7 January 2019 | SnoopyStyle
no tension TV thriller
In Boston, Shelby Naylor (Sherilyn Fenn) is a rising writer at her magazine. Her husband likes to spend his spare time listening to the police scanner. Business partner Tom Williams is their friend. The couple gets into a car accident. Her husband is killed and she has extensive physical therapy. Someone breaks into her home. The cop suggests listening to the police scanner which has a tendency of picking up other transmissions. She records the scanner like her husband used to do and may have recorded damning evidence in a murder.
The premise is sorta like Rear Window. Of course, this is nowhere near that classic. Why the cop would suggest eavesdropping on the police scanner is beyond me. It would be more tense if her activity is illegal and hidden. After all, she is listening in on private transmissions. It would heighten the danger and that's what these thrillers need. Every bit of danger needs to be elevated. She should be more disabled for more danger. The cinematography is strictly TV movie level. It's all very flat. Any hope of an intense thriller is drained away. There is no tension in this wannabe thriller.