By Ray Rahman
Updated August 26, 2015 at 02:51 PM EDT
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  • TV Show
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  • TNT
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New York City in the 1960s. Sound familiar? But don’t expect any Don Drapers here: This is Hell’s Kitchen, not Madison Avenue. Edward Burns produces, writes, directs, and stars on this nonprocedural period drama about a corrupt but fair-minded cop squad charged with enforcing the city’s morality laws. And while the setting and subject matter are gritty, the show is a bit too slick; Burns and his partner (Michael Rapaport) often talk like they are on Mad Men. Gloss aside, Morals can be impressive in its slow-burn storytelling, and scenes are often visually stunning. Imagine a basic-cable Boardwalk Empire—interesting, but not intriguing just yet. B

Public Morals

2015 series
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  • TV Show
seasons
  • 1
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status
  • In Season
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  • TNT

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