Advertisements Premiered tonight (Friday Jan 10, 2020 my mom's 86th birthday) on NBC. Based on the character created by Jeffery Deaver. So what did everyone think? I'm kinda mixed on this one. I've read most of his books (Lincoln Rhyme or not), and really enjoy them. Saw the movie, but so long ago I don't remember much. I liked the cast, and the story moves along. So why the mixed feelings? First, they titled it after one book, one single case. There are over a dozen Lincoln Rhyme novels, so why just one case? Does this mean we spend every episode hunting for the BC? Or will it be a background yet ever-present story arc while we solve the Case of the Week? And if he finally solves it, does the series end? Or rename itself? Either way, I feel like they are starting with a fence around the potential story lines. I also thought they shoved too much into this first episode. We had to meet every character, resolve 2-3 crimes, and get background on anyone who matters. Just too much. It felt like an expositional cram job. We never had time to breathe, to absorb the story. This may just be S1E1 jitters, we'll see. Having said all this, I still liked it, and am looking forward to seeing how it develops. It was an enjoyable pilot, my above nits notwithstanding.