THREE PINES: SEASON ONE
Starring: Alfred Molina, Rossif Sutherland, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Tantoo Cardinal, Clare Coulter, Sarah Booth, Anna Tierney, and Roberta Battaglia
Creator: Emilia di Girolamo
If you enjoy low-stakes crime procedurals, Three Pines is about as mild as you can get. Alfred Molina is engaging in the lead, but he isn’t asked to do much, while the cases themselves never conjure much intrigue. I will say that the season structure adds a nice change of pace to an overcrowded genre. The eight-episode season is essentially four, two-hour movies, with each episode pairing featuring a different case while an overarching, season-long investigation happens in the background. It’s not essential viewing (think Murder, She Wrote meets a dime store paperback), but it’s better than watching Law & Order reruns for the umpteenth time.