The last time I typed the words “Bone Collector” into anything, I was googling videos of Larry Williams -- a streetball legend who was just obliterating the ankles of his opponents with some of the sickest crossovers I’d ever seen. This time around I’m doing it in reference to NBC’s reimagining of Jeffrey Deaver’s best-selling crime novel, which also spawned an acclaimed film of the same name back in ‘99, The Bone Collector. NBC’s crack at this story, titled Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector, is definitely a fresher, more modern version of that classic thriller, but the differences go much further than that. Created by series writers Mark Bianculli and VJ Boyd, and starring Arielle Kebbel as NYPD Officer Amelia Sachs, and Russell Hornsby as the titular character, this new series might just have the best parts of not only every version of itself, but also of some other classic tales of mystery.
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