Public Morals (TNT) Rated TV-MA

public moralsThis show is set in the 1960s New York City, where the police have a Public Morals Division which walks the line between morality and criminality. Starring Edward Burns, Michael Rapaport, Elizabeth Masucci, Austin Stowell, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Wass Stevens, Katrina Bowden, Brian Wiles, Keith Nobbs, Lyndon Smith, Patrick Murney, Cormac Cullinane, Dave Green

Here is a show with great writing and good, gritty cinematography, along with a lack of direction and diversity.  There’s a sameness to each scene, making it hard to distinguish between scenes and characters or to discern their moods.  There is a shortage of acting talent, in my opinion; I could not engage with any of the characters, and I couldn’t really figure out which characters were supposed to be bad or good.  This may have been intentional on the writers’ part, due to the concept of the show, but I would have preferred more distinction.

All that said, there is enough compelling content to make this worth checking out.  I look forward to hearing your impression of the show.

 

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