Ever since the election of that misshapen humanoid queef to the Oval Office, we’ve tried to surround ourselves with a Disney-sized dose of positivity. (Which can be a great thing when you’re running late and our flock of cartoon birds helps tie our shoes.)
So a show like The Red Line presents quite a challenge for us. From gay producer Greg Berlanti, the limited series stars Noah Wyle as half of a mixed-race gay couple whose life is turned upside-down when his black husband is mistaken for a robber and murdered by a cop.
Don’t worry, no spoilers here. That was all in the two-minute trailer. What transpires is a study of race relations, prejudices that never go away, and the power within all of us to come together despite all of this.
The series will unfold over four weeks in two-hour chunks, which is the network television equivalent of binge-watching. It’s a show that’s far from feel-good, so we’ll probably pass on watching the whole thing for the time being.
But we’ll happily save it on our DVR to watch after President Buttigieg gets sworn in.
The Red Line
Premieres Sunday, April 28
8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. Central
Photo credit: CBS