Rabbit Hole – The DVDfever Review – Paramount+ – Kiefer Sutherland

Rabbit Hole Rabbit Hole is a new Paramount+ thriller which brings Kiefer Sutherland back to the fore, first drinking in a bar, watching his favourite football team – or ‘soccer’ as they call it in the US, since they’re losing, he quickly retorts, “DAMMIT!”, like Jack Bauer in ‘24‘.

After meeting and getting on very well with a woman called Hailey (Meta GoldingThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2), are things going well for him for a change, or is he being spied on? Is his new character, John Weir, as paranoid as Bauer could be? Well, John only ever pays buy cash, no cards or smartphones. So, very Jack Bauer!

Meanwhile, with one company’s stock tanking in Tokyo, causing one bigwig to sell all their stock, and John’s client scooping it all up at a bargain price, our hero is accused of insider trading. Well, he’s on top of his game in whatever they need to carry out, so far, this felt like an episode of BBC1’s Hustle, where John and his team work together to con marks out of their money.

But then, at a rather inopportune moment, John finds himself accused of something major which I don’t want to divulge, but safe to say: What a kerfuffle!

Is he being set up? And if so, by who? Well, something’s amiss to have caused his life to go completely awry, and he’ll spend the next 7 episodes trying to get to the bottom of it. No time in episode 1, since it’s setting up the plot, in a fairly slow opener, but it’s clear that Hustle is out the window, and it’s chase/spy-thriller time.

It stretches credibility, of course, but while we’re not expecting a huge amount of originality, and we know that nothing will quite match the dizzying heights of ‘24‘ at its peak, Rabbit Hole is entertaining enough.

So far I’ve seen two episodes, and the second one includies flashbacks to when he was a child, with unresolved issues to figure out.

UPDATE on full series:

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Rabbit Hole is not available to pre-order on Blu-ray or DVD, but is on Paramount+ from Monday March 27th, with two episodes available at launch, and then weekly episodes.

Rabbit Hole – Official Trailer – Paramount+

Detailed specs:

Running time: 45-60 minutes per episode (8 episodes, weekly)
Release date: March 27th 2023
Studio: Paramount+
Format: 2.00:1

Series Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa, Daniel Attias
Producers: Norman Denver, Thomas Aguilar, Michael J Ballin, Nick Pavonetti
Creators: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Writers: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Music: Siddhartha Khosla

John Weir: Kiefer Sutherland
Hailey Winton: Meta Golding
Josephine ‘Jo’ Madi: Enid Graham
Edward Homm: Rob Yang
The Intern: Walt Klink
Dr. Ben Wilson: Charles Dance
Valence: Jason Butler Harner
Liv (Olivia) Bonen: Alexandra Castillo
Morgan Shaw: Matthew MacFadzean
Xander Arnaz: Jonas Chernick
Eliza Wells: Maia Jae Bastidas
Chloe Madi: Elisa Campanella
Wilhelm Morello: Stephen Bogaert
Young John Weir: Graham Harvey
Barry Merrill: Dean Armstrong