Primetime Show Reviews
review by Suzanne
Airs Thursdays, 10/9C on NBC
This show is pretty well done for a non-cable show. It is a bit
like a movie, and it stars a movie star, Josh Lucas. It's also based on a movie,
the Tom Cruise 80's movie "The Firm" (obviously). It has lots of action,
chases, and twists and turns. The story definitely drew me in. Parts of it
remind me of the complex story and flashbacks (it's not as complex as "Damages",
though). It's a very good thriller and makes you want to keep watching.
Josh Lucas is no Tom Cruise. He looks a bit like Matthew
McConaughey - he could play his brother. Unfortunately, even though he's a very
good actor, he's doesn't have the charisma or great looks of either Cruise or
McConaughey. Maybe that's why he's doing TV now. To me, a leading man
should have a lot more charisma.
Lucas plays Mitch McDeere. He's moved to Washington DC with his
family. He was in witness protection for a while, so he has the son of this
mobster who may be after him. He has his own practice, but he joins a
large law firm in the pilot, and we find out right away that they are up to no
The rest of the cast is very good. Juliette Lewis plays his
secretary. Callum Keith Rennie, a great character actor, plays his brother and
also his private investigator. Molly Parker plays his wife, Abby. They also have
a teenage daughter. Tricia Helfer, who is great at everything she
does, plays the head of the firm. She and Rennie were both Cylons on
Battlestar Galactica and have done a ton of fabulous work since then.
It's definitely worth checking out this show! Watch the early
episodes online at NBC if you need to catch up. It's not one that you want to
catch in the middle.
rounds out Thursday nights at 10/9c, but donít miss the
two-hour premiere this Sunday, January 8 at 9/8c.
John Grisham, the cast and the
writers give you the lowdown on "The
Josh Lucas Talks About The Firm
Why is Mitch McDeere Grisham's most popular character? Josh Lucas knows!
Looking for the Truth
Mitch takes a meeting with a man who won't say what he knows.
The McDeeres meet late at night to try to help a
Fathers and Sons
The son of the mobster who put a
hit on the McDeeres takes charge of his father's crime
Touring the New Firm
Against their better judgment, Abby and Mitch visit the
office of Kinross & Clark.
A Serious Promise
When Claire panics, Mitch promises her they're never going back to witness
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