John Stamos (ER, Glee) will star as the lead of I Am Victor, an NBC TV drama based on an upcoming novel by the Norwegian best-selling crime novelist, Jo Nesbo. Written by Mark Goffman (House), it centers on Victor Port (Stamos), a high powered divorce attorney with a unique view of relationships who says what most people think, but dare not say. I am Victor will be based on Nesbo’s book and has been described as “House as a divorce attorney”.
Flashes of eye contact in the interview room. Flirty smiles in the fingerprint lab. Lingering glances over rotting, bullet-ridden corpses. Secret, passionate feelings about colleagues are pretty commonplace on TV crime shows, aren’t they? It’s almost as if a good detective can’t function unless they have unresolved lustings towards their partner. We’ve pulled together a list of our top ten favourite crime solving couples who juggle tracking down bad guys with amorous intrigue. Has your favourite duo made the list? (Warning: may contain some spoilers and properly soppy romance) 10. Wayne Rigsby & Grace Van Pelt The Mentalist The Mentalist simply sizzles with sexual chemistry. Our hero Patrick Jane and Special Agent Theresa Lisbon have the classic love/hate relationship that drives so many great cop shows (and you know they secretly fancy each other…). But it’s Rigsby (no, not Rising Damp‘s Rigsby!) and Van Pelt that have the most repressed feelings towards each other. Well, they did. Until – like in Jonathan Creek and Moonlighting – they got it on, then off, then on again.
Jo Nesbo, the Norwegian bestselling crime novelist, has been signed up for a pilot TV drama I am Victor by NBC in the US. I am Victor will be based on Nesbo’s book and has been described as “House as a divorce attorney”. Victor Port, a high-powered divorce lawyer, is the central character.
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