Picks and Pans Review: The Huntress
If you haven't been following The Huntress, July 8 may not be the best night to discover this second-year series about mother-and-daughter bounty hunters, loosely based on the real-life adventures of Dottie and Brandi Thorson (Annette O'Toole and Jordana Spiro). The plot is a complicated carryover from previous episodes, and the villain—a corrupt, cigar-chomping cop—belongs in a comic book.
Still, there are just enough touches of real humor here to qualify The Huntress as satisfactory summer escapism. In the July 15 episode, for instance, Dottie winds up opening her home to a massive but well-mannered wrestler in pink tights (Rick "Smalls" Strickland). And I confess to chuckling at Dottie's addiction to 'Walker, Texas Ranger—even if it is a subtle plug for that show's reruns on the USA Network. I might not go out of my way to track down The Huntress, but I wouldn't flee from it either.
Bottom Line: Modest reward