC is watching this, keeping an eye on it and will most likely put a cease and desist or sue them for infringement. There's too many similarities in content that they may as well say "NBC's version of '(said show)'"
I mean - I will say I didn't like NBC's take on "The Greatest American Hero" with "Greatest American HeroINE" (which BTW, they did buy from ABC back in the mid-'80s, but at least they attempted to be a bit interesting and different in the writing.
This was just a massive disappointment because of what they did IMHO. I won't be watching again.