Fichtner, who did a long stint on "Prison Break" (and has headlined short-lived dramas like "Invasion" and "MDs"), does some solid work as the damaged American, and the ensemble as a whole — including Donald Sutherland as a lawyer at The Hague who helps authorize the group's existence, and Tom Wlaschiha (Jaqen H'Ghar from "Game of Thrones") as the German tech expert — is strong. The production values from shooting in Europe are also excellent, and other than some shots of the Eiffel Tower to establish location, the show doesn't suffer from the need to put a major landmark in the back of every shot when the cops go from country to country.
There's potentially a very interesting show about cops from different cultures, with different methods of policing, learning to work together. Based on the pilot, at least, "Crossing Lines" just treats all that as window dressing for the same old, same old.
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