Things TV Goodness Learned from Marc Blucas of USA Network’s Necessary Roughness
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Actor: Marc Blucas
TV Series: USA Network’s Necessary Roughness
TV Character: Matt Donnelly
Where You’ve Seen Him Before: He was, most famously, Riley on Buffy the Vampire Slayer; he’s done guest star spots on Lie to Me, House and Castle; he was the original David Clarke on ABC’s Revenge, but was already committed to Necessary Roughness. That’s when James Tupper replaced him as Amanda/Emily’s doomed dad.
Warning Spoilers for Season 2 Discussed
After what feels like forever, Necessary Roughness is finally back on USA Network for another season of work and family dysfunction, psychological trauma, football fierceness, and most importantly, Dr. Dani drama. What’s sure to cause some of that drama in this second season has to be the good doctor’s relationship with Matt. These two are adorable and their reunion at the end of last year was sweet. But, there’s no way they’re going to escape this season without experiencing some sort of disturbance, right? In the premiere, Dani and Matt (Datt? Mani?) are keeping their relationship quiet from her kids. Yeah, like that’s going to go well.
Relationship Recap: Dr. Dani and TK, Necessary Roughness “Losing Your Swing”
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One of the most fascinating elements of this first season of USA Network’s Necessary Roughness has to be the doctor-patient relationship between Dani and TK. In “Whose Team Are You On,” this relationship took a major hit. And then in this week’s episode, “Losing Your Swing,” there was a severing of said relationship.
Moment of Goodness: Dani Gets Billy to Understand His Panic on Necessary Roughness
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I haven’t been watching Necessary Roughness but I may have to start. I’m not terribly familiar with Callie Thorne’s work, and for some reason, I thought this was an adaptation of the 1991 Scott Bakula film. Now that I’m all sorted, I get it—totally different story. Anyway, yesterday, I caught the last 15 minutes of “Spinning Out,” the rerun from last week, and there on my TV was the lovely Matt Barr, playing Billy, a panic-stricken race car driver.