LIGHTS OUT “Pilot” Review

LIGHTS OUT "Pilot" Season 1 Episode 1 – The show opens with a face, bruised, bloody, lumpy; it has been beaten to a pulp. The man is lying on his back on a silver table under bright lights, bright enough for a pathologist to examine this specimen. His wife looks at him and barely manages to contain a sob. He is not in a morgue. He’s a boxer. This is Patrick "Lights" Leary (Holt McCallany) a heavyweight champion boxer.

Theresa is his wife and physicians’ assistant. She gave him an ultimatum after his losing fight with Reynolds (the results of which we see in the opening scene): keep fighting or lose his family. He chooses the latter, which puts his career into a tailspin for five years. Now he wants to climb back to champ status, just as she gets into a residency and qualifies as a doctor. Lights’ father blames Theresa for taking him out of the game just as he could have made it big. Now Lights is in over his head with problems with the IRS. His family gym is in debt; his brother Johnny is supporting him financially. Read More...


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