NBC’s new series Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector knocks stereotypes out of the park, busting classic archetypes with strong main characters who bring fresh perspectives to the screen. Arielle Kebbel kicks butt in her role as NYPD officer Amelia Sachs, using brains and brawn in the field, while her partner, brilliant quadriplegic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme (played by Russell Hornsby), capably directs the investigation—to which he has a personal connection—from home. We love this series because women and differently abled people are not the stars of the show nearly as often as they should be, but in Lincoln Rhyme, there’s no question that Rhyme and Sachs both embody empowerment.
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