Saturday, September 18, 2010
NBC's Outlaw - TV Review
I like Jimmy Smits but this vehicle is another crash-and-burn. Remember Sally Field in The Court? Joe Mantegna in First Monday? Smits plays a conservative Supreme Court justice who quits so he can do high-profile politically-correct cases across the country. I didn't buy his character, I didn't buy his change of heart, just at no point did this feel based in any reality. Even shows like Heroes had some characters where you felt like a real person might react that way if they learned they had powers. This? No. It felt like they'd rewritten unused scripts from James Woods' Shark once they got their premise out of the way, with Aaron Sorkin soapboxing thrown in for his closing arguments.