Primetime Show Reviews
Review by Danielle 1/13/07
Lincoln Heights is a new original drama on ABCFamily that airs Monday
at 7PM ET. The main characters compose the Sutton family. Eddie (Russell
Hornsby) is the main force behind the family's actions and is a police
His wife, Jen (Nicki Micheaux) is a nurse. They have three children,
(Erica Hubbard) who is of high school age, Lizzie (Rhyon Nicole Brown) who
of middle school/early high school age, and the youngest and only boy,
(Mishon Ratliff) who is of late elementary/early middle school age. They
start off living in a cramped apartment where the son has to sleep on the
and they all have to share one bathroom.
Eddie, who grew up near a crime-ridden neighborhood he now patrols, is
of a team that busts a crack house. Eddie convinces his family to take
advantage of a city sponsored program that asks good families to buy the
houses often inhabited by criminals and refurbish them to help
neighborhood in exchange for a better purchasing deal. The move means
switching schools and the kids find that it's not as easy to fit in nor
family of a cop quite as welcome in the neighborhood.
One of my favorite
how Jen helped Taylor when he was getting his lunch money stolen by
one word on each bill "This...is...your...last...rip off" so that the
would be caught red handed. Their new home is ransacked but the neighbors
decide to help out the family after all.
Eddie, the biggest supporter for moving to this neighborhood and staying
despite the rough road, decides to bail when Cassie has the unfortunate
of being at the market during a gang fueled robbery. The rest of the
steps up and convinces Eddie that they should stay.
The series shows good
promise and potential as the family faces new trials of day-to-day life
as well as
the ramifications of the events that transpired in this first episode.
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