A TV show doesn’t have to be accurate, real or even slightly realistic in portraying its subject matter. Besides being entertaining, it needs to follow its own rules. In Plain Sight does the former, but not so much the latter.
How many times have you heard Mary or Marshall tell a new person into the system that they can’t do anything that connects them to their former life?
In last week’s episode, “Iris Doesn’t Live Here Anymore,” they went to great lengths to establish this fact with the father who was a doctor. They were practically breaking the rules to even let him volunteer at a small free clinic.
Yet, this week in “Don of the Dead,” the couple runs a soup kitchen and homeless shelter, just like they did back in Boston. And, a few weeks ago in “Who Shot Jay Arnstein,” the guy was running an art gallery while in witness protection, but had been busted with stolen art.
The In Plain Sight writers need to pay more attention to the conventions they have set up in their world of witness protection. They need more consistency in the stories they are telling, as this is just one of problems with the show.
Hopefully, they will get better in season two, since it was announced last week that there would be a second season of In Plain Sight.
Have you been watching In Plain Sight? What do you think of the show so far?