This is the main issue for the US adaptation of the Israeli Kvodo series, Your Honor (Sky Atlantic). This is a good man’s story, revealing dark truths about himself and his ability to compromise under pressure.
The man is a judge in New Orleans, Michael Desiato. It is played by Bryan Cranston, who you can recall playing Breaking Bad, Walter White. It was a decent man’s story, revealing stark facts about himself and his ability to compromise and pervert himself.
All of that has been washed away, Your Honor. It’s called Breaking the Basics. However, it starts with an exciting and poignant car accident and a long drawn-out death scene.
I haven’t been this nervous since Christopher Eccleston pulled himself out of a house and down the street in Cracker, bleeding to death. After that it goes downhill in terms of style. We see Michael for the first time in court, where he murders a police witness.
He has secretly investigated the officer’s allegations against a black single mother and believes the cop is a bigot who lies. You see, he’s a nice guy. Do you understand what I mean? You think? Dr. Kildare from Louisiana.
READ MORE: – New Amsterdam Season 3: Another Wonderful Hour of Television Came From New Amsterdam.
Your Honor is enhanced by consistently excellent results. Cranston, of course, brings all the creativity, subtlety, and loyalty he brought to Walter White into this weaker stuff. Hunter Doohan as Adam does an excellent job of invoking the fight of a young boy old enough to be haunted by unwarranted guilt, but too young to believe that if he puts his burden down, he will die
Your Honor is too methodical and strict for his own good, despite an evocative setting and an excellent cast. …… Your Honor will be one of the most compelling dramas of the year.