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Mary Shannon is a U.S. Marshal in the witness protection program who spends her time relocating federal witnesses.. Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Mary works with her partner, Marshall Mann, to place criminals and innocent witnesses into new lives. When not putting her life on the line to protect federal witnesses, Mary attempts to manage her dysfunctional family, including overly dependent mother, Jinx, and younger sister, Brandi, both of whom live with her. Between work and family, Mary has little time for boyfriend Raphael Ramirez who plays minor league baseball.
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After I lifetime in law enforcement, I don't like cop shows. The vastmajority of them take themselves waaaay too seriously, and Hollywooddisplays very little understanding of how cops and police departmentswork. Oh, they have their technical advisors who show them how cops dotactical stuff, and they do manage to get that stuff mostly right, butit's the day to day stuff that they screw up. For example, how manytimes have shows depicted a detective leaving some major department andgoing to another city and immediately becoming a detective? Sorryfolks, it just doesn't work that way. I don't care if you have a goldshield in the Big Apple, it you move to another state, you're going togo through the entire testing process all over again, go throughanother academy, and start out as a junior patrol cop working a beat.So I don't like cop shows. Except.....Mary Shannon has to be the most irascible, sarcastic, cynical, wry,blunt pretend LEO to ever pin on a TV badge. I love every minute sheand Marshall are on the screen. Whoever writes for the show, especiallythe dialogue, is a genius. Practically every other line Mary utters issomething that I wish I had thought of. At the same time, I identifywith both her partner Marshall, and her supervisor Stan. Mary is thesort of partner and subordinate that you love to work with whilesimultaneously dreading whatever they're going to do next.The show is hardly a model of realism, but I've given up on Hollywoodever getting that right. I watch the show because I want to see Marycause Stan to pull out the rest of his hair, to hear her lay into somepompous FBI agent, to tell some protectee or family member just what anidiot they are, or to cause Marshall to go off on some existentialtangent. You go girl!!
Love this show - Have just watched all 3 seasons back to back and loveit - i'm now getting withdrawal symptoms waiting for Season 4 . I Lovethe interplay between Marshall and Mary, and how she copes with such ascrewed up family life . I hope that this show runs and runs for manymore seasons. To hear more Marshallisms and to see whether or not theyeventually get it together as its so obviously Marshall is in love withMary. Think they should bring back Eleanor thou it was so funnywatching her and Mary Bitch at each other.The Guest actors they have had so far are of high calibre with thelikes of Alison Janney & Joshua Malina. Roll on Season 4
Okay, the premise is about a tough-talking, smart female U.S. Marshallagent Mary Shannon played by the wonderful Mary McCormack. She works ina predominantly male world but she acts more like one of the guys thanone of the girls. Lesley Ann Warren plays her mother, Jinx, with twodogs. McCormack is truly a professional and team player and the role issuited to her real-life personality. She did not get this far withoutbeing tough in this business. I didn't think I would like this show butI did to some extent. The show is set in Albuquerque, New Mexico whichis change from Los Angeles where they do film on location. It's adecent show but it's not that great. It's not because of McCormack'scharacter but it's because it's so similar to everything else ontelevision today. Anyway, she plays a tough and rough attractive U.S.Marshall who handles witness protection witnesses who usually don'tfollow rules in the first place. She is not allowed to discuss her workwith her family who thinks she runs errands. She has a drug-addictedsister and a mother who spends more time with her dogs than with herkids. In a way, Mary has raised herself and her family. She also has alover, Raphael, on the side but she claims it's only sexual. Herpartner and her have more chemistry to me. The show is filmed in NewMexico which it gives a more authentic nature. I think the chemistrybetween Mary Shannon and her partner, Marshall Mann, played equallywell by Fred Weller is quite apparent. Despite coming across as roughand tough, Mary Shannon has a softer, vulnerable side that does comeacross. But in a man's world or business, you have to be more of a manthan a woman. The job of U.S. Marshall is not easy and in fact it'sdifficult to find out information because they are sworn to secrecyuntil death so she couldn't get the information regarding theprofession that she portraying on screen. While I think the show hassome originality with the U.S. Marshalls premise, the show needs towork on character development. Why is Jinx single? Was she widowed ordivorced? How come Mary Shannon seems to be more of the dominantcharacter in the household? Given time and possible another season, itcan develop into a well-meaning thought provoking show. Mary McCormackcan prove that a woman can still be feminine and be masculinesimultaneously. I kind of enjoy how she is aggressive with some of themen in custody. It's kind of fun of watching a man get his but kickedby a tough-talking and acting woman.
