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Gabriel's Fire: Season 1 (1990-1991)



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A cop jailed for killing his partner is freed with help from a lawyer, who then hires him as a PI. The title of the series was changed to `Pros and Cons' in 1991, when it took on a less somber tone.


James Earl Jones
as Gabriel Bird
Laila Robins
as Victoria Heller
Madge Sinclair
as Empress Josephine Austin
Dylan Walsh
as Louis Kline

Critic Reviews for Gabriel's Fire: Season 1

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

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.

January 27, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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.

June 4, 2019 | Full Review…

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.

June 6, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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.

June 4, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

[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.

June 4, 2019 | Full Review…

In addition to Jones' performance, "Gabriel's Fire" is also distinguished by a richly textured and evocative camera style.

June 4, 2019 | Full Review…

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