Rogue: Complete First Season
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We have all done it, so just admit it! Awaiting that favored TV series, movie, or book to become available in order to submit your review and share with the general populace. For me, I have been patiently waiting for Rogue to become available on Amazon. Rarely has a day gone by when I have not typed into the Amazon search engine "Rogue Season 1." On this Sunday Morning with NFL games on both TV's, I was nevertheless pleased to see that Amazon will soon be offering what has previously only been available on Direct TV (their first independently produced scripted program).
Plot Summary (with credit to Direct TV [edited]):
"Grace AKA Jackie Hays (Thandie Newton), a morally and emotionally-conflicted undercover detective, is tormented by the possibility that her own actions contributed to her son's mysterious death. In her quest for the truth, Grace goes off the proverbial reservation in a not quite sanctioned undercover operation into the Laszlo crime family who runs the waterfront."
OK, so starting with the obvious, Thandie Newton has long held marquis status on my personal visual bucket list. While perhaps not a household name, she has worked regularly since I first saw her in 1991 at a Boston "Art House" Cinema in the movie "Flirting." As hinted at in the subject header, Ms. Newton leaves very little to the imagination (anatomically speaking). Admittedly, the aforementioned likely counts for one of my stars.
Ms. Newton's impressive "display" aside, Rogue is a multi-layered crime drama with plenty of good old fashioned violence and plot twists to go along with the nudity:
1.) What happened to Grace's son?
2.) Jimmy Laszlo the patriarch of the crime family:
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The show very much earns its unrated status. There is a lot of violence, sex, nudity (all of which leave little or nothing to the imagination) and bad language. Much more than you see on basic cable shows like The Americans, which can get pretty extreme itself. The story is paced very well throughout the 10 episode season, and while it does have some twists it is not completely predictable. The writing and acting are all very good. Most of the characters are very flawed and multi-dimensional and the result is a well done blend of drama, crime, and who done it.
For those who get the DVDs the extras include a few behind the scenes and making of features, as well as a series of webisodes that follow one of the supporting characters on the show, Mitch, Grace's former mentor who ends up working cold case files and is assigned to the case of her son's murder. It really does flesh out the overall story a lot, and were likely just a bunch of scenes from the show that ultimately were deleted.Read more ›
Newton plays Grace Travis, an undercover cop on loan from the San Jose police department. Her assignment has her on the Oakland docks trying to infiltrate a notorious crime family led by Jimmy (Marton Csokas) and his sons Alec (Joshua Sasse) and Max (Matthew Beard).Read more ›
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It was edgy, sexy, different. Like many new shows some of the acting was a little stiff and forced at the beginning . Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is very much a "guys" flick...sex everywhere and no plot. Won't be watching the rest of the episodesPublished 2 months ago by Kay Hamman