Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector: Season 1 (2020)

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Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector

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With as many narrative threads as words in its title, Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector buries a compelling Russell Hornsby in a pile of plot.



Critic Ratings: 11


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User Ratings: 65

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Air date: Jan 10, 2020

Three years after the Bone Collector ended his career, Detective Lincoln Rhyme teams with NYPD officer Amelia Sachs to investigate a series of murders that suggest the killer's return and an unlikely team is born.

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Air date: Jan 17, 2020

Lincoln and Amelia try to find a killer inspired by Greek mythology who is live-streaming murders; and The Bone Collector prepares a terrifying gift to celebrate Lincoln's return to work with his new partner.

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Air date: Jan 31, 2020

A young woman from an insular Russian community witnesses a murder and comes to Lincoln and Amelia for help. The case takes a shocking turn when the mysterious murder is linked to a cold case - the tragic disappearance of a teenage girl. Meanwhile, the Bone Collector's 'secret' is discovered.

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Air date: Feb 7, 2020

A bizarre murder at a university research site thrusts Amelia and Kate into the world of post-mortem forensics. Lincoln explores new possibilities with the help of Sellitto's friend. Guest starring Zack Weinstein and Michael Potts.

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Air date: Feb 14, 2020

The Bone Collector challenges Lincoln, Amelia, and the team with a trifecta of victims across New York City. But as our team races to solve the clue trails before it's too late, Lincoln must come to terms with the Bone Collector's real target - his own ego.

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Air date: Feb 21, 2020

Lincoln and the team hunt a serial killer who stages perfect murders by brilliantly framing suspects in what appear to be open and shut cases. The hunt hits home when one of Lincoln's closest friends is accused.

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Air date: Feb 28, 2020

Lincoln, Amelia and the team are tasked with tracking down an anonymous bomber, targeting a string of buildings all across Manhattan. Meanwhile, the marriage between The Bone Collector and his wife, Danielle, reaches a terrifying crossroad.

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Air date: Mar 6, 2020

When a politician's teenage daughter is kidnapped for ransom, Lincoln, Amelia and the team race against time to rescue her before the unthinkable happens. Meanwhile, the team makes a startling discovery -- The Bone Collector's true identity.

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Air date: Mar 13, 2020

Part one of a two-part finale, The Bone Collector's name and face are all over the news. Staying one step ahead of our team, The Bone Collector puts his ultimate revenge plan into action by targeting those closest to Lincoln, including Amelia.

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Air date: Mar 13, 2020

In the first season's terrifying conclusion, Lincoln is forced to save his son, Camden, by putting himself at risk and confronting The Bone Collector in a deadly face off, mano a mano.

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Cast & Crew

Russell Hornsby
Lincoln Rhyme
Arielle Kebbel
Officer Amelia Sachs
Michael Imperioli
Detective Mike Sellitto
Ramses Jimenez
Detective Eric Castillo
Brooke Lyons
Kate :Tate Ellington:Felix
Roslyn Ruff
Brian F. O'Byrne
The Bone Collector
Kersti Bryan
Shelby Waites
Tracie Thoms
Agent Laura Cutter
Cortney Gift
ESU Agent
René Ifrah
Agent Silas Beresford
Kyra Weeks
Hotel Employee
Avi Nir
Executive Producer
Alon Shtruzman
Executive Producer
Peter Traugott
Executive Producer
Rachel Kaplan
Executive Producer
Lisa Demaine
Jon Amiel
Lauren Greer
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Critic Reviews for Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector Season 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

While way too much of Lincoln Rhyme is leaden and flat, there's still something there in Hornsby's performance that reminds you how good he can be with the right material.

Jan 9, 2020 | Full Review…

[The pilot] moves fast and efficiently sets up a workable series that could blend weekly procedural elements with an ongoing - and very familiar - serial killer mystery. It's not instantly gripping. But it's definitely better than its title.

Jan 17, 2020 | Full Review…

Follows the lead of umpteen serial killer stories so closely that it ends up a paint-by-numbers collision of predictable tropes.

