The Gibson/Glover take on the partnership — particularly in the first two Lethal Weapon films — is as beloved and archetypal as it gets for buddy cop pairings, with Riggs as the unstable wild card (and eponymous lethal weapon) and Murtaugh as the straight arrow who will gladly tell you he’s getting too old for this s–t. That duo have been imitated so often, in movies and on TV, in the 29 years since they were introduced, that an official TV series version seems redundant without a very specific and vivid take on the partners. And the FOX series unfortunately seems content to take its cues from the goofier, lighter later Lethal Weapon sequels, which already played like bad imitations of the original(*).

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