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Television Review

‘King & Maxwell’ too cute for their own good

If your cutesy-ometer is exquisitely sensitive, stay away from “King & Maxwell,” TNT’s new private eye series. It will send your little arrow into the red, your eyes will roll toward the skies, and your cynicism alarm will sound, loudly.

The show, which premieres Monday night at 10, is filled with cutesy, flirty banter between two former Secret Service agents who work together as P.I.s. He is the charming, handsome, and wily Sean King, played by Jon Tenney; she is the fearless and beautiful Michelle Maxwell, played by Rebecca Romijn. They spend a lot of time being coy with each other while tripping up and catching bad guys in the D.C. area; we spend a lot of time asking that most timeworn of TV questions: “Will they or won’t they?”

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