Franklin & Bash: "Pilot" Review

Advance Review: Premiering Wednesday night, the pilot episode of Franklin & Bash tries too hard. Of course, it's tough to fault a pilot for trying hard. It is, after all, the only first impression a television series is ever going to make. It needs to sell its premise and its characters and establish what you're likely to expect in episodes to come, all in under an hour. Franklin & Bash's pilot has the added responsibility of separating itself from the countless lawyer programs that have come before it. And in trying hard to make you like it, the series' first episode was a bit unsurprising, rushed and cliched.  Read More...


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