Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Review - Lone Star Season 1 Episode 1 Pilot

Initially, I was going to watch and review Lone Star before the multitude of cop shows, but then I saw the overnight ratings--a sad, sad 1.3--and that's with House as a lead in. Lone Star couldn't even break 2.0, not to mention the mid-to-high 2s Lie to Me and 24 were pulling.

I have no clue why so many people would tune in to House and not watch Lone Star, especially if they were content to spend an hour watching House and Cuddy all over each other. Out of all the new shows airing last night--and most other shows on television--Lone Star is by far the most different, a change from the mundane procedurals thrown at us each year.

In the spectacularly written pilot, we entered a world which is one giant web, Bob's giant race to fulfill every last desire. He has two lives, one with a wife and one with a girlfriend. But there's an additional layer, the whole con, as cultivated by his father. He's already fleeced his girlfriend's community and poised to take his wife's father's company. Love, however, comes before money, and Bob adds another layer to the already-precarious house of cards, using money from the company to preserve the community.

Score: 9.3/10
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