Season One Finale Advance Review
“War” Airing April 5, 2011
Watch LIGHTS OUT on Tuesday nights at 10 PM EST on FX
April 3, 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 “War” Season One Finale Review, Airing 4/5/2011
LIGHTS OUT has been leading up to this monumental moment all season; the fight between ‘Lights’ Leary and ‘Death Row’ Reynolds is on. I know we have all been waiting for this and it is well worth the wait. The fight sequence is a masterpiece of beauty and precision. Holt McCallany and Billy Brown deserve awards for their performances and their dedication of their minds and bodies to roles that required so much from them, in order to capture all of the intricate movements that would be expected from professional boxers. This pinnacle episode of LIGHTS OUT will thrill you and break your heart, all at the same time because as we are getting the fight we have been longing for, it is also a reminder that the legend of Patrick Lights Leary will be just that.