A charismatic defense attorney and a powerhouse television producer work together to control the media following a high-profile incident.A charismatic defense attorney and a powerhouse television producer work together to control the media following a high-profile incident.A charismatic defense attorney and a powerhouse television producer work together to control the media following a high-profile incident.
Notorious is a new TV drama about...well...I'm not so sure.
It is about the (unexplained) close "business" relationship between a (male) criminal defense attorney and a (female) news producer. Supposedly based on actual persons, attorney Mark Geragos and Larry King Live producer Wendy Walker.
The main idea is (also supposedly) to show to the viewers how easily can be manipulated by cheap tricks played by the media. Like whoever gets to say ...first if someone is guilty or innocent, will play a major role to the ...actual verdict of a jury!
There are a lot of things going wrong with Notorious even from its first scene which shows (you might have guessed it) ...Sex! And not just Sex, but Sex in the office. And the scene that follows that, is another one that implies Sex between the cougar anchorwoman and an exotic boy-toy, also in the office at the same time, a few meters away from the previous couple.
And the usual "you are the best", "she is the greatest", "the top news producer", blah-blah, blah-blah, from the writers who are too lazy to make a solid introduction and build properly their characters.
Then, the lamest and most uninteresting twists, appearing one after the other, trying to match the fast, abrupt editing and direction.
And all of these, are mixed into a chaos of a script, that tries to combine mystery, legal drama, romance, deceit and a soap opera version of "the Newsroom".
Overall: Another disappointment for this season. Not worth the time. Maybe some hardcore feminists will find it a tad enjoyable.
- Sep 27, 2016