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'Satisfaction' and 'Rush' sound a bit familiar
'Satisfaction' and 'Rush' sound a bit familiar

The blue skies of USA are darkening as the network that built itself on smart, fun summer programming copes with increased competition from all sides. Two new dramas debuting Thursday night fit much more in the industry-wide equation of "successful" with "gritty," focusing on the churning shadowy gap between appearance and reality. "Satisfaction" is by far the better of the two, though the pilot occasionally pulls a hamstring while performing the contortions necessary to set up its story line. Which is, to be fair, a bit of a tough sell: Neil Truman (Matt Passmore), a middle-aged man with all the trappings of a happy life, can't understand why there is no...

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