I've been a fan of Mary McCormack since I first saw her, when sheplayed Howard Stern's wife in "Private Parts", and she had a terrificrun in "The West Wing", playing a character not all that different fromthe one she plays here. As another poster has said, she makes the wholeshow work (as far as it does). She's smart, funny, sexy, has a greatway with a line and is much more in control of her professional lifethan the train wreck that's her personal life. The premise of the showitself is interesting, but the main problem with the only episode I'veseen so far--the pilot--is, as has been noted, that the story was weakand somewhat convoluted and, overall, tended to sink down into typicalcop-show clichÃ©. It doesn't seem to quite know if it wants to be a copshow with comedy or a comedy with cops, and that's something they needto figure out before the show goes much further. Also, IMO, she needsto get a new partner. The guy she has now seems to be more like anAbbott to her Costello except more glib and smarmy. Either he shouldtone down the cheap "seen-it-all" cynicism and wiseass attitude or theyshould just get someone else. His character really doesn't work. AndI'm sorry, but Lesley Ann Warren just doesn't work as Mary's mother,either. She's too much of a caricature--not to mention yet another TVsitcom clichÃ©, the ditzy yet sexy middle-aged mom--to be believable.Mary McCormack is pretty much the only reason to watch it right now.With some tweaking--mainly in the writing and casting--it could be areally good show, on a level with USA's superb "Burn Notice". But itwill need a fair amount of work, and Mary McCormack deserves betterthan what they've done with it so far.
I'm not really a fan of TV crime shows, but new series always give methe chance of experiencing some fresh air - so I check them out. Inthis case, I was glad I did. The pilot started off slow, but afterabout 30 minutes (it was 90 minutes total w/commercials), it actuallybecame interesting and stayed that way to the end. Subsequent episodeshave kept up the momentum.One novel aspect of the show is that its about a lady marshal inAlbuquerque, New Mexico. She's in charge of people in the "witnessprotection program" who have been assigned to her area. She cautionsand reassures them that since 1970 (when the witness program started),"No one who has followed the rules has ever been harmed." Powerfulwords. Can they comply? When things go wrong, can she protect them? How canshe keep their identities safe - even from the local police?Aside from the setup, the show is ultimately interesting because she'sfun to watch. She's sassy, witty, playful, smart, responsible ... andphysically tough. I recommend watching an episode; if the leadcharacter grabs your interest, then you're likely to enjoy the show.
The basic plot is that there is a team that tries to help victims finda new life through the 'witness protection program'.It's been hailed as brilliantly witty and sexy..I sadly must havemissed the witty and sexy parts while watching this dreary dullshow...The two leads are very unconvincing as cops...I mean at onepoint I thought I could easily grab the gun off either one of em...Thejokes and witty banter fail to entertain...While the whole personallife thing just adds to the boredom...More importantly the show could have been more serious, by showing thelives of the people within the program, how they have to suddenly leaveeverything behind, in order to live...But this show is not likethat...Should have perished after season 1, but it seems it hasreturned with its second season..Oh...my...
It may take a while for you to get "into" the new USA cable show, "InPlain Sight," starring Mary McCormack as a tough U.S. marshal whose jobis Witness Protection. But if you stay with it, your patience will berewarded, a hundredfold.McCormack plays Mary Shannon, a U.S. marshal working in Albuquerque,protecting people whose testimony is needed in federal prosecutioncases. She is rough and tough, a grown-up tomboy; but she also has atender side, especially with her lover, Raphael (Chilean heartthrobCristiÃ¡n de la Fuente).But Mary's back story is almost as compelling as her day-to-dayproblems at work. It seems her father walked out on the family when shewas six, leaving behind Mary, her younger sister Brandi, and a wreck ofa mother, Jinx (beautifully played by the Oscar-nominated Lesley AnnWarren). Jinx has become an alcoholic, Brandi is a drug-hazed layabout,and it's up to Mary to pay the bills for her dysfunctional family. A gloomy scenario, perhaps; but the "In Plain Sight" writers have somefun with it, occasionally veering off into comedy episodes, like "Neverthe Bride" in Season One. This is the first time we get to see Mary ina dress -- a wedding gown, actually -- as she reluctantly agrees toplay Maid of Honor at the wedding of a witness she is guarding. Foronce, we find ourselves laughing out loud at the antics on screen, asMary and her fellow WITSEC agent, Marshal Marshall (you read thatright), go after the bad guys, who have the nerve to show up DURING thewedding!Among the more serious episodes -- and these are "don't miss" -- are"Trojan Horst" with guest star Dave Foley as right hand man to anotorious assassin named "Lola," and Season 2's "A Stand-Up Triple,"which brings Mary face to face with a family whose miserable lotmirrors her own family's wretchedness.A great show, and I hope it continues running forever.Cheers, Dan
This is the story of U.S. Marshall Mary Shannon, a very angry womanwith daddy issues that spends every moment of her life making sureeverybody around her is has miserable as she is but for some weirdreason everyone loves her. As for her family, well there's herself-centered alcoholic mother and a very dumb sister and finally aboyfriend that she has absolutely nothing in common.The onlyinteresting part of this show are some of the people that enters thewitness protection program and fall under the jurisdiction of MarshallShannon. I've seen a lot of good shows being cancelled over the yearsand I'm flabbergasted that this show remains on the air year afteryear.
