Television: Loaded Gun, Empty Heart

In the snappy, sexy, engaging Karen Sisco, a U.S. marshal gets bad guys and looks for one good one

The title character of Karen Sisco (ABC, Wednesdays, 10 p.m. E.T.), a U.S. marshal in Miami, spends the first episode with an ugly bruise at the top of her left breast. You can read this image three ways: 1) here is a cop not afraid to get hurt bringing in the bad guys; 2) here is a new TV babe with a "Look over here!" sign above her decolletage; 3) here is a woman with a wound over her heart.

Sisco works on all three levels: action, sex and emotion. As in Out of Sight, the 1998 movie (adapted from Elmore...

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