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Review by Suzanne 10/13/05
This is really a fascinating show. It's hard to pinpoint
what it's about in a short sentence. A lot of things are going on.
First of all, it's a cop show, but it's far from ordinary.
These cops investigate bizarre murders--serial killers and other
crazies--for the Deviant Crime Unit. So the stories are very lurid.
The main character, Jack Hale, started out the show having taken a leave
of absence because his partner, with whom he was romantically involved,
was murdered. Later, we find out that he just disappeared for 6
months without telling anyone where he was. We also learn that his
father was a serial killer. In the first episode, a brunette woman
is his partner, but then it turns out she was chosen to psychoanalyze him
and see if he is fit to return to duty. This doesn't sit very well
with Hale, of course. However, we also found out that she was the
one sending him stalker-like photos and messages.
In the second episode, he got a new blonde female partner.
They have good chemistry and seem to make a good team. She is able
to be an equal to him (or as much as she can, considering he's more senior
to the job). Besides Chi McBride, who plays their gruff boss very
well, the other star of this show is the City of San Francisco, where the
show takes place. They do a great job of showcasing the sites of the
city. It gives the show a very real feel. That is another
added layer to the show.
I look forward to watching future episodes of the show, to
learn more about Jack's past and whether we will see that other woman
again. Also, I'm a sucker for deviant crime shows--anyone who likes
serial killer novels or shows like Law & Order: SVU should really like
this one as well. My only objections to the show are 1) the title is
too bland and doesn't really describe the show well, plus it's not catchy
enough to get people to watch the show; and 2) Jack crosses the line a
little more than I am comfortable with, as he did in the pilot when he
made a poisonous spider bite a suspect and then didn't give him the
antidote (fortunately, the guy lived, but Jack didn't know that would
happen and didn't care). Even a troubled hero should be a
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