'The Listener' is never going to be considered a great show, maybe not even good. But 'twill serve as summer filler, and may have the distinction of being the last NBC show to premiere in the 10 PM weekday slot before Jay Leno arrives in the Fall to commandeer the strip.
But at least it's doing its best to keep me from getting fed up with it. For instance, by the third episode, Toby finally came clean to Oz, his buddy at work, that he had the power to hear others' thoughts. Too often, this plot point drags on forever in shows. The most recent example I can think of is 'Reaper' - Andi was kept out of the loop for way too long.
It's also set in Toronto, and that's a breath of fresh air for a show being broadcast in America. (It's a production out of Canada being imported.) No hiding that fact, what with the mentions of currency, locations, etc.
And finally, the main character is named Toby and he's a good-looking guy.
For a sci-fi show, it's refreshing to see that it's so realistic.....
Note to Lydia: I posted because I can!