Starring: Kiefer Sutherland, Meta Golding, Enid Graham, Rob Yang, Walt Klink, Jason Butler Harner, and Charles Dance
Creators: Glenn Ficarra and John Requa
Be it 24, Touch, or Designated Survivor, Kiefer Sutherland is infinitely watchable as a series lead, and while it may not reach the heights of some of those others, Rabbit Hole is an entertaining Sutherland vehicle (with a devilish Charles Dance riding shotgun). Where it falters, however, is in trying to be too clever. Its focus on conspiracies is interesting, but things become so convoluted between multiple story threads and flashbacks that it genuinely becomes hard to follow. I wish they had kept a more singular focus because, as it stands, I’d rather see a different project from Kiefer than a return to this character.
Rabbit Hole is a weird show in that I was engaged for every episode, but when standing back to look at the entire season, it’s a mess. The biggest problem is that it’s unnecessarily convoluted, to the point that I would often forget what the overarching mystery was. In fact, I accidentally skipped an episode and didn’t even notice until a few days later. That’s how little the serialized storyline truly matters. Still though, on a week-to-week basis, Kiefer Sutherland and the episodic schemes kept me coming back. So, as disposable, conspiracy-driven television, it’s fine, but it’s not the reason to subscribe to Paramount+.