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Jones' reactions to his freedom and the newness around him are terrific, although the producers won't be able to go to that well as often in future episodes. What they can do, though, is maintain the aura of mythic hero, which plays so well.
The main problem is that this unlikely pairing of crime fighters simply reeks of a stale formula that can't be hidden by stylized direction or even the considerable skills of Jones.
Excellent drama, starring the outstanding James Earl Jones as an ex-con, freed after serving 20 years for murder, who goes to work as an investigator for the white woman lawyer who got him out.
The initial episode is exotically scored, stylish and well acted... I worry, though, that as the series moves further from prison and more into your standard TV plots, [James Earl] Jones won't be afforded the substance to exercise his talents.
[James Earl] Jones is such a commanding presence the pilot is worth watching just to see him work. How well this stands up over time as the series evolves into a standard crime drama is another matter.
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