The Code Season 1 Episode 1 Review: Blowed Up

Jag casts a huge shadow.

The fabled military drama has been gone almost 15 years and yet it lingers in viewers' memories.

Aj Chegwidden has already recurred on NCIS: Los Angeles and Harm and Mac set to return on that same series.

Stepping out of the shadow of Jag is what The Code was up against. Yet it made big strides on The Code Season 1 Episode 1.

Granted, there are certain similarities between The Code and Jag, beyond the courtroom battles.

Related: The Code Sneak Peak

Let's start the male lead character. Jag was supposed to be a cross between Top Gun and A Few Good Men, and Harman Rabb was the Tom Cruise character, a pilot turned lawyer, who was also missing his father.

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?

Luke Mitchell (Blindspot) ably stepped into the role of pretty-boy lawyer.

His Captain John "Abe" Abraham is a Marine legacy.

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