Looking for a fun way to spend an evening? Grab a disk or two of Las Vegas and settle in for the evening. It is anything but a serious show, but it isn't dumb. I would call it a guilty pleasure. It is a show that isn't easily categorized: it combines elements of comedy, crime, drama, and action all in one easy to swallow package.
Season two ended with the destruction of the Montecito Hotel & Casino, scattering the cast to the winds. The third season opens with the finishing touches being placed on a new building as they prepare to reopen. We are introduced to the new owner, Monica Mancuso (Lara Flynn Boyle), as she tries to convince Ed Deline (James Caan) to come back and to put the band back together.
The conflict between Monica and the returning staff sets up much of the conflict over the first third of the season, before the reigns get handed over to Dean Cain, playing Sam's (Vanessa Marcil) rich estranged husband. He comes in to take over the casino following the shocking exit of one Monica Mancuso. This brings in a whole different management style to the hotel.
You know, trying to describe what goes on during the season is hard. There is no one story arc covering the season, more often they have some mini-arcs that wind their way through more stand alone stories. The fun thing about the show is watching how everything ties together as they flow through each other. It is a show that doesn't require you to pay attention to every single word, you won't be left on the edge of your seat waiting for the next episode, and you won't become terribly invested in the character's lives.
I can here you know, "Why bother?"
Do you ever want to just put something on that is a little bit fun, a little bit serious, and just flat out entertaining? Perhaps something where you don't have to think too hard about, but don't want to be treated like an idiot? Las Vegas fits the bill. The series takes a light look into the city of sin, what happens there, stays there.