I spent 21 years as a sworn law enforcement officer working in thepatrol, training, and evidence divisions. Before retiring I wasadmitted to give opinion evidence in the field of finger and palm printidentification, development and preservation of latent evidence in thatfield in both the District Courts of the State of Texas and beforeFifth Judicial Circuit of the Federal Court System. Further I alsoretired from the military as a senior Noncommissioned Officer E-7.I have generally enjoyed the majority of your Law and Order series,with few exceptions. Having had the opportunity on several occasions towork with Deputies of the US Marshals Service, I looked forward to theinauguration of your new series. Having seen the first three offeringsI am severely disappointed.I have no doubt that by now disgusted Deputy Marshals around thecountry cringe in horror when ever your show is mentioned. The plotsare contrived and unbelievable, unlike the greater majority of the Lawand Order series.Especially your last offering. Unbelievable. Two allegedly experiencedand firearms qualified Deputy Marshalls fired, (assuming 13 rd 9mmmagazines) a minimum of 91 rounds in the general direction of bad guysstanding in the open Â she fired two magazines (26 rds) from the insideof the vehicle; he fired from the rear of the car after getting backup, assuming at the apparent rate of fire at least one 13 rd magazine.They both fired two full magazines (total of 52 rds.), standing infront of the car as the baddies were fleeing to their car while alsoreturning fire.One baddie and one Marshall took a hit. The baddie what looked like aminor if painful through and through in the upper muscle of the rightarm, and the marshal a serious sucking chest wound in the right chest.During the inevitable after action review normal in any agencyfollowing a shooting incident, they both would have been called toaccount for their lousy shooting if for nothing else in the entireprocedural comedy of errors. I have over the years qualified on a regular basis first with the .38and .357 revolver, later with the .45 government model, and later withthe 9mm Glock and Berretta Model 9 and FS 92. As a civilian policeofficer we were required to qualify every 6 months, and in the militaryannually and before deployments. I have to wonder if either of these"Deputies" have ever fired anything other than subsonic blanks in propfirearms.I won't even start on the quality of either the acting or the characterdevelopment of the principles.
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this show. Our comment was that itlooks like Hollywood people actually can write. We prefer characterdriven shows and the characters are great. There is whimsy and greatinterplay.The plot was complex but only because more than one story overlappedand the pilot should probably have been 2 hours instead of 90 minutesto help develop some of the themes and the characters, but there was noproblem in following what was happening.I hope the relationship between Mary and Raphael develops. Sheobviously wants more but sees herself as either not capable of such arelationship or because her job won't let her have a solidrelationship.But will she develop a relationship with detective Dershowitz? Thatwould be interesting.We look forward to the next episode.
I had not seen this on TV so took a chance on the DVDs and howimpressed I have been. An absolute treat.There is a strong sub-plot to supplement the main one in each episode,with Mary's work and home life issues in constant conflict and turmoil,a scenario which is handled well be the writers. Mary McCormack, who Isaw first in the West Wing, plays her part beautifully and the show isenhanced by excellent scripts with some wonderful one liners(particularly in the later episodes when the team have admin supportfrom the feisty Eleanor Prince). Granted that at times the language maybe a little "choice" but accept that and enjoy the story, thecharacters and the whole covert world of witness protection.
