'Unforgettable' a good fit for Dylan Walsh

FresnoJune 27, 2014 


Detective Al Burns (Dylan Walsh), detective Mike Costello (Michael Gaston) and Carrie Wells (Poppy Montgomery) try to track down a killer in "Unforgettable," which focuses on an NYPD detective who remembers everything.


On the CBS cop drama "Unforgettable," central figure Carrie Wells (Poppy Montgomery) has a superior autobiographical memory. It's the kind of memory you would think any actor would want.

"Unforgettable" star Dylan Walsh says no thank you.

"I really believe it's a survival tool that we can forget," Walsh says during an interview to discuss the launch of the third season of "Unforgettable."

Season three of "Unforgettable" continues with the transfer of the detectives from Queens to NYPD's Major Crimes Division, which happened when the series moved from the network's fall schedule to being a summer show. Walsh says the changes make the program feel more like a light summer program.

The tweak this season will be in the relationship between the crime-solving partners. Walsh says that it gets "a little friskier."

Another difference is the number of episodes. A full season for a regular series is generally 22 shows, but summer shows get less. There are 13 episodes ordered for "Unforgettable."

Walsh likes the shorter number because it's not as draining on the actors and the writers. He's seen too many shows try to fill a 22-episode commitment where the writing and acting appears to sag in the middle episodes.

Walsh likes working with Montgomery. He says what some people might see as chemistry is just the hard work both actors put into playing their roles. It's a blend of collaboration, performance and commitment to the series combined with a lot of laughter on the set.

Walsh doesn't have a perfect memory, but he says starring in the series has made him pay more attention when he's not acting.

"When you look at the world like a cop, you really have to watch yourself and what's going on around you," Walsh says.

Show info

"Unforgettable," 10 p.m. Sunday, KGPE (Channel 47.1)


TV and movie critic Rick Bentley can be reached at (559) 441-6355, rbentley@fresnobee.com or @RickBentley1 on Twitter. Read his blog at www.fresnobeehive.com.

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