Review: In Justice

Show: In Justice
Episode: Series Premiere
Originally Aired: Sunday, January 1st 2006
Regular Timeslot: Friday in the second hour of primetime
Rating: 2 out of 4 stars

Quick Synopsis: A group at the Justice Project that take cases of people who have been wrongly convicted.

Long Synopsis: The show has a lead Attorney played by Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks, Sex and the City) and a lead investigator played by Jason O’Meara (The Agency). Together with the help of others, Constance Zimmer (Joan of Arcadia, Good Morning, Miami), Marisol Nichols (Blind Justice) and Daniel Cosgrove (Beverly Hills, 90210) they reinvestigate old cases of convicted criminals who say they are innocent. It is like a reverse Law & Order mixed with a little Cold Case.

Review: The first episode was descent. The show could be really good or it could be really sappy and bad. The premise of helping the wrongfully accused and convicted is ripe with drama and if handled well could definitely be a show worth watching. A few more episodes will need to be watched before a final conclusion can be made as to which way this show will head.

The cast is very solid. All have been on TV before and if they jell well together could be really good. If the show gives you characters to care about along with great and interesting cases to be solved ABC could have another hit on its hands. They have started in this direction by giving the Lead Investigator an ex-wife that is a prosecutor and what looks to be a little comic relief storyline regarding getting an annulment from the Catholic Church.

People seem to love the procedural cop and lawyer show. So when a slightly different take on the idea comes along people are probably going to check it out. It will be in competition with Close to Home, which is now on Friday nights. If the ideas above come to fruition it could be the ratings winner in this timeslot as much as anything can be a ratings winner on Friday night.

Have you seen In Justice? What did you think about it? Leave you thoughts in the comments.

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