This Review is based on the pilot of "Shooter" which aired 11/16/2016
Shooter, based off the film by the same name starring Mark Wahlberg, is about a former military sniper, Bob-Lee Swagger who, in being hired to protect the president from a credible sniper based threat, is in turn framed for that very murder; The murder of the President of the United States. This is the premise of the show, and was the plot of the movie. We know its coming, however where we begin in the pilot, it hasn't happened yet - and in spite of knowing that it inevitably will come to pass, the episode was very enjoyable.
The hour before the setup was not filled with pointless family bonding scenes or flashbacks, but rather, developing an a cast of characters (ALL of whom are recognizable actors) who will be in some way integral to the investigation and pursuit of Bob. Now he must stay alive, and invisible as he tracks down both the real killer, and the corrupt officials responsible for framing him. Shooter is well-paced, far reaching, intense, and from what I can tell, well-written.
The pilot kept scenes like father-daughter time and military flashbacks to a bare minimum and focused on the plot. A lot happened in an hour, and I can't wait to find out what happens next week.
Also worth noting that Bob Lee's wife is played by Shantel VanSanten. You may remember her from The Messengers on CW, or a few guest appearances, The Flash, and Timeless. But if you're like me, you'll remember her because she's quite possibly one of the most gorgeous women on the planet. I hope this show does well, so that her career takes off and she gets herself a lead role! Go Shantel!
Shooter is unquestionably, hands down, the best show on TV. Better even than Designated Survivor. It's pretty much perfect. It's a must-watch.