Picks and Pans Review: Parco, P.I.
Court TV (Sundays, 10 p.m. ET)
What in the name of Kojak have we here? Parco, a mix of reality and faux-reality that sits on the plate with the dull heaviness of cold rations of ravioli and gnocchi, stars a real-life Manhattan private investigator, shiny-domed Vinny Parco. He reenacts actual cases with the help of his family, which includes twin sons Chris and Vinny Jr., and a stable of Charlie’s Angel-like babes who serve as investigators and eye candy.
In the premiere half hour, Parco helps a guy recover some dough he says some other guy owes him. This other guy claimed in court he didn’t have any dough, only now he’s living it up all over town. When Parco learns that Mr. High Life likes to entertain aboard a yacht, he tells one of his girls, named Mam: “Get the boat registration—should be on the back of the boat.”
It’s not exactly noir.