I have been catching up with ABC’s The Catch over on Hulu, and I love it so far. It is intriguing and, at the risk of sounding shallow, has a beautifully dressed cast and set. Sue me, but I also love how Nancy Meyers does a beautiful set and cast as well. Last night was the fourth episode (but I haven’t watched it yet, so no spoilers!).
The series is about Alice Vaughan (Mireille Enos), a co-owner of a prestigious PI and security firm and Benjamin Jones (Peter Krause) a con artist. Jones and Vaughan were engaged to be married until Jones takes all of Vaughan’s money and skips out. Now, Vaughan is out to catch him.
The only thing that scares me about this show is that I wonder how long it can actually take her to catch him, meaning, how long can they drag the story out? I like the show and want more, but I don’t want it to turn into ABC’s Revenge, which I loved, but had run its course a least a season before it actually ended.
I loved Enos in AMC and Netflix’s The Killing, but you can barely recognize her in this show based on that. As Detective Linden, she barely wore make-up, but now she is always impeccably dressed and made up. I do think that seeing her in two very different roles has given me a better appreciation for her talent. And many of you will know Krause from Parenthood, which I didn’t really get into. (Please don’t send hate mail!) I watched about one season, and had a hard time letting Lauren Graham not be Lorelai.
If you are looking for a half-day binge watch this weekday, hop over to Hulu and check out The Catch. Then let me know what you thought!