Dick Wolf's newest series FBI, which aired on NBC with three Chicago series (Chicago Fire–P.D.–Med) and Law and Order: SVU, has been broadcasted on CBS since 2018. The series made its premiere on September 25, 2018, and has shown 60 episodes during 4 seasons so far. As it can be easily understood from the title of the series, it mainly focuses on crimes that were dealt with by the New York office of the FBI. Dick Wolf, Craig Turk, Arthur W. Forney, and Peter Jankowski are the executive producers of the series. Craig Turk is also the director of the series.
The Plot and The Characters
The cast of FBI consists of Jeremy Sisto, Zeeko Zaki, Mac Brandt, Sela Ward, Chris Carlock, and Josh Evans. Special Agent Maggie Bell is a detective whose husband is known as dead at the beginning of the series but Maggie also started to find some clues about her husband’s sudden death. Special Agent Omar Adom, called Zidan, is a Muslim detective who graduated from WestPoint and just came back from a mission in Afghanistan. Maggie and Omar are partners who know very little about each other at first but as time passes they start to know each other better. Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jubal Valentine is the main coordinator at the office and he arranges all the people according to the cases and also provides the flow of information between the detectives and the office. Kristen Chazal is an agent who has great skills in technology and she easily finds the necessary documents and information about the cases in a very short time. During the episodes there appear some other characters in the FBI office according to the cases. We can say that the series devotes its last minutes to the characters in each episode. In other words, as we watch, we can discover deep loneliness and problems of the characters that arose from their past, but as expected, this does not affect their job performance in the FBI at all.
Unfortunately, the stories in the FBI that tell us about federal crimes by their nature do not use this important advantage strongly enough because they are stuck in stereotypical crimes and criminal profiles. Of course, there is a very important deficiency in the narrative of the subject and the resolution of the events. The FBI, which set out to tell you about the feds, presents us with heroes who repeat what the police do in different series. It is not surprising that the IMDb score of the series is stuck at 6.4, when the main characters of the FBI who make people say that it would be better not to overestimate it as Federal, also fail to make people say wow. In addition, the FBI agents are deal with the crimes just against the state but here the agents are shown the scenes that are completely about New York Police Department like murder, robbery, or attack to ordinary people. Therefore, it makes the series uninteresting as we think of the number of the series on CBS about NYPD.