'Satisfaction' review: USA's provacative new drama sizzles
USA network's new provocative drama "Satisfaction" explores the very concept that many viewers may have struggled with themselves and just might not be ready to admit. "Satisfaction" centers around investment banker, Neil Truman (Matt Passmore, "The Glades") and his wife Grace (Stephanie Szostak, "The Devil Wears Prada"), who are struggling with the boredom of upper middle class living.
Neil has a beautiful wife and teenage daughter, yet feels almost nothing. This attitude carries over into work life where, tired and bored with his mundane day to day, Neil has an outburst at the office he is sure he will get fired for. Worse yet, the higher ups don't take him seriously and he keeps his gig.
Ladies, don't worry, just when you are starting to wonder how much more of Neil's breakdown you are going to have to endure, the pilot switches to Grace's perspective and it turns out she isn't thrilled with her marriage and job-life, or lack thereof, either.
The series, written by Sean Jablonski ("Nip Tuck," "Suits"), deals directly with how a longtime couple can keep their relationship from going stale. "Satisfaction" offers some unique answers to the problem that will no doubt keep viewers guessing.
We have no idea what the future holds, but if the series holds up to the pilot, "Satisfaction" is an exciting and way more than satisfying journey worth taking.
"Satisfaction" premieres Thursday, July 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on USA.