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I discovered TNT is making a TV series on my favorite Maine author Tess Gerritsen's Rizzoli/Isles series which is exciting news. First off, it should be called Rizzoli and Isles as Maura is just as much the star of the series. In fact Body Double for instance was really more about Maura than Jane. Whatever.

Angie Harmon is about the right age and personality to pull off Jane Rizzoli though, physically, I picture Meredith Scott Lynn more in the role. Of course not as big a name to star in series even on TNT so I understand. My one real gripe here is she sounds more from Jersey than Boston. Could be a problem. If she ever wears non-New England sports gear, heads will roll.

Sasha Alexander is totally wrong for the role of Maura Isles. I think more along the lines of Winona Ryder. Isles has the nickname "Queen of the Dead" for more reasons than just her job people! Oh, but that casting would upstage Harmon! Oh no!

My opinion of Vice Korsak is decidedly mixed. A greasy Bruce McGill is perfect but why they made him Rizzoli's former partner when he didn't even work in the same precinct I have no idea. Since he's retired anyway, it wouldn't make the storyline any more complicated. As long as he's still dating Rizzoli's mother, I may forgive them... He isn't exactly thrilled with Frost so that still works...

The only problems I have with Lee Thompson Young playing Barry Frost has nothing to do with him being African American. One, he looks too skinny to me and, two, he's too young. The whole point of his character, in the beginning was him being an old married guy compared to Rizzoli's single loner. And his wife is named Alice. Who under 35 is named Alice?

I wonder if this will be on Hulu...

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