NBC’s Las Vegas Makes Streaming Debut on Peacock

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Peacock is one of my favorite streaming services, as it offers current television shows as well as older options. You can find shows from the 70s and 80s and the 90s into the 2000s and catch up on shows still airing today. I was surprised during my recent perusal of the app that the NBC show Las Vegas was now streaming. I had no idea that the show was added to the streaming service in late 2023!

The show, which starred Josh Duhamel and James Caan, began in 2003 and aired for five seasons. I have always had a crush on Duhamel and wanted to watch the show, but I have never found the time. After all, it was the early 2000s, and I couldn’t just binge-watch it! Now that the show is on Peacock, I have already made my way through two seasons and am quite impressed!

What is Las Vegas?

Suppose you are unfamiliar with the television series Las Vegas, which Gary Scott Thompson created. In that case, It follows an elite surveillance team that must maintain the security of a larger Las Vegas casino. The team works at the Montecito, a fictional hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

Throughout the show, the employees must handle various security threats and issues that arise on the property. Most of the show’s filming took place in California at Culver Studios, but the cast was sent to Las Vegas from time to time to provide full shots of the Strip for dramatic effect.

The show is centered around Ed Deline, played by James Caan, an ex-CIA officer who is the president of operations for the casino. Josh Duhamel plays Danny McCoy, a former marine who is a protégé of Ed and later takes on a more important role with the casino.

Let’s Watch Las Vegas

After I found Las Vegas on Peacock, I watched the pilot to see if I would be interested in the series. It introduces the cast of characters and the casino. It was interesting to hear all the casino slang terms and see how the characters related to each other. James Caan has always been a big name, and Duhamel was at the height of his career at that time.

Both opened the show well and drew my interest. It usually takes me a few episodes of a show to know if I am going to be hooked. I would say it was the same with this one. It depicts Las Vegas well, especially considering that most of the show was filmed in a studio.

It’s interesting to note that the show focuses on the gambling element and brings Las Vegas to life on the screen. Throughout the episodes I have watched, it felt like the show was in Las Vegas, in the thick of the gambling world.

By the second episode, a dead body appears, which brings more drama to the show. By episode three, we have a player buying gambling chips but not playing, which makes Danny suspicious. The series continues during the first two seasons to bring each character to life and continue to bring drama, suspense, and comedy as we see what types of unique security incidents can take place in Sin City.

A Different Time Period

Since the show is set in the early 2000s, it’s almost comical to watch some of the episodes considering the technology used at the time. Mobile phones are older, and the overall style is quite different. The show still brings the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas, but it’s easy to note the program’s age.

Today’s gamblers are used to smartphones and online gaming, with occasional visits to a land-based venue. Back then, there were far fewer casinos online, and the iGaming world was starting to take shape.

Overall, I have found Las Vegas to be a fun and interesting addition to my binge lineup. Episodes sometimes connect, but you can easily pick back up where you left off without being confused about what is going on.

More Vegas Themed Content on Peacock

If you enjoy Vegas-themed shows, Peacock has quite a few options. Search the term Vegas, and you will find options for prison shows, like Las Vegas Jailhouse or Jail Las Vegas. If you are more into reality TV and the party scene, Bad Girls Club Las Vegas is a good pick.

Keep your TV viewing weird and choose Vampire in Vegas. The show is off the wall and includes a vampire roaming around the streets of Sin City. No matter what your TV viewing preferences, Peacock is always a good choice for something interesting!

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