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Boomtown - Season One
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"Boomtown" promised the story of a crime told from EVERY point of view. The uniformed officers on the scene, the detectives investigating the crime, the assistant DA handling it, the reporter covering it and the paramedic working it all were main characters. The episodes themselves were divided into segments, showcasing a different perspective. Because of this, occasionally the audience would find out larger details or hidden, personal motives that the characters wouldn't themselves discover. Also, because of this "Rashomon"-inspired twist, a different member of the cast could end up at the center of every episode.
The cast, led by Donnie Wahlberg, Mykelti Williamson and the great Neal McDonough, was incredibly talented - particularly the supporting actor Gary Basaraba, who really ought to work more.
Though the episodes focused on a crime, the gimmick of "Boomtown" allowed the audience to glance into the twisted, complicated lives of its main characters, as well. So, in addition to showing an episode about a weird hit-and-run accident, the audience would get to see ADA David McNorris' alcoholic descent. While dealing with an episode on a drive-by shooting, the audience gets to experience wrenching moments from the character Fearless' scarred childhood. And while the other characters think Det. Joel Stevens leads a charmed life, the audience gets to see just how bad things are getting for him at home.Read more ›
If you want to see good quality TV, watch this show. No one will ever remember "Lyon's Den" which killed it, or "Kingpin" which NBC tried to replace it with; but this show and NBC's shoddy treatment of it will be remembered as long as television exists.
Amended on Nov 3, 2004
I just wanted to say that I don't think Vanessa Williams ruined the show. I was willing to give it a chance and see where it would go from there, they never got a chance to focus an episode on her and it's only because NBC put her on at the same time that they forced the writers to be more "procedural" that we may think she brought the show down.
Me, i'm just smiling at NBC's predicament now, what with Lost and Desparate Housewives bringing intelligent and gripping TV back to us and them wallowing in last place with not one critical or ratings hit in site. Ah, Karma is a female dog...
As of April 4 2006, the only new NBC show I have watched is My Name Is Earl, and NBC still refuses to do the intelligent thing by teaming it up with Scrubs. I follow the West Wing out of respect in the downtime between the Simpsons and The Sopranos, but never again will I view an NBC drama series.
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Very well written series. Good cast. Another Great TV Series that ended too soon!Published 2 months ago by R. McGuffie
Donnie Wahlberg before Blue Bloods, Neal McDonough Walking Tall and Mykelti Williamson Forrest Gump star in this groundbreaking drama of
LA detectives who wage a war on... Read more
This series is amazing. I bought this because I am a fan of Lana Parrilla from Once Upon A Time as the Evil Queen/Regina Mills and wanted to view her earlier work. Read morePublished 15 months ago by filmjoyce
I loved this show and how it presented the views of the crime by each person involved.
So sad it was cancelled after only one season.
This series went below the radar when it was shown on TV. It is really well done, with great scripts and a cast that includes Meg Ryan. Read morePublished 23 months ago by james sirotnik
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