Murder in the First, Season 1HD
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Homicide detectives, Terry English (Taye Diggs) and Hildy Mulligan (Kathleen Robertson) are called to investigate the murder of an apparent drug addict. The victim is found to have a connection to Silicon Valley wunderkind Erich Blunt (Tom Felton), the CEO of a cutting-edge tech firm who is preparing to take his company public.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPilot||When a junkie is murdered in the Tenderloin district, SFPD detectives Terry English and Hildy Mulligan are shocked to discover the case may be related to the city's youngest billionaire, tech genius Erich Blunt. But Terry's ability to focus is troubled as his wife battles stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Just as the inspectors begin closing in on the case, Blunt's beautiful flight attendant is found dead.||42:00||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe City of Sisterly Love||As Inspectors Terry English and Hildy Mulligan begin their investigation into the death of Erich Blunt's flight attendant, Cindy Strauss. Terry must also deal with the recent death of his wife and the arrival of his sister-in-law. The investigation takes an unexpected turn when the results of Cindy's autopsy reveal a shocking secret.||42:04||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoWho's Your Daddy?||The Inspectors search for clues that might link various suspects, including Erich Blunt, to Cindy Strauss' death. Meanwhile, Hildy is confronted by a young witness from a past investigation who worries for his mother's safety after she is physically abused by her new husband.||41:57||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoBurning Woman||Despite the advice of his lawyer, Warren Daniels, Erich Blunt escapes for a drug- fueled weekend with his adoring CTO, Ivana West. Meanwhile, Terry and Hildy must deal with the repercussions of Hildy's officer involved shooting. As Hildy confronts the prospect of losing her job, Terry works to help his partner get out of trouble.||42:07||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPants on Fire||To change the world's opinion of him, Erich Blunt takes a lie detector test to prove his innocence. Meanwhile, Hildy and Terry discover that a past suspect's alibi does not check out. They must get to the bottom of this before it unravels their case against Blunt.||42:11||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPunch Drunk||It's six months later, and the whole world is watching as tech genius Erich Blunt is put on trial for the murder of his flight attendant, Cindy Strauss. Meanwhile, Terry decides to start making amends for his behavior after the death of his wife. Hildy begins reconnecting with her ex-husband, Mike, and soon must confront the temptation to rekindle their romance.||41:57||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSuck My Alibi||After a key witness in the Cindy Strauss murder case turns up dead, Terry and Hildy set out to find the truth before it undermines the prosecution's case. Meanwhile, Erich Blunt's famed attorney, Warren Daniels, sees this as an opportunity to prove his client's innocence.||42:08||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoWin Some, Lose Some||As the trial against Erich Blunt reaches a dramatic conclusion, attorney Warren Daniels considers the bold move of calling his defendant, Blunt, to the stand. Meanwhile, Terry begins to suspect that a previous investigation may have had significant holes that could change everything. After a series of impassioned closing arguments, both sides brace for the final verdict.||42:07||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|9||HDClosed CaptioningVideoFamily Matters||In the aftermath of the Blunt verdict, the Homicide Department investigates a new death involving a drug-addicted socialite and her playboy husband. As they pursue that case, Terry and Hildy also discover that key witnesses from the Kevin Neyers case have recanted their original statements. The inspectors must uncover the truth while keeping their investigation a secret from their superiors.||41:48||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|10||HDClosed CaptioningVideoBlunt the Edge||Inspectors English and Mulligan are fully immersed in the tangled web of trying to solve the Kevin Neyers murder. As they investigate possible suspects one by one, they discover a series of shocking secrets on their pursuit of eventual justice.||42:05||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|101||HDVideoOverview||Check out a glimpse of the complex investigation surrounding two seemingly unrelated murders that will be sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.||1:57||Free||View in iTunes|
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If I were to critique this show I would correct on the level of storyline …for a show where one mystery involves many episodes there could be more build up to the drama in the first episode. Its not fair to compare really, but think of the first episode of Broad-church. The scene was set with riveting silence building up to the actual mystery. This held the audience very successfully. There the beginning scenes make the central event meaningful to the audience. A life is a very precious thing. Here is trivialized hugely…by the insincerity of most of the characters. and by the usual sarcasm built into the script. I like the 2 detectives …good acting.
Since this is a basic cable show I had higher than usual hopes for "Murder In The First" but as I watched I was struck but the flat acting. Kathleen Robertson plays a stereotypical divorcee. Taye Diggs plays the husband with a terminally ill wife but rather than being a stereotype I came away with the feeling that he was practicing grieving rather than feeling true grief and anguish over his wife's condition. Then there are the other cops on the squad most notably the one who announces to the whole squad that he's on a juice cleanse. The nail in the coffin for me was when the cops question a couple of little kids about a potential murderer they may have witnessed. These hard-boiled detectives are so good they cause one of the boys to wet his pants after which the kids proceeds to act as if nothing just happened. All in all this show comes across as if it wants to be "authentic" and that the writers had a lot of check boxes they wanted to check off. Rather than being good this show comes across as a lower quality version of "The Killing".
A Bit Dreary.
What was gained by having partners who have a wife in her final days of cancer and a deadbeat husband looking for alimony? Top that off with a despicable smug villain in a season long case. One partner is a perky blonde the other is a stoic black cop with anger issues, (done so much better in “Crisis”) together they face a universe I’m not sure I want to live in for 10 to 13 weeks. “King and Maxwell” was more fun and this clearly isn’t “Murder One”. Then there’s the sad ending, I won’t spoil – yes you got rid of a concept albatross – it was hardly a moment that makes me want to tune in next week.