An unusually well-made network procedural. ... “Clarice” is made with curiosity, confidence, and craft, and it comes as a happy surprise to say that it cares more about its protagonist’s mind than anyone else’s insides.
The show works, great cast, great tone. I didn’t think I’d like the character of Clarice thrown into a classic network crime drama but I have enjoyed the first 2 episodes immensely and looking forward to seeing more.
I want to like it better a d will continue to watch, for now ... however it’s so predictable. They threw too much at it at once and for so much to happen to one person? Completely unbelievable. Plus can we do something about Clarices hair?
There might be decent cop show beneath the layers of aggressive stylization. Writers are more willing to address racism than many similar network cop shows. ... But constantly linking it to the Hannibal story is a reach, undermining what makes the series unique. But through the mess of moths and unbearable moodiness, it's hard to see anything else.
Clarice, the character, has been turned into a quivering mess, and Clarice, the show, makes the fatal mistake of thinking that Clarice’s trauma is the most interesting thing about her. ... The real problem with CBS’s version of Clarice stems from the writing. ... While Episodes 2 and 3 show promising signs of Clarice using her investigative skills, that’s all undermined by scenes where supporting characters can get her to unravel with a few mundane questions.
I was hopeful when I saw the teaser for this, but right out of the gate, it's a network show, so it will not only be sanitized, but there will of course be pandering to certain demographics (women). That's a shame, because the character that Jodie Foster introduced us to, is the perfect example of a well written, female lead. Julianne Moore's rendition was pretty darned good too. This will be a "I ain't gonna let no man tell me nothin bout to crime solvin." I already heard it in the trailer. I'll give it a go, but I'm already seeing problems.