Season One Episode Two Review
“Cakewalk” Airing January 18, 2011
Watch LIGHTS OUT on Tuesday nights at 10 PM EST on FX
January 17, 2011
By Lena Lamoray
LIGHTS OUT FX OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: Lights Out, from Executive Producer/Showrunner Warren Leight (In Treatment, Law & Order Criminal Intent), stars Holt McCallany (CSI: Miami) as “Patrick „Lights‟ Leary,” an aging former heavyweight boxing champion who struggles to find his identity and support his wife and three daughters after retiring from the ring. The financial downturn coupled with a series of failed investments leave him at a perilous crossroads – battling the urge to return to boxing or reluctantly accepting a job as a brutal and intimidating debt collector. Catherine McCormack (Braveheart) co-stars as “Theresa Leary,” Lights‟ wife who is finishing her medical residency; Pablo Schreiber (The Wire) as “Johnny Leary,” Lights‟ brother and business manager; and Stacy Keach (Fat City) as “Robert „Pops‟ Leary,” Lights‟ father and former trainer who runs the boxing gym owned by Lights. Clark Johnson (The Shield, The Wire) and Norberto Barba (In Treatment, CSI: NY) directed the pilot episode. Series Creator Justin Zackham (The Bucket List), Phillip Noyce (Salt) and Ross Fineman are also Executive Producers. Lights Out is produced by Fox Television Studios and FX Productions. FX has ordered 13 episodes of Lights Out, which was filmed in New York.
LIGHTS OUT “Cakewalk” Season One Episode 2 Review, Airing 1/18/2011
LIGHTS OUT began its journey last week and I know “Patrick ‘Lights’ Leary” made a huge impression on me. I enjoyed the pilot and I know that most of you did, too. Some people could not relate to Patrick’s goal orientated and nonchalant demeanor. I think Holt McCallany did an amazing job in the pilot and really represented the appropriate disposition of a boxer. Each episode of “Lights Out” increasingly becomes more compelling as the stakes are raised and we get closer to a possible rematch between “Lights” and “Death Row Reynolds”. “Cakewalk” is written by Warren Leight and directed by Norberto Barba.
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