The Evidence

Season 1 Episode 6

Wine and Die

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jun 17, 2006 on ABC

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  • Unexciting at best; derivative at worst.

    This episode is a prime example of why this show was not renewed -- or, if there has been a reprieve, it should be reconsidered. It harks back to the days of Murder She Wrote and Matlock in that even if there is a mystery, the clues are so frequent and obvious that the ending has been given away within the first 5-10 minutes. This would not be so bad, except even the twist at the end is banal. I suppose in the age of Law and Order, CSI, and other shows that thrive on the unexpected, the creators were attempting to inject some change into the genre. However, uninspired writing, lack of focus on the detective work, minimal gestures at solving Cole's mystery, and too much time spent on characters' personal lives in throw-away shots set to music or conversational digressions leave me longing for either a solid mystery or a traditional procedural. It's a waste, at the very least, of Martin Landau's talent; he deserves better.