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Hack

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HACK is the story of Mike Olshansky, a disgraced former cop seeking to rebuild his life. After he was discovered taking money from a narcotics crime scene, Mike lost both his badge and his family. He now drives a cab through the streets of Philadelphia to make ends meet, helping his fares with their personal and criminal problems in effort to gain redemption, aided by his former partner-in-crime and on the job, Marcellus Washington, who remains on the force; his next door neighbor, Liz Garza, a former nun turned probation officer; and Jamie Farrell, a young former con man trying to go straight. In May 2004, CBS decided to scrap their Saturday lineup, cancelling fellow Saturday show The District. Hack lasted 2 successful seasons.
David Morse

David Morse

Mike Olshansky

Matthew Borish

Matthew Borish

Michael Olshansky Jr.

George Dzundza

George Dzundza

Grizz Grzelak (Season 1)

Jacqueline Torres

Jacqueline Torres

Liz Garza (Episodes 27-40, recurring previously)

Andre Braugher

Andre Braugher

Marcellus Washington

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  • First season had promise, second season is dumbed down

    8.0
    The first season of Hack had promise. I'm reluctant to use the word "intelligent" when talking about TV shows, but season one had a pretty intelligent approach to themes of conscience, family, religion---It was simply too good for TV. The network execs ordered the producer and writers to dumb it down if it was to get a second season. They got rid of interesting characters like Grizz, the priest, and added a female character who's only purpose is to look good. They made the plots more formulaic and added more violence. They even amped up the theme music to make it look more like an "action" show.

    Leave it to Hollywood idiots to screw up a good thing. It's a wonder the first season ever made it on the air to begin with. TV just can't be dumb enough.moreless
  • HACK: From brilliant to banal

    5.5
    The writing and cast for the first season was wonderful enough to restore faith in network programming. Characters were real and three dimensional and the cliche plots were shunned. Watch it but be warned. The second season is the polar opposite. Cookie cutter scripts, heavy handed messages, and plots so obvious you have them figured out before the teaser goes to commercial. The new characters added fit the standard network profile sure to meet their projected demographics. Hack goes from the sublime to the ridiculous for season two. A sad waste of acting talent. Hack is the star of season one and season two is written by hacks.



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  • I never missed an episode when it was on.

    8.5
    I really enjoyed this show and never missed an episode when it screened in Melbourne. A lot of depth to the main characters. I think I strongly identified with Mike (tall; shaved head; broken marriage; life a bit off the rails). The formula varied enough episode to episode so that it never got stale. Good stuff, I reckon.
  • Hack is one of my faavorites.The characters are awesome.It got me inspired to watch more anime.My favorite charcter is the orange girl.

    9.9
    Hack is one of my faavorites.The characters are awesome.It got me inspired to watch more anime.My favorite charcter is the orange girl.My favorite episode is the last one.The recckoning.If you have watched Hack then you probally like it.I love the pictures of hack.It's my 4th favorite show.I wish they made a magna of it.I would buy all of the volumes then.Anime is my favorite subject.Hack is a cool show.It inspires me.It is worth the watch.I wish it would air another episode.I think it's better than Danny Phantom,Naruto, and Family guy.If you have not watched Hack then you should.I have.Thank you.moreless
  • A show with a good idea that could have been developed better.

    8.0
    Not sure how the viewing public liked the idea of a cop fired for being corupt being the main character. But, what he was doing now certainly is good. I don't agree that any cop is above the law, the need to obey them just like we do. But, I can understand how one might be tempted with all that they see out there every day. But, it is their job to uphold the law. With that said, the fact that he it trying to make good with his life now is commendable. I have always liked David Morse from when I first saw him on St. Elsewhere. So, when I heard about this show I was sure I would like it. While I was not disappointed I do feel it could have been better or stronger. The supporting cast was certainly good. And in the second season they did make some changes that improved it, but I guess it wasn't enough for the network dogs. Oh well, they don't listen to us the viewers anyway !moreless
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