During pilot season, the shorthand description for "Lone Star" was a latter-day "Dallas" with a con man at its center. It does the new show a disservice, though, because aside from the fact it uses the oil business as a backdrop, it couldn't be much more different from the saga of the Ewings. Thanks in large part to a riveting lead performance from James Wolk, "Lone Star" is Zap2it's No. 1 must-see show of the fall.
Wolk plays Robert (or Bob) Allen, the aforementioned con man, a guy with a natural gift for the game whose talent has been nurtured by his father (David Keith). He's living a double life, involved with two women (Adrianne Palicki and Eloise Mumford) and running multiple cons -- and yet somehow we end up rooting for the guy. The big question at first will likely be whether Robert/Bob gets found out, but it also feels as though there's a rich enough world that even if (or when) that does happen, the story won't grind to a halt. We can't wait to see where "Lone Star" takes us.
-- Rick Porter, Zap2it