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Primetime Show Reviews
Review by Suzanne 9/18/07
What a great show. I don't know why they showed it during the
summer because this is not a light and fun show. It is a serious drama
with many twists and turns. No one on this show can be trusted, and you
don't really know who are the good or bad guys. Well, most of them are
bad, the key is to find out who is the worst!
Glenn Close stars as Patty Hewes, a successful civil litigator.
She is helping a group of former employees sue their boss, Frobisher (played
evilly by Ted Danson), because he got rich while they lost everything. Who
is more evil, Patty or Frobisher? Or the people who work for them? We don't
The "heroine" of the show is Ellen Parsons, played by Rose
Byrne. At the beginning of the first episode, we see her leaving a hotel,
naked underneath a rain coat. She is very distraught and has blood on her
clothes. She is arrested but doesn't say anything. Most of the show is
seen in flashbacks after that as we learn how everything led up to Ellen's
dilemma. We see how she came to work for Patty and met the other
characters in the show. Then in subsequent episodes, we learned that her
fiance, David, was murdered, and she is the prime suspect. She remembers
killing another man, in self-defense, while in Patty's apartment.
All of the acting, from all of the players, is outstanding.
How could you expect anything less from Glenn Close's first TV show?
As you can see, this is a really complex show with many layers
of story and character. You don't want to miss an episode because that would be
missing a lot of story. Let's put it this way, the show is only half over
and I was astounded to learn that. I thought it was almost over already.
It just tells you how much they cover in one episode.
I'm sure, though, that you can catch up on the net by finding an
episode guide. It is definitely worth watching! And renting, once it comes out
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