Burden of Truth Review 2018 TV-Show Series Season Cast Crew Online
Creator: Brad Simpson
Stars: Peter Mooney, Kristin Kreuk, Star Slade
Review: The story has been done a dozen times before and this version is a poor imitation of the 2000 Universal picture Erin Brockovich that starred Julia Roberts for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress.
The premise is the teenage girls of a small town are coming down with a mysterious illness so a big city female lawyer named Joanna Hanley (Kristin Kreuk) who used to live in the small town called Milltown returns home to fight a local steel mill who has been dumping toxic waste near where the girls play soccer. Although the girls are healthy enough looking with no significant weight loss, the sick girls all still have a full head of hair and they all look like they could do shampoo commercials but yet they are all twitching uncontrollably and their hopes and dreams are now shattered so a lawsuit is the only way to settle a hefy financial settlement.
The female lawyer Joanna Hanley who plays Samson goes to court against the Goliath law firm owned by her own creepy father David Hanley (Alex Carter). There are far too many secrets in Milltown and it would appear that Joanna Hanley’s creepy father is responsible for impregnating more than one mother and loving then leaving them.
The musical score usually used to maintain some level of dramatic effect would have been better suited for a public washroom so people would not want to stay too long. After watching the entire 10 episode mini-series and listening to the constant dribble from the on again off again townspeople’s strained relationships Mrs. Shullivan did eventually apologize to me for making me sit through this poorly executed dramatic mini-series.