THE CHICAGO CODE “Greylord and Gambit” Review

THE CHICAGO CODE "Greylord and Gambit" Season 1 Episode 12 – I feel really bad that this is the penultimate episode of The Chicago Code ever. I’ve had my fair share of problems, no doubt, but these last three or four episodes have really stepped up and delivered some of the potential the showpromised in the pilot. That next week’s episode will mark the last time we get to see Jason Clarke’s Wysocki and Delroy Lindo’s Gibbons is pretty disappointing.

Fox is a network with a reputation for cancelling beloved shows (Firefly, Dollhouse and now The Chicago Code) but its also the network which takes the biggest risks. The Chicago Code simply did not have enough viewers to sustain it. Maybe it was too dark. Maybe it was not "fun enough" like the current crop of top cop shows: NCIS and CastleThe Chicago Code tried to pass itself off as a smart, sophisticated, sleek show about moral ambiguity in a moral profession and flopped. Maybe the only place you can get away with such stuff is on cable (as I’m writing this CBS still has not picked up what I consider to be one of the best shows on television, The Good Wife, because the viewers are not in the "right" 18-49 demographic.) Read More...


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