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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.

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  • David Morse

    David Morse

    Mike Olshansky

    Matthew Borish

    Matthew Borish

    Michael Olshansky Jr.

    Jacqueline Torres

    Jacqueline Torres

    Liz Garza (Episodes 27-40, recurring previously)

    George Dzundza

    George Dzundza

    Grizz Grzelak (Season 1)

    Andre Braugher

    Andre Braugher

    Marcellus Washington

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    • The writers screwed up a good thing

      I loved the first season so much that I binge watched the entire first season. I couldn't finish watching the second season of the series after the episodes began showcasing successively more liberal propaganda and became increasingly more unbelievable.

      No wonder it was cancelled. If you catch it on NETFLIX, do yourself a favor and skip the second season entirely. I gave it a 7.5 because it gets a 10 for season one and a 5 for season 2

    • First season had promise, second season is dumbed down

      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

      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.

      Michael Chainmoreless
    • I never missed an episode when it was on.

      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.

      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

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