Just watched the pilot of “Trust Me,” and while promising, it falls into a few traps:
- too much mugging, especially on the part of Tom Cavanaugh… the man never met a line he couldn’t overact.
- cliched client pitches - namely the moment when the creative, standing in front of the client and all his ad agency enemies, suddenly gets a great idea, wings it, everyone is confused at first, he gets to the end, there’s a long pause… and client loves it! man, they pulled that back in “Nothing in Common” with Tom Hanks.
- the killer copywriter played by Monica Potter pitches a “talking thumbs” campaign and thinks it’s award-caliber. yeesh.
- somebody learns something about something… that just doesn’t happen in real life.
I will give it a shot and watch a few more episodes, but they gotta reign Tom Cavanaugh in or I’ll shoot the television. All that said, Griffin Dunne as the Group Creative Director is superb - sweet and sensitive one minute, screaming maniac the next.