Jan 8, 2020 | Full Review…

Lincoln Rhyme sets itself apart from other series of its type in the construction of its villain. [Full Review in Spanish]

May 18, 2020 | Full Review…

Popular crime novel adaptation is violent, predictable.

Feb 7, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

There's a lot going on in the pilot - three murders, three investigations! - but I assure you that none of it is particularly interesting.

Jan 17, 2020 | Full Review…

The series begins too optimistically to leave any room for real suspense.

Jan 13, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

The more room Hornsby gets to expand and explore Rhyme, the more watchable the show will be.

Jan 10, 2020 | Full Review…

The pilot feels like a show merely going through the motions and hoping the IP branding will be enough to bring viewers into the fold.

Jan 6, 2020 | Full Review…

[T]he TV show offers instead a plodding would-be thriller that takes the barest of bones from the source material and generates the kind of tension normally seen only in Hallmark Christmas movies.

Jan 15, 2020 | Full Review…

Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector is glossy and silly and TV-paced to please. It's an absurd and middling mystery, but for those looking for polished pulp, you could do worse.

Jan 13, 2020 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector: Season 1

  • Oct 05, 2020
    Lincoln rhyme is not black!!!!
  • May 12, 2020
    Trailer looked good, as I liked the movie thought I would enjoy this but the acting is very poor and stupid things they do in the story make it too unbelievable to watch. Got through two episodes and think that will be enough.
  • Apr 20, 2020
    I didn't find myself comparing this series to the Angelina/Denzel movie. I have loved Deaver's series of books. His writing is so much better than that in these series. The drama in this is cheap. I was disappointed with some of the changes they made in casting — replacing Lincoln's gay male attendant with a black woman. Also requisite weird nerd girl (cf NCIS, etc) added. Amelia is more diffident in the series than in the books. Also, Lincoln is actually not grumpy enough. I really like Selitto tho.
  • Apr 16, 2020
    Love this show, great thriller, edge of your seat stuff. This is a keeper
  • Mar 19, 2020
    Really bad writing, especially the penultimate and ultimate episode.
  • Mar 16, 2020
    Started watching this with good intentions.nice cast.problem is..the only capable person working for the poĺice became a serial killer.all the others end up either tied up or killed or whatever.script for laughs.
  • Mar 15, 2020
    This show is based on the 1998 movie and brings more excitement.
  • Mar 15, 2020
    Love it! Hope it gets another season!
  • Mar 15, 2020
    I still prefer the 1998 movie version. You know, the one with Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie.
  • Mar 15, 2020
    I find this show, based on the Lincoln Rhyme books by Jeffrey Deaver about the titular paraplegic forensics expert, to be just okay. This show is frequently textbook television crime procedural to the point where it almost feels like parody. The characters and their predicaments feel like imitations of a dozen other shows. Some of the dialogue is downright bad. Network television may not've been the best choice for the Lincoln Rhyme books. Rhyme feels he would've fit better on streaming. The characters are shifted or watered down to fit the network environment. Just like in the movie, they cut out Rhyme's caretaker Thom and replace him with a different person for some reason. The show also leaves out one of the biggest reasons the books are popular: the twists. Pretty much all the actors can't make the dialogue work. I'll give a little more credit to The Sopranos' Michael Imperioli as Detective Sellitto though that may just be bias on my part because he feels like he was created in a lab to play a TV cop. A major issue is Grimm's Russell Hornsby as the lead. He's a charming actor and that's the problem. He just can't pull off Rhymes when he's supposed to be misanthropic or coldly analytical. So, after all those complaints, why didn't I rate this lower? Well, I legitimately liked the mysteries in this. They had variation and felt distinct. The show did manage to keep intact two major element of the books: the use of forensics and the history of New York City. This part of the show is quite interesting. This is an imperfect but still decent time waster. There is always room for improvement and I'll keep watching if this gets renewed. This definitely isn't a great show but this might be for you if you're just a fan of network police procedurals. If you're a hardcore LR fan, be forewarned.

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