Critic Consensus: Murder in the First fits happily into the over-arcing season-long murder mystery mold, offering pleasurably typical twists and natural, attention-grabbing characters.
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as Terry English
as Hildy Mulligan
as Erich Blunt
as David Molk
as Ivana West
as Louise Mulligan
as Jim Koto
as Bill Wilkerson
as Mario Siletti
as Warren Daniels
as Jacqueline Perez
as David Hertzberg
If Bochco can re-create the twisty legal action that was a hallmark of [L.A. Law], Murder in the First will be worth the 10 hours.
Diggs and Robertson ground the show in interesting characters at its core, allowing scene stealers like Schiff and Cromwell to do what they do so well.
The characters may be shallow, but that doesn't keep the show from giving the easy pleasures of reading a quickie mystery novel.
Like most of the best cable shows, Murder in the First strips the production and the cast down to the essentials, then executes them well.
Murder in the First looks to have sturdy underpinnings. Bochco at this point has been around too long to learn entirely new tricks. Still, this is easily his best new series since NYPD Blue tried to break molds more than two decades ago.
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