Dangerous Curves (TV series)

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Dangerous Curves
Genre Detective fiction
Starring Lise Cutter
Michael Michele
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 34
Production
Production location(s) Dallas, Texas
Release
Original network CBS
Original release February 26, 1992 – May 19, 1993

Dangerous Curves is an American television series that aired on CBS as part of its late night umbrella series lineup, Crimetime After Primetime. The private detective series premiered in February 1992 and ran through May 1993, airing two seasons of 34 episodes. CBS continued to air reruns of the show between September and December 1993.[1]

Plot[edit]

The series follows Gina McKay (Lise Cutter) and Holly Williams (Michael Michele), two former police officers, who work for the Personal Touch security service in Dallas, Texas, as they protect property and people from thieves and assassins. Early in the series, their boss is Marina Bonnelle (Diane Bellego), thus making Personal Touch security service an all-female operation. However she is replaced by Alexandre Dorleac (François-Éric Gendron), an agent for an Interpol-like agency that deals with international criminals and terrorists, expanding the focus of Gina's and Holly's casework. Gina's lover, Lt. Ozzie Bird, is a Dallas police detective who helps Gina and Holly with information and occasionally cases.[1]

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
112February 26, 1992 (1992-02-26)June 17, 1992 (1992-06-17)
222September 16, 1992 (1992-09-16)May 19, 1993 (1993-05-19)

Broadcast history[edit]

  • Wednesdays 11:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m. (February 1992 – June 1993)
  • Wednesdays 12:35 a.m.–1:35 a.m. (September 1993 – December 1993)

Season 1 (1992)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date Prod.
code [2]
11"The Wedding"
"An Eye for an Eye"
February 26, 1992 (1992-02-26)103
22"Auld Lang Syne"March 4, 1992 (1992-03-04)104
33"Deathwatch"March 11, 1992 (1992-03-11)TBA
44"Die Laughing"March 18, 1992 (1992-03-18)102
55"Cast the First Stone"March 25, 1992 (1992-03-25)TBA
66"Nightmare"April 1, 1992 (1992-04-01)TBA
77"Back and to the Left"April 29, 1992 (1992-04-29)TBA
88"Deadlier Than the Male"May 13, 1992 (1992-05-13)TBA
99"Touch of Crass"May 20, 1992 (1992-05-20)101
1010"Killing Rock"May 20, 1992 (1992-05-20)TBA
1111"Intent to Kill"June 3, 1992 (1992-06-03)TBA
1212"Obsession"June 17, 1992 (1992-06-17)TBA

Season 2 (1992–93)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date Prod.
code 
131"Death by Chocolate"September 16, 1992 (1992-09-16)TBA
142"Daddy Dearest"September 23, 1992 (1992-09-23)TBA
153"The Spanish Connection"September 30, 1992 (1992-09-30)TBA
164"Muscle Boys"October 14, 1992 (1992-10-14)TBA
175"Old Acquaintance"October 21, 1992 (1992-10-21)TBA
186"Paint by Numbers"October 28, 1992 (1992-10-28)TBA
197"In the Name of Love"November 4, 1992 (1992-11-04)TBA
208"Vendetta"November 11, 1992 (1992-11-11)TBA
219"Triangle"
"Ozzie's Secret"
November 18, 1992 (1992-11-18)TBA
2210"Cross Your Heart"November 25, 1992 (1992-11-25)TBA
2311"The French Defection"February 10, 1993 (1993-02-10)TBA
2412"Rainbow Serpent"February 17, 1993 (1993-02-17)TBA
2513"What You Don't Know Can Kill You"February 24, 1993 (1993-02-24)TBA
2614"Let Us Prey"March 3, 1993 (1993-03-03)TBA
2715"One Man's Fantasy"March 10, 1993 (1993-03-10)TBA
2816"Flashback"April 7, 1993 (1993-04-07)TBA
2917"Crack Up"April 14, 1993 (1993-04-14)TBA
3018"The Abyss"April 21, 1993 (1993-04-21)TBA
3119"Lovers and Other Losers"April 28, 1993 (1993-04-28)TBA
3220"My Eyes Abhor You"May 5, 1993 (1993-05-05)TBA
3321"One Witness Too Many"May 12, 1993 (1993-05-12)TBA
3422"Strangers"May 19, 1993 (1993-05-19)TBA

Reception[edit]

Dangerous Curves was not well received critically. David Hiltbrand of People magazine gave the show a grade of "C+" and commented that the show's "writing and acting are flat", but added "the pretty faces and itchy trigger fingers make this a good fit for CBS's late-night rotation, Crimetime After Primetime".[3] Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly dismissed the series as "CBS' latest addition to its ”Crime Time After Prime Time” schlock action hours", adding jokingly, "”It’s too tame to get you all hot and bothered!” is more like it."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tim Brooks; Earle Marsh (2003). "Dangerous Curves (Detective Drama)". The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946–Present (Eighth ed.). New York: Ballantine Books. p. 276. ISBN 978-0-345-45542-0.
  2. ^ From the United States Copyright Office catalog: "Public Catalog - Copyright Catalog (1978 to present) - Basic Search". United States Copyright Office. Retrieved March 20, 2016.
  3. ^ David Hiltbrand (March 23, 1992). "Picks and Pans Main: Tube". People. 37 (11). Retrieved August 22, 2015.
  4. ^ Ken Tucker (May 1, 1992). "Dangerous Curves". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved August 22, 2015.

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