In Plain Sight follows the story of a Federal Marshall with the Witness Protection program who must hide her high-risk, high-impact job from her family. To those that know her, Mary Shannon is a glorified meter maid, but her real job is much more dangerous. She must oversee federal witnesses who have been relocated through the Witness Protection program and make sure that they stay safe.
In Plain Sight premieres on USA Network with a strong pilot episode that if you do check out you’ll be absolutely hooked. Perfectly casted and brilliantly written, the series bases itself around the world of Mary Shannon, a U.S. Marshal working in the highly secretive branch of the witness protection program who relocates Federal Witnesses. Some of these witnesses have criminal pasts, while others were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time and remain entirely innocent. However, the series isn’t all business. We also catch a glimpse into the world of Mary’s personal life, which is a complete mess to say the least. Her on-again-off-again boyfriend, played by Cristian de la Fuente, provides a steady source of complication and confusion to her world, her sister clearly has a drug problem, and her mother who is not only emotionally-challenged but is also unemployed. It’s not hard to see why Mary would want to bury herself into work to avoid outside matters. Shot entirely on location in Albuquerque, NM, In Plain Sight gives viewers a look into a world that television hasn’t previous examined, at least not to this degree and certainly not with characters like this.
Definitely check this one out, there’s nothing hidden here when it comes to the exceptional plots and clever dialogue.
Review by Emma Loggins