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Cold Justice (PREVIEW)

Cold Justice

Suicide In A Small Town/Mother
Regular Air Date: 
Tuesdays @ 10/9C
Air Date: 
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Did You Know?

McClary inspired Marg Helgenberger's character on the TV show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Cold Justice is the latest reality television programming to hit the airwaves, but don’t expect tanned airheads or celebrity burnouts. Cold Justice follows Kelley Siegler (Prosecutor) and Yolanda McClary (Crime Scene Investigator) as they tackle cold cases and try to bring peace to the victims family members and the criminals behind the crimes to justice. The show is produced by Law & Order’s Dick Wolf. 
The first episode of the series has Siegler and McClary taking on a cold case that had deemed a suicide, but a local detective has convinced them to come down and check out the evidence for themselves because he believes the case to be a murder. 
I wasn’t too impressed with the series opener. Siegler and McClary pretty much come down, and through a series of very simple question and answer interrogations, quickly find several discrepancies with the only suspects story, even bringing to light some recorded documentation that seemed to have fallen between the cracks. Weather or not this was a clear case of local small town authority’s lack of know how, or simply the right place and right time, the first episode of the show didn’t do much for me. It especially irritated me that the show ends without giving any further information beyond the investigations conclusion. The second episode, titled Mother, was a whole different story. 
The second episode titled Mother, takes a 7 year old cold case where an elderly woman was murdered. Suspects are plenty but no progress has been made. Siegler and McClary come down and meet with some exceptional police officers who, with their combined efforts, bring to light new evidence and find new ways to rattle old suspects. 
I think the fact that I didn’t know how the operation works (I hate the plethora of crime shows on television) I was in the dark on that process, still I had come to terms with fact that the show ends with either the cold case team reopening the case or failing without further information, though we do get some info at the end of this episode. In any case episode two really sets up a dynamic between the cold case workers and their local counterparts. I think the cases and how far the teams will be able to go will determine how entertaining the episode will be, but I’m looking forward to seeing what happens in the next episode. 
AJ Garcia
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