And again, with the disclaimer that I do not think Chuck's fate is directly tied to the fate of Southland, I know that many Chuck fans do not share my view. Here's Broadcasting & Cable's 90 second review.
If that left a bad taste in the mouths of Chuck fans, here's a little something that might help offset it:
The Unusuals is light, Southland is dark. And where The Unusuals is ultimately unsuccessful in its attempts to entertain, Southland is unbearable — a pretentious, foul-mouthed, overly arty chore that will leave you with a headache should you linger too long.
I suspect there will be more interest in the Thursday night ratings on Friday morning than there has been in a while...