Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr. (Morris Chestnut)

Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr. (Morris Chestnut)

Rosewood is an American television series created by Todd Harthan, starring Morris Chestnut as Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr., a private pathologist working in Miami, Florida, in high demand with law enforcement. Wikipedia

Morris Chestnut is awesome but I am not sure he can save Rosewood!

My rule has always been watch a few episodes before reviewing a show. The pilot was tediously filled with overly used, beat to death  clichés. The bickering with his future police partner had me too annoyed/bored to finish the Rosewood pilot. I have no reason to believe I would watch another episode.

Then. Fox promos referenced glowing reviews for Rosewood. I started to worry my brain was going soft.  I started reading reviews when I couldn’t sleep. They were so funny my laughing woke my husband and both cats.

These are the reviews I found. It turns out my brain may not be going soft.

Rosewood is a pathologist, USA Today writer ‘s clever and true title: ‘Rosewood’ is pathologically dumb  This article is such a jewel it took a great deal of time to decide on this quote to represent it. “We don’t expect shows like Rosewood to reflect the real world, but now and then shouldn’t they pretend a real world exists?
That would seem to be the least they can do.” More

Morris Chestnut plays a private pathologist doing generic things in Miami.

Rosewood, Morris Chestnut

Morris Chestnut is Rosewood a brilliant private pathologist that helps the Miami PD solve its toughest cases.

The Rosewood review by at IGN. I had tears in my eyes by the end of his article. “I found myself rooting for whoever it was that killed young Nora (this episode’s corpse) over Rosewood and his fancy lab (a meticulous, ridiculous high-tech haven that puts SHIELD’s operation to shame). I was also most certainly rooting for Rosewood’s many many ailments to take his life before the closing credits.” More

A more favorable review from James Poniewozik at The New York Times ends with “Even viewers looking for a low-attention-required procedural may find “Rosewood” played-out and mediocre.” More

Another Rosewood review with plenty of good lines to quotes come from Mark Peikert at The Wrap “At its best, it offers its audience the chance to feel smarter than its characters. For anyone who is repulsed by the quantity of quality TV currently airing, the opportunity to remain four steps ahead of allegedly brilliant characters could be seductive.” More

Rosewood’ Review: Hot Doctor In A Lukewarm Show by Ken Tucker on Yahoo.com sums it up nicely. “It’s like Burn Notice meets Royal Pains interrupted by Cops.” More

Morris Chestnut is a talented and gorgeous actor that deserves better lines. It would also help if Rosewood was actually shot in Miami. It is obvious that they are in southern CA.

Rosewood has an excellent cast and the show has to get better.