THE PROTECTOR "Ghosts" Season 1 Episode 12 – After watching an episode of The Protector like "Ghosts," it’s not hard to see why Lifetime has decided not to renew the show for a second season. Everything that has bothered me about it was fully evident in this week’s offering, proof that, for once, a studio executive made the right choice.
So, two people are killed during a robbery of a high-stakes poker game. It becomes clear right away that the robbery is just a cover to murder one of the players, who has mob ties. Of course. After a series of very boring twists and turns, the detectives are lead back to a gang boss and convicted murderer who skipped bail and has been on the run for years. Having become something of a legend, he suddenly decided that revenge took precedence over hiding and risked being exposed (which he was) to kill again. Um…okay.
I wish I could say that I was fascinated by this story, but I found myself struggling to keep my eyes open (thanks in no small part to Lifetime moving it back to 11 p.m.) It was formulaic and half-baked and just could not hold my interest. That spark of life that I have been hoping for ever since I started watching the show…I think I just have to admit now that it was never going to be there. I was wishing for a miracle. Read More...