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Murder in the First

Series Summary
A complex case proceeds for a full season in this scripted drama, co-created by Emmy-winner Steven Bochco and newcomer Eric Lodal. Homicide detectives Terry English and Hildy Mulligan, partners in the San Francisco Police Department, head the investigation. English is a former Marine with plenty of experience as an inspector, while Mulligan is a sexy, self-assured officer who doesn't flaunt her attributes. Their relationship is strong and fearless because solving crimes is the top motivation. Fellow SFPD colleagues are thoughtful David Molk and his tough partner, Edgar Navarro, and the squad supervisor is candid Lt. Jim Koto. Now, Silicon Valley tech whiz Erich Blunt is on their radar as a suspect in two seemingly unrelated murders.

Air Dates: 2014 - Present

Genres: Crime drama

Network: TNT

  • Season 1, Ep. 10 : Blunt the Edge Aug 11, 2014

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    Inspectors English and Mulligan discover a series of shocking secrets while trying to solve the Kevin Neyers murder.

  • Season 1, Ep. 9 : Family Matters Aug 4, 2014

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    The department investigates a death involving a drug-addicted socialite and her playboy husband; Terry and Hildy discover that key witnesses in the Kevin Neyers case have recanted their statements.

  • Season 1, Ep. 8 : Win Some, Lose Some Jul 28, 2014

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    The trial against Erich Blunt reaches a dramatic conclusion, and attorney Warren Daniels considers calling Blunt to the stand; Terry suspects that a previous investigation had significant holes.

  • Season 1, Ep. 7 : Suck My Alibi Jul 21, 2014

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    A key witness in the Cindy Strauss murder case turns up dead; Terry and Hildy set out to find the truth; Erich Blunt's attorney tries to prove his innocence.

  • Season 1, Ep. 6 : Punch Drunk Jul 14, 2014

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    Erich Blunt is put on trial for the murder of his flight attendant; Terry decides to start making amends; Hildy begins to reconnect with her ex-husband.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • Bochco and his team of writers find more character depth than we commonly see on TNT & USA programming, which is nice, but the show does feel a little flatter and more predictable than fans of Bochco’s best shows may expect. The mystery may be dull but the cast finds a way to elevate it. show more

  • With a season-long focus on a single case, the story has plenty of breathing room, and the San Francisco setting feels particularly natural. As unnecessary things go, Murder is exquisite. [13 Jun 2014, p.75] show more

  • Murder in the First, a masterfully paced balance of tricky whodunit and character development, seems to have benefited from both Bochco's hits and the misses, as well as the cable-led experimentation with shorter seasons. show more

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