Murder in the First

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot

9
Aired Monday 10:00 PM Jun 09, 2014 on TNT
8.4
out of 10
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27 votes
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In the series premiere of this crime drama, two San Francisco detectives (Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson) investigate the murder of a junkie in a case that may be tied to a notable Silicon Valley CEO.

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  • Starts well but I don't plan to continue with this

    7.0
    This was a rather interesting pilot in that it put the lead's personal lives above the show's procedural aspects, making it more a show about people centering around a murder rather than a show about murder investigating with some focus on the people.



    Perhaps it's just an issue with trying to create believable people without gimmicks, but I didn't find much of interest in the leads. The presumed killer is a more interesting character, but not a riveting one.



    I like the fact that this show tries to offer a sense of reality. For example, the cancer-stricken wife looks like someone who is about to die, which is unusual for TV characters on death beds.



    Overall this looks like a solid show, and I'd probably watch a few more episodes if I wasn't already overwhelmed by the vast number of TV series in this modern age.moreless
  • Pilot

    6.5
    There are a number of shows out there like this, so maybe that's why I did not love it as the competition is so stiff, but the pilot for Murder in the First certainly could have gone so much worse. Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson do not have the greatest chemistry yet, but that could develop over time.



    They did set the stage by having some gruesome murders, yet not giving away too much yet. They are probably still figuring out whether they want to be True Detective or Criminal Minds. I just wonder how long the viewers will stay around while they do that.moreless
Taye Diggs

Taye Diggs

SFPD Homicide Inspector Terry English

Kathleen Robertson

Kathleen Robertson

SFPD Homicide Inspector Hildy Mulligan

Richard Schiff

Richard Schiff

David Hertzberg

Ian Anthony Dale

Ian Anthony Dale

SFPD Lieutenant Jim Koto

Raphael Sbarge

Raphael Sbarge

SFPD Homicide Inspector David Molk

Lombardo Boyar

Lombardo Boyar

Edgar Navarro

Geoffrey Blake

Geoffrey Blake

Howey

Guest Star

Anne Gee Byrd

Anne Gee Byrd

Betty Harbach

Guest Star

Sam Daly

Sam Daly

Stan Shaw

Guest Star

Charles Baker

Charles Baker

Chris Walton

Recurring Role

Jamie McShane

Jamie McShane

Justin Buenside

Recurring Role

Peter Onorati

Peter Onorati

Jimmy Salter

Recurring Role

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