Murder in the First Season 1 Review “Pilot”

“Murder in the First” is the latest from über-producer Steven Bochco, best-known for his cop shows, like “NYPD Blue” and “Hill Street Blues.” This one follows in the footsteps of a personal favorite of mine, “Murder One,” which ran for two seasons. The main idea of that show, and this one as well, is to follow one case for the entirety of a season. At the time “Murder One” aired, it was ever-so-slightly ahead of its time and ended up abandoning the concept after viewers didn’t cotton to the idea, eking along for another, less-satisfying season. Hopefully, “Murder in the First” will fare better.

Thus far, the show feels a bit like the last season of “Damages,” only more from the cops’ POV. Basically, as with that show, it revolves around a computer genius accused of murder, only here, it’s more of a Mark Zuckerberg-type than the one on “Damages,” who was more of a Julian Assange-type. As with Zuckerberg, the character here, Erich Blunt, is more of an enfant terrible, or what we here in America would call a raging D-bag. So, naturally he’s played by Tom Felton, who had the honor of playing the douche-iest character this side of Joffrey on “Game of Thrones”- Draco Malfoy, of “Harry Potter” fame.



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