Chicago Code shoots on the waterfront
8-Mar-11 (Above) Jason Clarke (left), playing Chicago police detective Jarek Wysocki, and Billy Lush (right), as informant Liam Hennessey, perform a scene overlooking Wacker Drive and the Chicago River east of Columbus Drive in an episode of The Chicago Code that aired Monday evening. In the background at upper left are Wrigley Building and Trump International Hotel & Tower.
The episode, OLearys Cow, included a short scene at 333 North Wabash (below), in costume as FBI headquarters. The woman in lower right is actress Jennifer Beals, who stars in the weekly Fox TV series as police superintendent Teresa Colvin.
Entering the southeast corner of the building at left are actors portraying Colvins sister and brother-in-law, accused of selling access to Colvin. In the background is the south plaza of 333 North Wabash. (Click on images to view larger versions.)
Reviews mostly good, ratings mostly low
13 episodes have been produced. Five episodes have aired, including the pilot on February 7.
Ratings are not high. Reviews are generally favorable but mixed. Gripping television, raved The Hollywood Reporter but Variety called it mostly entertaining. Paige Wiser of the Chicago Sun-Times gave it three-and-a-half stars.
Former Chicago police officer Paul Heubl, a former Marina City resident who is now a private investigator in Los Angeles, says the show is entertaining with top-quality acting and rich characters.
I have to say Chicago has never looked better in film, wrote Huebl recently in his blog, Crime, Guns and Videotape, and the Chicago cop props are first rate and authentic.
By Steven Dahlman | Loop North News | Published 8-Mar-11 11:23 PM