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Close to Home is a legal drama that tears away the facade of suburbia to reveal that sometimes quiet and tranquil streets can hide the darkest of crimes. Annabeth Chase is a young, aggressive prosecutor with a perfect conviction record who tries the cases that come out of her own neighborhood. Returning to work after having her first child, Annabeth is ready to take on the most difficult cases, fueled by her passion to protect her community and her family. Challenging Annabeth's legal strategies is her new boss, Maureen Scofield, a no-nonsense lawyer not afraid to push her hard. Leading the team is Steve Sharpe, who is one of Annabeth's biggest supporters but is concerned about how her cases will play in the media. Annabeth's husband, Jack, is devoted to their family and is a rock for her to lean on when the challenges of her job start to infringe on their home life. Written by SoMeONe

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Needed better writers, not a cast change
19 December 2007 | by (CA) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed watching this show as I've enjoyed Jennifer Finnigan in other things she's done, especially those few appearances on another fave, Dead Zone, but was not happy with the cast change and the disappearance of Christian Kane as Jack Chase and the introduction of David James Elliott (of JAG fame) as the new character, ADA Jimmy Conlon. It changed the whole flavor and atmosphere of the show, and I must admit, I watched it less the second season than I did the first. It's CBS's loss.

I hope Jennifer gets a show which is written well enough for her to show what she can do, and does many more guest appearances on Dead Zone, that is, if USA ever figures out how to market a hit show.

And I hope David James Elliott gets his own show, with him as the lead, not added to someone else's show as an attempt to make up for lame plots.


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