Review: Close to Home

Show: Close to Home
Episode: Series Premiere
Originally Aired: Tuesday, October 4th 2005
Rating: 2 out of 4 stars

Quick Synopsis: A woman prosecutor convicts the bad guys.

Long Synopsis: A prosecutor is back on the job 3 months after giving birth to her first child. She has a happy and stable home with her husband and new baby. Her job is to make sure that the bad guys get what is coming to them. The cases involve crimes from your average type neighborhoods. The people that commit these crimes are those that you can’t believe that they would doe something like that. Like the dad who beats his wife and locks her and the kids in the house with no escape, from the outside he seems like an everyday normal Joe.

Review: The setup and introduction of the characters was done well. The first episode didn’t flow all that well for me though. It is a decent foundation of which to build a series on and is a solid replacement for the departed Judging Amy.

There is not much new under the sun, so to speak, so to make a good TV program you have to come up with a new twist on something old. The lawyer show has been done. The lawyer prosecutor show has been done. So what makes this one different? It is the crimes that the show will focus on. Domestic issues mostly as the title of the show states these will be crimes that are committed close to home.

Although the competition is tough as they face off against the much more fun lawyer show Boston Legal and long running Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. If the stories they tell are compelling though this could turn into a real hit. As for right now Close to Home would be my second viewing selection for the third hour of primetime on Tuesday nights.

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