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Sunday, September 27, 2009

“Cold Case” Review: All Style and No Substance?

When it comes to shows that look good and sound good, I’d have to put “Cold Case” right at the top of that list.

If you’ve never seen it, “Case” uses music from the proper time period to help set the scene for its flashbacks that tell the story of the unsolved case. The flashbacks are seamlessly integrated to show the witnesses then and now.

The season premiere gets a nice boost with the music of Ray Charles being featured exclusively in the episode (You’ll recognize the original “Golddigger” instantly.).

The case is the murder of a young woman on an ocean liner. In the B story, Lilly must deal with the man who tried to kill her last season.

As I said, the show looks and sounds great. But at least in this episode, the substance isn’t completely there. I actually had the murderer pegged from the get-go. And there were a few too many holes in the story.

However, I have to say that the B story, with guest star Daniel Baldwin, is interesting. And there’s a dash of unexpected romance to shake things up as well.

“Case” will never be a show I’ll add to my must-see list, but it’s nice to check in on it every once in a while…

“Cold Case” premieres tonight (Sunday, September 27th) at 10 p.m. on CBS…

Photo Credit: Michael Yarish/CBS