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Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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Only CBS's EZ Streets deserves to walk the primetime beat with Law & Order, NYPD Blue, and Homicide: Life on the Street. Lamentably, the show's gruff, standoffish persona could kill its chances for survival.
Arguably the best drama pilot of the season, but also one that requires patience and a tolerance for violence. The dark story line is complicated and makes no concession to lazy viewers, so pay attention.
Joe Pataliano gets top marks for his performance as Johnny Murtha, a crime boss determined to claw his way to the top. And Marc Isham's gorgeous Celtic score wins this year's prize for best soundtrack. But be warned: The violence can be potent.
EZ Streets is as close as we'll come to a first-class dramatic series this fall. It's not as immediately involving as last season's Murder One, yet the fine acting, photography and music could hook viewers.
In a medium full of cookie-cutter TV shows, EZ Streets is a handcrafted, high-quality product. From the writing to the casting to the production values, there's considerably more care involved here than in the average TV show.