Monday, September 13, 2010

TV Review: Rizzoli & Isles [2010]

The new TNT series premiering on July 12, 2010, Rizzoli & Isles follows the relationship between Boston Detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and medical examiner Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander). The series is based on Tess Gerritsen’s novels and described as reminiscent of the 1980’s television series Cagney & Lacey.

MAIN CAST
Angie Harmon (Agent Cody Banks)
Sasha Alexander

SUPPORTING CHARACTERS
Chazz Palminteri (The Usual Suspects)
Lorraine Bracco (Sopranos)
Bruce McGill (My Cousin Vinny)
Lee Thompson Young (FlashForward)

CELEBRITY APPEARANCES
Michael Massee (FlashForward)
Billy Burke (The Twilight Saga)
Donnie Wahlberg (Boomtown)
Brian Dennehy (First Blood, Cocoon, Cagney & Lacey)

SEASON 1 EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS
01 – Serial killer Charles Hoyt is introduced
02 – Jane and Maura track down a Boston Strangler copycat
03 – Mysterious death of a young boy could have resulted from an exorcism
04 – College student is shot in board daylight
05 – Boston Socialite is killed on his sailboat however it looks like an accident
06 – A hate crime leads to an investigation into a lesbian bar
07 – Shooter at the Boston Marathon results in a moving crime scene
08 – Another one of the Surgeon’s protégé rises to terrorize Jane
09 – Maura discovers the latest victim is her half-brother
10 – Season Finale: Boston Precinct Under Seige

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED – 5 OUT OF 5