Essentially it’s not difficult to imagine the pitch meeting where A&E said “yes” to its first unique dramatization in quite a while: “It resembles ‘Intercession’ meets ‘Mission: Impossible’ — all dependent on a genuine person!” That reason, nonetheless, feels agonizingly slight in the debut, notwithstanding Benjamin Bratt’s indifferent exhibition as “outrageous interventionist” William “The Cleaner” Banks, who bounced back from individual dependence on become a kind of divine messenger — having made a solemn vow to God to help addicts get perfect. To degrade a ’60s articulation, following 60 minutes, most who drop in will long to block out.
As a recuperating someone who is addicted, Banks seeks after his redemptive activity under the attentive look of his better half (Amy Price-Francis), from whom he was momentarily offended; and their two youngsters, the more seasoned of whom (Brett Delbuono) appears to be irritatingly antagonistic even by TV high schooler norms.
While adjusting life at home, Banks additionally facilitates an incoherent, ragtag pack he uses to do his missions of kindness. They incorporate the coy Akani (“Battlestar Galactica’s” Grace Park) and free lipped Arnie (Esteban Powell), who continues to express untoward things that make his supervisor need to punch him in the mouth.
There’s likewise a bit of “The Equalizer” here, because Banks takes on a task (apparently every week) to save some hapless boob with a monkey on their back. In the pilot, it’s a youngster whose mother is willfully ignorant about his gem meth propensity.
“Get the group together. We got a child in difficulty,” Banks snaps after a fundamental gathering.
That’s right, that is generally the degree of discourse, where the hero’s correspondence with God goes over for the most part as modest work — an alternate route to clarify the situation with his relationship with his significant other and certain colleagues. Chief David Semel (working from individual executive maker Robert Munic’s content) likewise utilizes a split-screen gadget to no genuine reason, while all the yelping into walkie-talkies feels extensively exaggerated without, say, public safety yet to be determined.
“Galactica” fans will without a doubt appreciate seeing Park in seriously complimenting attire, however the supporting characters don’t actually jump out of the case, and Bratt’s inward disturbance appears to be a drained gadget, even with the bona fides of genuine motivation supporting it.
A&E bet vigorously on “The Sopranos” reruns to mark the channel, yet its coarseness and blue language in any case, “The Cleaner” doesn’t address the sort of hour bound to expand on that establishment.
Without a doubt, it’s anything but a town to bring up a youngster, however whenever they’ve coincidentally found medications, evidently, it’s anything but a SWAT group.