New show: Stalker
When: 10 p.m. Wedsdays on CBS
Cast: Dylan McDermott, Maggie Q
Premise: The latest from North Carolina native Kevin Williamson (“Scream,” “The Vampire Diaries,” “The Following”) – a bleak drama following detectives who investigate stalking incidences – is yet another show trading a little too heavily on violence against women as entertainment. Sure, there are a few references here and there to the fact that men get stalked, too, but women are tormented (and murdered) in the pilot to an overwhelming and disturbing degree. All of which I’d be willing to overlook if the story or approach offered anything unique.
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“Stalker” may appeal to fans of shows like “Criminal Minds,” but I’m guessing most everyone else will be turned off in the first three minutes – which is right about the time a young woman gets burned to death in her car.