Mary McCormack is the only believable actor/actress i have seen in apolice drama series since Helen Mirren in the early Prime Suspectstories. She is not like your Without a Trace or Numbers cops, thatseem to be posing for every shot, or putting folders over there bodiesto cover up the fact that they are going to have a baby, MaryMcCormack's character in "In Plain Sight" is the reason to watch thisprogram, she really is amazing, as a in your face, don't give a damn,down to earth veteran US Marshall the stories are not bad, gettingbetter in fact, some of the other cast are a bit hammy, , so what, overall its an entertaining show, with some great one liners, plenty ofaction and i can only hope that the networks realize that they havelittle gem of a series here and give it a fair chance, and not kill itoff before it starts, so to speak.
A pathetic attempt to recreate Psych, In Plain Sight is an epicfailure. The writing is not only tacky and stale it is at some timesneedlessly offensive. For example in the pilot in the main characters'first exchange the writers had them talking about what is 'retarded'and what is not. I know some people roll their eyes when they hearsomeone talk about how the use of that word is offensive but it is. Itis the exact same thing as using the N word. And just a random otherproblem I have: why is it that in pretty much every scene in thewitness protection agency office the only people there are MaryMarshall and their boss? Why can't they hire extras?Then there is the character development or I guess I should say theLACK of character development. Not one of those characters could evenbegin to pass as people in the real world. Maybe they're in theresomewhere in the writing but the acting is awful. Could Mary's sidekickpartner be any more bland? And the mother and sister? Leslie Ann Warrenwas funny in the occasional guest appearance now and then on sitcomslike Will and Grace but I do not under any circumstances want to watcha plot line revolving completely around her. Then Mary herself is justyour basic tough female cop. I can't even think of any more words todescribe it its so boring and conventional. Also, when she talks itsounds like she has a mouth full of spit or a retainer or something.Its a source of great annoyance to me, if shes going to be the maincharacter on a TV show she should at least know how to use her voice. Ido not care about a single one of these characters. I don't care ifthey live or die. I don't care if they find love or end up alone. Idon't care if they take drugs or drink themselves into oblivion andthat is a HUGE problem. If I do not care about the characters then whyshould I watch it? I keep watching it hoping it will get better like Burn Notice did butto my amazement it just keeps getting worse and worse. do not I repeatDO NOT watch this show. Its an hour of your life you will never getback.
This is one of those shows that if given enough time will develop aloyal following. I have watched 5 episodes so far. I talked mygirlfriend into sitting down for the pilot and she was hooked. MaryMcCormack does an excellent job of showing a flawed characterstruggling with a dysfunctional family and the evils of herjob(protecting and hiding criminals in Witness Protection). Fred Welleris excellent as her laconic partner. Paul Ben-Victor is dead on as thenot-quite-aware section chief of the U.S. Marshall's Service. The showsare well-crafted and allow Ms. McCormack ample opportunity to zing herco-stars with great one-liners. The developing back-stories on herfamily show great promise. Lesley Anne Warren is an over the topversion of the mother no one wants to claim as their own. She's ahard-drinking "good-time" girl who likes men, a LOT. Nichole Hiltz isher sexy, ditzy sister who is attracted to trouble. The cast is a lotof fun to watch and I am going to be rooting for them to be renewed fora second season.
This is a great show, despite being predictable now and again. I lovethe characters and I love the soundtrack. Both Mary and Marshall arecomplicated and interesting people. Mary's family is as crazy as anyfamily can be, but as the saying goes, every crazy family is crazy init's own way. I wish we knew more about Marshall's life because he'seasily one of the most interesting men on television, despite having nopersonal life whatsoever. He's well read and wry and very patient andinsightful. Only drawback: I miss Robert Dershowitz! My husband and I blew a rainy Saturday watching one episode after thenext on Netflix. As rainy Saturdays go, it was a good one.
I did not expect much from this show, but it was available on Netflixinstant demand and I am glad is was a choice. I find the show quiteamazing. Mary's character is very realistic -- the woman that has emotions (aswe've seen a handful of times when she let's the tears go), yet letsvery few people see them, and is consistently hard and cold toward herfamily, love interests, etc. She is the person that holds the familytogether and she has been able to do that because she is hard and cold-- or perhaps she became hard and cold because of the responsibility,regardless, I like that the show is consistent. A wonderful addition is the new office manager. her relationship withStan, the boss, and Mary, the bull, is well written. The scene whereMary attempts to apologize but she refuses the apology saying, "maybetomorrow, but not today" was great -- she didn't crumble because shewas having a bad day. These are written in a way that make thesecharacters believable, real life characters.I do find that the supporting cast is straightening out there livesjust a little too quickly - the first season they were great with howthey constantly ganged up on Mary, but season two they are allmagically better so worry that as is the case with many a great showruined by a main character that becomes someone other than who we weregiven when we fell in love with the show. I keep dreading the time whenMary will become soft, lovely, fake Mary. Please don't do that to thisshow. Until then, I will keep watching it and loving it.
