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'Lone Star' Series Premiere: Living Two Lives (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Sep 21st 2010 1:30AM
'Lone Star' Series Premiere: Living Two LivesIn order to be a successful con man, you have to be adept at living a double life. But what if you feel like going straight? If you've been living a lie for years, can you suddenly change course and become an honest man? That's the question posed in the premiere of 'Lone Star' (Mon., 9PM ET on Fox).

[Warning: Spoiler alert.]

Bob Allen (James Wolk) is two different people. In the suburban town of Midland, Texas, he's "Robert" -- a grifter who cheats local investors while living with his cute (yet clueless) girlfriend Lindsay (played by Eloise Mumford). Meanwhile, 400 miles away in the big city of Houston, he's "Bob" -- and he's married to Cat Thatcher (Adrianne Palicki), the daughter of an ultra-rich oil magnate. In Houston, he plays the part of the "perfect" husband, although he's also trying scam money from Cat's father Clint (Jon Voight).

Are we following all of this so far? If it's complicated to understand, imagine how stressful and confusing it must be to live it on a day-to-day basis. And so, when Clint Thatcher offers Bob an real job, our "hero" sees a chance to straighten out the tangle that his life has become.

However, Bob doesn't want to go completely straight. There is, for instance, an additional wrinkle. He's in love with his wife and his girlfriend -- and he has plans to marry Lindsay, while remaining Cat's husband. Dude! That's bigamy! That's some major bigamy, right there.

Allen's plans are made more complicated by the presence of his con artist father. John Allen (David Keith) doesn't seem very excited by the prospect of his son reforming his life. Even when Bob offers him an honest job, his dad is unimpressed: "I did not spend my life 'hunting an elephant' to get a job. This is about moving to an island filled with topless women -- not dragging my a** to a cubicle every day!" He then orders Bob to return to his career of cheating and lying. Gosh -- how helpful! With parental advice like this, it's easy to see how Bob has gotten a little screwed-up.

Will Bob manage to turn into a semi-honest man? How's the whole "two wives" scheme going to work out for him? This is only the first episode of 'Lone Star,' so doubtless, there are many more twists and turns still to come.

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Normally I don't like watching drama on TV but this pilot is outstanding!!! Really really good, cant wait for the next episode.

September 21 2010 at 10:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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