The Unusuals

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  • TV-14
  • 2009
  • 1 Season
  • 7.9  (5,506)

The Unusuals is an American television series that aired on ABC in 2009. The show is a police procedural drama that follows the daily work of detectives in a New York City precinct that handles unusual cases, emphasizing on dark humor and surrealism. The series features a compelling cast of actors, including Amber Tamblyn as Det. Casey Shraeger, a former vice detective who has been recently transferred to the homicide unit after her partner's death. Jeremy Renner as Det. Jason Walsh, a hardened detective who is hiding a secret that could ruin his career. Harold Perrineau as Det. Leo Banks, a detective plagued with a brain tumor who is determined to solve one last mystery before his time is up. Adam Goldberg as Det. Eric Delahoy, a germaphobe detective who is always wearing gloves and hiding behind complex conspiracy theories. Terry Kinney as Sgt. Harvey Brown, the gruff and no-nonsense sergeant who leads the department. Joshua Close as Det. Henry Cole, a detective with a shady past who is trying to rebuild his life while balancing his job and his relationship. Monique Gabriela Curnen as Det. Allison Beaumont, a tough detective who is the voice of reason and common sense in the department.

The show's premise is unique in that the detectives in the precinct usually handle strange cases that are not always typical for a police procedural. The detectives encounter bizarre situations and people, such as a wealthy man who uses a body double to avoid assassination, a thief who steals hairpieces from bald men, and a woman who believes she is a superhero. The show's plotlines are entertaining and captivating, with plenty of twists and turns that will keep the audience guessing until the end.

Aside from its unusual cases, The Unusuals also delves into each detective's personal lives, intertwining the characters' personal stories with their work. For example, Casey Shraeger is haunted by the death of her former partner and struggles to fit in with her new team. Jason Walsh is hiding a mysterious secret that could jeopardize his career and his relationships. Leo Banks is grappling with his impending death and wants to solve one last case before he passes away. Eric Delahoy is a germaphobe who is also dealing with a mental illness that affects his judgment. Henry Cole is trying to rebuild his life after serving time in prison. Allison Beaumont is a mother who struggles with work/life balance while navigating her job.

The show perfectly balances humor and drama, often using dark humor and surrealism to showcase its characters' quirks and oddities. The series' dialogue is witty and sarcastic, with plenty of one-liners that will make the audience laugh out loud. The Unusuals also has its share of emotional moments that will tug at the viewers' heartstrings, giving the show a well-rounded emotional depth.

In conclusion, The Unusuals is an entertaining police procedural with a unique premise and a stellar cast of actors. The show's offbeat humor and surrealism set it apart from other crime dramas, making it a must-watch for fans of the genre. Though it was short-lived and only aired for one season, the show's fans still remember it for its unique characters and quirky plotlines.

The Unusuals is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on April 8, 2009.

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The E.I.D.
10. The E.I.D.
June 17, 2009
Beaumont and Cole try to catch those responsible for making adults films in an apartment complex by going undercover. Meanwhile, Scraeger becomes emotionally involved in helping a serial accuser who fell victim of a violent attack 10 years earlier after disappearing from a big prep school party.
The Apology Line
9. The Apology Line
June 10, 2009
Walsh and Shraeger look into the murder of drug store owner who was shot while running naked in the Lower East Side. When the victim's daughter's boyfriend tells the detectives about a confrontation the victim had with a loan shark, the case must take a new direction to solve the murder. Meanwhile, Beaumont and Cole investigate theft of tapes from an apology line service, and Delahoy convinces the medical examiner to give him an MRI.
The Dentist
8. The Dentist
June 3, 2009
A U.S. Marshal gets Alvarez to release a robbery suspect into his custody, but questions soon arise about the marshal after the precinct receives a fake bomb threat. Elsewhere, Banks attempts to hibernate in his apartment until his next birthday.
The Tape Delay
7. The Tape Delay
May 27, 2009
A wealthy businessman that Shraeger and Walsh were supposed to be protecting goes missing, and a ransom call demands $10 million for his safe return. Elsewhere, Banks and Delahoy search for an elderly man who's on a crime spree.
The Circle Line
6. The Circle Line
May 6, 2009
Officer Lewis Powell fell off the wagon and woke up in an alley covered in blood with his off duty weapon missing. He tells Walsh he may have killed someone the night before during an alcohol-induced blackout and asks for his help. While Walsh and Shraeger scramble to put together the pieces of Lewis' missing night, Banks and Delahoy learn they are both victims of identity theft. When they investigate the murder of the man pretending to be Banks, Delahoy and Banks get a glimpse into the lives of the men who've stolen their identities and consider changing the way they live.
5. 42
April 29, 2009
Beaumont is struck when Lutz pulls a gun at Walsh's diner. While investigating, Walsh and Schraeger uncover Lutz and Cole's past connection. Elsewhere, Banks and Delahoy get help from a clairvoyant passenger when they investigate a rash of bus robberies.
Crime Slut
4. Crime Slut
April 22, 2009
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One Man Band
3. One Man Band
April 22, 2009
Banks and Delahoy investigate a store selling murder weapons and instructions on how to get rid of the body. Nixon asks Casey to help get a client's son out of trouble on a bogus charge.
Boorland Day
2. Boorland Day
April 15, 2009
A family of criminals has the detectives running all over the city until Walsh and Shraeger discover their motives and negotiate a stop to all the crime. Brown has Shraeger investigate Walsh's past because her former partner turned out to be a dirty cop. Meanwhile, Cole's former partner in crime returns, making it even more difficult for Cole to continue to hide his criminal past.
1. Pilot
April 8, 2009
Det. Casey Shraeger meets the other zany but secretive detectives which make up the homicide squad in which she was just transferred to. Her partner will be Det. Jason Welsh, who is already working on a case of who killed his former partner.
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The Unusuals is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Unusuals on demand at Amazon, FuboTV, Google Play, Apple TV and Crackle.
  • Premiere Date
    April 8, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (5,506)