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Fall TV 2010: My Review of NBC’s Outlaw

With the new fall season starting, new TV is bring us the good, the bad, and the mediocre, but how do you sort out the good and the bad? Here is what to watch this fall, so you can see the best new friendships, new loves, new action, and new heart. Now, I wish this show was about the Santos Administration, but is Jimmy Smits return to NBC a good thing…..

What NBC Says:

Starring Emmy Award winner Jimmy Smits (“NYPD Blue,” “The West Wing”), “Outlaw” is a new drama from executive producer John Eisendrath (“Alias,” “Felicity,” “Playmakers”). Cyrus Garza (Smits) is a U.S. Supreme Court justice who abruptly quits the high-level position. A playboy and a gambler, Garza had always adhered to a strict interpretation of the law until he realized the system he believed in was flawed. Now that he’s quit the bench and returned to private practice, he’s determined to represent “the little guy” and use his inside knowledge of the justice system to take on today’s biggest legal cases — and he’s making plenty of powerful people unhappy along the way. Jesse Bradford (“The West Wing”), Carly Pope (“24”), Ellen Woglom (“Californication”) and David Ramsey (“Dexter”) also star. “

Tune In: Jimmy Smits is a fine actor, most notably seen by my eyes in the final seasons of The West Wing, but in Outlaw he is not playing Santos in Washington, instead a Washington justice looking for, well, justice.

Tune Out: Outlaw, however, though the pilot shows nothing that could draw in the viewer, it is painfully slow and uninteresting which is in part to no character development on the part of the supporting players which would certainly help as some seem to have a interesting backstory such as Carly Pope’s PI. Smits’ Garza also is also quite unrealistic. A United States Supreme Court Justice would never lead that post which takes presidential appointment, Senate confirmation, and a ton of hurdles, and it is hard to get over the unrealistic nature.

Watch, Record, Skip: After seeing the pilot, I have really no choice but to say skip this one because it offers nothing to draw me in as a viewer, although I love Jimmy Smits this just is not the right fit. Outlaw sneak peeks tomorrow at 10/9c on NBC, but airs regularly Fridays at 10/9c.