After all the hype and promotion that USA was giving this show, InPlain Sight turned out to be an average show, something that just feltlike NBC rejected and sent to its second tier network.I have been a big fan of past USA show, especially Monk, Psych and BurnNotice, yet this show is disjointed and the plot was confusing. Theshow as supposed to be the story of federal marshals that hide peopleas part of the Federal Witness Protection Program, but quickly became abad cop show with an attempt to solve a local murder of a young man whoparents were in witness protection.There is another story stranding through about Mary McCormick'scharacter and her disjointed family life. Both stories were poorly puttogether and just typical clichÃ© TV. Still, there is something to thisshow with an original idea and will, IMHO, develop into a decent show.So, worth a look and it has lots of room to get better. USA, make itabout witness protection people and not just another cop show and youwill keep me watching.
With the addition of In Plain Sight, it's official...the summer cableshows like The Closer, Saving Grace, Burn Notice and Damages are somuch better than anything the major networks have to offer during the"regular" season. Love the chemistry between Mary and Marshall. Lovethe quick quips and the realistic dialog. And the addition of a finelooking black detective with the unlikely name of Dershowitz for Maryto butt heads and crack wise with is pure gold.I do agree that the mother and sister are best in small doses, but theydo provide a nice slightly off-balance counterpoint to the thoroughlyprofessional handle Mary has on her work life. One line describes therelationship beautifully: in replying to her n'er-do-well sister'squestion about why Mary won't just get rid of her defective car, shesays "because, like my family, I love it a little more than I want tokill it." The people she's protecting have been getting better andbetter with each successive show. The most recent, David Foley, was areal hoot as an assassin's middleman.All in all, I don't care if it's not exactly as law enforcement woulddo it. I'm not looking for authenticity in a summer show. I'm lookingfor fun, and In Plain Sight has it in spades.
It may take a while for you to get "into" the new USA cable show, "InPlain Sight," starring Mary McCormack as a tough U.S. marshal whose jobis Witness Protection. But if you stay with it, your patience will berewarded, a hundredfold.McCormack plays Mary Shannon, a U.S. marshal working in Albuquerque,protecting people whose testimony is needed in federal prosecutioncases. She is rough and tough, a grown-up tomboy; but she also has atender side, especially with her lover, Raphael (Chilean heartthrobCristiÃ¡n de la Fuente).But Mary's back story is almost as compelling as her day-to-dayproblems at work. It seems her father walked out on the family when shewas six, leaving behind Mary, her younger sister Brandi, and a wreck ofa mother, Jinx (beautifully played by the Oscar-nominated Lesley AnnWarren). Jinx has become an alcoholic, Brandi is a drug-hazed layabout,and it's up to Mary to pay the bills for her dysfunctional family. A gloomy scenario, perhaps; but the "In Plain Sight" writers have somefun with it, occasionally veering off into comedy episodes, like "Neverthe Bride" in Season One. This is the first time we get to see Mary ina dress -- a bridal gown, actually -- as she reluctantly agrees to playMaid of Honor at the wedding of a witness she is guarding. For once, wefind ourselves laughing out loud at the antics on screen, as Mary andher fellow WITSEC agent, Marshal Marshall (you read that right), goafter the bad guys, who have the nerve to show up DURING the wedding!Among the more serious episodes -- and these are "don't miss" -- are"Trojan Horst" with guest star Dave Foley as right hand man to anotorious assassin named "Lola," and Season 2's "A Stand-Up Triple,"which brings Mary face to face with a family whose miserable lotmirrors her own family's wretchedness.A great show, and I hope it continues running forever.Cheers, Dan
This show is absolutely terrible and I cannot believe it is beingbrought back for a second season. The show does look intriguing fromits trailers, but upon actually watching the show, it is contrived withawful writing. The one-liners that are supposed to look spontaneous are not humorousat all, and poorly delivered at that. The show constantly implies howits lead character is incredibly attractive, but she's not really. As far as procedurally, I'm sure really Federal Marshals cringe whenthey hear this show's name. Its awful, but don't take my word for it, watch it for an episode andsee if you agree.