Why You Should Be Watching Rosewood

Funny, charismatic, brilliant – and that’s just the main character. Here’s why Rosewood is about to become your new favourite US crime drama...



It is a truth universally acknowledged that chalk-and-cheese crime-fighting duos always make for addictive viewing. The banter, the bickering, the rolled eyes and wry asides - us crime fans can't get enough of this sort of dynamic. Particularly if the duo in question have a secret, grudging fondness or attraction towards each other, bringing up the eternal question: will they or won't they? Well, good news: Rosewood has an instant classic of a partnership. In one corner, we have cocky pathologist Beaumont "Rosie" Rosewood. In the other, tough cop Annalise Villa, who sums up their relationship as "You're oil and I'm water." Will they or won't they? That would be telling...

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OK, so you've seen other shows featuring genius-level sleuths doing their thing while their colleagues gasp in awe. But Rosewood adds some extra ingredients to spice things up. For one thing, Rosie himself really IS a stone-cold, out-and-out, no holds barred genius. We're talking about a man who seemingly has a machine for a mind, able to process crime scenes quicker than a CSI lab. He's also unashamedly confident and eye-wateringly charismatic. Oh, and he has the kind of washboard abs which you could play tiddlywinks on. Add to that a dash of personal tragedy which rears its head when you least expect it, and the result is a barnstorming character you'll want to spend quality time with.


And we don't just mean the impeccably sculpted landscape of Rosie's abdomen. (Even the scar carved into his firm flesh just adds to his appeal.) No - as well as boasting an unfeasibly hunky leading man, this is a show that exudes beauty on every level. It's set in Miami for one thing, so you can expect golden, sun-soaked vistas, glittering avenues lined with palm trees, and lapping surf on silky smooth sands. It's basically like going on instant hols while sitting on your sofa. Plus there are all of Miami's beautiful people to unashamedly ogle in every episode. Go on, it's allowed. We'll all be doing it.

Gabrielle Dennis as Pippy Rosewood, Jaina Lee Ortiz as Detective Villa, Morris Chestnut as Beaumont Rosewood, Jr. and Anna Konkle as Tara Milly Izikoff.

Gabrielle Dennis as Pippy Rosewood, Jaina Lee Ortiz as Detective Villa, Morris Chestnut as Beaumont Rosewood, Jr. and Anna Konkle as Tara Milly Izikoff.


A crime drama depends on two things: great characters and a great set-up. We've already established that Rosewood has the former, both in terms of its eponymous hero and his butt-kicking partner. But we also have a fantastic set-up: a private, pathologist for hire who works independently from the "official" labs, and has his own scientific base which looks like it's sprung from the glossy pages of a design magazine.

Here, Rosie works alongside his sister and her fiancée - a very rare example of a lesbian relationship at the very heart of a mainstream crime show. They add yet more interest to proceedings, and you'll actively envy their breezy, blissful, beauty-filled lives. Well, apart from all the fighting dangerous killers stuff of course. Some things are best left to the experts...