A former heavyweight boxing champion struggles to find his identity after retiring from the ring.

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 Patrick 'Lights' Leary (14 episodes, 2011)
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 Pops (13 episodes, 2011)
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 Theresa Leary (13 episodes, 2011)
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 Johnny Leary (13 episodes, 2011)
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 Ava Leary / ... (13 episodes, 2011)
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 Daniella Leary / ... (12 episodes, 2011)
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 Barry K. Word (12 episodes, 2011)
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 Death Row Reynolds (11 episodes, 2011)
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 Katie Leary / ... (10 episodes, 2011)
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 Margaret Leary (9 episodes, 2011)
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 Hal Brennan (8 episodes, 2011)
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 Dylan (7 episodes, 2011)
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A former heavyweight boxing champion struggles to find his identity after retiring from the ring.

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Refreshing new drama
3 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I started watching this show in a hotel room on a business trip to Dallas. I was instantly hooked. This show is about a man, a good man, and a great boxer, trying to keep his family together at all costs. The acting is first rate and the casting was spot on.

This show is also about boxing, as art. Boxing itself is a character in this show and the folks at FX do a great job of really making boxing quite compelling.

I must say that at the ripe old age of 28, Lights Out has me interested in boxing, really interested for the first time. Yes, it's brutal, but the show owns up to that and is unflinching in its portrait of this savage and beautiful sport.

I'm interested to see where the plot goes and how long FX can milk the whole 'comeback' aspect of the storyline. It has the potential to evolve into more than that. FX is making great shows and Lights Out is a testament to their creativity. You won't be disappointed with this one. It's a hit.


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