'Last Resort' review: ABC's new drama is one of fall's best

"Last Resort" is easily the most ambitious new drama on television this fall, and probably the toughest sell too. A show about the captain and crew of a Navy submarine who go on the run after questioning suspicious orders to fire nuclear missiles on Pakistan is not something you see that often.And, admittedly, not everything works. The show, which premieres Thursday (Sept. 27) on ABC, has one of the most thrilling pilots of recent years, but there are a few growing pains in the subsequent two episodes as the show sorts out the weight it gives stories involving the sub's crew, the locals on the tropical island they commandeer and the people back home who have connections to the sub."Last Resort" does, however, have an utterly magnetic performance by Andre Braugher at its center, several well-formed supporting characters and enough sense of where it wants to go to make it easily one of the best...



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