Eleventh Hour In the tradition of Monk , The Mentalist , and, to an extent, Chuck , Eleventh Hour features a quirky genius ( Dark City 's… Eleventh Hour In the tradition of Monk , The Mentalist , and, to an extent, Chuck , Eleventh Hour features a quirky genius ( Dark City 's… 2008-10-09 Crime Rufus Sewell Marley Shelton CBS
TV Review

Eleventh Hour (2008)

Eleventh Hour | HOUR TRIP Shelton and Sewell
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HOUR TRIP Shelton and Sewell
EW's GRADE
C-

Details Start Date: Oct 09, 2008; Genre: Crime; With: Rufus Sewell and Marley Shelton; Network: CBS

In the tradition of Monk, The Mentalist, and, to an extent, Chuck, Eleventh Hour features a quirky genius (Dark City's Rufus Sewell) and his sensible female handler (Marley Shelton), who solve mysteries. It's a stale premise — and the drama does nothing to enliven the situation. Based on a British ITV series, this 
Jerry Bruckheimer drama feels more like a limp CSI spin-off, although Sewell, with his ominously handsome face and oddly grandfatherly voice, is a notch above. His superscientist Dr. Jacob Hood is summoned by the FBI on cases that involve...science. In the debut episode, it's human cloning; in another, it's boys suffering fatal heart attacks. But every case is filled with something you've seen before: hotheaded Southerners in coveralls; purry, evil older women; a
 plotline from The Name of the Rose. It's a procedural procedural. C–

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Originally posted Oct 03, 2008 Published in issue #1015 Oct 10, 2008 Order article reprints
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