THE CHICAGO CODE “Hog Butcher” Review

THE CHICAGO CODE "Hog Butcher" Season 1 Episode 2 – The second episode is often the trickiest because it establishes week to week premise of the show. Where the pilot is like a mini movie, this is where things start getting serialized and "Hog Butcher" was a solid episode which offers up some juicy potential.

There were a lot of things I liked about this episode, a few things I wasn’t too crazy about, but I can honestly say this is my favourite new show this spring. Alderman Gibbons was not given much in this episode, despite being the major villain of the series. The little he did do-orchestrating Colvin’s need of him by denying death benefits to the family of Colvin’s savior-was enough to keep his character relevant and menacing. Rule 101 of making villains: a smart villain is a scary villain, and Gibbons is turning out to be a crafty force. Read More...


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