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“Zero Hour” too implausible to engage in

Melissa Hayer Modified: April 24, 2013 at 3:31 pm •  Published: February 12, 2013
ZERO HOUR - "Strike" - Anthony Edwards - along with a dynamic ensemble cast -- returns to network series television in the dramatic adventure thriller, "Zero Hour," which will have his character, Hank Galliston, questioning everything and everyone he ever believed in - including himself. "Zero Hour" will premiere on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. (ABC/PHILLIPPE BOSSE)
ADDISON TIMLIN, SCOTT MICHAEL FOSTER, ANTHONY EDWARDS
ZERO HOUR - "Strike" - Anthony Edwards - along with a dynamic ensemble cast -- returns to network series television in the dramatic adventure thriller, "Zero Hour," which will have his character, Hank Galliston, questioning everything and everyone he ever believed in - including himself. "Zero Hour" will premiere on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. (ABC/PHILLIPPE BOSSE) ADDISON TIMLIN, SCOTT MICHAEL FOSTER, ANTHONY EDWARDS

 

Anthony Edwards returns to network series television in the adventure thriller “Zero Hour,” debuting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 on ABC.

The “ER” vet stars as Hank Galliston, the publisher of Modern Skeptic Magazine. Galliston’s career has consisted of exposing the truth about myths and unraveling conspiracies.

He is forced to implement in his personal life the skills he’s been using at work when his wife Laila (Jacinda Barrett) is kidnapped from her antique clock shop.

One of his wife’s clocks contains an item that is the reason behind her abduction, and Hank, his associates Arron Martin (Scott Michael Foster) and Rachel Lewis (Addison Timlin), and FBI agent Rebecca “Beck” Riley (Carmen Ejogo) begin a life and death mission to try and uncover the secrets related to what the clock contains and rescue Laila.

I’m glad to see Anthony Edwards back in a regular TV series, and the acting and locations featured in “Zero Hour” are almost enough to suspend disbelief and jump into the story.

But I found “The Da Vinci Code”-like show to be ultimately too far-fetched to invest in.

– Melissa Hayer

mhayer@opubco.com

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