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Posted: 9/15/2010 6:30:17 PM EST

New NBC Show Turns Conservative Hypocrite Into Liberal Hero –– But Even MSM Ridicules Plot

By Brent Baker (Bio | Archive)
Wed, 09/15/2010 - 19:21 ET

NBC tonight (10 PM EDT/PDT, 9 PM CDT) debuts a new drama, Outlaw, centered on a conservative Supreme Court justice who, as a gambler and a philander, is a hypocrite played by Jimmy Smits. Realizing his political misdirection, he resigns from the court so he can become a crusading lawyer for liberal causes. But the program is so awful, even MSM TV critics are ridiculing it. (Joe Scarborough has at least one cameo in it.) "The show is so ludicrously dumb that your eyeballs will hurt from rolling so much,” Hank Stuever warned in Tuesday's Washington Post.

In USA Today, Robert Bianco pleaded: "Surely NBC's joking. There's awful, and then there's atrociously, hilariously awful –– a line NBC and Jimmy Smits soar across with Outlaw.” He proceeded to describe the show's premise:

A gambling, womanizing, conservative Supreme Court justice who chucks the court to become a crusader for the outcast and oppressed? That's not a prime-time show, it's a Saturday Night Live sketch. We meet Smits' Justice Cyrus Garza as he's being thrown out of a casino for counting cards. Outside, he stops to debate a case he's due to decide with a pretty ACLU protester (because you know those justices, yak, yak, yak) –– whom he then beds. But her words move him, and he resigns to become a trial lawyer.

Recognizing the commonality of TV shows that ridicule conservatives as hypocrites or people with dark and nefarious motives, Bianco asked: "Do we really need another show promoting another shadowy, conservative cabal, this one with tentacles in the Senate and the court and an anti-Garza agenda?”

The take from James Poniewozik on Time.com:

Outlaw –– sneak-peeking tonight before moving to Fridays –– starts in a direction of implausibility and keeps on going. The premise: Cyrus Garza (Jimmy Smits) is the most conservative justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, and the son of a famous and passionate liberal attorney. After his father dies in an accident, Garza re-examines his life and decides to embrace his father's beliefs. He further decides that the legal system he works in is flawed, in such a way that he cannot do any good as a Supreme Court justice [!]. So he quits the bench and decides to become a freelance lawyer, traveling and taking on highly controversial cases.

In the second episode we'll get liberal guilt-tripping on Arizona, Bianco noted: "Friday, when Outlaw moves to its regular slot, the case involves racial profiling and Arizona's immigration law.”

NBC.com has posted an uninspiring four-minute trailer, which includes a scene with Joe Scarborough playing himself.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 6:41:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2010 6:42:10 PM EST by BlueJames]
LOL. It won't be on for long, I'm sure.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 6:47:05 PM EST
What liberal media?
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 6:50:09 PM EST
Sounds very entertaining. Got the DVR set
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 6:50:11 PM EST
people still watch NBC?
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 6:50:53 PM EST
So you're saying the media likes to portray conservatives as the bad guy?
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 6:55:12 PM EST
this show sucks ass.

dumb ass plot, and it's all about cocervatives being wrong.....on everythng.

Link Posted: 9/15/2010 6:56:11 PM EST
So let me tell you about my fucking night.

While watching a football game, I flipped through the channels while on commercial and caught, by chance, an angel singing.


Wasn't that performance.

Anyway, I saw an angel singing.

So, I decide to watch the show for her again the next time it was on. Cool acts but nothing compared. I voted for her that night so she would win the finals.

Tonight I watch the show again. She placed second to somebody who, while they can sing, we've heard it before. Anyway, I was pissed.

Then: That fucking show came on. What the fuck is this shit. What the fuck is this shit?

I turned it off. Never again.

Fuck NBC.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 7:00:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2010 7:03:07 PM EST by Lancair]

Personally, I think they should have just stuck with the gambling and philandering SCOTUS justice. That would have been good TV.

ETA: Like an American Judge John Deed. Man, that show rocks.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 7:01:40 PM EST

thanks NBC, reinforcing the reason for your shitty ratings one liberal show at a time

Link Posted: 9/15/2010 7:05:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2010 7:06:34 PM EST by scottedward58]
I guess NBC has realized that trying to manipulate people through news programs isn't working so now they're going all out on their dramas. Can't wait to see Law and Order.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 7:08:20 PM EST
Maybe Dexter will pay another visit to him.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 7:11:51 PM EST
They always trot this shit out before elections. West Wing, W. the movie, Farenheit 9/11......
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 7:28:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2010 7:28:53 PM EST by Foxtrot243]
Has a nice name and good lead actor but shit plot and philosophy.If the death penalty was in all states,sentencing in mornings,one appeal in the afternoon with an automatic denial and sentence carried out at sunset we would be rid of crime and liberals forever
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