The Firm “Pilot” Review

The Firm television series which premiered on NBC in a two hour pilot but will take up its regular schedule on Thursdays is a remake of a 1990s movie starring Tom Cruise which itself was adapted from a book of the same name by John Grisham. This time Josh Lucas is in the Cruise role, and he’s surrounded by the likes of Molly Parker as his wife, Juliette Lewis as his secretery, Tricia Helfer as the woman in charge of the corrupt eponymous "firm".

Lucas has a likable presence and easy charm. Hopefully he’ll be able to make the character of Mitch McDeere into more than the good looking guy with smarts and a supreme conscience. Seeing good people trying to to the right thing in a bad world can go two ways. Either you get an emotional show likeFriday Night Lights or you get something bland filled with righteous do gooders like, unfortunately, this show. Read More...

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