5 Reasons To Watch Rescue Me on Netflix
1.) If you want a clear cut, blunt force trauma styled tribute to 9/11, you can stop looking and come here. It’s seven seasons and layered with some of the best writing on television but it never forgets where its original aim is pointed. The tragic day in New York launched this show and the series circles back with dignity and honor. Denis Leary(Creator, Writer, Star) screened it at local firehouses in New York.
2.) It can go from comedy to drama in a scene. It will make you laugh one moment and cry the next. Leary’s writing is top notch and that’s because it’s darkly cynical and powerful without being preachy. The fireman here are well versed in bad decisions, heroism and are wack jobs, but in the end, their appeal is versatile.
3.) There are the regular easy to spot and love series moments. A fireman having problems with women. The overweight jokes are there but well written. The storylines are familiar and easy to digest. The show isn’t complex and doesn’t forget that people who watch the show need to see potent yet comfortable material.
4.) Be careful when you are watching this show because that rug you are standing on could be pulled out from under you. Major characters die and they do it without a buildup.
5.) The show never grows tired. In seven seasons and 90 plus episodes, Leary and the gang created something powerful, funny and easy to spread around. You won’t feel anchored to the floor but your attention and eyes will be glued to the screen.
Start watching now on Netflix. All episodes are there. The show wrapped up its run on the 10 year anniversary of 9/11. This is one of those shows that you don’t put in your queue. It gets clicked on right now.