Jane Doe

Season 2 Episode 3

How to Fire Your Boss

Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Mar 08, 2008 on Hallmark Channel
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How to Fire Your Boss
When CSA operatives start assassinating their mentors, Cathy connects the incidents to a secret mind control experiment, and she must discover who is behind it all before another agent kills their boss.

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  • Overall a very enjoyable hour or so of TV, with an interesting plot and some great leading actors to carry the action.

    I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality and content of this show, having expected a Hallmark made-for-TV movie to be lower quality than i am used to. But what i encountered was a plotted well, had good actors playing the important parts and fully occupied me for the length of the movie without resorting to explosions and unnecessary violence (not that i don't love unnecessary violence, lol, but it's nice to have a break every now and then!).

    How To Fire Your Boss is actually the first of the Jane Doe movies i have watched, and i have heard people saying that this is the best of the lot, so i may have started in the right place. The plot for this movie covers the puzzling murder of a senior CSA (i think i have that right) agent by a junior agent in their command, with no motive and a suspect with no memory of the event. Agent Jane Doe is called in to support the investigation under her boss Frank Darnell. The characters investigate the unfolding details using investigation and enquiry, rather than waving their guns around and running down corridors (which is what i come to expect from tv detective movies) and this makes a refreshing change. The situation is backed up by some nice breaks created by Cathy's (Jane Doe's real name) home life, which is not over-sweetened or over-done.

    Things that stick in my head are the excellent acting by both leads (Lea Thompson and Joe Penny) - they have good chemistry and carry the important scenes well - some great backing music (specifically composed for this, not mainstream tracks) and just the overall feel that people took care over this film. It was also interesting to see a few familiar faces, such as Erin Gray (Wilma from Buck Rogers).

    There were a couple of bumps where i either felt a minor-part actor left a little to be desired or a plot-device was a little silly, but they only occurred once or twice and didn't ruin my enjoyment of the film. I'll certainly be checking out the rest of the Jane Doe movies, and hoping we'll have a new one for 2009.moreless
Shashawnee Hall

Shashawnee Hall

Mitch Evans

Guest Star

Erin Gray

Erin Gray

Laura Sands

Guest Star

Stanley Kamel

Stanley Kamel

Dr. Jared Fox

Guest Star

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