Picks and Pans Review: Eddie Dodd
We're looking at the Robert Urich syndrome here. Treat Williams, like Urich, isn't a commanding presence on the big screen, but put him on the tube—last season's mini, Drug Wars, for instance—and his magnetism grows appreciably.
In his first series, inspired by the film True Believer, Williams plays a former student activist who is now a firebrand lawyer fighting for lost causes.
Corey Parker, who played Melissa's younger lover on thirtysomething—the show this trial series replaces until late April—plays Williams's junior associate, Annabelle (Not Necessarily the News) Gurwitch his harried secretary, and Sydney (Hooperman) Walsh his rather too-gorgeous investigator. It's an attractive cast, yet it lacks chemistry.
The show is a male version of The Trials of Rosie O'Neill: predictable courtroom TV partial to last-minute surprise witnesses. Its principal asset is its star.