OK, I watched this film only because I am a Robert Parker fan. Wowser- I really enjoyed it. Who'd a thunk that Tom Selleck could really steal the show? He is the antithesis of what I would think of as a Parker man. But, oh, how wrong I was.
Selleck or Jesse as he likes to be known, has come to Paradise, Massachusetts after a tough time in California. He comes to this small town and becomes their sheriff. Paradise, as it turns out, is a place that attracts crime. This time a mother comes looking for her missing son. He was born seven years ago and taken the day of his birth. She is sure he is still alive, and someone sent her a note saying 'your son is loved'. Jesse is not keen on taking up this case but one of his staff, played by Kathy Baker, takes it on, on her own time. The town fathers are not happy with Jesse, not enough speeding tickets, so his job is on the line. He is helping a fellow cop, chief of the state's homicide bureau, when both are shot. This is another mystery to undertake. But, it seems Jesse is up to all challenges, and he meets them head on.
A lot of humor, some implied sex, danger, and the city of Boston is featured. A good film and now I may be hooked into watching the series. Gotta know what some of the references in past shows are all about.
Recommended. prisrob 06-01-13