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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 27, 1996
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  • Summary: Created by Paul Haggis, this gritty cop drama starring Ken Olin, Joe Pantoliano, and Jason Gedrick was canceled twice (!) by CBS during its one and only season, with just eight episodes ever making it to air.
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. Reviewed by: Joanne Ostrow
    Jul 18, 2013
    100
    Prepare for top-notch dramatic writing, exceptional camera work and complex characters. [27 Oct 1996]
  2. Reviewed by: Steve Johnson
    Jul 18, 2013
    100
    Haunting and riveting. [25 Oct 1996]
  3. Reviewed by: Jonathan Storm
    Jul 18, 2013
    100
    [A] brilliant, layered cops-and-robbers series -- the best since NYPD Blue. [27 Oct 1996]
  4. Reviewed by: Marvin Kitman
    Jul 12, 2013
    90
    The best new drama of the season, the only one of the 44 new shows that could join "Law & Order," "Homicide," "NYPD Blue," "Murder One" in the pantheon of quality shows. [11 Oct 1996]
  5. Reviewed by: Gail Pennington
    Jul 18, 2013
    90
    A fascinating and challenging new drama series. [27 Oct 1996]
  6. Reviewed by: David Zurawik
    Jul 18, 2013
    80
    There is some room for debate as to whether it is the best or only the second best new drama of the season, but there is no doubt it is the most daring. [26 Oct 1996]
  7. Reviewed by: Tom Shales
    Jul 18, 2013
    20
    It's achy, moody, glum, stylized and almost criminally pretentious. ... All the performances seem mannered. The show is plagued with arch, actorly acting, the kind that rings false and calls attention to its own falseness. ... Already some critics have hailed the show as a breakthrough. True enough -- it's a breakthrough from tedium into torpor. [27 Oct 1996]

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