This is the most important issue for the US adaptation of the Israeli Kvodo sequence Your Honor (Sky Atlantic). This is a good man’s tale, which reveals dark truths about himself and his ability to compromise under pressure.
The guy is a judge in New Orleans, Michael Desiato. It’s played by Bryan Cranston, whom you can recall playing Breaking Bad, Walter White. It was a decent man’s tale, revealing grim facts about himself and his ability to compromise and pervert himself.
Everything of that has been washed away from Your Honor. It’s called Breaking the Basics. It does, however, begin with a suspenseful and harrowing car crash and a long-drawn-out death scene.
I haven’t been this nervous since Christopher Eccleston pulled himself out of a house and into the street in Cracker, bleeding to death. After that, things go downhill in terms of style. We first see Michael in court, where he is killing a police witness.
He has secretly investigated the officer’s allegations against a black single mother and believes the cop is a bigot who lies. You see, he’s a nice guy. Do you see what I mean? Do you think so? Louisiana’s Dr. Kildare.
Your Honor is elevated by consistently excellent results. Cranston, of course, brings all of the creativity, subtlety, and loyalty he brought to Walter White to this weaker stuff. Hunter Doohan as Adam does an outstanding job of evoking the struggles of a young boy who is old enough to be afflicted by an unjustified sense of guilt, but too young to believe that if he puts down his load, he will die
Your Honor is too methodical and dour for its own good, despite an evocative setting and an excellent cast. …… Your Honor is shaping up to be one of the year’s most riveting dramas.